It is with an eye for continuous improvement and ground-breaking innovation that O’Brien Engineering, Inc. (OEI) approaches every engineering project management challenge. OEI’s dedication to cost effectiveness and high-quality results goes beyond the demands of success in a competitive market environment. It is our belief, proven in project after project, that economy is fundamental to innovation as well as to sustainability.
A Revolutionary Approach to Engineering Project Management
Over the years, OEI has developed creative, economical solutions to unique problems while efficiently offering routine solutions on less complex issues. OEI project managers expertly navigate issues such as project impacts to multiple agency and stakeholder involvement, complex multidisciplinary or site issues, or surface water and environmental quality. We pass on this knowledge to our clients in a spirit of cooperation and a sincere desire to provide outstanding project results, for both current and future projects.
As an engineering project management expert, OEI will:
- Identify the cause of the problem
- Expertly provide workable solutions
- Assist with solution implementation
Below are just a few examples of how OEI’s innovative approach to unique project challenges has saved considerable time and money for our clients.
Project Management Efficiency
OEI was able to save a government/educational facility nearly $1M in construction costs. Our project management team assessed a challenge, researching and discovering a new multidiscipline approach involving geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, landscape architectural, and hydraulic disciplines.
Working for a private developer, OEI used HEC programs and GIS mapping to keep a $6M construction project on budget. Without OEI intervention using modern tools to solve the problem, the developer would have been over budget by $4.5M.
Scope Ambiguities or Complexities
OEI has a robust subject matter expert team, which means that even with an unclear, poorly defined, complex, or undefined problem, we thrive on defining the need and solving the issue. On a military installation’s Military Working Dog kennel facility renovation, OEI’s expert team identified the underlying issue and helped to refined the scope of work, then efficiently developed the solution.
OEI managed a multidiscipline team on an infantry training camp project for the Texas Army National Guard. OEI understood the complex components of interrelated environment, water, and soil conditions, and was able to save the National Guard substantial construction costs as well as preserve the environment around the site.
Regulatory Agency Coordination
A large commercial development was on the verge of failure because of regulatory delays when OEI was hired to rescue the project. After 14 months waiting in regulatory approval limbo with another firm, OEI stepped in, identified the problems stalling the project, and received all jurisdictional approvals within 120 days.
We are excited to announce our founder, Jim O’Brien’s patent-pending approach to solve our biggest water problems: flooding, droughts, aging dam infrastructure, and depleting aquifers.