ENGINEERED TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

Firm

Since 1971, BWE (formerly Burkett & Wong Engineers) has been dedicated to providing industry leading structural and civil engineering, land surveying and land planning services for construction projects throughout Southern California and beyond. Our engineers have built a reputation for excellence in design and service by fulfilling our mandate to exceed the expectations of our clients and colleagues. That dedication starts with our Principals who take a hands-on approach to ensure that each project is given the highest level of review before it is completed and implement detailed quality control measures. As an Employee-Owned company BWE’s team members understand that our success is dependent upon the success of our clients. With an emphasis on long lasting client relationships and efficient, cost-effective and sustainable solutions, BWE has had the privilege of working with some of the most respected architects, contractors and owners in the industry to complete nearly 13,000 projects.

Mission Statement

BWE is dedicated to providing industry leading engineering and professional services through efficient, cost-effective and sustainable solutions that make positive impacts in our community. We are committed to supporting our team members by providing them the opportunity to learn, grow, contribute, and succeed. We treat all our team members with respect and trust, so they in turn will provide customer service to exceed our clients’ expectations.

Building Information Modeling

BWE utilizes Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD Civil 3D for its Building Information Modeling (BIM) design tools. Revit allows Structural Engineers to design building structural systems in three dimensions and with “intelligence” built into the model. Similarly, we use Civil 3D to produce site terrain models and underground utility networks. Our team is able to combine Civil 3D models with Revit models to produce a complete model of a project from ground, up.

Sustainable Design

We have a proven track record of meeting the sustainability goals of our clients. Both our civil and structural engineering designs have contributed to LEED certified projects at all rating levels including Platinum. These projects have incorporated sustainable strategies ranging from site selection, storm water treatment, low water use landscaping, recycled building materials and locally sourced materials.

Design-Build Experience

Our firm has worked on hundreds of design-build projects, both large and small, primarily for education and military clients.  Having been retained on these projects, we are familiar with implementing unique, cost-saving measures and design aspects, as well as making ourselves readily available for quick turnaround requests.

Building Information Modeling

BWE utilizes Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD Civil 3D for its Building Information Modeling (BIM) design tools. Revit allows Structural Engineers to design building structural systems in three dimensions and with "intelligence" built into the model. Similarly, we use Civil 3D to produce site terrain models and underground utility networks. Our team is able to combine Civil 3D models with Revit models to produce a complete model of a project from ground, up.

Sustainable Design

We have a proven track record of meeting the sustainability goals of our clients. Both our civil and structural engineering designs have contributed to LEED certified projects at all rating levels including Platinum. These projects have incorporated sustainable strategies ranging from site selection, storm water treatment, low water use landscaping, recycled building materials and locally sourced materials.

Design-Build Experience

Our firm has worked on hundreds of design-build projects, both large and small, primarily for education and military clients. Having been retained on these projects, we are familiar with implementing unique, cost-saving measures and design aspects, as well as making ourselves readily available for quick turnaround requests.

Staff

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  • PE
  • SE
  • PLS
  • AICP
  • Principal
  • Principal Emeritus
  • Consultant
  • Associate
  • BIM Manager
  • Civil Project Engineer
  • Operations & Business Development
  • Structural Project Manager
  • Principal Associate
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Land Surveying
  • Land Planning
  • Expert Witness
Thomas A. Newsom, PE

Principal
Expert Witness

Mark B. Batten, SE

Principal
Structural Engineering

Charles E. Colvin, SE

Principal
Structural Engineering

Ambrose Wong, PE

Principal
Civil Engineering

Casey R. Lynch, PLS

Principal
Land Surveying

Robert M. Shaffer, PE

Principal Emeritus
Expert Witness

Dave Adams, SE

Principal Associate
Structural Engineering

Geoff Howland, PLS

Principal Associate
Land Surveying

Carl Fiorica, PE

Principal Associate
Civil Engineering

Luke Bayani, PE

Principal Associate
Expert Witness

Paul Klingenberg, PE

Principal Associate
Structural Engineering

Jeff Densley, SE

Principal Associate
Structural Engineering

Dane Hansen, PE

Principal Associate
Structural Engineering

Tom Eagling, QSD, PE

Principal Associate
Civil Engineering

Anthony G. Ambrose, AICP

Consultant
Land Planning

Hansol An

Associate
Operations & Business Development

Min GC, QSD, PE

Associate
Civil Engineering

Paulo da Rosa

Associate
BIM Manager
Structural Engineering

Brian Saltzman, QSD, PE

Civil Project Engineer
Civil Engineering

Jeff Morgan, SE

Structural Project Manager
Structural Engineering

Chris Cobb, PE

Structural Project Manager
Structural Engineering

Community
Involvement

Making a positive impact in our community is at the core of BWE. In fact, it is a part of our mission statement. To that end, BWE supports positive community programs through fundraising, active participation and donations. Over the years, BWE has supported various charities and causes including the following:

  • Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
  • United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego
  • American Cancer Society
  • Armed Services and Armed Services Families
  • St. Vincent de Paul Villages
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego
  • Canstruction for local hunger relief
  • beautifulPB
  • Christel House
  • Sharp Healthcare Foundation
  • ACE Mentor