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

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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.


Chevron Learning & Performance Center and Fabrication Shop

Chevron Learning & Performance Center and Fabrication Shop

$7.5 Million – Pascagoula, MS

Services: Mechanical, Electrical, Fire Protection, Construction Administration, General Arrangement, Interior Design and Life Safety

GSE partnered with White-Spunner Construction, Inc. to provide three new buildings to support Chevron's new $1.4B Pascagoula Base Oil Project (PBOP) expansion. The Learning and Performance Center (LPC) is 19,700 square feet in two connected buildings, the Training building and the Hands-On building. The LPC's Training building hosts computer and and video based training for all refinery personnel and includes classrooms, a video production suite and administrative offices. The Hands-On building hosts all training and testing for Chevron's skilled trade employees. The LPC buildings were pre-engineered steel clear span buildings on an elevated structural concrete slab supported on auger cast piles. The design included providing welding fume removal systems, overhead cranes and compressed air distribution. The Fabrication Shop is 8,750 square feet of shop space for all-weather steel and pipe fabrication work during plant shutdowns. The shop is a pre-engineered steel clear span building on a conventional shallow concrete foundation. The design included bridge cranes, jib cranes and compressed air distribution.


Southern Company - Kemper County LDF Office and Maintenance Building

Southern Company - Kemper County LDF Office and Maintenance Building

DeKalb, MS

Services:  Fire Protection, Architectural, Interior Design, Construction Inspections, Life Safety

GSE teamed with long-time partner Dunn Building Company to provide design-build services for the 11,000 square foot office and maintenance building. The project is part of the construction for the $6.6B power plant, the largest facility in the world using integrated gasification and carbon capture technologies.


AMVAC – New Tank Farm and Metam Plant

AMVAC – New Tank Farm and Metam Plant RelocatioN

$30 Million – Axis, AL

Services:  Structural, Civil, 3D Laser Scanning, Surveying, Construction Assistance

GSE scanned all installed equipment, pipework, and structural steel at AMVAC's existing site in Washougal, Washington. The 3d model created from the scan was utilized to relocate the entire plant to AMVACs plant in Axis, AL. GSE provided all civil site design, foundations, and platforms in support of the relocated plant and a new Tank Farm supporting the process equipment. Full-time onsite assistance was provided.




Various Locations

Services:  Fire Protection, Structural

GSE provided clean agent, sprinkler, fire alarm systems and seismic support bracing for safety upgrades at several nuclear facilities operated by Duke Energy located in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Connecticut, Virginia, and Alabama.
Built in response to new regulations by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the aftermath of the Fukashima incident, the fire protection systems were installed in concrete domes designed to safely house vital equipment and remain protected against extreme weather, seismic, and blast conditions.