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New guidance available soon to help communities reduce the risks of fluvial erosion hazards

Indiana’s cities and towns work hard to protect their communities from the hazards associated with flooding. They study flood maps and develop ordinances to limit the potentially devastating impacts that flooding can have on their residents. But, it’s not just floodwaters that are worrisome. Fluvial erosion – the erosion caused by flowing water and moving […]

Why I’m passionate about my job | Meet Heather Buck

Resource planner Heather Buck has always had an affinity for water, having first studied it through a microscope at a very early age. At CBBEL, she has conducted many chemical, physical, and biological water quality assessments for various types of projects. She also flexes her public meeting muscles, leading many education and outreach programs in […]

Why I’m passionate about my job | Meet Jeff Fox

A Boilermaker through and through, Jeff Fox studied engineering and surveying at Purdue University and is a civil engineer in CBBEL’s Indianapolis office. He is an integral part of our award-winning design team, working closely with both private and public sector clients. He likes to dig deep to find the root of the problem and […]

Expert Advice for MS4 Construction and Post-construction Program Improvement

Entities regulated as municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) vary greatly in their progress on construction and post-construction program implementation.  According to Heather Buck, Resource Planner for Christopher B. Burke Engineering (CBBEL), many are still struggling with how to improve on what they are currently doing to meet all the Rule 13 requirements. Recently, Buck […]

Why I’m passionate about my job | Meet Matt Rummel

Matt Rummel is CBBEL’s GIS guru. When he isn’t out golfing, he applies his unmatched expertise to a variety of planning and engineering projects including site design, wetland rehabilitation, flood zone delineations, land use planning, and ditch reconstruction. Matt performs cross-platform integration of digital data and online research and also obtains digital mapping and statistical […]

Aging drainage systems require creative engineering solutions

Since 1965, county surveyors have been tasked with the job of maintaining the regulated drains in their counties. At the time the Indiana Drainage Code (IC 36-9-27) was passed into law, land use in Indiana was largely agricultural with the state’s population of 4.9 million concentrated in its larger cities and towns. In the decades […]

Why I’m passionate about my job | Meet Kerry Daily

Kerry Daily is an integral member of Burke’s regulatory services team. With the company for 23 years, Kerry spends his days providing information, guidance and technical service to public and private sector clients in stormwater quantity and quality management, environmental resources, and regulatory permitting. He is a graduate of Purdue University, with a Bachelor of […]

Meeting the challenges of flooding and the way we plan for them

Most of Indiana’s cities and towns are missing the boat when it comes to flooding. Despite spending millions of dollars every year on structural mitigation projects, their exposure to flood risks and flood damages keep increasing.  The question is why? With the number of extreme rain events growing each year, it’s easy to assume that […]

Why I’m passionate about my job | Meet Brian McKenna

Brian McKenna, our Director of Engineering, has been on the Burke team for a little over eight years. He earned his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Evansville and holds a Master of Science in civil engineering with a focus in hydraulics from Colorado State University. He has been involved as […]

What we love about fall and Indiana’s waterways

With winter’s chilly blast fast approaching, we are savoring the last bits of vibrant autumn colors this week and sharing a few of our team’s personal favorites about Indiana’s waterways during fall – everything from fog on the water to how the oranges, reds and yellows reflect off of the streams and rivers. The Christopher […]