Environmental Engineering Services for Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska

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Environmental Consulting Services

Terracon relies upon demonstrated environmental consulting experience and knowledge of local conditions and regulations to deliver solutions that are timely, practical, and make good business sense.

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Our culture, systems, and structure enable us to excel at both small and large projects. By combining our national resources with specific local area expertise, we consistently overcome obstacles and deliver the results our clients expect.

Terracon’s environmental engineers serve a diverse portfolio of private and public clients. By being responsive, resourceful, and reliable, we strive to exceed our clients’ expectations for service, solutions, quality, and speed of delivery. Based on a deep understanding of our clients’ needs, Terracon’s commitment is centered on these key objectives.


National footprint, Local resources

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 5,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices with services in all 50 states. Our Northern Division is proud to serve communities in Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska from our offices in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Cedar Rapids, Bettendorf, Cedar Falls, Ames, Des Moines, Sioux City, Omaha and Lincoln.


Why Terracon?

Resourceful. Applying new processes, methodologies, and techniques allows us to take a proactive approach to solving project challenges. With our nationwide network of offices, we can easily initiate services on one or multiple projects simultaneously.

Responsive. Acting quickly to meet your deadlines, our employee-owners are always available to you. With convenient locations across the country, we’re able to continually support and adapt to our clients’ fluctuating needs.

Reliable. With vast experience working in local conditions, Terracon is a dependable partner throughout the life of your project. We deliver practical solutions while avoiding delays, surprises, and costly mistakes down the road.

Environmental Services

Negotiating the complexities of environmental issues can be challenging and time consuming. Terracon’s environmental scientists rely upon demonstrated environmental consulting experience and knowledge of local conditions and regulations to deliver solutions that are timely, practical and make good business sense.
Our environmental engineering consulting services include:

  • Air Permitting
  • Air Quality Testing
  • Asbestos Removal
  • Asbestos Surveys
  • Asbestos Testing
  • Brownfield Redevelopment
  • Contamination Cleanup
  • Emergency Planning
  • Stormwater Monitoring
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Planning
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Environmental Investigation Services
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Environmental Regulatory Compliance
  • Environmental Sampling
  • Environmental Screening
  • Environmental Site Assessments
  • Environmental Soil Sampling
  • Environmental Studies
  • Phase 1 Site Assessements
  • Phase 2 Site Assessments
  • Pollution Control
  • Pollution Discharge Elimination
  • Pollution Prevention
  • TRI (Toxic Release Inventory)
  • Wastewater Permitting
  • Wetland Management

Facilities Services

Terracon’s building facilities engineering group serves as your valued partner in identifying, quantifying, prioritizing, and solving system performance deficiencies and the associated risks and liabilities to your building operations.
Our facility engineering consulting services include:

  • Indoor Air Quality Testing
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Industrial Wastewater
  • Lead Based Pain Testing
  • Mold Testing
  • Building Retro Commissioning
  • Energy Audits/Consulting
  • Facility Asset Management
  • Facility Maintenance Design
  • Forensic Diagnostic Investigations
  • Property Condition Assessment (PCA)
  • Property Acquisition Assessment
  • Property Transaction Support
  • Vibration Monitoring

Geotechnical Services

Our geotechnical engineers analyze the information, develop site preparation options, foundations, and pavements, and consult with you and your entire design team to create excellent designs faster than ever. Understanding that collaboration builds consensus and time is money, we achieve collaboration by delivering data to the entire design team as soon as we collect it.
Our geotechnical engineering consulting services include:

  • Soil Boring
  • Geotech
  • Sampling
  • Drill Rig
  • Drilling
  • Subsurface Water
  • Ground Water
  • Engineering
  • Deep Foundations
  • Atterberg
  • Hydrometer
  • Grain Size Analysis
  • Unconfined Soil Strength

Materials Services

Terracon’s construction material testing engineers work with clients to minimize material replacements, reduce the likelihood of deterioration, avoid potential failures, and investigate and evaluate materials-related problems and failures when they do occur.
Our materials engineering consulting services include:

  • Soil Testing
  • Hazardous Materials Assessment
  • CoHazardous Materials Management
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Concrete Testing
  • Concrete Cylinder Breaks
  • Material Inspections
  • Construction Inspections / Consulting
  • Quality control
  • Quality assurance
  • Special Inspections
  • Construction Observations
  • Geophysical Services
  • Ground Penetration Radar
  • Proofrolling

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