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Barrier Island Engineering & Consulting Opens New Office in Patrick Square, Clemson

Barrier Island Engineering & Consulting (BIEC) was founded on James Island in Charleston in May 2021 by Chip Wyatt and Andy Bajoczky. Chip and Andy bring a combined 25 years of experience working with municipal and private sector clients across the Southeast. With ever evolving stormwater land development regulations, BIEC was established with a focus on implementing low impact development techniques and environmentally conscious site planning. Effective stormwater management, protection of sensitive natural resources, and environmental sustainability are essential elements of civil engineering design in the 21st Century. BIEC strives to deliver unique, environmentally conscious designs and projects to serve the communities we live, work, and recreate in.

BIEC offers civil engineering design and consulting services from pre-design land planning through construction administration and project closeout. BIEC’s industry experience includes public sector projects in parks and recreation facilities, municipal development, capital improvement projects, streetscapes, public services developments, and education facilities. Private sector project experience includes multifamily, subdivision, commercial, light industrial land development, hydrologic and hydraulic studies, and FEMA floodplain permitting.

Faced with the challenge of recruiting and hiring like-minded engineers to grow the company’s impact among our communities, BIEC made the decision to expand their footprint into the Upstate. BIEC opened a Clemson office location in July 2023 and has since moved into a permanent office located in Patrick Square in May 2024. Andy and Olivia Bajoczky moved to Clemson in June 2023 to begin work on establishing BIEC’s presence in the Upstate. Andy leads the Clemson office as the company Principal, and Olivia serves as the Director of Business Operations, overseeing day-to-day office operation, accounting, and community outreach efforts. Chip continues to lead the James Island office as the company Principal.

BIEC offers a robust internship program for current students and has established a close relationship with the student-run Clemson Biosystems Engineering Club. This relationship not only offers real-world industry experience for students, but also allows BIEC to stay in tune with the core values of the newest generation of our state’s brightest aspiring engineers.

Olivia attended Presbyterian College, earning BA degrees in Education and Philosophy in 2012. Andy attended Clemson, graduating in 2011 with a BS in Civil Engineering. They were married at the Madren Center on Clemson’s campus and have two children, ages 2 and 9 months. On any given weekend, you’ll find Andy and Olivia enjoying all the natural resources that the Upstate has to offer from the lake to the mountains, or out supporting the Clemson student athletes of the season. BIEC and the Bajoczky family are proud IPTAY supporters.

BIEC staff strive to give back to and build up our communities and are involved in many personal and professional organizations including the Clemson Rotary Club, Pickens

County YMCA Mentorship Program, Camp iRock, Truth in Nature, the Exchange Club of James Island, Military Appreciation Day, Inc., Hopeful Horizons, First Baptist School of Charleston, Thomas Hart Academy of Hartsville, and the Clemson Chamber of Commerce. We are grateful to be a part of the communities we serve. Clemson has given BIEC a warm welcome and we are proud to have been awarded the Clemson Chamber of Commerce “New Business of the Year” award for 2024.


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