Engineering


PILLAR provides 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. In addition, 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.

Mark Boenke, PE
mboenke@PillarOMA.com | (276) 223-0500

Mark Boenke
  • 25+ Years Engineering & Transportation Maintenance Experience
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Indiana and Virginia
  • Graduate of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

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Our Engineering Solutions Include:

Structural

  • Retaining Walls
  • Bridges
  • Tunnels
  • Foundations
  • Cofferdams
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Traffic

  • MUTCD Sign Compliance
  • Work Zone Flow
  • Lane Extensions
  • Emergency Flow
  • Impact Analysis
  • Signal Light Timing
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Site

  • ADA Compliance
  • Erosion & Sediment Control
  • Stormwater Systems
  • MS-4 Systems
  • Road Design
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Utility

  • Wastewater
  • Water
  • Utility Supply
  • Lighting
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Our Approach to Engineering

Collection

We gather relevant data and resource information.

  • Client's Intent
  • Site Visit
  • Ordinances & Regulations
  • Standards
  • Relevant Background Information

Assessment

We combine technology and subject matter expertise to evaluate, analyze, and assess the data.

  • Needs Analysis
  • Regulation & Ordinance Assessment
  • Site Data Analysis And Adjustments
  • Assess Various Layout Scenarios
 

Execution

We implement and monitor the plans and programs.

  • Final Plan Production
  • Final Document Production
  • Hold Pre-Bid, Bid, & Progress Meetings
  • Client Representation
  • Complete Permit Applications

Planning

We devise tailored plans and scalable solutions.

  • Perform Final Design Calculations
  • Bottom-Up Estimate
  • Develop Opinions And Position Statements
  • Develop Narratives And Supporting Documentation

Collection

We gather relevant data and resource information.

  • Client's Intent
  • Site Visit
  • Ordinances & Regulations
  • Standards
  • Relevant Background Information

Assessment

We combine technology and subject matter expertise to evaluate, analyze, and assess the data.

  • Needs Analysis
  • Regulation & Ordinance Assessment
  • Site Data Analysis And Adjustments
  • Assess Various Layout Scenarios
 

Planning

We devise tailored plans and scalable solutions.

  • Perform Final Design Calculations
  • Bottom-Up Estimate
  • Develop Opinions And Position Statements
  • Develop Narratives And Supporting Documentation

Execution

We implement and monitor the plans and programs.

  • Final Plan Production
  • Final Document Production
  • Hold Pre-Bid, Bid, & Progress Meetings
  • Client Representation
  • Complete Permit Applications

PROVEN SUCCESS


We have advised several clients across North America and helped them maximize their budget while still fulfilling the needs of their roadways and transportation assets.

I-81 Storm Water Basin Repair

Project Details

VDOT Bristol District hired Pillar to design repairs for the stormwater detention basin at the I-81 Exit 14 Truck Rest Area.

What we did

Pillar designed corrective measures on sinkholes that formed due to erosion in order to get the basing functioning properly. 

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