Richard Watters, Thomas Wilson, Nicola Eastaway, and Ali Buron helped serve a meal at Union Gospel Mission following the groundbreaking ceremony on their newest multifamily residential development, The Vineyard on Lancaster.
BHB is excited to be celebrating 30 years of success, with the help of our building partners
BHB identifies energy-efficient technology to support Texas universities
Mechanical Engineer Allen Grammer reflects on his role in developing the NSSA’s new AP exam
BHB’s recent benefit updates continue fostering a family-friendly environment for employees
2021 was a successful year, and we look forward to seeing what 2022 has in store for us.
Baird, Hampton & Brown announces three employee promotions to further the company’s growth and expertise.
How BHB can help your community in all phases of the bidding process
A look at how BHB has served our facilities engineering clients since 1992
BHB leadership weigh in on the impacts of rising costs on current and future projects
Helping you take the first steps in the land acquisition process
Lindsay Lafferty, PE was recently awarded Young Engineer of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineer’s[…]
BHB ranks for the second consecutive time on ENR’s Top Design Firms List.
Baird, Hampton & Brown places 12th on Zweig’s Best Firms to Work For list
We are establishing our permanent presence in central Texas, led by Associate Thomas Wilson, PE
Bill and Terresa Baird celebrate five years of awarding the Baird, Hampton & Brown Engineering Scholarship.
Chilled water systems use water to remove heat from the air
See what our Structural team has accomplished in their first year
Direct Expansion Rooftop Units are a common air-conditioning system with several advantages
How this new system increased HVAC efficiency for our client
As the new year begins, Baird, Hampton & Brown looks back at our year in review
Baird, Hampton & Brown announces employee promotions to further the company’s growth and expertise.
Baird, Hampton & Brown is proud to have been part of the CAC’s mission to end the cycle of child abuse.
The story of an influential Building Partner in the early days of BHB
The joint-use Workforce & Emerging Technologies building is anticipated to open at the end of next year.
The inner workings of this ground-source heat pump system and its applications
How municipalities are maximizing the utility and safety of right-of-ways to best serve their communities
How we’ve helped some of our clients with unanticipated projects this summer
A look at Building Information Modeling (BIM) and its applications in structural engineering
Fort Worth’s first drop-in center for victims of human trafficking will open later this year
Looking ahead in light of this year’s impacts on the market and construction sector
Baird, Hampton & Brown has been ranked again on this year’s list from Zweig Group
BHB engineers on the importance of mentoring and visibility for women in STEM
Code requirements and design considerations for storm shelters
What you should know about the upcoming structural building system trend
Our landscape architecture team is mindful of the various landscapes in which we work, as well as carefully selecting[…]
Combatting airborne exposure in a patient care environment
Ritchie Chairez is taking a break from his professional career to serve in the National Guard.
BHB’s land surveying department stays in step with the ever-changing industry.
As BHB President and Senior Civil Engineer, Konstantine Bakintas has been an outstanding asset to the company for over[…]
Civil Engineer Joe LaCroix has been named Young Engineer of the Year by TSPE’s Fort Worth Chapter.
Engineers Week is dedicated to appreciating the impact engineers have on our community.
The event provided an opportunity for private and public sector engineers to discuss professional conduct and ethics.
BHB engineer helps start the state’s 9th student chapter of the professional development organization.
BHB’s use of an ESS as backup power is thought to be the first of its kind in North America.
Ronald Ishmael, PE will lead structural engineering at the firm.
2019 brought year of growth for Baird, Hampton & Brown.
Baird, Hampton & Brown announces multiple promotions and a new hire to enhance services and better assist clients.
Implementing an effective PM system can prolong the life of equipment.
BHB engineers are experienced in designing sustainable systems that can positively impact our environment.
PoE powered lighting is an evolving technology that could be the next disruptor in the lighting industry.
To thank BHB, Kids Who Care surprised employees with an in-office performance complete with acting, singing, and dancing.
BHB had a presence on the exhibition floor to showcase our municipal project experience.
BHB was recognized by Fort Worth Business Press as a Top 100 Company in Tarrant County.
BHB’s Weatherford team has moved to a larger office to continue to meet the needs of clients.
The updated IECC 2018 code adoption includes updates and specifications that impact mechanical and electrical designs.
VRF HVAC systems are starting to become a preferred solution for owners as they renovate or build.
House Bill 2439 will alter the current architectural regulations that municipalities have for building construction.
Get to know our Summer 2019 class of interns!
Baird, Hampton & Brown has been named a 2019 Best Firm to Work For by Zweig Group.
