Long Engineering at the Third Annual Alabama Civil Engineer Legislative Day

Long Engineering participated in the Third Annual Civil Engineering Legislative Day was held in Montgomery, Alabama on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Alabama Department of Archives & History and the Alabama State House. The Alabama Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Council of Engineer Companies (ACEC) of Alabama teamed up to host the event. This year over 60 engineers in attendance.

Senator Clyde Chambliss, P.E. and Representative Bill Poole, who sponsored the Rebuild Alabama Act in their respective chambers, spoke to the group about the details of the bill and the behind the scenes work that was done to get this much needed infrastructure legislation passed. At the conclusion of the event, attendees visited with their representatives in order to thank the supporters of the Rebuild Alabama Act and to discuss various other potential industry legislation.

Kathryn Johnston Park to relieve flooding along Boone Boulevard

The newly named Kathryn Johnston Memorial Park in the English Avenue neighborhood in west Atlanta was redeveloped to help curb the persistent flooding of streets and homes that historically plagued this area. LONG designed the 3.2 acre park with Green Infrastructure to reduce the volume of stormwater that enters the 14’ diameter combined sewer that passes beneath the park property. This includes enhanced swales with weir walls to encourage ponding and promote infiltration, a stormwater planter on Oliver Street that overflows into a bio-retention area and two major water quality systems consisting of Stormtech Chambers encased in stone.

The Kathryn Johnston Memorial Park was developed by Park Pride, The Conservation Fund, and the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation and Office of Sustainability. Amenities will include a playground, fitness stations, and seating terrace.

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.

Hot Firm/Best Firms To Work For

Long Engineering, Inc. is proud to have been recognized by the Zweig Group as one of the Hot Firms in the A/E/C industry. Additionally, Long Engineering, Inc. has also been recognized as one of the best firms to work for. LONG’s growth stems from our flexibility in the marketplace and being able to take advantage of opportunities that may be outside our pre-planned marketing framework.

Long Engineering, Inc. has a wide variety of capabilities and we continuously adjust our business development strategy in response to changes in the type of work and clients that we serve. With over 80% of our business being return clients, we prioritize providing good service to existing clients, doing whatever it takes to help them make the job a success.

 

Mercedes-Benz Stadium Awarded LEED Platinum

Earning 88 out of a potential 110 points, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the first sports arena to achieve the LEED Platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. The stadium incorporates several green infrastructure and sustainable design elements such as utilizing a 120-foot long cistern capable of holding up to 680,000 gallons of rainwater collected from the roof. The runoff is used to irrigate the vegetation around the building, and by storing so much of it, flooding will be mitigated in the low-lying nearby neighborhoods. More stadiums are following in the footsteps of Mercedes-Benz by including translucent coatings on windows to reduce the amount of sunlight shining in cutting the amount of air conditioning needed, and installing solar panels, LED lighting, dehumidifiers and composters.

Long Engineering, Inc. is proud to have served on one of the most iconic high-profile projects in the City of Atlanta. Our civil engineering services included demolition plans for the existing site and removal of the Georgia Dome, land development design for the new stadium, infrastructure and utility improvements for the site and stadium, water quality improvements, land surveying services, pedestrian circulation and access improvements, and construction period services. LONG played a vital part in the permitting process, pulling 4 permits for phased construction documents through the City of Atlanta for this fast-track project. As a result, they were able to reduce unnecessary delays and construction costs as well as ensure that timelines were met.

KSU Owl Job Shadow Program

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.