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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

Jason Kelly, PE, promoted to Inspection Division Manager

OBEC Consulting Engineers is proud to announce that Jason Kelly, PE, has been promoted from project manager to the manager of the company’s Inspection Division. Jason joined OBEC in 2003 after receiving his Bachelor of Science in both civil and forest engineering from Oregon State University. He was promoted to construction project manager in 2013... More

OBEC utilizes 3D scanning and modeling on Minto Island Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge project

OBEC Vice President & Chief Engineer Guy Hakanson recently returned from a trip to Utah with Aaron Kimsey from the City of Salem, during which they inspected the fabrication of the steel arch ribs for the Minto Island Bridge project in Salem, OR., which is currently under construction. They visited the fabrication shop of Universal... More

OBEC Environmental Specialist obtains “Senior Author” qualifications for WSDOT Biological Assessment documents

OBEC is excited to announce that Wetland Specialist and Senior Environmental Specialist Julie Wirth is now qualified to be a senior author on Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Biological Assessment (BA) documents. WSDOT initiated a qualification process for consultants who write BAs to improve the quality of the documents they were receiving. To qualify,... More