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DAA Provides Structural Services for Hardywood Brewery

What started as a passion to brew great beer with purpose has grown into a major craft brewing player. Hardywood Brewery, established in 2011, was a catalyst for the craft brewing explosion in the Richmond region and continues to gain prominence throughout the country. When the brewer was looking for a new facility to produce more beer, they set their sights on Goochland County, about a dozen miles from their original location in Richmond’s Scott’s Addition neighborhood. Draper Aden Associates was proud to be on the project team that helped make Hardywood’s vision a reality. Working with Price Studios, the project architect, DAA provided structural engineering services on the more than 50,000-square-foot brewery with tasting areas. The new Hardywood West Creek facility would add to the brewery’s existing production space and taproom in Richmond and its taproom in Charlottesville. The $28 million Hardywood West Creek officially opened in April and has...

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Meet our Newest Raleigh Team Member: Chris Herndon

Draper Aden Associates is pleased to welcome Chris Herndon to the firm’s Raleigh office as a Senior Project Manager. Licensed in both North Carolina and South Carolina, Chris joined the Draper Aden team in August. He specializes in conducting structural analyses and inspections and has worked on a wide variety of commercial and residential projects. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University. Prior to joining Draper Aden, Chris was a Structural Project Manager at Summit Engineering, Laboratory & Testing in Raleigh. He has extensive experience reviewing structural plans and performing third party structural inspections of commercial projects to assess accuracy of as built conditions against sealed structural engineering plans and requirements set forth in local building codes. He manages multiple projects simultaneously and consistently delivers exceptional service to clients. Email Chris at cherndon@daa.com. Chris is the newest addition to Draper Aden’s Raleigh office. The...

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Employee Spotlight: Jason Judy

At DAA we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. Check back at the beginning of every month to see who's in the spotlight! Jason Judy, PE Title: Design Engineer Division: Structural Engineering Alma Mater:  Old Dominion University Hometown: Varina, VA Birthday: October 1   What 3 words would you use to describe working at DAA? Challenging, Fun and, Rewarding   Favorite thing about working at DAA? The team/family environment we have in Structural, from Puppy Picture Monday to our Structural cook-outs out in the back parking lot.   In your experience here, is there a project that really stands out? The Stone Brewery. I worked on this project for the better part of two years from preliminary design documents through the first batches of beer brewed. The cast-in-place concrete tank farm for the brewery presented a unique design challenge and has been the only time where we’ve needed to use large No. 14 bars for the steel reinforcing....

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