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Spotlight on OBG

Friday, July 20, 2018

For more than 75 years, OBG has specialized in engineering and problem solving, but the company's greatest strength is creating comprehensive, integrated solutions for clients. By combining knowledge of advanced manufacturing, energy, environment, and water, OBG creates more thoughtful solutions that immediately address the needs of today and provide a more sustainable path forward.

As a trusted industry leader, OBG delivers innovative solutions to provide for the long-term protection of communities and the environment. OBG provides multi-disciplinary engineering and project delivery solutions to address resiliency, vulnerability, and other unique challenges presented by highly complex and dynamic watershed and coastal environments. OBG solves these challenges for private and public-sector clients with a watershed/coastal science & engineering practice focused on the most complicated issues associated with proximity to water in inland and coastal settings. An interdisciplinary team, including more than 1,000 engineers, scientists, and construction and operations personnel in 26 offices throughout the U.S., provides expertise in a wide variety of subject matter, including environmental services, coastal engineering, permitting, ecological restoration and design, natural resource management, hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, wetland survey and delineation, and construction management.

Floodplain Restoration and Resiliency

OBG is supporting the Town of Whitestown, New York with its Sauquoit Creek Channel and Floodplain Restoration project, which will mitigate flooding in Oneida County in response to widespread flood impacts, including repetitive loss. The project consists of the analysis and design of flood mitigation options, including locating floodplain benches to help reduce flooding; enhanced open space through a multi-use creekside trail; bank stabilization; and historic channel realignment. The project has received statewide recognition as a prime example of how collaboration between local, state, and regional entities can solve significant community-wide challenges. 


Coastal Restoration and Resiliency

OBG is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore North Breton Island, located in the Breton Sound 30 miles off the southeast coast of Louisiana. The project involves the restoration of more than 450 acres of beach, dune, and back barrier marsh habitats to support breeding birds. OBG is providing comprehensive design and feasibility/investigation and construction support services to facilitate the complex restoration project, as part of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDA) Program.

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Find OBG at the International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE) on July 30 - August 3, 2018 in Baltimore, MD. Visit the OBG team at booth #101.