Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Announcement

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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.

Atlanta Urban Design Commission recognizes this Long Engineering, Inc. Project

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.

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Devereux Georgia Outdoor Classroom Project

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.

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AGC -Georgia recognizes these Long Engineering, Inc. Projects

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.

 

Fernbank Museum of Natural History ‘WildWoods and Forest Connection’

The WildWoods and Forest Connection is an outdoor experience at Fernbank Museum offering dramatic highline trails, elevated tree pods, hands-on exhibitions immersive nature experiences, and direct access to Fernbank Forest. The Fernbank Museum of Natural History WildWoods and Forest Connection won a Southeast Region American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award in the General Design Category. The jury consisted of invited members of the ASLA State of New York.

Long Engineering, Inc. provided the civil engineering services that included design of a 50,000-cubic foot underground stormwater management system, utility design, erosion control design, and permitting through the Corp of Engineers, State EPD, and DeKalb County.

Georgia Tech Living Building Challenge

The Georgia Tech Living Building Challenge is a $30 million, eco-friendly, structure on 1.44 acres that is integrated into Georgia Tech’s EcoCommons space on campus. This 42,500 square foot building will include a variety of innovative and state-of-the-art features with the overall goal of net-zero energy and water impact.  Long Engineering, Inc. worked in conjunction with the architect to prepare a site plan that met the goals for the project as well as preparing grading and drainage plans for the site including the design of stormwater management facilities.

This eco-friendly project includes design and implementation of 3 water pathway functions. The first water pathway function is the use of foam flush composting toilets with the compost used for the surrounding vegetation, the second function is rainwater, harvested from the building’s roof with filtration and disinfection for potable consumption, and the final is a greywater system that includes treatment for on-site use. A 1,000 gallon, primary tank will distribute greywater into a 375 square foot constructed wetland from which a 3,000 gallon irrigation filtration system will disperse flows to the irrigation system around the building. Stormwater management will replicate the hydrology of a natural forest utilizing rain gardens and infiltration ponds. This building is on schedule for completion in 2020.

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