Long Engineering Names New President, Other Senior Officials

Long Engineering is proud to announce that Joe Severin, PE, LEED AP has been named President of the company. Only the second president in Long Engineering’s 22-year history, Joe brings 17 years of technical, managerial, and business experience to the table, 14 of those years at LONG. This promotion recognizes the extraordinary contributions that Joe has made during his tenure. Now, he is going to bring his knowledge and experience to all aspects of Long Engineering. Joe had previously served as Project Manager, and most recently, as Senior Vice President, managing day-to-day operations and strategic business ventures for the firm.

Supporting Joe are Shepherd Long, PE, LEED AP as Chief Executive Officer, and Mike Thurman as Senior Vice President. Rounding out Long Engineering’s management team is Anthony Kamburis, PE, Vice President of Transportation Design; Sammy Powell, PE, Vice President of Transportation and Bridge Design; Randy Sanborn, PE, Vice President of Subsurface Utility Engineering; Dana Butterworth, Vice President of Support Services; and Andrew Pankopp, PE, LEED BD+C, Vice President of Land Development.

These promotions come in the wake of the sudden passing of Long Engineering’s founding President, Ellen Long. Ellen established Long Engineering in 1997 and served as president until 2019.

Long Engineering has confirmed with GDOT that any Master Contracts that were in place prior to Ellen’ s passing (July 5, 2019) will continue, and all of Long Engineering’s work on these projects (past, present, and future) will receive DBE credit for the duration of the contract including all forthcoming associated task orders. Projects and pursuits in which Long Engineering was attached to prior to July 5 will be reviewed by GDOT on a case-by-case basis to determine if DBE credit will be extended to them.

Please visit longeng.com for more information regarding the firm, or contact Joe Severin and Mike Thurman.

Long Engineering named a 2019 “Hot Firm” & “Best Firm to Work For”

We are proud to announce that Long Engineering is again the winner of the Zweig Group’s Hot Firm and Best Firms to Work For Awards, which honors outstanding workplaces at AEC firms. Hot Firms are ranked based on three-year growth in revenue, both by percentage and dollar growth.

This is our tenth year winning the Hot Firm award, and the second consecutive year winning the BFTWF award. LONG placed 42nd among the Hot Firms and 20th BFTWF among firms with 50-99 employees in North America. We scored 27 among the Civil Engineering Discipline.

LONG is being recognized for our ability to inspire our teams to perform at the highest levels. We strive to create an environment where people feel valued, can make a difference, and can clearly see where each employee’s contribution fits in to the overall mission and success of the firm.

Firms were evaluated comprehensively on firm culture, workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates, professional development and more. Consideration was taken into account by both management and staff feedback.

The complete list of Hot Firm winners can be accessed here: bit.ly/2019HOTFIRM

The complete list of BFTWF winners can be accessed here: bit.ly/2019ZGAWARDS

New Look, Same Focus

In the coming weeks and months you may notice a new look with all things related to LONG. After 20 years in business, we’ve decided to update our outward appearance to keep up with the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit we foster internally and with our clientele. It’s with great thought and purpose that we are introducing this new visage along with a recommitment to our core principles of quality, innovation, and exceptional professional services. Rest assured you will continue to receive the same quality of service you’ve come to rely on with LONG. In fact, we’re adding additional service lines to offer our clients a full spectrum of services to meet your needs. We look at this new look as an opportunity to enhance what is already great about LONG, identify opportunities to improve, and commit to always looking out for the best interests of our clients in all of our interactions. We look forward to hearing your reactions to our fresh new look and to continued opportunities for success as we embark on this next step in the journey of LONG.

Long Engineering, Inc. Awarded Bridge Bundle by GDOT

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.

Existing Bridge Toccoa River

Long Engineering, Inc. Utilizes Echo Sounding

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.

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Announcement

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.