A 1978 civil engineering graduate from Louisiana Tech University, Bryant has experience in all aspects of civil engineering and surveying. He formed BH&A in 1984 and has provided engineering services for sewer, water, gas, streets, landfill and drainage projects for public bodies, as well as for the private sector. He has also provided surveying services for construction jobs, transmission line rights-of-way and boundary surveys. Over the years, Mr. Hammett has been involved in mulitiple public facility CDBG applications for various clients and numerous USDA loan applications for public facilities. He is the engineer for numerous municipalities and parishes in Louisiana. Since 1980, Mr. Hammett has been an associate member of the Louisiana Engineering Society, the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Louisiana Land Surveyors Association. Bryant has also been an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Louisiana Chapter, since 1984, and he now serves on the American Council of Engineering Companies of Louisiana's Board of Governors as a Member-at-Large.
Bryant previously served as the infrastructure manager for the Louisiana Office of Community Development’s Disaster Recovery Unit, where he performed and oversaw professional civil, structural and transportation engineering work related to the planning, design, development, construction and maintenance of projects funded under the Louisiana Community Development Block Grant and Disaster Recovery programs. Such projects included capital improvements, storm water and drainage systems, wastewater systems, potable water systems, natural gas systems, fire protection systems, roads, bridges and utility systems. He managed complex engineering programs; provided professional assistance and technical advice to state and local officials; coordinated project development and implementation with contractors, other departments and other agencies; administered professional service contacts; evaluated requests for changes and additional work; directed the work of subordinate professional staff; and performed related work as required.