VT Indoor Practice Facility Preview
Yesterday, W.M. Jordan gave Hoppy Knighting (DAA-Blacksburg), Bob Bonk (DAA-Richmond), Lee White (DAA-Richmond), and Kris Kaister (DAA-Newport News) a tour of the Virginia Tech Indoor Practice Facility. Set to be completed in June 2015, the state of the art facility will offer the VT football team (as well as soccer, lacrosse, and other field-based teams) a state-of-the-art indoor practice turf. As Mike Depp of WM Jordan indicated, “It’s pretty bare bones” with the focus purely on housing the NCAA regulation football field in the best building possible. With a soaring roof (which allows for 88 feet clear space at mid-field), a coaches platform to watch the players from above (to be equipped with audio/video systems), and cutting edge artificial turf (soon to be installed), the facility will be one of the best in the country.
Draper Aden Associates worked hand-in-hand with HKS Architects and W.M. Jordan on the project since day one by offering site planning and engineering services (grading, erosion and sediment control, stormwater management), utilities engineering, Level A, B, and C SUE, survey services, construction stake-out, and geotechnical services.