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.
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. 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.
Long Engineering, Inc. is proud to have served on the Mercedes-Benz Stadium project, watching it unfold and come to fruition. This 2,000,000 square foot stadium has been established on iconic architecture featuring a retractable roof, permanent seating for 71,000 people, 7 restaurants and associated parking accommodations for 21,000 vehicles. The new stadium tops at 305 feet, contains 20,000 tons of steel, 23 escalators, and a 63,800 square foot circular scoreboard, the largest of its kind in the NFL.
Our professionals were responsible for providing civil engineering services including the demolition plans for the existing site and removal of the Georgia Dome, land surveying and land development design, infrastructure and utility improvements for the site and stadium, water quality improvements, roadway abandonment and relocation, construction staking and construction period services, and permitting through the City of Atlanta. In addition, Long Engineering, Inc. also provided civil engineering services for the Phase I parking deck and Red Deck Expansion. With Mercedes-Benz Stadium in its inaugural season, and the implosion of the Georgia Dome complete, Long Engineering, Inc. looks forward to contributing toward many more high-profile projects for the City of Atlanta.
Long Engineering, Inc. is now utilizing echo sounding technology for our hydrographic surveys. Echo sounding is a type of sonar used to determine the depth of water by transmitting sound pulses into water. The time interval between emission and return of a pulse is recorded, which is then used to determine the depth of water. The horizontal locations of the soundings are determined by connecting our GPS units to the echo sounding equipment. Combining these two technologies has allowed us to provide precise and accurate topography survey of rivers, channels, and lake bottoms that are not achievable with traditional surveying equipment. Long Engineering, Inc. has utilized echo sounding technology for surveys of the Savannah River, Lake Jackson, and the Middle Oconee River.
Long Engineering, Inc. hosted its summer interns to a farewell outing at Murph’s restaurant located at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Our Construction Engineering & Inspection (CEI) interns had the opportunity to work on the high profile, $834 million dollar Northwest Corridor project. LONG has provided up to 25 inspectors to complete field engineering and inspection services on 39 bridges, 100 retaining walls, and both concrete and asphalt paving. During this project, our interns learned how to inspect steel and erosion control, pour barrier wall, drive pile, perform concrete testing, and learned about super & sub bridge structures. In addition, all of our CEI interns received their field concrete certification as well as their Level 1A erosion control certification. During the outing, our CEI interns had the opportunity to take a picture with the MLB Hall of Fame player himself; Dale Murphy.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Long Engineering, Inc. is pleased to join with Associated Builders and Contractors, one of the leading organizations representing America’s business community and the merit shop construction industry.