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Aerial Services

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Working in conjunction with our other in-house services, Draper Aden offers unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to help provide a larger, more expansive viewpoint, or survey. As a consulting engineering firm this capability gives us the opportunity to photograph, record video, and document conditions using UAS in support of evaluating, planning, and development of land. We meet all local and federal regulations and carry a $5,000,000 drone liability policy with the ability to add additional insured and waiver of subrogation clauses as needed. More information.

Construction Administration and Materials Testing

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We believe that construction quality control and quality assurance (QC/QA) is not only a regulatory requirement, but also one of the most vital components of a successful project. Draper Aden’s highly trained field personnel are certified to test a wide range of construction materials. Our team includes professional engineers, certified field technicians, LEED® Accredited Professionals, and a soil and materials testing laboratory qualified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. More information.

Environmental Services

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Draper Aden provides environmental engineering, environmental impact reports (EIR), assessments, solid waste management services and, remediation. Helping our clients comply with local, state, and federal environmental regulations is key to completing a successful project. Our trained staff of geologists, engineers, and environmental scientists has the knowledge and experience to assist in effectively managing your environmental programs and assignments. More information.

Funding and Financial Assistance

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Draper Aden maintains close working-relationships with public sector funding agencies in order to be well-positioned to help our clients secure funding and successfully complete funded projects. Our familiarity with these funding programs and our relationships with these funding agencies have enhanced our ability to prepare successful funding applications and to meet the program requirements of the loan or grant funds. Let us work with you step by step to evaluate, identity, and secure the resources you need to get the job done. More information.

Geotechnical and Geophysical Engineering

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The stability of the foundation of a building, bridge, pavement section, or any other structure built on soil depends on the characteristics of the subsoil. Our geotechnical engineering team includes professional engineers, LEED® APs, and certified field technicians. We plan and execute subsurface explorations to fit your project needs and cost constraints. Along with geotechnical work, our in-house geophysicists perform field seismic surveys, electrical surveys, and ground penetrating radar screens to economically identify rock, sinkholes, tanks, and other hidden structures to provide you with the clearest picture of subsurface conditions. More information.

Site/Civil Engineering

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Draper Aden has the expertise to provide all elements of conceptual and final development plan preparation, site and utility layout, preparation of construction plans and specifications, contract administration, permitting and regulatory and municipal approvals, while our other divisions work to support them. Our team includes registered professional engineers, planners, designers, landscape architects, inspectors, and technicians with extensive site development and infrastructure design experience. More information.

Structural Engineering

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Draper Aden fosters a collaborative, client-focused approach to a wide variety of structural challenges. The structural experts at Draper Aden specialize in analysis and investigations, adaptive re-use/restoration, and design for commercial, industrial, and institutional new construction. Our experience in BIM (Building Information Modeling) and Scan-to-BIM technologies, as well as our broad background of experience with architects, contractors, and building owners, includes a wide variety of working styles, project requirements, and delivery methods. Utilizing a balance of traditional methodologies and state-of-the-art virtual design, Draper Aden’s structural team will revolutionize the way you plan for and execute your next project. More information.


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Accurate, reliable and responsive service is the hallmark of what has built our surveying team into one of the most respected in the Mid-Atlantic. Registered land surveyors and trained personnel operate state-of-the-art equipment while interfacing with site personnel and office technicians. We offer a full range of services including topographic, boundary, and right-of-way acquisition surveys, terra (3D) modeling, drone thermal/optical imaging and video, and robotic survey stakeout and base mapping. More information.

Utilities Engineering

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Water and wastewater planning and design are one of the key services we offer. Our team has completed hundreds of projects in the areas of wastewater treatment and collection, water source development, pumping, treatment, transmission, storage, and distribution. Services include master planning, preliminary design, final design, bid assistance, construction management, project inspection, facility start-up, and value engineering. As one of the oldest services offered by Draper Aden, you can plan your project knowing your infrastructure is in good, experienced hands. More information.

Utility Locating and Mapping

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Accurate subsurface utility information helps owners, engineers, and contractors by giving the most precise information available to help with both design and construction. Our utility locating services help you build with reduced risk of potential costly delays caused by unknown underground conditions. We offer all quality levels of SUE (A-D), with our Vactor HXPR Vacuum Excavation Trucks providing superior Level A utility locating. Our team helps you truly know what is below the surface, giving you peace of mind throughout the design and construction of your projects. More information.

Featured Service Packages

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Contractor Assist

Through every step of construction, we deliver a blend of responsiveness and expertise to be a part of the solution, not part of the problem.


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We engineer the experience for fans, players, parents, and coaches at first class sports facilities where memories are created, dreams are born, and athletic programs flourish.


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We have the flexibility to customize our approach to sewer systems, giving you the information needed to target critical basins and maximize capital funds reserved for rehabilitation.


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Helping you understand what is below the surface leads to peace of mind throughout the design and construction of your projects.


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Virtual Construction

Let us apply new technology that enables quality up-front documentation, 3D visualization, 3D project planning and easy collaboration throughout the project.


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