Today’s Minds Tapping into Tomorrow’s Future City

Future City is a STEM program for middle school students to imagine, research, and design sustainable cities of the future. These students use their creative minds to collaborate in teams to design innovative solutions and sustainable cities of tomorrow. The student teams work with engineering professionals and teachers as mentors throughout the year in the development of their future city.

Johnson City’s New Tannery Knob Water Reservoir After One Year

LDA Engineering team members Steve Bostic and Reuben Robertson recently assisted the Project Team members to perform the one-year, construction-warranty inspection for the new five million-gallon Tannery Knob water reservoir in Johnson City. The new prestressed concrete reservoir, which was completed in September 2018, replaced a 1940’s-era concrete reservoir. It provides more system storage for water that is used to … Read More

Development Versus Infrastructure

The economy is thriving in 2019 and everyone is attempting to make the most of it, including developers.  Land prices are increasing as large tracts are not as readily available near municipalities. Whether commercial or residential, development increases the tax base for municipalities, which helps fund the local and state infrastructure programs.

LDA Hires Jason Elliott as Senior Project Manager/Associate Engineer

LDA Engineering is excited to welcome Jason Elliott, PE, CPESC, to the firm’s leadership team. Based in our Alcoa office, Jason is joining LDA’s team as a Senior Project Manager and Associate Engineer.  He will be managing civil and transportation projects as part of a team working with clients to build stronger, happier communities across Tennessee, Kentucky, and the Southeast … Read More

City of Alcoa Celebrates Its Centennial

The City of Alcoa was chartered by the Tennessee General Assembly on July 1, 2019.  Only two months later, the City began its first paving and sewer program.  As the City of Alcoa celebrates this centennial year, LDA Engineering salutes the City and its Public Works and Engineering Department, which envisions a quality community built on foundations of the past … Read More

LDA Hires Tazio Qubeck, PE as Senior Client Services Manager

LDA Engineering is excited to welcome Tazio Qubeck, PE, to the firm’s leadership team. Based in our Nashville office, Tazio is joining LDA’s Middle Tennessee team as a Principal and Senior Client Services Manager.  He will be supporting business development, tracking and overseeing projects, providing technical expertise, and supporting team members in working with clients to build stronger, happier communities … Read More

LDA to provide consulting engineering services for greenway extension

The Industrial Development Board of Blount County has awarded a contract to LDA Engineering to provide consulting engineering services related to the design and construction of the Denso Greenway Trail Extension. The project consists of approximately 4,600 linear feet of a multi-modal greenway that follows ADA standards and includes pedestrian lighting and several locations where a boardwalk might be necessary … Read More

Tax Increment Financing

By Kim Chaney-Bay Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is an economic development tool used by local governments to pay for public infrastructure and other improvements related to a particular development project.

Future City Tennessee Kicks Off the New Program Year

Future City, a project-based learning program where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future, has just announced the 2019/2020 competition challenge!  This year’s special challenge — to choose a threat to the city’s water supply and design a resilient system to maintain a reliable supply of clean drinking water.