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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, […]

Flood Resilience Planning – A Starting Point for Critical Infrastructure Protection

In our busy day-to-day lives, few of us think about the critical infrastructure that makes our way of life possible. We don’t recognize the interconnectedness of the roads we drive on, the places we work and learn and which provide our medical care, or the facilities that power all those places. And rarely, if ever, […]

Why I’m passionate about my job | Meet Jason Durr

Jason Durr is a South Bend area native, a golf-pro wannabe, and an expert at getting into a canoe. As the design team lead for CBBEL’s office in South Bend, he spends his time working with clients to create solutions for drainage and transportation projects. He has 20 years of civil engineering experience in both […]

Wetlands Exist in a Dynamic Regulatory Landscape that May Soon Change Again

Wetland regulation can be confusing, and with the changing political landscape, it’s likely to become even more so in the near future. Sarah Wright, an Environmental Resource Specialist with Christopher Burke Engineering and twelve-year veteran of wetlands consulting, offers guidance on how to navigate the waters of wetland regulation in Indiana for landowners interested in […]

Why I’m passionate about my job | Meet Jamie Furgason

From the first time Jamie waded through the creek in her backyard to check out all of the cool critters living in it, she knew that she needed to be out in nature. Jamie brings local knowledge and a creative approach to CBBEL environmental projects. As an environmental resource specialist, she performs wetland and natural […]