The Louisiana Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016 to Rhaoul A. Guillaume, Sr., P.E., F. ASCE. Guillaume also earned the 2016 ASCE Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the Baton Rouge Chapter of ASCE.
GOTECH, Inc., a professional engineering and consulting firm, was established in 1981 by Rhaoul A. Guillaume, Sr. Built beneath a stately, majestic oak tree on Bluebonnet Boulevard in Baton Rouge. GOTECH demonstrates steady development and progress rooted in a foundation of skill and continuing education.
Our company offers clients a team equipped with vast knowledge, experience and technical expertise. We pride ourselves on performing work in a highly professional and timely manner. Quality of work, cost control and compliance with performance schedules are key GOTECH advantages. Our firm has extensive experience with both private and public companies, including local, state and federal government agencies.
Our firm offers knowledge and technical ability in all fields of Civil Engineering including the design and preparation of construction plans for streets, roads, highways, sewerage, drainage and water supply projects. These tasks involve developing plans and layouts, pre-design estimates, plan-profile sheets, geometric designs, drainage designs (including sub-surface drainage), typical sections, detail sheets, signing and striping details, joint layouts, construction phasing, cross-sections and quantity calculations.
GOTECH provides program management services for a number of public and private clients in Louisiana. Our program management services include analyzing design and construction schedules, producing cost estimate projections, reviewing project performance, tracking project expenses, providing project design/construction parameter guidelines, and master planning.
Our survey department has a broad base of experience on topographic, boundary, hydro-graphic, roadway, levee, coastal marsh and other types of surveys. Our survey data is obtained using electronic total stations/data collector sets, Real Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS systems, conventional levels and hydro-graphic (Fathometer) equipment. Data is typically saved in electronic files for direct download into Auto-CAD, Micro-Station or other mapping software. Survey projects are carefully planned to utilize proper vertical benchmarks, horizontal reference marks and appropriate datum.
Our inspectors are capable of monitoring and documenting all phases of a project for quality control, acceptance of construction activities and progress. Inspectors strive to maintain a set schedule for progress and performance for general and subcontractors, minimizing lost time and eliminating cost overruns. Our team’s vast experience in structural and roadway inspection, also includes sewer, drainage, excavation, concrete, asphalt, binder and wearing course, manholes, pump stations, drop inlets, and soil stabilization.
Guillaume is an accomplished and dedicated Professional Engineer registered in Louisiana and Mississippi. Some of Rhaoul's attributes which people enjoy when working with him are his soft-spoken sincerity, attention to detail, creativity and a warm sense of humor. These personal qualities have a positive effect on those around him and inspire GOTECH, Inc.'s highly productive work force to excel. Clients and employees agree that Rhaoul is a great guy with whom to do business and to just simply know.