Chili Cook Off at LONG

Recently, we had our prestigious Annual Chili cookoff. From venison to pork, vegetable to chicken, the competition was truly fierce. But a one Miss Brandie Harris hailed above them all with her pork and beef concoction. She is granted bragging rights for the year as well as our fabulous trophy that #JacobMewbourne reluctantly handed over after proudly displaying this past year.

Thank you to all of our participants. And thank you for feeding the office for lunch 😉

#GoLong #TeamCulture #Winning

Company Connection

To show appreciation to our amazing team, we were happy to get everyone together at Mac McGee’s for a company Happy Hour!
Happy Hour is the best hour. Needless to say, we had a blast!
We appreciate the hard work and contributions of our team members to the success of our company.
Thank you for all that you do!
Check out some photos below:
#Team #golong #employeeappreciation #happyhour

AWARD for The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design

We are excited to announce that The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design has won the 2022 Chrysalis Award for its category!

The Chrysalis Awards were created to support broadening the conversation between the green building industry and our green community. The awards support and recognize the people and projects within our community that represent the breadth of what sustainability means from a high-performance building to an urban farm feeding a neighborhood, to a material with a low carbon footprint, to a thriving green team within a company.

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design is a $30M, eco-friendly, structure on 1.44 acres that is integrated into the EcoCommons space on the Georgia Tech campus. This 42,500 SF 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.

Lord Aeck Sargent was the architect for this project, and their very own Joshua Gassman accepted the award last night, November 15th. Mike Thurman, Long’s president, was in attendance for the awards ceremony and we certainly appreciate all the hard work and effort involved from all of our Civil Site staff for this project which was led by our VP of Civil Site Design Andrew Pankopp, PE, LEED AP Pankopp.

LONG worked in conjunction with the architect to prepare a site plan that met the goals for the project, as well as providing a wide array of services for this project which included Site Design, Stormwater Management, Permitting, Construction Documents, Construction Period Services, Land Surveying, and Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE).

We are very proud to have played a part of this important project and we would like to further congratulate Mike Thurman Aeck Sargent and the rest of the consultants on this amazing achievement!

Hospital Expanasion with LONG

LONG was proud to be a part of the expansion project for the Northside Hospital Cherokee located in Canton, Georgia.
The Hospital added two extra floors onto its existing main patient tower. This expansion provides 53 additional hospital beds while also adding providing extra room for its emergency department and radiology services.
Our team provided complete site design services for this addition. Services included a demolition plan to remove storm drainage, water gas and electric lines, pavements, steps and portions of the existing building. A challenge to this project, besides the limited space for the facility, was the extensive tie-backs into the area from a 20-foot high retaining wall. This limited construction loading and locations for foundations and utilities. Site improvements included a new circular drive, drop off and pedestrian improvements below the tower. New storm drainage piping, water and fire lines were installed to serve the building.
Cherokee County has grown rapidly over the past 15 years and is now the sixth largest county in the Atlanta region. Northside Hospital Cherokee needed to be able to grow in order to adequately serve its community and LONG is happy to have played a pivotal role in that process.

LONG and The Arts

LONG was proud to be a part of the construction of Lawrenceville Performing Arts Center. The Center is a $31 million, 50,000 square foot addition to Lawrenceville’s Aurora Theater.
The Center includes a 500-seat theater with an orchestra pit, a convertible cabaret theater for smaller crowds and additional rehearsal space. The Center is home to Georgia’s second largest professional theater company and has one of the largest stages in the state.
Long Engineering (LONG) prepared demolition plans, a detailed site and grading plan (including improvements for front door drop off on North Clayton Street) and a utility and erosion control plan.
The Center has been open for almost a year now and is home to so many spectacular productions.

LONG World Cup 2026

It’s official: the FIFA World Cup is coming to Atlanta! The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be the largest edition of the world’s most popular sporting event yet and the Mercedes-Benz stadium has been chosen to host.
“Our stadium was built to host world-class events, and we are honored to continue that tradition in 2026 with the World Cup” said Arthur M. Blank, Owner and Chairman of The Blank Family of Businesses, including Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
As Atlanta’s Mayor Andre Dickens put it best, “Atlanta is a soccer town…. And we will welcome folks from all over the world to fill every seat in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in 2026.”
LONG provided services including Land Surveying, Civil Engineering/Site Design, Utility Coordination & Design, and Construction Staking to the development of the Mercedes-Benz stadium. We are incredibly excited to see one of our projects being used to its fullest potential.
#golong #worldcup2026

Work and Play LONG

LONG recently had the pleasure of participating in the Georgia Utility Contractors Association’s Summer Golf Tournament at the Indian Hills Golf Club in Marietta, Georgia.

GUCA has been in business for over 40 years as a construction trade association representing contractors who install or rehabilitate new and existing underground utility systems. This organization serves as a voice for the underground utility industry through educational opportunities, networking events, etc.
It was a wonderful day a round of golf and it was just as wonderful to connect in person with Utility Contractors network.

#golong #engineering


LONG Hard Work Pays Off

On Sept. 16, the University of North Georgia officially opened the Cottrell Center for Business, Technology & Innovation at the school’s Dahlonega campus. LONG teamed up with Cooper Carry to provide services including Civil Engineering/Site Design, Construction Documentation, and Permitting. We were so excited for this grand opening and we look forward to seeing the opportunities this facility will be able to offer its students.

Great job to our Project Leaders Andrew Pankopp, PE, LEED APDavid Mckenney, P.E. and our Project Engineers Ric Menchaca and Nicholas Sauer, EIT
“If anyone doubts that a building can be transformative, I wish you could have been with us over the past month when we saw our new home for the first time and began to settle in,” MCCB Dean Mary Gowan said. “We are living into our new space very, very well.” 
#newproject #golong

Congrats to this LONG Star!

We are pleased to announce Bobby Shayan, PE‘s new role as Vice President of Civil Site Design!

Mr. Shayan has over 24 years of Civil Engineering experience. Throughout his career, Mr. Shayan has been providing civil engineering services for the City of Atlanta and in its surrounding metropolitan areas, with a majority of the projects focused in the Federal and Commercial markets. His primary clients have included the U.S. Army Corps Engineers (USACE), Duke Energy, and the U.S. Air Force. Civil Site Design projects have included commercial shopping centers anchored by National Retailers, such as Walmart Stores, Inc., QuickTrip Corporation, Lidl US Stores, Inc., and Cypress Acquisitions, LLC.
We are proud to have you on our team – Congratulations Bobby!
#team #golong #promotion