“Whether I need surveying services, design work, or other professional services, my first call is always to GSE.”

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Structural engineering

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Our structural staff has obtained a wide scope of experience from numerous industrial and commercial projects. Whether the challenge is a beachfront tower condominium, a complicated industrial structure or a deep-draft port facility, GSE’s Structural team has the experience to design your facility. 

  • Deep Foundations
  • Steel Framing
  • Heavy Industrial
  • Masonry
  • Precast, Tilt-Up and ICF Construction
  • Concrete Restoration/Carbon Fiber Reinforcement
  • Equipment Foundations
  • Industrial Building Design
  • Post-Tension Slab Repair
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Historic Preservation
  • Seismic Evaluations and Certifications of Existing Buildings (ASCE 31-03)
  • Fall Protection Inspection and Design
  • Structural Inspection

Mechanical / Process engineering

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The Mechanical Department at GSE employs a team of experienced professional engineers who can provide a broad range of design services. Likewise, the Process Engineering Department at GSE consists of chemical engineers with a strong background in process design and industrial operations. We have a broad experience base in the areas of chemical production, petroleum refining, petrochemicals, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, waste treatment, environmental and food processing. GSE has the capability to design and select equipment including vessels, material handing, packaging systems, compressors and pumps, as well as design for fire control, code compliance, energy analysis and management and commissioning. Our Piping Department’s expertise includes piping specifications, racks and sleeper design, stress analysis, isometric drawings, tie-ins to existing facilities and working with client and across-disciplines for layout optimization. 

  • HVAC
  • General and Spot Ventilation
  • Tank and Vessel Design
  • Material Handling and Conveyor Systems Design
  • Boiler and Steam System Design
  • Fume and Dust Collection
  • General/Piping/Pump Layout Design
  • Plumbing
  • Isometrics
  • Stress Analysis
  • Laser Scanning
Process Equipment
  • Data Sheets
  • Sizing and Specifications
Chemical Process Engineering
  • Engineering Design Packages
  • Complete Detailed Design
  • Supporting Calculations
  • Cost Estimates
  • PFD and P&ID Development

Electrical engineering

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GSE’s Electrical Engineering Department averages over 15 years of detailed design experience. Our engineers have a diverse background to meet any engineering need. Their experience ranges across all markets from industrial to commercial to utility to inspection to subject matter expert, etc. Our staff utilizes the latest editions of Autocad, Revit, SKM Power Tools and multiple photometric lighting software programs. Specifications, design documents, scope of work and construction support are tailored to each project with client’s needs in mind to facilitate a seamless design and construction process. 

Equipment Specification
  • Automatic Transfer Switches
  • Emergency & Standby Generators
  • Heat Tracing Equipment
  • Motor Control Centers
  • Transformers
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
  • Unit Substation / Switchgear
  • Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)
  • Panelboard / Switchboard
  • Wiring Devices
  • Lighting Fixtures & Controls
  • Photovoltaics
Electrical Design
  • Cable Tray, Duct Bank, Wire-way & Conduit Systems
  • Control & Monitoring Systems (PLC, DCS, Remote I/O, etc.)
  • Substation Layout & Design
  • Grounding
  • Lighting Systems
  • Emergency Lighting Systems
  • Lightning Protection
  • Medium & Low Voltage Power Distribution
Construction / Procurement
  • Bid Evaluation
  • Estimating
  • Field Support
Analysis / Studies
  • SKM Powertools
  • Feasibility & Conceptual Design
  • Power Systems Master Planning
  • Site Specific Construction Standards
  • ARC Flash Hazard Analysis
  • Area Classification & Intrinsic Safety
  • Short Circuit Analysis
  • Breaker / Relay Coordination
  • Voltage Drop
  • Load Flow
  • Lighting Analysis with IESfiles, Viaual, AGI, ElumTools
  • Code Compliance
RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer)
  • ESS systems - Security, CCTV, Access Control
  • Telecommunications systems (OSP, ISP, copper, and fiber)
  • Audio Visual (AV) systems
  • SCIF design
  • Data Centers
  • Meets military requirements for Communications Design

Fire Protection engineering

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The FP Engineering Department at GSE consists of fire protection engineers and code officials with a background in commercial, government, and heavy industrial operations. We have a broad experience base in the areas of active and passive fire protection systems.

We have designed water based and non-water based suppression systems, networked fire alarm systems, life safety systems, code consulting, and modeling.

GSE’s Code Compliance staff includes former municipal code officials who are certified by the ICC and experienced with code review, facility inspections and design around complex code issues. Our experience also includes industrial high-hazard occupancies, performance based concepts and passive fire protection / life safety systems. 

