Virginia Beach Office

Virginia Beach Office Growth Continues with New Hires

When our Virginia Beach outpost first opened in July 2017, we had a team of five staff members. Now, less than two-and-a-half years later, our office has grown by 200% percent. This expansion was recently capped by the addition of two new team members in Virginia Beach: Caleb Hurst, PE, and Anthony Tomlin, PE.   Caleb joined the Site Development & Infrastructure group and has over 20 of experience in land development site plan design, managing projects, schedules, budgets, and staffing on a variety of government, commercial, municipal, and industrial projects. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Old Dominion University.   Anthony joined the Solid Waste team as a Program Engineer. With over 24 years of civil design and environmental project experience, he has conducted or managed numerous solid waste, environmental restoration (CERCLA/RCRA), and industrial site projects....

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Utilities Repair

Draper Aden Associates Enhances Utilities Capabilities

Draper Aden Associates, an engineering, surveying, and environmental services firm, has been serving clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for over four decades. With eight offices throughout Virginia and North Carolina, the firm has grown into a multifaceted and thriving organization, serving eight distinct markets and specializing in ten disciplines.   Due to an extensive demand for water and wastewater planning and design services, one of our most prominent areas of expertise, we are pleased to expand and enhance our Utilities program. As part of the firm’s continued growth, we have recently added two key members to our Utilities Division in Hampton Roads - Adrianna Dimperio, PE and Amanda Lothes, PE, PMP, who will play a vital role in serving our clients and expanding our utilities work across the Mid-Atlantic. Both women bring significant experience in both the public and private sectors and will support the firm’s continued growth by providing innovative solutions in...

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Segra Stadium

Segra Stadium and Entertainment Venue, Now in Full Swing

Prior to the grand opening of Segra Stadium, now home to Minor League Baseball team, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, the City of Fayetteville embarked on a project to bring the minor league baseball team to the City. Bringing the baseball stadium and entertainment venue to Fayetteville has been an economic home run. Exciting opportunities are being created, spawning more economic development in the area.       Draper Aden Associates was hired by Populous, an Architectural Firm headquartered in Kansas City, MO, to design site-related improvements including grading, storm drainage, water distribution, and sanitary sewer collection. Draper Aden also developed a drainage system to accommodate drainage from the baseball stadium and a proposed plaza development surrounding the stadium. With any significant project, challenges are expected to arise. Draper Aden experienced site-related complications during the design phase of the stadium. These challenges represented the placement of the stadium between two sets of railroad tracks, flooding issues,...

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DAA Hosts its 3rd Annual Cornhole Challenge and Gives Back to Charity

At DAA, we don't just have fun to have fun; we have fun for a cause. We strive to partner with our community and help others through responsiveness, collaboration, respect and support, continuous improvement, and reliability. These five pillars drive our business and speak to the generosity of our time, resources, and authenticity. To create a Lasting Positive Impact is not just our slogan; it is our mission.   Last Friday, we held our 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament, where employees were invited to indulge in cornhole competitions, intermingle with other departments, win prizes, and more. After launching the first event two years ago, we realized it could be something bigger than just gathering team members for an evening of fun. This event was an opportunity to help us to raise money for our corporate charity, the American Heart Association. With continued interested and historic high turnouts, we decided to raffle a 43” TV to...

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Lidar Drone

DAA Wins Groundbreaking Aerial Services Contract and Builds on Extensive Experience

Draper Aden Associates has been committed to serving clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic with innovative and dynamic professional services that leave a Lasting Positive Impact®. That’s why the firm has invested heavily in unmanned aerial services in recent years. Draper Aden recognizes the powerful impact drones and unmanned aerial services can offer public and private clients across a wide array of industries.   For example, we continue to partner with Eden & Associates on an extensive airport obstruction survey project with the Virginia Department of Aviation and Federal Aviation Administration. Draper Aden is using fixed-wing and multi-rotor drones to collect visible imagery for photogrammetric processing and generation of 3D Point Cloud.  The Point Cloud data will be used for Part 77 Engineering Analysis to detect and document obstructions in portions of VGAS, entire VGPCS, entire VGPS and entire VGRPS Airport surfaces. With the successful incorporation of drones and advanced sensors, Draper Aden continues to...

