BF&S Civil Engineers

Our Services

At BF&S, we are known for our technical expertise and responsive service.  From transportation and bridges to water resources and environmental services, BF&S is committed to building and maintaining the footing for our modern society.  As an industry leader, we are proud that our engineering solutions continue to propel communities forward.

Transportation Bridges Water Resources Construction Inspection Aviation Parks and Greenways SurveyGIS / Asset Management Traffic Services Site Development Environmental Services Right-of-WayUtility Coordination

Transportation

BF&S is here to help communities navigate complex transportation challenges.  When it comes to roadway infrastructure, finding the right balance of strategy and efficiency is where we excel.  Our engineers can guide you through the task of expanding or modernizing your roadway infrastructure and help accommodate ever-increasing traffic demands.

Expertise includes:

  • Federal and Locally Funded Roads
  • Interstate Highways
  • Intersection Safety Improvements
  • Roundabouts
  • Sustainable/Green Road Design
  • Streetscape Master Planning and Design
  • Stormwater Drainage Systems
  • Decorative Lighting
  • Utility Coordination

Bridges

Bridge design and construction are essential to transportation.  From historical architecture to advanced technology, we emphasize safety, low maintenance, and reduced lifecycle costs.  Our bridge services include new structures as well as evaluation, improvement, expansion, and restoration of existing structures.

Expertise includes:

  • Highway
  • Railroad
  • Bike/Pedestrian
  • Culvert and Drainage Structures
  • Rehabilitation or Replacement of Existing Infrastructure
  • Historic Restoration
  • Structural Condition Evaluations
  • Hydraulic/Scour Analysis and Reports
  • Inventory/Inspection of Bridges and Small Structures
  • Utility Coordination

Water Resources

From clean water solutions to wastewater management, having sustainable and reliable water infrastructure is vital to a community’s success.  Our team of water specialists possess all of the necessary qualifications to design treatment facilities that collect and treat water for safe return.  Our goal is to safeguard the environment so that communities can enjoy it for generations to come.

Expertise includes:

  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Studies
  • Infrastructure Funding Evaluations
  • Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Planning
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Storage and Distribution
  • Stormwater Design and Management
  • Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO)
  • Wastewater Collection and Pumping
  • Utility Coordination

Construction Inspection

Construction inspection is a vital portion of all projects.  Our inspection team works to ensure that the project outcome meets the goals, timelines, and design principles.  With our keen eye for detail, our team of engineers, project managers, and site inspectors will monitor and document the work as it progresses, as well as help coordinate communication efforts between clients and contractors.

Expertise includes:

  • Aviation
  • Bridges
  • Transportation
  • Traffic Signals
  • Water/Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Wastewater Collection Systems
  • Water Distribution and Storage Systems
  • Site Development
  • Parks and Greenways

Aviation

Understanding how airports should be designed is imperative to the execution of a project.  BF&S has the qualifications and aviation knowledge to understand how airports function and provide solutions for all infrastructure needs.  Our certified aviation team delivers real-world results that connect communities around the globe.

Expertise includes:

  • Airport Layout Plans, Safety Management Systems, Airport Operations/Management
  • Assistance and Capital Improvement Plan Preparation
  • Airport Geospatial Information Systems (AGIS)
  • Airspace Analysis and Obstruction Removal
  • Runways, Taxiways, Aprons, Heliports, and Helipads
  • Lighting, Navigational Aids, Signage, and Marking
  • Instrument Approach Analysis
  • Hangars, Terminals, Support Buildings, Airfield Security Systems, and Fuel Systems

Parks and Greenways

Parks and greenways serve as recreational outlets and alternative transportation networks.  Using principles of transportation, recreation planning, and landscape architecture awareness, BF&S engineers work to connect local communities and improve the quality of life for residents.

Expertise includes:

  • Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture
  • Trail, Greenway, and Bicycle Master Planning
  • Parks and Recreation Master Planning
  • Trail, Trailhead, and Trail Support Facilities
  • Park, Playground, and Landscape Design and Preservation
  • Wayfinding, Identity, and Interpretive Signage
  • ADA Assessments
  • Grant Writing

Survey

Our designated survey teams work hard to safeguard against inaccuracies.  At BF&S, our survey services are essential to every engineering project.  We specialize in GPS surveys for aerial control, section corner determination, and topographic surveys to provide our client with the most accurate and efficient measurements.

