At AltairStrickland, our in-house engineering capabilities play a critical role in our projects, facilitating turnkey support and helping optimize project scope for safety, reliability, and effectiveness.

Crane moving equipmentWe take a collaborative approach to engineering, working closely with clients and fellow contractors to leverage our specialized turnaround expertise. When our engineers are involved in projects early, they can provide practical advice that has the potential to significantly improve constructability and reduce risk.

Refinery and Petrochemical Expertise

Few contractors have our level of engineering expertise and multi-disciplinary knowledge. We have worked on hundreds of projects with some of the country's leading refiners and contractors, learning true industry best-practices and developing the skills necessary to take on the most challenging projects.

Our engineers have extensive knowledge of a variety of construction and repair codes, including:

  • National Board Inspection Code (NBIC)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Welding Society (AWS)
  • American Petroleum Institute (API)
  • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)

Dimensional Controls Services

Our project design group—a crucial part of our engineering team can perform advanced dimensional control via company owned surveying equipment. Featured offerings under this capacity include, setting equipment-trim cut guidance, measuring working points, setting vessels shims, leveling towers, assessing equipment strappings, and confirming nozzle layouts.

Comprehensive In-House Capabilities

Whether planning the move of a million-pound object or the lift of a 200-foot tower, our engineers can help add value to all of your projects at each phase, from estimation all the way through to completion.

Our engineering capabilities and services include:

  • Rigging and lift plans development
  • Pressure vessel re-rates
  • Static equipment design/alterations
  • Plot plans logistics
  • Crane counterweight strategies
  • Weld proposes selection, testing, and strategies
  • Design of project specific BTH devices
  • Structural analysis
  • Dimensional control
  • Finite element analysis of static equipment
  • Constructability and logistics support
  • 3D modeling and 2D drafting

Tenant Build-Out Project Spotlight

Tenant Build-Out Project Highlight

When a large law firm needed to expand and modernize its offices, they called on Gibson Electric for a complete package of electrical contracting services.

During the project, we installed a complete structured-cable system, the highlight of which was a data center build-out and riser providing high-speed interconnectivity to the rest of the office suites.

The facility’s two floors worth of data center space features:

  • Separate and dedicated electrical service and distribution systems
  • Emergency generator
  • Uninterrupted power supply (UPS)
  • N+1 power support

Throughout the entirety of the project, Gibson Electric maintained our client’s strict move-in schedule. The remaining 25-floor build-out included:

  • Two complete high-end conference centers
  • State-of-the-art conferencing ambiance controls
  • Comprehensive electrical installation
    • Voice/data structured systems
    • Life safety systems
    • Lighting fixtures
    • Electrical receptacles