MEP systems for animal shelters can be very technical, but it is all about the health and comfort of the animals.
Baird, Hampton & Brown announces multiple promotions to further the company’s growth and expertise.
After a successful 2018, BHB is looking forward to what 2019 has in store.
From crew chief to Vice President of Land Surveying, John Margotta has made a positive impact at BHB for the past two[…]
The Parker County Children’s Advocacy Center will provide a place for healing for victims and their families.
In 2007, our engineers designed a complete remodel of mechanical and plumbing systems in this 24-story building.
In 1999, BHB provided MEP engineering services for the renovation of Downtown Fort Worth’s Flatiron building.
BHB is celebrating Licensure and the Profession with PEs around the world today for the third annual Professional Engineers[…]
Meet some of our engineers who are helping make a difference, and their advice for young girls wanting to become future[…]
BHB was excited to provide MEP design finish-out for two tenant spaces in the circa 1900 facility in Fort Worth, Texas.
BHB provided MEP designs for the newest residential community development in west Fort Worth, Texas.
In honor of National Surveyors Week, we celebrated all Land Surveyors and are thankful for those that are a part of the[…]
BHB is proud to have been part of the newest addition to the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) Campus.
2017 has been our biggest year of growth yet! We wish you all the happiest of holidays as we start a new year full of[…]
The Bowden Event Center & Chapel provides a unique event space while giving back to Keller residents.
In 2017, BHB celebrated its anniversary with a staff and client event featuring local artist, Katie Murray.
Three engineers were working comfortable administrative positions at Yandell & Hiller in Fort Worth. But they missed[…]
Giving Back at Union Gospel Mission
Richard J. Watters, PE
Richard J. Watters, PE
Principal | Senior Mechanical Engineer
Richard Watters came to BHB after working with a design-build contractor in the area for two years. As an active member of BHB’s leadership team, Richard manages some of the firm’s multiple long-term engineering projects, including healthcare, commercial, oil and gas, retail, and municipal. He is experienced in sustainable design, energy studies/audits, design-build, HVAC, plumbing, and medical gas design along with construction administration.
Richard has been named one of the Top 40 Engineers Under 40 in the country by Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine and one of the Top 20 Engineers Under 40 in our region by Engineer News-Record magazine.
In the office, his hands-on style has helped him successfully find solutions for clients and mentor young engineers. Outside of the office, Richard has been active with student organizations of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as a guest speaker; he also travels back to Texas A&M to guest lecture and has sponsored projects for the construction science department at Texas A&M.
With his wife Yesenia, he enjoys being outside with their kids, traveling, working on multiple home improvement projects, and especially helping others. They have sponsored scholarships for children in El Salvador, his wife’s native country, who would otherwise not have access to advanced education. Richard is also a founding board member of the Paul Schulte Foundation, a non-profit organization with a goal to empower, inspire, and facilitate individuals with disabilities.
Project ExperienceArlington Animal Services Center
Doss Heritage and Culture Center
Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center
Texas Wesleyan University Jack and Jo Willa Morton Fitness Center
Texas A&M University:
Master’s Degree/2001/Mechanical Engineering
The University of Texas at El Paso:
Bachelor’s Degree/1997/Mechanical Engineering
Ali Buron, PE
Ali Buron, PE
Associate | Mechanical Engineer
As a third generation engineer, you could say that it is in her blood – but Ali didn’t always dream of mechanical engineering. When she was young, she wanted to be an actress, even landing the leading role in her fourth grade school play. She still loves the stage today, but has since considered a career in law before ultimately falling in love with engineering during her studies at TCU. It was there that she met Richard Watters through a mock interview event and became interested in working at BHB. She is now a project manager for healthcare and commercial projects among others, and is an active member of the Fort Worth chapter of ASHRAE.
Having grown up hunting and fishing at her grandmother’s farm, Ali still enjoys outdoor activities. She plays on an intramural kickball team, which she loves for the opportunity to compete and meet new people. At home she has two weenie dogs named Ruff and Ryder, who love visiting dog friendly restaurants in Fort Worth and bossing around their mom.
Texas Christian University:
Thomas Wilson, PE
Thomas Wilson, PE
Associate | Electrical Engineer
Thomas has always wanted to be an engineer; as a child he played outside with his brother, building cities in the dirt with matchbox cars, wood block buildings, and even designing roads. He enjoys the profession’s capacity to provide a creative outlet through math and problem solving. His early work experience took place in his Oma’s convenience store, expanding his world view from an early age and instilling in him an appreciation for the diversity of people and their experiences. He ultimately found BHB through interactions with electrical engineer, Paul Morris, while Thomas worked for the City of Fort Worth. He was impressed with the company culture and quality of work that he had the chance to review, and knew the company would be a good fit for him.
