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Over the Edge: Construction Surveying Safety

When you think of a prism, a rainbow easily comes to mind. Water droplets form a type of prism to reflect, refract, and disperse light that results a multi-colored arc. Surveyors think of something else.  A surveying prism sets a control point for the rest of the points located at a project site and is an important surveying tool that has a major impact on the quality of your measurements. Conventional prisms are tripod mounted and placed on the ground in an advantageous spot. In most cases, they have to be moved numerous times over the course of a project. In one of our current projects, DAA come up with a solution that added a safety bonus.   [caption id="attachment_5808" align="aligncenter" width="725"] A 360 degree prism[/caption]   Surveyors Dereck Perry and Johnathan Vaughan, from our Charlottesville office, set 360-degree prisms on rooftops of four adjacent buildings for the UVA Hospital Expansion Project. The prism, put...

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Employee Spotlight: Campbell Bolton

At DAA we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. Check back on the first Monday of every month to see who's in the spotlight! Campbell Bolton, PE Title: Design Engineer Division: Site Planning and Engineering Hometown: Charlottesville, VA Birthday: July 10   Favorite thing about working at DAA? I love being able to drive by projects I’ve worked on and point them out to others.   In your experience here, is there a project that really stands out/was your favorite/was challenging? Working on the UVA Athletics Indoor Practice Facility. It was one of my first projects at UVA and since I had always been a huge Virginia Athletic fan it was very exciting. It felt really good to be able to help give back to my alma mater.   Favorite quote or words of wisdom?   Work hard and have fun!   Favorite sports team?  Virginia Cavaliers   What TV show, movie, or book are you obsessed with right now? "TURN" on AMC....

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