Meet Our Team
Executive Vice President
1974, Professional Land Surveyor (Louisiana Lic. No. 4329)
1974, Professional Land Surveyor (Mississippi Lic. No. 1633)
Ralph P. Fontcuberta, Jr., PLS has better than half a
century of experience in the field of surveying and has
been a registered Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) since 1974. He co-founded BFM Corporation in 1982 after serving with another surveying firm for over 15 years and is currently a partial owner of the firm. Mr. Fontcuberta is thoroughly knowledgeable in all facets of surveying: boundary, hydrographic, topographic, and right-of-way surveying, as well as residential, plant, and industrial layout. Since the beginning of his career, his work has entailed computations, drafting, and field work for various industrial, commercial, municipal, and private clients.
Project work has included topographic surveying needed for a wide variety of engineering, architectural, and related endeavors. This work has included projects
for numerous branches of the Jefferson Parish Government, the Louisiana Dept. of Transportation & Development (LADOTD), the Louisiana Dept. of Natural
Resources (LADNR), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Mississippi Dept. of Transportation (MDOT), the Dept. of the Navy, Entergy, BellSouth, and
various other municipalities and public/private entities.
Mr. Fontcuberta has provided surveying services on an almost incalculable number of roadway, utility, and related infrastructure projects throughout southeastern Louisiana in the past half century, including extensive reconstruction and recovery
projects in the decade following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Louisiana Society of Professional Surveyors
Mississippi Society of Professional Surveyors
National Society of Professional Surveyors
American Congress on Surveying and Mapping
Executive Vice President
1998, Civil Engineer, Louisiana No. 27667
2002, Civil Engineer, Mississippi No. 15405
Mr. Poché is an Executive Vice President with (and partial owner of) BFM Corporation, LLC, and a co-founder of BFM’s sister company, Gulf South Engineering and Testing, Inc. He has been a consulting geotechnical engineer for more than 20 years in South Louisiana, working on traditional and unique geotechnical engineering projects (shallow and deep foundation design, slope stability, pavement design, etc.). Mr. Poché has also provided construction oversight for waste facilities and virtually every type of
earthwork related project. He has been the geotechnical
engineer of record for thousands of projects throughout his career.
Mr. Poché’s experience includes the development of appropriate scopes of work and proposals for a broad range of projects; planning and coordinating analyses;
preparing technical reports; foundation and geotechnical engineering design; construction recommendations; Miss. River facility permitting; managing personnel and office operations; and expert witness testimony. Mr. Poché has logged soil borings; overseen the installation of ground water monitoring wells, piezometers, and inclinometers; overseen and evaluated pile load tests; overseen, performed, and evaluated dynamic pile testing (PDA and PIT); performed CMT field testing and inspection; and performed laboratory testing.
M.S., 1998, Civil Engineering, University of New Orleans
B.S., 1993, Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University
Field Operations Supervisor
Project Manager/Drafting Supervisor