Solutions Through Engineering

Barr & Prevost is a full-service firm specializing in Bridge, Roadway, Traffic, Geotechnical and Civil/Site Engineering as well as Surveying and Architectural Services. We also offer complimentary services including Geotechnical Drilling and Testing, Construction Inspection, Underwater Inspection and Materials Testing. For more than 20 years, Barr & Prevost has provided engineering solutions on a wide array of horizontal and vertical projects for public and private clients.


Geotechnical Subsurface Investigations

Barr & Prevost operates an AASHTO accredited Testing Laboratory in Columbus, Ohio with drilling services based both from Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio. We perform geotechnical engineering and subsurface investigations for bridges, structures, dams and roadways; primarily for State and Municipal agencies.


Survey, ROW Plan Development and SUE Services

From initial property and right-of-way monumentation location to construction layout staking, Barr & Prevost conducts a wide range of surveying and SUE services. These services are augmented by our ROW Plan Development capabilities, which include initial impact studies, survey to plan development, court house research, final plan development and deed documentation.


Barr & Prevost Portfolio

Barr & Prevost recently held a booth at the Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference (OTEC) and presented some short, fun videos of who we are, what we do and where we are headed. Please click the scrolling photos to view them.

Barr & Prevost Portfolio

Condition Evaluations – Topside & Underwater

Barr & Prevost performs condition inspections for the purposes of evaluating structures including bridges, bulkheads, cooling towers and underground utilities. After the inspection, we provide a report to owners on a number of items including existing condition, maintenance, and recommendations and also provide rehabilitation or replacement designs when authorized.

Structural Inspection

Construction Inspection

Barr & Prevost staffs Construction Inspectors in each of our Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus Offices for the convenience of our clients. They are trained and certified for both horizontal and vertical construction projects. Additionally we offer the added benefits of construction testing, paint inspection, construction layout staking and design services.

Construction Inspection

Quick news:
February 5th, 2013: Barr & Prevost receives the 2013 SAME Kentuckiana Post Small Business Excellence Award! Read more
February 25th, 2013: Barr & Prevost is now a certified MBE with the CIty of Cleveland. Read more
April 25th, 2013: Barr & Prevost's Cleveland Laboratory is now AASHTO accredited! Read more
April 25th, 2013: Barr & Prevost in team with Quality Control Services has been approved by the US SBA as a Mentor Protege Joint Venture. We are an SBA 8(a) Team!
February 14, 2013

GSA Contract Holder

As a certified SDB, we perform services under the following NAICS codes:541310, 541330, 541340, 541360, 541370, 541380, 541990, 561990 and 238910. To date, Barr & Prevost has served as the prime consultant for four, five-year IDIQ Contracts for the FHWA EFLHD, NASA and USACE Louisville District.

Most recently Barr & Prevost received the 2013 SAME Kentuckiana Post Small Business Excellence Award for Architect & Engineering Services for our work under an IDIQ contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District!!

February 13, 2013

Design-Build Experience

To date, Barr & Prevost has served as the designer for 14 transportation design-build projects. Currently we are working in team with Complete General Construction for the repair and resurfacing of US 52/852/73/239-16.75/0.18/24.02/0.00 in Scioto County, Ohio for the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Additionally, we are currently working on the USDA Wood Preservation Laboratory Deign-Build in Madison, Wisconsin for the USACE Louisville District.

October 27, 2012

Certified DBE, MBE, SBE - Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia Engineering Firm

Barr & Prevost is able to fulfill a wide range of engineering, surveying, SUE and geotechnical testing and drilling services while fulfilling small business set aside requirements.  We are certified with the U.S. Small Business Administration as a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB).  Additionally we are a program participant of numerous Small Business Programs with State DOT’s and Municipalities.

October 27, 2012

ODOT, KYTC & WVDOT Prequalified, DBE Engineering Firm

Barr & Prevost is prequalified with the Ohio Department of Transportation, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and West Virginia Department of Transportation and is a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in each state.

The vast majority of our work over the past 20 years has been for State DOT’s and our personnel are thoroughly knowledgeable in ODOT, KYTC and WVDOT as well as AASHTO and standards and specifications.

Certified Small Business
State DOT's

Welcome to Barr & Prevost

At Barr & Prevost, our mission is to provide valuable services for clients in the planning, design, and construction of civil, structural and geotechnical engineering projects. Barr & Prevost’s engineers, surveyors, inspectors and technicians strive to provide our clients with innovative, workable, and cost-effective design solutions at the lowest possible cost. Working closely with construction and procurement, Barr & Prevost plays a key role in the cross-functional teams that carry out front-end design for a project.

By implementing a formal quality assurance program in all projects, we commit to bringing exceptional vision, integrity, modernism and excellence to meet or exceed client expectations. Our work is conducted with environmental sensitivity and to the highest professional standards.