Affordable, Professional Advice

BrightWork Engineering & Design 


Do you have concerns about your house? Need reassurance or advice?
Our Initial Visit and Discussion service is affordable and quick!


Are lenders, insurers, or building authorities requiring a report on the condition of your building? We can help cut through the obstacles and get your project on track!


Are you planning a new-build or remodel project? Do you need design plans and/or engineering to propel your project forward? Our integrated design and engineering process saves steps, time, and money!

What Our Clients Say


We Are an Integrated Engineering & Design Firm

BrightWork offers engineering and design services covering all elements of constructing, maintaining, and restoring homes and small buildings. We are licensed throughout the southeastern United States, but we focus on Alabama, specifically the greater Birmingham area and Baldwin County. No job is too small, and we take pride in delivering prompt, friendly, and professional service.

Small Projects, Big Results

Whether you need help designing your project or require engineering services, we have got you covered. Our team is experienced and multi-disciplined, offering services such as structural design, special inspections, and more. Our clientele includes homeowners, homebuilders, owners of small commercial buildings, contractors, and real estate professionals, among others.

Tell us how we can be of assistance to you.


Building and renovation projects can be complex and time consuming. Making sense of building codes, designing a structurally sound and efficient building, choosing appropriate building materials; these are just some of the challenges to a successful project. Let us help you get your project off on the right foot!


Building and renovation projects are multidimensional in scope. In a successful project, the various elements must work together to achieve the intended result. Building damage and disrepair can lead to long term problems. It is important to understand underlying conditions and causes before attempting a solution. We can help determine the most appropriate course of action!

Professional Consultation

Engineers are trained to consider the situation from multiple angles before providing recommendations. We offer an affordable initial consultation that allows you to walk us through your project and communicate your concerns without breaking the bank! Let us put our skills to work for you.

About Us

Bart and Brad joined forces in 2019 to offer engineering and design services to homeowners and businesses. They provide an independent, knowledgeable, and honest voice representing your concerns, and understand the need for economy and efficiency.

Meet your BrightWork Engineering & Design team!

Bart Berneche

Bart Berneche

Principal Engineer

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Bart is Principal Engineer at BrightWork Engineering & Design. He earned his degree in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida in 1995. He is currently licensed to practice engineering in 8 Southeastern states, which includes a Structural Engineering License in the State of Georgia.

Bart is an experienced homebuilder and technician. His design experience includes foundations and structural systems as well as Mechanical, Electrical Plumbing design for residential and commercial buildings. His range of experience includes building prefabrication, standards development, product certification, alternative materials designs and methods of construction, and quality audits.

Bart began his engineering career with the Army Corps of Engineers as a soil, concrete, and asphalt technician on projects in the USA and abroad. He is a licensed journeyman electrician and ICC-certified residential and commercial inspector and plans examiner and has assisted builders and building code officials on technical issues.

Bart is a member and past president of the Structural Engineers Association of Alabama. He is a military veteran, has extensive experience in building and engineering, and enjoys working with builders and homeowners to find solutions to their challenges.

Brad Berneche

Brad Berneche

Managing Partner

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Brad began his career in drafting and design and has led design teams responsible for custom home design, project development, building code compliance, design of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing systems, certification, and technical support. He took on roles in quality, logistics, and sales before he was named CEO of Alouette Homes, a Canadian home manufacturer and builder. Under Brad’s leadership, the company expanded its activities to five Canadian provinces, six American states, and six additional countries around the globe. During his 28 years as the head of that company, Brad oversaw product and market development, new company start-ups, business acquisitions, and divestments, culminating eventually in the sale of the company to new owners.

Brad’s technical and manufacturing know-how led to a collaboration between Canada Mortgage and Housing, Concordia University’s School of Engineering, and BASF Corporation to design, build, and bring to market Canada’s first EQuilibrium Net-Zero Sustainable Home. This award-winning home design utilized advanced pre-fabrication techniques, high-performance materials and components, geothermal and solar energy sources, and innovative systems to produce an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly home.

Brad’s role at BrightWork is to manage business growth and sustainability and to provide design services. As an experienced home builder and multi-engine, instrument-rated pilot, managing complex issues and decisions, and bringing projects to a successful conclusion, is second nature. He enjoys bringing this experience to bear in helping customers successfully complete their own projects.

Delivering Engineering & Design Services for Constructing, Restoring, & Maintaining

BrightWork Engineering & Design delivers engineering and design services for constructing, restoring, and maintaining homes and light-frame structures to clients throughout the greater Birmingham area and Baldwin County, AL. If you need help getting your project up and running, we can validate the feasibility of your project, provide the necessary reports, plans and engineering seals, and more! We deliver prompt, friendly, and professional service on jobs both big and small.

Engineering & Design Firm in Baldwin County, AL

BrightWork Building Engineering, LLC

6209 Shetland Cir, Trussville, AL 35173

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Monday – Saturday
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Serving the Greater Birmingham area, Baldwin County, AL, and beyond