Profile: Exponent Inc (EXPO.O)
29 Sep 2016
Exponent, Inc. (Exponent), incorporated on May 9, 1989, along with its subsidiaries, is a science and engineering consulting company. Exponent provides engineering and scientific consulting services to clients around the world. Its service offerings are provided on a project-by-project basis. It operates over 20 practices and centers in two operating segments: Engineering and Other Scientific, and Environmental and Health. Its Engineering and Other Scientific segment includes biomechanics, biomedical engineering, buildings and structures, civil engineering, construction consulting, electrical engineering and computer science, engineering management consulting, human factors, industrial structures, materials and corrosion engineering, mechanical engineering, polymer science and materials chemistry, statistical and data sciences, technology development, thermal sciences and vehicle analysis services. Its Environmental and Health segment includes chemical regulation and food safety; ecological and biological sciences; environmental and earth sciences; epidemiology, biostatistics and computational biology; occupational and environmental health risk assessment, and toxicology and mechanistic biology. Exponent serves clients in automotive, aviation, chemical, construction, consumer products, energy, government, health, insurance, manufacturing and technology, among others.
Engineering and Other Scientific
The Company's Biomechanics Practice uses engineering and biomedical science to solve problems at the intersection of biology and engineering. Its Biomedical Engineering Practice applies engineering principles to the medical field, including the evaluation of designs and performance of medical devices and biologics. It assists clients with characterization of cells, tissues, biomaterials and medical devices. The Company provides its services for building systems and components, including finding repair options. It evaluates problems with residential, commercial and industrial structures for insurers, attorneys and owners. Its evaluations include property inspections, testing, engineering analysis and the development of repair recommendations. In addition, it has worked with owners to assess and mitigate the risk of failure associated with hazards such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and aging infrastructure. It has assessed risks to high-rise buildings, industrial facilities, pipelines and nuclear power plant structures. Its Civil Engineering Practice provides expertise that includes geotechnical engineering, geological engineering, engineering geology, and geology to address a host of geo-failures, including landslides, foundation and retaining wall failures, pipeline failures, dam and levee failures, and construction claims.
The Company's Construction Consulting Practice provides project advisory, risk analysis, strategic planning, dispute resolution, delay analysis and financial damages services. Its projects include various sectors of the construction and engineering industry, which includes power plants, transmission and distribution facilities, petrochemical facilities, water/wastewater treatment plants, bridges and roads, rail systems, tunnels, airports, commercial buildings, institutional buildings, industrial and manufacturing facilities, sporting arenas and gaming facilities. It provides services to firms involved in the engineering and construction industry, including construction owners, lending agencies, engineering and construction contractors, subcontractors, designers, attorneys and insurance carriers. Its Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Practice offers a range of expertise to address issues for industrial, government and private clients. Its power engineers advise and offer guidance to clients on problems relating to electrical systems, including power generation, transmission and distribution. Its computer engineers and scientists work with high-tech industries and computer controlled applications to evaluate product safety and software reliability.
The Company's Engineering Management Consulting Practice provides expertise and response to assist clients with management consulting services related to technical issues. Its consultants provide services in the areas of asset strategy, technology strategy, regulatory strategy, asset planning, project management, engineering, construction, maintenance, operations and risk analysis. This practice services the electric and gas utility industries, including transmission, distribution, fossil fuel generation, nuclear generation and renewable generation. Its Human Factors Practice evaluates human performance and safety in product and system use. It also provides support assessing alleged false advertising claims for consumer products, foods and pharmaceuticals. Its Industrial Structures Practice provides planning, assessment, rehabilitation and dismantling analysis of load-bearing structures in approximately four particular areas, such as antenna masts, power plants, buildings and special structures, including refractories or tanks. The Company provides service in over 900 locations for a range of facilities, including telecommunications, wind energy and industrial chimneys. Its consultants provide inspection services related to construction and assess design deficiencies related to facilities, as well as assist its clients with the construction on their projects. Its Materials and Corrosion Engineering Practice provides solutions to clients' materials-based problems. Under Mechanical Engineering, the Company provides clients with alternative designs to determine potential vulnerabilities before failures occur, develop appropriate risk mitigation methods and provide post failure investigations.
The Company's Polymer Science and Materials Chemistry Practice consults with industrial, government, legal, insurance and individual clients regarding polymers and textiles used in diverse applications as well as chemical aspects of batteries, drug delivery systems, and other products that depend on manufacturing environments. Its Statistical and Data Sciences Practice consists of its Company's capabilities in statistical methodology and offers its expertise to serve clients at any and all stages of the empirical research process, including product development, manufacturing and regulatory stages. Its Thermal Sciences Practice provides expertise to assist clients in chemical, fire protection and mechanical engineering. Under Vehicle Analysis, the Company has performed investigations for the automotive, trucking, recreational vehicle, marine, aerospace and rail industries.
Environmental and Health
The Company's Center for Chemical Regulation and Food Safety includes both technical and regulatory specialists dealing with foods, and with pesticide and non-pesticide products, including conventional chemicals, biochemicals, antimicrobials/biocides, and products of biotechnology, cosmetics and industrial chemicals. Its ecological and biological scientists provide support on issues related to natural resources damages associated with chemicals and forest fires, international environmental disputes, ecosystem service assessments for businesses, climate change, ecological risk assessment, ecotoxicology, novel remediation methods, restoration of wetlands and other natural resources, development projects, resource utilization (mineral mining, oil and gas and wood pulp), genomic assessments, and the use of chemicals and other products in commerce. Its environmental scientists and engineers provide assessments and solutions to environmental issues. It offers technical, regulatory and litigation support to industries that include oil and gas, mining and minerals, chemicals, forest products, railroads, aerospace, and trade associations, and to municipal and government clients. Its consultants specialize in the areas of environmental fate and transport, environmental chemistry and forensics, hydrogeology, air toxics, modeling and monitoring, water quality and water supply, data analytics, remediation consulting, environmental engineering and waste management, climate impacts, and evaluation of environmental and social risks. Its health scientists apply epidemiology to examine and address complex health issues in a range of settings. Through the principles of epidemiology, the Company analyzes the interaction of host, agent and environment to reach conclusions about the causes and occurrence of disease in human populations. In its Occupational and Environmental Health Risk Assessment Center, the Company applies scientific processes to characterize and estimate health risks from exposures to chemical, physical, and biological agents in the workplace, home and outdoor environment. The Company works with its clients to resolve issues that affect the safe use of a range of substances.
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