Who We Are

Who We Are

PILLAR is a firm comprised of engineers, surveyors, managers, technicians, and safety professionals dedicated to maximizing the life of America’s infrastructure. We are ethically committed to the well-being and safety of the public by providing unbiased opinions and tailored solutions to the preservation and improvement of roadway operations and maintenance, accounting for current and future funding. We underpin our level of service with sound engineering principals, common sense, cutting-edge technology, software, equipment, attention to detail, personal relationships, and integrity.

Established in 2002, our goal is to ensure the efficient and successful completion of infrastructure maintenance projects to achieve or maintain a state of good repair. Our experience, understanding, and familiarity with all facets of road construction and maintenance operations gives us a solid foundation necessary to make economical, practical, and applicable considerations and decisions.

Our holistic approach not only includes the client’s vision, needs and budget, but also the possible roles new technologies, operations and procedures, equipment capabilities, environmentally friendly methods, and appropriate materials may play in overall pursuit of greater sustainability and longevity of your assets. Our progressive nature is what drives us to find a better solution today for the problems of tomorrow.

PILLAR has many years of both tactical field (boots on the ground) and theoretical expertise and has developed a highly proficient tactical field and strategical team. We understand the problems faced by asset owners as we have and continue to encounter them as well, either deriving or finding solutions that work to maximize the life cycle. PILLAR better understands the needs and constraints of all the stakeholders from investors to owners to end-users. Our solutions not only satisfy immediate needs, but are feasible, sensible, and lay a foundation for addressing future needs and concerns.

Our tailored services fall within the following arenas:

Asset Management

PILLAR provides advanced technological solutions combined with centuries of collective practical expertise to minimize risk and maximize the life of infrastructure assets. We accomplish this by utilizing various methods to locate (inventory) and evaluate (condition assess) assets resulting in a global view of conditions based on granular details. PILLAR combines these granular details with innovative technologies and practical experience to identify and quantify risk based on an asset’s location and condition. This information is used to ensure work plans meet desired outcomes while maximizing budget dollars and maintaining the infrastructure in a state of good repair. Our experience in performance based contracting maintenance ratings and handback requirements enables us to tailor your outcome criteria to various defined parameters. Utilizing our mobile comprehensive transportation infrastructure management application, InfraTrak®, we can record, track and report the assessments as well as develop and track work plans, work orders, contracts, contractors, pay requests, time sheets, incident response, and 3rd party damage, etc. InfraTrak® was developed by asset managers to be specifically used in the field in either a disconnected or connected environment with all your inventory and historical data at your fingertips.

Public Private Partnerships (P3)

PILLAR’s P3 Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Advisory provides estimates and plans to P3 Developers and OMR long-term concessions. Our engineering credentials combined with our management experience with fixed-price, outsourced projects with performance based outcomes and handback requirements provides valuable insight into long-term at-risk concessions, allowing us to mitigate the risks inherent to OMR projects with far more detail and operational knowledge than other consultants. We have experience not only performing but also writing and implementing procedural documents including O&M plans and schedules, incident and emergency response plans, safety plans, snow removal plans, capital rehabilitation plans, and quality assurance plans. We understand construction methods and materials and can help the design team understand maintenance challenges and suggest alternative design considerations and materials which still provide the necessary performance requirements while minimizing future maintenance costs. We help developers win P3 projects by evaluating the O&M responsibilities and designing a cost-effective operations plan and budget. We will make your pricing more competitive by diving into the details and providing the correct risk assessment and operational budget through bottom-up cost estimating based on asset inventory, condition, labor, material, equipment, and productivity as well capital rehabilitation costs. Furthermore, we can stay with you as the successful proponent for the duration of the project from mobilization to routine maintenance and operations, to rehabilitation planning and handback.

Surveying & Mapping

Meticulous surveying and mapping is essential for the smooth progression and completion of any project. Whether public infrastructure projects or private land transference, accurate surveying and mapping highlights often overlooked issues, clarifies project limitations/boundaries and creates a solid base foundation for any project. Education, experience and professional pride drives PILLAR’s Surveying and Mapping department to produce the most efficient and cost-effective solution for the needs of each project while maintaining the accuracy and assurance our clients expect. We differentiate ourselves from our competitors by our licensees maintaining an active hands-on role through every stage of a project as well as keeping current with the latest technology, software, and methods. In the field as well as in the office, our professionals are not just the certifier of the final product, they are a part of it.

