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University of Richmond Pitt Baseball Stadium

[metaslider id=5527]   Highlights Location Richmond, VA Project Manager(s) Ken Piazza, Jr, PE Services Provided DA Athletics Geotechnical Engineering Site Development and Infrastructure Construction Materials Testing Surveying/Scanning Completion Date 2014 Draper Aden Associates provided civil engineering services, construction quality assurance, and surveying for the conversion of the natural grass baseball field at Pitt Field to custom-designed synthetic turf including the Richmond Spider logo prominently displayed in center field. The detailed scope of services included: Conceptual designs for constructing one grass field and one synthetic turf fields, playable for soccer and lacrosse Provided full detailing for the synthetic turf system Permitted POD documents through Henrico County utilizing a structural BMP for water quality calculations Bid phase services including prequalification and assistance with bidders and final contract award to general contractor and synthetic turf vendor Provided a geotechnical study for groundwater, subsurface conditions, and infiltration rates   [wpbgallery id=5532] ...

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St. Gertrude High School Outdoor Athletics Center

[metaslider id=4319]   Highlights Location Henrico County, VA Project Manager(s) Ken Piazza, Jr, PE Services Provided DA Athletics Geotechnical Engineering Site Development and Infrastructure Construction Materials Testing Surveying/Scanning Completion Date 2014 Saint Gertrude High School (SGHS) turned to Draper Aden Associates to re-envision and revise their master plan for a 13.13-acre piece of land. The original concept included a track and field stadium, athletic training facility, and parking to serve the undeveloped property. However, SGHS wanted to explore additional opportunities for use including field and playing surfaces their athletics programs desperately needed. In a collaborative effort between SGHS and Draper Aden Associates, the re-envisioned concept and subsequent design included an artificial turf field, a multi-purpose natural turf field, a softball field, six tennis courts, an athletic training facility, concessions, an events pavilion, and an interpretive walking trail throughout the Outdoor Athletics Center. The new complex now provides a home for all outdoor athletic programs at a single location which gives...

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Plains All American Yorktown Terminal

[metaslider id=4975]   Highlights Location Yorktown, VA Project Manager(s) Lee White, LS Services Provided Surveying/Scanning Subsurface Utility Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Site Development and Infrastructure Completion Date 2015 The Yorktown Terminal unloading facility project area is located on 650 acres of industrial land formerly known as Yorktown Refinery. Draper Aden Associates (DAA) has been heavily involved in providing surveying and engineering services as part of the $110 million dollar expansion. The construction of 34,000 LF of new railroad and a 104 unit train unloading facility has allowed DAA to perform Subsurface Utility Engineering, test holes, courthouse research, geodetic control, topographic surveying, near-shore bathymetric surveys, pipe modeling from 3D laser scanning, machine control modeling, easement plats, wetland location, construction stakeout and as-builts. DAA also provided site planning and civil engineering services to assist the project team in obtaining approvals from York County, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for project approvals to construct the proposed site improvements. The project and facility improvements...

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Richmond International Airport

[metaslider id=4854]   Highlights Location Richmond, VA Project Manager(s) Dave Spriggs, PE Services Provided Structural Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Surveying/Scanning Completion Date Various Over the years, Draper Aden Associates has provided numerous services for the Richmond International Airport. Services included structural engineering, survey, geotechnical engineering, stormwater and sanitary sewer mapping, construction stakeout, site planning and engineering, and subsurface exploration. Projects have included New Terminal Building, Arresting System Removal at Air National Guard (ANG), SIDA & AOA Security/Access Gates Upgrades, Richmond Commuter, Airport Receiving Warehouse, Central Plant Building, Hertz Administration Building and Car Wash, Alamo Car Rental Main Lot Renovation, ATCT and Base Building Geotechnical Investigation, Airport Runway 220 Core Drilling, and Aviation Hangars Relocation, Alterations, and Additions.   [wpbgallery id=4859] ...

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American Electric Glen Lyn Pond

[metaslider id=4773]   Highlights Location Glen Lyn, VA Project Manager(s) Lindsay Weiford Services Provided Geotechnical Engineering Construction Materials Testing Completion Date 2014 Draper Aden Associates provided Construction Quality Assurance for a 12-acre closure for a fly ash holding basin involving preparation of subgrade soils, installation of 30-mil PVC liner -Geocomposite, and placement of protective cover soils. The project also included very sensitive erosion and sediment control measures due to the proximity of the new river and the fly ash. Additional services included surveying and final closure plat.   [wpbgallery id=4768] ...

