Expanding Your Boundaries Through Outreach

Jamey Montoya, PLS, BHEGroup's Survey Manager shares his experience as a public speaker. "This year, the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon (PLSO) held their annual conference in Eugene, Oregon on January 20 – 22, 2016. Every year, the conference offers surveyors opportunities to learn more about new trends in the industry, network with other surveyors and support outreach efforts. I was invited to give a presentation, “Expanding Your Boundaries Through Outreach,” on the final day of the conference. Five years ago, I would have never envisioned myself doing any sort of marketing or business development outreach, let alone speaking at the PLSO conference on the topic. By expanding my boundaries, and stretching beyond my comfort zone, outreach to our clients and potential clients became my passion! My presentation touched on the momentary pain associated with growth and how I expanded my network to include students, real estate and title professionals and the general public. Never stop expanding your boundaries, you never know where you will end up. You could be the next speaker at a professional conference or the star business development professional at your company." Good job, Jamey!

Land surveys are hard work!

It's not easy being a land surveyor. This week, BHEGroup's land surveyors were working near Newport, Oregon on a survey for a client's land use application. The weather hovered around 50 degrees with rain and gusty winds. The crew was surveying along Highway 101, a busy tourist thoroughfare. In order to accurately survey the terrain, the crew also had to climb down into a canyon, through the brush. Yet, the crew finished the week with a smile, knowing they had done their job well. Land surveys near Newport, Oregon on Highway 101. Stephen climbing down through the brush to complete land surveys.

Looking ahead, rather than behind, BHEGroup changes name

Longtime engineering firm Balzhiser Hubbard Engineers recently changed its name to BHEGroup.

The executives at Balzhiser & Hubbard Engineers in Eugene had thought about changing the company’s name for a few years. Then they finally made it happen.

In December, the engineering and surveying firm announced that it would be named BHEGroup.

Read more here.

BHEGroup adds J. Daniel Koziol, PE as Civil Engineer

J. Daniel Koziol, PE has joined BHEGroup as a Civil Engineer in the Eugene office.  He brings over 8 years of professional engineering experience working both in the United States and abroad. Most recently, Daniel worked for an international consulting firm in Christchurch, New Zealand. A native of Eugene, Oregon, Daniel graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Resource Engineering from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California.

Balzhiser & Hubbard Engineers is now BHEGroup!

Balzhiser & Hubbard Engineers is pleased to announce that effective immediately, the company is now known as BHEGroup. Monica Anderson, PE, LEED AP, president of BHEGroup says, “BHEGroup has evolved into a multi-discipline firm by being open to new ideas and challenging the status quo to deliver better solutions for our clients. Changing the name of the firm better reflects our culture, where everyone at BHEGroup participates in achieving results.” In 1954, Jim Balzhiser founded a mechanical engineering firm in Eugene, Oregon. Balzhiser & Hubbard Engineers eventually added civil engineering and land-surveying services to form what is today a multi-discipline consulting firm serving clients from offices in Eugene and Portland. Today’s BHEGroup supports the healthcare, education and research/laboratory communities by continually focusing our efforts on staying at the leading edge of development for these types of complex facilities. Experience, expertise and forethought enables BHEGroup to effectively lead and guide projects as a trusted advisor to clients. With clients across the Pacific Northwest, BHEGroup has designed projects in Oregon, Washington and Montana. BHEGroup has been on the team of many local award-winning projects including the University of Oregon Lewis Integrative Science Building, Oregon State University William Tebeau Resident Hall, Lane Community College Downtown Eugene Campus, EWEB Roosevelt Operations Center and PeaceHealth’s University District, RiverBend and Cottage Grove facility improvements. BHEGroup’s current projects include the University of Oregon’s Jane Sanders Stadium and EMU Expansion and Renovation, Eugene School District 4J’s Howard and River Road Elementary Schools Replacement, Cascade Healthcare Solutions Hospice House, Eugene Public Library Makers Hub Remodel and the Harvard West Development in Roseburg. Announcement

Roosevelt rehab offers hands-on learning

BHEGroup is on the team with Bassetti Architects that is renovating and expanding historic Roosevelt High School in Portland. BHEGroup provided site development and stormwater management for the team. The project offers Roosevelt students opportunities to understand how concepts they are learning in the classroom apply to a construction site. What a great opportunity for these students! Read the full article from the Oregonian here.

BHE President honored as a 2015 Women of Vision award winner

On October 15, 2015, Monica Anderson, BHE's President and Principal Civil Engineer was honored as a 2015 Women of Vision by the Daily Journal of Commerce. This award honors women in the architecture, engineering, construction and supporting industries for their leadership, mentorship, community involvement and promotion of diversity. Monica was one of 25 women in the Portland area who were honored at a luncheon at the Sentinel Hotel. When asked about what she likes best about her work, Monica responded, "One of the things I like best is ultimately tangible. I drive by buildings and bridges and projects we've been involved with and feel a sense of pride knowing that we had a hand in that. It's very gratifying." Congratulations Monica!  

St. Charles Prineville hospital is now open for service

The new St. Charles Health System hospital in Prineville opened for business today and saw the first patients in the Emergency Room and at the Family Care Clinic. This new $30 million health care campus replaces the Pioneer Memorial Hospital and includes a primary care and specialty physician clinic along with hospital services including inpatient beds, an emergency department, surgery suites, a laboratory and imaging services. BHE served as the mechanical engineer for the integrated design/build team of Neenan Company and Twin Rivers Plumbing for this project. Our scope of service included the plumbing system design, the medical and dental gas/vacuum systems, HVAC systems including a chilled and heated water system, direct digital control building automation system and energy efficiency requirements which resulted in energy use 20-25% below mandated codes. Click here to see the press release from St. Charles Health System, Inc.

Ever wonder who to ask about land survey questions?

Jamey Montoya, PLS, BHE's land survey manager answered that question this morning for the Commercial Investment Division group of Lane County this morning. His presentation, given to the group of local real estate professionals, focused on when a land survey is required, what a survey entails and how to hire a land surveyor.   Jamey Montoya, PLS BHE land survey manager

BHE President Named 2015 Women of Vision Award Winner

Monica B. Anderson, PE, LEED AP, President and Principal Civil Engineer for BHEGroup was named one of the Daily Journal of Commerce's 2015 Women of Vision. This award acknowledges the contributions of women in the architecture, engineering and construction fields and supporting industries. The nominees are judged on their leadership, industry accomplishments, mentoring efforts and community involvement. The awards will be presented on October 15, 2015 at the Women of Vision conference in Portland, Oregon.