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

Jones Joins Team as Director of Survey – VA

Congratulation, David Jones and the Virginia team! On behalf of all of us here at LONG, welcome!

David Jones, PLS, Director of Survey – Virginia.

Mr. Jones has 41 years of surveying experience, including GPS control, boundary, topographic and utility surveys, transportation surveys, and construction staking. Prior to joining Atlas, he was the Vice President and founding member of NXL’s survey division established in 1994. While there, Jones was responsible for managing all aspects of a fully automated survey operation, including digital total stations, data collection, and processing of data into various CADD formats. In addition, he is also a licensed private pilot.

Jones has managed many municipal contracts and has been involved with hundreds of projects as Project Manager. His project experience has ranged from large transportation routes for VDOT to smaller site-specific projects. Over the years, he has established good working relationships with clients and owners. Most of his work came from repeat clients and his solid reputation of providing quality work. Jones is the driving force behind a track record of proven success that has resulted in consistent and profitable relationships with clients.

#team #growth #golong

Butterworth 15 Year Anniversary

SR 11 Bridge Replacement in Monroe, GA

SR 11 Bridge Replacement:

LONG was responsible for roadway construction plans for the replacement of the existing bridge on SR 11 over Apalachee River just north of Monroe, Georgia. With a project length of approximately 0.6 miles, the project had several historical and environmental resources to avoid during the design. The existing bridge, constructed in 1942, was replaced with a new offset bridge while maintaining two lanes of traffic and staged construction throughout the duration of the project. State Route 11 at this location is a rural two-lane roadway with 12′ travel lanes and rural shoulders.

See before and after images below:

#civilengineering #bridges #golong

LONG Welcomes Michael De Leon as PM – Civil Site Design

LONG is pleased to welcome the addition of Michael De Leon, Project Manager – Civil Site Design.

Michael joins our team with nearly 21 years of experience focused on civil engineering design and project management. His experience includes managing medium to large stormwater quality improvement projects totaling $75 million in construction cost from design stage to construction completion. Projects components include storm drain systems, large cisterns (BMP structure), grading design, water treatment systems, landscaping and irrigation, and building control.

Design experience includes overseeing and developing the civil engineering design for the Port of Los Angeles, which included the preparation of a drainage system for the 1-mile long roadway improvements and viaduct; site grading, drainage, and utility design for Chevron’s building upgrade; blast resistant module projects in El Segundo, CA, as well as many more high-profile projects in the State of California.

Mr. De Leon has successfully interfaced with various public agencies and subconsultants. Additionally, he has effectively supervised engineering staff in the development of the design documents.

We are excited to welcome you to our team, Mike!

#ProjectManager #growingteam #hiring #golong

 

Butterworth 15 Year Anniversary

Rock Joins Team As VP of SUE – Carolinas

Congratulations, Thomas Rock! We are excited to have you on the team, and we look forward to growing our SUE/UC presence in the Carolinas! On behalf of all of us here at LONG, welcome!

Thomas (Tom) Rock, Vice President of SUE – Carolinas.

Mr. Rock has 30 years of experience working with underground utilities. After graduating East Carolina University in 1991, Tom spent five years in the construction industry installing underground utilities and has spent the subsequent 25 years in various capacities in the Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) profession. He began his career in SUE with the original provider and to that end played a pivotal role in helping to develop SUE into the recognized engineering profession it is today. Through the course of his career, he has been responsible for the management of On Call Subsurface Utility Engineering contracts for: VDOT, Fairfax Co., SCDOT, NCDOT, TxDOT, IDOT, ODOT, PennDOT and ALDOT.

 

#team #golong #SubsurfaceUtilityEngineering