Since 1971, BWE has provided structural and civil engineering, and land surveying services on construction projects throughout San Diego, the Southwest, and beyond. As an employee-owned company, every member of our staff is committed to excellence in design and service by fulfilling our self-imposed 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. Because communication is vital to every project, our staff works hard to be prompt, concise and clear. We are also committed to being proactive in adopting the latest technologies for design, drafting and document preparation. For these reasons, we have had the privilege of working with some of the best architects, contractors and owners in the industry to complete over 14,000 projects.

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An Employee-Owned Company


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.


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:

ACE Mentor San Diego


Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego

Casas de Luz

Community HousingWorks

Father Joe’s Villages

Housing You Matters

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

Paralyzed Veterans of America

San Diego Housing Federation

San Diego Architectural Foundation

San Diego Coastkeeper

Tri-City Hospital Foundation

United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County

Firefighter Aid