Nashville’s Central Wastewater Treatment Plant

By Bart Netherland, EI For the past year and a half, a small team of LDA engineers has been using innovative design approaches to help transition an existing mid-century wastewater treatment plant to a more efficient, durable, environmentally sensitive facility. At the center of this large project is the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant, which was built in 1958 in Nashville … Read More

New Resort in Watauga Lake Area

When LDA Engineering employee Terry Grubb was in high school, he would often go up to the Watuaga Lake area in Butler, Tennessee to take in the scenic wonder.  “It has always been a beautiful, pristine place” he says.  As a vice president and project engineer at LDA, Terry now has the chance to help introduce others to this lovely … Read More

ACE Mentor Program Holds Its Year-End Banquet

The year-end banquet for the ACE Mentor Program of Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia was held on February 5, 2019 at The Church on Main in Chattanooga.  Eight high school teams completed the ACE Program this year and showcased their projects at the banquet, complete with table displays, computer and 3D scale models, and oral presentations.

Will Witcher continues to develop leadership skills

Will Witcher, Associate Engineer at LDA Engineering, is participating in the 2019 Water Professionals Leadership Academy (WPLA), which kicked off in October and ends with a graduation ceremony at the 2019 Water Professionals Conference in August.  The WPLA is sponsored by the Kentucky/Tennessee Section of the American Water Works Association (KY/TN AWWA) and the Kentucky/Tennessee Water Environment Federation (KY/TN WEA).  … Read More

2018 – Reflecting Why We do What We do

By Jason Brooks, PE What is our why at LDA Engineering? Simply put… We serve communities to help make them stronger and happier. Hmmm…so what does that look like? Strong communities have reliable, adequate and accessible infrastructure for basic needs and mobility, along with good capital improvement plans to meet the growing needs of today and well into the future.

City of Franklin Breaks Ground on $132 Million Project

On December 4, the City of Franklin broke ground on its new $132.8 million water reclamation facility upgrade project.  According to Emily Kelly, LDA Senior Consultant, the project’s expansion, upgrades, and new technology will set a benchmark for treatment plants around the state.

2018 TCAPWA & SWANA Conference

By Steve Drummer, PE The Tennessee Chapter of the American Public Works Association (TCAPWA) and the Solid Waste Association of America (SWANA) held their annual conference from October 21 – 23, 2018.  Hosted by the TCAPWA Middle Branch, the event was held at the Doubletree Downtown Hotel in Nashville.

LDA Engineering hires Reuben Robertson

LDA Engineering is pleased to welcome Reuben Robertson to our team of employees.  A graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Reuben started his job as an engineer intern at LDA in September and is based in our Johnson City office.  Reuben’s past professional experience includes working as a geotechnical engineering intern.

Jason Brooks Named 2018 “Philanthropist of the Year”

Jason Brooks, President/CEO of LDA Engineering, won the 2018 Best of Blount “Philanthropist of the Year” award at a ceremony held on November 1 at the Clayton Center for the Arts at Maryville College.  The event honors businesses, entrepreneurs, and volunteers who have contributed their time, effort, and resources on behalf of Blount County.