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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 […]

INAFSM Presents CBBEL with Education and Outreach Award

On September 8, 2016, during their annual conference and the largest gathering of floodplain and stormwater professionals, the Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (INAFSM) presented CBBEL with their annual Education and Outreach award. INAFSM noted CBBEL’s work as a lead consultant on the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ (OCRA) state-wide Green […]

Burke Engineering to speak at StormCon 2016

On the heels of GenCon, StormCon hits the Indianapolis Convention Center August 22-25, 2016. For the first time ever, the conference is being co-located with WasteCon 2016 in Indianapolis. Now, you won’t find costumed attendees saving the world from storms, but rather global stormwater professionals, engineers, consultants and researchers, and all those that have a […]

The word is out about the benefits of stormwater utilities – or is it?

Stormwater utilities have become a proven and reliable way to provide critical funding for stormwater management. More than 90 Indiana counties and municipalities now benefit from stormwater utilities. Yet only a third of the counties in the state designated as Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) have developed stormwater utilities. With many counties feeling the pinch […]

CBBEL Wins Two INAFSM Outstanding Project Awards

Every year at the annual conference, the Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (INAFSM) recognizes people, communities, and consulting firms for commitment to and excellence in their field. This year, INAFSM presented CBBEL with two of these awards. New to the program this year was the Outreach – Education award honoring a project or program promoting the […]