A bold direction


At HBM, we’re driven by a clear and ambitious vision that guides our actions and defines our purpose. Our vision is more than just a statement; it’s a commitment to our clients, partners, and communities. We aspire to be a leading force in the engineering industry, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions. Our vision statement encapsulates our goals, principles, and unwavering dedication to making a lasting impact on the world.

Our Vision

Building the Future, Together.

Pioneering the Future of Civil Engineering

We are always looking ahead while we apply vast experience and broad expertise to overcome your unique challenges, exceed your expectations and drive measurable value to your bottom line.


We relentlessly anticipate challenges, proactively develop new capabilities, and harness cutting-edge technology to simplify complexity in our projects. Our dedication to innovation leads to smarter building practices and paves the way for continuous progress.


Our extensive expertise across various services and markets empowers us to craft unique solutions for every project’s intricate challenges. We assemble the ideal team, uniting knowledge and experience to help our clients reimagine the boundaries of what’s achievable.

Our Commitments

We know that every decision has an impact


Our ultimate goal is zero incidents. We are resolute in our commitment to never compromise the safety of our people, a pledge reflected in our industry-leading lost time frequency rate.


We extend our vision beyond sustainable construction, embracing a holistic approach to corporate social responsibility. This commitment is embodied in our 4P Model, which touches on partners, people, projects, and practices.


At HBM, we see projects through and proactively devise solutions to not just meet but exceed expectations. Operational excellence forms the bedrock of our quality principles, creating tangible demonstrations of success.

Our Core Values

Innovation. Excellence. Synergy. Sustainability. Caring.

These core values have been with us since the beginning, and they’ve infused who we are and how we build. Nothing brings us more excitement than transforming the skyline — and we do it by setting our standards high, striving for the best, building trust, and lifting up the people around us.

Our Leadership

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Hayat Issa


“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.”

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Moussa Issa, PhD, PE, SE

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.”

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Joseph Glennon, PE

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.”

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Robert Boro, PE

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.”

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Mahmoud Issa, PhD, PE

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.”

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John Saraceno, PE, SE

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.”

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Lisa Buntin, PE, SE

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.”

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Mustafa Alobaidi, PE, SE

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.”

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Ken Drabant, PE

Project Engineer

“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.”