Expertise includes:

  • Construction and Aerial Target Layout Surveys
  • Airport Obstruction Surveys
  • Topographic and ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys
  • Indiana Administrative Code
  • Title 865, Rule 12 Route Surveys
  • Section Corner Ties
  • Right-of-Way Staking
  • GIS Data Collection

GIS/Asset Management

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a tool designed to capture, visualize, analyze, and manipulate geographical data. GIS mapping is a game-changing technology used to improve efficiencies and promote data-driven decision making for asset-intensive organizations and communities. With our custom applications and data layers, our analysts at BF&S evaluate GIS data and produce insights our clients rely on for long-term planning, maintenance, and management of their location-based assets.

Expertise includes:
  • Roadways
  • Bridges
  • Signs
  • Culverts
  • Water Supply Systems
  • Wastewater Systems
  • Municipal Electrical Systems

Traffic Services

Traffic problems are among the most visible issues communities face. Transportation and traffic planning can help minimize areas of congestion and safety concern throughout communities. BF&S engineers evaluate a variety of alternatives to solve transportation needs and safety issues, so traffic flows smoothly and efficiently.

Expertise includes:
  • Traffic Signal Design and Signal Timings
  • Warrant Studies
  • Road Impact Fees
  • Transportation Master Planning and Corridor Studies
  • Traffic Impact Studies
  • Traffic Data Collection and Forecasting
  • 2D and 3D Traffic Visualization Modeling
  • Safety Analysis for HSIP Funding

Site Development

The BF&S site development team provides a wide range of in-house planning and design services to commercial developers, educational institutions, and governmental agencies across Indiana. Known for delivering high quality engineering services that are innovative and cater to the unique needs of each site, BF&S can deliver custom solutions that will meet even the tightest project schedules.  We have decades of valuable experience and rely on collaboration through personal relationships within the industry to give the right mix of creativity, ingenuity, practicality, and purpose. 

Expertise includes:

  • Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture
  • Master Planning and Land-Use Planning
  • Feasibility Assessments
  • Site Layout, Grading, and Drainage
  • Planting Plans and Details
  • Infrastructure Planning and Design
  • Agency and Utility Coordination along with Permitting

Environmental Services

Our environmental team leverages its expertise to find the ideal solutions for each unique community.  These services are offered for all types of civil projects including bridge, transportation, water, wastewater, aviation, site development, and parks and greenways.  Our goal is to keep the environment clean and clear of pollutants, because we understand that healthy ecosystems are critical to healthy communities.

Expertise includes:

  • Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) for Hazardous Materials
  • NEPA Environmental Document Preparation
  • Wetland Reconnaissance
  • Wetland Delineation and Mitigation
  • Permitting
  • Wildlife Habitat Assessments
  • Ecological Surveys
  • Noise Analysis
  • Stream Restoration
  • Historical Preservation

Right-of-Way

Our right-of-way (ROW) services range from planning and design to buying services.  The ROW team, led by licensed land surveyors, provides specialty knowledge and understanding of the processes required by federal, state, and local regulations.  Our relationship with regulatory agencies helps to facilitate the timely resolution and completion of projects of all sizes and complexities.

Expertise includes:
  • Right-of-Way Planning
  • Right-of-Way Management
  • Appraisals
  • Review of Appraisals
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Acquisition Services
  • Coordination with Title Abstractors
  • Boundary Line Determination
  • Ownership and Interest Determination
  • Preparation of Legal Descriptions
  • Preparation of Conveyance Documents
  • Preparation of Right-of-Way Plans
  • Coordination with Purchase Manager

Utility and Railroad Coordination

The benefits of proficient utility coordination can mean the difference in minimizing utility impacts and delaying construction schedules, both impacting project costs. BF&S has a team of certified utility and railroad coordinators focused on addressing the needs of each key-stakeholder and planning for successful resolution of utility issues on projects. We provide coordination services for a wide range of projects, including transportation (bridges, roads, and aviation), water resources, and parks and greenways. 

Expertise includes:

  • INDOT Certified Utility Coordination
  • INDOT Certified Railroad Coordination
  • Local Utility Coordination
  • Local Railroad Coordination
  • Railroad Permits
  • Project Constructability Review
  • Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)
  • Utility Relocation Staking
  • Utility Master Planning
  • Utility Burial Design