Construction Inspection

Our inspection staff is certified by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) which is the standard bearer for certification criteria by local and state governments. Each certified inspector must pass NICET's rigorous examination which demonstrates a qualification for technical mastery which provides clients with higher quality goods and services.

We use an established system of checks and balances to ensure quality and timeliness of work. Our inspectors report daily to the supervising Project Engineer, who also makes regular visits to construction projects. Record drawings, daily reports, and as-built information are recorded during construction in order for our clients to have an accurate record and representation of the work completed.


We believe our skill in the area of grantsmanship differentiates our firm from others in our field. Our firm prepares an assortment of grant and loan applications to all federal, state, and local funding programs with great success. We excel in highlighting the needs for communities in order to provide the best service attainable for its customers and users.

Upon receipt of government grants and loans for our clients, our staff administers the funding programs, assuring that all of the various requirements of the funding programs are met.

Operation & Maintenance

In addition to the preparation of annual reports and operating budgets for our water and wastewater clients, our firm regularly assists our clients with maintenance issues and day-to-day operations. Additionally, our staff performs annual dam inspections for our clients who own impounded sources of water.

Many of our staff engineers also hold licenses as Certified Water Works and Sewage Operators.

Studies & Reports

Bankson Engineers prepare studies to address specific problems and potential improvement projects. Feasibility Studies, Capital Improvement Plans, Asset Management Plans, etc. are performed routinely. Annual reports and operating budgets are also prepared each year for many of the utility systems owned and operated by our clients.


Bankson Engineers provides a full range of topographic and property surveying services. All surveying is done in-house, with fully trained and supervised survey crews, equipped with state-of-the-art tools. Global Position Satellite System equipment (GPS) allows our crews to accurately locate and label components of water and sewer systems. Survey crews are supervised by a Registered Professional Land Surveyor.


Our firm specializes in the design of water, wastewater and municipal projects as well as private site development projects. Our responsive team of professionals includes seven (7) Registered Professional Engineers with licenses in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio and two (2) Registered Engineers-In-Training. Drawing from over 60 years of experience, we are able to design projects that best meets the needs of our clients.

Our drafting room is staffed by personnel with an average of 14 years’ experience with our firm. Computers, plotters and a number of sophisticated software programs are utilized in the preparation of design drawings.

Hydraulic Modeling

Our staff utilizes water distribution and sewage collection system hydraulic modeling programs to successfully assist in sizing water mains, sewers, pumps and storage tanks. Additionally, we can model the effects of water hammer on a water distribution system and recommend improvements to mitigate its effects.

Our experience with the modeling software has proven to be invaluable to our clients when faced with determining the adequacy of water distribution and sewage collection systems.

GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is the framework for analyzing data spatially through an integrated system of hardware, software, data, and trained users. Bankson Engineers, Inc. utilizes this technology to organize and analyze many different layers of spatial information in order to provide our clients a deeper insight into understanding complex real-world trends with ultimate goal of making better, smarter decisions in operation, maintenance and other applications.

As GIS becomes ever more prevalent in the engineering world, we strives to provide consistent and modern geospatial solutions to aid our clients. We provide services to collect, transform, analyze and model asset data.

GIS Services:
  • Modeling
  • Analytics
  • Mapping
  • Asset Management
  • Cloud GIS
  • GPS and Field Data Collection
  • Field Mobility
  • Data Visualization and Digitization