WHO WE ARE: In 1966, a small team of former ODOT engineers founded Oregon Bridge Engineering Company as a subsidiary of Hamilton Construction in Springfield, Oregon. In 1971, they struck out on their own, bringing with them a strong sense of the connection between office engineering and field construction. More than 45 years later, we do a lot more than just bridges, but our mission remains the same.
We measure our success by the effective use of available funding to achieve maximum value while improving critical infrastructure for our clients and our communities. As our company nears its 50th year, we've renewed our commitment to deliver economically advantageous, sustainable solutions.
OBEC exists to provide safe and efficient transportation systems and infrastructure that enhance our region while providing responsible stewardship of public funds. We are one of the few firms in Oregon with in-house capabilities to support every stage of infrastructure projects – from project management, permitting, design, and engineering through construction management.
PEACE OF MIND IN A COMPLEX PROCESS: As procurement of publically-funded projects has become more complex, our clients continually rely on OBEC as a single-source provider of integrated engineering, construction, and technical services. This full spectrum support includes site development and feasibility studies, funding support, environmental permitting and inter-agency consultation, preliminary and final design, construction estimating, inspection, and contract administration.
For nearly half a century, this diversified approach has enabled us to deliver strong results for our clients even through the most challenging economic environments.
DELIVERING SOLUTIONS THAT CONNECT: Historically, projects we have managed vary widely in size and complexity from the $200 million Willamette River Bridge Replacement in Eugene to relatively smaller-scale trail design and repaving projects such as the Bear Creek Greenway connecting the cities of Central Point and Talent. Regardless of size, our capacity to get a comprehensive team on the job immediately and our integrated process involving all disciplines as design collaborators has proven critical to the success of our clients' projects.
At OBEC, seasoned veterans and the brightest young talent work collaboratively to deliver efficient, high-quality results. Our expert project managers provide sound solutions to complex design challenges while leading highly-skilled, multi-disciplinary teams. They have the skills and knowledge to manage risk and apply creative problem solving at every stage. These talented employees repeatedly earn awards and recognition for their professionalism and technical excellence.
WHAT SUCCESS MEANS TO US: We have found that our most successful projects aren't just about staying within budget or meeting schedules – it's also about responsive, open communication and the process of collaborating with our clients to achieve mutually beneficial goals.
Our staff are active members in a range organizations dedicated to the improvement of the engineering professions. A portion of those organizations include: