Municipal engineering is concerned with municipal infrastructure. This involves specifying, designing, constructing, and maintaining streets, sidewalks, water supply networks, sewers, street lighting, municipal solid waste management and disposal, storage depots for various bulk materials used for maintenance and public works (salt, sand, etc.), public parks and cycling infrastructure. In the case of underground utility networks, it may also include the civil portion (conduits and access chambers) of the local distribution networks of electrical and telecommunications services. It can also include the optimizing of garbage collection and bus service networks. Some of these disciplines overlap with other civil engineering specialties, however municipal engineering focuses on the coordination of these infrastructure networks and services, as they are often built simultaneously (for a given street or development project), and managed by the same municipal authority.
SKE staff has experience working as consulting engineers to several southeast Michigan local municipalities tasked with maintenance and upkeep of existing infrastructure and facilities as well as acting as the reviewing entity for new development projects. We have also consulted with municipalities on their master planning for water distribution, sanitary sewer, and storm water management as well as several road construction projects.