The Exponent name is recognized for its integrity, objectivity, independence, and professionalism. Our corporate core values drive a commitment to client service that enables us to provide consistently high quality work to clients worldwide. For nearly 50 years we have provided engineering, scientific, environmental and health consulting services to corporations, insurance carriers, government agencies, law firms and individuals. The firm has been best known for analyzing accidents and failures to determine their causes, but in recent years it has become more active in assisting clients with human health, environmental, engineering and regulatory issues associated with new products or processes to help prevent problems in the future.
Our multidisciplinary organization of scientists, physicians, engineers, and regulatory consultants brings together more than 90 technical disciplines to address complicated issues facing industry and government today. We employ the best and the brightest from the major academic institutions around the world as well as technical specialists from a variety of industries. Over 50% of our staff hold a Ph.D. or M.D. in their chosen field of study.
With its roots in Silicon Valley, Exponent has offices located in the United States, Europe and China.
Exponent's senior leadership team is comprised of individuals that have made significant contributions not only to the firm, but also to the scientific community and in business. Most have had successful careers as practicing engineers and scientists at Exponent, other consulting firms, major corporations, government, and academic institutions.
Exponent is traded on the NASDAQ exchange (stock symbol EXPO). Please visit our Investor Relationspage for specific information on the financial performance of the firm.
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Failure Analysis Associates (FaAA) was founded in Palo Alto, California, in 1967 when three professors from Stanford University and two engineers from Stanford Research Institute (SRI) decided to pioneer a new field - investigating how and why failures and accidents occur. FaAA initially provided engineering expertise to the legal and insurance industry. In the 1970’s, the Company continued to expand its accident investigation services while also responding to the increased engineering requirements of the utility and nuclear power industries. In the 1980’s, the Company added new engineering and science disciplines including civil engineering, structural engineering, electrical engineering, biomechanics, data analysis/statistics, human factors and visual communication services. We were well-known and respected for our independent investigations on some of world's biggest engineering accidents and failures and we expanded our office footprint outside of California.
Exponent has worked on a number of well-known investigations over its nearly 50 years in business. Many of these projects have been featured in print, cable or on-line.Click here to learn more about these investigations.
ISO Certification and GSA Information
Quality. The hallmark of Exponent services.
To confirm our commitment to quality, Exponent's quality management system is independently assessed against the most recognized and comprehensive international standard for quality management systems, ISO 9001. We are proud to say that the quality management system at Exponent successfully complies with the ISO 9001:2008 standard; the ISO 17025:2005 standard; US Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Part 50, Appendix B; US Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Part 21; and the respective advertising policy for each registration, accreditation, approval, etc.
Click herefor a PDF version of Exponent's certificate of registration to ISO 9001.
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
Schedule Type: Professional Engineering Services (PES)
FSC Group: 871
Contract Number: GS-23F-0390K
Contractor Period: 8/17/2005 - 8/16/2020
Contractor Name: Exponent, Inc.
Address: 149 Commonwealth Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025