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A Game Changing Approach to Sports Field Design

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]At Draper Aden Associates, we’re huge sports fans and we pride ourselves on providing a game-changing approach to sports field design. We engineer the sports experience for fans, players, parents, and coaches at first-class facilities where memories are created, dreams are born, and athletic programs flourish.   With the FIFA World Cup currently taking place, we wanted to spotlight past projects with a soccer component that perfectly encapsulate our commitment to create a lasting, positive impact. Let’s take a look at three signature projects:   River City Sportsplex (formerly SportsQuest): DAA performed field engineering and construction management for the installation of 12 synthetic turf fields at the River City Sportsplex in Chesterfield, Virginia. Prior to the synthetic turf installation, DAA tested the installed aggregate drainage base as well as the planarity to make sure that the performance met the overall design and specifications. The synthetic turf installation was inspected for seam quality, striping plan...

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DAA Scores Big for Henrico County with Athletic Fields Upgrade

Although Henrico County public schools are quieter for the summer break, there is still a lot of activity on the football fields at Douglas S. Freeman, Hermitage, and Varina high schools. Those schools are the first set of county high schools to receive a major athletic upgrade as the fields are converted from natural grass to synthetic turf fields. Working with Sports Construction Management, DAA is on the project team responsible for designing and installing the new fields. Among the updated features include school names and colors on the tracks surrounding the fields and school logos on the 50-yard lines. Improved underground drainage and stormwater controls are further enhancements for the fields. DAA is responsible for designing the underground drainage and stormwater systems. We’re also is providing surveying, site planning, and civil engineering services....

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Battle at Bristol

Overlooked by most fans the playing surface is one of the most important aspects of a football competition. With the BIG game coming up in Bristol between Virginia Tech and Tennessee and not a lot of time to create a field, AstroTurf asked Draper Aden Associates to team with them. Using scanning technology, in only a few hours we provided survey verification of stone base planarity (proposed grade) of the playing field before the playing surface was installed. Uniformity may not seem like a huge deal tossing the ball around in the backyard but the NCAA has strict tolerance requirements for college football game surfaces. Even though the field is sloped for drainage you might say we helped level the playing field… (pun completely intended!)

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