NEWS RELEASES
BCC Homeless Outreach
BCC is proud to have held a homeless street outreach on Saturday, June 24th in which employees either donated supplies or PTO hours in order to create care and lunch packages. As a company, we prepared 54 care packaged and 59 bagged lunches. Employees volunteered their time on Friday evening to put these packages together and Saturday morning distributed them throughout the streets of downtown Miami.



Gateway Expressway Project
The Gateway Expressway Project is the largest project FDOT – District 7 has every commissioned and it will significantly improve transportation throughout the Gateway area in mid-Pinellas County.

The overall project includes building a new four-lane elevated expressway from the Bayside Bridge and U.S. Highway 19 to Interstate 275.

Heading south from the Bayside Bridge, there will be a new flyover ramp to access a new tolled road. At St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE), the access road will be reconfigured and shifted south toward a new overpass at Terminal Boulevard. A raised, four lane expressway will be built in the median of SR 686/Roosevelt Boulevard. This segment will run south to the planned SR 690 segment above 118th Avenue.

Traveling south along U.S. 19, there will be new flyover ramps and a new viaduct bridge above 118th Avenue from US 19 to I-275. This section will be designated as SR 690 and new interchange ramps will be reconstructed with express lanes to I-275.

There will also be express lanes along the median of I-275 from south of Gandy Boulevard to the Howard Frankland Bridge.





BCC Opens Panama City Office
BCC Engineering is now open for business in the Florida Panhandle. Our new address is: 460 Grace Avenue, Panama City, FL 32401, 850.640.2420




South Florida Business Journal
In February of 2017, the South Florida Business Journal named BCC Engineering "No. 3 South Florida Engineers"




Dolphin Station Park and Ride Transit Terminal Facility
Groundbreaking for the Dolphin Station Park and Ride Transit Terminal Facility – On Monday, January 23, 2017, MDX held a groundbreaking event to formally mark the start of construction of the Dolphin Station Park and Ride Transit Terminal Facility. Construction is scheduled to be completed in December 2017 and will feature 869 parking spaces, 22 bus bays, air conditioned waiting areas and a retail space. Dolphin Station is the result of a partnership between MDX, Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). BCC teamed up with Stonehenge Construction and Halley Engineering for the win!




Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) as one of our newest and most dynamic lines of service

BCC Engineering’s continues its rapid growth with the addition of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) as one of our newest and most dynamic lines of service. We welcome Erik Spillmann, PE and Arturo Espinosa, CCNP to our team of ITS experts.

With Erik and Arturo in our team, BCC’s services include ITS and communication system planning, design, construction management, integration and testing. We also specialize in technically complex projects ranging from single corridor signalization upgrades to county-wide Advanced Transportation Management Systems with Transportation Management Center (TMC) deployments.

And we are now qualified in FDOT groups 6.3.3 and 6.3.4 (ITS).”

Please give Erik a call at 407.951.6444 or Arturo at 305.670.2350 for all your project’s ITS needs!





Section 5 piers lit for the first time (826/836 interchange)
This pivotal transit point in Miami-Dade county has not only become more efficient, but has done so in style. These lights will also be able to change colors for special occasions.




Sonia Martinez named recipient of 2016 Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award

Sonia Martinez named recipient of 2016 Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (August 25, 2016) – Sonia A. Martinez, Chief Financial Officer of BCC Engineering, Inc. a Miami, Florida based engineering firm, is named as the 2016 recipient of Zweig Group’s Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award.

When Martinez first joined BCC Engineering the firm was facing growth at a rapid rate. Martinez saw this as a temporary hurdle that would lead to the long term goal of revolutionizing the company. She was an integral part of transitioning the firm from what was a primarily transportation focused company of ten employees into a multidisciplinary firm with five offices throughout the state of Florida, consisting of over 140 employees to date. Martinez is recognized at her firm as a woman who defies convention, always pushing forward with the company’s best interest in mind. Throughout the last ten years of BCC’S growth, Martinez in turn grew with the company, not intimidated by project size or work load her self-sufficiency allowed the principals and engineers to design while she managed all contractual and financial related material company-wide. The ability to anticipate possible complications and create solutions before they occur is a distinguishing quality of The Queen – her nickname throughout the company.

