Frank L. Bennardo, PE, SECB

Frank L. Bennardo is a Board Certified Professional Structural Engineer licensed in 24 states* in the US.  He has utilized his talents to create companies that continue to reshape the construction industry.

As founder and President of Engineering Express®, Mr. Bennardo brings unprecedented corporate structure to building envelope and curtainwall consultation, building product evaluations, specialty structural engineering projects, and forensic engineering across America.

In 2005 he patented a unique modular netting system that encapsulates buildings and surrounding components and formed a company that produced the CAT-5 Netting System.  In 2008 he pioneered a unified structure for cloud-based building product certification performance data and created numerous nationally acclaimed web and mobile services through his corporation Endymion Blue. LLC. His work automating engineering processes has spawned groundbreaking engineering plan websites including pioneering the sale of engineering plans through Amazon Prime. He has automated calculations and engineering processes for dozens of major companies throughout the world.

Mr. Bennardo is a leading national glazing consultant, building component structural engineer, forensic expert, and building product evaluation consultant.  Mr. Bennardo has performed inspections and forensic expert witness testimony to thousands of damaged residences affected by storms in Florida, Texas, and the northeast.  He has also designed and performed glazing consultant management services for high rise structures in major US cities.

Mr. Bennardo continues to manage his companies, speaks at national events, and is active on boards in his fields of expertise.

* Note: 3 states pending, see full list below

Office: (954) 354-0660

Email:  Frank@EngineeringExpress.com

 

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CAREER

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  • Graduate of Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, B.S.C.E., 1988

  • Licensed Florida General Contractor 1994-1998

  • Licensed Florida Professional Engineer, 1993, 24 states in total (see below)

  • National Engineering Council NCEES Registered

  • Board Certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board SECB 

  • President and Owner of Endymion Blue, LLC, 2008-present

  • President and co-owner of CAT-5 Protection, Inc., 2005-2014

  • President, Founder, and Owner of Engineering Express® 2003-present

  • Florida Department of Transportation, Assistant Broward County Operations Engineer et.al, 1988-2000

Frank Bennardo PE and Governer Chris Christie discuss Superstorm Sandy Damage Recovery Events in Seaside Heights, NJ

Frank Bennardo PE with the International CEO of the Home Depot, Frank Blake discussing damage repairs during Superstorm Sandy

Other

 

  • Extensive design experience in residential and commercial storefront, curtainwall building envelope, and fenestration applications, specialty structural design, aluminum and light metal structures.

  • Substantial current working field knowledge of and diverse experience in residential and commercial new construction, additions, renovations.

  • Over 600 Miami Dade County , SBCCI, ICCTexas TDI,  AAMAASTM, and Florida Building Code Product Approval engineering package evaluations, validations, & certifications

  • Uniquely experienced in Storm Damage Evaluation and Forensic Engineering providing numerous expert witness testimony & depositions for work in many of the departments of Engineering Express® for storms across the east cost since 2004 and for the Florida Department of Transportation since Hurricane Andrew

  • Specialty work and substantial working knowledge in custom computer applications and resources to facilitate next-generation engineering utilizing technologies available including working knowledge of many web programming languages. Most are utilized on our expansive website which is maintained in-house.

OUTREACH

Frank L Bennardo PE Presents findings on Sandy to homeowners and industry peers

International Hurricane Protection Association

– President Elect, 2014
– Board of Directors, 2006-2011
– Board Secretary, 2012 & 2013
– Guest Lecturer for continuing education credits
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Florida Structural Engineers Association, Palm Beaches Chapter Board Director
– Board Chapter Past President 2014
– Board Chapter President , 2013
– Founding Chapter Board of Directors

Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA), member

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), member

American Society of Civil Engineers, member

Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE), member

National Society of Professional Engineers, member

American Association for Wind Engineering, member

American Concrete Institute, member

Florida Engineering Society, member
– Past president 2009-2010, Broward Chapter

Glass Association of North America, member

Florida Atlantic University Engineering Advisory Board

– Board Chair 2010-2012

Tulane University School of Science and Engineering Board Of Advisors
-Board Member, 2008-2012

ASCE Florida Annual Conference Presenter: ‘Product Approvals – How They Are Changing Construction In The Nation” – View online at www.fla-asce.org

Guest & Keynote Speaker for Tulane University Forums & ASCE New Orleans on topics of Wind Design & related hurricane preparation topics.

Guest Speaker/Lecturer at ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), FAPIA (Florida Association of Public Adjusters), SAME (Society of American Military Engieners), AAMA (American Architectural Metals Association, BOAF (Building Officials Association of Florida, Multiple Chapters)

Speaker, National Hurricane Conference, 2016, 2014

Frequent Guest speaker for the Broward County Building Officials and Inspectors Education Association

  • 2016 Dual Presentation Speaker
  • 2013 Speaker
  • 2013 Engineer of the Year Award
  • 2012 Annual Appreciation Award Special Recipient

Appeared on National Television Show Inside Edition, Engineering News Record (ENR), GANA Magazine (Glass Association of North America), Door & Window Magazine, World News, Professional Roofing Magazine, Storm & Security Magazine, Special Report: Hurricane Protection Advancements with Bryan Norcross, FSEA Magazine (Florida Structural Engineers Association), among others.

OTHER

Accomplished signer-songwriter-composer, see FrankBennardo.com for more

Member, Krewe of Mid City, NOLA KMC

LICENSURE

Frank L. Bennardo, P.E. is personally licensed
as a Professional Engineer in

Alabama

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Wisconsin

Other states to which we can provide engineering certification through a joint venture with an affiliate engineer include:  CA, AZ, WA, CO, NV, & NM.  Contact the office to discuss your project needs in these states.

OTHER COMPANIES

EngineeringPlans.com

Mr. Bennardo is the President and founder of Endymion Blue, LLC, a company evolving building product design plans since 2008.  That company produced the highly acclaimed ApprovalZOOM.com project, publishing data in real time to dozens of government agencies and trade associations from 2008-2016,  and has grown to become EngineeringPlans.com in 2017.  EngineeringPlans.com is a national registry of building product plans along with many innovative features to interact with them in the growing digital world.

Mr. Bennardo also co-owned CAT-5 Protection, Inc., which developed of the CAT-5 Hurricane Netting System. He has received a patent for his extensive research and development on a netting system that has been successfully deployed over areas such as houses, mobile homes, boats, cars, trailers, signs, lanais, and much more . The CAT-5 Net has been protecting against storms and severe winter weather since 2005 across the globe.