Test Pile Program Update: September 9, 2016

When the Port of Anchorage (POA) initiated its Test Pile Program earlier this year, careful attention was paid to potential noise impacts. Long- and short-term noise monitors collected data at locations in Government Hill and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Cherry Hill residential area. The monitoring equipment captured baseline noise levels, and compared this to noise generated by the vibratory, diesel, and impact hammers used to drive the 10 48-inch steel pipe indicator piles. Weather data, a potential influence on data Continue reading

Anchorage Port Modernization Program In‐air Noise and Ground‐borne Vibration Analysis Monitoring Report, August 26, 2016

Anchorage Port Modernization Program In‐air Noise and Ground‐borne Vibration Analysis Monitoring Report, August 26, 2016

Executive Summary

Aging infrastructure at the Port of Anchorage (POA) has far exceeded its economic and design life. Some of the oldest parts of the current infrastructure date back to the early 1960s. The POA is planning to undertake a reconstruction project—the Anchorage Port Modernization Program (APMP)—to improve and update these facilities. The APMP is planned for construction between 2017 and 2022 or later, dependent on available funding.

In advance of the APMP, the POA conducted a smaller‐scale effort during Continue reading

North Extension Stabilization Step 1 Progressive Design Build Industry Outreach

PRE-RFP SITE VISITS

Pre-Request for Proposal site visits of the Port of Anchorage North Extension will be conducted as follows:

Sept. 20, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Sept. 21, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Sept. 22, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

pdf_icon Pre-RFP site visit attendance list from Sept. 20-22, 2016 – pdf

Reservations are required as group size is limited to 10 visitors. Reservations may be made by contacting Christine Adams at 907-762-1340 or christine.adams@ch2m.com
Tours will depart from the Port of Continue reading

Logistical-support soldiers enabled Army to hold biggest Alaska training exercise in years

Logistical-support soldiers enabled Army to hold biggest Alaska training exercise in years

KUAC – Fairbanks
By Tim Ellis

Some 5,000 soldiers from around the country and Canada are headed back home after a grueling three-week field-training exercise on ranges around Fort Greely. Arctic Anvil was the biggest exercise U.S. Army-Alaska has held since 2001. It was intended to test the Stryker Brigade’s warfighting abilities. But it also challenged the soldiers who provide logistical support that make operations like Arctic Anvil happen.

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http://www.alaskapublic.org/2016/08/09/logistical-support-soldiers-enabled-army-to-hold-biggest-alaska-training-exercise-in-years/

North Extension Stabilization Step 1 Progressive Design Build Procurement – Industry Outreach Questions and Answers: 08/10/2016

pdf_icon Industry Outreach Questions and Answers 08/10/2016 – pdf

 

Q1: If interviews are conducted, how will the interviews be scored?
A1: Interview scores will be included within the technical score.

Q2: Will the owner put out a separate RFP for inspection and testing?
A2: No, we anticipate that third-party inspection and testing will be required to be provided by the progressive design build (PD/B) contractor.

Q3: At which stage in the project do you expect to have permits in Continue reading

With easy money gone and port dock failing, Anchorage will have to pay

With easy money gone and port dock failing, Anchorage will have to pay

Alaska Dispatch News
By: Charles Wohlforth

Alaska’s megaproject party is over and the roof is still leaking. Or, rather, the dock is leaking.

At the Port of Anchorage, steel pilings that hold up the docks have rusted through and water squirts out of them at low tide.

The irony here is that the money spent on projects that will never be finished would have paid for the modernization of this basic facility, which is a lifeline for the vast Continue reading

Step 1 of the North Extension Stabilization Information Meeting

The Port of Anchorage will host an informational meeting for potential constructors and designers to discuss Step 1 of the Anchorage Port Modernization (reconstruction) Project’s North Extension Stabilization.

What: Step 1 of the North Extension Stabilization Information Meeting
When: August 4, 2016, 10 AM – 12 PM
Where: Conference Room 830 (Mayor’s Conference Room), 8th Floor, Anchorage City Hall, 632 West 6th Ave., Anchorage, AK   (Please note meeting location change)

The Port of Anchorage is moving forward with Continue reading

New insight into beluga whale behavior shows decreased seasonal range in Cook Inlet

New insight into beluga whale behavior shows decreased seasonal range in Cook Inlet

Alaska Dispatch News
By: Alex DeMarban

Newly released studies about one of America’s most endangered animals, the Cook Inlet beluga whale, shed new light on the subspecies and could have implications for the Port of Anchorage’s modernization program and other development in the region.

The studies — recently peer-reviewed and released last week by a National Marine Fisheries Service journal — indicate that the summer range of the small white whales may Continue reading

Alaska Basic Industries Gets New Storage Dome

Alaska Basic Industries Gets New Storage Dome

The Alaska Contractor
By: Rindi White

Alaska Basic Industries in May commissioned a huge new domed storage facility at the Port of Anchorage, a structure that ABI officials say will allow them to offload a whole ship full of Portland cement at one time.

Wes Vander Martin, general manager of ABI, said the new dome, which holds 40,000 short tons of Portland cement, will make planning for the busy construction season easier.

The current storage area a t the Continue reading