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University of Richmond Pitt Baseball Stadium

[metaslider id=5527]   Highlights Location Richmond, VA Project Manager(s) Ken Piazza, Jr, PE Services Provided DA Athletics Geotechnical Engineering Site Development and Infrastructure Construction Materials Testing Surveying/Scanning Completion Date 2014 Draper Aden Associates provided civil engineering services, construction quality assurance, and surveying for the conversion of the natural grass baseball field at Pitt Field to custom-designed synthetic turf including the Richmond Spider logo prominently displayed in center field. The detailed scope of services included: Conceptual designs for constructing one grass field and one synthetic turf fields, playable for soccer and lacrosse Provided full detailing for the synthetic turf system Permitted POD documents through Henrico County utilizing a structural BMP for water quality calculations Bid phase services including prequalification and assistance with bidders and final contract award to general contractor and synthetic turf vendor Provided a geotechnical study for groundwater, subsurface conditions, and infiltration rates   [wpbgallery id=5532] ...

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Virginia Tech Indoor Athletic Training Facility

[metaslider id=4199]   Highlights Location Blacksburg, VA Project Manager(s) Charlie Kreye, PE Services Provided DA Athletics Site Development and Infrastructure Stormwater Management Surveying/Scanning Completion Date 2014 As a subconsultant to HKS Architects, Draper Aden Associates provided survey and site planning and engineering services including grading, erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, and utilities engineering for the new Indoor Practice Facility.  The completed Virginia Tech Indoor Athletic Training Facility provides a full-sized, indoor NCAA regulation football field for the university’s football program and is suitable for other athletic programs including soccer and lacrosse. Support spaces and features include storage, convenience restrooms, videography platforms and audio / video systems. The Virginia Tech ITAF is constructed as a “punt facility” which provides 88-feet clear space along the mid-field axis and 72-feet clear along the sidelines.  Additionally, Draper Aden provided construction phase service including subsurface utilities location, construction stake-out and site/civil site observation. [wpbgallery id=4206] ...

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St. Gertrude High School Outdoor Athletics Center

[metaslider id=4319]   Highlights Location Henrico County, VA Project Manager(s) Ken Piazza, Jr, PE Services Provided DA Athletics Geotechnical Engineering Site Development and Infrastructure Construction Materials Testing Surveying/Scanning Completion Date 2014 Saint Gertrude High School (SGHS) turned to Draper Aden Associates to re-envision and revise their master plan for a 13.13-acre piece of land. The original concept included a track and field stadium, athletic training facility, and parking to serve the undeveloped property. However, SGHS wanted to explore additional opportunities for use including field and playing surfaces their athletics programs desperately needed. In a collaborative effort between SGHS and Draper Aden Associates, the re-envisioned concept and subsequent design included an artificial turf field, a multi-purpose natural turf field, a softball field, six tennis courts, an athletic training facility, concessions, an events pavilion, and an interpretive walking trail throughout the Outdoor Athletics Center. The new complex now provides a home for all outdoor athletic programs at a single location which gives...

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The Richmond Kickers Youth Soccer Club

[metaslider id=4300]   Highlights Location Richmond, VA Project Manager(s) Ken Piazza, Jr, PE Services Provided DA Athletics Construction Materials Testing Geotechnical Engineering Completion Date 2012 The Richmond Kickers Youth Soccer Club (RKYSC) was envisioned as a place for children to play youth league soccer and experience the joy of sports. Initially, Draper Aden Associates was brought into the RKYSC project to help refine the scope and budget through Value Engineering. These Value Engineering efforts resulted in innovative site modifications to address environmental concerns, materials selection, and renegotiated construction contracts. Our geotechnical engineers helped to mitigate unsuitable fill material to create a balanced site, which eliminated the cost of transporting excess dirt. Additionally, during construction, our field technicians provided Quality Control for the installation of both synthetic turf and sodded athletic fields. The completed RKYSC facility consists of 7 lighted athletic fields, serves as the home of the Richmond Kickers Youth Soccer Club, and hosts a variety of...

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