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.
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.
The Auburn Avenue Research Library is the first library in the southeast dedicated to the study and research of African American culture and history. The project included a 2,800 square foot addition and renovation to the existing 56,00 square foot building resulting in a new auditorium, archive space, café and gift shop. Long Engineering, Inc. provided civil design, permitting services, and input on civil related LEED points. The project was certified LEED Gold. Long Engineering, Inc. designed an inexpensive stormwater management system despite very limited space on site, ADA parking and access to building, and improvements of sidewalks along Auburn Avenue where there are Olympic hexagonal pavers. The Auburn Avenue Research Library for African-American Culture and History received the 2017 Award of Excellence from the Atlanta Urban Design Commission.
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 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