Aerial Services

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Our Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) team has 6 years of experience of flying drones commercially for architecture, engineering, and construction jobs. Our fleet of drones and technology is varied enough to carry out simple projects like progress photography to complex-need jobs that require LiDAR scanning to survey through vegetation. The unique experience that we provide is the support of a full-service engineering firm to interpret the data that drones collect. More information.

Construction Materials Testing

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We believe that construction quality control and quality assurance (QC/QA) is not only a regulatory requirement, but also one of the most vital components of a successful project. Draper Aden’s highly trained field personnel are certified to test a wide range of construction materials. Our team includes professional engineers, certified field technicians, LEED® Accredited Professionals, and a soil and materials testing laboratory qualified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. More information.

Environmental Services

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Draper Aden provides environmental engineering, environmental impact reports (EIR), assessments, solid waste management services and, remediation. Helping our clients comply with local, state, and federal environmental regulations is key to completing a successful project. Our trained staff of geologists, engineers, and environmental scientists has the knowledge and experience to assist in effectively managing your environmental programs and assignments. More information.

Funding and Financial Assistance

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Draper Aden maintains close working-relationships with public sector funding agencies in order to be well-positioned to help our clients secure funding and successfully complete funded projects. Our familiarity with these funding programs and our relationships with these funding agencies have enhanced our ability to prepare successful funding applications and to meet the program requirements of the loan or grant funds. Let us work with you step by step to evaluate, identity, and secure the resources you need to get the job done. More information.

Geotechnical Engineering and Geophysics

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The stability of the foundation of a building, bridge, pavement section, or any other structure built on soil depends on the characteristics of the subsoil. Our geotechnical engineering team includes professional engineers, LEED® APs, and certified field technicians. We plan and execute subsurface explorations to fit your project needs and cost constraints. Along with geotechnical work, our in-house geophysicists perform field seismic surveys, electrical surveys, and ground penetrating radar screens to economically identify rock, sinkholes, tanks, and other hidden structures to provide you with the clearest picture of subsurface conditions. More information.

Site/Civil Engineering

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Draper Aden has the expertise to provide all elements of conceptual and final development plan preparation, site and utility layout, preparation of construction plans and specifications, contract administration, permitting and regulatory and municipal approvals, while our other divisions work to support them. Our team includes registered professional engineers, planners, designers, landscape architects, inspectors, and technicians with extensive site development and infrastructure design experience. More information.

Structural Engineering

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Draper Aden fosters a collaborative, client-focused approach to a wide variety of structural challenges. We combine practical construction knowledge with state-of-the-art engineering analysis and design techniques. Our specialties include cold form metal framing, renovation, and adaptive re-use, and medical office design. More information.


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Accurate, reliable, and responsive service is the hallmark of our surveying team and it’s the reason we have become one of the most respected companies in Virginia and North Carolina.  Licensed professionals and highly trained personnel are the core of the Survey Division. Our field staff uses state-of-the-art equipment such as GPS and Robotic Total Stations as well as fixed-wing and multi-rotor drones equipped with thermal and optical imaging, video, and LiDAR systems to provide accurate data in a timely, efficient manner. These advanced technologies allow us to provide all of the traditional surveying services and much more. More information.

Utilities Engineering

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Water and wastewater planning and design are one of the key services we offer. Our team is ready to assist you in the areas of water supply, distribution, and storage; wastewater collection systems; and water and wastewater treatment. Services include master planning, hydraulic modeling, regulatory compliance, preliminary through final design, bid assistance, construction management, and facility start-up. As one of the oldest services offered by Draper Aden, you can plan your project knowing your water and wastewater infrastructure is in good, experienced hands. More information.

Utility Locating and Mapping

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Accurate subsurface utility information helps owners, engineers, and contractors by giving the most precise information available to help with both design and construction. Our utility locating services help you build with reduced risk of potential costly delays caused by unknown underground conditions. We offer all quality levels of SUE (A-D), with our Vactor HXPR Vacuum Excavation Trucks providing superior Level A utility locating. Our team helps you truly know what is below the surface, giving you peace of mind throughout the design and construction of your projects. More information.

Featured Service Packages

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Contractor Assist

Through every step of construction, we deliver a blend of responsiveness and expertise to be a part of the solution, not part of the problem.


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We engineer the experience for fans, players, parents, and coaches at first class sports facilities where memories are created, dreams are born, and athletic programs flourish.


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Helping you understand what is below the surface leads to peace of mind throughout the design and construction of your projects.


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Virtual Construction

Let us apply new technology that enables quality up-front documentation, 3D visualization, 3D project planning and easy collaboration throughout the project.


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Draper Aden Associates is now part of TRC, a leading national provider of engineering and consulting solutions supporting a clean energy future. Learn more.