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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 two primary objectives of LDDI are:

  1. Improving land development design education, including increasing student awareness of land development design as a career path
  2. Increasing interaction between practitioners and undergraduate civil engineering students at Virginia Tech

The Initiative has made significant strides to improve land development design education at Virginia Tech and to increase student awareness of land development design as a career path. The Initiative also promotes the interaction between students and practitioners. LDDI now involves more than 70 engineering and land development firms, many of which provide financial support. Regarding corporate sponsorships, LDDI is an Virginia Tech Academic Partnership Program, a program specifically aimed at encouraging corporate/academic collaboration.  As such, corporate sponsorships are not tax-deductible, but varying levels of sponsorships carry different types of benefits to the sponsors themselves.  Click the button to learn more...

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Four committees support LDDI:
  1. Curriculum and Course Enhancement Committee (CCEC)
  2. Practitioner Involvement Committee (PIC)
  3. Outreach Committee (OC)
  4. Research and Development Committee (RDC)

If you have questions about LDDI or would like to become involved, please contact us!

 

News and Announcements
  • July 2014 Summer Meeting

    On Friday, July 18th, LDDI hosted its annual summer meeting at the Virginia Housing Center in Richmond.  The meeting was the largest summer gathering in LDDI's eight-year history!  Following a presentation by LDDI students and a program update by LDDI Coordinator Dr. Randy Dymond, attendees heard a talk on Virginia's new stormwater management regulations delivered by Fred Cunningham, Director Virginia Department of Environmental Quality / Office of Water Permits and Compliance Assistance.    To download Mr. Cunningham's talk as a pdf file, click here.

    Following Mr. Cunningham's talk, Dr. Dymond and Kevin Young presented a case study on Virginia's Runoff Reduction Method, followed by comments by Bruce McGranahan (Fairfax County) and Roy Waugh (Bowman Consulting, Chair of the LDDI Advisory Board).  Presentation material from Friday's meeting will be available for download from the LDDI website (www.lddi.cee.vt.edu) following final approval from DEQ.  The next meeting of LDDI's general membership will be in January 2015 in northern Virginia.  Keep your eyes peeled for your invitation!

  • July 2014 Summer Meeting

    On Friday, July 18th, LDDI will host its annual summer meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Virginia Housing Center at Innsbrook, located at 4224 Cox Road in Glen Allen.  We will kick things off with a coffee social at 8am, followed by student presentations and an LDDI update and then a special presentation on the new Virginia Stormwater Management regulations to be delivered by Fred Cunningham, Director Virginia Department of Environmental Quality / Office of Water Permits and Compliance Assistance.  A case study on the new regulations will also be presented.  Meeting attendees will be awarded 2 PDH credits.  There are no fees associated with the meeting, but if you would like to attend kindly RSVP to Kevin Young (keyoung@vt.edu) before COB on Friday, July 11th.

  • 2014 Spring Career Fair Social

    On Tuesday, February 11th from 5:30-7:30pm, LDDI will host “Land Development Career Night” at the Hokie House in Blacksburg. Career night serves as LDDI’s hallmark networking event, and provides an opportunity for students and practitioners to connect prior to Virginia Tech’s Civil & Environmental Engineering Career Fair. We hope you’ll join us for free food and an opportunity to expand your professional network.

 


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LDDI Coordinator

Dr. Randy Dymond
220-C Patton Hall
Via Dept. of Civil & Env. Engineering
750 Drillfield Drive
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Tel. : (540) 231-9023
E-mail: dymond(at)vt.edu

LDDI Assistant Coordinator

Mr. Kevin Young
308 Patton Hall
Via Dept. of Civil & Env. Engineering
750 Drillfield Drive
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Tel.: (540) 231-2474
E-mail: keyoung(at)vt.edu