S. Richard Benton, FDBIA, P.E., F.ASCE
SR Benton & Associates
Rich Benton is a consultant to the engineering and construction industry providing consultant services and training to owners, design professionals and contractors, focusing on design-build best practices, acquisition strategy, proposal development, contracting for public works projects and leadership development programs.
Before consulting, he was Senior Vice President for the Pernix Group and also served 10 years as a senior executive with Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc. Prior to entering the private sector, Rich served with the US Army Corps of Engineers for 23 years where he served in a multitude of positions in construction, combat engineering, contracting and teaching assignments.
He is a Past President of the National Capital Chapter of DBIA and also serves as Chairman of the nationwide Leadership Committee. Rich is an Adjunct Professor on the faculty of George Mason University teaching courses in Construction, Project Management, and Design-Build.
He has a M.S. in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Applied Thermodynamics), both from Stanford University. He also holds a B.S. degree in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer by the Commonwealth of Virginia and a Designated Design-Build Professional.