At HBM, we are the designers of the future, crafting engineering solutions that span the spectrum of infrastructure and construction. Our journey is defined by excellence in Structural Engineering, Transportation Solutions, Construction Engineering, Inspection and Rating, and cutting-edge Research and Testing. We are here to transform your ideas into enduring reality.
HBM is driven by a passion for engineering and a commitment to making a meaningful impact. Our team of experts is devoted to ensuring the structural integrity, safety, and sustainability of every project. We take great pride in approaching each task as an opportunity to innovate and elevate industry standards.
We’re problem-solvers with focus. Project managers with purpose. Team players with one goal in mind: To deliver your project on time, on budget, and on vision.
Our core values include quality engineering practices, effective communication, and an intrinsic understanding of the engineering landscape. With our profound industry experience, we skillfully navigate through regulatory processes and proactively address potential issues. Our long history in the field ensures that your projects progress seamlessly and responsibly.
As an engineering consultancy, we are the driving force behind projects that reshape the future of our communities and businesses. At HBM, we are committed to transforming your vision into a tangible legacy.
HBM is pre-qualified by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for the following work categories:
- Structures – Major River Bridges
- Structures – Highway: Complex
- Structures – Moveable
- Structures – Railroad
- Structures – Highway: Advanced Typical
- Structures – Highway: Typical
- Structures – Highway: Simple
- Highways – Freeways
- Highways – Roads and Streets
- Hydraulic Reports – Waterways: Typical
- Location Design Studies – Reconstruction/Major Rehabilitation
- Location Design Studies –Rehabilitation
- Special Services – Construction Inspection
- Special Studies- Location Drainage
Experience: With a track record of successful projects and a legacy of excellence, our expertise is unmatched.
Innovation: We embrace advanced technologies, cutting-edge software, and a commitment to finding innovative solutions.
Quality: Quality assurance is at the core of our work, ensuring that our clients receive nothing but the best.
Sustainability: We are deeply committed to sustainability, implementing eco-friendly practices and promoting environmentally responsible designs.
Safety: Safety is our guiding principle, and we take the well-being of our team members and partners seriously.
Our mission is simple yet profound: to transform challenges into opportunities
Meet our leadership
“Guiding HBM with a legacy of over 28 years in the field of engineering, Hayat is our visionary President. With a wealth of experience in engineering management, project oversight, and client relations, she steers the ship with unwavering dedication. Hayat’s leadership ensures that every project we undertake is marked by precision and excellence. Her tireless commitment to our growth and success makes her an invaluable pillar of our team.”
Chief Structural Engineer
“My role is a testament to my passion for precision in structural design. Leading a dedicated team, we tackle diverse challenges, from Complex bridge design to rehabilitation. Our work isn’t just about engineering; it’s about forging connections and creating lasting impact.
At HBM, we’re committed to building a better, safer world. Our journey continues, and with it, our opportunities to contribute and make a difference.”
Lead Civil Engineer
“From Chicago’s iconic tied-arch bridge to complex urban interchange designs, we’re not just building infrastructure; we’re shaping the future. Our commitment to excellence and unwavering focus on quality ensure that every project leaves a lasting impact, setting new benchmarks in the world of civil engineering.”
Senior Project Manager
“Bob brings a wealth of expertise to HBM. He is dedicated to ensuring quality and safety in all our projects, meeting the stringent requirements of agencies like IDOT, CDOT, ISTHA, CTA, METRA, and local municipalities. His commitment to excellence is unwavering, and he takes pride in mentoring junior staff to deliver lasting impact in the field of engineering.”
Senior Project Manager
“Envisioning the future of structural and civil engineering is what fuels my journey at HBM. With a dynamic team of engineers, we embark on diverse projects, from reimagining bridges to innovating building designs. Our mission is to engineer structures that not only withstand time but also pioneer a safer, more sustainable world through cutting-edge solutions and forward-thinking design.”
Senior Structural Engineer
“As a Senior Structural Engineer at HBM, I believe that our work positively influences our communities through safety and sustainability. In collaboration with our colleagues throughout the industry, we strive daily to ensure the success of our projects, to exceed the expectations of our clients and to provide safe, accessible infrastructure for the travelling public.”
Structural Project Engineer
“In the dynamic realm of civil engineering, I stand as a testament to the invaluable contributions of women in structural engineering. As a Senior Structural Engineer at HBM, I specialize in the design, analysis, and load rating of concrete and steel highway transportation structures. I represent not only technical excellence but also the strides women are making in the field. My mission is to ensure that every project I touch sets new standards for safety, innovation, and empower women in engineering.”
Structural Project Engineer
“Mustafa is the driving force behind structural excellence at HBM. With a keen eye for meticulous inspections and project management, he ensures the safety and reliability of transportation infrastructure. His diverse skills and expertise are a vital asset to our team, maintaining our commitment to engineering excellence.”
“Ken Drabant, a dynamic force in civil engineering, takes infrastructure design to new heights. Ken’s contributions extend beyond theory, as evidenced by his practical involvement in shaping innovative infrastructure, such as IDOT District 1’s modern 5-legged roundabout at Cumberland Circle. What sets him apart isn’t just technical proficiency—it’s his holistic project management approach. His meticulous contributions elevate engineering projects to new levels of excellence. Ken is not just an engineer, but a visionary creator who continually sets new industry benchmarks.”