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Draper Aden Associates Featured on Cover of College Planning & Management

Throughout its 45-year history, Draper Aden Associates has maintained a strong commitment to serving higher education institutions in the Mid-Atlantic. A critical concern for many colleges and universities is understanding their infrastructure needs. It’s easy to focus on campus infrastructure when new projects are planned. Considering underground, utility, and other infrastructure needs is certainly important when new construction begins. However, colleges and universities increasingly face difficult challenges with regards to existing and hidden infrastructure. Draper Aden is a leading voice on proactive approaches that higher education institutions can take to address these needs. Glenn Telfer, development and technical leader for Sustainable Design, and Jeff Nelson, Educational and Institutional practice leader, shared best practices for colleges and universities to tackle underground infrastructure on campus. Their guest article was the cover story for the June 2017 issue of College Planning & Management magazine.   Glenn and Jeff explored infrastructure maintenance and repair and outlined...

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How Will Virginia Stormwater TMDL’s Affect Virginia Colleges and Universities?

The Virginia TMDL implementation process is moving ahead. Planning District Commissions have forwarded requests to municipalities for data to be submitted by February, 2012, but state Colleges and Universities may not be fully included in this process. Often municipalities may submitt land cover data and BMP data on behalf of the institution without consultation or submit data without including the land area of these campuses. Either approach can leave the institution unrepresented in the process and may result in increased TMDL reduction allocations. The following is a summary of recent conversation with DCR on this topic: If a College or University has an MS4 permit, the institution will report compliance with TMDL directly to DCR. DCR is committed in concept to TMDL reductions as outlined in the Phase 1 Watershed Implementation Plan ( WIP 1) DCR should have actual reduction targets by early 2012., but will be close to WIP 1 targets as follows: 9% reduction – nitrogen 16% reduction –...

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