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DAA Weekly Reading List: Virtual Construction, ENR, Water Savings

What’s new and noteworthy this week in the engineering and design world? At Draper Aden Associates, we’re following these stories and think you should too! Virtual Construction Delivers When you think of virtual construction you probably think of visually appealing 3D models and laser scans, but there's so much more! Virtual construction tools are a cost effective way to get exact project specs that let you problem-solve before the first shovel hits the ground. It's also putting your whole team on the same page with models that are precise. Get even more on virtual construction in this great article by Tim Dean and Dwayne Sellers in Inside Business.       Big Winners We're happy to say we were involved with two of the Best Project Winners for ENR's Mid Atlantic Region: Best Manufacturing Project-Stone Brewing Co. in Richmond (working with Hourigan Construction) and the Sports/Entertainment Award of Merit for the Virginia Tech Indoor Training Facility in Blacksburg...

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A Major Award!

The holidays are here and so is award season. We’re pleased to announce we are the winners of an ACEC Virginia 2016 Grand Award and in the running for the national prize! This past year, DAA Virtual Construction took on the renovation of the East End Theater in Richmond’s historical Church Hill neighborhood. The starting condition of the theater was extremely dilapidated, including a missing roof and plants growing throughout. With no documentation on the building, this was the perfect candidate to use scanning and BIM technology provided in-house by DAA. The project has also been recognized by ULI (Urban Land Institute) of Virginia, who gave it their 2015 Vision Award for Best Renovation or Adaptive Reuse. We’re extremely proud of the finished project and to be recognized for its success. We expect our leg lamp in the mail any day now. Read the more at

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