KB Engineering dba John M. McDonald Engineering (JME) is a small, hands-on firm that prides itself for being flexible and responsive to our clients needs. We strive to provide our clients with sound, practical solutions while recognizing the financial constraints of our communities. We have many long-term clients throughout Upstate New York and have proven success with clients within a three hour radius of our office.

While working with our municipal clients, we have established a good relationship with State and Federal agencies and have developed a strong familiarity with their regulations. We believe it is important to work in a partnership with our clients, and integrate the ideas and suggestions of the client into the design solution. We have absolutely no problem with taking your ideas and making them work. Our approach is based on good communication, because we believe that our collective efforts will ensure the best project will be built.


Below is a sampling of the services we offer:

  • Wastewater System Engineering
  • Wastewater needs planning
  • Treatment plant troubleshooting and improvement studies
  • Wastewater pump station studies, retrofit, modification
  • Infiltration & inflow field investigation and analysis
  • Design & construction phase services
  • Water System Engineering
  • Water filtration
  • Treatment plant design & construction observation/management
  • Groundwater studies
  • Watershed management
  • Hydraulic modeling
  • Water transmission, distribution & storage design
  • Water main improvement projects
  • Metering feasibility studies
  • Facilities, Structural and other Civil Work
  • Dam safety analysis & rehabilitation
  • Stormwater management & design
  • Stormwater system repairs
  • Traffic studies, highway improvements
  • Bridge design & rehabilitation
  • Municipal building & facilities design
  • Earth retaining & erosion control structures design
  • Concrete restoration
  • Site plan design
  • Solid waste management
  • Town designated engineering services
  • Recreational & athletic facility design
  • Pool rehabilitation
  • Building renovations
  • Parks & trails design
  • Amphitheater/outdoor stage design

In addition to the design and construction services listed on the above, JME also provides the expertise in the following areas:

  • Grant procurement
  • Financial advisory services
  • State bidding laws, multiple contract requirements & prevailing wage rates
  • State, local and federal regulations regarding dam rehabilitation, streambed and wetland disturbance, water and wastewater treatment and distribution for public systems, stormwater pollution prevention and other environmental protection requirements