Pillar Consulting Group was founded by civil engineers having a no-nonsense approach to site development, and that tradition continues in the firm today.

Our civil engineering services are focused on meeting the needs of site and facility owners in the commercial, industrial and institutional markets.  Our experience includes land use approval studies and applications; planned developments; variance requests; erosion and sediment control plans; NPDES 1200C permitting; site clearing and grading, roadway alignment and pavement design; storm water conveyance, detention, and water quality treatment facilities; sanitary sewage plans; lift stations and pump houses; domestic and fire water distribution, flow testing, modeling and design; small pedestrian and vehicle bridges; and rail and freight facilities.  Difficult sites facing challenges such as expansive clays, wetlands, limited access and environmental contamination are our specialty, and our broad, multi-disciplinary team approach has contributed to the success of hundreds of projects.

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Civil Engineering Services

We have acted as the civil engineer- of-record on a number of site developments and land use projects. The following is a list of our civil engineering capabilities, and a selection of a few representative projects:

  • Industrial site development
  • Shipping & receiving facility design
  • Land use planning and approval applications
  • Commercial building sites
  • Parking lots and roadways
  • Urban hydrology and stormwater routing
  • Storm water detention facilities
  • Storm water quality facilities
  • Fire water distribution systems
  • Fire water boster pumps
  • Domestic water supply and distribution
  • Culverts and bridges
  • Sanitary sewers and lift stations
  • Retaining walls and earth structures
  • Deep excavations and pits
  • Rail access spurs and facilities

Please click on the project profiles to the right for more information.


Animal Teaching Facility

When Oregon State University decided to undertake a major update their vintage WWII agricultural teaching facilities, they turned to Pillar Consulting Group to provide civil engineering expertise. This state-of-the-art teaching facility was the first building to go up amongst many in a large master plan, and required forward thinking when it came to utilities roadways.

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Manufacturing Site

When Tec Labs decided to build a new pharmaceuticals manufacturing facility on an undeveloped site in Linn County, they turned to Pillar Consulting Group, Inc. to lead the civil engineering design. The site was developed with an eye toward future expansion of this very successful, local company.

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Animal Metabolism Barn

Combining the unique requirements of a top-tier university research and teaching facility with cattle handling, housing and processing needs demanded carefully listening to our client’s needs.  The civil engineering necessary to develop this site included roadway improvements, stormwater quality considerations and coordination of multiple underground utilities.

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Pedestrian Bridges

Pillar Consulting Group provided civil engineering services to the contractor for several pedestrian bridge approaches and abutments on short notice to maintain a tight construction schedule.  We worked with the prefabricated bridges and existing site layout to develop an economical solution that could be permitted and built quickly.

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Stormwater Vaults

The Brooklane Heights Subdivision is Corvallis, Oregon required three, large underground stormwater detention vaults that would meet King County, Washington requirements.  Pillar Consulting Group provided expert structural engineering to the subdivision’s civil engineer-of-record to produce the unique vault designs, one of which was over 8,000 square feet in plan dimension, and over 14 feet deep.

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Retail Pad Development

Pillar Consulting Group has worked with architects on retail pad developments to provide site layout and utility design within the context of larger, retail complexes.  We understand the importance of being a responsive teammate on these types of jobs, and appreciate the need for economical site development features.

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Stormwater Facility

Stormwater management is a crucial issue for any development nowadays, and Pillar Consulting Group has the experience and tools needed to provide solutions.  The steep site in this residential subdivision required the use of a multi-tiered design to fit a vegetated water quality bioswale and detention pond into the allocated parcel.

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Industrial Site Expansion

Expanding a fully operational industrial facility is something that Pillar Consulting Group has successfully completed many times over.  Pillar provided planning, land-use permit assistance, community outreach and civil engineering design to Pacific Cast Technologies to facilitate their expansion needs on this 9.5 acre site.

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Warehousing Site

A 135,000 square foot warehouse site development requires thinking big when it comes to site development.  We’ve designed several such facilities where tractor-trailer access and maneuvering are of paramount importance.  Our software tools allow us to analyze vehicle swept paths and make necessary adjustments well before construction begins.

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Downtown Multi-Use Site

Downtown site developments can be challenging, with congested sites and limited access.  Pillar Consulting Group’s careful attention to detail on this riverfront park development resulted in a smooth, successful and economical construction process, while at the same time protecting the safety of the public in a busy downtown district.

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South Plant Expansion

Expanding the existing 100,000 square foot industrial facility on this 9-1/2 acre site by 35,000 square feet required careful planning and site layout. Pillar assisted the owner with the necessary land-use permit applications, mitigation of wetlands and extension of water and sanitary sewer facilities.

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