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CBBEL Team Wins Excellence in Floodplain Management Award

In 2008, Indiana experienced a series of major flooding events of a scale that had not been seen in many years.  Resulting in three different federal disaster declarations and estimated total damages over $1 Billion. On September 6, 2018, during the annual Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (INAFSM) conference, the largest gathering of […]

Changes to Indiana’s Rule 5 Construction General Permit

There are changes coming to Indiana’s Environmental Rule 5 Construction General Permit (CGP). On May 23, 2018, IDEM notified the public of its intent to change the language in the Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) to replace the permit-by-rule process with language to allow the agency to administratively issue its general permit. If adopted, this change […]

Why I’m passionate about my job | Meet Jim Pence

A new member of the CBBEL team, Jim brings nearly 30 years of experience in civil engineering and also land surveying. As a project manager with CBBEL’s engineering department, Jim leads project design and manages staffing to bring projects in on time and within budget. His background is rich in roadway and utility design for […]

Why I’m passionate about my job | Meet Mark Kaiser

As a construction engineer at CBBEL, Mark has worked on a variety of projects including drainage improvements, road reconstruction, sewer improvements, and stormwater conveyance improvements. He provides a wide range of support for our clients including construction observation and engineering services, cost estimates, permits, specifications, evaluating bond reductions and pay requests, and plan review. Earlier […]

Why I’m passionate about my job | Meet Lori Gates

As a senior resource planner, Lori is responsible for environmental assessments, studies, and regulatory compliance for water resources and environmental projects. She works closely with clients on municipal, construction and industrial storm water quality projects and permits to help them maintain compliance with the NPDES stormwater permit program. In addition to mastering all things MS4-related, […]

Why I’m passionate about my job | Meet Siavash Beik

Siavash is CBBEL’s principal engineer, meaning that, in addition to managing complex water resources projects, he also provides technical advice and guidance for other project managers. Over his nearly 40-year career, his work has spanned projects including federal, state, and local master planning, flood control, flood mitigation, stormwater and drainage projects, and dam and levee […]

Thinking of conducting your own construction inspection? You may want to read this first.

With the ever-rising costs of civil construction, municipalities feel the pressure to save on project costs wherever possible. And, often, the construction inspection process is the first place they look to reduce project costs. On large projects in particular – roadways, bridges, underground tunnels and sewer networks – the idea of handling the inspection process […]

Why I’m passionate about my job | Meet Louis Caito

Louis Caito has been a part of CBBEL’s construction engineering team for more than a decade. He has worked with various clients, providing both part- and full-time construction inspection services on a wide range of projects such as dam improvements, stream restorations, street improvements and large tunnel projects. A Purdue grad and avid football fan, […]

Meet Jenny Leshney, CBBEL’s new director of engineering

CBBEL is excited to welcome Jenny Leshney, PE as our new director of engineering. Jenny joins us after nearly 13 years in the public sector as the city engineer in Lafayette. Through her role there she had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects ranging from drainage and streetscape improvements, to pedestrian bridges […]

Why I’m passionate about my job | Meet Al Walus

With 36 years of experience in the design and construction of large scale industrial and public works projects, Al taps his diverse experience to seek sustainable solutions for the infrastructure challenges facing businesses and communities. His experience includes managing capital improvement projects; collaborative planning, funding and implementing watershed restoration and improvement projects; and project management, […]