Established in Miami in 1994, BCC Engineering has always questioned the status quo, which has enabled us to come up with innovative, best-in-class solutions for some of the largest and most complex engineering projects in the state of Florida.
Since 2006, when senior principals Jose A. Muñoz and Ariel Millan bought the company, we’ve grown rapidly, adding new offices in Tampa Bay, Greater Orlando, and the Florida panhandle. We’re known for our complete dedication to our clients and our ability to handle a wide range of projects.
Muñoz and Millan also take an unconventional approach to the hiring process. They personally identify, bring on, and mentor talented, energetic, and smart engineers, who are often just beginning their careers. If the new hires perform at a consistently high level, they’re rewarded with senior status long before they would be at another firm. Delivering results for clients is what matters most at BCC, not the number of years on the job.
As president and a principal/co-owner, Jose A. Muñoz, PE guides the day-to-day operations of BCC Engineering, with his principal partner, Ariel Millan. As a company leader, he is continually focused on the future of the civil engineering industry and the strategic course that will guide the firm successfully through the next decade. Muñoz understands that building the best foundations today – whether through BCC’s highly effective recruitment skills or the creation of innovative solutions for challenging infrastructure projects – will ensure that BCC Engineering is positioned for continued success.
“We work relentlessly to ensure BCC Engineering achieves clean, innovative, and cost-effective solutions, while always striving to exceed our customer’s expectations.”
– Jose A. Muñoz, PE
His signature style is that rare combination of innovative engineering and calm, forward-looking, leadership skills. Muñoz is a highly regarded proponent of the design-build process, which requires an intensely collaborative spirit to bring contractors and engineers together solving complex design and construction challenges.
Since 2006, Muñoz and Millan have been hand-selecting the BCC Engineering team of creative, dynamic experts in the diverse field of transportation engineering. Muñoz understands that individuals working in silos don’t accomplish great things in business, and BCC’s team-led approach is recognized as one of the industries finest. Their ability to identify the right people and match them with the right career position has contributed to the firm’s impressive success, internally and externally.
Muñoz is a member of the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers and the Cuban American Association of Civil Engineers.
Guiding, leading, and trusting his highly skilled team to provide critical thinking and big ideas while being the architect of the firm’s consensus building approach – that’s Jose A. Muñoz.
As executive vice president and a principal/co-owner of the firm, Ariel Millan, PE, sets the day-to-day trailblazing pace of the firm. It’s an approach and business philosophy that demonstrates a leadership style others want to follow – and do business with.
“We strive for excellence no matter the job size. We look at every project as an opportunity to forge life-long relationships with the client. We also recognize every project has unexpected twists and turns; that’s just the nature of our business. Our ability to be fearless in responding to challenges is what sets us apart.”
– Ariel Millan, PE
Aligning his team with equally-focused business partners, Millan is confident that the firm’s success is enhanced by the partnerships forged with companies who embrace BCC’s values. As a full-service provider, the Firm regularly takes the lead on major projects assuming full responsibility for all aspects of the job; something that Millan fully promotes throughout the company.
Trust is earned over time; that’s why consistently winning repeat work from clients is the greatest validation that the “BCC brilliance” matters. Building on that trust, and discovering ways to give clients exactly what they need, if not more, has become BCC and Millan’s doctrine.
Since 2006, Millan and Muñoz have been involved in the selection of every professional at the firm. They know potential for brilliance when they see it. A combined knack for identifying talented engineers who display invaluable intangible qualities has created a team of the industry’s most focused and capable professionals. Millan mentors his staff to develop their own project perspective, and they work as a team to achieve notable outcomes.
Having managed more than $2 billion in projects throughout the state, Millan boldly takes calculated risks to recommend solutions others may not have even wondered about. His portfolio of engineering successes, combined with investing in the people around him, sets him apart as a sought-after industry leader.
Luis Rodriguez, PE, joined the firm in 2006 when BCC Engineering was relatively small. Now, as the firm continues to grow into a recognized industry leader, Rodriguez considers his role two-fold. His technical expertise is essential as the firm tackles intricate and multifaceted projects. And he also partners with others throughout the firm to help develop ideas and contribute to the design process of nearly every major project. His involvement guarantees that clients benefit from his scrupulous attention to detail at every opportunity.
