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“Large Firm Expertise, Small Firm Responsiveness” has become a staple across our company and is present in the work we do on a daily basis. Service is at the heart of our culture; consistently exceeding expectations allows us to build lasting relationships with our clients and our employees. Driven by our core values of Integrity, Responsiveness, Exceptional Service, and a “Can Do” Attitude, we approach our roles within all projects with professionalism and a team mentality. Dedicated to these values, we take pride and ownership in every project and have created a culture that is well defined and unique.

LBYD was founded in 1973 with the incorporation of E. Glenn Bishop & Associates. In 1978, with the merger of the structural engineering firm Lane & Hodnett Structural Engineers, the firm became Lane/Bishop/Hodnett, Inc. In 1987, the firm became LaneBishopYorkDelahayInc., which is known today as LBYD Engineers. In 2001, LBYD began offering civil engineering services. With the addition of the civil department and the continued commitment of our structural department, LBYD has experienced growth at a phenomenal rate. We continue to pursue growth opportunities evidenced by opening more branch offices throughout the Southeast region.

LBYD is a minority and economically disadvantaged business by statute under 43 U.S.C. § 1602 and 1626(3)(1) & (2) and further codified under 13 C.F.R. § 124.109(a)(2) due to our ANC ownership by CIRI, as determined by the National Congress of American Indians (NACI).



Certification: SDB
Primary NAICS: 541330
Secondary NAICS: 541330, 541340, 541350

National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)

Southern Region Minority Supplier Development Council (SRMSP)

Our Services

LBYD Engineers has provided structural engineering design services for projects with various functions, users, and owners, generating a diversified portfolio of experience. Our structural engineers are knowledgeable in the development of different framing schemes and foundation designs using a wide variety of construction materials for determining the most economical and constructible structural systems.

Our engineers also conduct studies and provide reports including, but not limited to, consultation on code requirements and earthquake risks. This experience is utilized in all aspects of design and construction including new construction, renovations, additions to existing structures, and the preservation of national historic landmarks. LBYD Engineers has provided structural design services for an array of types including single- and multi-family residences, churches, office buildings, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial facilities, educational facilities, theaters, parking garages, special structures, sports stadiums, retail centers, and government/military facilities.

Our structural engineering services include, but are not limited to:

  • Building Design
  • Structural System Study
  • Bridge Design
  • Structural Evaluation
  • Seismic Design
  • Historical Restoration
  • Storm Shelter Design

Click here to view our Structural Engineering brochure

LBYD Engineers provides civil design services for site planning and development for commercial, industrial, residential, parks and recreation, and municipal clients. Designs include site development, roadways, grading, storm water management, erosion and sediment control, sanitary sewage and treatment, and hydrology.

Our civil engineers have experience in all aspects of site-development, project management and construction experience with small to large scale residential, commercial, and industrial projects. Our work includes site grading, storm water management, best management practices, erosion and sediment control, utility design which includes gravity sanitary sewer designs, wetland mitigation, flood plan modifications, stream impacts, on-site sewage disposal, and earthwork calculations.

Our civil engineering services include, but are not limited to:

  • Master Planning
  • Land Development
  • Transportation
  • Utility Infrastructure
  • Water Resources
    • Hydraulics and Hydrology
    • Stream Restoration
    • Low Impact Development
    • Stormwater Management

Click here to view our Civil Engineering brochure

LBYD’s Construction Engineering Division bridges the gap between what is shown on the Contract Documents and the design needs of the General Contractor. Our staff has intimate knowledge of how buildings and other structures are designed across all building materials. This gives us the unique advantage to efficiently communicate with the Structural Engineer or Architect to bring their vision and design intent to fruition. Working on the contracting side of the fence, we are accustomed to reacting quickly to schedule demands.

LBYD has a team of specialty engineers with over 25 years of experience in the industry. We can provide services as Specialty Structural Engineering Services (SSE) for Delegated Design items or work directly to support the General Contractor during construction.

Our construction engineering services include, but are not limited to:

  • Structural Steel Connection Design
  • Structural Design of Stair and Handrail Systems
  • Temporary Structures & Scaffolding Design
  • Aluminum Structures Design
  • Wall Shoring Design
  • Cold-Formed Metal Framing Design
  • Enhanced Steel Integration (ESI)
  • Erection Engineering

Click here to view our Construction Engineering brochure

LBYD assists municipalities in many forms ranging from filling the City Engineer role to assisting the City Engineer and Public Works Directors with specific projects. These services include providing engineer of record and prime consultant services for site assessments, design, and project construction administration. LBYD’s thorough understanding of not only the technical design aspects of municipal projects but also the operation of municipal governments make us an ideal partner to support municipalities in their quest to serve their citizens.

Municipal Consulting Services include:

  • General  Engineering Services
  • Stormwater Management and Permitting
  • Parks and Recreation Design
  • Developmental Plan Reviews
  • Roadway Inventories and Resurfacing Schedules
  • Public Works Manual
  • Capital Improvement Planning (CIP)
  • Funding Assistance and Grant Writing
  • GIS Services
  • Permitting Assistance
  • Planning and Zoning

Click here to view our Municipal Consulting brochure

Featured Projects

University of South Alabama Hancock Whitney Stadium
Mobile, Alabama
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Auburn University Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory
Auburn, Alabama
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Redstone Federal Credit Union Twickenham Center
Huntsville, Alabama
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GE Aviation
Lafayette, Indiana
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Auburn University Academic Classroom and Laboratory Complex
Auburn, Alabama
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Ascend Five Points
Birmingham, Alabama
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Brad Christopher, PE

Brad Christopher, PE

Subsidiary President & General Manager


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Win Bishop, PE

Win Bishop, PE

Senior Structural Principal Engineer
David M. Coley, PE, LEED AP BD+C

David M. Coley, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Civil Principal Engineer
Bill Wilson, PE, SECB

Bill Wilson, PE, SECB

Senior Structural Principal Engineer
Patrick Lyons, PE

Patrick Lyons, PE

Structural Principal Engineer/ Huntsville Branch Manager
Tom Hadzor, PE, SE

Tom Hadzor, PE, SE

Structural Principal Engineer/ Nashville Branch Manager
Robert Whyte, PE, SE

Robert Whyte, PE, SE

Structural Principal Engineer
Daniel Franklin, PE, SE

Daniel Franklin, PE, SE

Structural Principal Engineer
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Birmingham (Main Office)

880 Montclair Road, Suite 600

Birmingham, AL 35213

(205) 251 – 4500

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