Civil Engineering

For many years, BD Construction has offered civil engineering services as a benefit to our construction clients. The expertise of the civil engineer coupled with the construction crew’s skillful execution has created a highly proficient team with pragmatic know-how.

Now, civil engineering is available as a stand-alone service through BD Construction. From conceptual site design to final plans, BD Construction’s civil engineering team will design site plans including utility, grading, paving and water management. Thanks to ongoing communication with the construction team of your choice, BD’s civil engineering team will develop plans that are constructible and cost-effective, all while meeting the needs of your project.

Design Services

  • Site Utilities
  • Paving and Grading
  • Storm Water Management
  • Parking Lots
  • Floodplain Map Studies/Revisions
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
  • Water and Sewer Services
  • Sidewalks and Trails
  • Residential and Commercial Site Development

The BD Construction civil engineering team blends art and science to develop creative approaches to your site design. Our team includes a registered Professional Engineer with extensive experience in all aspects of site design including familiarity with surface water drainage and stormwater runoff concerns.

Contact BD Construction for civil engineering plans for your next project.

Meet Our Civil Engineering Team

Civil Engineering Team

Kent Cordes, P.E.

Civil Engineer | Project Manager

Kent Cordes, P.E.

Civil Engineer | Project Manager

During his 20 years working as a design engineer and project manager in Kearney, Kent Cordes had frequent opportunities to work with BD Construction as a consultant. He enjoyed working with the BD team and noted the team members’ commitment to their clients, their professionalism and their spirit of cooperation. In 2013, Kent decided to join the BD team and has made many significant contributions to BD’s most complex projects.

Originally from York, Kent obtained his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1993 and his master’s degree in civil engineering a year later, both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A registered Professional Engineer, Kent has extensive experience with surface water drainage and stormwater runoff issues.

Off the job, Kent serves as the congregational chairman at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, participates with his son in Cub Scouts and formerly volunteered as a baseball coach in Riverdale. He is a member of the Nebraska Floodplain and Stormwater Management Association. He enjoys woodworking, fishing, camping and golf.

Lisa Amen

Project Manager | Design Technician

Lisa Amen

Project Manager | Design Technician

Lisa Amen lived in Kansas and Colorado before settling closer to her husband’s hometown in south central Nebraska. She has a nearly 20-year career in civil drafting and uses her client and subcontractor communications skills to manage projects as well as support with civil engineering work. Lisa became a fan of BD Construction after witnessing the company’s dedication to building long-term relationships with clients and its commitment to giving back to communities.

Lisa brings diversified experience to her role and loves being able to provide clients with drawings so they can better visualize the end project. She earned her degree from the Northwest Kansas Technical College and has honed her skill working on a variety of projects. She has a commitment to being precise in her drawings and assisting clients to create the best possible plans for their project.

With a young son, Layton, Lisa’s free time is sparse. She and her husband Shelby enjoy spending time with their son and especially taking him to watch his favorite thing—race cars. The family also enjoys fishing and going on walks with their two cocker spaniels.