S. Richard Benton, PE
Adjunct faculty, Construction Engineering
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 and job order contracting best practices, acquisition strategy, proposal development, contracting for public works projects, and leadership development programs. Previously he held executive positions with the Pernix Group (formerly Telesource International, Inc.), and Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc, following a full 23-year career with the US Army Corps of Engineers. He has been teaching in the construction engineering curriculum in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering since 2008. His varied background and experience in the construction industry, coupled with extensive teaching experience allows him to bring practical knowledge into the curriculum.