Jobsite Safety

Pillar recognizes the core value primacy of occupational safety in all aspects of our work and believes in the criticality of a strong safety culture. The importance of our employees working safely and using all protective measures available is an essential part of our work operations. Infrastructure maintenance requires that we often work within inches of moving vehicles. Consequently, it is imperative that heightened personal safety awareness be in the forefront of our operations. PILLAR has refined an extensive base of practical knowledge which we use to protect our employees and Clients. We create innovative and cost-effective solutions targeted towards an organization’s unique needs. We are specialists and provide high-energy job related safety meetings, distance learning, on-site training, teleconferencing, program development, program audits, simulated compliance inspections, safety records management, customer specific safety programs, OSHA/VOSH compliance and documentation assistance to the industry for risk exposures and improvement. We put our experience and knowledge into practice through hands-on and user-friendly activities. Our customized, cost-effective, and achievable safety solutions are oriented toward problem resolution and incident prevention. We provide real and tangible solutions, not armchair exercises.
We regularly publish technical safety articles and produce Webinars aimed at promoting industry safety awareness and technical development. We monitor emerging safety trends, fleet safety hardware, PPE and other functional elements for their application into work operations.

Geospatial

PILLAR has significant experience in understanding complex business processes in completing geospatial projects from all spectrums. Geospatial technology is a strong component of our projects and we can satisfy the growing need local governments have for GIS data, tools, and applications.

Engineering & Design

We can provide structural, pavement, construction, traffic, stormwater, and erosion & sediment control engineering, and design solutions as needed or encountered. We incorporate our operation and maintenance experience into our designs to mitigate constructability issues, expedite construction, and temper future maintenance costs. Material life-cycles, future expected use or growth, and available funds are taken into consideration to guide us to the most cost-effective design. We know the capabilities of construction equipment and techniques used by Contractors and design accordingly.

Who We Are

PILLAR is a firm comprised of engineers, surveyors, managers, technicians, and safety professionals dedicated to maximizing the life of America’s infrastructure. We are ethically committed to the well-being and safety of the public by providing unbiased opinions and tailored solutions to the preservation and improvement of roadway operations and maintenance, accounting for current and future funding. We underpin our level of service with sound engineering principals, common sense, cutting-edge technology, software, equipment, attention to detail, personal relationships, and integrity.

Established in 2002, our goal is to ensure the efficient and successful completion of infrastructure maintenance projects to achieve or maintain a state of good repair. Our experience, understanding, and familiarity with all facets of road construction and maintenance operations gives us a solid foundation necessary to make economical, practical, and applicable considerations and decisions.

Our holistic approach not only includes the client’s vision, needs and budget, but also the possible roles new technologies, operations and procedures, equipment capabilities, environmentally friendly methods, and appropriate materials may play in overall pursuit of greater sustainability and longevity of your assets. Our progressive nature is what drives us to find a better solution today for the problems of tomorrow.

PILLAR has many years of both tactical field (boots on the ground) and theoretical expertise and has developed a highly proficient tactical field and strategical team. We understand the problems faced by asset owners as we have and continue to encounter them as well, either deriving or finding solutions that work to maximize the life cycle. PILLAR better understands the needs and constraints of all the stakeholders from investors to owners to end-users. Our solutions not only satisfy immediate needs, but are feasible, sensible, and lay a foundation for addressing future needs and concerns.

Our tailored services fall within the following arenas:

Asset Management

PILLAR provides advanced technological solutions combined with centuries of collective practical expertise to minimize risk and maximize the life of infrastructure assets. We accomplish this by utilizing various methods to locate (inventory) and evaluate (condition assess) assets resulting in a global view of conditions based on granular details. PILLAR combines these granular details with innovative technologies and practical experience to identify and quantify risk based on an asset’s location and condition. This information is used to ensure work plans meet desired outcomes while maximizing budget dollars and maintaining the infrastructure in a state of good repair. Our experience in performance based contracting maintenance ratings and handback requirements enables us to tailor your outcome criteria to various defined parameters. Utilizing our mobile comprehensive transportation infrastructure management application, InfraTrak®, we can record, track and report the assessments as well as develop and track work plans, work orders, contracts, contractors, pay requests, time sheets, incident response, and 3rd party damage, etc. InfraTrak® was developed by asset managers to be specifically used in the field in either a disconnected or connected environment with all your inventory and historical data at your fingertips.

