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OBEC attends ODOT’s annual “Meet the Primes” event

ODOT’s “Meet the Primes” speed networking event was half as long as past years, but more than twice as intense. Nearly 100 attendees filled the Ashland Conference Room at ODOT’s procurement office in Salem. ODOT’s DBE/Small Business Programs Manager, Codi Trudell, kicked off the event with brief comments to underscore the importance of why everyone... More

Wendy Schmidt, PE, joins the OBEC roadway team in Lake Oswego

Meet our newest project manager! Working from our Lake Oswego office, Wendy Schmidt, PE, significantly expands OBEC’s capacity to serve our Portland Metro Area and Southwest Washington clients. Take a quick moment to add her to your LinkedIn network and wish her congratulations! She joins us with 13 years of multi-disciplinary transportation project experience in... More

Minto Island Bridge wins Grand Award at ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards!

At the 2018 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards in Portland, OBEC’s Peter Courtney Minto Island Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge project won a “Grand Award”! It was stiff competition of recent high-profile projects, so it’s quite an honor to win a “Grand Award”, and it’s a great way to wrap up the hard work that OBEC and... More

Guy Hakanson nominated to chair the APWA Specifications Committee in 2018

OBEC Vice President & Chief Engineer Guy Hakanson was recently nominated to chair the American Public Works Association (APWA) Oregon Chapter’s Specifications Committee in 2018. Guy has been actively involved on the committee for several years and is highly qualified to take over the leadership role. More

Jared Trowbridge earns Washington PE license

OBEC is excited to announce that Assistant Project Manager Jared Trowbridge is now a licensed engineer in the state of Washington. This makes Jared a licensed engineer in Oregon, Washington, and California. Congratulations, Jared! More

OBEC’s Rhododendron Drive project in Florence opens to traffic

OBEC’s Rhododendron Drive project opened in Florence, Oregon, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Attendees walked the length of the project and then listened to the mayor, city manager, and head of the Greentrees Village, a 55-and-older manufactured and modular home community, spoke about the project. The existing Rhododendron Drive was a narrow two-lane roadway that was... More

Minto Island Bridge opens to the public

OBEC’s Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge in Salem, Oregon, opened today. Mayor Chuck Bennett thanked OBEC during his speech, commending the design team for coming up with such a beautiful design, while Senator Peter Courtney (for whom the bridge is named, and who has championed the Minto and Union Street bridges for more than 40... More

Andy Fortner earns his California PE license

OBEC is excited to announce that Bridge Design Technician Andy Fortner is now a licensed engineer in the state of California. Andy passed the national exam and both of California’s exam to be able to practice civil engineering in the state of California. Congratulations, Andy! More

Amy Jones promoted to project manager

OBEC Consulting Engineers is proud to announce that Amy Jones, PE, has been promoted to project manager. Amy joined OBEC in 2007 and has performed civil engineering and design leadership for roadway, stormwater and hydraulics, utility design and coordination, and PS&E preparation on more than 100 projects. She is currently managing a large roadway project... More

Marissa Madsen promoted to project manager

OBEC Consulting Engineers is proud to announce that Marissa Madsen, PE, has been promoted to construction project manager. Marissa joined OBEC in 2005 and has worked as an assistant project manager in roadway restoration, structures and utility construction, and construction inspection. She is currently managing OBEC’s work on the City of Eugene’s annual pedestrian bridge... More

OBEC marketing team wins SMPS Marketing Communications Award

OBEC’s marketing team was awarded a Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Oregon Marketing Communications Award for OBEC’s 50th Anniversary campaign. The marketing team, particularly graphic designer Matt Sevits, provided web and graphic design, video production, and event coordination for the campaign. OBEC beat out eight well-established architecture/engineering/construction firms for the award, and the marketing... More

Sunrise Expressway wins Best Transportation Project at ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards

OBEC’s Sunrise Expressway project won “Best in Category” for transportation projects at ACEC Oregon’s Engineering Excellence Awards. OBEC received the award at ACEC’s Engineering Excellence dinner on January 18. Sunrise Expressway is the Portland metro area’s first new highway in almost 30 years. The project goal is to reduce congestion and support regional livability and... More