Engineering Georgia Magazine recently published their inaugural ‘100 Influential Women to Know’ list for their January/February issue. Many people, including Engineering Georgia’s Editorial Board, were asked to recommend, review and determine the 100 women that have provided a tremendous impact in Georgia’s engineering community. We were happy to see our President and Founder, J. Ellen Long, PE, LEED AP make the list and be recognized for her efforts in building a successful civil engineering and surveying firm, dedicated to providing quality, value-based services throughout the southeast. The hard work, sacrifices, and endless hours that she has invested into her company over the years has allowed Long Engineering, Inc. to expand to three different locations, serving clients throughout the Southeast, as well as reach #24 on the 2017 Zweig Group Hot Firm List which recognizes the top 100 fastest growing A/E/P firms in the United States.
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.
Long Engineering, Inc. has been selected by the Georgia Department of Transportation as the prime consultant responsible for replacing six bridges in northwest Georgia at the following locations:
- CR 38/Shallowford Bridge Road at the Toccoa River south of Morganton (Fannin Co.)
- SR 1/US 17 at Big Dry Creek in Rome (Floyd Co.)
- SR 1/ US 17 at Cedar Creek Tributary in Cedartown (Polk Co.)
- SR 1/ US 27 at Lake Creek in Cedartown (Polk Co.)
- SR 1/ US 27 at West Chickamauga Creek (Walker Co.)
- SR 136 at Coosawattee River east of Nichelsville (Gordon Co.)
Services are turn-key and include concept development, environmental permitting, survey, subsurface utility engineering, and preliminary and final roadway, bridge, and erosion control plans.
Long Engineering, Inc. is proud to have served on the Mercedes-Benz Stadium project, watching it unfold and come to fruition. This 2,000,000 square foot stadium has been established on iconic architecture featuring a retractable roof, permanent seating for 71,000 people, 7 restaurants and associated parking accommodations for 21,000 vehicles. The new stadium tops at 305 feet, contains 20,000 tons of steel, 23 escalators, and a 63,800 square foot circular scoreboard, the largest of its kind in the NFL.
Our professionals were responsible for providing civil engineering services including the demolition plans for the existing site and removal of the Georgia Dome, land surveying and land development design, infrastructure and utility improvements for the site and stadium, water quality improvements, roadway abandonment and relocation, construction staking and construction period services, and permitting through the City of Atlanta. In addition, Long Engineering, Inc. also provided civil engineering services for the Phase I parking deck and Red Deck Expansion. With Mercedes-Benz Stadium in its inaugural season, and the implosion of the Georgia Dome complete, Long Engineering, Inc. looks forward to contributing toward many more high-profile projects for the City of Atlanta.
Long Engineering, Inc. is now utilizing echo sounding technology for our hydrographic surveys. Echo sounding is a type of sonar used to determine the depth of water by transmitting sound pulses into water. The time interval between emission and return of a pulse is recorded, which is then used to determine the depth of water. The horizontal locations of the soundings are determined by connecting our GPS units to the echo sounding equipment. Combining these two technologies has allowed us to provide precise and accurate topography survey of rivers, channels, and lake bottoms that are not achievable with traditional surveying equipment. Long Engineering, Inc. has utilized echo sounding technology for surveys of the Savannah River, Lake Jackson, and the Middle Oconee River.
We are pleased to announce that Long Engineering, Inc. has opened a Birmingham, AL office. This is an extension of our Transportation Division and will provide engineering services in conjunction with the Atlanta office. The primary design services in this division will include roadway and bridge design as well as hydraulic design.
Three new people with extensive roadway design experience have joined us in the Birmingham office to accomplish this effort. Anthony Kanburis, PE will lead the division and is supported by Marc Thompson, senior project manager and Chris Maloney, senior project engineer.
Robbie Frizzell, Gary Tillman, Smone Belay, Paul Liles and Bill Ingalsbe in Atlanta will join in this division with their expertise to round out the group and expand our capabilities in these areas.
Long Engineering, Inc. hosted its summer interns to a farewell outing at Murph’s restaurant located at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Our Construction Engineering & Inspection (CEI) interns had the opportunity to work on the high profile, $834 million dollar Northwest Corridor project. LONG has provided up to 25 inspectors to complete field engineering and inspection services on 39 bridges, 100 retaining walls, and both concrete and asphalt paving. During this project, our interns learned how to inspect steel and erosion control, pour barrier wall, drive pile, perform concrete testing, and learned about super & sub bridge structures. In addition, all of our CEI interns received their field concrete certification as well as their Level 1A erosion control certification. During the outing, our CEI interns had the opportunity to take a picture with the MLB Hall of Fame player himself; Dale Murphy.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Long Engineering, Inc. is pleased to join with Associated Builders and Contractors, one of the leading organizations representing America’s business community and the merit shop construction industry.
The Auburn Avenue Research Library is the first library in the southeast dedicated to the study and research of African American culture and history. The project included a 2,800 square foot addition and renovation to the existing 56,00 square foot building resulting in a new auditorium, archive space, café and gift shop. Long Engineering, Inc. provided civil design, permitting services, and input on civil related LEED points. The project was certified LEED Gold. Long Engineering, Inc. designed an inexpensive stormwater management system despite very limited space on site, ADA parking and access to building, and improvements of sidewalks along Auburn Avenue where there are Olympic hexagonal pavers. The Auburn Avenue Research Library for African-American Culture and History received the 2017 Award of Excellence from the Atlanta Urban Design Commission.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia was established in Cobb County Georgia in 1973 at the invitation of Governor Jimmy Carter and for more than 40 years has been providing new hopes, new dreams, and new choices for children, adolescents and young adults struggling with emotional and behavioral health challenges. Long Engineering, Inc. partnered with Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health to provide site and grading plans for their newly built amphitheater and stage. The project also features an ADA compliant access to the facility. Long Engineering, Inc. donated their services on this project in an effort to give back to the community providing faculty members with a gateway to better educate their students.