BHATE Geosciences Corporation (BHATE) provides geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and environmental engineering services with quality, service, excellence and safety.

BHATE (pronounced bah-tay) was founded on the belief that we will serve our clients better than anyone in the industry.  This simple belief and commitment to our clients' success is the cornerstone of our progress. From our beginning in 1975 in Birmingham, BHATE has grown to prominence and is recognized in the construction and design community for demonstrating high ethical standards, as well as technical and problem-solving expertise in engineering applications. These state-of-the-art engineering applications have resulted in technical advancement and cost savings in construction for clients. 

BHATE operates from our headquarters in Birmingham with offices throughout Alabama (Birmingham, Mobile, Auburn), Florida (Pensacola), and Mississippi (Biloxi and Jackson) to provide engineering services on projects across the South including commercial, industrial, healthcare, infrastructure, airport/transportation, high-rise buildings, educational institutions, athletic facilities and government agencies.

As a minority-owned business, our team is composed of professional licensed engineers and technicians, environmental scientists, geophysicists and geologists with advanced degrees whose strong backgrounds and experience provide a practical approach to solving problems.  BHATE maintains a staff of highly-qualified materials engineers and technicians that keep abreast of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Military Standards (MILSTD) and other specifications used on commercial, industrial and government projects. 

Laboratory personnel are certified by the American Concrete Institute (ACI), American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), American Welding Society (AWS), and National Institute for Certification of Engineering Technologies (NICET).  Our team is trained to perform a wide variety of soil, rock, materials and chemicals testing and work is supervised and reviewed by qualified senior engineers who provide an internal quality assurance function.  BHATE uses state-of-the-art technology and innovative testing methods that allow us to non-destructively assess materials.

We find the best engineering solution for your project, delivered on-time, within budget and at a competitive price. Our clients recognize that value is not just about having the lowest price.


Motivated and Dedicated

Our team members are motivated to possess a client-oriented Quality, Service, Excellence and Safety philosophy. They respect each other and have a sense of urgency and timeliness. Team members take ownership and are committed to the client and BHATE’s mission.

Accountable and Dependable

Integrity is founded on honesty, accountability and delivery. Employees are responsible for themselves and others. They ask for help when they need it and inspire others to achieve excellence. Being dependable means you complete tasks given on time and on budget and solve issues that arise during a project.

Responsiveness to client needs is a key ingredient for success. Our engineers, scientists, and technicians work closely with your project team from the design phase through construction. This assures practical design solutions, enhanced communication and the ability to address complex problems that go beyond typical design issues. 

Attitude and Consistency

Good attitude is gold. There is a premium put on intangibles like creativity but there is a need for someone who shows up every day and gets the job done. Innovation is backed by hard work.

Committed and Passionate

BHATE team members approach every day as if it is an opportunity to do something extraordinary and are committed to their jobs, team members and clients. They care about the people they are working with and the clients they serve and have fun working together as a team.


  • American Consulting Engineering Council “Excellence Award”
  • Associated Builders & Contractors “Safest in the Industry” & “Excellence in Construction”
  • Associated General Contractors of Alabama Construction Hall of Fame 2015
  • Associated General Contractors of Alabama “Top 40 Under 40 in Construction”
  • Birmingham Business Alliance “Business Person of the Year” & “Business of the Year”
  • Birmingham Business Journal “Best in Business”
  • Alabama Concrete Industries Association “Chairman’s Award”
  • Georgia Institute of Technology Outstanding Alumni Award
  • SubAla “Engineering Firm of the Year”
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Business Outstanding Alumni Award
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham “Excellence in Business Top 25”
  • US Chamber of Commerce “Dream BIG Blue Ribbon Award”
Uday Bhate - Bhate Geosciences Birmingham AL
Uday Bhate and Chuck Burgin holding Associated Builders and Contractors Awards
Bhate Geosciences Shareholders
Bhate Geosciences Pensacola Staff On Construction Site