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Southampton Solar Farm

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][vc_column_text] This solar farm is located in Southampton County, Virginia. The project area of approximately 1,200 acres was previously agricultural land, and spread over separate parcels. Improvements included solar arrays and related infrastructure, access roads, fencing, transmission lines, stormwater management BMPs, and temporary erosion controls.   Draper Aden provided topographic field survey, base mapping with AutoCAD, geotechnical investigation, soil borings, laboratory services, analysis, reporting, construction documentation and 100% IR Scan/Thermal Survey of solar modules using a sUAS (drone). [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Public Utility Company System Operations Center

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][vc_column_text] This project was a fast-track, design-build facility on a 70-acre site in the Richmond area. This is a high security facility with a guard and screening station, secure parking areas, and loading facilities for deliveries and fuel supply for stand-by on-site power generation. The building had a footprint of just over 100,000 GSF and has redundant utility services. Also included was the four-laning of approximately 4,000 feet of an adjoining street and extensive water system improvements for the County.   Draper Aden performed surveying, structural engineering, site planning and engineering, construction stakeout, and selective construction inspections for a confidential control center. Preliminary services included the comprehensive site selection and due diligence process, evaluation of four individual parcels in two counties, preparation of due diligence studies with associated layouts, opinion of probable costs, assistance to the Public Utility Company (PUC) during the negotiations with the two counties over the two highest ranking...

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Puc Ed Underground

Public Utility Company Underground Electric Distribution

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Since 2015, Draper Aden Associates has continuously worked alongside a regional Public Utility Company, and its partners, to achieve the goal of converting certain existing outage-prone overhead electrical distribution lines underground to improve electric service and shorten restoration time following major storm events.   Acting as a representative for the Client, our team of experienced designers, right-of way (ROW) agents, and surveyors work to ensure the success of each project from design start all the way through constructions end.   When assigned a project a designer will visit the site to document and confirm the proposed route, while simultaneously the ROW and survey teams begin to pull title research for customers and provide field mapping services for the design. After the route is confirmed and the preliminary design is finalized, easements are created, and the ROW acquisition process will begin. During the ROW acquisition process, the designer will work closely with ROW to negotiate...

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Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) Joppa Farm Road

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][vc_column_text] As part of BGE’s Electric Reliability Investment (ERI) Initiative, we provided construction inspection/observation and reporting services, construction materials testing, survey stakeouts, and subsurface utility engineering for the installation of underground electric transmission cables along approximately one mile of Joppa Farm Road's shoulder starting at Falconer Road and ending at Pulaski Highway. In addition to adding durable, new equipment to keep pace with customers' electric usage, the project will make it possible to more quickly re-route power in the event of service interruptions.   Services: Construction Materials Testing Surveying Utility Locating and Mapping [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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