About Us

Barr Engineering, Inc. was founded in 1992 in Columbus, Ohio by Andrew S. Barr, PhD, PE after a 20-year career with the Ohio Department of Transportation. The firm specializes in geotechnical services, surveying, and construction inspection.

Our staff has proven capacity to coordinate and perform extensive field services under very aggressive schedules, for numerous projects such as the different phases of the Central Viaduct Rehabilitation / Cleveland Innerbelt (CCG1, 2, 3, 6 & 7), FRA-270-17.28 and for emergency slide projects under task order contracts for Districts 9 and 10.  BEI operates in Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio, with AASHTO accredited Laboratories in Columbus and Cleveland. Geotechnical Engineering, Drilling, Surveying, SUE and Construction Inspection resources are present in each of the three markets, allowing us to minimize mobilization fees as well as to provide frequent engineering oversight of the field operations at a nominal cost.