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Contractor-Friendly, Whole-Picture Solutions

VAK Construction Engineering offers more than 25 years of experience on projects ranging in scope from simple pad eyes to innovative bridge-erection schemes. VAK is widely sought by clients because of its contractor-friendly service. Expertise alone is not enough. Engineering firms and contractors want to work with subcontractors that are responsive, motivated, and team-oriented.

VAK prides itself on meeting challenges and solving problems collaboratively with its clients. That is why we are known for being contractor friendly. VAK will handle jobs large and small, and excels at working with contractors and sub-contractors alike.

When VAK Engineering takes on a client project, we understand that expertise and experience alone do not guarantee success. That is why VAK Engineering provides "whole-picture solutions." We begin by understanding the challenges of the engineering problem, and then we solve this problem, taking into account the additional critical factors needed to assure a successful project. These include:

  • the schedule
  • project budget
  • the need for a quick, painless project review
  • safety concerns
  • client liabilities or exposure
  • client’s business processes and policies

This whole-picture approach enables us to deliver the most effective solution: it solves the client’s problem consistent with the client’s approach/way of doing business. This is what we mean when we say VAK is contractor-friendly.

Offering 25 years of temporary-structures design and construction-engineering experience, Vello A. Koiv is currently principal engineer with VAK Construction Engineering Services. Formerly, he was a senior engineer with Smith & Monroe & Gray Engineers, located in the Portland, Oregon area. Before that, Mr. Koiv was chief engineer for Riedel International, a west-coast heavy civil marine contractor. He began his career as a lieutenant with the US Army Corps of Engineers. He earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a master’s in civil engineering from the University of Washington. He is a registered civil and structural engineer in eighteen states. Mr. Koiv is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and of the American Institute of Steel Construction.

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Vello Koiv, P.E.