Frank Bennardo is a Board Certified Professional Structural Engineer licensed in over 40 states in the US & Puerto Rico. He builds businesses that continue to reshape the engineering and construction industries.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Engineering Express®, Frank brings unprecedented service optimization and cutting edge technologies to building component engineering, product evaluation, and building envelope design. He launched an online plan store and engineering e-commerce platform, on-demand engineering calculations, and custom software that have spawned his other companies.
In 2005 he patented a unique modular Hurricane Netting System that encapsulates and protects structures during storms and built a company that produced the CAT-5 Netting System. In 2008 he pioneered technology that modernized building product evaluation data which is now EngineeringPlans.com. His pioneering work automating engineering processes has led to groundbreaking engineering technologies including providing on-demand engineering, digitally assisted product evaluations, engineering e-commerce platforms, and digital marketplaces for dozens of national brand-name clients. Frank has also created software for the task-based economy called TaskCloud.com to distribute and manage engineering projects internationally.
Frank is a nationally sought after building component and product evaluation engineering solution expert. He continues to expand his companies and is passionate about contributing to the engineering industry.
Office: (954) 354-0660 | Direct: (954) 520-7767
Graduate of Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, B.S.C.E., 1988
Licensed Florida General Contractor 1994-1998
Licensed Florida Professional Engineer, 1993, over 40 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
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 800 Miami Dade County , SBCCI, ICC, Texas TDI, AAMA, ASTM, 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.
Co-Founder of TaskCloud.com, a cloud-based Quoting – Project Management – Project Tasking system.
International Hurricane Protection Association
– President Elect, 2014
– Board of Directors, 2006-2011
– Board Secretary, 2012 & 2013
– Guest Lecturer for continuing education credits
Florida Structural Engineers Association, Palm Beaches current 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 Institute of Steel Construction, member
Fenestration Manufacturers Association (FMA), member
Colorado Sign Association, member
American Concrete Institute, member
Florida Engineering Society, member
– Past president 2009-2010, Broward Chapter
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
2020 Invited Speaker
2016 Dual Presentation Speaker
2013 Engineer of the Year Award
2012 Annual Appreciation Award Special Recipient
Speaker, Building Officials Association of Florida Annual Convention, 2019
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.
Accomplished signer-songwriter-composer, see FrankBennardo.com for more
Member, Krewe of Mid City, NOLA
Engineering Express is registered as an engineering firm and
Frank Bennardo, PE is personally licensed
as a Professional Engineer in the below states *
Maryland + D.C.
* Personally licensed, Corporate C/A pending
Other states to which we can provide engineering certification through a joint venture with an affiliate engineer include: California and Illinois. Licensure in other states quickly possible through our NCEES registration if project needs warrant. Contact the office to discuss your project’s special needs.
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.
Most recently, he co-founded TaskCloud.com – an online service that powers bidding – project management and project tasking to companies including Engineering Express. Unique site features include an unlimited number of users for a single fee, an innovative ‘file wall’ to allow collaboration of files, full task based freelance bidding in an Uber-style system, intuitive invoicing, collaboration, and more. The site seeks to increase its network of AE companies for shared talent, all rated for skills and performance.