“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”
- Winston Churchill

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airbus a320 final assembly line

airbus a320 final assembly line

$600 Million - Mobile, AL

Services: Structural, Process Piping, Electrical, Fire Protection, Life Safety, LEED Consulting

GSE partnered with The Austin Company for the main design package awarded for Airbus’ first assembly line in the Western Hemisphere. The design package included the Final Assembly Line building (FAL), the Service Building and the Logistics Center.

The GSE specific scope includes all foundations, industrial systems, medium voltage distribution and fire protection system design.

The FAL has 209, 000 square feet of manufacturing and 27,000 square feet office space.  The Service Building is multi-story office building with 125,000 square feet of space.  The Logistics Center is a 59,000 square foot warehouse and office building.


severcorr steel

SeverCorr steel

$900 Million steel cold rolling works in Columbus, MS

Services: Life Safety, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Structural Engineering.

GSE was responsible for the Cold Rolling Works and was tasked with having the first process line operational in less than 12 months from the start of construction. This was achieved in 10.5 months.  GSE designed the pickle line, cold rolling mill, hot galvanizing line, the skin pass mill, the batch annealing area, and the offline temper mill.


thyssenkrupp stainless steel mill

thyssenkrupp stainless steel MILL

$1.2 Billion – Calvert, AL

Services: Structural, Civil, Mechanical, Survey, Process Piping, Electrical, Fire Protection, Life Safety 

GSE provided the design of the Stainless Steel Hot Annealing and Pickle Line (HAPL) and the Cold Annealing and Pickle Line (CAPL).  Also included was all associated infrastructure, medium voltage distribution, fire protection system design for the entire site, and the lightning protection and grounding design for the Carbon Steel complex. The HAPL and CAPL processes involve the heating and acid etching the steel through series of ovens and acid baths. These processes require the support of extensive process piping and systems. They included a variety of acid storage and distribution, steam, cooling water, natural gas, electrical.


SSAB- ql6

SSAB- ql6

$200 Million – Axis, AL

Services: Survey, Construction Planning, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

SSAB North America (formerly IPSCO) chose GSE to provide all design services for the new heat-treat and quench line. The new facility has the capacity to produce 300,000 tons of hardened steel per year. Scope included all utilities, building and equipment foundations, the 1 million gallon quench system.


ssab – vtd project

ssab – vtd project

$80 Million – Axis, AL

Services: Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, Piping Engineering

SSAB, formally IPSCO, is an existing steel manufacturing facility in Axis, AL.  In an effort to provide more control over their steelmaking process, SSAB installed a Vacuum Tank Degasser (VTD) at their melt shop. The VTD project involved placing equipment in a 20,000 square foot footprint, 80 feet high, with three working levels. Structural Engineering services included the design to support a 300 Ton overhead crane.   Electrical and Piping design included rerouting existing utilities to allow the VTD process area to be added at the existing facility. The addition was required to be implemented with only minor disruption to the operations of the facility.




$30 Million - Panama City, FL

Services:  Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Environmental Permitting,

GSE provided planning, design, engineering, and construction supervision for a new undersea pipe umbilical facility.  The general construction scope was the renovation of an approximately 165,000 sq.ft. manufacturing space with two 50,000 sq. ft. circular buildings designed to spool pipe umbilicals.  Detailed design included the manufacturing facility, spooling building, guard building and gate. In addition, design of the site, including grading, paving, storm drainage, fire water, domestic water, sewage, electrical, and communications were carried out.  The site was built on a brownfield with serious environmental considerations found during construction, which added additional constraints and complexity to the planning of the facility.


thyssenkrupp stainless steel mill - siemens

thyssenkrupp stainless steel MILL - SIEMENS

$500,000 – Calvert, AL

Services: Structural, Electrical

GSE teamed with Siemens to provide all electrical design services for the medium voltage, communication and data systems for the 1500 acre ThyssenKrupp Mill Complex. The work was completed as part of a design-build effort with G.A. West.


mobile container terminals

mobile container terminals

$300 Million -Mobile, AL

Services: Construction Management, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Site Development,

GSE partnered with Han Padron and Associates (HPA) to design the 100-acre container port on a prepared site. Our team was provided a filled site and a completed dock. HPA provided the gate area and paving design and the overall coordination. The GSE portion of project scope included all site utilities (water, sewer, storm water electrical and fire water), design of administration and maintenance buildings, and assorted site structures, site lighting, fire protection design and construction assistance. GSE oversaw all communication with local governmental agencies and utilities.


