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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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Family Friday: Structural Engineering

Family Friday is back with a series of activities about structural engineering! As Kiddle defines it in their kids encyclopedia, “Structural engineering is a subset of civil engineering dealing with the design and analysis of buildings and large non-building structures to withstand both the gravity and wind loads as well as natural disasters.” Read the full entry here....

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Taking the Lead in Green Building

This Friday marks World Environment Day, organized by the United Nations. It has been recognized since 1974 with a different theme each year. In 2020, the focus is on biodiversity. As the U.N. notes, “World Environment Day offers a global platform for inspiring positive change.” That message aligns perfectly with our firm’s commitment to leave a lasting, positive impact in the communities we serve. Ultimately, that collective impact can benefit the world at large....

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