Recent News

Navigating ESA Consultation for Transportation Drainage


The stormwater industry is abuzz with how to respond to 6PPD-quinone, a chemical used to prevent degradation of car tires, which is adversely impacting our natural environment. If you are working on a roadway improvement project, you might be triggering an Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation to ensure aquatic environments are protected from roadway runoff.
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Senior Civil Engineer


Come join our team as a full-time Senior Civil Engineer! Osborn Consulting, Inc. (OCI) is consistently named one of Washington’s Best Workplaces (2015, 2016, and 2017 by the Puget Sound Business Journal). We’re a full-service civil engineering firm focusing on water resources, utilities, and environmental services, including engineering, modeling, and analysis for transportation, development, restoration,
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OCI’s Golden Gardens Project Wins LOCEA Award


On Wednesday, July 5 2017, OCI was presented with an award at the ASCE Seattle Chapter’s Local Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (LOCEA) award ceremony. The award was for our project with Seattle Parks and Recreation at Golden Gardens Park, where the OCI team replaced a failing stairway and drainage system. Robert Parish, Project Manager for
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Golden Gardens Drainage and Stairway Renovation


Location: Seattle, WAOwner: Seattle Parks and Recreation The Golden Gardens Drainage and Stairway Renovation project replaced popular yet unsafe and failing stairs with a new ADA-complaint 6 ft. wide concrete stairway in Golden Gardens Park, located along the Puget Sound in Ballard. Developed in the early 20th century, the park has since become a Seattle landmark,
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Northshore Summit Park


Location: Kenmore, WAOwner: City of Kenmore Innovative engineering transformed 3.6 acres of underutilized, waterlogged open space, into a quality multiuse park featuring picnic areas, playgrounds, trails, wetland, and forest.  Ensconced in a residential neighborhood, finding engineered solutions that carefully  balanced environmental and neighbor concerns, community wish lists, and site constraints was essential.  Significant drainage and grading
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