Because agriculture is the number one industry near many of our regional offices, AET's employees are rooted in the rural culture. Grain bins are getting larger and require sophisticated foundations. We are also seeing changes in railroad entry patterns in many Upper Midwest towns. In light of these changes, AET's Geotechnical Group can employ cone penetrometer testing to evaluate total settlement and potential differential settlement across large vessels. For new rail spurs and loading/unloading facilities, we regularly provide consulting services to help communities support efficient commodity transit while reducing land impacts.
We live and work in "ethanol country." Therefore, our Environmental Group is called upon to investigate and help our clients comply with local, state and federal regulations, such as emissions testing and permitting. Our Environmental and Geotechnical Groups will also collaborate to assist clients and regulators with subsurface investigation and remediation for suspected or actual environmental impacts.
AET's Nondestructive Testing Group regularly performs weld inspections during anhydrous ammonia tank inspections. Our Petrography and Building Technology teams also assist clients with concrete testing and post-construction structural issues.
Recent Agricultural Projects Include:
Crystal Valley Coop - Grain Storage Facility and Loop Railroad