Mercedes-Benz Stadium Awarded LEED Platinum

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Earning 88 out of a potential 110 points, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the first sports arena to achieve the LEED Platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. The stadium incorporates several green infrastructure and sustainable design elements such as utilizing a 120-foot long cistern capable of holding up to 680,000 gallons of rainwater collected from the roof. The runoff is used to irrigate the vegetation around the building, and by storing so much of it, flooding will be mitigated in the low-lying nearby neighborhoods. More stadiums are following in the footsteps of Mercedes-Benz by including translucent coatings on windows to reduce the amount of sunlight shining in cutting the amount of air conditioning needed, and installing solar panels, LED lighting, dehumidifiers and composters.

Long Engineering, Inc. is proud to have served on one of the most iconic high-profile projects in the City of Atlanta. Our civil engineering services included demolition plans for the existing site and removal of the Georgia Dome, land development design for the new stadium, infrastructure and utility improvements for the site and stadium, water quality improvements, land surveying services, pedestrian circulation and access improvements, and construction period services. LONG played a vital part in the permitting process, pulling 4 permits for phased construction documents through the City of Atlanta for this fast-track project. As a result, they were able to reduce unnecessary delays and construction costs as well as ensure that timelines were met.

GDOT RTT District 5 Contract

Long Engineering, Inc., Nova Engineering & Environmental, and TTL, Inc. came together to show employee appreciation for the RTT teams involved with GDOT’s RTT District 5 Contract. Long Engineering, Inc. elected to host this event by preparing a cook-out in Jesup, GA for both RTT teams including a number of GDOT personnel. LONG has enjoyed working with TTL and Nova Engineering & Environmental on this contract and looks forward to potentially teaming together on additional opportunities in the future.

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GT Engineered Biosystems Building Honored With AIA COTE Top 10 Award

The Georgia Institute of Technology Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB) was a $113 million, 200,000 s.f. project designed to blend the College of Engineering and College of Sciences together creating an interdisciplinary environment supporting the University’s growing research agenda in the biological sciences. Separating itself from the traditional lab structure, this 6-story facility utilizes a ‘cross-cutting’ lab design with continuous working lab space running down the spine of the building, housing creative offices and meeting rooms in the wings. In addition to the open lab neighborhoods, EBB also offers outdoor views, a water harvesting system, and other biophilic elements that foster engagement and encourage interaction between the faculty, researchers, and students.

In addition to receiving LEED Platinum, the Engineered Biosystems Building was also honored with a 2018 AIA Committee On The Environment (COTE) Top Ten Award. Long Engineering, Inc. was proud to have provided the civil engineering and site design services for this award winning facility. LONG’s services included providing full construction documents, utility and grading and drainage plans, and erosion and sediment control plans, construction administration services, as well as permitting through the City of Atlanta.

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Introduce A Girl To Engineering

Long Engineering, Inc. recently participated in a half-day program known as ‘Introduce A Girl To Engineering‘. The program is sponsored by the engineering community and strives to engage and teach young girls about the engineering industry through fun, creative, and interactive activities. The program is for girls that are in upper elementary (K4-5), as well as middle school (6th-8th), who have an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

This year’s event was hosted by ACEC-Georgia and included engineering booths with activities, a engineering trivia bowl, a program for parents on preparing your daughter for an engineering education, and a tour of Kennesaw State University’s Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. LONG’s booth was titled ‘Let’s Keep Our Water Clean and Our Fish Alive’ and aimed at teaching children about erosion control and the role it plays in keeping our lakes, streams, and rivers safe for us, in addition to the natural habitats. Additionally, LONG’s booth offered kids the chance to conduct a turbidity lab test on various water samples and discover how it affects water quality and whether it is acceptable to drink. LONG’s team, Rosa Santillan, EIT, represented LONG as she educated children on the civil engineering industry and how it shapes the world around us. From roads and bridges to the water we drink, civil engineers make civilized life possible.

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100 Influential Women to Know

Engineering Georgia Magazine recently published their inaugural ‘100 Influential Women to Know’ list for their January/February issue. Many people, including Engineering Georgia’s Editorial Board, were asked to recommend, review and determine the 100 women that have provided a tremendous impact in Georgia’s engineering community. We were happy to see our President and Founder, J. Ellen Long, PE, LEED AP make the list and be recognized for her efforts in building a successful civil engineering and surveying firm, dedicated to providing quality, value-based services throughout the southeast. The hard work, sacrifices, and endless hours that she has invested into her company over the years has allowed Long Engineering, Inc. to expand to three different locations, serving clients throughout the Southeast, as well as reach #24 on the 2017 Zweig Group Hot Firm List which recognizes the top 100 fastest growing A/E/P firms in the United States.

KSU Owl Job Shadow Program

Kennesaw State University offers the Owl Job Shadow Program to provide students with a one-day shadow experience that assists students by helping them explore several career opportunities allowing them to see what it is like to work after graduation. The program enables students to witness first-hand what the day-to-day operations of a company consist of and gives students a chance to practice professionalism, connect classroom learning with workplace experience, and get an in-depth look into different career paths as it relates to their degree.

Long Engineering, Inc. recently utilized the Owl Job Shadow Program to give an upcoming college student direct access into the civil engineering industry. LONG allowed this person the chance to shadow professionals from both our Infrastructure & Survey and Land Development divisions. LONG used this time to teach about transportation, surveying, designing, subsurface utility engineering, and construction engineering & inspection. Our professionals displayed the day-to-day routines of their job as well as provide opportunities to travel with our field crews onto job sites. Long Engineering, Inc. plans on continuing to use this program to educate students on the civil engineering industry and help students to define their potential career paths and future goals after graduation.

 

Long Engineering, Inc. Awarded Bridge Bundle by GDOT

Long Engineering, Inc. has been selected by the Georgia Department of Transportation as the prime consultant responsible for replacing six bridges in northwest Georgia at the following locations:

  • CR 38/Shallowford Bridge Road at the Toccoa River south of Morganton (Fannin Co.)
  • SR 1/US 17 at Big Dry Creek in Rome (Floyd Co.)
  • SR 1/ US 17 at Cedar Creek Tributary in Cedartown (Polk Co.)
  • SR 1/ US 27 at Lake Creek in Cedartown (Polk Co.)
  • SR 1/ US 27 at West Chickamauga Creek (Walker Co.)
  • SR 136 at Coosawattee River east of Nichelsville (Gordon Co.)

Services are turn-key and include concept development, environmental permitting, survey, subsurface utility engineering, and preliminary and final roadway, bridge, and erosion control plans.

Existing Bridge Toccoa River