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Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO)

[metaslider id=4755]   Highlights Location Charles County, MD Project Manager(s) Ken Piazza, Jr, PE Services Provided Geotechnical Engineering Construction Materials Testing Completion Date 2014 Draper Aden Associates Geotechnical and Construction Services Division performed Quality Control and Inspection services for the SMECO Southern Maryland Reliability Project. The project consists of the construction and installation of a 230 kV underground transmission line running from the NRC riser location to the Town Creek riser location. Our services included earthwork inspections relating to subgrade strength verification, field density testing of general site earthwork as well as utility line backfill. We also performed testing and inspection of concrete and flowable thermal backfill (FTB) including reinforcing steel inspection and verification, concrete placement and compressive strength testing. We also provided the laboratory services for any earthwork or concrete testing that was required.   [wpbgallery id=4759] ...

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Virginia State Capitol

[metaslider id=4449]   Highlights Location Richmond, VA Project Manager(s) Charlie Kreye, PE Services Provided Site Development and Infrastructure Subsurface Utility Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Environmental Engineering Utilities Engineering Construction Materials Testing Completion Date 2007 Draper Aden Associates was part of the design team for the planning and design of the complete renovation to the Virginia State Capitol and surrounding Capitol Square. The design completely replaced the existing building systems, added a 27,000 square foot building extension, related infrastructure and landscape improvements in Capitol Square. The project was designed to meet current programming needs, addressed the 2007 statewide celebration plans, and extended the useful life of the historic Virginia State Capitol. Draper Aden Associates assembled complete base mapping for the Capitol Square, including some subsurface utility verification and supplemental ground surveys. We conducted a hydrogeologic study to determine anticipated impacts of groundwater and conducted a geotechnical study that included subsurface investigation, materials testing, and engineering consultation for the structural designs. We...

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San-J International Inc.

[metaslider id=4445]   Highlights Location Henrico, VA Project Manager(s) Charlie Kreye, PE Services Provided Site Development and Infrastructure Surveying/Scanning Subsurface Utility Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Completion Date 2017 Draper Aden Associates performed a feasibility study, site plan evaluation, and programming assistance for the proposed expansion at the San-J facility on Sprouse Drive in Henrico County. When the project was approved in 2015, DAA continued to work on the 5.7 acre expansion and new building. The 43,000 SF expansion allows San-J to double its soy sauce production, while the new 15,000 SF building provides an intake space for raw materials. The entire project will include construction of the expansion and new building, parking lots, new roads, utilities, and all related site infrastructure.   [wpbgallery id=4443] ...

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The Richmond Kickers Youth Soccer Club

[metaslider id=4300]   Highlights Location Richmond, VA Project Manager(s) Ken Piazza, Jr, PE Services Provided DA Athletics Construction Materials Testing Geotechnical Engineering Completion Date 2012 The Richmond Kickers Youth Soccer Club (RKYSC) was envisioned as a place for children to play youth league soccer and experience the joy of sports. Initially, Draper Aden Associates was brought into the RKYSC project to help refine the scope and budget through Value Engineering. These Value Engineering efforts resulted in innovative site modifications to address environmental concerns, materials selection, and renegotiated construction contracts. Our geotechnical engineers helped to mitigate unsuitable fill material to create a balanced site, which eliminated the cost of transporting excess dirt. Additionally, during construction, our field technicians provided Quality Control for the installation of both synthetic turf and sodded athletic fields. The completed RKYSC facility consists of 7 lighted athletic fields, serves as the home of the Richmond Kickers Youth Soccer Club, and hosts a variety of...

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Springfield Road Landfill

[metaslider id=4212]   Highlights Location Henrico County, VA Project Manager(s) Mike Lawless, PG Services Provided Construction Materials Testing Environmental Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Stormwater Management Waste Resource Engineering Completion Date Ongoing Draper Aden Associates has worked with Henrico County on key components of the Springfield Road Landfill (SRLF) facility for nearly 20 years. Draper Aden Associates has successfully completed the following services for the County: Engineering and Consulting: Draper Aden Associates has provided design, permitting, and implementation of multiple expansions and closures at the Springfield Road Landfill. Construction and CQA Services: Henrico County utilizes its internal construction services team to provide daily inspection services for all of its construction projects. Landfill Gas Services: Henrico County generates revenue from an agreement with a landfill gas (LFG)-to-energy vendor, Ingenco. Draper Aden Associates maintains and optimizes the LFG wellfield to maximize these resources. Environmental and Groundwater Services: Over the years, Draper Aden Associates has successfully managed the environmental monitoring program at the Springfield Road landfill and has saved the County significant money with innovative approaches and advocating on...

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