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Science Museum of Virginia Expansion Wins Regional Award

The Science Museum of Virginia, located in a former train station along West Broad Street in the City of Richmond, is a beacon of discovery in Virginia. First opened 40 years ago, the museum strives to serve as a catalyst for inspiration and place that sparks curiosity. The Science Museum attracts hundreds of thousands of guests annually through exhibits, artifacts, and interactive technologies. This popularity also posed challenges for the institution and created a need to expand the existing facility in order to provide greater opportunities to meet the Science Museum’s mission. Under the leadership of Rich Conti, the Science Museum embarked on an ambitious campaign to renovate the existing museum and expand with the addition of the Dewey Gottwald Center, a $12 million facility that offers dynamic spaces for events and meetings. Highlighting the success of this project, it was recently honored by Engineering News-Record as the ENR Mid-Atlantic Best...

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DAA Weekly Reading List: Virtual Construction, ENR, Water Savings

What’s new and noteworthy this week in the engineering and design world? At Draper Aden Associates, we’re following these stories and think you should too! Virtual Construction Delivers When you think of virtual construction you probably think of visually appealing 3D models and laser scans, but there's so much more! Virtual construction tools are a cost effective way to get exact project specs that let you problem-solve before the first shovel hits the ground. It's also putting your whole team on the same page with models that are precise. Get even more on virtual construction in this great article by Tim Dean and Dwayne Sellers in Inside Business.       Big Winners We're happy to say we were involved with two of the Best Project Winners for ENR's Mid Atlantic Region: Best Manufacturing Project-Stone Brewing Co. in Richmond (working with Hourigan Construction) and the Sports/Entertainment Award of Merit for the Virginia Tech Indoor Training Facility in Blacksburg...

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