Thomas enjoys volunteering at church, cooking on his barbeque pit, camping, and spending time with his wife, Aryana, and daughter, Penelope. He also enjoys a good cumbia, domino game of 42, or really any activity involving a gathering of his friends and family. He is an active member of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers.
Texas State University:
Baird, Hampton & Brown was founded on April 23, 1992, by Bill Baird, Merlin Hampton, and Les Brown. BHB opened its first office at the WT Waggoner building in downtown Fort Worth and rented on a month-to-month basis, because they were unsure how their new business venture would pan out. The founders started BHB with […]
“Surveying is a skilled professional position, it’s not just a vocational job,” said John Margotta, Vice President of Land Surveying. Often times people have their own ideas and misconceptions of what surveyors do and what it takes to be a surveyor. It’s not an easy profession, and it takes a certain skillset and personality to […]
The demand for more sustainable buildings is growing faster than ever. The construction industry has been forced into making more energy-conscious choices in their equipment selection and operation of systems. While these practices are commonly integrated into today’s buildings, there are differences in how each facility type approaches these decisions. When selecting building systems, a […]
Last fall, the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) held its annual Storm Shelter Conference featuring a variety of technical presentations and certification opportunities. Invited to speak at this year’s event was BHB Mechanical Engineer, Allen Grammer, PE. At the time, Allen sat as Chair of the NSSA’s Mechanical Exam Committee, a group responsible for writing […]
Most parents have lots of responsibilities, juggling work and time with their families, not to mention the hassle of finding childcare. When a workplace offers benefits for the working parent that allows them to have more balance in their life, that is extremely important. In fact, that is why most working parents leave jobs, because […]
BHB is grateful for another successful year, and we couldn’t have done it without our building partners and dedicated employees. BHB saw rapid growth in employee count and workload this year. We hired 29 new employees, bringing the count to 120 team members with more to come! 46% of our employees have a tenure of […]
Baird, Hampton & Brown, a multi-disciplinary engineering firm, recently announced three promotions to further the growth and expertise of the company. Robert Lee, RPLS and Jake Hammons, PE were promoted to Project Managers and Scott Crawford, PE was promoted to an Associate. BHB couldn’t be happier to promote these well-deserving individuals. Scott Crawford, PE was […]
No matter the size, Baird, Hampton & Brown has assisted our local Texas municipalities with soliciting bids and selecting project contractors for over 25 years. Our proven experience has provided a range of clients with a smooth and efficient bidding and contract award process from start to finish. In concert with each client, we develop […]
During the feasibility period (typically the first 30 days) the developer has a “free look” at the property to determine if a successful project can be built. Rather than going straight to closing, many commercial real estate transactions allow for an additional option period before closing called a hard money option. These time extensions are […]
At BHB, we consider ourselves Building Partners – a term that feels especially relevant to our facilities engineering clients. These include industrial, higher education, and manufacturing clients with whom we maintain long-term relationships. With these organizations constantly growing, rearranging, and renovating their campuses, it is our role to help keep their facilities operating at the […]
The construction industry has always experienced cyclic highs and lows. There are times when construction contractors are busy and pricing is up and times when projects are scarce and bids are well below budgeted amounts. However, pandemic-related disruptions in the supply chain of construction materials are something new and continue to impact the flow of […]
As any commercial real estate developer has learned, it’s the unforeseen problems that have the most potential to turn a project into a money pit. When it comes to your land and its supporting infrastructure, the team at BHB is well equipped to help evaluate the site before and during the acquisition process to help you […]
BHB’s Civil Engineer Lindsay Lafferty, PE was recently selected by the American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) Fort Worth chapter as their 2021 Young Engineer of the Year. Every year this award recognizes civil engineers 35 years old and younger that showcase outstanding work in the civil engineering profession and make significant contributions to the […]
Baird, Hampton & Brown is proud to announce our second consecutive ranking on Engineering News Record Texas and Louisiana’s Top Design Firms list. We have ranked #77 overall and #28 in the Master Planned Development/Site Infrastructure sector. BHB is honored to be included on this annual list that ranks both publicly and privately held U.S. […]
Baird, Hampton & Brown is excited to announce our third win for Zweig Group’s 2021 Best Firms to Work for Award, ranking #12 out of 35 in the 100-199 employee category. We are truly honored to win this award among so many prestigious firms. The award recognizes AEC (architecture, engineering, environmental, planning, and construction) firms […]
