Our History

BCE’s commitment to quality, innovation and integrity has defined the reputation of our firm.

Since 1994, we have provided engineering services for projects ranging from mission critical data centers and telecommunications facilities to laboratories, healthcare, educational, and commercial buildings.

Our strength lies in our ability to provide creative, yet simple solutions to complex issues. We bring clarity to complexity. Our superior service and teamwork with our clients has resulted in long-standing relationships of trust. The best interests of our clients are always our first priority.

1994
June

John founded Barnett Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Wayne was one of the firm’s first employees.

1998

BCE designed it’s first 100,000sf,
18MW data center
for a financial institution.

October
BCE designed a 120,000sf 4ESS telecom
facility
for AT&T in Durham, NC

1999
November

Mihai joined the firm.

2001
June

Leah joined the firm.

August
Leah became the firm’s first LEED™ accredited professional.

2003
December

BCE designed the electrical systems for the Cox Hall Computer Center Renovation at Emory University in Decatur, Georgia. The project was awarded the 2003 Best Practice in the Information Technology Success and Best Practices in Higher Education.

2006
February

The firm completed its first LEED™ Platinum project. Sweetwater Creek Visitor’s Center & Museum in Lithia Springs, Georgia was the first certified LEED™ Platinum project in the Southeast.

2009
March

BCE completed a Tier IV modular data center;
Synovus Technology Center in Columbus, GA.

October
Taylor joined the firm.

2013
January

BCE designed the electrical systems for the restoration and addition to Language Hall of Oxford College at Emory University. Originally built in 1874, the historic building received the ENR Southeast Award of Merit for Renovation/ Restoration and was LEED™ certified to the Silver level.

April
Power-Off tests completed on resiliency upgrade of a 10MW live financial data center from Tier I to Tier IV.

2014
June

BCE celebrated 20 years of outstanding service.

August
BCE designed the Arthur M. Blank Family Upper School building at Pace Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.

December
Barnett Consulting Engineers moved to its current location on Engineering Drive in Peachtree Corners, Georgia.

2015
July

Leah and Mihai were appointed Vice Presidents of the company.

2016
March

BCE designed 10MW colocation data center in converted historic buildings.

2017
February

BCE designed the new Indoor Athletic Facility
at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.