Construction Oversight

Helping to ensure that your construction phase goes according to plan

With over 25 years of experience, the Bodwé team delivers construction engineering services to public and private sector clients for roadways, bridges, utilities, stormwater, and site development projects.

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We represent the interests of your team and community

Bodwé construction oversight field staff are the front-line representatives of client interests to the public, with contractors, and relative to project contract documents and permits. We are experts at minimizing construction conflicts through preemptive coordination and timely communication. We are well versed in IDOT documentation requirements and have decades of experience working with contractors, public agency owners, and regulatory agencies such as state EPAs and USACE.


From development plan reviews to permit and development compliance inspections, we ensure that all aspects are aligned with community goals, project needs and expectations, and regulatory requirements.


Successful delivery and completion of infrastructure projects depends on the quality and coordination of the bid documents, specifications, and drawings. Our design reviews and site visits help ensure success.


Our resident engineers and pre-construction services extend capabilities for your planning, community development, engineering, and public works staff. We are your representatives, and we stand with your community.

Our complete offering of construction oversight services

Bodwé Group offers a full range of construction oversight services in partnership with other experts and teams within our Infrastructure Services Branch. We also collaborate seamlessly with our colleagues in the Buildings Branch, providing you with one point of contact for even complex projects and programs.

Constructability Reviews

Success for every infrastructure project depends on the quality and coordination of the bid documents, specifications, and drawings. The Bodwé team of construction engineers helps clients achieve optimal project performance by completing a review of the design documents coupled with a site visit to ensure constructability. These constructability reviews help identify conflicts and/or issues with the design, specifications, and bid documents that could potentially lead to cost increase during construction via change orders, conflicts, and other factors.

Development Compliance Inspections

Our team of engineers are experts in private development plan review and construction inspection. Our aim is to function as a seamless extension of our client agency staff including planning, community development, engineering, and public works. Our team of engineers and inspectors help facilitate pre-construction meetings, construction inspection for underground utilities and roadway improvements, witness and coordinate utility testing for acceptance, erosion control inspections, punch list inspections, review of record drawings, project closeout and acceptance by the local agency.  

Permit Compliance Inspections

Bodwé Group has a team of engineers with a wealth of experience in completing permit compliance inspections for various local agencies. Our team is equipped to complete soil erosion and sediment control inspections, single family lot site plan reviews final engineering as-built inspections, and punch list and project closeout inspections for private site development projects.  

Pre-Construction Services

Bodwé strives to start every construction engineering project in a well-organized and effective manner to ensure that each project has a successful outcome. We help facilitate contract document preparation, development of pre-construction meeting agendas, and coordination with the selected contractor, and we run the pre-construction meeting on behalf of our clients. Our team of construction experts can also conduct contractor site walk throughs and coordinate staging areas prior to the start of construction.

Resident Engineering Services

Bodwé Group resident engineers have extensive experience providing construction engineering services on capital improvement projects for local municipalities, counties, townships, and road districts. Our team of experts works closely with design engineers, contractors, and most importantly the local agency to ensure that high-quality improvements are delivered on time and on budget. Our resident engineers are experts in a wide range of infrastructure projects, including roadways, bridges, water distribution systems, and underground utilities.


Meeting the diverse needs of a range of clients


Bodwé Group is part of Mno-Bmadsen and wholly owned by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. Our mission is to serve the more than 6,000 Pokagon citizens through growing the economy and legacy of the Band and our commitment extends to more than 50 Indigenous clients as well as a multitude of partners and friends from coast to coast.


Focusing on clients that offer us preference as a result of our tribal ownership by the Pokagon Band is essential to our growth. Through our 8(a) contracts and other set-asides, the Bodwé Group has successful past performance on hundreds of projects for many federal departments and agencies, and our Federal Support Services business grows significantly every year.


With experience that extends more than 25 years, our municipal and civil engineering team is proud of its long-term relationships with townships, cities, and counties. Often working as an extension of our client team, we are partners in the design, construction, maintenance, and monitoring of infrastructure for municipal sites, roads, utilities, and stormwater management.


Our transportation engineering team members are specialists in designing and permitting roadway reconstruction and rehabilitation projects, from local roads to complex highways. Whether we are modeling traffic, analyzing alternatives, designing roundabouts, or overseeing construction, the Bodwé Infrastructure Services branch keeps things moving.

Bridges & Structures

Working with Bodwé transportation and water resource engineers, our structural team embraces their responsibility for human safetyand for the protection of natural ecosystems. We understand the dynamics between built structures and potential impacts to people and planet. We design efficient, effective, and durable solutions that fit the context of the community and environment.

Water & Dams

With recognized industry expertise in stormwater and flooding as well as natural riverine and manmade conveyance, Bodwé provides waterways analyses, flood studies, dam improvement and removal, and stormwater management design. And with every project, our team takes responsibility for protecting communities and natural ecosystems.

Site Development

For decades, WBK Engineering has partnered with municipalities and private clients to develop sites and create community. Today, our Building Services and Infrastructure Services teams are engaged in planning and development work that crosses the country, serving local, federal, and Indigenous clients with an approach that integrates people, place, and planet.

Focused on benefits for people and planet

We are mediators. We create bonds between communities of people and the places we shape and form, the infrastructure serving those communities, and the land, water, and habitats we protect and restore.

miles improved
greenspaces created
waterways sustained
municipal citizens served
endangered species protected

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If you are interested in beginning a new project, you are a potential teaming partner, or you just want to chat about great architecture and engineering, please drop us a note.

Bodwé Professional Services

415 E. Prairie Ronde St.
Dowagiac, Michigan 49047

Seven Generations Architecture + Engineering

600 East Michigan Avenue
Suite B
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

3463 Magic Drive,
Suite T15
San Antonio, TX 78229

The Steelhead Engineering Company

259 E. Michigan Ave.,
Suite 407
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

WBK Engineering

116 W. Main St.
Suite 201
St. Charles, IL 60174

68 E. Michigan Ave.
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Blue Star Integrative Studio

320 S. Boston Avenue
Ste. 1710
Tulsa, OK 74103

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