As experienced engineers and consultants, the SME team is passionate about solving even your toughest challenges.

Developing new sites or redeveloping existing brownfield sites; constructing buildings, roads and bridges; and acquiring, rehabilitating or managing existing facilities or infrastructure is never easy. Challenges abound. Risks are inherent. Budgets and schedules are tight. The tougher the challenge, the more SME can help.

We bring significant practical experience and the big-picture perspective of our technical experts to every project. We are passionate about solving problems and are committed to understanding and being responsive to your needs.

For more than 50 years, we’ve used our engineering and applied-science expertise to provide practical solutions across the Midwest and around the globe. We’ve helped thousands of our clients be successful, while building a better world.

What We Do


Recent Technical Report


Investigating Environmental Factors Contributing to Pavement Roughness

The goal of this study was to evaluate the changes in roughness as measured by the International Roughness Index (IRI) along the center of the lane sections over time and identify environmental and subgrade parameters that contribute to the increase of roughness. This information can be used to improve pavement design procedures and further develop models for predicting the change in roughness due to environmental conditions.

Upcoming Events


2018 Indiana Brownfields Workshop Series

SME's Beth Grigsby, LPG to present at the 2018 Brownfields Financing Workshop.

Meet our People

The SME team is made up of great people with lots of expertise in the geotechnical, environmental, building materials, pavements, and construction materials fields and related engineering and applied science disciplines. While our skill sets vary, we share a passion for solving challenges and delivering practical solutions.

Meet our People

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