cf industries - holden architects

cf industries - HOLDEN ARCHITECTS

$28 Million – Donaldsonville, LA

Services: Mechanical, Electrical, Fire Protection, Civil, Survey

CF Industries is a global leader in nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing and distribution. GSE partnered with Holden Architects to provide engineering for the new 20,000 sq. ft. two-story maintenance and engineering buildings for CF Industries, located in Donaldsonville, LA. GSE used energy efficient design techniques coupled with advanced equipment selection to follow the building's overall modern approach. Project collaboration and design was performed utilizing BIM modeling of both site and MEP systems. GSE’s scope of work included HVAC design, electrical and lighting for both the building and site, fire protection design, civil engineering, and surveying.


pro-tec steel mill

pro-tec steel mill

SMS Siemag - Leipsic, Ohio

Services: Structural and Life Safety

GSE was contracted by German equipment giant, SMS Siemag, to provide the structural engineering for the design and installation of the steel structures supporting their process equipment which included the vertical entry looper, exit loopers, cleaning section, nickel flash section, continuous annealing, inspection, and recoiling equipment.


steel warehouse

steel warehouse

$12 Million Pickle Line – Calvert, AL

Services: Strutural, Process Piping, Electrical, Fire Protection, Life Safety, Interior Design, Mechanical, Plumbing, Construction Management

Steel Warehouse Alabama features a state of the art push pull pickler capable of pickling hot rolled coils up to one inch thick and up to 72" in width. The new facility has rail and truck access and barge access nearby. The line can produce pickled dry, pickled and oiled, Mil-Bond and dry lubed strip. GSE provided full engineering services for Steel Warehouse’s heavy gage Push/Pull Pickle Line constructed at the Calvert Industrial Park. The scope of this work included engineering for all buildings and equipment support for the approximate 106,000 square foot facility.


heidtman steel

heidtman steel

$16 Million Pickle Line – Calvert, AL

Services- Construction Engineering

Toledo, Ohio based Heidtman Steel, a processor of flat rolled carbon steel, contracted GSE for their new 114,000 sq. ft steel processing facility located at ThyssenKrupp Industrial Park. Phase one of the facility will include installation of a 0.250 in. x 78 in. slitter that is capable of handling 80,000-pound coils.


kloeckner metals usa (klockner stahl)

kloeckner metals usa (klockner stahl)

$12 Million Slitting Line – Calvert, AL

Services: Structural, Civil, Life Safety, Interior Design

Kloeckner Metals Corporation consists of three business segments: Flat Rolled Group, Heavy Carbon Group and Special Products Group. The facility, located within ThyssenKrupp Industrial park, is a 100,000-square-foot, light-gauge steel flat rolled processing center. GSE provided full engineering services for Kloeckner Steel’s new slitting line and coil storage facility. Design included foundation for rail access into the building and a 40 foot deep looping pit. The project design was coordinated with a “fast-track” construction approach.


berg steel pipe

berg steel pipe

$100 Million – Mobile, AL

Services: Cost Estimation, Environmental Permitting

GSE constructed cost estimate and environmental Permitting. The permitting activities included air, water and solid waste as required for a new spiral welded pipe mill and associated fusion-bonded epoxy coating facility.


samuel, son & co. limited – steel slitting facility


$16 Million – Columbia, TN

Services: Structural, Civil, Life Safety, Interior Design

Samuel, Son & Co., Limited is a steel mill designed to support the growing automotive market in the South, this new facility will house a new world-class hybrid automotive blanking line with a width capability up to 2050mm (80.7”). GSE provided full engineering services for Samuel Steel’s new slitting line and coil storage facility. Design included foundation for rail access into the building and soil reinforcement methods to avoid extensive deep foundations.


ipsco steel ql5


$60 Million – Axis, AL  

Services: Survey, Construction Planning, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering  

IPSCO built a 60,000 ton capacity Heat Treat and Quench facility at its Axis, AL mini-mill site.  GSE was responsible for all engineering for this project.  Services included survey and construction layout, site civil design, building and equipment structural foundations, building and equipment electrical and mechanical design including the 1 million gallon quench system, and construction management.