LDA Engineering promotes Matt Movahed to senior vice president

LDA Engineering has promoted Matthew “Matt” Movahed to senior vice president of engineering. In this role, he will serve as a member of the executive leadership team and will manage all engineering team members and their assignments to projects and programs. “Matt sets the example as a leader and excels in his engineering expertise,” said Jason Brooks, CEO of LDA … Read More

Annoor Academy of Knoxville team takes top honors in Future City Competition

LDA Engineering hosts regional STEM event for students to address solutions to sustainability issues A team from Annoor Academy of Knoxville won first place in the Future City Competition, a middle school science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program, and will move to the national competition in February in Washington, DC. For the sixth consecutive year, LDA Engineering has participated … Read More

Treatment Facility Response to Covid-19

The measures that treatment facilities and operators are taking during the time of this virus (COVID-19) are not typical and may seem drastic. However, the actions they are taking help ensure the continuation of water supply and wastewater treatment.

Johnson City – Continuing Redevelopment through the Epidemic

What started as a comprehensive Downtown drainage study in 2008 has evolved into a multiple phase redevelopment effort for Johnson City. Several capital improvement projects over recent years, including the construction of Founders Park and King Commons, have alleviated flooding issues, created beautiful and useable green space, and promoted economic redevelopment in and around the Downtown District.

New Water Quality Technology Program at Pellissippi State

In 2017, when Pellissippi State Community College applied for an ATE grant through the National Science Foundation to fund the establishment of a new program to prepare students for careers in water and wastewater treatment plants, LDA Engineering enthusiastically supported that effort.   We understood fully the need that public utilities and private companies have for water/wastewater certified operators and the … Read More

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 Celebrates 150 Years

Congratulations to Johnson City, Tennessee on its 150th anniversary!  The city kicked off its year of special commemorative events last January with the revealing of the 1969 time capsule and finished up in December with a community celebration in King Commons Park and the sealing of a new time capsule.

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.

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

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.