Who We Are

BBM Structural Engineers, Inc., with offices in Orlando and Boca Raton, FL and Cornelia, GA was incorporated in 1984 and provides quality structural engineering services to clients throughout Florida, the southeast and the Caribbean.

BBM has enjoyed an extremely diverse clientele who have come to expect optimum designs and quick resolutions to all design challenges. We are familiar with all building systems utilized today, which allows the firm to provide the most efficient design adapted to the structure’s requirements and the budget constraints ever-present in today’s marketplace. BBM effectively approaches projects in this manner by incorporating three dimensional analysis and design options with state-of-the-art 3D modeling technology. The marriage of these systems allows for early detection of adverse and sometimes expensive design considerations and makes possible an early, value-engineered approach.

BBM principals and personnel have a strong background in all types of structures: healthcare facilities, aviation, commercial offices, medical office buildings, K-12, Community-State / University and Private education facilities, religious / worship centers, correctional facilities, themed, resort and hospitality projects, multi-family apartment properties, municipal and corporate structures, distribution and storage warehouses, retail centers, and parking garages. Project size has ranged from less than $1 million to over $150 million in construction budgets. We have extensive experience on design-build projects and come well recommended from municipalities, developers and contractors involved in these ventures.

BBM Structural Engineers is at the forefront of tilt-up construction and is widely recognized in the industry as the leader in this type of construction on various project types. We have completed over 350+ single and multi-story tilt projects. Our portfolio of tilt projects has received numerous national awards from the Tilt-Up Concrete Association. In addition, BBM Structural Engineers, Inc. was named the 2008 ‘Distinguished Engineer of the Year’ by the Tilt-up Concrete Association. This national award was created to recognize members of the tilt-up industry who are committed to pursuing engineering excellence and advancing the tilt industry.

Our Principals and engineering staff are registered in the following states: Alabama, Arizona (SE), Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii (SE), Idaho (SE), Illinois (SE), Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska (SE), Nevada (SE), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon (SE), Pennsylvania, South Carolina,  Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington (SE), West Virginia, and Wisconsin; as well as the territories of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. In addition, Gary Burton, Bora Erbilen and Luis Bedoya all hold national NCEES and SECB registrations. Bora Erbilen holds NCEES ‘Model Law Structural Engineer’ designation as well and was elevated to Fellow Status (F.SEI) of the Structural Engineering Institute.

Gary L. Burton, PE

President

The principal charged with the day to day management of Administrative, Financial and Business Development operations of BBM and regularly participates in the initial layout and analysis of many of BBM’s larger projects.

Joel R. Middlebrooks Jr., PE

Vice President

Responsible for directing the structural design, quality assurance, and coordination and production efforts from conceptual design through construction administration in our South Florida office located in Boca Raton.

Bora Erbilen, PE, SE, F.SEI

Vice President

Currently the Principal-In-Charge of the Structural Technical Department and is actively involved in training personnel and developing and implementing improved structural design methods, thus keeping the firm abreast of the latest developments in the area of structural engineering.

Luis F. Bedoya, PE

Associate; Project Manager

Associate and Project Manager with over 17 years experience in structural engineering and drafting. He is experienced with medical, correctional, high-rise construction, airports, resort, educational, parking garage, convention center and office buildings.

Karen Petersen

Associate; Director of Marketing & Business Development

Responsible for overseeing the Marketing efforts of BBM and works closely with the President in business development opportunities. She also maintains the professional corporate and personal licenses of the BBM team.

Firm State Registrations

BBM Structural Engineers, Inc. is registered in 38 states, including the territories of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands