- Mary Glenn Dillard (LDI) – Georgia Institute of Technology (class of 2020)
- Vanessa Diaz-Guerrero (LDI) – University of Georgia (class of 2021)
- Julie Shorey (SUE) – Georgia Institute of Technology (class of 2022)
- Tepolak Seth (LDI) – Georgia Institute of Technology (class of 2022)
- Gabriele de Figueiredo (SUE) – Georgia Southern University (class of 2023)
Long Engineering announced today the addition of Jaime F. Higgins, PLS, CP as Land Development Survey Manager. Higgins comes to Long Engineering with more than 33 years of surveying experience throughout the southeast. Mr. Higgins has extensive experience with land development surveys encompassing a wide range of projects including campus settings, residential, industrial, ALTA Land Title, and solar farms projects. Mr. Higgins is also experienced in the power, gas, light, and utility industry with inventory projects and corridor surveys.
Additionally, Mr. Higgins experience includes aerial mapping and knowledge with GPS systems including Real Time Kinematic systems, reflectorless survey technology, robotic total stations, digital levels, and First Order and Second Order Class 1 Procedures. I am thrilled for the opportunity to join the Long Engineering team,” Higgins said. “I’m excited to work with the talented team of surveying professionals at LONG, and to lead the efforts of our Land Development group while assisting with various other surveying needs of our incredible clients.”
“Bringing the best talent in the industry to our clients and prospects is one of our core principals,” said Mike Thurman, SVP. “Jaime is a great addition to our team, and we are confident in his ability to immediately spearhead our Land Surveying efforts.”
Mr. Higgin’s experience includes work at several well-recognized firms here in the greater Atlanta market, as well as professional surveyor licenses in five states including an ASPRS certification. He served as Managing Principal of Vector Technical Services, LLC; Survey Director, Travis Pruitt and Associates, Inc.; Survey Group Manager, Integrated Science and Engineering, Inc.; and Vice President, HDR Engineering, Inc., Atlanta Survey Department Manager.
Our Survey Team participated in an Axe Throwing team-building event on Friday, January 31. Will Harrison threw the best, while David Martin received Honorable Mention.
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.
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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The 2019 ASHE Georgia Bowling Tournament was a huge success with all 40 lanes occupied at Bowlero in Roswell.
The Long Engineering team, aka “The SUE Kings” defeated Michael Baker during the playoffs. Congratulations!
Check out all the results at ASHE Georgia’s website.
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.
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 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.
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.