Joined in March:
Caitlin Allawatt joined the OSG Team in late March. She graduated from the University of Portland in 2014 with a B.S. in Environmental Science. She enjoys skiing, hiking and mountain biking. She is excited to be working on some of the large projects ongoing and jumped in enthusiastically to her new role as Environmental Scientist.
Joined in April:
Austin Danforth is originally from Lake Tahoe, CA and moved to the Seattle area two and half years ago with his wife. He is a graduate of Sierra Nevada College with a B.S. in Environmental Science and Ecology. He enjoys a range of outdoor activities including flyfishing, golfing, snowboarding, biking and hiking.
Joining in May:
Bob Skrypek is a Professional Engineer and Lead Rail and Track Specialist with over 20 years of experience and Larry Huey is a Master Electrician and Lead Track Inspector with over 30 years of experience. They are both highly experienced in maintenance and construction of new light and heavy rail systems, special track fabrication, track appurtenances and accessories and signal systems. Both are bringing a wealth of knowledge and construction track inspection experience to the team and will be instrumental players in our new service line for quality track inspections to support the ongoing and future Sound Transit projects.
We are very excited to introduce Bob and Larry to our team and to expand our Light and Heavy Rail Inspection Services to support ongoing Sound Transit, Amtrak, BNSF, and other local projects.
We’re excited to announce our participation in the Grand Opening of SR 520 Floating Bridge on April 2-3, 2016. Many of our managers and staff will be involved in the all day events, including the bike ride and running the longest floating bridge in the world! We will wearing our company gear and showing off some of the cool equipment we use to help build this project. Our concrete break machine will be on display (weather permitting) and hands-on pieces of construction materials used in massive quantities and size. We’ll share more information in the next couple months and hope you’ll stop by!
As we settled into our new office space, OSG added a new engineer to its staff. Rob O’Brien, PE, is a civil project engineer with 15 years of experience in the local design and construction industry. For the past ten years have been working in the fast paced design-build arena, and successfully delivered SWPP, TESC and complex drainage designs on large WSDOT civil infrastructure projects including rail, light rail, roadway corridors, port and airports.
Rob is quickly adjusting to the OSG team and we are fortunate to have his experience and abilities within the office. Welcome!
O’Neill Service Group is moving and expanding our offices to better serve our client’s needs. Our new location will be based in Redmond, Washington (just minutes away on SR520 East). Our new address is 17619 NE 67th Ct Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052. Our new facility will include expanded laboratory space and professional offices to accommodate growth.
OSG is in full-swing with renovation to the space and is expected to be completed within the week. We will be moving October 16th – October 18th over a weekend to minimize disruption to our quality and environmental services out of the lab.
Our phone number will not change. OSG looks forward to providing excellent service on your current and future projects!
O’Neill Service Group was recently awarded a contract for materials inspection and testing for the North Sea-Tac Airport Renovation (NorthSTAR Terminal) Project. This terminal will house Alaska Airlines and showcase state-of-the-art facilities for the travelling public. The improvements will include facility modernization, seismic upgrades, a new travelers’ lounge and more. The estimated cost for the Port’s portion of the NSTAR project is $530.6 million, and OSG will be performing inspection and testing services directly for the Port.
Read more about this project at https://www.portseattle.org/Business/Construction-Projects/Airport-Projects/Pages/North-STAR.aspx/
O’Neill Service Group was recently certified for light and heavy rail inspection in a two-day class led by The Track Consultants.
The first day, OSG Managers and Inspectors sat down for Trackwork 101, a course designed to offer a basic and general discussion of many aspects of track design, track construction and track maintenance. This course covered the evolution of track, how to make rail, what the labels mean, definitions, types of track, how to determine the frog number, wheel/rail interface, anatomy of a curve, calculating rail life, some FRA standards, methodologies and equipment. This course was designed for the person that wants a general overview of Railroad Track construction and design. General outline included a history of railroad in the U.S., science behind the technical construction, and an overview of the industry’s standards for safety.
The second day, OSG and representatives from Sound Transit attended Trackwork 105 to discuss the different types of track such as ballasted track, DF track, and embedded track. The class took the time to explore specific problems associated with Highway Railroad Crossing, Safety and Planning.
Overall, the seminar was a great learning experience for OSG, and lends to the tools and knowledge to excel on current and future rail projects.