Thomas Wilson is an electrical engineer from the small town of Bastrop, Texas. He graduated from Texas State University with his Bachelor’s in Manufacturing Engineering and has 10 years of professional experience, six of which have been with Baird, Hampton and Brown. He says his favorite part of engineering is that “engineering builds upon the […]
Since 1992, BHB has provided services of land surveying, engineering, and landscape architecture with offices in Grapevine, Fort Worth, Weatherford, and now San Antonio. We’ve had a presence in central Texas for over 25 years and are excited to continue that with the addition of our new office location. The addition of the new office […]
Raquel Sandoval- Fort Worth Electrical Engineering Intern Texas Christian University- Electrical Engineering “All extreme situations have their flashes that sometimes blind us, sometimes illuminate us.”-Les Miserables -Born and raised in Honduras -Native language is Spanish, but sometimes thinks and dreams in English -She brings Honduran coffee back to TCU to remind her of home […]
On Monday, May 10, three Joshua High School graduates were awarded the Baird, Hampton & Brown Engineering Scholarship, presented to individuals enrolled at an accredited university pursuing a degree in civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering. Five years since its official inception, the initial idea to set up this scholarship stemmed from personal experience. BHB’s Senior […]
As members of their profession, engineers are expected to exhibit the highest standard of ethical integrity. With a direct impact on the public’s welfare, the services engineers provide requires honesty, impartiality, and a dedication to public health and safety. Professional organizations such as the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), National Society of Professional Engineers, […]
To celebrate Administrative Professionals Day, we wanted to introduce some of the team members that go above and beyond to keep our company running smoothly! We asked our administrators what they love about their profession: Ashley Thomas, Administrative Assistant: There are a lot of different tasks that keep every day different. Whether I’m interacting […]
Though much of a civil engineer’s work is not glamorous by any means, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t often significant or impactful. One example of this is our recent work designing the largest low-pressure sewer system owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth. Also the largest such system designed by BHB in […]
Chilled water systems work similarly to direct expansion (DX) systems with the exception that instead of refrigerant, water flows through the system. The chiller uses an internal refrigeration cycle to chill water in a chiller barrel. Once inside the chiller barrel, the chiller removes heat from the water through heat transfer to a colder internal […]
Establishing the newest department in almost ten years was an exciting announcement for Baird, Hampton & Brown. Although the COVID-19 pandemic struck only a few months after the department’s inception, the team has proven their capabilities through their strides and accomplishments within their first year. Ron Ishmael, PE became BHB’s first structural engineer, bringing with […]
At BHB, we’ve always been committed to helping our clients meet their sustainable design goals through ongoing research and education on the newest energy efficient technologies and systems. We are proud to have been one of the first engineering firms in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to join the 2030 Challenge. “The 2030 Challenge is an […]
Whether a large academic or corporate campus or residential neighborhood, the need for thorough yet efficient exterior lighting can seem like a daunting task. Not only can an electrical engineer design improvements to your existing exterior lighting, but we can also help you from the beginning of the planning phase. Through an exterior lighting study, […]
Direct Expansion Rooftop Units (DX RTUs) are a common form of air-conditioning in the industry. This type of system is widely used for its low initial cost and simplicity, and thus has gained an unfair reputation as a low-quality system. The system’s flexibility and range of options allows it to be considered for various types […]
As a consulting engineering firm, we are always looking for new technologies to increase the efficiencies of the HVAC systems we design. Doing this allows us to offer our clients the most up to date products to help them evaluate the right systems for their project. Over the past two decades, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) […]
As Baird, Hampton & Brown closes 2020, we are grateful to our building partners for their support and dedication throughout the year. Over the past 12 months, BHB has seen the addition of 14 new employees, the extension of our services to include Structural Engineering, and ten employee promotions. BHB also received recognition on the […]
Baird, Hampton & Brown, a multi-disciplinary engineering firm, recently announced ten promotions to further the company’s growth and expertise. Craig Gregory, PE, Senior Electrical Engineer, has been promoted to Vice President of Facilities Engineering in recognition of his efforts in strengthening the company’s industrial partnerships with Dannon, Gatorade, Lockheed Martin, and Pepsi. During Craig’s 27 […]
Baird, Hampton & Brown is dedicated to making a positive difference, both in our offices and in our communities. A recent testament to that mission was the construction of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Parker County (CAC). Parker County Attorney, John Forrest, recognized the work BHB had done in 2015 on Grace House Ministries Options […]
Ask any business owner to reflect on the early days of their venture, and they’re sure to tell you stories of the partnerships that made it possible. Over the past 28 years at Baird, Hampton & Brown, we’ve worked with countless influential Business Partners who have left their mark on our business for years to […]
