Subsurface Utility Engineering

UVA Grounds-Wide Utility Marking

[metaslider id=4792]   Highlights Location Charlottesville, VA Project Manager(s) John Robertson, PE Services Provided Subsurface Utility Engineering Surveying/Scanning DA Underground Completion Date Ongoing Starting in April of 2012, Draper Aden Associates began marking all of the existing utilities associated with Miss Utility marking tickets (roughly 10-20/week). DAA monitors the on-call system, marks underground utilities as needed, and codes the ticket for the positive response. We also document our marking by collecting our designations using sub-foot handheld GPS which UVA utilizes to check and update their GIS. Through the use of surface geophysical tools, including electromagnetic radio frequency, ground penetrating radar, and RFID marker balls combined with sub-foot handheld GPS, we are able to provide University of Virginia with valuable information to numerous departments across UVA including Facilities Management; Energy & Utilities; Facilities Planning & Construction; the Office of the Architect; and Space & Real Estate Management for planning, operational, and budgeting purposes. With the subsurface utility information collected, through...

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Plains All American Yorktown Terminal

[metaslider id=4975]   Highlights Location Yorktown, VA Project Manager(s) Lee White, LS Services Provided Surveying/Scanning Subsurface Utility Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Site Development and Infrastructure Completion Date 2015 The Yorktown Terminal unloading facility project area is located on 650 acres of industrial land formerly known as Yorktown Refinery. Draper Aden Associates (DAA) has been heavily involved in providing surveying and engineering services as part of the $110 million dollar expansion. The construction of 34,000 LF of new railroad and a 104 unit train unloading facility has allowed DAA to perform Subsurface Utility Engineering, test holes, courthouse research, geodetic control, topographic surveying, near-shore bathymetric surveys, pipe modeling from 3D laser scanning, machine control modeling, easement plats, wetland location, construction stakeout and as-builts. DAA also provided site planning and civil engineering services to assist the project team in obtaining approvals from York County, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for project approvals to construct the proposed site improvements. The project and facility improvements...

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Virginia State Capitol

[metaslider id=4449]   Highlights Location Richmond, VA Project Manager(s) Charlie Kreye, PE Services Provided Site Development and Infrastructure Subsurface Utility Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Environmental Engineering Utilities Engineering Construction Materials Testing Completion Date 2007 Draper Aden Associates was part of the design team for the planning and design of the complete renovation to the Virginia State Capitol and surrounding Capitol Square. The design completely replaced the existing building systems, added a 27,000 square foot building extension, related infrastructure and landscape improvements in Capitol Square. The project was designed to meet current programming needs, addressed the 2007 statewide celebration plans, and extended the useful life of the historic Virginia State Capitol. Draper Aden Associates assembled complete base mapping for the Capitol Square, including some subsurface utility verification and supplemental ground surveys. We conducted a hydrogeologic study to determine anticipated impacts of groundwater and conducted a geotechnical study that included subsurface investigation, materials testing, and engineering consultation for the structural designs. We...

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San-J International Inc.

[metaslider id=4445]   Highlights Location Henrico, VA Project Manager(s) Charlie Kreye, PE Services Provided Site Development and Infrastructure Surveying/Scanning Subsurface Utility Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Completion Date 2017 Draper Aden Associates performed a feasibility study, site plan evaluation, and programming assistance for the proposed expansion at the San-J facility on Sprouse Drive in Henrico County. When the project was approved in 2015, DAA continued to work on the 5.7 acre expansion and new building. The 43,000 SF expansion allows San-J to double its soy sauce production, while the new 15,000 SF building provides an intake space for raw materials. The entire project will include construction of the expansion and new building, parking lots, new roads, utilities, and all related site infrastructure.   [wpbgallery id=4443] ...

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