“Our work is extremely demanding, which is also what makes it so professionally rewarding. We push ourselves to master the technical aspects of projects, strive to always get it right the first time, and take our responsibility to deliver high-quality work seriously.”
– Luis Rodriguez, PE
Rodriguez has extensive experience in highway, transportation and civil engineering design. He provides leadership, guidance and direction, especially in assignments involving intricate engineering analysis and design. Along with his technical expertise, Rodriguez prides himself on a client-centered approach that permeates the firm.
Keeping an eye on project timelines and BCC’s commitment to be financial stewards with client budgets, he ensures that BCC Engineering meets the demands of today’s most critical projects.
Daniel Raymat, PE, joined BCC Engineering in 2004, and is one of the firm’s longest-tenured employees. He currently leads the Miami office Structures practice. Since he first joined the firm, Raymat has embraced its entrepreneurial philosophy, which is to always take a fresh perspective and not accept that things must be done the way they’ve typically been done.
“The greatest satisfaction I get is explaining to our first-year engineers that they’re not doing homework assignments anymore. What they’re putting on paper is going to be built and used by thousands of people. To actually see that project built is so rewarding. It makes working endless nights to figure out designs completely worth it.”
– Daniel Raymat, PE
He thrives on challenging conventional designs, and claims BCC’s success on the design of a South Florida interchange at State Road 826 (Palmetto Expressway) and State Road 874 as an example of the company’s progressive thinking. Instead of trying to redesign the interchange that was already in place, Raymat and his team considered the project a blank slate and designed it from the ground up. The work saved the Florida Department of Transportation more than $50 million and accelerated the construction schedule by two years.
Raymat is one of the most prolific and sought-after bridge designers in Florida. In his 14–year career, he’s had a hand in designing more than 70 bridges. This includes working on many of the more than 50 bridge projects that have been awarded to BCC Engineering in the past five years.
He and his team are focused on strict quality control and believe that this, along with BCC’s stellar reputation, allow clients a high level of confidence with any bridge project entrusted to the firm.
Constantly looking for change in new and better ways to design, Danny’s work ethic, engineering expertise, and creative approach have helped to set BCC Engineering apart from its competition — especially when it comes to bridges and structures in Florida.
John has joined BCC as the Chief Financial Officer. He is a CPA with 25 years of experience in the Design/Construction industry. He has served in corporate and operations roles providing leadership and strategic direction in complex matrix organizations. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions, systems implementation, leading a shared services organization and establishing corporate governance policies.
“When I joined BCC, I was overwhelmed by the spirit of cooperation and the culture of excellence. I’ve experienced that my coworkers act like owners and that mindset leads them to achieve lofty goals. Additionally, executive leadership is willing to invest resources to do things the right way. In addition to my fiduciary responsibility, I view my role as one that serves two sets of clients. We need to take care of our clients administratively and also provide support to our coworkers who win work and deliver innovative solutions.”
John has worked in multiple countries as a trusted advisor to CEOs and CFOs. He has developed and led multi-national finance organizations and has leveraged traditional overhead functions to create significant shareholder value. In his role he manages Finance & Accounting, Legal, IT, and Human resources.
John was attracted to BCC because of its outstanding reputation and commitment to making clients successful.
Maria A. Padilla, PHR, leads the Human Resources Department. As Human Resources Manager, Maria’s implementing human resources programs to enable the recruitment, growth, and retention of BCC’s workforce. Maria is focused on organizational design and creating a solid foundation for the future of BCC. She’s also continuously evaluating employee benefit and compensation plans, business partners, and HR technologies.
“BCC has a dynamic culture and a dedicated, highly qualified team that’s growing by leaps and bounds, and yet, we retain our family feel. I’m excited by the sheer possibility of what our employees can accomplish, given the right tools.”
-Maria A. Padilla
Maria has over 8 years of Human Resources Management experience, having previously worked at an engineering firm in Columbus, Ohio. Her primary areas of concentration included benefits design, recruiting, compensation, HR compliance, and HRIS.
