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About BNK

Who we are

BNK is a multi-discipline, consulting engineering firm located in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina.

Bass, Nixon & Kennedy Consulting Engineers (BNK) provides our clients with expert services in the areas of civil engineering, fire protection, plumbing, mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as offering services for surveying and landscape architecture.

The varied experience of our Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors allows us to accomplish a wide range of work and projects for clients in government, educational, institutional, residential, subdivisions and commercial fields.

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Do you believe loyal business relationships make for a better experience? At BNK, we do too. That’s why we intentionally create long-lasting relationships with our clients by delivering services that exceed your expectations.

Meet the BNK Principals

Ashley Parker, PLS

Senior Principal Surveyor-Vice President

Dan Gregory, PLS

Senior Principal Surveyor-Vice President

David L. Dunn, PE

Senior Principal Engineer-Vice President

Joseph S. Sechler, PE

Principal Professional Engineer President

Mark A. Seaboch, PE

Principal Professional Engineer Vice-President

Marty D. Bizzell, PE, CPESC

Senior Principal Engineer Vice-President

Matthew D. Burleson, PE

Principal Professional Engineer Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary

Michael Hofmann, PE

Principal Professional Engineer

Crissy Carmichael, PE

Principal Professional Engineer

Eric Baucom, PE

Principal Professional Engineer

Taine Mergenthaler, PE

Principal Professional Engineer

Patrick Cooke

Principal Project Manager

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Our Location

BNK is located at 6310 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 250, on Highway 54 in West Raleigh at Exit 290 of Interstate 40. The location is convenient to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (eight minutes), downtown Raleigh (twelve minutes), Research Triangle Park (twelve minutes) and downtown Durham (16 minutes).

Convenient access to Interstate 40 allows the firm quick access to eastern and western North Carolina and conversely, is a very convenient location for clients visiting the firm. The firm is housed in a 12,000-square-foot building in the office park at 6310 Chapel Hill Road (Highway 54) Suite 250, Raleigh, NC. 27607

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Projects of Note

  • Two Hannover Square Building in downtown Raleigh
  • Wake County Public Safety Facility in downtown Raleigh
  • The Rams Club expansion and Football Center for Kenan Stadium
  • Minges Coliseum expansion at East Carolina University
  • The Student Recreation Center at East Carolina University
  • NC State University Centennial Campus Research IV Building
  • Scientific Research Initiative Building for Duke University
  • The Factory in Wake Forest, NC
  • Siemens Medical Office Building: LEED Gold
  • North Hills Tower I: LEED Gold
  • Quintiles Office Building
  • Grove Park Inn Renovation
  • NCSU Reynolds Coliseum Renovation
  • UNC Kenan Football Center Expansion
  • UNC Smith Center Expansion
  • The Cardinal CCRC Facility

Associations We Belong To

Engineering excellence since 1969.

Bass, Nixon & Kennedy, Inc. was formed in 1969 by Al Bass, Larry Nixon, and Don Kennedy for the practice of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, and land surveying. The three founding members of the firm all graduated from NC State University in Raleigh and met while employed by P.H. Brown & Associates.

The extensive experience of BNK’s Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors provides for a wide array of work and projects for clients in government, educational, institutional, residential, subdivisions and commercial fields. While a large part of our FPME work is as a sub-consultant to architects, most of the civil engineering services are provided directly to the client, especially work involving site planning and permitting, cost inspections, and studies.

The firm was established at an advantageous time in the development of the Research Triangle area and BNK has experienced its growth along with the tremendous growth in the area. Being near Cary, North Carolina has also contributed to the growth of the firm. Cary has grown to be the seventh largest city in the State. Additional stockholders have joined the firm for the practice of land surveying, civil engineering, landscape architecture, fire protection engineering, mechanical engineering, plumbing engineering, and electrical engineering.

Founding Members of Bass, Nixon & Kennedy

Al Bass

  • NC Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
  • Board Chairman 1992, 1996
  • Chairman Engineering Committee 1991, 1995
  • ASHRAE member, past treasurer
  • National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Land Surveying
  • PENC
  • NC Building Code Council Committee
  • Committee for Multifamily Building Code 1990
  • Sub-committee for Existing Buildings, 1992
  • Professional Engineer of the Year, 1993
  • NFPA
  • NCBC Council, 1997-2003

Larry Nixon

  • BSEE, NCSU, 1964
  • ABET – 2004 President
  • NSPE – 1996-97 Vice President
  • IEEE – Accreditation Evaluator for Electrical Engineering Programs
  • PENC – 1989-1990 President
  • PENC Engineer of the Year – 1991
  • NC State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, Chairman 1980;
  • Secretary 1976 – 1978
  • Construction Specifications Institute, Past President, Triangle Chapter
  • Illuminating Engineering Society – CIES
  • Member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Wolfpack Club president
  • Trustee – Larry D. Nixon Scholarship – Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • NCSU Alumni Association Board of Directors

Don Kennedy

  • BSCE, NCSU, 1963
  • N.C. Homebuilders Association
  • Progress for Raleigh through Orderly Development
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Cary Chamber of Commerce – Past Chairman Board of Directors
  • Raleigh Downtown Housing Improvement Corporation – Past Chairman of Board
  • Cary Economic Development Liaison Group
  • Past President Cary Chapter Ducks Unlimited
  • Grand National Waterfowl Hunt – Cambridge, MD
  • First Union Bank – Cary Board of Director
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