Engineering & Survey

Community-oriented planning and surveying.

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Engineering & Survey

Community-oriented planning and surveying.

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Engineering & Survey

Community-oriented planning and surveying.

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Engineering & Survey

Community-oriented planning and surveying.

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Comprehensive Engineering and Design for Real-World Projects

In order to design facilities and infrastructure best suited to client and community needs, Otak takes a comprehensive view of every project’s real-world implications. We provide clear, comprehensive guidance, taking plans from design through construction, and we account for design and site variables, keeping projects focused, efficient, sustainable, and compliant.

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Water Resources Engineering

Water resource engineering, the science of managing and preserving water, ensures the efficient planning and management of water and its appropriate use. Otak manages the flow and accumulation of water with infrastructure design and monitoring. To ensure sustainable design and ideal outcomes for communities and natural habitats, Otak incorporates environmental science, facilitates coordination, and develops new equipment, facilities, and systems for water resource management.

Civil Engineering

From survey and grading plans to utility and transportation planning, Otak’s engineers handle every element needed to support a site’s purpose. To maximize site utility, our experienced engineers plan and design comprehensive civil infrastructure systems, modeled through detailed engineering design. Our team finds innovative, practical solutions that serve local communities and works to support your project, from the initial site assessment and feasibility studies through construction management and claims support.

Structural Engineering

Structures must be designed to withstand environmental pressures and still remain safe, stable, and secure; therefor, structural engineering is critical. From inspecting and rehabilitating vehicular and pedestrian bridges to buildings and other structures, Otak guarantees strong, economical, aesthetically-pleasing structures essential to all inhabitable places. To design the most appropriate structures, we communicate with the public to design projects that best reflect the locality.

Survey & Mapping

Surveying determines the positions of points on the earth’s surface and measures the distances, directions, angles, and elevation between them. Through surveying, Otak creates simple, comprehensive maps, highlighting crucial details while overlooking nothing. Knowing what’s on and under the land is vitally important, and, as poor advice leads to wasted money, our clients can trust us to contextualize data, identify physical land attributes, and paint a full picture, circumventing complications.

Union Pacific Railroad Survey and Mapping

California Oregon Arizona Montana Wyoming Washington

Amtrak Stations

Colorado Oregon Washington Montana California

Transportation Engineering

Transportation is about much more than simply getting around. The right transportation solution is a catalyst to help a community create greater access and a more resilient economy. Otak transportation planners and engineers solve real challenges facing a community by developing solutions that both limit impact on the environment and benefit daily life through enhanced mobility, access to opportunity and a more connected community.

Want to talk Projects? Contact our Engineering & Survey Leads.

Colorado, Civil & Transportation
“We think outside the box, pay close attention to aesthetics, and come up with cool project concepts because we love what we do.”

Kevin Dooley

Business Unit Leader of Transportation & Infrastructure

Puget Sound, Civil & Transportation

Nico Vanderhorst

Regional Director, Puget Sound

ORSWWA, Civil & Transportation
“I advocate for safe, equitable, and resilient transportation access for all modes and mobilities.”

Amanda Owings

Manager of Transportation and Infrastructure, Oregon & SW Washington

Survey & Mapping
“We have a great team here. We’re all focused on doing good work for our clients. It’s also a fun atmosphere, where we laugh out loud, a lot.”

Jon Yamashita

Director of Surveying

Structural Engineering
“The best part of my job is seeing needed infrastructure (especially bridges) get designed, permitted, and built.”

Doug Sarkkinen

Director of Bridges & Structures

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