Mari Q. was an integral part of the BCC Team from 2009-2012, collaborating on the design and production of milestone projects like Section 5 and Central Boulevard. She then headed her creative agency “brandQ,” and became a trusted creative leader in the A/E industry. During that time, she facilitated huge proposal wins for many firms (including BCC) and generated over $1 Billion worth of contract wins.
“From the start, I have valued BCC’s integrity and the importance placed on producing work of only the highest quality. As a Team, we thrive in continuously raising the (creative) bar and discovering new innovative solutions for every project. This approach is what sets BCC apart.”
-Mari Q. Colina
Mari leads the Creative Department, where she oversees all aspects of corporate branding. She brings an outstanding track record across digital, innovation and creative production and crucially understands how to harness creativity to connect and elevate the members of the creative marketing team. She’s worked directly with new and seasoned business owners, multi-national corporations, non-profit organizations and local municipalities.
Mari’s fundamental belief is that presentation is everything! Her work ethic, positive attitude and teamwork mentality creates a contagiously positive and fun environment where everyone shines together. For fun, Mari enjoys actively participating in all-embracing creative workshops to increase her technical and creative knowledgebase within the latest industry tools and trends. Mari has a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Florida International University and is proud to say she “Walked on Water” in 2001.
When Manny Raymat was an information technology consultant, he worked with many businesses and never thought he’d end up as an employee of a client. But when Jose Muñoz and Ariel Millan bought BCC Engineering in 2006, he saw an incredible “think tank” work environment, and he wanted in. He brought his considerable skills to set up the company’s information technology department. Today, he handles the company’s IT needs for all four offices.
“We’re a solid, tight group – like a family. That’s how we started, and that’s how we’ve continued to grow. The ways we support each other and work together, whether it’s across a desk, across departments or throughout the state, are what make BCC Engineering an amazing team.”
– Manny Raymat
Raymat appreciates BCC’s flexibility and enjoys working with his brother, Daniel, who is an engineer in the firm. When there’s a problem, Raymat drops whatever he’s doing to tackle the most critical need. His highest priority is to keep the work flowing, so that BCC Engineering is always looking for the best possible solution for clients, especially with technology needs. Fully invested in the BCC mindset – where employees go out of their way to help one another – Manny Raymat keeps the company’s technology on the leading edge and running seamlessly.
“I am proud to be a part of the BCC Team. My career has given me great experience in both the public and private sectors. Throughout all that time, I have seen the work of the professionals at BCC Engineering and I am humbled to work alongside this talented team to deliver transformative projects that make a positive change in our community.”
-Alfred Lurigados, PE
Alfred is a Senior Vice President at BCC Engineering where he works with the entire BCC Team with a focus on marketing, business development and growth. Alfred has worked in the private sector for both local Miami-Dade firms and a multi-national engineering firm as well as a private equity real estate development firm with a focus on transportation projects. He also worked for close to 10 years with the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) in leadership roles such as Deputy Executive Director / Director of Engineering. Some of his career highlights include the concept development, construction and opening of the SR 836 Extension project from the Turnpike to NW 137th Avenue, implementation of high-speed tolling lanes on the MDX system as well as SR 874 corridor reconstruction projects. He also represented MDX all over the world as part of the International Bridge Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), speaking about Florida’s SunPass system and mobility projects in Vienna, Vancouver, Chicago and Dallas.
Alfred is a Professional Engineer with a Civil Engineering degree from Florida International University. In 2010, Alfred was inducted into the Miami-Dade College Alumni Hall of Fame in the Transportation category, and serves on the College’s Engineering and Technology Advisory Committee (EnTec).
For three years, Alfred sat on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Underline and is passionate about cycling and running safety with a focus on multimodal transportation solutions for South Florida.
Wayne R. Waters leads BCC Engineering’s Central and North Florida office located just outside Orlando. Managing a multi-faceted and growing team, he’s also in the thick of the firm’s pioneering design-build work, devising solutions that contribute to successful outcomes.
“The secret is that we hire the very best people and empower them to push the boundaries. Our engineers are visionaries, who create never–before–seen solutions.”