Last month, Weatherford College (WC) broke ground on the 70,000 square-foot Workforce & Emerging Technologies building in a unique and symbolic fashion. As a new robotics program will be housed in this development, WC President, Dr. Tod Allen Farmer, had the school’s very own programmed robot move the first shovel to lead the groundbreaking ceremony. […]
Unlike most kids his age, Bill Baird was certain that he was going to be an engineer starting in the fifth grade. His passion for math and science pointed directly towards a career that would serve the clients and community in and around his hometown of Arlington, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas […]
Geothermal heat pumps, sometimes referred to as earth-coupled, ground-source, or water-source heat pumps, use underground piping and the earth’s natural temperature as the source for heat transfer (instead of outside air). Despite seasonal temperature changes, the ground a few feet below the earth’s surface remains at a relatively constant temperature of 45°F to 75°F – […]
A relatively new term, Complete Streets refers to what is, in essence, well thought-out infrastructure design. A Complete Street project takes a balanced approach to maximize the space available for as many user groups as possible. As we continue to see an increase in interest in this approach for North Texas municipalities, we’d like to […]
A lot of things in our day-to-day work look different now than they did a year ago. We’ve all spent some amount of time working from home, video call meetings have become the new normal, and we wonder when we’ll be back to shaking hands. But in addition to these changes that we’ve all experienced, […]
BIM has become essential among the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. This process has shown tremendous potential and has provided AEC professionals with a more integrated approach when visualizing and designing buildings and facilities. BIM utilizes advanced software and file sharing techniques to implement and model the many intricate components of construction while maintaining […]
As a child, Ron was fascinated with buildings – a fascination that only grew with him. At the start of 2020 he became BHB’s first structural engineer, bringing with him 14 years of experience in consulting engineering. Over those years, he’s had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of unique and noteworthy projects, […]
This summer, BHB has had the honor of being on the design team for a project which will fill an important hole in our community: The Underground, a drop-in center for Unbound Fort Worth. Unbound Fort Worth works with local organizations, schools, and shelters to increase awareness of human trafficking and empower youth to stay […]
2020 started with construction continuing to roll after a successful 2019. In fact, we have seen about seven (7) years of growth in the construction industry and about ten (10) years of growth in the financial markets, though we did see a slow-down at the end of 2018 in the market that may have contributed […]
Baird, Hampton & Brown is excited to announce our designation as a 2020 Best Firm to Work For by Zweig Group. This award recognizes the top engineering, architecture, and construction firms in the US and Canada based on workplace practices, employee benefits, and more. Since our first year of participation in 2019, we’re proud to […]
It’s no secret that women are a minority in the engineering profession. Despite a 58% increase in bachelor’s degrees in engineering and computer science awarded to women from 2012 to 20171, only 13% of engineers are women2. Although outnumbered by men, women in STEM professions have proven time and time again to be just as […]
Baird, Hampton & Brown is excited to announce our inclusion on Engineering News-Record Texas & Louisiana’s Top Design Firms list. In our first year to rank amongst the region’s largest design firms, we have come in at #72 overall and #10 in the Master-Planned Development/Site Infrastructure sector. We’re honored to be included alongside many accomplished […]
Over 1,000 tornadoes touch down each year in the United States. Texas is one of the highest-ranking states for the average number of tornadoes per year. Tragedies such as Joplin, Missouri and Moore, Oklahoma remind us of the impact tornadoes can have on human life and public safety. How can we make our structures safer […]
The virus responsible for the COVID-19 disease, officially named SARS CoV-2, is very contagious and has quickly spread globally. The CoVs have become the major pathogens of emerging respiratory outbreaks in the world (Astuti & Ysrafil, 2020) and preventing transmission of the disease in our community is our best weapon against the outbreak. Transmission of […]
Mass timber is a type of framing style that utilizes solid wood panels for wall, floor, and roof building construction and is an emerging trend that is reviving timber construction. Innovations in mass timber make it competitive with steel and concrete in larger and taller building applications such as long spans or tall walls. As […]
Today, BHB celebrates 28 years in business with a walk down memory lane. We asked members of company leadership, “what is your favorite or most memorable BHB project thus far?” From the firm’s first foray into Autocad in 1992 to the renovation of an iconic downtown Fort Worth building, here are their answers. Federal Medical […]
At Baird, Hampton & Brown, our landscape architecture team works to create designs that add to the visual appeal of office buildings, plazas, playgrounds, and more. Apart from the aesthetic aspect, landscape architecture is also about being mindful of the various landscapes in which we work, as well as carefully selecting plants that will best […]
