At Goodwin-Lasiter-Strong, we pride ourselves on being one of the only multi-disciplined firms in East and Central Texas. Our in-house services are unmatched and allow us to provide our clients with cost-effective and efficient projects.
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Our engineering staff develops practical, economical and constructible solutions for a wide array of complex problems. We provide a wide range of engineering services to municipal and private clients. We provide attention to details with the concern for the clients' specific expectations.
Our engineering project expertise includes in water wells, plants, distribution, sewer systems, treatment plants, streets and drainage improvement, comprehensive planning and mapping, subdivisions, site development, and various industrial applications.
Our experience has given us the knowledge to make sure that our services and design products meet the demand for quality and efficiency. Our well-rounded staff assists in all phases of successful projects including planning, design, bidding, and construction administration.
Our Civil Engineering Division has a wide array of project experiences. The civil staff has a combined experience of more than 100-years including six (6) licensed professional engineers, eight (8) CAD Technicians, and four (4) administrative assistants. Services on most of our Clients' projects include initial planning, scheduling, design, regulatory permitting, bid phase assistance, and construction observation to provide the needed quality controls on each project. We provide engineering designs for municipal and rural water, wastewater collection and treatment, system modeling, streets and drainage systems, bridge design, and mapping.
More specifically, our engineering experience involves water sources (ground and surface water), storage and pumping systems, water treatment (ozone, sequestration, filtration, disinfection), elevated storage tank design, and rehabilitation with inspection services. Our street designs range from flexible to rigid pavements, hydrology, hydraulic storm drainage design, storm water detention facility design and construction consolation. Waste water facilities design includes collection systems (both municipal and rural), lift stations, infiltration / inflow studies, and treatments plants.
In the area of private land development, we work diligently with the Owner to provide the necessary planning and design for an expeditious and successful project conclusion. Site planning includes efficient land use development layout, design of water, sanitary sewer, paving, and drainage systems that well serve the Clients' interest.
Our structural engineering team operates on the philosophy that structurally sound designs are key to a facility's safety and longevity. It is our goal to design structures with structural systems appropriate for the facility while keeping cost and budget in line. Our expertise includes preliminary structural systems, cost analysis, and design and preparation of structural design documents. We work as part of Design Team with other design disciplines.
Our experience includes the design of wood, concrete, and steel structures. We successfully determine the suitability of materials for a structure and create cost-effective designs. We provide structural services for foundations, new buildings and structures, building additions, retaining walls, renovation of buildings and structures, drainage structures, equipment support, and evaluation reports. We follow project progress through construction and project close out to assure quality of work and compliance to construction documents.
Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering (MEP) are provided in addition to civil and structural engineering. Having these engineering disciplines contributes to our capability of providing a building's complete engineering needs, in-house and with single source responsibility. We are able to provide assessments, recommend alternatives, and provide high- functioning systems to meet clients' needs.
Our mechanical engineering services include all facets of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning such as split systems, packaged air conditioning, VAV systems, chilled/heated water systems, temperature controls, and building management systems.
Through our electrical engineering services, we provide highly functional environments that are safe and aesthetically pleasing. Our electrical expertise includes electrical service one-line diagrams, switchgear and circuit design, interior and exterior lighting, energy usage analysis, generator designs and specifications, fire alarm design and layout, school PA systems, telecommunication design, security system infrastructure design, and municipal/industrial control systems.
Our plumbing engineers design with the big picture in mind and strive to provide efficient and high-functioning solutions to clients' needs. While keeping the conservation of natural resources in mind, we offer plumbing services for waste water systems, domestic water and hot water systems, sump pumping systems, gas systems, vacuum systems, compressed air equipment, and piping design.
When it comes to providing quality services for our clients, we have the experience and expertise to complete the task. Our architecture department is a unique blend of architects, interior designers, and engineers that specialize in structural, mechanical, electric, plumbing, and civil design.
By being a full-service architecture firm, we provide our clients with all aspects of design, whether it is facilities assessment, master planning, site evaluation, facilities studies, schematic design, sketch plans, construction documents, construction administration, grant and bond planning, or interior design. Our architectural design is delivered with innovation, functionality, low maintenance and energy efficiency in mind.
Our wide range of experience and varied project past gives us the knowledge and resources to complete almost any type of architectural design. From minor renovations to complete school campuses, no project is too big or too small for GLS. Our background experience includes facilities from kindergarten to college campuses, public and municipal, churches, financial, commercial and retail, medical, and residential.
Successful design is achieved with the use of our in-house resources and close collaboration with our clients. We successfully respond to our clients' needs by uniquely expressing their wants and desires through our individualized and functional designs. It is always our goal to take on a project and define and implement solutions that result in high-functioning attractive architecture.
Due to a collaborative effort with the architecture department, our interior design division culminates in well-coordinated and cohesive projects combining value, personal attention and tailored services. We work to recognize the distinct needs and personalities of each client while maintaining the basic requirements of the facility operations.
While typically working on a project from concept to completion, we offer space planning, material concept and selection, furniture planning, selection and procurement, and accessories selection and procurement. Each project is unique within our varied practice of educational, corporate, healthcare, institutional, and residential design.
We strive to make a significant and lasting contribution to projects by creating pleasing, safe, efficient and functional environments for our clients.
The survey department is staffed with registered professional land surveyors with extensive experience in a wide range of services. Our technical support staff consists of survey technicians, CAD technicians, surveyors in training, and multiple survey field crews.
The surveyors understand the unique way to communicate and coordinate with landowners and their crew. In order to promote timely production, we utilize the latest technology in surveying equipment to successfully reach project goals. Our staff is proficient in providing survey services for boundary/ALTA, topographic, right of way acquisition, pipeline routes, construction layout, aerial mapping/GPS control, and subdivision platting projects.
Due to our in-house multi-disciplined divisions, we offer design-surveying services for engineering, architectural, and land planning uses as well as outside Architectural and Engineering firms.
With our experienced team, division coordination, multiple office locations, and an attitude of providing responsive and quality service, we meet the project schedules and expectations of our Clients.