– Wayne R. Waters
For more than 35 years, Waters has built a career in civil engineering with experience in organizations both in Florida and outside the state. He spent 16 years at the Florida Department of Transportation, including many years as consultant project manager. At FDOT, he was building on the legacy of his father and other family members who had lifelong careers with the agency.
Since joining BCC Engineering in 2010, he continues to draw from the relationships and skills he has honed through his diverse and extensive experience. Throughout his career, Waters has designed and managed major roadway, bridge and interchange design projects, including rural and urban expressways, arterial highways, and local streets.
Leveraging decades of experience and relationships, Waters focuses on taking care of business today while planning for the future, increasing BCC’s presence and accomplishments.
Michael Valdes, DBIA is the Regional Manager for Georgia, based out of the Atlanta Metro area. Michael adds 20 years of proven project delivery experience to BCC, with a focus on the design, construction, and quality delivery of major Transportation Infrastructure projects in the Southeast.
“After more than a 15-year professional relationship with BCC, joining the firm as a team member seemed like a natural thing to do. I am truly proud to be part of an organization that is at the cutting edge of innovation and that is supported by a dynamic team of professionals and leaders. BCC never ceases to amaze and continually raises the bar on performance and delivery.”
– Michael Valdes
During his career Michael has managed complex multi-discipline teams as large as 50 professionals and has lead individual projects up to $500 million in contract value, allowing him to develop hands-on experience in projects delivered via alternative delivery methods such as Design-Build, CMAR, and P3.
Michael is well versed in supporting Contractors, Engineers, and Public Owners in achieving their project and programmatic goals, and is recognized by the Design Build Institute of America as a Designated Design Build Professional, the highest industry designation for Design-Build professionals.
Anthony Jorges, PE, was a sophomore in college when he began working at BCC Engineering. In this unique environment, he was mentored by the partners and given the opportunity to bring his ideas to the table in collaboration with seasoned engineers. Over the years, he finished school, became a registered professional engineer, and had his hands on the biggest projects at BCC. Anthony has worked his way from student to teacher, now serving as a key leader in the firm. As a roadway division manager, Anthony coordinates with the client, contractors, and subconsultants. In prototypical BCC fashion, he is engaged in projects from the very beginning. His intimate knowledge of his projects allows him to be immersed in the details while having a broad and deep understanding of his work.
“Question everything. That’s our starting point for developing the best solutions. Having spent my entire career at BCC, beginning when I was in college, I’ve been trained to never accept the status quo. Talk it out, think it through, talk some more, and then the collective light bulbs go on.”
-Anthony Jorges, PE
Bob Forand, PE, leads BCC Engineering’s Fort Lauderdale office and serves as Structures Manager for projects throughout Florida.
“The nature of our business requires that we provide immediate attention to our clients’ urgent needs. My team and I pride ourselves on being responsive to the highest priority in any given moment; that’s just the way we’re wired.”
– Bob Forand, PE
In addition to managing the design of bridges and other structures projects, especially for the Florida Department of Transportation, he leads many major marketing pursuits, spending time evaluating work opportunities and teaming partners to continue the firm’s success.
Forand first discovered BCC Engineering while working for a competitor. The ability of the then-smaller BCC Engineering to win and execute sizeable, high-profile projects was intriguing, so Forand joined the firm in 2009, never regretting the decision.
One of his signature projects at BCC Engineering is the repair and rehabilitation of a bridge known as the “old seven-mile bridge” just south of Marathon, Florida. This bridge once served as an important link to Key West. The structure was originally built by railroad tycoon and one of Florida’s original east coast developers, Henry Flagler, in 1912. On track for design completion in 2016, the local community has rallied to support this landmark, where famous sunsets dip below amazing natural settings.
As a Florida resident, Forand takes pride in creating bridges and infrastructure in the community and preserving historic structures for future generations.
Boyd Jenkins, PE, leads BCC Altamonte Springs Highway Engineering Group. He is actively involved in the day to day management of complex highway projects, primarily for the Florida Department of Transportation.
“Working at BCC is all about opportunity. We work on complex, challenging projects and we value and recognize the efforts of each person who contributes to the innovation and quality we deliver.”
