“We are visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most. During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives. If you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life.” – The Dalai Lama
Batture was founded on a shared desire to give back to the city. The owners of Batture – Bob Mora and Jenny Snape – first met while working with the New Orleans chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Today, community work is an integral part of our philosophy, where paid projects and pro bono projects are held with equal importance and priority. It’s just what we do. It’s just who we are.
In fact, Batture is the only civil engineering company to be accepted into the business program at Propeller, the New Orleans non-profit that works with companies with a social mission. Through this work, Batture has developed metrics for pro bono hours, pro bono investment, and social and environmental impacts.
For example, in the area of water management, Batture tracks the number of gallons of rain runoff our projects divert from the storm drain system, which reduces wear and tear, lessens flooding, and lowers pollution running into Lake Pontchartrain. Batture is also measuring the social and environmental impacts of coastal projects.
While some of us are locals and others are transplants, we all share the same passion for helping New Orleans thrive in the face of coastal erosion and rising seas. With a unique combination of experience and youth, powered by the latest technologies in the industry, Batture is ready and willing to meet the challenge.