Examples of Wade's practice experience include serving as design Engineer of Record for thousands of feet of restoration projects, and as general municipal consultant to numerous cities and projects throughout Alabama and Georgia. He has also designed living walls, performed dam inspections and breach analyses, overseen Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) compliance, assisted in development projects for industrial clients; and led shoreline restoration projects.
Wade is a frequent speaker at conferences throughout the southeastern United States. He primarily speaks on design for developing countries, naturalized stabilization measures, and Low Impact Design. He won several awards including: 2009 Thompson Engineering, Inc. (TEI) Leadership Award, 2011 TEI Model Project Award, 2012 TEI Community Service Award, and the 2015 Mobile Area Council of Engineers Civil Engineer of the Year Award. He contributed to projects that have won the 2013 Green Organisation Green Apple Award, the 2014 Partners in Environmental Progress Project Award, the 2015 Gulf Guardian Partnership Award, and he also contributed to the 2019 Partners in Environmental Progress Project Award. Wade is also a member of the Alabama Safe Dam Coalition seeking to improve dam safety throughout the state.