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. recently participated in a half-day program known as ‘Introduce A Girl To Engineering‘. The program is sponsored by the engineering community and strives to engage and teach young girls about the engineering industry through fun, creative, and interactive activities. The program is for girls that are in upper elementary (K4-5), as well as middle school (6th-8th), who have an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
This year’s event was hosted by ACEC-Georgia and included engineering booths with activities, a engineering trivia bowl, a program for parents on preparing your daughter for an engineering education, and a tour of Kennesaw State University’s Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. LONG’s booth was titled ‘Let’s Keep Our Water Clean and Our Fish Alive’ and aimed at teaching children about erosion control and the role it plays in keeping our lakes, streams, and rivers safe for us, in addition to the natural habitats. Additionally, LONG’s booth offered kids the chance to conduct a turbidity lab test on various water samples and discover how it affects water quality and whether it is acceptable to drink. LONG’s team, Rosa Santillan, EIT, represented LONG as she educated children on the civil engineering industry and how it shapes the world around us. From roads and bridges to the water we drink, civil engineers make civilized life possible.
Engineering Georgia Magazine recently published their inaugural ‘100 Influential Women to Know’ list for their January/February issue. Many people, including Engineering Georgia’s Editorial Board, were asked to recommend, review and determine the 100 women that have provided a tremendous impact in Georgia’s engineering community. We were happy to see our President and Founder, J. Ellen Long, PE, LEED AP make the list and be recognized for her efforts in building a successful civil engineering and surveying firm, dedicated to providing quality, value-based services throughout the southeast. The hard work, sacrifices, and endless hours that she has invested into her company over the years has allowed Long Engineering, Inc. to expand to three different locations, serving clients throughout the Southeast, as well as reach #24 on the 2017 Zweig Group Hot Firm List which recognizes the top 100 fastest growing A/E/P firms in the United States.
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.