Binkley & Barfield Ranks on the 2017 Zweig Group Hot Firms List

BBI is excited to announce that we’ve been ranked #61 on the Zweig Group Hot Firm List for 2017. This award recognizes the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms in the U.S. and Canada. Applicants are ranked by a score consisting of dollar and percentage revenue growth over a span of three years. Check out the comprehensive list of award winners here:

18th Annual State of the Counties Address

BBI was recently a platinum sponsor of the Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership’s (BayTran) 18th Annual State of the Counties Address on May 17th. Our longtime contributions to the success of our local transportation groups ensure that we listen and engage with the community.  Providing the design and distribution of the programs and professional photography of this event only contributes to the success of Baytran, and in turn the success of positive transportation solutions.

Keynote speakers included Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Galveston County Judge Mark Henry, and Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta. Speakers updated attendees on transportation changes and developments occurring in their communities. David Hamilton, PE, Executive Vice President of BBI and Chairman of BayTran joined George DeMontrod in honoring Jim Dannenbaum with the Charles A. Jacobson award for his leadership in the transportation industry. The award is named for long-time public leader and founder of BayTran, Charles A. Jacobson to honor his dedication and commitment to the transportation community. 

BBI ranks on the 2017 ENR's Top 500 Design Firms

BBI is pleased to announce its ranking as No. 354 on Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) annual list of the Top 500 Design Firms. This position is up 31 spots from the firm’s 2016 ranking of No. 385 and is the seventh consecutive year that BBI has been recognized as a Top 500 Design Firm.

ENR, a respected publication in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, publishes its nationwide Top Design Firm list annually. Firm revenues for the year prior to the survey determine the ranking on the Top Design Firm list and then are further divided into specific market categories. To learn more about the rankings and to view a complete list of ENR’s Top 500 Design firms, please visit their website at:

Celebrating Outstanding Service to the BBI Family of Companies

We’re proud to recognize Renee’ Duncan and Mike Machala, PE, on three decades of outstanding service to BBI, and also Alan Froehlich, on his 25 years of hard work and dedication to Baseline Corporation!

We asked Renee’ and Mike what their most memorable moment was during their last three decades at BBI. See below for their responses!

Q: What has been your most memorable moment at BBI?

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Mike Machala, PE
Managing Director - Public Infrastructure

A: I think working on the CWA 96-inch water line to the City of Houston Southeast Water Purification Plant (SEWPP). This project was one of the largest water line projects that I worked on up to that time and had other interesting aspects such as major road/tunnel crossings, valve station ties to other adjacent lines, major fault crossing, etc.

Renee’ Duncan

A: There have been many. However, the most memorable are when I see the accomplishments fellow teammates make and are recognized as they grow in stature in the organization.