– Boyd Jenkins, PE
Over the course of his 30-year career, Boyd has played a responsible role on a variety of transportation infrastructure projects across the U.S. ranging including highway, rail, and waterborne systems. For each project, his focus is on delivering the highest standard of quality and building personal relationships with his clients. He particularly enjoys working with local communities and building public support for major transportation initiatives.
Boyd joined BCC because of their reputation for quality and innovation, and for the opportunity to be part of BCC’s significant major transportation projects.
Christopher Roberts, PE, joined BCC Engineering to lead the Tampa office when it opened in 2013. He’s responsible for complex transportation projects throughout the Tampa Bay region, offering expertise in the guidelines and procedures of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) as well as transportation solutions at all levels.
“Here, we absolutely break the mold when it comes to your typical engineering firm. It’s a special place to work and to do business. We’re a mid-size firm – with a family type atmosphere – working as an expansive team of experts on huge projects. That’s just not the norm.”
– Christopher Roberts, PE
Throughout his career, Roberts has been recognized for his innovative design resolutions as well as his resourceful and effective management style. His interstate, complex interchange, and roadway design experience includes the design and reconstruction of SR 694/Gandy Boulevard in Pinellas County.
Roberts was motivated to pursue a career at BCC Engineering because of its reputation as a design-build leader. He excels at working in this high-energy environment, partnering with clients to deliver a superior project at the lowest possible cost, all within the pressures of accelerated schedules.
Partnering with the firm’s offices throughout Florida, Roberts’ attention to detail helps reinforce the company’s highly-regarded reputation as a design-build leader.
“One of my passions is coaching and developing stakeholders across internal and external departments to always ensure alignment with client vision and project goals. This objective is in complete alignment with the culture and thought leadership at BCC Engineering, where priority is placed on delivering results for our clients.”
-Victor H. Herrera, PE
Victor is a Senior Vice President with BCC Engineering. His focus is on the expansion of the firm’s municipal market presence across all divisions. Victor has 15 years of experience with a passion for developing new business opportunities and bringing projects to life from concept to reality. Most recently, Victor served as Senior Vice President at Crystal Lagoons® where he was responsible for the planning, design, and construction oversight of all projects within the United States. In addition, Victor provided technical oversight and client management for high profile projects in Australia, South Africa, and the Middle East.
Victor holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Florida State University. During his senior year, he began his career as an intern at PBS&J (currently Atkins- SNC Lavalin) where he quickly captured the attention of the Senior Leadership Team at the time. Through his 10-year career with the firm, he was continuously given additional responsibilities and returned to South Florida where he served as the Florida Division Manager for the Public Sector.
Victor has been active in professional associations and community organizations, serving on the board of directors for the Miami Chapter of the Florida Engineering Society and as a Trustee at the Florida Engineering Foundation. For almost 10 years, Victor has been a member of the FAMU/FSU Advisory Board for the Civil/Environmental Engineering Department and is an active volunteer with Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Victor’s experience with projects in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry in the US, Latin America, and Middle East, have proven to be extremely valuable to BCC. Victor will work to develop and implement growth and business development strategies, maximize client and stakeholder relationships, and coach teams to meet project goals and achieve client satisfaction.
“Tenacious, ambitious, inventive! These are qualities that undergird BCC’s unrelenting commitment to be that consummate partner to all the clients we serve. There is no issue too small that escapes our sensitivity and no problem too insurmountable that we can’t find a way to solve. With over two decades of stellar work, dedication to our clients and community; we build on that legacy while striving to be a beacon of excellence, developing innovative transportation solutions for these times.”
-Lorin Brissett, PE
Transportation planning and project development are among the early critical phases in the project delivery process for public and private transportation projects. They are important precursors to the success of the more visible phase of designing for construction which when taken together, comprise the core services that BCC provides to its Clients. Lorin Brissett joined BCC in a leadership role to augment the Transportation planning and project development capabilities of the firm. With a strong background in transportation planning, traffic operations and safety, he has provided project management on major planning projects for FDOT, municipal clients, and the private sector. Lorin and his team have also provided critical support to the BCC Design teams in helping to vet the efficacy of design concepts developed in regard to the relief of traffic congestion they provide. His goal is to continue to build the firm’s transportation practice into a formidable force providing innovative and insightful service to a diverse group of public and private sector clients.