Much like other companies around the world, we continue to monitor the outbreak of COVID-19 and assess what we can do as a firm to help the community around us. As experts in our field, we always seek to find new and better ways to serve our clients. Amid the current crisis, we have researched […]
Due to recent events and the uncertainty of the COVID-19 shutdown, the economic impact has either reduced or ceased funding for many projects. At BHB, we are Building Partners, and we recognize the importance of communicating with owners and clients to understand their goals and needs in relation to how current events are affecting businesses. […]
Ritchie Chairez has worked at BHB for three years as a civil Engineer in Training (EIT), with the goal to one day obtain the designation of Professional Engineer (PE). He is a valued member of the firm and helps live out our philosophy to serve clients with integrity and make a positive difference in our […]
Since BHB began offering land surveying services in 1994, the rapid rate at which the technology has changed and improved has been influential to not only the growth of the surveying department, but the growth of the entire firm. In recent years, the land surveying department at BHB has taken advantage of 3D scanning technology […]
Konstantine Bakintas, PE, is a major influence at Baird, Hampton & Brown. Not only is he a senior civil engineer, but he is also President and is instrumental in defining and guiding the firm’s strategy and structure. Having been an outstanding asset to the company for over 26 years, his successes and determination began much […]
BHB Project Manager Joe LaCroix, PE has been named Young Engineer of the Year by the Fort Worth Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. This award is presented to individuals less than 34 years old who exhibit outstanding technical ability, have made great professional achievements, and continually support civic and humanitarian activities for […]
Engineers Week is dedicated to appreciating what engineers do and how their contributions affect our communities, while also inspiring young students to pursue engineering and spur their excitement about the profession. Engineering can be looked at as a career that is focused on the willingness to learn and solve problems, while sparking creativity. “We need […]
Ethics play a vital role in engineering, from both public and private perspectives. That’s why, as a Professional Engineer (PE), one of the required 15 hours of annual professional development hours (PDH) must be dedicated to ethics. BHB was proud to partner with the City of Fort Worth again this year to host the Professional […]
On January 24, Baird, Hampton & Brown was recognized by the University of Texas at Arlington as one of the 100 fastest-growing Maverick businesses. Known as the Mavs 100, the inaugural event celebrated successful alumni and their entrepreneurial achievements. BHB consists of 34 UTA alumni, with Mavericks comprising 30% of the company, including two of […]
Engineering students at Tarleton State University can now join a collegiate chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) on their own campus, thanks in part to the efforts of BHB Civil Engineer and Tarleton alumna Skylar Wierzbicki. Part of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), this chapter is the ninth student chapter […]
In today’s modern era, owners are starting to think about the impact their projects have on the environment today, tomorrow, and 50 years from now. In fact, many are willing to spend more money upfront on a product or technology if it will reduce the harm to ecosystems. What’s more is that using these products […]
Baird, Hampton & Brown is excited to announce the addition of structural engineering. This new service adds to our five other sectors of mechanical/plumbing, electrical, and civil engineering; land surveying; and landscape architecture. The decision to offer structural engineering has been a strategic goal of BHB’s for several years and has become more pressing after […]
As Baird, Hampton & Brown closes out 2019, we are grateful to our clients and employees for another successful year serving DFW and surrounding areas. The past 12 months have seen the addition of 13 new employees, our Weatherford office moving to a larger location, and 11 promotions. BHB also received three firm awards – […]
The multi-disciplinary engineering, land surveying, and landscape architecture firm of Baird, Hampton & Brown recently announced the promotion of eight employees, and the hiring of a structural engineer. Austin Baird, PE, Senior Civil Engineer, was promoted to Principal to further BHB’s strategic vision, while strengthening client and business relationships. During his 17 years at BHB, […]
Preventative maintenance (PM) is the service regularly performed on a piece of equipment to lessen the likelihood of it failing. Planned and performed during regular business hours while the equipment is still working, PM helps make sure resources are accessible, while decreasing operating costs and the chance of machinery failing unexpectedly. Having a PM schedule […]
The ever-changing term “sustainability” is used often in this modern era, as the importance of maintaining a balanced environment economically and socially is a topic that is top of mind for many. When applied to engineering, sustainable design focuses on material usage, land usage, and energy efficiency in order to minimize a building’s environmental impact, […]
Power over Ethernet (PoE) lighting is an evolving technology that could possibly be the lighting industry’s next disruptor. While the term is somewhat unfamiliar to the general public, the concept — and its applications to power computers and VoIP phones — is not new. The known component is Ethernet, and the evolution is in providing […]
