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Engineering and Construction Overview

111 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Room 219
Towson, Maryland 21204
Telephone 410-887-3788
Fax 410-887-4393

Steven A. Walsh, P.E.
Bureau Chief


  • Administration - handles various support services for the Bureau. Includes the Professional Services Selection Committee (PSSC) which handles prequalification for engineering firms and contractors, and the selection of consultants, engineers and contractors.
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) - provides Department of Public Works facilities mapping and digital data availability to consultants.
  • Design - handles design of the Baltimore County public infrastructure (roads, bridges, water, sewer, storm drains).
  • Engineering Records - responsible for housing and producing copies of construction drawings.
  • Land Surveys -  provides mapping, property work, stakeout, utility recovery, right-of-way and easement delineation to various County agencies.
  • Construction Contracts Administration - provides engineering and construction administration services for County infrastructure, acting as owner and guardian during construction for all new and rehabilitation contracts including sanitary sewers, water mains, roads, bridges and storm drains. We also inspect and manage the construction of public buildings throughout the County.

Other Items of Interest

  • Engineering Projects - Find out about current engineering projects. You can also subscribe to the County's E-Newsletter to get this information for just your council district via email.
  • Road Closures - Find out about road closures due to repairs, maintenance, flooding, emergencies, etc.
  • Design Manual - The County Council adopted the new version (Resolution 63-10) on August 2, 2010.
  • Consent Decree (PDF) - Sanitary Sewer System - Brought forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) against Baltimore County, after three years of negotiations has an effective "Date of Entry" of September 20, 2005. The Consent Decree outlines the agreed upon work (capital, equipment and operations improvements over the next 14 years) with deadlines necessary for compliance with the Clean Water Act and the Maryland water pollution control laws with the goal of eliminating sanitary sewer overflows. Consent Decree Appendix (PDF)
Revised January 22, 2015
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