Civil Engineering | Environmental Engineering | Geotechnical Engineering | Surveying | Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering Operation is made up of a skilled team of civil engineers. Our professional engineers and technicians have extensive experience on a variety of projects. With engineers licensed in multiple states, we have the ability to offer a broad range of engineering services to a large network of clients.

Environmental Engineering

The Environmental Engineering Operation has been performing environmental consulting services for over 30 years. Our experience originated with the traditional aspects of environmental engineering such as wastewater treatment and waste management, but over the years we have expanded our expertise to include a broader range of environmental services to better serve our clients. The environmental staff bring a wealth of knowledge to our clientele.

Geotechnical Engineering

The Geotechnical Engineering Operation is comprised of geotechnical engineers, laboratory technicians and scientists. We operate specialized drilling equipment necessary to work in rough terrain, with the ability to drill holes to depths of more than 300 feet and to obtain adequate recovery of samples of rock and soil.

The Geotechnical Engineering Operation maintains a nationally accredited ASTM and AASHTO materials laboratory. Our regional locations allow us to provide testing services for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and private sector clients throughout the Great Lakes Region.

Technicians are trained and certified in the most current standards and testing procedures. They are also certified by MDOT and WisDOT as aggregate, concrete and bituminous inspectors. Our team has vast experience with projects designed and constructed using MDOT, WisDOT and FAA specifications. Coleman Engineering Company is also certified to conduct annual inspections and certifications of concrete redi-mix plants in accordance with the National Redi-Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA) standards.

  • Subsurface Exploration
  • Soil Borings and Sampling
  • Off-Shore Drilling
  • Sediment Sampling
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Material Testing
    • Soils/Rock
    • Aggregate
    • Concrete
    • Hot Mix Asphalt
  • Resistivity Surveys
  • Ground Grid Testing
  • Parallel Seismic Testing
  • Pressure Meter Testing
  • NRMCA Laboratory Inspections and Certifications


The Surveying Operation includes surveyors licensed in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and North Dakota, as well as field crews and survey technicians. We provide quality, cost-effective surveying services throughout the Upper Midwest. Our licensed surveyors have extensive knowledge in a variety of survey projects and are able to complete survey tasks in a cost-effective manner. We are capable of running up to 25 field crews allowing us to work on simultaneous projects giving us the flexibility to complete numerous projects within a client’s schedule.

The types of survey projects we complete vary greatly in scope and include:

  • GPS / Control Network
  • NGS Height Modernization
  • ALTA ACSM Land Title Surveys
  • Utility Surveys / Utility Easements
  • Structure Monitoring (dams, buildings, etc.)
  • Boundary Surveys
  • Topographic Surveys
  • Right-of-Way and Easement Surveys
  • Bathymetric and Hydrographic Surveys
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Services
  • Mobile Scanning
  • Railroad Surveys
  • Airport Surveys
  • Certified Surveys
  • Photogrammetric Control Surveys
  • Subdivision Plats
  • Construction Staking
  • Computer Aided Drafting

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Through our extensive experience in the use of ESRI ArcGIS®, Autodesk®, Bentley® MicroStation, Trimble® and web-based GIS services, our multiple disciplines have created and implemented many exceptional GIS solutions. Our consulting services will enable your organization to fully explore the benefits GIS has to offer.



CEC has a wide range of services available to benefit a variety of industries. Whether you have existing data or you are just ready to start collecting, CEC can lead you through the process and help you establish a GIS platform for years to come.