LDA Engineering Hires Mark Harrison As Client Service Manager in Chattanooga

Monday, July 14, 2014

LDA Engineering has announced the hiring of Mark Harrison, P.E., P.G., as client service manager to provide engineering project management and client services to the Chattanooga metro area, including North Georgia and North Alabama.

“Mark is a great addition to the LDA Engineering team in Chattanooga,” said Jason Brooks, president and CEO of LDA Engineering. “His experience working in Hamilton County, coupled with his passion and expertise in the industry, will ensure that our clients receive the best solutions and customer service.”

Harrison will be involved in research, design, documentation and additional engineering project work for clients in Chattanooga. 

“I am looking forward to continuing the great work of LDA Engineering in the Chattanooga community,” Mr.

Harrison said. “Hamilton County is a great place to do business, and I’m proud to work with all of our clients in the area to solve their infrastructure challenges.”

He has more than 18 years of experience in infrastructure engineering, including his most recent position as the chief engineer for the Hamilton County Water & Wastewater Treatment Authority. Mr. Harrison also has operated Mountain Creek Engineering, Inc. in Chattanooga since 2008 and taught at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga as an adjunct professor since 2012.

Mr. Harrison graduated from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in geology and from the University of Tennessee in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. He earned a master’s degree in environmental engineering from UT in 2001. Harrison is a member of multiple industry organizations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers.


TNECD Awards ThreeStar Competitive Enhancement Grants To Marion, McMinn And 9 Other Tennessee Counties

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced Friday the 11 counties that will receive ThreeStar Competitive Enhancement Grants.  The grants will be used for a variety of local programs addressing public safety, health, education and workforce development.  The eleven communities receiving ThreeStar Competitive Enhancement Grants include ... (click for more)

New And Used Vehicle Sales Rise In June

New vehicle sales in Hamilton County increased to 1,040 in June and used vehicle sales increased to 3,533 according to figures from the County Clerk's office.  That compares to 1,223 new vehicles sold and 3,591 used vehicles sold in June last year.  Totals for June included 457 new cars and 583 new trucks sold. They included 1,788 used cars and 1,745 used trucks sold. (click for more)

Spiegel Says Walker County Could Make Payments On $8,705,000 Hutcheson Debt; James Says Letter is Heavy-Handed

Erlanger Health System CEO Kevin Spiegel has written Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell to say that Erlanger would consider taking payments on the $8,705,000 Hutcheson debt. Stuart James, special counsel for Walker County, called the overture "heavy-handed." Walker County earlier offered a $1.3 million "global settlement" that was rejected by Erlanger. Catoosa County ... (click for more)

Customer At East Ridge Gas Station Shoots And Kills Robber; He Had Been Trying To Take Female Clerk With Him

East Ridge Police said a customer at an East Ridge gas station early Thursday morning shot a robber, who was then found by police lying outside the station and was arrested.  The robber has died.  His name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin. At 1:47 a.m., East Ridge Police responded to 4011 Ringgold Road, the Marathon Service Station, on ... (click for more)

A Disturbing Trend At Exit 11 - And Response (6)

So, am I the first to notice a trend?   How many wrecks does exit 11 need before anyone asks "whats up with that?"  I have lost count of the wrecks that continue to happen, even after last year's awful loss of life (which I believe 51 percent of the blame should fall on the THP officer on duty).  The problem with this section of interstate are sight lines ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden This July

I can never remember a day in July when my garden, my lawn, my dogwood tree, and my ferns are all wilting for lack of rain. Right now we are more than eight inches under our average rainfall for the first six months and, on this wonderful weekend, those who love firecrackers are urged to keep a pail of water in case a spark could cause a fire. On the other hand, every July 4 th ... (click for more)