BB&E was selected to provide environmental support to NASA’s Ames Research Center’s (ARC) Environmental Management Division (EMD). ARC, located on Moffett Field in Sunnyvale, California, is one of ten NASA field centers. ARC consists of a variety of facilities, including: offices, runways, aircraft support facilities and hangars, research laboratories, aerospace/aeronautics facilities (e.g., wind tunnels, arc jets, simulators, etc.), computer laboratories, ballistic ranges, general testing facilities, machine shops, metal shops, model shops, motor pools, test chambers, and storage facilities. Jurisdictional wetlands are located within the ARC facility and several plant and animal species listed as threatened or endangered under the Federal Endangered Species Act or considered special status under State Endangered Species Act are also present. The EMD at ARC manages environmental programs and is dedicated to sustaining an effective environmental compliance and protection culture at ARC in accordance with all Federal, State, and local laws and regulations.
BB&E will provide environmental technical expertise and support services to meet ARC’s environmental management objectives, including comprehensive support for ARC’s Restoration Program to remediate, restore, protect and enhance mission resources. Additionally, BB&E will provide technical expertise and support for environmental compliance, Environmental Management Systems (EMS), cultural resources, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)/Environmental Justice, natural resources (wildlife, plants, ecosystems), and sustainability practices and pollution prevention, including water conservation, energy conservation, waste reduction/recycling, sustainable acquisition.
Our San Antonio office volunteered at a local food bank and jointly prepared 921 boxes (27,630 pounds) of food alongside 75 other volunteers. Way to go, team! The San Antonio Food Bank serves 16 counties in southwest Texas by providing food for those in need, as well as hosting assistance and education programs to support self-sufficiency in the future. Over 58,000 individuals are served each week, including children, seniors, the working poor, single parents, veterans, and the homeless.
Everyone enjoyed this humbling and rewarding event and plans are underway to return on a quarterly basis.
On Saturday, November 2nd, employees from the Northville, MI office gathered at Gleaners Food Bank’s Warren Distribution Center to volunteer their afternoon assisting the organization with their food allocation efforts. Employees worked together to package, seal, and load over 1100 lbs of frozen food. Gleaners Food Bank, founded and headquartered in Detroit, MI, distributes over 95,000 meals to those in need every day. Gleaners serves as a link between soup kitchens and those in need by soliciting surplus food, storing and repackaging it safely and then distributing it to agencies that are the direct providers to the hungry.
We are opening a new office in Norcross, GA! Located just outside Atlanta, GA, our newest office is strategic for BB&E in that it's centrally located within the Southeastern US and will allow for more focused growth by leveraging our operations in Northville, MI; Norfolk, VA; and San Antonio, TX to expand our engineering and environmental business lines. BB&E has both federal and industrial clients located in the Atlanta area and having staff and operations at this location will allow us to better serve our existing clients and to expand and build our business by identifying and working with new clients. If you are in the area and want to visit our office please contact Daniel Marion at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BB&E was awarded a small business, Blanket Purchase Agreement, to provide technical and programmatic Environmental Support Services to the Department of the Interior (DOI) including the Office of Restoration and Damage Assessment (ORDA), the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance (OEPC), and the bureaus within the DOI at various nationwide locations. The ORDA and the OEPC serve as leaders in conservation stewardship and the sustainable development and use of DOI managed resources for the benefit of the public. They are responsible for providing environmental policy guidance to bureaus within the DOI and are responsible for overseeing the funds for cleanup and restoration of highly contaminated sites located within national parks, national wildlife refuges, and other Department managed lands, for assessing and restoring injured Departmental managed resources, and for providing training and support for oil spill response activities.
BB&E was awarded a small business U.S. Coast Guard Nationwide Environmental Engineering Services Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Multiple Award Task Order Contract. This contract supports all areas of the USCG’s professional engineering and environmental services mission and is a 10yr/$75M Indefinite Delivery Contract. Services cover the entire United States and its territories and include professional engineering and environmental services to support the USCG’s shore infrastructure, real property, and other projects. The scope of services includes support under the four key USCG environmental programs including:
- Restoration and Liabilities,
- Planning, and
- Sustainability and Training.
BB&E held another successful volunteer day at Food Gatherers in Ann Arbor, MI, contributing to the mission of alleviating hunger in Washtenaw County. BB&E staff, family, and friends sorted through fresh produce donated by local businesses and farms. All overripe, damaged, or moldy produce was separated and composted; surplus storage boxes were recycled; and a bounty of fresh, ready-to-eat produce was boxed for distribution to nearby non-profit agencies. Ultimately, 1 ton was salvaged! We’re proud to have a small part in supporting this food rescue program, as well as its principles of efficiency, sustainability, and compassion. More information can be found at https://www.foodgatherers.org. We were so busy sorting food, we don’t have any pictures of the process, but here is our star cleanup crew!
BB&E was recently awarded a contract to provide professional support services to the Naval Facilities Command Mid-Atlantic (NAVFAC MIDLANT) at various locations within the NAVFAC MIDLANT Area of Responsibility (AOR). The contract award was issued under GSA’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Small Business Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract. BB&E will provide NAVFAC with access to a variety of facilities engineering support technical disciplines including fire protection engineers, structural engineers, electrical engineers, civil engineers, architects, mechanical engineers, geotechnical engineers, cost engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, construction managers, and construction/electrical engineering technicians. Services will be performed primarily in Norfolk, VA, with some positions also located in Chicago, IL; Newport, IN; Philadelphia, PA; and United States Marine Corps (USMC) locations in North Carolina. Photo: NORFOLK, Va. NAVFAC Atlantic and Mid-Atlantic interns take a tour of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55). Credit: Flickr.com
BB&E has been awarded a Task Order under the General Services Administration (GSA) One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Contract to provide support to Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) Environmental Compliance Enforcement, Inspections, Ranges, Training, Water, and NEPA Programs. BB&E will deliver technical capabilities and experienced personnel to assist in collecting, compiling, analyzing, and reporting environmental data on several areas benefiting the Air Force, including environmental compliance, conservation, pollution prevention, and restoration support activities. BB&E will also provide technical expertise in the area of environmental training, assisting the government with the design and creation of training manuals, online learning modules, and course materials.
BB&E was recently awarded a task order to provide on-site engineering and technical assistance support for the 20th Civil Engineering Squadron (20 CES) at Shaw AFB, South Carolina, with reach-back to home office architectural and engineering expertise to provide a full range of advisory and assistance services. The 20 CES is responsible for the planning, programming, engineering design, construction, maintenance, and repair of all facilities and infrastructure at Shaw AFB, SC, and it is essential that new and ongoing mission responsibilities are in compliance with Air Force requirements. BB&E will provide a full range of services in support of new and existing mission requirements.