Dennis K. Henning, P.E., BCEE, ENV SP, F.ASCE, who has over 43 years of diverse civil and environmental engineering consulting experience in all facets of civil infrastructure project development, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Henning’s experience ranges from performing environmental studies, through project planning and detailed design, to and through final construction. For the past 25 years or so of his career, he has been focused on transit and passenger rail planning, design, engineering and environmental projects, including for light-rail transit, commuter rail, streetcar/trolley, rail rapid transit, high-speed intercity passenger rail (HSIPR), bus rapid transit, light rail and commuter rail stations, transit park and ride lots, bus and rail operations and maintenance facilities, rail vehicle marshaling and storage yards, and other transit-related facilities. He has worked on transit and passenger rail project assignments in 20 cities and major metro areas across the U.S. and Canada, and HSIPR projects in four states – with a total project value in excess of $11 billion.
He has amassed significant experience and expertise in the areas of design and engineering management, design services during construction oversight, construction management, construction engineering and inspection services, QA/QC, performing independent design reviews and constructability reviews, participating in value engineering studies, managing project controls and construction management support services, and overall project and program management in the project areas of transit and passenger rail, highways/roadways, aviation, municipal infrastructure, and buildings and structures, as well as undertaking numerous technical and engineering studies.
His early career experience was in site surveying, site planning, design and construction management of aviation and highway/roadway projects, as well as in indoor air quality research and testing.
A significant period of Henning’s midcareer-level experience includes over nine years managing engineering testing laboratories and overseeing field and laboratory testing services for geotechnical investigations, construction materials testing and inspection services (soils, concrete, asphalt and structural steel – including welding and nondestructive testing), and building code compliance inspections, as well as performing and reporting on numerous specialized investigations, studies, tests and analyses in the context of both private and public sector infrastructure projects and other technical assignments.
Another unique aspect to Henning’s midcareer-level experience is the over five years he spent in environmental consulting managing and performing NEPA studies and investigations, and in preparing the required EA/EIS documentation for various civil infrastructure project types. But he also developed expertise in many other environmental areas, such as surface and groundwater quality; NPDES stormwater discharge permitting for construction, industrial and municipal activities; developing erosion and sediment control and pollution-prevention plans for numerous construction projects; and general environmental compliance and permitting, including USACE individual, general and regional permitting.