Please join Exponent in welcoming Dr. Robert Dennis, who recently joined our Construction Consulting practice as a Principal in the Hong Kong office. Dr. Dennis will be primarily focused on expanding construction consulting’s core services, construction claims and project advisory services, to clients in the Asia market. Since his experience includes generating opportunities across multiple practice lines, he also plans to actively market our firm’s primary engineering services.
Dr. Dennis has over 30 years of experience managing a broad variety of projects in industry, consulting and academia. After graduate school, he was hired by Exxon Research and Engineering Company as a Project Engineer. In a ten-year career with Exxon, he held several positions with the firm, including the Manager of Environmental Affairs at Exxon USA. Following Exxon, Dr. Dennis was a Vice President and Officer of Harding Lawson, a public engineering and construction firm. He was also a Partner at a Big Four accounting and consulting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and later was an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. Dr. Dennis is an experienced testifying expert in construction, environmental and other matters and has extensive international experience. His broad range of experience provides him with great insight into risks associated with large energy and infrastructure projects.
Dr. Dennis received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and M.S. in Environmental Health Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He received his B.A. in English Literature at Denison University. He is a P.E., registered in the states of Texas and Wisconsin.