Founded as a planning firm in 1980, Bernardin, Lochmueller & Associates, Inc. (BLA) has evolved into a full-service survey, planning, engineering and environmental firm serving clients nationwide and listed in Engineering News Record’s “Top 500 Design Firms.” While maintaining its roots in planning, today the firm serves clients throughout the US providing a wide variety of services from data collection and modeling through design, and construction oversight. This comprehensive approach allows BLA to better understand and appreciate client’s ultimate goals and how to achieve them. Planners and designers have access to a wide variety of expertise in-house readily available to provide insights on specific planning and design considerations, permitting, costs, and a host of other subjects.
Check out our Sustainable Infrastructure page to learn how we are utilizing green design to save clients money and protect the environment.
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Green Approach to Combined Sewer Overflows Saves Communities Millions
Today the US EPA estimates that there are over 770 communities in 31 states and the District of Columbia with combined sewer systems serving 40 million people. These systems discharge around 850 billion gallons of untreated wastes into rivers, streams, lakes, and estuaries each year, polluting waterways with bacteria and other pathogens, toxic chemicals, pesticides, and debris. Click here to find out how BLA is using cost-effective green technology to help communities address this problem.
A “perfect storm” in transportation infrastructure for communities and counties is brewing through a combination of volatile fuel and construction materials, decreasing revenues for road maintenance, uncertainty in future highway funding, and increasing complaints about road conditions. One way for communities and counties to address this critical challenge is to adopt a preventive maintenance approach to prolong the life of their pavement assets. Click here to see how one community tackled this challenge.
Long misunderstood, today bats are gaining popularity due in part to their role in controlling pests that harm crops and carry diseases. As development spreads, bats are being pushed out of their traditional roosts and are looking for new homes, like bridges.Click here to see how one such bridge in Southwestern Indiana is unveiling new information about the endangered Indiana bat, which may help stabilize its population and eventually move it off the endangered species list.
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