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Collegiate Academic Commons

[metaslider id=4184]   Highlights Location Richmond, VA Project Manager(s) Dave Spriggs, PE Services Provided Structural Engineering Site Development and Infrastructure Surveying/Scanning Completion Date 2013 Draper Aden Associates provided structural engineering for Collegiate Academic Commons, a one-story, multi-use educational building, approximately 27,000 SF. It is located to the east of the existing Hershey Auditorium and to the north of the existing Science Classroom building. The building is steel-framed, with tube-framed trusses, steel tube columns, beams and open web steel joists. It has an 8-sided tower element and sloped roof surfaces using over-framed light-gauge trusses. Walls feature steel stud wall framing with masonry veneer, and aluminum framed storefront assemblies. Interior functions include a Media Center, Café, Classrooms, Meeting Rooms and support spaces. Design was developed as a Building Information Model (BIM) using Revit software. This is a LEED Silver Building.   [wpbgallery id=4189] ...

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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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Libbie Mill Office Building

[metaslider id=4715]   Highlights Location Henrico County, VA Project Manager(s) Dave Spriggs, PE Services Provided Structural Engineering Completion Date Ongoing Draper Aden Associates provided structural engineering services for a 48,000 SF, 2-story building with 19,000 SF of retail occupancy at the first floor and 24,000 square feet of office use above.  The first floor features a breezeway “arcade” through the building, with storefront facing that space.  The construction features structural steel framing, composite steel beams at the second floor and open web steel joists at the roof.  Foundations are reinforced concrete spread footings.  This project involved the collaborative use of Autodesk Revit on a design team’s Building Information Model (BIM).   [wpbgallery id=4711] ...

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East End Theater

[metaslider id=4524]   Highlights Location Richmond, VA Project Manager(s) Dave Spriggs, PE Services Provided DA Virtual Construction DA Economic Development Surveying/Scanning Structural Engineering Completion Date 2015 Draper Aden Associates helped to preserve a community landmark through work on the neglected East End Theater in Richmond’s historical Church Hill neighborhood. We handled the structural engineering needs for the renovation as well as the expansion. Since no documentation was available for the building, Draper Aden Associates utilized new technology to create an interactive building information model (BIM) for the structure. This scanning technology was critical to the project because it showed that, although the roof was gone, the roof framing could still be used, saving the developer $100,000 and making the renovation more feasible. The firm utilized self-supporting floors in order to create commercial space and two floors of apartments. Challenged by poor soil conditions and the need to maintain the existing shell of the theater, Draper Aden Associates solved a variety of issues using innovative solutions and...

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OrthoVirginia Medical Office Building

[metaslider id=4224]   Highlights Location Hanover, VA Project Manager(s) Dave Spriggs, PE Services Provided Structural Engineering Completion Date 2015 Draper Aden Associates provided structural engineering for this three-story, 60,000 SF medical office building located in the Memorial Regional Medical Center in Hanover County, Virginia.  The building features composite steel beam and girder floor framing, open web steel joist and steel beam roof framing, steel stud and glass curtain walls, conventional spread footings and concrete slab on grade.  Special building features included one cantilevered entrance canopy, an exterior wall glass curtain wall stair enclosure and glass curtain wall lobby and entry feature.  This project involved the use of Autodesk Revit on a design team’s Building Information Model (BIM).   [wpbgallery id=4228] ...

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