About Universal Engineering Sciences

Firm Bio

For nearly six decades, Universal Engineering Sciences (UES) has provided essential engineering services throughout the United States, including Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing & Inspection, Building Code Compliance, Environmental, and Building Envelope.

Experienced and proven, UES is considered a pioneer of the industry and stands at the forefront of emerging technology, best practices, and influential legislature.

Our work includes both public and private clients and consists of projects ranging from transportation and healthcare to commercial and education. Our engineers, geologists, certified inspectors, and scientists offer an unwavering commitment to excellence, approaching each project as an opportunity to cultivate enduring relationships with our clients.

Built on experience and driven by a determination to see our clients through to success, UES remains focused, optimistic, and grounded in excellence.



Become the most sought after, respected and successful engineering firm in the country, by making notable contributions to our industry and the communities in which we live and work. Pioneer groundbreaking solutions, attract the best talent and foster enriching opportunities for career growth.


Provide the highest quality geotechnical engineering services, built on our strong foundation of deep industry expertise, trusted relationships, superior customer service and agility, and our reputation for safety and quality, in order to ensure the success of our clients and the national growth of our business.

Core Values

  • Integrity & Trust
  • Safety
  • Commitment to Our Profession
  • Customer Service
  • Quality

Quality Assurance & Quality Control

UES utilizes a strict and comprehensive quality control/quality assurance (QA/QC) program throughout all aspects of our business. Based on communication and redundancy, every deliverable or geotechnical/environmental report prepared for our clients are authored by a qualified professional that possesses the appropriate experience, education, and expertise relevant to the subject matter. By appointing expert personnel who maintain a commanding understanding of the industry, our team delivers results based on our client’s needs while exercising consistent attention to detail.

Our laboratory is inspected annually by the Construction Materials Engineering Council (CMEC) to ensure that our personnel are qualified and that our testing equipment is calibrated correctly. This intensive week-long inspection by CMEC is surpassed in thoroughness only by our own in-house inspection process. Our highly developed testing facilities and technology protocols are in full compliance with the requirements of CMEC, FDOT, AASHTO, and ASTM. Always maintained and regularly updated to match the newest technologies, our engineering procedures, hardware, software, and laboratory/field/drilling equipment reflect the UES quality guarantee. In fact, our service records and quality assurance manual are readily available for our clients to review at any time.

As further redundancy, UES encourages all of our sub-consultants to implement their own independent quality control programs and ensure adherence to those standards in addition to ours and those of our clients.