February 2021

Dr. Christopher Burke Elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 12th, 2021

NAE membership among highest professional distinctions conferred to an engineer Dr. Christopher B. Burke, PhD, PE, D.WRE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAC has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the premier engineering organization in the country and part of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Election to the NAE is highly selective and… Read more »


2021 Best Workplaces for Commuters

January 28th, 2021

We’re thrilled to announce that  CBBEL has been named one of the 2021 Best Workplaces for Commuters, for our award-winning Bike to Work program. This is the 4th consecutive year CBBEL has been recognized. “Biking to work is a big part of CBBEL’s culture, in large part because our program aims to make it as… Read more »


Rehabilitation of A Steel Wet Well

December 16th, 2020

Cambria Lift Station Rehabilitation was recently featured in WaterWorld magazine. Phase 2 of the Cambria Lift Station Rehabilitation was performed under two contracts with Christopher B. Burke Engineering Ltd. as the design consultant.  Click HERE to read the full article.


CBBEL Receives IL-ESGR State Award

September 1st, 2020

CBBEL was recognized with the IL ESGR State Award for our “strong support to the National Guard and Reserve.” CBBEL’s Michael Gratzke recently returned from active duty and the CBBEL team came together to support his unit with food, office supplies and letters of support during his deployment.


2020 Project Excellence Award

July 29th, 2020

Congratulations to the Village of Bartlett on earning APWA Chicago Metro Chapter’s 2020 Project Excellence Award for the Lake Michigan Water Supply project. This award goes to the most notable of all projects that won APWA Chapter awards. We’re proud to have partnered with the Village on this project. The Project was spearheaded by Mark… Read more »


CBBEL Welcomes Jeffrey Mysliwiec, PE

July 23rd, 2020

We’re happy to announce 30-year Illinois Department of Transportation veteran Jeff Mysliwiec, PE has joined CBBEL as Senior Construction Engineer. Jeff will be responsible for construction engineering projects & focus on project management, construction inspection and more. Welcome to the team, Jeff!


Prairie Trail Bridge Installation

July 7th, 2020

Village of Algonquin Old Town Prairie Trail Construction Bridge Placement over La Fox River Drive This week, the team delivered and installed the pedestrian bridge! The prefabricated bridge was hauled in and a large crane lifted it into place. The bridge now sits higher above the road to allow vehicles to pass safely underneath. Check… Read more »


CBBEL Staff Member makes masks for Construction Department Employees

April 30th, 2020

A big thank you to Construction Engineer Kristen Marquie who has been making masks for her co-workers out in the field that are ensuring essential public works projects continue moving forward! Here’s Raz Calin modeling one of the masks made by Kristen!  


Congratulations Erik Gil

April 22nd, 2020

Congratulations to CBBEL’s Erik Gil on receiving the Outstanding Service Award from the Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management! The award recognizes Erik’s 10+ years of work with IAFSM, including in his current role as IAFSM Chair.


Employee Shoutout!

April 14th, 2020

That’s our Kim Rocha at the end of this WGN MorningNews clip.  Kim works for CBBEL’s Traffic Operations department and is responsible for most our great project photos (Kimmie Rocha Photography).