Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design at Georgia Tech received ENR Southeast’s 2020 Best Green Project Award!

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design recently received the ENR Southeast’s 2020 Best Green Project Award! LONG was a proud member of Lord Aeck Sargent‘s team, providing civil engineering services for this ambitious green infrastructure project on Georgia Tech’s campus that was a Project of the Year finalist.

Embracing the most rigorous building performance standards in the world, the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design is a multi-disciplinary building intent on becoming the first Living Building Challenge certified facility in the Southeast.

This 47,000 s.f. building uses just one-third the energy of a similar building, generates more electricity than it uses on an annual basis from solar panels on its roof, and captures and treats rainwater for all purposes, including drinking. Nearly everything removed during construction was salvaged, recycled, or turned into another usable product. The project will serve as a living educational environment, providing hands-on learning opportunities that will be a model for the region and other identical environments worldwide.

Check out this project at https://lnkd.in/eNtVfkf!

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Long Participates in Virtual Career Fairs at Georgia Tech, Kennesaw, and Georgia Southern

It’s that time of year again! Long Engineering is looking for engineers and surveyors (full-time, internships, co-ops). If you are a civil engineering student looking for a career or internship, come see us at these upcoming (virtual) career fairs:

2020 Dates:

· Georgia Tech: September 11
· Kennesaw State: September 15
· Georgia Southern: September 30

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GT Engineered Biosystems Building Honored With AIA COTE Top 10 Award

The Georgia Institute of Technology Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB) was a $113 million, 200,000 s.f. project designed to blend the College of Engineering and College of Sciences together creating an interdisciplinary environment supporting the University’s growing research agenda in the biological sciences. Separating itself from the traditional lab structure, this 6-story facility utilizes a ‘cross-cutting’ lab design with continuous working lab space running down the spine of the building, housing creative offices and meeting rooms in the wings. In addition to the open lab neighborhoods, EBB also offers outdoor views, a water harvesting system, and other biophilic elements that foster engagement and encourage interaction between the faculty, researchers, and students.

In addition to receiving LEED Platinum, the Engineered Biosystems Building was also honored with a 2018 AIA Committee On The Environment (COTE) Top Ten Award. Long Engineering, Inc. was proud to have provided the civil engineering and site design services for this award winning facility. LONG’s services included providing full construction documents, utility and grading and drainage plans, and erosion and sediment control plans, construction administration services, as well as permitting through the City of Atlanta.

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Georgia Tech Living Building Challenge

The Georgia Tech Living Building Challenge is a $30 million, eco-friendly, structure on 1.44 acres that is integrated into Georgia Tech’s EcoCommons space on campus. This 42,500 square foot building will include a variety of innovative and state-of-the-art features with the overall goal of net-zero energy and water impact.  Long Engineering, Inc. worked in conjunction with the architect to prepare a site plan that met the goals for the project as well as preparing grading and drainage plans for the site including the design of stormwater management facilities.

This eco-friendly project includes design and implementation of 3 water pathway functions. The first water pathway function is the use of foam flush composting toilets with the compost used for the surrounding vegetation, the second function is rainwater, harvested from the building’s roof with filtration and disinfection for potable consumption, and the final is a greywater system that includes treatment for on-site use. A 1,000 gallon, primary tank will distribute greywater into a 375 square foot constructed wetland from which a 3,000 gallon irrigation filtration system will disperse flows to the irrigation system around the building. Stormwater management will replicate the hydrology of a natural forest utilizing rain gardens and infiltration ponds. This building is on schedule for completion in 2020.