Arthur G. Bendelius, PE

Title: Engineering Firm Executive
Location:  Big Canoe, GA, United States

Arthur G. Bendelius, PE, Engineering Firm Executive, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in transportation tunnel ventilation and fire protection.

A fellow distinguished by the Society for American Military Engineers and the American Society of Heating, Mr. Bendelius is regarded in his industry as an expert in ventilation and fire protection in transportation tunnels including road, train and transit. His work leading site-testing in abandoned tunnels in West Virginia in the 1990s was instrumental in furthering the development to make these tunnels suitable throughout the region. Mr. Bendelius brings with him a grand total of 61 years of experience that has brought him around the world to every continent except Antarctica. He is also registered as an engineer in 23 states in the United States.

Much of Mr. Bendelius’ career has been with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, a multinational engineering and design firm. Notably in his tenure with the company, he achieved roles including senior vice president, vice president and assistant vice president. His early roles with the firm include regional manager in Atlanta, GA, as well as project manager and department head in New York, NY. He left the company in 1989 and joined Energy Systems Group, where he has made an impact as technical director, senior vice president, principal professional associate and regional manager. Today, he is known for his work at the executive level and as a presenter within his industry. Mr. Bendelius is also regarded for co-authoring two editions of the “Tunnel Engineering Handbook,” the fifth edition of “American Society of Heating Handbook Applications,” the 19th and 20th editions of the “Fire Protection Handbook,” the second edition of the “Handbook of Tunnel Fire Safety,” and “Fire & Smoke Control in Road Tunnels.”

Mr. Bendelius was the first engineer in his family. He was prompted to enter his profession because of his strong interest and talents in mathematics and science.  To prepare for his career, Mr. Bendelius earned a Bachelor of Engineering in 1958 and a Master of Mechanical Engineering in 1966 from the Stevens Institute of Technology. For his professional excellence he was named Atlanta Engineer of the Year in Private Practice and he was the recipient of the Harold R. Fee Alumni Award. To remain at the top of his field, Mr. Bendelius has been incredibly involved in committees and boards for prominent industry organizations including the National Society of Professors Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers, the National Council of Examiners, Engineers and Surveyors, the Georgia Engineering foundation and the National Fire Protection Association. Looking to the future, Mr. Bendelius intends to continue in his work while seeking new opportunities to make an impact in his field.

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