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Public Utility Company– Electric Distribution Underground

[metaslider id=4812]   Highlights Location Various Locations, VA Project Manager(s) Charlie Kreye, PE Services Provided Site Development and Infrastructure Surveying/Scanning Completion Date Ongoing Placing certain overhead distribution lines underground helps to improve the reliability of electric service and shorten restoration times following weather events. Draper Aden Associates, acting as a public utility company’s representative, visits the proposed project area to collect information along the proposed project route to confirm that the preliminary route plan is feasible. From that plan we draft easement plats to coincide with the proposed route for the new underground lines. Using the collected field data, the overhead removal plans are developed and the underground design plan begins. We also work closely with the right-of-way procurement team at Willbros to negotiate with homeowners the placement of above ground equipment. When the plans are completed they go through an extensive quality control using checklists we developed before being sent to the utility partner for...

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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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VCU Walter L. Rice Building

[metaslider id=4565]   Highlights Location Charles City County, VA Project Manager(s) Charlie Kreye, PE Services Provided Site Development and Infrastructure Surveying/Scanning Environmental Engineering Construction Materials Testing Completion Date 2009 Draper Aden Associates provided civil engineering design, surveying, environmental, and construction administration services for the VCU Rice Center. The project, located on 473 acres of environmentally sensitive land on the James River, is one of the finest examples of sustainable design and was the first project in Virginia to receive a LEED Platinum certification. Services included survey, wetlands delineation, Environmental Impact Report (EIR), site design and permitting, and geotechnical engineering for the 6,000 square-foot main building and small open pavilion, approximately one mile of access road, access improvements from the State road, well-based water supply system, septic disposal system, boathouse and pier, grading and drainage.   [wpbgallery id=4570] ...

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Virginia Tech Indoor Athletic Training Facility

[metaslider id=4199]   Highlights Location Blacksburg, VA Project Manager(s) Charlie Kreye, PE Services Provided DA Athletics Site Development and Infrastructure Stormwater Management Surveying/Scanning Completion Date 2014 As a subconsultant to HKS Architects, Draper Aden Associates provided survey and site planning and engineering services including grading, erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, and utilities engineering for the new Indoor Practice Facility.  The completed Virginia Tech Indoor Athletic Training Facility provides a full-sized, indoor NCAA regulation football field for the university’s football program and is suitable for other athletic programs including soccer and lacrosse. Support spaces and features include storage, convenience restrooms, videography platforms and audio / video systems. The Virginia Tech ITAF is constructed as a “punt facility” which provides 88-feet clear space along the mid-field axis and 72-feet clear along the sidelines.  Additionally, Draper Aden provided construction phase service including subsurface utilities location, construction stake-out and site/civil site observation. [wpbgallery id=4206] ...

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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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Theodore Roosevelt High School

[metaslider id=4518]   Highlights Location Washington, DC Project Manager(s) Bob Bonk, LS Services Provided DA Virtual Surveying/Scanning Completion Date 2013 Through the use of survey scanning technologies and BIM software, Draper Aden Associates provided the general contractor and project architect a 3D model of existing conditions for a 156,000 SF, three-story high school. The design and construction team was interested in a detailed model that included the location of walls (including any recesses and alcoves), doors and windows (including the extent of trim), and the extent of any wainscot tile in the building. A total of 380 scans were collected in the field and processed to form a complete point butt representation of the existing building. Once the point butt was created, the building was modeled using Autodesk Revit software, creating a comprehensive 3D representation of the entire existing high school.   [wpbgallery id=4514] ...

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VCU Academic Learning Commons

[metaslider id=4971]   Highlights Location Richmond, VA Project Manager(s) Charlie Kreye, PE Services Provided Site Development and Infrastructure Environmental Engineering Construction Materials Testing Surveying/Scanning Completion Date 2014 Draper Aden teamed with BCWH Architects to provide site planning, environmental services, engineering design, and construction administration and stakeout services for a 4-story, 102,000 SF academic classroom building located at Floyd Avenue and North Linden Street. Our specific scope of services for this project included grading, drainage, utility design (for water, fire, and sewer), environmental impact reporting, erosion and sediment control, and construction phase services. The site design portion of this project was fast-tracked and involved a site demolition/design plans. The constructed building contains an auditorium, a lecture hall, nine classrooms, and serves as office space for the School of Social Work and the Department of English. The Academic Learning Commons was awarded a LEED Gold certification for innovation in design, energy performance, and materials quality.   [wpbgallery id=4967] ...

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UVA Grounds-Wide Utility Marking

[metaslider id=4792]   Highlights Location Charlottesville, VA Project Manager(s) John Robertson, PE Services Provided Subsurface Utility Engineering Surveying/Scanning DA Underground Completion Date Ongoing Starting in April of 2012, Draper Aden Associates began marking all of the existing utilities associated with Miss Utility marking tickets (roughly 10-20/week). DAA monitors the on-call system, marks underground utilities as needed, and codes the ticket for the positive response. We also document our marking by collecting our designations using sub-foot handheld GPS which UVA utilizes to check and update their GIS. Through the use of surface geophysical tools, including electromagnetic radio frequency, ground penetrating radar, and RFID marker balls combined with sub-foot handheld GPS, we are able to provide University of Virginia with valuable information to numerous departments across UVA including Facilities Management; Energy & Utilities; Facilities Planning & Construction; the Office of the Architect; and Space & Real Estate Management for planning, operational, and budgeting purposes. With the subsurface utility information collected, through...

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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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Public Utility Company Solar Farm

[metaslider id=5229]   Highlights Location Accomack County, VA Project Manager(s) Charlie Kreye, PE Services Provided Construction Materials Testing Site Development and Infrastructure Surveying/Scanning Stormwater Management Completion Date 2016 A Public Utility Company in Virginia acquired an 80-megawatt solar generation project developed and owned by Community Energy on the Eastern Shore in Virginia. Formally known as Amazon Solar Farm US East, this project will be the first of its kind in Virginia and will be the largest solar facility in the Mid-Atlantic. Located on the Delmarva Peninsula in Accomack County, the nearly 1,000 acre solar farm will use 250,000 solar panels and generate enough electricity to power about 15,000 homes in a year. This solar project was the first approved under Virginia's permit by rule process for renewable energy projects under 100 megawatts. Once completed, the energy generated will be put onto the electrical grids that supply current and future Amazon Web Services data centers in the central and eastern US. Working...

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