American Surveying & Engineering, P.C. (ASE) is a full-service A/E firm that offers a variety of professional services. ASE was established by Coventine Fidis in 1978 as American Surveying Consultants. Its corporate office is in Chicago and branch offices in Aurora and Dixon Illinois, and Ames, Iowa. ASE employs Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Engineers, who are supported by Environmental experts, GISPs, Appraisers, Negotiators, Professional Office Support and experienced Field Crews. Our land surveyors are licensed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. ASE engineers are licensed in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Michigan.
ASE embraces cutting edge technology, allowing us to deliver high-quality data that satisfies the needs of clients working on complex transportation or utility corridors in an efficient and cost-saving manner. ASE owns and operates a Mobile LiDAR unit, which allows us to obtain design-grade survey data at highway speeds in addition to operating sUAV systems that allow us to capture topographic data from the air. Another highlight is Hydrographic/Bathymetric services. While we maintain numerous water craft the crown of our fleet is the Research Vessel Abe Lincoln, a state of the art bathymetric surveying vessel equipped with Single and Multi-Beam Echosounding and Side Scan Sonar. Our commitment to utility locating led us to offering all levels of Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE). We can provide the SUE Level B, and SUE Level A with either our Airvac or Hydrovac trucks. These are just a few examples of ASE’s commitment to innovative technology.
Over the years, ASE has evolved into a broader service engineering firm that offers hydraulic analysis and design, roadway engineering, land acquisition services, civil site design, environmental reports, studies and regulatory permitting, construction inspection, and utility location and investigations.