Known as being a part of the “Great Locomotive Chase” during the Civil War, the Texas made its mark in history as Confederate soldiers drove the locomotive in reverse from Big Shanty (Kennesaw), Georgia towards Chattanooga, Tennessee in pursuit of Union soldiers who had stolen The General in an effort to ruin the Confederate railroad. The General only made it a few miles north of Ringgold, Georgia. These two locomotives are the last of the Western & Atlanta Railroad that was so critical to Atlanta’s existence.
Since 1927, the Texas was located deep underground in the basement of the Cyclorama Building in Grant Park. Long Engineering, Inc. prepared the excavation drawings that allowed the basement wall to be exposed, sawcut and removed, so the locomotive could be rolled out. It was lifted from the deep hole by a crane and transported to a facility in North Carolina for restoration. It will be showcased at the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead upon its return.
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The Atlanta United Football Club, Major League Soccer’s 22nd franchise, selected a 32 acre site for their headquarters and training facility on Franklin Road in the City of Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia. The site will serve as the training facility for the team’s inaugural team and youth academy, as well as host various youth development programs and tournaments.
Long Engineering, Inc. was selected to provide the land surveying and site design for the 28,000 s.f. headquarters building, three artificial turf and three natural turf fields, along with a surface parking for 176 vehicles. The Franklin Road site was selected in December 2015 and due to the extremely accelerated schedule, Long Engineering, Inc. began a phased approach to the site design and permitting that allowed construction to begin in February 2016. The training facility is expected to open early 2017.
Landscape Architectural services are being provided by jB+a, inc., also a Cobb County firm.
The Center for Civil and Human Rights, located in Atlanta, Georgia, has been awarded the 2015 Honor Award for Large Projects by AIA Georgia. Serving as the civil engineering firm for this project, LONG worked with HOK on this 43,000 sf building, whose concept is inspired by great urban spaces from around the world that are linked with historic civil and human rights events. The building and site design cost $40.6M and the exhibits and furnishings cost $14.5M.
The civil engineering services provided sustainable site design with a cistern to capture stormwater runoff and reuse it to irrigate the building’s green roof and underground detention facility to reduce the peak rate of runoff leaving the site. A major plaza was designed alongside Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard to accommodate pedestrian mobility and accessibility as well as provide an open air facility for gatherings. In addition, the site design called for the expansion of Pemberton Place for the ticket queuing and outdoor functions. The site construction documents were permitted through the City of Atlanta.
Long Engineering, Inc. gained the number 68 spot on the Zweig Group Hot Firm List. The Hot Firm List recognizes the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms in the United States and Canada. These firms have outperformed the economy and competitors to become leaders in their chosen fields. Firms are ranked according to their three-year growth rate in gross revenue, with 50% of the ranking based on percentage growth and 50% based on dollar growth for the years between 2011 and 2014. Long Engineering, Inc. also achieved Hot Firm List standing in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Long Engineering, Inc. is proud to have provided the civil engineering services on the newly constructed Indian Creek Lodge Conference and Recreational Facility, located in Decatur, Georgia. The new lodge was built to replace an existing 5,345 sf building with an environmentally sensitive, energy efficient, sustainable Rustic Contemporary Lodge. The building is located on a 15-acre site which also features a large pool, picnic grounds, sand volleyball court, ropes course and outdoor event space for weddings and reunions. We were responsible for preparing a full set of construction documents, including a grading/drainage plan, and erosion, sediment and pollution control plans. We also provided permitting through DeKalb County.
This is the 7th project completed by Long Engineering, Inc. for Georgia State University. We have also provided similar services for the South Building Addition, Law School Programming, Piedmont North Dining Hall Addition and Kitchen Expansion, to name a few.
Long Engineering has been retained to perform the civil engineering to relocate the Low Level Wind Shear Alert System (LLWAS) for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The project is part of the new inbound roadways project currently under construction and includes a new 120 ft. monopole, along with the relocation of the existing LLWAS equipment, all according to FAA guidelines and standards.
Long Engineering, Inc. has previous experience working on the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. We have served as civil engineer on Maynard Holbrook Jackson International Terminal (MHJIT), the Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC), Gate F As-built Surveys, 5th Runway Paving and Sullivan Road Relocation, to name a few. We also provided the construction staking services for the MHJIT project.
The City of Smyrna has hired the Long Engineering, Inc. bridge group to rehabilitate the Spring Road bridge over CSX Railroad. Spring Road is one of the two main entrance-way corridors to the City. Our work includes strengthening the piers to remove the load posting requirement, bringing the approach guardrail up to current standards, and painting the steel beams. The beams will be painted using a High Ratio Co-polymerized Calcium Sulfonate paint system to avoid having to blast clean and dispose of the existing lead based paint