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When it comes to the things we
build, the foundations we build on,
and the materials we build with, the safety and success of the project is secured in the details

Materials Engineering
and Testing Services throughout the Midwest

At Kaw Valley Engineering, we have the expertise and equipment necessary so that we can do whatever needs to be done to ensure that your project, building or bridge is safe and properly built.





Our Services Include
  • Concrete
  • Soils
  • Aggregate
  • Asphalt
  • Steel
  • Masonry

Our engineering and technical staff are available to provide the construction materials testing services you need.

Our testing and inspection personnel have extensive experience in observation and testing construction materials for the civil infrastructure, industrial, institutional, retail / commercial, multi-family housing, transportation, and utility construction markets. Our staff is trained to review and transmit reports of their daily observations.


  • KDOT
  • MoDOT

Our testing staff possesses extensive knowledge of various regulatory entities.

We keep current on our certifications to provide the level of professional services expected.


& Specialty Testing
What We Do
  • Ultrasonic testing
  • Magnetic particle
  • Dye penetrant
  • Ground penetrating radar / GPR

Our staff includes American Welding Society certified welding inspectors and ASNP level II technicians.

Our AWS-CWI technicians are available for observation of erection of steel structures, shop fabrication observation, certification of welders and general testing and review of steel elements associated with your project. NDT structural steel services include ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle and dye penetrant in-house with radiographic service being coordinated with associated firms.

  • American Welding Society certified welding inspections
  • Non-destructive testing level II technicians
  • ICC Welding and Bolting Special Inspectors


Testing Certifications

Our certified inspectors are up to date on regulations from all local jurisdictions.

They routinely continue their education and are sure to offer you the latest methods of testing. We can provide whatever your project might need.

Construction Engineering Services
  • Inspection
    Contract Administration
    Construction Staking
    As-Built Surveys

Special Inspection

We are staffed to provide all inspections according to the International Building Code.

Our special inspectors work under the direct supervision of the professional engineers within our materials testing department. The reporting protocol is developed for each specific project in accordance with the local building official requirements and the needs of the client. Our primary concern is to provide ongoing communication ensuring any deviations are addressed timely and the project is completed in accordance with the project plans and specifications.

Local Public
Authority Services

We employ one of the largest Local Public Authority certified staffs in the Midwest.

The staff is versatile in project administration, project inspection and required materials testing. Our staff is available for remote services, including field laboratories which may be placed on project sites within the Midwest.

KDOT Certified
Bridge Inspections

What We Do
  • KDOT-Approved Local Bridge Inspections
  • Emergency Structural Inspections
  • Concrete Deck Chaining and Coring
  • Deck Delamination and Chemical Analysis Reports
  • Steel, Weld and Bolt Tension Testing
  • Bridge Load Rating
  • Rebar Size & Location Detection
  • Deterioration Determinations by Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
  • Geology Borings and Geotechnical Engineering

The oversight and expectations of routine bridge inspections has increased over the years.

Our KDOT-Approved Local Bridge Inspectors keep up to date with what is expected during these inspections and will get through your list of bridges in a timely and efficient manner.