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Dennis Chambers

Dennis Chambers




  • BSCE, WVU, 1968
  • MSCE, WVU, 1974

Dennis C. Chambers grew up in Elizabeth, West Virginia and graduated from Wirt County High School in 1963. He attended West Virginia University and received his BSCE degree in 1968. During college summers, he worked for West Virginia Department of Highways on the interstate construction of I-77 and l-79. He received his MSCE, specializing in soils and construction materials engineering, from WVU in 1974. Mr. Chambers was an officer in the US Army Reserves from 1970 through 1976, eventually attaining the rank of Captain.

Mr. Chambers joined General Analytics, Inc. of Monroeville, Pennsylvania in March of 1971. In 1974 General Analytics, Inc. changed its name to the GAI Consultants, and he became a senior engineer. In July of 1975, Mr. Chambers started Triad Engineering Consultants of Morgantown, WV with two of his WVU graduate school professors, Dr. Roger Seals and Dr. Lyle Moulton. Mr. Chambers was the first full-time employee of the firm. The firm began by specializing in geotechnical engineering services and, as the projects of the firm developed and expanded, several other employees were soon hired.

Triad Engineering Consultants continued to grow and expand with the addition of key engineers, and performance of additional engineering services. The company opened an office in Charleston WV in 1979, which eventually became the St. Albans office. Over the years other offices were opened and developed Winchester, Virginia; Greensburg, Pennsylvania; Hagerstown, Maryland; and northern Virginia near the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Mr. Chambers was involved in the development and growth of the company, but continued to perform engineering work for many projects through his years at Triad Engineering. Most of his projects were in the general area of northern West Virginia. Mr. Chambers retired from Triad Engineering Inc. in 2007 as a Senior Vice President and Manager of the Morgantown Office. The company, which he had initiated, had a staff of over 250 employees, 6 offices in four states and had been listed several times in the Engineering News Record list of US Engineering Companies.

Mr. Chambers continues to perform a few selected consulting projects working as Chambers Associates in Morgantown. He is registered as a professional engineer in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland. Mr. Chambers is still active with the Morgantown Chapter of the West Virginia Society of Professional Engineers (WVSPE) and the Northern West Virginia Chapter of AACE International (Cost Engineers), and he has been an officer or President for many years.

Mr. Chambers married Cynthia Boswell, a graduate civil engineer from WW, and they have two children, Edward and Virginia. Edward is a senior in Mechanical Engineering and Virginia is a junior in Industrial Engineering at WVU.