In addition to her impressive professional accomplishments, during the peak of her firm’s growth, Martinez’s courage was tested when she was diagnosed with cancer. Finding refuge in her work during this time of tribulation proved her strength, ambition and commitment to the firm. Where most would throw in the towel, Sonia opted to challenge the status quo and fight this life-threatening disease. As a leader she has never allowed cancer to dictate her ability to perform her duties as Chief Financial Officer of BCC Engineering, Inc.

Laying the infrastructure of five offices throughout the state of Florida, expanding an administrative staff to new heights and managing all the firm’s financials, Sonia Martinez is the back-bone of BCC Engineering, she is the company’s strength and inspiration. In addition to being a vital asset to the organization, she is also a nurturing figure to count on. As the blood line of the firm, she flows within each employee providing reassurement and motivation regularly. Never giving in to life’s obstacles, Martinez sees every challenge as an opportunity to prevail. Martinez’s ability to take on numerous roles, from a mother of three to an efficacious business woman all while simultaneously battling cancer gives you a glimpse of Sonia Martinez, BCC Engineering’s courageous leader.

The award is inspired by Jerry Allen, the innovative and inspirational leader that lead Fort Worth based Carter & Burgess (now Jacobs) through a period of extraordinary growth. Under Allen’s direction, the company grew from 200 employees and $17 million in revenue in 1988, to 2,300 employees and $381 million in revenue by 2002. Allen, who was an incredible athlete and in fantastic physical condition most of his life, was struck down by colon cancer at age 62. Allen was an important mentor to Zweig Group founder and CEO, Mark C. Zweig, who developed this award in his honor. The Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award is given each year to someone working in an architecture, engineering, planning or environmental firm who has demonstrated in a unique way, personal courage in their actions that have impacted their firm in extraordinary ways.





Our Miami International Airport “Central Boulevard Project” opens to traffic

After 3 years in construction, we are happy to announce that the roadways leading into MIA have been completed. This project, which “flip-flopped” the configuration of Perimeter Road placing it under the inbound and outbound movements of Central Boulevard, has considerably improved traffic operations and greatly enhanced mobility for vehicular traffic. We are proud of the partnership we forged with the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, the Florida Department of Transportation, and Miami International Airport.





Small Bridge, Big Success
BCC Engineering project featured in Roads & Bridges May 2016 Issue
Florida Keys bridge given another 20 years of life
Bridge Rescue Article By Sarah Collins, CPSM May 09, 2016

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BCC ENGINEERING REACHES ANOTHER MILESTONE

On February, 9th, 2015, BCC Engineering participated in the final segmental installation of the Palmetto 826/836 project. This celebration consisted of contractors, designers, engineers and installers of the project. Everyone present was able to sign the last segment in order to commemorate the event. BCC Engineering is the Prime Designer for the contract and was responsible for all design, project management, and coordination efforts. BCC developed the roadway geometry, final plans and led the structures concept design for 47 bridges. Additionally, BCC provided the final design for 22 bridges, traffic operations plans, miscellaneous structures, coordination, and structures oversight/peer review.





FLAGLER STREET BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS
Recipient of the American Planning Association Award of Excellence in recognition of a unique collaborative process and economic development strategy. The project aims to spur investment in the Flagler Street in Downtown Miami through a complete and thoughtful reconstruction of the street into a more pedestrian oriented “main street” that would encourage greater outdoor dining, activate use of upper floors, and allow for regular street festivals and events. BCC Engineering is serving as Project Manager and Engineer of Record for the redevelopment of historic Flagler Street in Downtown Miami. Project design consisted of a “Complete Streets” approach creating a pedestrian-friendly retail destination that incorporates on-street cafes, widened decorative sidewalks, shade trees, and many hardscape amenities.



BCC ABROAD
On April 8, 2014 Jose and Ariel attended the contract signing of one of Costa Rica's most impacting transportation projects over the past 30 years: the Design and Construction of Corredor Vial "Circunvalacion Norte" through one of the most congested areas of San Jose. This 5.4 km, $150 Million Design-Build Project will complete a beltway /  bypass around San Jose providing a vital link between the Pacific and Atlantic (Caribbean) ports. During their visit, Jose and Ariel had an opportunity to meet with Costa Rica's President, Mrs. Laura Chinchilla and to be part of the signing ceremonies. Design work on this contract begins in the summer of 2014 and BCC's role will include Highway Design, Traffic Control, Design Management / Subconsultant Coordination, and Structures Oversight / Peer Review.