Here at Baird, Hampton & Brown, we provide engineering and design services for hundreds of various projects each year. However, once in a while, there are certain projects that have special meaning – including a recent project that can’t be measured by the length of pipe and wire, but instead by the number of people […]
Earlier this month, representatives from Baird, Hampton & Brown attended the Texas Municipal League Annual Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio. The annual event attracts over 3,000 town and city delegates across the state including mayors, managers, and departmental employees who serve as decision makers for their communities. This was BHB’s 11th year to have […]
In 2016, BHB’s engineering team provided a campus assessment for the mechanical equipment at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) in Fort Worth, Texas. The non-profit institution noticed that unnecessary energy was being spent on the existing chilled water system, so they reached out to BHB to see what could be done to reduce energy and […]
To Les Brown, his childhood and adolescent years were completely normal. But others might think that building log cabins in the woods or trapping and selling muskrat pelts aren’t ordinary pastimes for a kid. At a young age, it was very evident that Les possessed a determined and adventurous spirit, which followed him in his […]
Baird, Hampton & Brown was recently named one of Fort Worth Business Press’s Top 100 Private and Public Companies. The annual event was held at the River Crest Country Club and recognized companies in Tarrant County based strictly on generated revenue. “We are happy with our ranking on the list of Top 100 Companies,” said […]
Due to Baird, Hampton & Brown’s growth in Parker County and surrounding areas, our Weatherford office has moved to a new location: 949 Hilltop Drive, Weatherford, Texas, 76086. The new office, which is nearly twice the size of our previous location, will allow our Weatherford team to continue to grow and meet the needs of […]
The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is the official code adopted by the State of Texas to meet energy efficiency requirements for the design, construction, and renovation of buildings. Maintained by the International Code Council, the IECC is on a three-year code cycle to make necessary updates reflecting technological advancements and efficiency upgrades, and covers […]
Standing before the office of Merlin Hampton is a shelf lined with 41 blue, hardcover notebooks. They date back to the creation of Baird, Hampton, & Brown in 1992 when Merlin, Senior Electrical Engineer and Co-founder of BHB, began keeping detailed records of his daily tasks, appointments, and projects. The spine of each book has […]
Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) is a type of air-conditioning system that adjusts refrigerant flow to different areas of a building as needed, based on heating or cooling demand, instead of operating large quantities of refrigerant at all times. Although they have been installed in applications around North Texas for several years, VRF systems are starting […]
As a multi-disciplinary engineering firm located in the DFW Metroplex, the Baird, Hampton, & Brown team strives to stay informed of new and changing legislation that could affect our clients, firm, and communities. May 27, 2019 marked the end of Texas’ 86th Legislative Session. Of the bills that were passed, House Bill 2439 (H.B. No. […]
Luke Grammer Computer Science Major at A&M University https:// fun_facts /_IT_intern_FW/_he_also_fixes_with_computers_in_his_spare_time I am an Eagle Scout The first job I ever had was as a boat mechanic over a summer, which would be fun had there been any A/C I wanted to be a marine biologist when I was younger, but was severely disappointed to […]
We’re excited to share that Baird, Hampton & Brown has been named a 2019 Best Firm to Work For by Zweig Group! This award recognizes the top engineering, architecture, and construction firms in the US and Canada based on workplace practices, employee benefits, and more. “We at Baird, Hampton & Brown are constantly looking ahead […]
Throughout the year, particularly the spring and summer months, bikers and walkers can often be found enjoying the multitude of trails in the DFW area. From winding paths through wooded park areas to those that loop around town, trails provide residents safe routes for exercise and alternate ways of transportation. More and more, nature trails […]
Animal shelters are meant to provide short-term housing for dogs, cats, and other domestic animals until they can find their forever home. Depending on their background, many shelter animals can have a rough past due to no fault of their own. Whether they were abused, neglected, lost, or replaced, animals in shelters are often broken […]
April 23, 2019 marked Baird, Hampton & Brown’s 27th anniversary as a multidisciplinary engineering firm. With three locations, over 100 employees, and hundreds of projects successfully completed each year, BHB is continuing to grow and thrive after nearly three decades of being in business. While proud of the success of a company he helped start, […]
Baird, Hampton & Brown, a multi-disciplinary engineering firm, recently announced seven promotions to further the company’s growth and expertise. Ottis Lee, senior civil engineer, was promoted to Vice President of Land Development. With over 30 years of experience, Lee brings indispensable professional, technical and project management skills to BHB. In addition to his current engineering […]
