On July 24th, LDDI hosted more than 110 professionals and students for a series of talks, including student presentations, an update about LDDI, and featured presentations about the Virginia Stormwater Regulations – Lessons Learned after 1 Year.
The Land Development Design Initiative (LDDI) is a collaborative effort of the Via Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech with industry practitioners. The three primary objectives of LDDI are:
- Improving land development design education, including increasing student awareness of land development design as a career path
- Increasing interaction between practitioners and undergraduate civil engineering students at Virginia Tech
- Enhancing research efforts in the land development area
- Curriculum and Course Enhancement Committee (CCEC)
- Practitioner Involvement Committee (PIC)
- Outreach Committee (OC)
- Research and Development Committee (RDC)
On Tuesday, March 31st, LDDI hosted its third annual Design Charrette and Competition. In total, six student teams competed for the top prize of a $100 gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings.
In April, LDDI Assistant Coordinator Kevin Young received word that he had been awarded a College of Engineering Certificate of Teaching Excellence.
n April 24th, the LDDI Advisory Board convened on campus to elect new officers and committee chairs, review and update the program’s strategic plan and budget, critically evaluate the need for increased program resources, and discuss means of ensuring long-term sustainability.