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Employee Spotlight: Ted Dean

At DAA we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. Check back at the beginning of every month to see who's in the spotlight! Ted Dean, PG Title: Geophysical Services Team Leader Division: Geotechnical Engineering Alma Mater: Radford University and Texas A&M Hometown: Alexandria, VA Birthday: March 27   What 3 words would you use to describe working at DAA? Hectic, challenging, rewarding   Favorite thing about working at DAA? Being part of a diverse company with a variety of services.   In your experience here, is there a project that really stands out? Why? The most interesting project of my career was exploring a prospective quarry of several hundred acres for a local quarry company. For that project we used geophysics as an initial exploration tool and used the results to qualify the prospect into various zones based on overburden thickness and rock quality inferred from the geophysics. We were then in charge of collecting and logging many hundreds...

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Draper Aden Announces New Principal, Senior Associates, and Associates

  Since 1972, Draper Aden Associates’ success has been thanks in large part to our experienced and dedicated team members who leave a lasting positive impact on the communities we serve. Recognizing those that truly live our values, we are pleased to announce our newly elected principal, senior associates, and associates. These team member’s share our passion for solving complex engineering challenges; adopt our commitment to exceptional client service; and embody our vision for improving the world around us. New Principal David Spriggs, PE Division Manager Structural Division Hired at DAA in 2004 Dave has a broad background of experience in analysis and design of structural systems for industrial, commercial, and institutional buildings.  Much of his work has involved the alteration or addition to an existing building or facility, and consequently he is well versed in the complexities of integrating new structural elements into existing architectural and mechanical features. Most Influential Project: One of Dave's favorite projects was the Richmond International Airport Terminal Expansion. The...

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