Dan Manns, PE
Director - Facilities & Building Engineering
Dan leads LDG’s LEED® accredited Facilities and Building Engineering team of mechanical, electrical, and structural engineers who have designed award-winning facilities for clients throughout the nation. The group is known for driving innovation in integrating alternative energy sources such as natural gas, hydrogen and waste-to-synthetic crude oil for transit and materials recycling applications. The team also has designed large machinery installation for an S&P 500 food manufacturer without interrupting production and healthcare buildings utilizing cost-effective pre-fabricated components, among others.
Among Dan’s current roles is overseeing the overhaul of existing underground electrical and telecommunications systems at the Pittsburgh International Airport. Under his leadership, LDG serves diverse market sectors, ranging from military, industrial and healthcare to retail, municipal and higher education. His own experience also includes installations across the lower 48 and Alaska and, among others, he has supported international projects in Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Qatar.
As a partner of Cambridge Companies, LDG captured ENR Magazine’s Best Project Award (Southwest Region) for the 110,000 sq. ft. Southern Nevada Recycling Center in Las Vegas, owned by Republic Services and the largest single-stream recycling facility in the United States. In a public-private partnership with LDG, Trillium and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, 29 compressed natural gas fueling stations and 22 repair garage modifications are under construction to serve 1,600 buses for transit authorities statewide, one of the largest and first P3 programs for U.S. transit fueling. The Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Technology Council and Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers have lauded the program, praised by PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards for “advancing Governor Wolf’s efforts to help generate a market for abundant, cleaner burning natural gas.”