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American Heart Association Triangle Heart Ball 2019

Draper Aden Gives Back to Fight Heart Disease

Photo Credits: American Heart Association   Draper Aden is now more than half-way through the year and what a busy time it’s been at our firm! In October 2018, we were proud to announce the American Heart Association as our official charity partner. Our firm is committed to leaving a lasting positive impact with our clients, employees, and community.   As a partner, DAA is supporting the American Heart Association’s work, such as educating people about heart disease, funding lifesaving research that impacts both children and adults, providing CPR training, and much more.   We have been a major sponsor of the Richmond and Hampton Roads Heart Ball for several years now and are excited to have expanded our support since our announcement. As of today, we have also supported the American Heart Association in Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Raleigh with $30,000 in donations! These funds will help with lifesaving research, advocacy, and patient support for individuals...

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Quarry Wall Slope Stability Study

At Draper Aden Associates, we take pride in the work we do and in the people chosen to perform the work. Beautiful stories and interesting facts often emerge when carrying out our work. What we are able to capture is, oftentimes, too educational, inspiring and visually appealing to not share with our staff and our followers. Keep reading to learn more about a recent slope stability study DAA developed  for a client. Recently, a DAA client purchased some land containing an abandoned quarry. Because the quarry had been cut into the side of a mountain (Figure 1), the rim of the quarry had the potential for a beautiful view of the adjacent valley (Figure 2). The owners wanted to build three cabins on the rim of the quarry, with a conceptualization to have part of the structures extending over the rim of the quarry as in the concept drawing in Figure...

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All Education Clients

[metaslider id=5613]   Highlights Locations Virginia and North Carolina Sector Champion Jeff Nelson Services Provided DA Athletics DA Underground DA Virtual Construction Materials Testing Environmental Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Grant/Funding Assistance Site Development and Infrastructure Subsurface Utility Engineering Surveying/Scanning Stormwater Management Structural Engineering Utilities Engineering Waste Resource Engineering   Draper Aden Associates is proud to have built a reputation throughout Virginia and North Carolina as a multi-disciplined engineering, surveying, and environmental services firm specializing in campus development and infrastructure. By providing attentive, responsive services to K-12  schools, colleges, universities, and institutes of higher learning for over 30 years, we have become recognized as an industry leader in the Mid-Atlantic. Our experience in Virginia and North Carolina includes the following institutions: Higher Education Blue Ridge Community College Bridgewater College College of William and Mary Emory & Henry College Fayetteville Technical Community College James Madison University Johnston Community College Hampton University Longwood University Lord Fairfax Community College Mary Baldwin College Mary Washington University North Carolina State University Northern Virginia Community College Piedmont Virginia Community College Randolph Macon College Radford University Reynolds Community College Tidewater Community College University of Mount Olive University of Richmond University of Virginia Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Virginia...

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VCU Walter L. Rice Building

[metaslider id=4565]   Highlights Location Charles City County, VA Project Manager(s) Charlie Kreye, PE Services Provided Site Development and Infrastructure Surveying/Scanning Environmental Engineering Construction Materials Testing Completion Date 2009 Draper Aden Associates provided civil engineering design, surveying, environmental, and construction administration services for the VCU Rice Center. The project, located on 473 acres of environmentally sensitive land on the James River, is one of the finest examples of sustainable design and was the first project in Virginia to receive a LEED Platinum certification. Services included survey, wetlands delineation, Environmental Impact Report (EIR), site design and permitting, and geotechnical engineering for the 6,000 square-foot main building and small open pavilion, approximately one mile of access road, access improvements from the State road, well-based water supply system, septic disposal system, boathouse and pier, grading and drainage.   [wpbgallery id=4570] ...

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