Frank Bennardo is a Board Certified Professional Structural Engineer licensed in over 30 states in the US. He has utilized his talents to create companies that continue to reshape the engineering and construction industries.
As founder and President of Engineering Express®, Mr. Bennardo brings unprecedented corporate structure to building component engineering and product evaluations in industries such as glazing design, mechanical equipment, safeguards, canopies & sunrooms, and many other specialized building components across America.
In 2005 he patented a unique modular Hurricane Netting System that encapsulates buildings and surrounding components during storms 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 streamed this information to national government agencies and associations. His pioneering work automating engineering processes has spawned groundbreaking engineering technologies including providing semi-autonomous ecommerce pre-engineering channels for dozens of national clients and growing.
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 since Hurricane Andrew. He has also designed and performed glazing consultant management services for high rise structures in major US cities and has evaluated hundreds of building product components.
He continues to manage his companies, speaks at national events, and is active on boards in his fields of expertise.
Office: (954) 354-0660 Ext. 224
Graduate of Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, B.S.C.E., 1988
Licensed Florida General Contractor 1994-1998
Licensed Florida Professional Engineer, 1993, over 30 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.
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-Developer of TaskCloud.com, a cloud-based freelance task management system.
– 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
American Concrete Institute, member
Florida Engineering Society, member
– Past president 2009-2010, Broward Chapter
– 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.
Frank Bennardo, PE is personally licensed
as a Professional Engineer in the below states
Maryland + D.C.
Please note that Engineering Express has either applied for or operates as a firm in all primary states listed.
Mr. Bennardo is operating as a sole engineer when needed in a state engineering is requested in if the firm’s certificate of authorization is not yet received.
The map to the right us a US population density grid to illustrate we have the capability of assisting in nearly 99% of populated US locations.
Other states to which we can provide engineering certification through a joint venture with an affiliate engineer include: California & New Mexico. Contact the office to discuss your project needs in these states.
Since the firm’s engineers hold national NCEES records, we can obtain licenses in most of the states in gray if requested.
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.