Today’s work environment demands the very best methods in managing programs and the very best technical engineering solutions. Competitive markets require the design of state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, and effective program operations. In addition, programmatic and engineering solutions are necessary to offset ever increasing manpower costs. The bottom line is that the cost of doing business on the Federal, State and local levels has to be based on sound processes, taking into consideration safety and security, as well as design and maintenance of cost effective operations.
GEM’s innovative engineering assures appropriate design and effective system integration. Fundamental to GEM success is the commitment of our professional engineers’ to our customers, and our fully guaranteed work.
GEM has conducted electrical engineering and instrumentation design for construction of several Department of Energy facilities. This has included providing the technical specifications associated with overhead electrical distribution systems, security systems, and secondary electrical systems. GEM currently provides electrical engineering support for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve facilities located in Texas and Louisiana.
GEM extensive experience in instrumentation and control design includes data collection and transmission, control room design, remote manipulator operation, radioactive waste handling, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensing and design basis events recovery systems. Our staff is fully knowledgeable in all electrical codes, the National Electric code IEEE, AMSEIII, 10CFR 50, 10CFR 21, and NRC requirements relevant to the design, construction and operation of both nuclear and non-nuclear facilities.
GEM has provided mechanical engineering services to several Department of Energy facilities and currently provides mechanical engineering support for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in New Orleans, Louisiana. We have also performed assessments of several commercial petroleum reserve sites/facilities.
GEM experience base in biological and industrial engineering includes resource management, optimization of manpower, productivity improvement, human factors engineering/ergonomics, space utilization, and downsizing prioritization. Our use of resource utilization and efficiency analysis processes have resulted in shift schedule and logistical improvements that have provided for more efficient customer operation of facilities and production. In addition, GEM has been actively involved in assessing biological threats and concerns and designed engineered solutions to such problems.
GEM involvement in nuclear engineering has been focused on the inventory and accountability special nuclear materials (SNM). We are providing highly specialized technical support to the Material Control and Accountability programs at several Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration facilities. Technical services include such things as update of the computer code for Propagation of Variance (POV) and revised measurement techniques for holdup quantities of SNM.
GEM is actively involved in the international safeguards of nuclear materials, participating in preparations for and implementation of international treaties and protocols for nuclear nonproliferation. GEM has provided nuclear safeguards support in many countries worldwide including South Africa, Romania, and other prior eastern bloc countries under the DOE/NNSA GTRI contract. GEM developed and implemented a training program involving international radioactive material transfer and transport. GEM planned, developed, and implemented the first nuclear safety skill development program for South African regulators, nuclear facility operating personnel, and transport personnel. The training program supported the first US-origin nuclear removal project in South Africa.
GEM supports various federal agencies in the following nuclear engineering areas:
- Conduct Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) Analyses
- Assessments for High-Consequence Nuclear Assets
- Nuclear Material Control and Accountability (NMC&A)
- International Nuclear Safeguards Engineering and Training
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Licensing and Design Basis Events Recovery Systems
GEM has provided the structural and civil design efforts for the siting of facilities and associated support elements for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This has included development of programmatic documentation for the existing infrastructure, planned acquisition efforts, and emergency operations.Protective force response against the theft of special nuclear material and weapons, creation of improvised nuclear devices, potential malevolent acts associated with the disruption of mission critical facilities/assets, and sabotage that could affect the health and safety of the public, work force, and environment.