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.
Construction for Phase 1 of a long-term improvement plan for the Alcoa Duck Pond has officially begun.
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 spot in Carter County.
On Thursday, February 21st, Chattanooga held its Engineers Week Banquet at the DoubleTree Hotel. Engineers Week (“E-Week”) was founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and is among the oldest of America’s professional engineering outreach efforts. The banquet is the culmination of E-Week, which included various engineering related activities, tours, seminars and even STEM competitions for local school children.
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, 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). Participants attend sessions in various locations across the region.
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.
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, 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.