Another year at Baird, Hampton & Brown has come and gone, and we are proud to now be on our 27th year of serving DFW and surrounding communities. 2018 brought us lots of opportunities, growth, ideas and perspective. Since January, we have had 21 new employees. We are proud to continue to grow our staff […]
Today, December 21, marks John Margotta’s 20th year at Baird, Hampton & Brown. As the company’s Vice President of Land Surveying, John has had a profound impact on the department’s development and growth, while providing field and office supervision across BHB’s three offices. John started out as a crew chief in 1998 when he joined BHB. […]
Parker County residents and officials gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new 7,000 square-foot building for the county’s Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). The CAC is currently operating out of a temporary space in the Parker County Attorney’s Office and will move into this new facility built on land donated by Jerry Durant off Clear […]
Partnered with Schwarz-Hanson Architects in 2007, our engineers designed a complete remodel of mechanical and plumbing systems in this 24-story building, in conjunction with a new parking garage and data center. The biggest challenge of this project? Working around the ongoing office operations and allowing the building to stay occupied throughout renovations. The result was a historic […]
Today we’re looking back at our 1999 MEP renovation of the Flatiron building in Downtown Fort Worth. This historic building was built in 1907 to emulate New York’s Flatiron building, and is now the only survivor of the early skyscrapers of the area. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Texas […]
What is a PE? A Licensed Professional Engineer has proven competency in their field. Since 1907, state engineering licensure laws have protected public health, safety, and welfare through high standards for ethics and quality assurance. How to Get Licensed After graduating from an engineering program, you pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and become an […]
Nolan Perry Civil Engineering, Fort Worth University of Texas at Tyler Why BHB? It is a place with great and friendly employees, and seemed like a great opportunity to get ahead in my major and get a good look at what my future could be. What projects are you working on? Designing a new park […]
BHB celebrated Engineers Week this year by asking a couple of our engineers to share some of the reasons why they love what they do and encourage young girls to follow their dreams.
BHB was excited to provide MEP design finish-out for two tenant spaces in the circa 1900 facility in Fort Worth, Texas. The O.B. Macaroni building was originally a carriage house in the late 1800s. In 1905, it was converted into the Fort Worth Macaroni Company, where pasta products were shipped all over the Greater Southwest […]
BHB is happy to provide the MEP designs for the Gas Market Building, Fitness Building, Co-Working Building, and the Maker’s Building for the newest residential community development in west Fort Worth, Texas. These buildings will provide the community with a private place to purchase gas, consumer goods, take fitness classes, have office spaces and wood-working […]
BHB is thankful to have a great Land Surveying department and all of their continuous hard work and dedication throughout the years. We celebrate each member of the team and all land surveyors.
BHB is proud to have been part of the newest addition to the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Campus in Fort Worth. We provided the MEP design for Mathena Hall, a building dedicated to providing educational classes for the school’s Mission and Outreach programs. The building is complete with additional classrooms, offices, and a tiered lecture […]
Mike McIlraith, former mechanical engineer, retired in 2017. Having been with the company since 1993, he had a huge impact on everyone at Baird, Hampton & Brown, as well as the numerous projects he worked on during his 33+ years at the firm. As a farewell, we asked Mike to leave us with his thoughts […]
2017 has been our biggest year of growth yet. It was a joy to share the fall and winter holidays with all of you! We celebrated the end of the year with our Pumpkin Carving Contest, BHB Thanksgiving Luncheon, and our annual Holiday Party. We wish you all the happiest of holidays as we start […]
With an elegant stone facade, floor-to-ceiling windows, intricate wood ceilings, and a picturesque pond, the Bowden Event Center is hard to miss. Located in Keller, Texas, this venue is perfect for a classic, fairy-tale wedding with some added Texas flare. Aside from serving as a unique event space, the Bowden also gives back to residents […]
In 2017, BHB celebrated its anniversary with a staff and client event. BHB Marketing Director, Shonnah Driver, had a vision to use abstract art of engineering plans as the anniversary campaign design. With local artist Katie Murray and graphic designer, Julie Shaffer of Shaffer Creative, LLC, the campaign design was a success, resulting in an international […]
Three engineers were working comfortable administrative positions at Yandell & Hiller in Fort Worth. Bill Baird was in charge of marketing and worked as a civil engineer, Merlin Hampton oversaw production and electrical engineering, and Les Brown was a senior project manager and mechanical engineer. But they missed their true passion: building partners through interactive engineering […]
Earlier this year, we offered a lunch-n-learn to our municipal clients titled “Roadway Reconstruction, Soft Subgrade, and Lessons Learned at Gregory Avenue.” This continuing education program was attended by 26 public works professionals representing nine municipalities. The featured project, Gregory Avenue, was a street maintenance project that was in need of reconstruction after several sessions […]