Q&A

What makes Burke different from other engineering firms?

We take the time to develop a relationship past the specific job or task.  In one office, we can discuss wetland permitting, project design, and larger planning efforts and how that bundles up into a comprehensive project for our client that also creates a larger comprehensive approach within the municipality or the watershed.

What is the most important takeaway for Burke clients?

Whether it’s stormwater or hazard mitigation, these are not random requirements; they have a beneficial impact. They get us in the habit of keeping our municipal facilities clean, help us better understand our infrastructure and the connections between our actions and the water. 

What exactly is a CPMSM and why is it beneficial?

The Certified Professional in Municipal Stormwater Management (formerly the CMS4S) from EnviroCert International, is a certification which covers aspects of the MS4 programs from regulations and administration to inspections related to construction projects and illicit discharge detection. The CPMSM certification helps to identify those which have skill sets in the management and oversight of successful MS4 programs.

If you could be any natural feature, what would it be?

A sycamore tree. They are often found near water, like a lake or a stream. They can handle a bit of dirt, like pollution. And they remain calm in a whirlwind, like high winds and hailstorms.

Book or movie?

Movies, especially John Hughes movies.