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

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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.


mobile container terminals

mobile container terminals

$300 Million -Mobile, AL

Services: Survey, 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.


steel warehouse

steel warehouse

$12 Million Pickle Line – Calvert, AL

Services: Survey, 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: Survey, 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.


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.


Standard Concrete Products Prestress Plant

Standard Concrete Products Prestress Plant

$24 Million – Thedore, AL

Services: Survey, Plan Development/Master Planning, Paving Grading & drainage Design,
Stormwater Modeling, Site Utilities, Erosion Control/SWPPP, SWPPP
Compliance Inspections, Roads/Transportation, Retaining Structures,
Boundary, Construction Staking, Roadway Layout, Scan, Topo, Utilities,
Control Surveying, As-Builts, LEICA Scanner, Deep and Shallow
Foundations, Steel Framing, Pre-Engineered Metal Building, Life Safety,
HVAC Systems, Plumbing, Medium Voltage, MCC/Switch Boards, Lighting,
Lightning Protection, Bid Assistance, Construction Inspections, Closeout
Documents, Construction Administration, Greenfield

GSE provided engineering design and surveying for the 60 acre pre-stress concrete products fabrication and shipping facility. The facility included several buildings, a concrete batch plant, and a 65 foot wide barge slip for 100 ton travel lifts. Civil design controlled runoff to a critical US Estuary.

Standard Concrete Products is a leader in the prestress and precast concrete industry supplying massive piles, beams, and bridge girders to the concrete industry.