Civil Engineering

CPS is one of North Dakota and northwest Minnesota’s most respected providers of civil engineering services. We work mainly with communities, businesses and governmental agencies.

Municipal Engineering

Our engineers provide information and guidance that helps community leaders make informed decisions for their constituents. Some of our project managers have previously served as public administrators, so we understand the unique situations (and constraints – budget or otherwise) that community leaders face. We recognize that there is often more than one answer to a problem, and that to find the best solution one must balance current needs, budget constraints and expected growth. We have extensive experience in both updating older utility systems and designing new ones, and we know when a repair or a new system is best suited for the issue at hand.


How we can help you

Our experience provides the level of confidence that community leaders need to make decisions regarding municipal engineering issues, including those in the following types of projects:

  • Stormwater
  • Wastewater
  • Water Distribution, Storage & Treatment
  • Pumping Stations
  • Bridges
  • Streets & Roads
  • Pedestrian Facilities
  • Feasibility & Engineering Reports
  • Grant Applications
  • Cost Of Service Analysis
  • Planning Documents
  • Construction Administration
  • Pavement Management
  • Special Assessments

Environmental & Solid Waste Engineering

Our experience in environmental engineering has earned us the reputation as a “leader in solid waste engineering” in the eyes of the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality. We have expertise in almost every aspect of this field, from siting and design to the operation and closure of both Subtitle D and inert waste landfills, as well as balefills and compost facilities. We can perform complex and detailed groundwater monitoring analysis and reporting, as well as gas sampling and emissions reporting. We can develop operational plans and take part in remedial action plans and implementation.


Services offered

The following is a sampling of environmental & solid waste engineering services offered at CPS:

  • Permitting
  • Inert & Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Design
  • Construction Engineering
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Groundwater Statistical Analysis & Reporting
  • Title V Compliance
  • Operation Plans
  • Cost Of Service Studies
  • Quality Control / Quality Assurance Reporting


Our CPS team has worked with federal, state and local governments to make sure that highways, streets and bridges used for public transportation are safe and in good driving condition. We also assist clients in procuring federal funding to construct transportation projects.


How we can help you

Our experience includes, but is not limited to, projects of varying sizes and complexity in the following areas:

  • Environmental Documents
  • Highway & Street Design
  • Construction Engineering
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance
  • Public Outreach

Water Resources

At CPS, we understand the importance of water resources. That’s why we keep abreast of federal, state and local regulations and policies. Our professionals utilize the latest water modeling software for planning and designing environmentally-conscious, cost-effective and functional water resource solutions.


Services offered

We can assist you with such items as:

  • Stormwater Detention & Retention (both above-ground and underground)
  • Best Management Practices
  • Rain Gardens
  • Filtration Basins
  • Porous Pavement Systems
  • Storm Sewer Systems

Construction Engineering

Our managers, engineers, technicians and land surveyors have the necessary experience, knowledge and resources to ensure that projects are developed using quality materials and proper construction methods, and that accurate and complete documentation is provided. Our CPS construction engineering team has worked with many governmental entities and understands the procedures, requirements and documentation required for federal, state and local agencies.


Pavement Management

Pavement management is a set of strategies developed to optimize the maintenance of paved assets. Many agencies, communities and facilities go about pavement management with a “worst-first” philosophy. Under this strategy, pavement is often allowed to deteriorate to a nearly failed condition before any preventive maintenance or pavement rehabilitation is applied.


Pavement management systems are designed to be more cost-effective. They typically employ a database to track existing and historical pavement condition data, along with decision-making guides which determine the most economical maintenance strategies. The philosophy here is to treat pavement with lower-cost preventive maintenance treatments such as slurry seals, chip seals and crack seals, thereby extending its service life. Developing and implementing quality pavement management systems is critical in assisting agencies, communities and facilities in determining the most economical way to manage paved assets. Our team is experienced in developing pavement management systems and can perform initial pavement evaluations, data input and analysis, as well as pavement condition analyses.