Civil Engineer

Serving the Mid-Atlantic Since 1972

When you have plans to build something remarkable – something that will make a lasting positive impact on your community – Draper Aden is here to help. We believe our engineering, surveying, and environmental services aren’t just about well-developed plans, the creative use of technology, and the spirit of working together to achieve a goal. Our work is about the new athletic fields where goals are scored, a pharmaceutical plant where life-saving medicines are discovered, and universities that educate the minds of the future. Draper Aden is where these possibilities—and more—come to life.

 

Multiple Services Under One Roof

 

Draper Aden Associates’ aspirations and capabilities are growing every day. Our firm boasts an award-winning team of engineering professionals specializing in providing a wide array of services. Currently, our eight in-house teams include Environmental Services, Geotechnical Engineering, Site Development and Infrastructure, Structural Engineering, Subsurface Utility Engineering, Surveying, Utilities Engineering, and Waste Resources Engineering.

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    Our Services

    Civil Engineering

    Aerial Services
    Construction Administration and Materials Testing
    Environmental Services
    Funding and Financial Assistance
    Site/Civil Engineering
    Surveying
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    Geotechnical Engineering

    Site Investigations
    Foundation Design
    Slope Stability Studies
    Earth Retaining Structures
    Pavement Design
    Sport Facility Design
    LEED® Considerations
    More Services

    Utilities

    Wastewater Collection and Treatment
    Watershed Management Engineering
    Funding Assistance
    Fire Protection
    Permitting and Easement Acquisition
    Preliminary Engineering Reports for
    Wastewater and Water Systems
    More Services

    Structural Engineering

    Virtual Construction
    Lateral Loading Analysis and Design
    Bridge Analysis and Design
    Foundations and Retaining Structures
    Forensic Investigations
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    Recent Civil Engineering Projects

    Children's Hospital Of Richmond At Vcu Children's Pavilion- Civil Engineering Firm Project

    Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Children’s Pavilion

    Institution/Healthcare / Site/Civil Engineering
    Richmond International Airport- Civil Engineering Firm Project

    Richmond International Airport

    Geotechnical/Geophysical / Infrastructure / Site/Civil Engineering / Structural Engineering / Subsurface Utility Engineering / Surveying
    Header Image Governor- Civil Engineering Firm

    Virginia State Capitol Renovation

    Environmental Engineering / Geotechnical/Geophysical / Institution
    Healthcare / Site/Civil Engineering / Surveying Utilities Engineering
    Uva Gibbons (3)- student housing construction services - Civil Engineering Firm

    UVA Gibbons House

    Education / Site/Civil Engineering / Subsurface Utility Engineering / Surveying
    Orange Solid Waste- aerial survey - topographic survey - aerial imagery- Civil Engineering Firm - Environmental Engineering, Remediation, and Solid Waste Resources -Draper Aden, The Environmental Services Division at Draper Aden Associates, Richmond, Blacksburg, Newport News, Charlottesville, Manassas, Virginia Beach

    Orange County Solid Waste

    Aerial Services / Construction Admin/Materials Testing / Environmental Engineering / Site/Civil Engineering / Solid Waste / Surveying
    Nc parks and recreation - Park Designs and parking lot design- civil engineering firm

    Town of Erwin W.N. Porter Park

    Grant Funding / Infrastructure / Site/Civil Engineering

    Who We Are

    In 1972, Virginia Tech graduates Joe Draper and Bill Aden formed Draper Aden Associates, a six-employee civil engineering firm in Blacksburg, Virginia. Today, it has grown into a full service consulting engineering firm with locations in Virginia and North Carolina and clients across the Mid-Atlantic region.

     

    Making our mark

    Draper Aden is focused on creating a lasting positive impact through our work. We strive to be a partner who helps municipalities, businesses, state agencies, and cultural institutions achieve their goals through expertise, collaboration, and commitment.