Long Engineering Announces the Addition of David E. Simmons, PLS, as Project Manager

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. 

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Park Pride’s Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference

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.

Event: https://hopin.to/events/the-nature-of-our-city#sponsors

Meet Our Summer Interns!

  • Mary Glenn Dillard (LDI) – Georgia Institute of Technology (class of 2020)
  • Vanessa Diaz-Guerrero (LDI) – University of Georgia (class of 2021)
  • Julie Shorey (SUE) – Georgia Institute of Technology (class of 2022)
  • Tepolak Seth (LDI) – Georgia Institute of Technology (class of 2022)
  • Gabriele de Figueiredo (SUE) – Georgia Southern University (class of 2023)

Long Engineering Announces the Addition of Jaime F. Higgins as Land Development Survey Manager

Long Engineering announced today the addition of Jaime F. Higgins, PLS, CP as Land Development Survey Manager. Higgins comes to Long Engineering with more than 33 years of surveying experience throughout the southeast. Mr. Higgins has extensive experience with land development surveys encompassing a wide range of projects including campus settings, residential, industrial, ALTA Land Title, and solar farms projects. Mr. Higgins is also experienced in the power, gas, light, and utility industry with inventory projects and corridor surveys.

Additionally, Mr. Higgins experience includes aerial mapping and knowledge with GPS systems including Real Time Kinematic systems, reflectorless survey technology, robotic total stations, digital levels, and First Order and Second Order Class 1 Procedures. I am thrilled for the opportunity to join the Long Engineering team,” Higgins said. “I’m excited to work with the talented team of surveying professionals at LONG, and to lead the efforts of our Land Development group while assisting with various other surveying needs of our incredible clients.”

“Bringing the best talent in the industry to our clients and prospects is one of our core principals,” said Mike Thurman, SVP. “Jaime is a great addition to our team, and we are confident in his ability to immediately spearhead our Land Surveying efforts.”

Mr. Higgin’s experience includes work at several well-recognized firms here in the greater Atlanta market, as well as professional surveyor licenses in five states including an ASPRS certification. He served as Managing Principal of Vector Technical Services, LLC; Survey Director, Travis Pruitt and Associates, Inc.; Survey Group Manager, Integrated Science and Engineering, Inc.; and Vice President, HDR Engineering, Inc., Atlanta Survey Department Manager.

Long Can Hack It!

Our Survey Team participated in an Axe Throwing team-building event on Friday, January 31. Will Harrison threw the best, while David Martin received Honorable Mention.