Author: Draper Aden Associates

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Going Underground to Upgrade Aging Infrastructure

A historic seaport, Olde Towne in Portsmouth, Virginia is bursting with history. You can experience the history before your eyes as you walk past towering 200-year-old-trees, cobblestone driveways and streets, and historic buildings dating back to the 19th century. History is also lurking beneath your feet. As with many historic places, the City of Portsmouth faced the daunting challenge of evaluating and updating its aging infrastructure, particularly in the city’s oldest areas. ...

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Scanning and Structural Innovations Yield Significant Savings

At Draper Aden Associates, leaving a lasting, positive impact isn’t just about improving the communities we serve. We also reach that enduring goal by helping clients achieve their vision using cost effective solutions. When we can help clients deliver their project on time and on budget or under budget, we’re making future investments in their communities more likely to happen. ...

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Exploring Virginia State Parks

Virginia’s state park system continues to respond to the needs of the public with the assistance of the engineering and design community, including Glenn Telfer, P.E. who has worked in at least 20 state parks over the years. Telfer’s work with Virginia State Parks started in 1996 at First Landing State Park designing the replacement of the sanitary pump station system that served more than 200 campsites. ...

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Family Friday: Geotechnical Engineering

This Family Friday blog is full of geotechnical engineering related activities. First, kids can help geotechnical engineering Joe find his way through mountain maze. Did you know that geotechnical engineers can plan the path of tunnels through mountains? Then, there is a soil layer information and activity sheet set from Education.com....

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Q&A with Guy Butts, Corporate Health and Safety Director

June is National Safety Month, an important time to evaluate safety programs in the workplace and to recognize all of those who support safety and health in our companies. Organized by the National Safety Council, National Safety Month will focus on four key themes this year: Mental Health, Ergonomics, Building a Safety Culture, and Driving. At Draper Aden, we believe in creating a safe and healthy work environment for our teams, clients, and the communities we serve. Our leadership team reinforced this commitment when they added Guy Butts to our firm as the first Corporate Health and Safety Director. Who better to discuss health and safety than Guy? ...

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Press Release: Draper Aden Associates Opens Larger Office in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – June 15, 2020 – Draper Aden Associates (“DAA”), a Mid-Atlantic engineering, surveying, and environmental services firm, has moved to a larger office in Newport News. Located at 2 BayPort Way in Newport News, this new office provides a more collaborative environment that will foster additional growth on the Peninsula and in the broader Hampton Roads region. DAA also is the first tenant to open an office in this new Class A office building....

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