LDA Engineering leads charge on STEM initiatives in East Tennessee, contributes $250,000 in funding and employee time

LDA Engineering will commit $250,000 of employee volunteer time and financial donations over the next 10 years to school systems in Tennessee communities where its employees work, live and serve, the company announced Thursday at a ribbon-cutting event celebrating its new Blount County office. The civil and environmental engineering firm will make contributions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) … Read More

The Tennessee Stormwater Runoff Assessment Tool (RRAT)

By Lee Gentry, PE On June 18, 2015, the University of Tennessee SMART Center and TDEC conducted the inaugural design training course. The course was for the new Stormwater Runoff Reduction Assessment Tool (RRAT). I was excited to participate in the course held in Knoxville, Tennessee. The class was coordinated by Mr. Tim Gangaware, and was taught by Dr. Andrea … Read More

What is Green Infrastructure?

By Jason Foster, PE To bring attention to the topic of Green Infrastructure, LDA is doing a blog series about GI with topics including proposed GI stormwater regulations in the State of Tennessee, GI applications in stormwater and wastewater, specific GI controls such as pervious pavement and bio-retention, and GI funding. The term Green Infrastructure has been used interchangeably with … Read More

Presenting GIS

By Jim Albert Recently I gave a series of presentations to local east Tennessee schools, learning centers, and a Veterans outreach program. The purpose of these presentations was to give an introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS) and to show how GIS is used across a wide variety of careers.

Preparing to Maintain

By Mark Harrison The word of the week in Chattanooga during the first week of May was “Infiltration”. If you have been following stormwater news for the Chattanooga/Hamilton County area for the past few months, you know that the word infiltration has been a hot topic for a while. However, during this week in particular, I heard a lot about … Read More

Secret City Festival

By Mitzy Collins LDA is committed to giving back and investing in the communities where we live and work. For the third year in a row, LDA is proud to be a main event sponsor for Oak Ridge’s Secret City Festival. The importance and history of the festival to the citizens of Oak Ridge made this a great opportunity for … Read More

Engineering Global Change

By Jonathan Wallace, PE LDA’s Jonathan Wallace is committed to giving back. As a member of Engineers Without Borders Tri-Cities Chapter, he is part of the team dedicated to engineering global change.

Investing in Chattanooga’s Infrastructure

By Mark Harrison, PE LDA’s Mark Harrison and volunteers from the North River Soccer Association  gathered to participate in the Tennessee Environmental Council’s 50k Tree Day and invest in Chattanooga’s infrastructure.