William Garcia, PE, as a senior project manager, leads BCC Engineering’s Construction Engineering and Inspections (CE&I) practice. Garcia and his team are advocates for a project’s owner, such as the Florida Department of Transportation and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise. The team also provides construction engineering and inspections for private clients and local governments.
“I believe we’re a rising star in this industry. Known for our propensity for large, complex projects, BCC Engineering is a competitive and highly qualified engineering company. Our rate of growth has been phenomenal thanks to a team of brilliant minds driven to serve clients with uncompromising standards.”
– William Garcia
Garcia and his team scrutinize the project from every aspect, at every stage, to guarantee conformance to all plans and specifications. They administer the contract from materials and certifications, through ongoing inspections and closing out the jobs.
Joining BCC Engineering in 2008, Garcia’s previous work experience spanned both engineering and construction, from working for a general contractor while in college to designing roadways and drainage early in his professional career. This exposure to different engineering disciplines and learning the business side of contracting makes Garcia a well-rounded engineer with a broad knowledge of design criteria and requirements.
This serves him well in the field. His design background helps him uncover issues and resolve them at a job site. Although his primary role is that of a construction engineer, he’s well equipped to advise clients from a design perspective. His broad-based CE&I experience includes limited access roadways and urban reconstruction projects. Each has its nuances and particular requirements, all of which Garcia understands well.
One of the industry’s most seasoned veterans when it comes to design-build, Garcia has worked on design-build projects since the concept was first introduced in the industry.
With the diverse professional background giving him an edge in understanding projects and finding solutions, Garcia continues to advocate for clients and advance jobs with utmost precision.
SungRyong Han, or “Han,” as clients and co-workers call him, is considered the industry’s guru for travel demand modeling. As BCC Engineering’s Transportation Systems Planning Manager, Han has perfected the science of transportation systems modeling and planning analysis.
“In other companies, you sometimes navigate several layers of management when making important decisions. Not here. I have direct access to the firm’s owners, so I know I can make a decision quickly, or go straight to the top to get an answer. That’s why we’re so flexible and responsive, and our clients love that about us.”
– SungRyong Han
His dedication to continuous education, including two Master’s degrees, and ongoing leadership in his profession, keeps him at the forefront of advances in technology in his field. His work is critical to helping guide clients toward informed transportation planning decisions.
Han’s extensive experience in state-of-the-art travel demand modeling and application development includes leading the team that converted Florida’s statewide transportation models to Citilabs’ Cube Voyager software.
At BCC Engineering, Han is responsible for long-range transportation planning, corridor planning, freight studies, geographic information system (GIS) projects, and support of Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) studies and traffic engineering studies.
Ensuring technical integrity with lightning-fast response to clients, Han is regarded as best-in-class in delivering an unprecedented level of expertise for traffic and transportation planning needs.
Gustavo A. Llanos, PE, leads BCC Engineering’s Tampa Structures Department and acts as Structures Manager for projects throughout Florida.
“The biggest key to BCC’s success is their family atmosphere. In any occupation, there are always challenges and difficult times. What makes navigating those times easier, is having people you enjoy working with and the support they provide. There isn’t a group of people that I would rather go to work with every day.”
-Gustavo Llanos, PE
Throughout his career, he has worked on transportation structures ranging from short span flat slab bridges, AASHTO girder and Florida-I beam bridges, and continuous steel plate girder bridges. His design experience also includes the design of retaining walls and miscellaneous support structures.
Llanos started at BCC immediately after finishing his master’s degree and has spent his entire career at BCC. Throughout his career he has embraced BCC’s dedication to delivering the highest quality of work, maintaining a family atmosphere and providing mentorship for staff.
Christian Aquino, PE leads BCC’s Building Structures Department serving clients throughout Florida. His expertise covers a variety of project types in the private and public sectors. These include residential (single, multi-family), commercial, mixed-use, waste/wastewater treatment, municipal, institutional (educational, healthcare), parks and recreation, and highway (sign structures, bridges).