Water Based Suppression Design
  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Water Spray Systems
  • Water Mist Systems
  • Foam Systems
  • Fire Pumps
  • Hydraulic Calculations
Non-Water Based Suppression Design
  • Clean Agent 
  • Halon Calculations
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Nitrogen
  • Wet & Dry Chemical Systems
  • Total Flooding or Local Application
Fire Alarm Systems
  • Addressable Systems
  • Non-Addressable Systems
  • Mass Notification Systems
  • Alternate Detection Methods: Video Smoke Detection, Linear Detection and UV-IR
Passive Fire Protection Systems
  • Fire / Smoke Barriers
  • Egress Calculations
  • Compartmentation
  • Smoke Management
  • Fireproofing & Coatings
  • Explosion Suppression
Performance Based Design
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Risk Assessment
Fire Simulation & Smoke Modeling
  • CONTAM – Smoke Model
  • CFAST – Zone Model
  • FDS – Computational Fluid Dynamics
Code Consulting
Forensic Fire Analysis

Civil engineering

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Gulf States Engineering, Inc. offers a full service Civil Engineering Department. 

Our goal is to provide the most economical design in compliance with client needs and applicable  code requirements. Contact us today and let us help you move forward with your development.

  • Site Plan Development
  • Master Planning
  • Paving, Grading and Drainage Design
  • Storm Water Management System Design
  • Drainage Studies
  • Site Utility Design
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Design and Plans
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and Best Management Practices (BMP)
  • Storm Water System Inspection for Compliance
  • Storm Water System Maintenance Plans
  • Specifications
Construction Management
  • Bid Assistance
  • Contractor Selection Assistance
  • Construction Inspections
  • SWPPP and BMP Inspections
  • Closeout Documentation
  • Certifications
  • Local Jurisdictions
  • State Jurisdictions
  • Federal Jurisdictions
Site Feasibility Studies (Due Diligence)
Permitting Assistance with all Jurisdictions
ADEM BMP Compliance Inspections


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Gulf States Engineering, Inc. employs highly trained survey personnel, who are
committed to providing our clients with the highest quality product and

  • GPS Surveys
  • Boundary Surveys
  • Subdivision Plats
  • HDS Laser Scanning
  • ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys
  • Construction Staking
  • Topographic Surveys
  • As-Built Surveys
  • Route Surveys
  • Elevation Certificates
We are licensed in the following states:
  • Alabama
  • Mississippi
  • Louisiana
  • Florida

3d scanning / BIM

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GSE recently upgraded our scanner with a new Leica P20 HDS Laser Scanner.  GSE upgraded from the Leica Scanstation.  The P20 can gather 1,000,000 points per second with millimeter accuracy.  Point clouds can be exported in a wide range of formats to meet the requirements of most data processing software. GSE can also perform 3D and 2D modeling of the scan data. Examples of scanning projects: Topographic data gathering for site design Volumes of raw materials Transportation - Bridges/Roads Industrial facilities

3D Scanning Uses
  • Volume Surveys
  • Topographic
  • Forensic
  • Building with no record of drawings
  • Piping
  • Historical Building Documentation


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No matter the size, complex systems require a careful, systematic approach to engineering and development that keeps end goals and performance in mind while devising solutions.  GSE’s multidiscipline approach allows us to blend technical experts with systems-centric expertise to develop requirements, processes, optimization methods, and risk management tools to ensure successful implementation of manufacturing, process, discrete, hazardous, or handling products or processes.  Further, GSE can assist in developing tests to validate performance for the product or process.  This allows for design and development of the process yields a feasible, robust, and economical solution that meets all of the expectations of the client.

  • System Requirements Definition
  • System Architecture Definition and Modeling
  • Interdisciplinary Coordination
  • Verification/Validation Test Plans
  • Design of Experiments or Testing
  • Reliability Testing and Risk Assessment
  • Safety Analysis

Additional Services 

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  • Project Management
    GSE has assembled a talented and highly driven team of Project Managers. All project managers excel in both the design and construction fields – so you have a partner from the conception of a project until its completion. GSE understands that every project is different and our versatility to each client’s needs is one of our strongest attributes. Strong leadership and a focus on communication results in successful projects and we believe strong management leads to great design – that is why GSE boasts over a 95% client return rate – significantly higher than the industry standard. 
    Forensic Engineering
  • Construction Management
    The GSE Construction Management staff has managed numerous industrial projects for clients in the chemical, manufacturing and transportation industries. 
    Interior Design
    Our Interior Designer’s experience includes a wide variety of projects including commercial, retail, government, corporate and residential. 
  • LEED Consulting
    Our LEED experience includes projects such as Tuskagee Airmen Museum and National Histrorical Sites for the National Parks Services. Project experience includes both new construction and renovation of existing buildings.