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We are pleased to announce that entering January 2019, OBG will join forces with Ramboll, North Europe’s leading engineering, design, and consultancy company with more than 15,000 people globally. We are excited to be integrating with a company that shares our values, passion for collaboration, and dedication to clients. As part of Ramboll’s extensive international network, we will be adding greater depth to OBG’s existing expertise and bringing together world-class thought leadership to create more growth opportunities for our talented people and more innovative solutions for our clients.

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There's a way
  • At OBG, we know that the answer isn’t always right in front of you.
  • That to do something amazing for our clients means truly challenging ourselves.
  • It’s this resolve — and belief — that we share that drives us, every day.

There’s a way
to meet your needs by combining our strengths.

For more than 70 years, OBG has offered services that include advanced manufacturing, energy, environment, and water — but our real strength is in creating comprehensive, integrated solutions for clients.

Choose a service line below to learn more and view cases illustrating our approach.

By combining our specialties we’re building stronger solutions.

Why OBG?


Every second of every day, safety is a priority for us. In fact, OBG employees present more than 21,000 safety moments, per year — making us a top performer in our industry.


To get the right answers, you have to ask the right questions. It’s this commitment to understanding our clients’ needs that has turned 90% of our business into repeat business.


People are the foundation of everything we do. Not just our employees, but every person our ideas impact. Our unique employee ownership culture gives us a shared sense of responsibility for our actions.


By offering four distinct services under one roof, our clients benefit from the integrated thinking and approach our team takes to providing the right solution.


As the world of project delivery changes, OBG continues to change with it — through thought leadership and technology — offering clients solutions for today and tomorrow.

We helped more than

students in NYC be more energy efficient.

Total know-how.

Ask our clients why they choose us and the answer is clear — we’re problem solvers. By combining our knowledge of advanced manufacturing, energy, environment, and water, we create more thoughtful solutions that immediately address the needs of today and provide a more sustainable path forward.

Every project is built on our process.

Our time-tested project delivery process comes down to one thing: culture. At OBG, our teams are integrated, but disciplined — working together to achieve the performance objectives of our clients, every time.

Through STEM support we are creating 100 new engineers and scientists every year.

There’s a way to answer every challenge with integrity.

Our case studies illustrate how our approach blends expertise from across our company into every project, while adhering to our mission in every phase.




Over the last 70 years, OBG has worked hand-in-hand with some of the world’s most recognizable brands to create smart, sustainable solutions that push ideas forward without leaving the environment behind.

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Alcoa
  • American Water
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • BASF
  • Boeing
  • Bosch
  • BP
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Bumble Bee Foods
  • Carrier
  • City of Baltimore
  • City of Philadelphia
  • City University of New York
  • Coca-Cola
  • Colgate Palmolive
  • Cornell University
  • Corning
  • DAK Americas
  • DC Water
  • Delta Airlines
  • Eaton
  • Frito-Lay
  • GE
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • GM
  • Goodyear
  • Honeywell
  • IBM
  • ITT
  • Jim Beam Brands
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kellogg
  • Keystone Foods
  • Kodak
  • Kraft Foods
  • Lanxess
  • Lockheed Martin
  • McDonald’s
  • Merck
  • MillerCoors
  • Monroe County
  • National Grid
  • Nestlé
  • New York City DEP
  • Novartis
  • Onondaga County
  • PepsiCo
  • Pfizer
  • Princeton University
  • Providence Water
  • Revlon
  • State of New York
  • State University of New York
  • Sunoco
  • Syracuse University
  • Tropicana Products
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

OBG Insights:

NGWA 2018 Groundwater Week

OBG's Rick Boone recently presented during the National Ground Water Association's (NGWA) 2018 Groundwater Week, a leading trade event in the groundwater industry. During the event, which took place December 3-6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Rick discussed how to apply 3D visualization modeling to improve conceptual site model development and groundwater...

OBG discusses emerging contaminants with Michigan Manufacturers Association PFAS Workgroup

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been used in a wide range of industrial processes and in commercial and consumer products for several decades. Many of these compounds are also persistent, and PFAS are now ubiquitous in the environment for these reasons. Toxicological studies suggest that exposure to some PFAS...

Is your facility at risk for combustible dust? (Part 2)

Combustible dust is an often-unknown hazard in industrial facilities. This is because many people are unaware of what common combustible dust is and how dangerous it can be. In part one of OBG's webinar series on combustible dust in industrial facilities, specialty chemicals expert Reid Todd, PE provided an overview...

The Business Council of New York State 2018 Environment Conference

OBG recently took part in The Business Council of New York State's 2018 Annual Environment Conference on November 13-14, 2018 in Saratoga Springs, New York. This year's conference brought together regulators and expert consultants to talk about the latest in environment regulation and law, including regulatory changes and environmental issues in New...

OBG discusses emerging contaminants with Illinois Chamber of Commerce

OBG recently hosted a quarterly meeting of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Environmental Affairs Committee (EAC) on November 8, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. A partnership between the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Environmental Regulatory Group (IERG), the EAC works to broaden the business-stakeholder involvement in environmental legislative, regulatory, and policy...

Revitalizing the Chicago Area Water System

Over 100 miles of rivers and canals make up the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS), which connects Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River and includes the Chicago River, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, the Cal-Sag Channel, and the Calumet Rivers. This complex water system has a long history of industrialization,...

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Safety Moments App


Free safety content to help support safety awareness in any home, office, industrial setting, or workplace. OBG's Safety Moments App provides access to safety content to promote and enhance corporate safety culture. With safety examples for a wide range of applications, these safety moments are applicable to most any industry.

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