Our Services

Civil & Industrial Site Engineering

An engineering partner you can rely on to provide you value.

GEL Engineering has the experience and technical capabilities to help our clients through the site development process.  Our breadth of services allows us to excel in the development of sites that are particularly complex in nature.  We have worked in the industrial market sector for over 20 years and understand the unique regulatory and operational requirements of these facilities helping to ensure that projects meet the client’s needs while satisfying budget and schedule constraints. GEL Engineering is your partner delivering projects designed to meet your needs.  We offer the engineering services needed to provide consistency, from design and permitting through the construction and successful closeout of your project. 

Site Due Diligence

GEL Engineering assists our clients in determining how a selected property can be efficiently developed for its intended use.  We examine regulatory requirements, physical and legal site constraints, the operational needs, and constructability issues.  The following lists outlines many, but not all, of the services offered as part of the Site Due Diligence process: 
 

  • Site constraints (legal, regulatory and physical)
  • Utility assessments (electricity, gas, water, and wastewater)
  • Transportation and distribution analysis
  • Waterfront accessibility
  • Air Emissions assessments
  • ALTA Survey
  • ASTM Phase I, II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA)
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Assessments
  • Preliminary construction cost estimates
  • Local/State/Federal regulatory compliance
Design Development

GEL Engineering can develop Industrial Site Designs that satisfy all local, state, and federal regulatory and code requirements while meeting the operational and safety needs of an industry.  The following services are offered as part of the Design Development process: 

  • Industrial site layout meeting all applicable code and regulatory requirements
  • Stormwater management systems (construction and operational)
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) development and implementation
  • Utility design for water, fire protection, wastewater, and gas    
  • Cathodic protection for below grade systems
  • Wastewater pre-treatment design
  • Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) development for both analysis and design of engineered controls
  • Three dimensional site modeling and constraint analysis for above and below ground systems
  • Site accessibility (entrance and lane improvements)
  • Industrial rail design
  • Environmental remediation
  • Environmental work plan development and construction integration
  • Subsurface environmental engineering controls
  • Shoreline restoration for coastal embankments
  • Floodplain engineering analysis and design of engineered controls
  • Homeland security planning
  • Dredge analysis
  • Operational and health and human safety considerations
Permitting/Regulatory

Often not considered until impacts are felt on schedules, GEL Engineering understands regulatory requirements potentially affecting the site development, waterfront development and air permitting process.  Our clients can depend on us to provide the technical expertise early in the project to facilitate the permitting process and ensure that all deadlines are met.  GEL has extensive experience providing assistance in obtaining the following permits: 

Land Development

  • Local planning, zoning and site approvals
  • NPDES general construction permitting
  • Industrial wastewater
  • Industrial stormwater (SWPPP)
  • Utility providers review and approvals
  • Encroachment permitting (easements and right-of-ways)
  • Rail design review and approval
  • Environmental permitting
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Homeland Security and Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

Waterfront Development

  • United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • Jurisdictional Determinations
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Coast Guard
  • Homeland Security
  • Fish and Wildlife

Air Permitting Including Air Dispersion Modeling

Construction Phase Services

GEL Engineering has experience working as part of a design-bid-build process or can partner with a design/build team as part of the design-build process.  Our commitment to the project’s needs help ensure that the construction schedules and budgets are met.  Construction Phase Services include the following:

  • Design-Build
  • Construction administration and oversight
  • Constructability reviews
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) inspections
  • Construction as-builts
  • Operations and maintenance manual development and implementation assistance
The GEL Engineering Difference

An integrated team. GEL Engineering provides an integrated team approach to project engineering through our engineers, geologists, surveyors, and field technicians. We continually adjust and expand our skills to meet the demands of a changing and maturing industry.  Our surveyors are 40-hour HAZWOPER certified. Our field technicians are trained to work safely within industrial properties and on project sites that are environmentally compromised.

Innovation linked to reality. Creative thinking grounded in reality is at the core of our project delivery success — and we have a 30-year track record of delivering great ideas to address our clients’ projects. That’s no small achievement, given that our engineering client base encompasses industry and manufacturing, municipalities, government agencies, educational facilities and more.

A partnership approach. GEL Engineering’s project delivery culture is inherently client-centric. As a company founded on closely held core values we pride ourselves on being accessible, responsive, reliable, flexible and sensitive to your needs as our client. We strive to provide you with an experience that is better than our peers and that becomes a foundation for a long-term relationship.

Contact us to learn more about our engineering services.

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