Over Three Decades of Engineering Excellence
Inducted in 2006
Engineering is more than mathematical and technological sciences; it is an art. Intuition, creativity, and experience are required in the civil and structural development of any successful project. Values such as honesty, integrity, reliability, and loyalty are the foundation that formed the Birmingham-based firm now known as LBYD Inc.
LBYD was founded in 1973 with the incorporation of E. Glenn Bishop and Associates. In 1978 with the merger of Lane/Hodnett, founded by Charles Lane and Robert Hodnett, the firm became Lane/Bishop/Hodnett Inc. Dale York and Jim Delahay became principals in 1987 and the firm became LaneBishopYorkDelahayInc., known today as LBYD Civil and Structural Engineers. LBYD has a total of 51 employees, including eight principals who are Glenn Bishop, Dale York, David Coley, Greg Robinson, Win Bishop, Brad Christopher, Rick Nail, and Bill Wilson.
LBYD has established itself as a leader in engineering design innovations and in the process has produced outstanding projects that have received both national and state recognition. These were not only award-winning projects, but projects that left a lasting impact on the state of Alabama. Awards have been received from such organizations as the Central Alabama Chapter of the American Concrete Institute and the American Council of Engineering Companies on both state and national levels. These award-winning projects include the arch replacements at Martin Dam, the Mobile Convention Center, and the Mobile Government Plaza, a grand-award winner. The grand award identified the Mobile Government Plaza as one of the top eight engineering designs in the United States.
LBYD engineers are currently registered in 35 states, with projects completed in each of those states. LBYD has both civil and structural engineers who are LEED Accredited Professionals. LBYD has completed engineering services for over 6,500 projects with a combined value of over $5 billion. Some of the larger projects include Mercedes-Benz; the Federal Reserve Bank of Birmingham; U.S. federal courthouses in Montgomery and Birmingham; Alabama operations centers for AmSouth, Compass, Regions, and SouthTrust (now Wachovia) banks; the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation’s Kirklin Clinic; the University of Alabama Bryant-Denny Stadium expansion; the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Shelby Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building and Research Support Building; Gardendale’s First Baptist Church; and Auburn University’s Sciences Laboratory Center, Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Building, and the M. Miller Gorrie Center.
LBYD has contributed to furthering education in the engineering field. Since 1990, annual scholarships have been provided to Auburn University, The University of Alabama, and UAB. Since 2003, LBYD has provided endowed scholarships in civil engineering to Auburn University and The University of Alabama. LBYD has also partnered with the civil engineering departments at The University of Alabama, Auburn University, and UAB to assist with lectures and provide guidance with senior civil engineering design projects.
LBYD’s charitable contributions not only assist the furthering of education, but also the well-being of the community. Annual contributions are made to organizations to assist in research for the cure of debilitating diseases and to help the less fortunate in times of need, as well as to youth services to encourage young people in the community.
The same values that formed LBYD over three decades ago continue to be the foundation LBYD is built on today.