Award-winning and challenging projects

For over half a century, Barr has been guided by the workplace philosophy of our founder, Doug Barr, who advocated providing an environment where employees can collaborate, grow as professionals, and do their best work. We’re proud to be a great place to work and proud of our work with clients on award-winning and challenging projects.

Minnesota Highway 210

Barr was part of the team that reconstructed flood-damaged Minnesota Highway 210, a project that received a 2019 Grand Award for Engineering Excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota Chapter and a 2019 ACEC National Honor Award.

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Hall's Island

We worked with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board on design and reconstruction of Hall’s Island, a project that won a 2018 Rescape Environmental Impact Award.

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West River Parkway

After a record storm caused a portion of the Mississippi River bluff to fail, Barr designed and observed construction of repairs along West River Parkway. The project won a 2017 Best Project Award from Engineering News-Record Midwest and a 2017 Engineering Excellence Grand Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota Chapter.

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Multi-site PFAS investigation and remediation

When per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were detected in water supplies, Barr became part of a team that’s helping potentially responsible parties in several eastern US states complete remedial investigations, feasibility studies, and interim remedial actions.

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North Dakota Highway 73

Using innovative technology, Barr helped stabilize a portion of North Dakota Highway 73 that failed due to a landslide. The project that won a 2020 Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of North Dakota Chapter.

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Monitoring, measuring, and reporting of fugitive greenhouse gas emissions

Barr is assisting a Canadian oil sands company with annual monitoring, measuring, and reporting of its fugitive greenhouse gas emissions to meet provincial regulatory requirements.

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