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10 Years Later: VCU Health System’s Critical Care Hospital

Leaving a lasting, positive impact in the communities we serve is at the very core of our firm. But what does that impact look like long term? We wanted to find out and decided to have an occasional review on the blog of major projects and their impact over the years. There’s no better place to start than VCU Health System’s Critical Care Hospital, which transformed both the VCU Health campus and downtown Richmond, VA. First opened in 2008, the facility is Virginia’s only hospital devoted to critical care. The 15-level hospital includes over 365,000 square feet and represented a $184 million investment. The critical care tower significantly increased the critical care capacity at VCU’s medical center and was the largest capital construction project in the medical center’s history. Draper Aden provided surveying, construction stakeout, environmental, site planning, design, utilities, and transportation engineering services for the construction of this facility, including both...

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Additional Stormwater Discussions on the Web

There are many individuals, organizations and companies that sponsor and contribute towards the online stormwater discussions not just in Virginia, but throughout the country. The Inlet was established to help sort through the pages upon pages and numerous forums out there. When we come across sources of news and information that demonstrate practical value to our readers or perspectives that push the thought process, we are pleased to introduce others to this information that we ourselves appreciate. Here is a new blog which has caught our attention on multiple occasions in recent days. is produced by Contech - a national manufacturer of civil engineering site products for drainage, erosion control, retaining wall, sanitary, soil stabilization and stormwater solutions. Click the link to read more about "The Economics of Stormwater Re-Use", "Why We Need a National BMP Evaluation Program" and others....

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