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2014 Summer Conference Sponsor Profiles
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GHD is one of the world’s leading engineering, architecture and environmental consulting companies. Wholly-owned by its people, GHD is dedicated to understanding and helping our clients achieve their goals in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. Operating globally and delivering services locally, our network of 6500 professionals collaborate to improve the built, economic and social environment of the communities in which we operate. Visit

IMAGINiT Technologies

IMAGINiT Technologies, a Rand Worldwide Company, is the world’s largest provider of enterprise solutions to the engineering community, including the building, manufacturing, civil and mapping industries. With over 25 years of experience, and over 45 offices throughout North America and Asia Pacific, we provide the expertise, training and support to help companies realize the full power of design technology, maximize ROI and gain competitive advantage.
IMAGINiT is a leading provider of Autodesk software solutions and the largest North American Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC) partner. All of our locations are supported by a vast pool of engineering resources focused on developing real-life business solutions for their local clients. For more information please visit

Joyce Engineering

Founded in 1983, Joyce Engineering is a full-service Consulting Engineering firm with clients throughout the southeastern U.S. While historically known for its Waste Industry engineering expertise, during the past decade Joyce Engineering has developed a unique team of engineers, environmental scientists and consultants that provide technical experience on various environmental and energy projects. JOYCE has expanded its engineering and environmental teams to include consultants in stormwater management, site development/master planning, geotechnical evaluations, groundwater monitoring and remediation, landfill gas monitoring and remediation, leachate management, air quality, construction administration, and construction quality assurance/quality control. Joyce is a client-centered business that serves a client base composed of local governments, industries, private sector companies and regional authorities. Visit

Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA)

VHDA is a self-supporting, not-for-profit organization created by the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1972, to help Virginians attain quality, affordable housing. VHDA provides mortgages, primarily for first-time homebuyers and developers of quality rental housing. We use no state taxpayer dollars, but raise money in the capital markets to fund our loans. We also teach free homeownership classes, and help people with disabilities and the elderly make their homes more livable. VHDA works with lenders, developers, local governments, community service organizations and others to help put quality housing within the reach of every Virginian. Since our founding, VHDA has committed financing for more than 174,500 single family homes and 135,000 multifamily units. Visit

Virginia Resources Authority (VRA) 

Created in 1984, the Virginia Resources Authority (VRA) provides innovative, cost-effective and sustainable financial solutions to build vibrant and healthy communities in Virginia. Since its inception, VRA has supported over 1000 infrastructure projects with over $5.5 billion in financing. Visit  


Draper Aden Associates 

From planning through construction phase services, Draper Aden Associates will help you achieve a lasting positive impact for your community. We are a full-service consulting engineering, surveying, and environmental services firm with offices located across Virginia. Ask us how we can help you overcome your challenges. Visit

Terra Tech Engineering Services, P.C. 

Terra Tech was founded in 1997 in an effort to provide quality mining and civil engineering to the surrounding Appalachian region. Terra Tech has grown since its inception from a small, specialized firm to a multi-disciplined organization. We pride ourselves in being involved with each project from the top down. Each and every employee and owner are readily available to clients when any need arises. Every member of a project team is considered as valued as the next and is taught to work hands on with associated client groups, governmental agencies and/or committees.
Our specialties include consulting, planning and design services, civil, mining, geotechnical, mechanical, electrical, structural and environmental engineering, building design, property, subdivision, and stake-out surveying, construction inspection and quality control testing, public water system and sewer treatment design. Visit


The Berkley Group 

We specialize in local government services; transportation planning and project management; long range planning including comprehensive planning, zoning & subdivision ordinances, community & neighborhood facilitation, and capital improvement planning; expert testimony and other services. We bring a collaborative approach to our projects and have an array of additional professional resources.
Our staff brings over thirty years of direct experience in local government and we have strong ties to the Commonwealth. We understand the challenges facing local governments today and our small size allows us to provide personal attention and superior service delivery to our clients. Our mission is straightforward: to partner with our clients to achieve their goals. Visit