Public Private Partnerships (P3)

PILLAR’s P3 Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Advisory provides estimates and plans to P3 Developers and OMR long-term concessions. Our engineering credentials combined with our management experience with fixed-price, outsourced projects with performance based outcomes and handback requirements provides valuable insight into long-term at-risk concessions, allowing us to mitigate the risks inherent to OMR projects with far more detail and operational knowledge than other consultants. We have experience not only performing but also writing and implementing procedural documents including O&M plans and schedules, incident and emergency response plans, safety plans, snow removal plans, capital rehabilitation plans, and quality assurance plans. We understand construction methods and materials and can help the design team understand maintenance challenges and suggest alternative design considerations and materials which still provide the necessary performance requirements while minimizing future maintenance costs. We help developers win P3 projects by evaluating the O&M responsibilities and designing a cost-effective operations plan and budget. We will make your pricing more competitive by diving into the details and providing the correct risk assessment and operational budget through bottom-up cost estimating based on asset inventory, condition, labor, material, equipment, and productivity as well capital rehabilitation costs. Furthermore, we can stay with you as the successful proponent for the duration of the project from mobilization to routine maintenance and operations, to rehabilitation planning and handback.

Surveying & Mapping

Meticulous surveying and mapping is essential for the smooth progression and completion of any project. Whether public infrastructure projects or private land transference, accurate surveying and mapping highlights often overlooked issues, clarifies project limitations/boundaries and creates a solid base foundation for any project. Education, experience and professional pride drives PILLAR’s Surveying and Mapping department to produce the most efficient and cost-effective solution for the needs of each project while maintaining the accuracy and assurance our clients expect. We differentiate ourselves from our competitors by our licensees maintaining an active hands-on role through every stage of a project as well as keeping current with the latest technology, software, and methods. In the field as well as in the office, our professionals are not just the certifier of the final product, they are a part of it.

Jobsite Safety

Pillar recognizes the core value primacy of occupational safety in all aspects of our work and believes in the criticality of a strong safety culture. The importance of our employees working safely and using all protective measures available is an essential part of our work operations. Infrastructure maintenance requires that we often work within inches of moving vehicles. Consequently, it is imperative that heightened personal safety awareness be in the forefront of our operations. PILLAR has refined an extensive base of practical knowledge which we use to protect our employees and Clients. We create innovative and cost-effective solutions targeted towards an organization’s unique needs. We are specialists and provide high-energy job related safety meetings, distance learning, on-site training, teleconferencing, program development, program audits, simulated compliance inspections, safety records management, customer specific safety programs, OSHA/VOSH compliance and documentation assistance to the industry for risk exposures and improvement. We put our experience and knowledge into practice through hands-on and user-friendly activities. Our customized, cost-effective, and achievable safety solutions are oriented toward problem resolution and incident prevention. We provide real and tangible solutions, not armchair exercises.
We regularly publish technical safety articles and produce Webinars aimed at promoting industry safety awareness and technical development. We monitor emerging safety trends, fleet safety hardware, PPE and other functional elements for their application into work operations.

Geospatial

PILLAR has significant experience in understanding complex business processes in completing geospatial projects from all spectrums. Geospatial technology is a strong component of our projects and we can satisfy the growing need local governments have for GIS data, tools, and applications.

Engineering & Design

We can provide structural, pavement, construction, traffic, stormwater, and erosion & sediment control engineering, and design solutions as needed or encountered. We incorporate our operation and maintenance experience into our designs to mitigate constructability issues, expedite construction, and temper future maintenance costs. Material life-cycles, future expected use or growth, and available funds are taken into consideration to guide us to the most cost-effective design. We know the capabilities of construction equipment and techniques used by Contractors and design accordingly.