Author: Jeff Lighthiser

Our North Carolina Growth Continues with the Acquisition of Solutions-IES

It was just last week that I first shared the news about Draper Aden Associates’ new presence in the Triangle region with our office in Raleigh. I already have another exciting development to share regarding our firm’s growth in North Carolina. Draper Aden has acquired Solutions-IES (“Solutions”), an award-winning environmental consulting, engineering, and remediation firm that partners with clients on collaborative solutions to both routine and highly complex environmental challenges. We’re delighted to welcome Solutions to the Draper Aden Associates team as this partnership will enhance our firm and allow us to better serve clients in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill corridor and throughout North Carolina. Solutions is an innovative firm that has developed the top bioremediation technology used around the country. It also was the first firm in North Carolina to handle risk-based remediation in the state. Solutions provides a number of offerings to clients, including Soil and Groundwater Remediation, Environmental Technology...

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Draper Aden Expands with New Raleigh Office

In order to better serve our existing clients, support further growth, and become true community partners, Draper Aden expanded our presence in North Carolina with the opening of an office in Raleigh. The firm has experienced significant growth in North Carolina’s Triangle region and throughout the state in recent years. Our new location in Raleigh represents an investment in the community and North Carolina. This new office, which incorporates the relocation of our Coats office to Raleigh, joins our existing presence in Fayetteville, NC.   Gordon Rose, PE, LEED AP will lead our Raleigh office and be joined by 10 exceptional team members. We are planning for additional growth in the region and this location has the capacity to support our long-term plans. Perhaps most exciting about our firm’s newest office is its location on NC State University’s Centennial Campus, a 1,000-acre advanced technology community for university, government, and industry partners located...

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The World Below: DAA Acquires ATS International, a Geophysical Services Company

  Whether it’s identifying high yield waters sources, marking hidden archaeological interests, mapping bedrock for a construction site, or detecting underground storage tanks, our newest team can save clients from future headaches. Subsurface voids/structures, 2D bedrock surface maps, time-domain EM, karst studies, slope stability, shear wave testing, seismic surveying: sounds like a list of topics in a college geophysics class. Actually they are! But they’re also services that offer a look underground. In other words, finding out about the world below before moving that first shovelful of dirt.     Being able to obtain physical information on earth and manmade materials without having to take a physical sample (also called non-destructive testing), can allow your project to proceed with confidence.  It reduces uncertainty by eliminating surprises like unknown voids and water sources. It also saves money.  A Penn State study estimated that on average $1 spent on geophysics at the beginning of a project saved...

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