other support facilities and is estimated to be
completed by mid-2018. The general contractor is Hamilton Construction.
Biorka Island Dock Replacement
R&M provided design and permitting for replacement of a 1950s-era dock owned by FAA
on Biorka Island near Sitka. The work included conceptual planning/alternatives analysis;
wind/wave analyses; upland and bathymetric
surveys; geotechnical explorations; structural,
mechanical, and electrical design; and environmental permitting. Due to the remoteness
of the site and lack of construction resources,
the pier will be a steel pile supported structure with precast concrete deck elements. A
floating dock and 80-foot-long access gangway will be provided for personnel access via
small craft. A fuel header, utility building, and
eight ton pedestal crane will also be provided.
The submittal review, materials procurement,
and prefabrications are currently underway.
Onsite construction work is estimated to continue through October. The design cost was
$981,202, and Turnagain Marine Construction is the general contractor.
Aniak Airport Runway Shift Project
Stantec is the engineer on a $39.9 million proj-
ect at the Aniak Airport to shift the 6,000-foot-
long runway 260 feet laterally to comply with
FAA safety requirements. The project contrac-
tor is Knik Construction. Project construction
began this spring. The project will include
a new runway and new runway safety area;
new taxiways; apron reconstruction; removal
of obstacles and obstructions, including mul-
tiple buildings; relocation of 1,900 feet of road;
a new maintenance building; design support
of FAA NAVAIDS; drainage improvements;
utility relocates; security fencing; and con-
taminated soil remediation.
Anchorage International Airport
Bethel Airport Improvements
The Stantec aviation design team provided
design to replace two aprons and a variety
of improvements at Bethel Airport. The $6.9
million project includes replacing adjacent
taxi lanes and taxiways, expanding a separate
apron, improving perimeter security fencing,
access controls to various gates, and installing electric outlets at tie-downs at the main
Southwest Alaska air hub. Construction field
work started in May, and Knik Construction
is the contractor.
Gambell Airport Pavement Rehab,
Stantec is the engineer and design lead on a
project to renovate the existing runway, taxiway, and apron at the Gambell Airport. The
nearly $7 million project will replace those
paved areas with four inches of hot mix asphalt. Knik Construction is the contractor.
The entire airport lighting systems will be replaced with the new lighting controls moved
inside of the existing airport snow removal
equipment building. The airport also will receive a new segmented circle and lighted wind
cone, rotating beacon, tie downs, and fencing.
Runway Repair at Nome Airport
R&M’s airport design group’s final design
package for runway repair at Nome Airport
is scheduled to be complete in mid-June. The
project will be bid in summer 2018 and is slat-
ed for construction in 2019. It will reconstruct
five isolated settlement areas on the main and
crosswind runways of Nome Airport. The
airport has a history of reoccurring dips at
the Runway 10 end, and the Runway 21 ex-
tension has settled significantly since its con-
struction in 2014. Currently, the high severity
Stantec is the designer of a $30 million, 30,000-square-foot Nightmute K- 12 school that should be completed in spring 2019.