“Client satisfaction is our number one priority…we attain it through a combination of hard work and dedication and by providing clever solutions to complex engineering challenges. Our portfolio of successful projects and repeated business serve as a testimonial that we will be there to represent our client’s interests every step of the way.”
– Christian Aquino, PE
Aquino’s philosophy is that no matter what type or size of a project, our design must be practical and achieve the client’s vision. We achieve success when we provide solutions that are cost-effective, constructible, and within schedule.
Aquino started at BCC during his last year of undergraduate studies. As many of our staff members, he has spent most of his career at BCC. Employees like Aquino give BCC the family atmosphere we are known for while at the same time providing the world-class service our clients are accustomed to.
Erik Spillmann, PE as a Senior Intelligent Transportation System Engineer, leads BCC Engineering’s ITS practice.
“The use of technology to improve our lives is a founding principle of human civilization. Adopting Intelligence Transportation System (ITS) into our transportation infrastructure adheres to this principle. With ITS including connected and autonomous vehicle technologies, we see the potential of maximizing our transportation systems, drastically reducing accidents and fatalities, reducing travel time, in short improving our lives.”
– Erik Spillmann, PE
While relatively new to BCC Engineering, Erik provides over 20 years of expertise in all aspects of ITS. Years prior, Erik developed a strong working relationship with BCC Engineering and was impressed with BCC Engineering’s quality of work and the aggressive pursuit of advocating for their clients. When the opportunity presented itself, it was only natural that he joined the BBC family.
Erik and his growing team offer years of experience in ITS design, be it conventional design or design-build projects. They are experienced with large ITS freeway design and Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) designs, as well as small replacement designs. Our ITS staff experience is staying ahead of the technology curve has gained hands-on experience in Traffic Adaptive Systems, Intelligent Parking System, Big Data Analytics, Connected Vehicles, as well as other new applications.
In addition to design, the group offers ITS CEI, System Engineering Management, TSMO Planning, Communication Systems Design, System Integration, Testing and Debugging, and Training of personnel. The ITS staff also offers experience in system application development and testing.
“I am honored to be a part of the winning team at BCC. Since starting at BCC, I have been provided with the opportunity to work on several types of key transportation projects in Florida. At BCC, I am involved in all phases of bridge projects from planning to design, including conventional and design/build, to construction. The professionals at BCC make me feel welcome in their family-oriented atmosphere and I am proud to be surrounded by highly skilled bridge engineers.”
-Georges El-Gharib, PE
Georges El-Gharib, PE, leads BCC Engineering’s Orlando Structures Department. Georges has 14 years of bridge design, bridge rehabilitation, bridge load rating and miscellaneous structures experience throughout the state of Florida. He serves as a Project Manager, Project Engineer and Engineer of Record on numerous new bridge design and bridge rehabilitation projects.
Georges has experience working on all types of new bridges from the flat slab, Florida Slab Beams (FSB), Florida-I Beams, AASHTO girders, continuous steel plate girder, and continuous tub girders. He is highly experienced in load rating in-service bridges and one of the projects he is proud of is load rating 236 bridges for the Florida Turnpike in an eight-month period.
During his Master’s degree at UNF, Georges conducted two research projects including the Empirical Deck Design and the Early Age Deck Cracking for FDOT Central Office. His finite element analysis of the Empirical Deck Design method contributed to FDOT allowing this deck design method as an alternative in its Structures Manual.
“There is nothing you want more when you work in Marketing than to be on the winning team. During my career I would see over and over how BCC would constantly win Design-Build projects! For me it is a dream come true to now be on this side of the fence and learn all about how the secret sauce is made! Looking forward to continue winning projects with this amazing group!”
Carolina has over 16 years of combined Business Development and Marketing experience serving engineering and construction companies in South Florida. Carolina has successfully held positions that range from Marketing Assistant to Business Development Manager, and as such is familiar with every aspect of managing sales teams in the AEC Industry. Her proven skills, diverse experience, commitment to delivery of quality proposals and engaging communication programs, have propelled her success and continue to drive her passion to perform to the highest level of service. Carolina Norgaard leads the Marketing Department at BCC, and works closely with the Creative Department to deliver quality proposals and stellar promotional material.
