Residential Civil Engineers
Serving public and private clients in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Iowa.
Bono Consulting has an extensive track record of helping families of all sizes and walks of life bring their vision for a home to actuality. Over the past two decades and counting, our firm has prepared site plans for thousands of single-family homes. Our clients range from homeowners building a new home for their family, adding additions and garages; first-time developers building modest spec homes or established builders building high-end homes; to jaw-dropping estates and mansions along the lake. The size of the home doesn’t matter to us, though. Our engineers ensure our clients get exactly what they need.
We work closely with our clients to navigate their community’s requirements. We are familiar with the requirements for all the major counties and municipalities in the Chicagoland area and have worked extensively in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Will, and McHenry counties in Illinois; Walworth County in Wisconsin; Berrien County in Michigan and LaPorte County Indiana. Each community or neighborhood has its own specific requirements, and we help our clients through the process. Some homesites will require full engineering site plans, while some will not. Others may have strict stormwater detention and water quality policies. It’s up to our team to handle this without leading to extra headaches for our clients. Building a home can be stressful enough, but you can count on the engineers at Bono Consulting to make the process as smooth as possible.
Bono Consulting was employed to provide engineering design for a new single-family house in Oak Brook, IL. We aided in the coordination for the project, as the property has over twenty feet of fall from the rear to the front, forcing the house design to have multiple levels of foundations and walk-out basements. We also needed to ensure that the designs complied with wetland buffering because there is a pond with floodplain/wetland concerns in the east corner of the lot. We prepared the stormwater system according to the DuPage County Countywide Stormwater and Floodplain Ordinance. DuPage County requires post-construction BMPs, which on this site was a large underground stone chamber to store and pretreat the stormwater runoff and sump discharge. We also had to add a sanitary lift station and a force main to the site. The property was filled with challenging attributes for design, but we were able to get the project moving and…
Bono Consulting was hired to provide a topographic survey, tree identification by an arborist, and site engineering for this sprawling new house in Northfield, IL. The project’s biggest challenge was that the street had no existing storm sewers, while the Village required stormwater detention for the proposed house. We had to design a system that stored the stormwater on the surface and discharged it to grade at the approved release rate. The soundest and most cost-effective solution was creating a pond filled with native plantings with a small berm on the low end to contain the stormwater. A restrictor structure was installed to an existing ditch along the roadway, lower than the preconstruction discharge to release the stormwater. Construction was completed successfully and on time for the family to move into their new home. Civil Engineering Illinois | Civil Engineering Residential