33rd Edition | 3rd Quarter 2023

Director's Note

Quality Service

Providing quality service is a fundamental principle here at GEL and a goal we strive for with every interaction and every product delivered to our clients. This commitment not only benefits those we serve, but also strengthens our organization. Our longevity has been largely built upon the quality service we are known for, fueling long-term relationships and a trusted reputation within the industries we support. Maintaining a high level of quality requires understanding, action and commitment from every member of our staff. We consider the client in all we do which includes:

  • Building long-term relationships through feedback and on-going contact.
  • Anticipating and knowing client needs and expectations.
  • Keeping open lines of communication so that everyone knows what to expect.
  • Exceeding those expectations internally and externally.
  • Providing services and products that are of impeccable quality.

We at GEL are proud of the high level of quality our clients expect from us and we always intend to deliver. It's a pleasure serving you!

J. Derek Bradner P.E., PLS


Company News

Community Service

GEL employees and their families will be performing a litter pick-up along the streets near our main campus on Savage Road in Charleston. We look forward to joining our co-workers for a day of fun while serving our community!

It was great seeing you at this 2nd Quarter event!


Derek Bradner P.E., PLS and Parks Icenhour, P.E., PLS were pleased to attend SASHTO 2023 on behalf of GEL Solutions on August 5-9. The event, which was held in Mobile, AL this year, focuses on various aspects of transportation and infrastructure development, including roadways, bridges, public transportation, and related issues. The future is looking bright for transportation work in the southeastern US! We look forward to seeing you in Arkansas for SASHTO 2024.

Career Opportunities

Your next opportunity is waiting for you!

We are always looking for highly motivated, energetic professionals who share our culture, core values and goals. If you fit that description and would like to be part of a well-respected firm, enhance your skill set, and work with some of the most knowledgeable professionals in our industry, we invite you to apply. 

Raleigh, NC

SUE Technicians I, II, III

Regional Survey Manager

Survey Technicians I,II,III

Greensboro, NC

Survey Technicians I,II,II

Charleston, SC

SUE Field Supervisor

Visit our careers page for a list of regularly updated postings.

Upcoming Events

GEL Solutions looks forward to seeing you at the following events:

ACEC/NC NCDOT Joint Transportation Conference

November 16-17 | Raleigh, NC

Georgia Transportation Summit

November 30 | Athens, GA

ACEC-SC/SCDOT Annual Conference

December 13 | Columbia, SC

We'd love to talk with you!

Service Highlight

With its ability to capture detailed 3D models of structures, landscapes, and archaeological sites, 3D Laser Scanning, also known as LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology, has found various applications to benefit the preservation and restoration of historic assets.

GEL Solutions has been called upon to support multiple projects related to the investigation of historic structures. Our approach often involves scanning the target area multiple times in scheduled increments, typically over the course of several weeks or months. The collected data is then processed and extracted, generating information from each data set which can be analyzed and compared to detect concerns such as settlement, movement and deformation. Other uses for 3D Laser Scanning on historic structures include as-built surveys, building information modeling (BIM), and clash detection.

Visit our website for more details about our 3D Laser Scanning services.

Subsurface Fun Facts

Recent 3D Scans reveal details of the Titanic

New details about the sinking of the Titanic may come to light as the first full-sized digital scan was executed, revealing a more complete view of the entire ship than had ever been accomplished before.

The scan was performed in the of summer 2022 by Magellan Ltd, a deep-sea mapping company, and Atlantic Productions, who are working on a film about the project. Stationed on a specialist ship, the team operated submersibles by remote control and spent over 200 hours surveying the underwater structure. Considering challenges such as immense depth, ocean currents, and the precision required, this endeavor was no easy task to accomplish. 700,000 images in all were collected to generate a 3D Model of the ship in it's entirety.

Read more details about this project in the referenced article here by BBC News.

In North Carolina, any engineering and surveying services are performed by GEL Engineering of NC, Inc. from the Greensboro and Raleigh locations.