Carolina has a Bachelor of Science in Mass Media Communications, 2001. Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Caracas, Venezuela
“I am a firm believer that employees are a company’s greatest asset. This is what impressed me the most about BCC – the quality, talent, and professionalism of the employees. With my passion for mentoring, I look forward to passing the knowledge, success, and failures that I have gained over my 35-year career, and take BCC to the next level. I also believe that if you are not making a difference in another engineer’s life and career, you should not be in this profession – it is that simple.”
-Alex Vazquez, PE, CFM
BCC welcomes Alex Vazquez, PE, CFM as our Director of Water Resources. With 35 years of experience, Alex’s expertise include: infrastructure analysis, design and permitting; hydrologic, hydraulic and water quality modeling with a wide-variety of numerical models; stormwater management master plan development; sea level rise studies; flooding assessment/mitigation studies; industrial and commercial site development; design of water/wastewater collection and distribution systems, environmental permitting; construction management; and application of GIS technologies to civil, environmental and water resources engineering projects.
“Working hard just comes naturally to everyone here. Our culture of mutual respect breeds personal excellence. The end result for clients is delivering the best possible work, and never giving up until solutions are discovered. For me, that means paying attention to the details of the business to help steadfastly support both our clients and our staff.”
– Sonia Martinez, Former CFO
Sonia’s five year battle with cancer sadly ended November 2016, but Sonia will forever be a part of BCC. When Sonia Martinez joined BCC Engineering in 2006, the staff consisted of a cadre of bright and ambitious engineers, a receptionist, and her – the sole administrator. As the firm has grown from that small group to a full service firm, her role as Chief Financial Officer had also expanded. As one of the company’s earliest leaders, her sharp thinking and dedication to excellence have helped to distinguish the firm’s distinct character. Running the daily operations and responsible for the overall financial management of the company, Martinez handled financial reporting, audits and internal controls. She also oversaw human resources, and shared responsibility with the leadership team for interviewing and hiring staff. Highly organized and attentive to details, Martinez confidently approached every day as an opportunity to continually improve and advance the firm’s prominent reputation. Whether she was developing new processes to improve company efficiency or working with multi-disciplinary teams, her leadership helped to position BCC Engineering for success into the future.
We will miss Sonia immensely.
BCC Engineering Ranked #201 in 2020
BCC Engineering Ranked #267 in 2019
BCC Engineering Ranked #303 in 2018
Project of the Year, Category II
Cuban American Association of Civil Engineers (C-AACE), 2019
ENR Southeast – Best Projects Award
Specialty Construction Category, 2019
Best Overall Design-Build
Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Florida Region, October 2017
Project of the Year Award
Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Florida Region, October 2017
Engineering Excellence Award
Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE), August 2017
Engineering Excellence Award – Grand Award
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), May 2017
Project of The Year
Cuban American Association of Civil Engineers (C-AACE), March 2017
Outstanding Technical Achievement
Florida Engineering Society (FES) Local Chapter, March 2017
Project of the Year
American Society of Civil Engineers Florida Section (ASCE), August 2016
Engineering Excellence Awards Competition
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), 2016
Bridge Award of Excellence
American Segmental Bridge Institute (ASBI), 2015
The 2015 Best Firm to Work For
Recipient of the 2015 Hot Firm Award
Award of Excellence
American Planning Association, 2014
FTBA – Best in Construction
Major Steel Bridge, 2012
Design-Build Project of the Year
Design-Build Institute of America, 2012
Project of the Year
American Society of Civil Engineers Florida Section, July 2013
American Society of Civil Engineers Miami-Dade Branch, August 2013
Outstanding Technical Achievement
Florida Engineering Society, February 2013
Project Excellence Award
Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers, November 27, 2012
Best in Construction
Florida Transportation Builders Association, 2012
At BCC, our philanthropic initiatives are diverse. From cancer and autism research to women and children’s causes, BCC prides itself on being able to contribute to a multitude of causes that lead to a positive impact at a local and national level.
Often times these causes hit close to home. Whether it is offering time, money, or simply through advocacy, BCC employees are afforded the opportunity to engage with causes they support.Through our professional work and personal involvements, at BCC we do what we do to make people’s lives better.