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 […]

The Andersons Rail Terminal: Anselmo, NE

The Andersons Rail Terminal in Anselmo, Nebraska is just one of the many agribusiness facilities nationwide where SKS Engineers has provided professional engineering services.  Their new 4-million-bushel rail terminal outside of Anselmo, NE features 2 million bushels of upright storage, a 2-million-bushel ground pile, and 8,000-foot loop track running off of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe main line. Primary storage at […]

Military Vehicle Wash Bay and Loading Ramp, Decatur Armory, Decatur, Illinois

SKS Engineers served as structural engineering consultants on the Military Vehicle Wash Bay and Loading Ramp project at the Decatur Armory.  They designed the foundations for the pre-engineered metal building that covered the vehicle wash bay.  They also designed the loading ramp that had to be capable of carrying heavy military vehicles and equipment. This project […]