Linton’s Restaurant Opens at Atlanta Botanical Garden

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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.

ATRIP – Improving Alabama’s Transportation Infrastructure

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.


The Famed Texas Extracted from Cyclorama

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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Atlanta United Building New Headquarters and Training Facility

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.

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National Center for Civil and Human Rights – Awarded 2015 AIA Georgia Honor Award – Large Project

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.

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LONG providing Construction Inspection & Engineering Services (CEI) on the NW Corridor Project

The Northwest Corridor Project is an $800 Million project being undertaken to improve almost 30 miles of Interstate 75 and 575 in northwest Atlanta, in order to reduce traffic congestion and improve mobility in the corridor.  The project is being undertaken by the Georgia Department of Transportation and Georgia Regional Transportation Authority.

The project includes the construction of high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes and the integration of rapid transit systems along I-75 and I-575. Two new toll lanes in Cobb County to the west of I-75 between I-285 and I-575, and a single toll lane adjacent to I-75 and I-575 extending into Cherokee County will be added.

Construction on the corridor upgrade is underway and scheduled for completion by spring of 2018.  Long Engineering, Inc. currently has 12 inspectors providing Construction Inspections and Engineering (CEI) services in conjunction with Moreland Altobelli.

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Long Engineering, Inc. – #68 on the Zweig Group Hot Firm List

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.  Hot Firm ImageFirms 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.