S. W. Cole Engineering, Inc. is a geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and special inspections firm with offices across New England. Established in 1979 by Stephen W. Cole, the S.W.COLE team includes about 110 engineers, technicians, and inspectors and performs services throughout New England.
The markets we serve include:
- Water and Wastewater
- Municipal and Government
- Manufacturing and Industrial
- Retail and Commercial
S.W.COLE is very familiar with the soil conditions in New England. Over our history of more than 40 years, we have worked with a wide variety of complex geologic and subsurface conditions throughout New England. Our vast experience has provided us with a great understanding of the impacts that variability in subsurface conditions can have on design and construction.
We have had the opportunity to work with many different types of clients, including governmental agencies and municipalities, energy and utility providers, public and private institutions, architectural and engineering firms, environmental consultants, and general contractors. Because our services benefit nearly every type of project, be it vertical or horizontal, our projects span many different industries.
Why Work With S.W.COLE?
Because our services are needed at different stages in a project’s timeline, it is not uncommon for clients to work with the firm from project inception through construction. Working with one firm that can provide all these geotechnical services not only saves our clients time and money, but it takes some of the pain out of hiring different vendors for each service.
The knowledge that we can share as a team also allows us to have a better understanding of the project. S.W.COLE’s geotechnical engineers and construction services managers have the experience to assist with consultation of materials-related issues at the construction site. Each of our engineers work actively and regularly with our construction materials testing staff and have practical construction-related experience to address a wide variety of geotechnical issues.
Working with a firm with many small offices has many benefits. Headquartered in Bangor, Maine, we have branch offices throughout Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. Each of our offices have a small staff to allow us to give clients personal attention. The locations of our offices, which are situated fairly close to one another, enable us to flexibly and responsively service project sites and share resources, experience and knowledge across the company.