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 […]

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 […]

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical engineering is a specialized branch of civil engineering that deals with the behavior of earth materials on structures.  It generally involves an investigation of subsurface conditions, soil sampling and laboratory testing with recommendations for the design of: Embankments Foundations Retaining structures Site grading Slope stabilization designs Pavement subgrades Soil stabilization designs Subsurface drainage systems […]