Today marks the 8th year that Andrew Pankopp, PE, LEED AP, Vice President of our Land Development group at Long Engineering, has been with us. Andrew has set an exemplary standard through his work ethic and dedication to his team and clients. He is experienced in hydraulic modeling, master planning, grading and drainage improvements, stormwater management, water and sewer system design, preparation of construction documents, focus on educational facilities improvement, as well as parks and recreational sites. Andrew has worked on a number of high-profile projects within the City of Atlanta and its surrounding metropolitan areas. With over 13 years of experience in civil engineering design, we are sincerely grateful for your leadership and work ethic. Thank you, Andrew, for having a large role in the success of our team and in our continued company growth!
The successful grand opening of Boone’s restaurant, located at the newly renovated Bobby Jones Golf Course, took place on September 5. Joe Severin and Shepherd Long, P.E., LEED AP were proud to be there to support the opening on behalf of Long Engineering; the food and atmosphere was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our time spent reconnecting with a few old friends!
Our firm was proud to play a part in the recent Bobby Jones Golf Course renovations. These renovations included a wide range of improvements such as a 9-hole reversible golf course, a structured parking garage with tennis courts on top, a new clubhouse, and a new driving range and practice facility. Long Engineering provided full site design services including stormwater management and NPDES compliance for the entire 144-acre site with close coordination from the City of Atlanta and Georgia EPD for environmentally sensitive areas. Stormwater management measures included a micro-pool stormwater quality feature, bioretention areas, and a rain garden.
With the newly renovated Golf Course and Boone’s restaurant open for business, we encourage you to pay them a visit!
It’s that time of year again! Long Engineering is looking for engineers and surveyors (full-time, internships, co-ops). If you are a civil engineering student looking for a career or internship, come see us at these upcoming (virtual) career fairs:
· Georgia Tech: September 11
· Kennesaw State: September 15
· Georgia Southern: September 30
Congratulations to Michael Baker International for winning the ACEC Georgia 2020 Engineering Excellence Grand Award for the Courtland Street Bridge Project! We were honored to be a part of the team for Surveying and Subsurface Utility Engineering during this incredible project. Preserving the historical aspects of the original bridge while also reducing the construction impact on the local community, the new and improved Courtland Street Bridge serves as a major thoroughfare through the downtown campus of Georgia State University (GSU). Originally built in 1906, the bridge crosses over two Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) tracks, two CSX Railroad tracks, and Decatur Street. Under the original design-bid-build concept, the closure duration for the reconstruction of the bridge would have been at least 18 months but by using design-build and Accelerated Bridge Construction, the total roadway closure time was five months!
Check out this award winning project at https://lnkd.in/efX7h6a
Long Engineering is pleased to announce the addition of David E. Simmons, PLS as Project Manager in our Land Surveying department. Mr. Simmons has 34 years of surveying experience with a concentration in the transportation, utility, and mapping industries. With the adoption of the Governor’s Road Improvement Program (GRIP) by the State of Georgia in 1989, Mr. Simmons has worked extensively as a subconsultant for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) on many urban, rural, and bridge projects. He currently serves as Co-Chair on the GPTQ/CRC Surveying and Mapping Subcommittee, and was honored to represent the Subcommittee for an Outstanding Contribution Award at the 2019 Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality Annual Conference.
Mr. Simmons has been licensed as a Land Surveyor in the State of Georgia since 1995. His comprehensive experience includes projects for the City of Atlanta, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, City of Suwanee, as well as GDOT projects with a focus on topographic surveying, deed research, preparation of right-of-way plans, plats and legal descriptions for deeds, right-of-way staking, surveys for roadway sight distance determinations, roadway multi-point levels, and surveys in support of the preparation of demolition plans. Additional expertise includes subsurface utility engineering (SUE), utility research, and utility impact analysis, which has been an important service line for our clients. We are excited to welcome Mr. Simmons to our talented team of Survey and SUE professionals.
Long Engineering is a proud supporter and sponsor of Park Pride’s annual “Parks & Greenspace Conference”. Through education and inspiration, the conference focuses on best practices for companies and individuals who are united by a common desire to improve parks and strengthen communities.
With this year’s theme being “The Nature of Our City,” we explore the idea that the ability to access and enjoy nature is a vital component for living a happy, healthy life.