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The staff of BMA has many years of experience in all the disciplines necessary to provide these services. Also, full and part time engineers and scientists are used by BMA Engineering based on project needs and requirements. BMA has formed a strategic alliance with the Center for Technology and Systems Management
at the University of Maryland.

BMA's recent projects and publications are listed at the web site of the center.

BMA offers a GSA schedule for PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES (871) under contract number GS-23F-0007M.

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Selected Projects - BMA engineering works in many diverse fields. Below are selected projects that demonstrate our capabilities:

  • National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, DC - Structural and Safety Analysis of the Empennage Group of the Bandeirante Airliner from EMBRAER, Brazil.
  • Florida Wire and Cable Company, Jacksonville, FL - Structural Behavior of Prestressed Composite Steel/Concrete Beams with Coated Strands.
  • Potomac Electric Power Company, Washington, DC - Structural Strength of Precast, Prestressed Concrete Elements with Epoxy Coated Strands.
  • U.S. Coast Guard, Groton, CT - Reliability Analysis of the Island-Class Patrol Boat, Life Expectancy Assessment and Durability of the Island-Class Boat Hull Structure, and Comparative Life Expectancy Assessment of Patrol Boat Hull Structures.
  • Interstate Division of Baltimore City and Wilson T. Ballard, Inc. - Cracking of Bridge Decks of the Johns Falls Expressway, Baltimore, MD.
  • Chevron Research and Technology Corporation, San Ramon, CA - Risk-Based Decision Making, and Handbook for Risk-Based Plant Integrity.
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Washington, DC - Risk-Based Inspection Guidelines - Phases I and II.
  • Chesapeake Engineering, Inc. and the U.S. Attorney Office, Baltimore, MD - Instability Analysis of Falsework in Investigating Bridge Failure During Construction on Route 198.
  • Naval Sea System Command, U.S. Navy, Crystal City, VA - Statistical and Reliability Analyses of Welds in Submarine Structures.
  • National Research Council, and U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, DC - Reliability-Based Design of Ship Structures.
  • U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, and U.S. Coast Guard, Oil Pollution Act 1990 - Probabilistic Corrosion Rate of Steel Structures.
  • Naval Sea System Command, U.S. Navy, Crystal City, VA - Experimental Design and Evaluation of Emergency Escape Breathing Devices Onboard Ships.
  • National Research Council, and U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, DC - Uncertainty in Strength Measures of Marine Structures.
  • U.S. Coast Guard, Groton, CT - A Plan for the Evaluation of Alternative Vessel-Tank Visual Inspection Practices.
  • Naval Sea System Command, U.S. Navy, Crystal City, VA - Fault Tree Analysis of Elevators Onboard Ships.
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, DC - Reliability of Critical Building Systems of Phase III of the IMF Headquarters.
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Washington, DC - Risk-Based Inspection Guidelines - Phase II extension.
  • Civil Engineering Research Foundation, American Society of Civil Engineers, Washington, DC - Reliability Applications in Civil Works for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • National Research Council, and U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, DC - Probability-Based Design of Marine Structures - Phase III.
  • Naval Sea System Command, U.S. Navy, Crystal City, VA - Ductility of Steel Castings for Submarine Structures.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS - Loading Cycles for Miter Gates of Navigation Locks, and Data Collection Strategies for the Reliability of Civil Works Structures.
  • Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, the U.S. Navy, MD - Development of Reliability-Based Design (LRFD) Rules of Ship Structures.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS - Reliability of Pile Groups.
  • Naval Sea System Command, U.S. Navy, Crystal City, VA Sampling for Reliability Assessment of Inflation Devices Used in Life Rafts.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Risk-based Guidelines for the Assessment of Dam Safety.
  • U.S. Coast Guard and American Society of Mechanical Engineers Risk-based Compliance of Personal Flotation Devices.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Risk-based Compliance Approval Process of Personal Flotation Devices.
  • Ship Structures Committee, and U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, DC Life Expectancy Assessment of Ship Structures.
  • Ship Structures Committee, and U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, DC - Supplemental Design Guide for Blast.
  • Ship Structures Committee, and U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, DC - Risk Based Life Cycle Management of Ship Structures.
  • Midas, Inc., and U.S. Navy, Washington, DC Hazard Analysis of Cargo Handling and Stowage Onboard Ships.
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers Cost-Benefit Analysis of Risk-Informed Design of Structural Systems.
  • NCHRP 24-17, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, DC LRFD Deep Foundation Design.
  • National Research Council of Canada, Martec Limited, Halifax, Nova Scotia - Fuzzy Finite Element Methodology for Imprecise Complex Structures.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Risk Methods for the Assessment of Dam Safety.
  • Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, the U.S. Navy, MD - Calibration of Reliability-Based Design (LRFD) Rules of Ship Structures.
  • Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, the U.S. Navy, MD - Reliability-Based Design (LRFD) Rules of Ship Structures.
  • Naval Sea System Command, the U.S. Navy Assessment of Loads for the Reliability-based Design and Weight Reduction of Aircraft Carriers.
  • Naval Sea System Command, the U.S. Navy Design and Fabrication Guidelines of Doubler Plates for Ship Structures.
  • Naval Sea System Command, the U.S. Navy Risk-Based Inspection of Ship Structures.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Assessment of Flood Damage of Residential Structure and Contents.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hazard Function Assessment of Systems.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Expert Opinion Elicitation of Failure Probabilities and Consequences.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Assessment of Flood Consequences for Residential Structures and Contents.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Assessment of Flood Consequences for Residential Structures and Contents for Coastal Areas.
  • Ship Structures Committee, and U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, DC Risk-based Inspection of Ship Structures.
  • Boating Safety Council and U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, DC Electric Current Induced Drowning.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Risk-based Compliance Approval Models of Personal Flotation Devices.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Risk-based Quality Assurance During Manufacturing of Personal Flotation Devices.
  • Ship Structures Committee, and U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, DC Effect of Fabrication Tolerances on Fatigue Performance of Ship Structures.