Dr. Bentivegna is a Professional Engineer (PE) and an affiliated consultant with Durability Engineers (DE). He has over 14 years of experience in durability engineering and materials consulting. Dr. Bentivegna’s focus areas are on durability, concrete materials, concrete, and rehabilitation and repair design due to concrete durability concerns. He specializes in forensic investigations, including determining the root cause of failures of concrete, as well as novel construction products and building materials. His experience concentrates on laboratory investigations accompanied by on-site investigation through visual, destructive and non-destructive testing (NDT), and correlation of findings between the field and laboratory.
Dr. Bentivegna is responsible for Durability Engineers’ (DE) practice for extending the service life of new and existing structures. He assists clients with the development of durability plans during preconstruction, pre-bid phase of projects, and the implementation of durability designs during the design and construction phases of work. For existing structures, Dr. Bentivegna assist with condition assessments and laboratory testing to determine the remaining service of life.
Dr. Bentivegna is registered as a professional engineer across several states and received his Bachelors from Georgia Tech and his Masters and PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is an active voting member at the American Concrete Institute (ACI), for 350B, 221, 201, 201J as well as the acting secretary for the new Durability Code, ACI 321. Dr. Bentivegna is a Task Group Chair for ASTM Committee C9.50 for Aggregate reactions in concrete and is a voting member for C09 Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, and Committee C01 on Cement.