LONG Sponsors at Great Oaks Bank 11th Annual Golf Tournament

LONG was recently honored to serve as an Eagle Sponsor in the 11th Annual Golf Tournament at The Ford Plantation, presented by Great Oaks Bank.

Sean Byers, Our Vice President of Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) and Survey, represented LONG along with our SUE friends Chris Burke and P. Nathan Brown, RLS with Hussey Gay Bell, and Chris Marsengill, PE, PTOEwith Kimley Horne.

It was a beautiful day on the course. We were happy to offer cold beverage refreshments and jovial conversation to the passing golfers. We also provided fun incentives for our tent guests by giving out a sleeve of LONG blue golf balls for anyone who could hit the green on their first swing, and the Chamber of Commerce offered prizes for those who could hit closest to the hole using a child-sized golf club.

We had a blast!

Check out the photos below:

(From left to right: Chris Burke, Sean Byers, Nathan Brown, and Chris Marsengill)

#golong #golf #represent #sponsor 

Kendeda Named One of the Greenest Buildings in the World

It’s official – the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design is one of the greenest buildings in the world!
 
The Georgia Institute of Technology announced on Earth Day 2021 that The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design earned Living Building Challenge certification, the world’s most ambitious and holistic green building achievement. LONG was proud to provide the civil engineering services on this $30M, eco-friendly project.
 
The Kendeda Building is among the greenest in the world for being “net positive” with its use of energy and water. In other words, the Kendeda Building generates more energy and captures more water than it uses.
 
The “Living Building” certification came after a 12-month performance period, where the building generated 225 percent of the energy needed to power all of its electrical systems from solar panels on its roof. It also collected, treated, and infiltrated 15 times the amount of water needed for building functions. It had to meet all seven “petals” in the Living Building Challenge – Place; Water; Energy; Health and Happiness; Materials; Equity and Beauty.

#golong #sustainability #sustainabledesign

To learn more, visit https://livingbuilding.gatech.edu and https://livingbuilding.kendedafund.org

 

Santillan Names to ACEC 50 “Women in the Know”

LONG is excited and proud to announce that Rosa Melina Santillan, EIT, one of our Project Engineers, has been recognized on the ACEC list of 50 ‘Women in the Know’.

Throughout the complexities of 2020, these ‘Women in the Know’ have continued their steadfast contributions to Georgia’s engineering and land development industry. The 50 professionals on this list are recognized by their peers for their dedication and success as engineers, planners, strategists and civic leaders.

Rosa, having you on our team makes all the difference. We appreciate the innovation you bring into work every single day! As your contributions help to transform Atlanta’s skyline, we know that you will continue to exceed high professional standards and expectations.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Check out the full list here: https://lnkd.in/eXR6Kn9

#Congratulations #EmployeeAppreciation #golong

Hayden Hurst Family Foundation Charity Golf Tournament

LONG recently had the privilege of participating in the Hayden Hurst Family Foundation Charity Golf Tournament.

We are pleased to support The Hayden Hurst Foundation as they seek to raise awareness of mental health issues in children and adolescents by funding mental health services and programs.

To read more about Hayden’s journey and this valuable cause, please click HERE.

Names for the image below are listed by order of appearance: Shepherd Long, P.E., LEED AP, Randy Sanborn, , and Joe Severin

#golong #mentalhealthmatters #support

LONG Supports The Tradition

LONG was proud to put on green socks and host 3 teams for The Tradition – St. Paddy’s Day Golf at The Golf Club of Bradshaw Farms.

When you participate in ‘The Tradition’ you help bring awareness to Neurofibromatosis in honor of Jack O’ Brien Burke. Jack is a teen fighting Neurofibromatosis, also referred to as NF. NF is a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves that can result in cancer or heart problems, lead to blindness, loss of hearing, learning disabilities or bone and mobility issues.

Jack is dedicated to fighting for a treatment or cure for NF for all children affected by it. The teen brings awareness to the disorder through Cure NF with Jack, a nonprofit started by Burke and his mother, Beth O’Brien, to fund research for treatment or a cure.

The Burke family and Cure NF with Jack have raised $3 million in private donations as well as through golf tournaments and fun run fundraisers over the last 10 years.

LONG is pleased to support Cure NF with Jack and their mission to find a cure or effective treatment for NF.

To learn more, visit: http://www.curenfwithjack.com

#endnf #iknowafighter #imwithjack

Honoring Ellen Long

In honor of Ellen Long, our firm’s founder and former president, we celebrate today what would have been Ellen’s 60th birthday. Our beloved founder sadly passed away in July 2019. Under her leadership, Long Engineering successfully grew to what it is today – we know that Ellen would be proud to see how far her company has come since it’s inception in 1997.

Ellen was a talented leader and mentor to people in her industry, and a joy to all those that met her. Ellen’s impact and presence were felt throughout the AEC community, and she continues to be greatly missed by all.

A life well lived leaves others enriched. Even though Ellen left us too soon, her life touched all of ours deeply. We remember her with joy in our hearts today.

#golong #inspiration #leadership

 

Welcome Katie Rabun

LONG is pleased to welcome Catherine Rabun into her new role as Accounting Support.

Ms. Rabun will work with our Accounting Department to provide support to ensure efficient operation of the office. Having previously served as an Assistant Project Administrator with Volkert, she brings a valuable knowledge of GDOT projects, invoicing requirements, CMIS procedures, FAR rates and subconsultant verifications.

Due to our expanding growth into new market territories, Katie will play a vital role to the success and continued strengthening of our team!

From all of us here at LONG, welcome to the team, Katie!

#team #golong #hiring

LONG Sponsors EIA at Georgia Tech

LONG is a proud sponsor of the Georgia Institute of Technology chapter of Engineers in Action (EIA). This program provides a team of dedicated students with the opportunity to apply their technical and communication skills to a hands-on bridge build project, all while connecting isolated communities across the world to new opportunities and essential resources.

EIA has constructed 85 bridges in 11 counties, servicing 150,000 previously isolated individuals worldwide.

The EIA bridge program is a volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to construct suspended footbridges in rural communities in South America and Africa, increasing residents’ access to schools, job opportunities, hospitals, markets, and freshwater access points.

Through the EIA program, students have the opportunity to apply technical skills to hands on experiences. Student university chapters lead the design process and are given extensive responsibilities in the design and construction process. These projects engage the local community in construction and project development which fosters a sustainable approach to addressing poverty.

See photos below from their 2019 bridge build trip to Bolivia:

#proudsponsor #civilengineering #bridgedesign #golong 

Scholarships at Kennesaw State University

Ellen and Shepherd Long, P.E., LEED AP, on behalf of Long Engineering, have been dedicated to providing financial support to assist students in achieving their dream of a college degree by establishing 3 scholarships at Kennesaw State University. Together, these endowed scholarships have provided over $400,000 of perpetual funding for KSU students in need. We are so proud and blessed to keep Ellen’s spirit alive in support of these important causes.

Link: https://lnkd.in/eCCwdGD

#scholarships #civilengineering #golong