History

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History

GEG’s history is inextricably linked to the professional path of its three partners which currently compose the company’s board of directors. On the 17th of December of 1987 GEG is born as the Gabinete de Estruturas e Geotecnia.

A small office of civil engineering and geotechnics that is born out of a dream and of a relationship based on trust and friendship between its founding partners, António Campos e Matos, a university teacher and civil engineer in the area of structures and geotechnics, and José Vaz Pinto, a structural engineer. In 2000, Paulo Pimenta, an employee since the very first year, joins António Campos e Matos and José Vaz Pinto on the board of directors.

Since 1987 GEG has been gradually growing, conquering its place in the world each year as an international company of engineering project consultancy, focused on its mission and values, as well as in the development of better engineering solutions, at a global scale. The privileged relationship that it maintains with the universities in Portugal allows it to promote, use and develop the region’s current engineering skills.

This is our history that nurtures us and allows us to maintain today the ambition that thrives GEG since its first day of work, in 1987: responding to its clients’ aspirations, minimising problems, costs and obstacles, and maximising resources, skills and capacities.

A Promising Project
1987-1994
Proof of Maturity
1995-1999
Turning of the Century
2000-2004
Internationalisation
2005-2009
A Global Company
2010-2014
The Ambition of the First Day
2015-2019

A Promising Project

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MORE THAN
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PROJECTS
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33
COUNTRIES

Founded in

1987
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GEG - 1987

In the first years, GEG mainly engages in projects related to buildings. It quickly starts to develop road and railway projects, being a party of the big investment that, in what the means of infrastructures are concerned, the country faces in the late 1980s and early 1990s, as a new member of the European Community.

Among the main clients of that era there were prestigious architectural offices like GALP, belonging to the architect José Carlos Loureiro, and renowned architects like Carlos Prata, Márcio Freitas, João Pedro Guimarães and Elói Castro. During this era, there were also projects developed for important clients like the Portuguese Road Authority (Junta Autónoma das Estradas – nowadays called Estradas de Portugal), REFER (The National Railway Network) and Porto’s City Council.

Foundation of GEG

GEG was born in Porto, in a small apartment converted to host a business project, that would prove to be one of the most promising in Portugal, as an engineering design company.

1987
1987
Foundation of GEG

GEG was born in Porto, in a small apartment converted to host a business project, that would prove to be one of the most promising in Portugal, as an engineering design company.

1987
1988 1989
Building of Texas Instrument in Maia
Focor company Headquarters

 

Mota Galiza Building
1988
1989
Building of Texas Instrument in Maia
Focor company Headquarters

 

Mota Galiza Building
Port of Leixões – A partnership with more than 25 years | 1990-2017

The Port of Leixões is one of the most important port infrastructures and maritime communication gates of Portugal. Since 1990, GEG has developed here a continuous and full range of activities in multiple areas, namely, in the reestructuring the road network, construction and rehabilitation of buildings and terminals, tunnels, viaducts and retaining structures, rehabilitation of piers and berth facilities, and development of landscape and network studies.

1990
1990
Port of Leixões – A partnership with more than 25 years | 1990-2017

The Port of Leixões is one of the most important port infrastructures and maritime communication gates of Portugal. Since 1990, GEG has developed here a continuous and full range of activities in multiple areas, namely, in the reestructuring the road network, construction and rehabilitation of buildings and terminals, tunnels, viaducts and retaining structures, rehabilitation of piers and berth facilities, and development of landscape and network studies.

1990
1993 1994
Projects in the roadway sector

Viaducts for the portuguese motorway A4 – Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro.

Railway geotechnics in Portugal | 1994-2017

Since 1994 GEG has been developed studies and projects in the disciplines of geotechnics, geology, track, drainage, platform and structures, in the modernization and development of the portuguese railway.

1993
1994
Projects in the roadway sector

Viaducts for the portuguese motorway A4 – Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro.

Railway geotechnics in Portugal | 1994-2017

Since 1994 GEG has been developed studies and projects in the disciplines of geotechnics, geology, track, drainage, platform and structures, in the modernization and development of the portuguese railway.

Proof of Maturity
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