Technip Spoolbase

GSE partnered with design-build contractor GA West for Technip USA’s new 75,000-square-foot spoolbase facility. The facility fabricates and welds mile-long pipe lengths that are spooled and transported by large ships to be laid offshore for the oil and gas industry. GSE’s scope of work included life safety, mechanical, electrical, structural, and civil engineering design for the new pipe storage, assembly, spooling and loading facilities.

Airbus Final Assembly Line

GSE served as the engineer of record for the Airbus Final Assembly Line and third-party certifying surveyor for Brasfield & Gorrie during the construction of the final assembly line and logistics building. GSE survey crews also performed construction layout for the contractors of the overhead cranes, baseline and station points, and pile As-Builts on all buildings on-site. Additionally, GSE was selected as the layout surveyor of record for the MAAS Aviation paint hangar.

Tacky Jacks

GSE consulted with Architect Brad Lee Patterson to provide the structural design for an approximately 9,000-square-foot addition to Tacky Jacks in Orange Beach, AL. The three-level building expansion is supported by precast concrete piling and implements numerous structural systems, including moment-resisting steel frames, masonry, light gauge metal studs and timber. Services included deep foundations, steel framing, load-bearing masonry, bid assistance, cost estimating, shallow foundations, load-bearing timber, construction administration, and load-bearing metal studs.

Lazy Magnolia Brewery

The first packaging brewery in Mississippi since prohibition, Lazy Magnolia, has seen steady growth since opening the brewery in 2005. With distribution in 16 states, a 15,000-square-foot expansion was needed to keep up with the growing demand. GSE provided surveying along with the expanded facility’s structural, civil, mechanical, and electrical design, including plumbing, survey, topographic survey, shallow foundations, panel boards, HVAC systems, load-bearing metal stud, lighting controls and switchboard.

Mellow Mushroom

Founded in Atlanta, GA, this growing pizza chain has over 120 locations in 16 states. GSE provided complete engineering services for constructing and renovating numerous Mellow Mushroom restaurants across the Southeast region, including HVAC systems, ventilation systems, plumbing, low voltage, shallow foundations, active system, bid assistance, lighting controls, panel boards, steel framing, grounding, lightning protection, site selection, fire protection, construction inspections, load-bearing masonry, switchboards and photometric calculations.

North American Stainless

GSE contracted directly with SMS/Drever to provide the structural engineering and design certification for installing Drever’s Bright Annealing Line support structure at North American Stainless in Ghent, KY. The 123-foot tall structure consists of 10 equipment support and maintenance levels. The work was part of the company’s $150 million capital investment to meet customer specifications requiring increased surface quality and flatness tolerances.

ThyssenKrupp Stainless Steel

GSE was responsible for designing the Stainless Steel Hot Annealing and Pickle Line (HAPL), Cold Annealing and Pickle Line (CAPL), and all associated infrastructure, including medium voltage distribution, fire protection system design for the entire site, and lightning protection and grounding design for the Carbon Steel Complex. The HAPL and CAPL processes involve heating and acid etching the steel using a series of ovens and acid baths. The procedures require extensive process piping and systems, including various acid storage and distribution systems, steam, cooling water, natural gas, and electrical systems.

PRO-TEC Steel Nickel Flash Line

German equipment giant SMS Siemag contracted GSE to provide the structural engineering for the design and installation of the steel structures supporting their process equipment, including the vertical entry looper, exit loopers, cleaning section, nickel flash section, continuous annealing, inspection and recoiling equipment. The line produces almost 500,000 tons per year of steel strips for ultra-high-strength structural automotive components, improving vehicles’ safety while reducing their weight. The annealing process and special cooling strategies with exceptionally high cooling rates reduce strain hardening from the rolling process, enabling the sophisticated mechanical properties of the material to be set precisely as required.

Hampton Inn & Suites

GSE provided structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design for a four-story hotel in Saraland, AL. The first floor has a center-loaded lobby, multiple meeting spaces and an open breakfast area. The additional floors house 101 private guest rooms. The structural design consists of prestressed, precast hollow core slabs bearing on masonry walls with steel moment frames. GSE designed a VRF system that uses a dedicated outside air unit to maximize energy efficiency. Along with engineering design, GSE also provided construction services.


GSE performed a topographic survey and provided structural, civil, mechanical, electrical and plumbing design for an architectural design for a three-story mixed-used property. The three-story building has approximately 14,000 square feet of total finished space and is constructed with metal stud infill. The first floor was converted to retail space and a parking area. The second and third floors each have four residences.