Manufacturing Infrastructure Services


Creating a roadmap to success

Our manufacturing infrastructure services practice provides integrated mechanical, electrical, piping, structural, civil, and HVAC engineering to support the design and construction of new facilities or the modification, upgrade, or repair of existing facilities. Our multi-disciplinary team will guide you through the pre-project planning stage for the development of conceptual designs. Value engineering and early engagement of construction managers and installation contractors allows for clear and efficient detailed designs. We will be there during construction and installation to provide clarifications that help avoid downtime and errors, leading to lower construction costs and a faster time to market.

CEC is ranked at #3 in Steel and Non-Ferrous Plants among the Top 500 Design Firms by Engineering News-Record.

  • Front-End Loading (FEL) Studies
  • Process Flow Modeling
  • Definition and Refinement of Project Objectives
  • Conceptual Design
  • Preliminary Engineering
  • Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) Scanning of Existing Conditions
  • 3D Renderings
  • Facility General Arrangements
  • Equipment Specifications
  • Utility Sizing
  • Scheduling
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Identification of Long Lead-Time Equipment
  • Total Installed Cost (TIC) Estimates
  • Risk Analysis
  • Permitting

  • Project Management
  • 3D Design
  • Mechanical/HVAC Engineering
  • Piping Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

  • Review of Submittals and Shop Drawings
  • Review and Response to Requests for Information (RFI)
  • Contractor Change Order Review
  • On-site Construction Audits
  • International Building Code (IBC) Inspections
  • As-Built Surveys and Drawings
Sami Achkar

Sami Achkar

Manufacturing Infrastructure Services Practice Lead

(412) 275-2988 | Read Bio

Mr. Achkar is a civil engineer with more than 30 years of experience with all phases of development for manufacturing projects, including planning, strategy development, budget preparation, scheduling, coordination, project execution, cost control, engineering, design, procurement, manufacturing, installation and start-up. His expertise is within the general manufacturing, industrial and metals industries, including integrator and mini-mills from iron ore processing to metal finishing facilities worldwide. He has been successful in establishing new markets in support of different business groups’ expansions. Sami has multifaceted U.S. and international experience with global ferrous and non-ferrous clients and is skilled with strategic partnering with financial and capital management companies performing due diligence and risk assessment review for the financing and development of new industrial projects.

Who We Serve

Multi-disciplined teams strategically focus on the drivers and challenges of the markets we serve to provide better insight and better outcomes for our clients. Explore the markets we serve: