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.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia was established in Cobb County Georgia in 1973 at the invitation of Governor Jimmy Carter and for more than 40 years has been providing new hopes, new dreams, and new choices for children, adolescents and young adults struggling with emotional and behavioral health challenges. Long Engineering, Inc. partnered with Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health to provide site and grading plans for their newly built amphitheater and stage. The project also features an ADA compliant access to the facility. Long Engineering, Inc. donated their services on this project in an effort to give back to the community providing faculty members with a gateway to better educate their students.
Each year the Associated General Contractors of Georgia recognize the first-place winners of the Build Georgia Awards. Long Engineering, Inc. provided civil engineering services for three of these award winners: The Longleaf Café and Garden House at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the Whitmire Pavilion at Sandy Springs Baptist Church and the Wildwoods at Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
Top Atlanta Chef Linton Hopkins has opened the new Café at Linton’s at the renovated and expanded Garden House in the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The 10,140 s.f. Café addition includes dining space, a state-of-the-art kitchen and kitchen support facilities on
the ground floor and a rooftop deck that provides spectacular views of the Garden and Midtown skyline. Also, an addition to the Garden House building to provide much needed office and event space will soon be under construction as well.
Long Engineering, Inc. was responsible for topographic and utility surveys, site design sensitive to impacts of utility excavation and grading to existing trees and construction period services.
The Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvements Program (ATRIP) is an ALDOT administered federal aid highway program that funds up to 80% of the construction of transportation projects. The purpose of the program is to rehabilitate and improve transportation infrastructure through the accelerated delivery of project funding. The program’s main goal is to address critical project needs across Alabama to improve or rehabilitate existing facilities or provide new facilities. The program’s focus is on essential needs relating to roads and bridges. As part of the ATRIP program, Long Engineering, Inc. is providing bridge design services for the design of ten new bridges at sites located throughout Alabama.
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.