Islands By Design Ltd. (IBD), a small Bahamian consultancy business, has opened their doors in Abaco providing environmental, marine engineering, and project management along with over thirty years of experience in The Bahamas.
Islands By Design was formed out of EIA (Bahamas) Ltd., in 1994 by its principal, Keith Bishop, a professional with over thirty years’ experience in project management consulting with more than twenty years’ experience as a local environmental consultant in the Caribbean conducting environmental impact assessments.
To date, Mr. Bishop has performed environmental impact assessments and provided environmental planning and management for over one hundred and fifty projects ranging from small residential developments to major industrial and commercial projects.
IBD has an extensive network of associate consultants, local and international that allow it to offer a broad range of disciplines including marine sciences, wetlands ecology, coastal processes, plant ecology, air quality, archeology, socioeconomic and environmental permitting and planning. Additionally IBD is able to offer multidisciplinary engineering design services, land planning and landscape architecture, project management and execution.
IBD also boasts experience in Land Planning and Landscape Architecture including project management, lead design for out island resorts, communities, marina complexes, master planned communities, residential sub-divisions, commercial facilities, office complexes, multi-family projects, urban renewal projects and recreational facilities.
The company also has a full understanding of infrastructure projects, having been involved in all aspects from design through construction and operations.
Mr. Bishop noted that as the company approaches its 20th anniversary that IBD has “achieved a track record that supports a reputation of reliable technical performance, unbiased analysis of project requirements and scientific integrity.” He added that the company has a history of consistently providing objective analysis, particularly for projects that are environmentally, politically and legally sensitive.
His offices are located upstairs in the two story building between Java and Abaco Gold.