New At-Promise Center breaks ground in South Atlanta

Long Engineering’s president, Joe Severin, PE, LEED AP, joined more than 140 civic and business leaders as they broke ground on the second At-Promise Center, located in Atlanta’s Pittsburgh neighborhood. Attendees included Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, City Council member Joyce Sheperd, Georgia Power’s Bentina Terry, Carter’s Bob Peterson, and Coca-Cola’s Helen Smith Price. They were joined by neighborhood leaders Johnny Floyd and Columbus Ward, nearly a dozen youth enrollees of the Westside At-Promise Center, as well as leaders of the social service agencies who provide services to the At-Promise Centers.

The At-Promise Centers are funded by donations to the Atlanta Police Foundation, which has raised more than $7 million in its current capital campaign focused on the At-Promise initiative. The At-Promise initiative is focused on reducing youth crime by providing customized social services including therapy, counseling, mentoring, tutoring, and enlightenment programs to youth who have been involved in the criminal justice system. At-Promise seeks to divert them to a pathway of productive lives, and away from recidivism.

Long Engineering is proud to have donated our civil engineering design services on this amazing project.

At-Promise Southside is due to open in Q3 2020.  More Information.

Randall Mullins, PE joins Long Engineering

Long Engineering is pleased to announce the addition of Randall Mullins, PE to our Alabama engineering staff. Randall recently retired from the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) and will serve as our bridge practice leader for projects in Georgia and Alabama. At ALDOT Randall supervised the Bridge Bureau’s five design sections, developed the plan development process for ATRIP bridge projects, served on a number of AASHTO bridge committees, and provided technical guidance to the thirty-five Bridge Bureau engineers and design technicians under his direction.

In addition to Randall’s experience with complex ALDOT bridges, he brings a wealth of knowledge regarding local government projects. His experience includes bridge repair, rehabilitation, and inspection, and he served as the technical subject matter expert on ALDOT’s Emergency Bridge Inspection Team (EBIT). Randall’s expertise, combined with that of Charles Markert and Anthony Kamburis, allows us to provide reliable turn-key engineering services to local governments across Alabama.

Randall lives in Montgomery, Alabama with his wife and enjoys wood working, gardening, and camping. He is the proud father of three children. He has one granddaughter.

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Long Engineering Names New President, Other Senior Officials

Long Engineering is proud to announce that Joe Severin, PE, LEED AP has been named President of the company. Only the second president in Long Engineering’s 22-year history, Joe brings 17 years of technical, managerial, and business experience to the table, 14 of those years at LONG. This promotion recognizes the extraordinary contributions that Joe has made during his tenure. Now, he is going to bring his knowledge and experience to all aspects of Long Engineering. Joe had previously served as Project Manager, and most recently, as Senior Vice President, managing day-to-day operations and strategic business ventures for the firm.

Supporting Joe are Shepherd Long, PE, LEED AP as Chief Executive Officer, and Mike Thurman as Senior Vice President. Rounding out Long Engineering’s management team is Anthony Kamburis, PE, Vice President of Transportation Design; Sammy Powell, PE, Vice President of Transportation and Bridge Design; Randy Sanborn, PE, Vice President of Subsurface Utility Engineering; Dana Butterworth, Vice President of Support Services; and Andrew Pankopp, PE, LEED BD+C, Vice President of Land Development.

These promotions come in the wake of the sudden passing of Long Engineering’s founding President, Ellen Long. Ellen established Long Engineering in 1997 and served as president until 2019.

Long Engineering has confirmed with GDOT that any Master Contracts that were in place prior to Ellen’ s passing (July 5, 2019) will continue, and all of Long Engineering’s work on these projects (past, present, and future) will receive DBE credit for the duration of the contract including all forthcoming associated task orders. Projects and pursuits in which Long Engineering was attached to prior to July 5 will be reviewed by GDOT on a case-by-case basis to determine if DBE credit will be extended to them.

Please visit longeng.com for more information regarding the firm, or contact Joe Severin and Mike Thurman.

 

Long Engineering named a 2019 “Hot Firm” & “Best Firm to Work For”

We are proud to announce that Long Engineering is again the winner of the Zweig Group’s Hot Firm and Best Firms to Work For Awards, which honors outstanding workplaces at AEC firms. Hot Firms are ranked based on three-year growth in revenue, both by percentage and dollar growth.

This is our tenth year winning the Hot Firm award, and the second consecutive year winning the BFTWF award. LONG placed 42nd among the Hot Firms and 20th BFTWF among firms with 50-99 employees in North America. We scored 27 among the Civil Engineering Discipline.

LONG is being recognized for our ability to inspire our teams to perform at the highest levels. We strive to create an environment where people feel valued, can make a difference, and can clearly see where each employee’s contribution fits in to the overall mission and success of the firm.

Firms were evaluated comprehensively on firm culture, workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates, professional development and more. Consideration was taken into account by both management and staff feedback.

The complete list of Hot Firm winners can be accessed here: bit.ly/2019HOTFIRM

The complete list of BFTWF winners can be accessed here: bit.ly/2019ZGAWARDS

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 were in attendance.

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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.

GA400 Express Lanes

The SR 400 Express Lane Project is part of GDOT’s Major Mobility Investment Program. The project will add two express lanes in each direction between I-285 and McGinnis Ferry Road. Long Engineering is providing Survey and SUE services for the 15-mile corridor.

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.

Clayton County CEI Contract

Long Engineering recently kicked off our new Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) contract in Clayton County. We are providing CEI services on six projects: Godby Road Widening, Flint River Road Widening, Stagecoach Road Widening, Windsor Drive Culvert Replacement, Valley Hill Bridge Replacement, and the Valley Hill Road Widening.