AgRail-Bloomington, Illinois

SKS Engineers has been working at the AgRail site in Bloomington, Illinois from the beginning.  This site, next to the railroad, appeared suited for a grain handling facility.  So in 1997, Grain Flo Inc. of Heyworth, Illinois contracted with SKS Engineers to conduct subsurface investigations and provide a geotechnical report with recommendations for development on the site.   […]

Cargill Inc. – Dana, Indiana

SKS Engineers began working with Cargill Inc. at their Dana, Indiana facility in 2007. Initial services provided by SKS Engineers included subsurface investigation of the soils on their property in areas where Cargill planned to expand their grain handling and storage facilities. From this soils investigation SKS Engineers generated a geotechnical report that included recommendations […]

Watchfire Signs Facility Expansion – Danville, Illinois

In 2012, SKS Engineers LLC partnered with Curry Construction of Mattoon, Illinois on a major expansion to the Watchfire Signs facility in Danville, Illinois. This expansion included the addition of approximately 125,000 sq. ft. to their plant which allowed Watchfire Signs to consolidate several area operations into a single facility. Foundation Design and Electrical System […]

Richland Community College-Decatur, Illinois

Plans to build a permanent campus for Richland Community College began in 1985.  SKS Engineers performed subsurface investigations, prepared a geotechnical report with foundation recommendations and provided a topographic survey of the site for the project architect.  When construction began in 1986, SKS Engineers provided construction inspection and material testing services. Since then there have been several […]

Jackson Ford Dealership-Decatur, Illinois

SKS Engineers LLC began design for improvements to the Jackson Ford Dealership in late 2009.  At first the intent was to remodel the existing facility and add features requested by the Ford Motor Company.  However, it was later decided to construct an entirely new facility.   The design took into account several demolition and construction phases […]

Eisenhower High School Improvements-Decatur, Illinois

First built in the mid 1950s, Eisenhower High School recently underwent major renovations to the existing 216,200 sq. ft. high school building. SKS Engineers LLC was involved in the design of the site improvements on this project. The addition of a new 10,200 sq. ft. gymnasium required that the student parking lot be reconstructed.  Other site improvements […]

St. Teresa High School Campus Improvements-Decatur, IL

SKS Engineers has been working with St. Teresa High School on campus improvements since 2004.  SKS Engineers was involved in the civil engineering for the Chapel/Classroom Addition to the school that was completed in 2005.  SKS Engineers provided geotechnical and surveying services, site development engineering services and performed construction materials testing for that addition. In […]

Construction Quality Control

Our professional and technical staff can provide construction quality control services including inspections and field testing for: General construction: earthwork shallow/deep foundations structural concrete structural steel pavements soil stabilization Batch plant certification Plant proportioning Roofing inspection Welding inspection QA/QC for solid waste management sites Storm water pollution prevent plan (SWPPP) compliance monitoring  

Soils and Materials Testing Laboratory

We have a complete laboratory for testing and analyzing soils and other construction materials: Soils Aggregates Concrete Asphalt Building materials Concrete and bituminous mix designs Soil stabilization testing Asphalt recycling  

Subsurface Investigations

We have company-owned equipment including: Truck-mounted drill rig All-terrain drill rig Track-mounted drilling rig Core drilling machine Ground-penetrating radar equipment Heavy duty truck Water hauling truck We can perform a multitude of subsurface investigations and tasks including: Standard penetration tests Soil borings Split-barrel sampling Continuous sampling Undisturbed thin-walled tube sampling Rock coring Pavement coring Soil […]