AGC Alaska Conference report

Cassell Construction Estimating

Our CEO Barry Cassell spoke at the 68th annual AGC Alaska conference in Anchorage last month. Barry's session, "Construction Tech Today and Tomorrow" provided historical perspective and a look ahead at the progress of technology in our industry. Among topics covered, a recent survey by McKinsey Global Institute pegged Construction next-to-last of all major industries [ ] Construction Operations Construction Technology Estimating News and Events

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AGC Alaska Conference report

Cassell Construction Estimating

Our CEO Barry Cassell spoke at the 68th annual AGC Alaska conference in Anchorage last month. The post AGC Alaska Conference report appeared first on Cassell Consulting - Construction Operations Consulting. Barry’s session, “Construction Tech Today and Tomorrow” provided historical perspective and a look ahead at the progress of technology in our industry.

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Alaska Tidal Energy Pilot Project Moves Forward

ENR Construction

plans to develop tidal energy project in Cook Inlet, Alaska Portland-Maine based Ocean Renewable Power Co.

Collaborative Construction Blog: Alaska Explores Shale Production

Collaborative Construction

Alaska Explores Shale Production. Alaska, like many other governmental entities with access to oil and gas resources, is taking a long hard look at the shale formations in existing fields. Alaska appears to be thinking along those very lines. The longer drilling is banned on the North Slope and off shore in Alaska the more attractive re-exploration of existing oil and gas fields will be there. Alaska Explores Shale. Alaska Explores Shale Production.

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An Earthbag Root Cellar in Alaska

Natural Building

Here is one couple’s experience with an earthbag root cellar in Alaska: www.youtube.com. The post An Earthbag Root Cellar in Alaska appeared first on Natural Building Blog. Building Styles Ceilings Climate Earthbag Building Ecological Living Gardening Homesteading

Alaska construction spending to near $7B in 2020

Construction Dive

The state has a lot of construction going on year after year, with 41,300 jobs related to construction in 2018 averaging wages of almost $80,000 a year

New Housing Design in Alaska Combines Indigenous Wisdom with 21st Century Technology

Pro Builder

New Housing Design in Alaska Combines Indigenous Wisdom with 21st Century Technology. Many houses in the state were built during the building frenzy in the 1970s when the Trans-Alaska Pipeline transformed Alaska into a petroleum state.

Reopening Alaska: What Businesses Need to Know about Workplace Safety and Preventing the Spread of Covid-19

Safety Services Company

Following the Basic Measures for Reopening in Alaska. The above guidelines represent the general guidelines supported by Alaskan legislators, which are part of the Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan announced by Alaskan governor Mike Dunleavy.

We’re presenting Construction Tech at AGC Alaska 11/9 in Anchorage

Cassell Construction Estimating

Please come join us at AGC Alaska in Anchorage November 9-12. Registration for the conference is still open – if your company does business in our industry in Alaska, you should be there! The post We’re presenting Construction Tech at AGC Alaska 11/9 in Anchorage appeared first on Cassell Consulting - Construction Operations Consulting. We’re presenting the session “Construction Tech: Today + Tomorrow” on Wednesday at 2:45.

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Alaska Gas Line to Begin Construction in 2020

Construction Equipment

Alaska’s anticipated natural gas line is on track to begin construction by 2020. According to an article in The Cordova Times, written by Alaska Governor Bill Walker, there is no other project that comes as close to addressing the immediate and long-term needs of Alaska as quickly as the gas line

Port of Alaska construction costs soar to nearly $2B

Construction Dive

The cost is nearly twice earlier estimates, which the port's home city, Anchorage, cannot afford — but one official says the necessary funds could be raised by increasing tariffs on incoming cargo

Alaska DOT Tests Icebreaker Plow

Construction Equipment

The Alaska Department of Transportation took a Raiko icebraker to the icy roads of Fairbanks on Nov. 18, before sending it to Anchorage early this week. According to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner , the 3,800-pound machine, made by Finnish company Sah-Ko Oy, crushes ice with a roller covered in metal spikes

Alaska requests $925M for transportation, infrastructure

Construction Dive

The state's surface transportation program would receive the largest amount — $670 million

Alaska’s high-flying hydronics

Contractor Magazine

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — On Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER), near Anchorage, Alaska, construction is booming like the sound barrier being shattered. The USAF’s 3 rd Wing is stationed at JBER, ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. The unit includes F-22 Raptors: the world’s most advanced stealth fighter aircraft. read more. Hydronics Systems

6 Billion Barrels of Light Oil Discovered in Alaska

Construction Equipment

Caelus Energy Alaska Smith Bay LLC announced Tuesday it has made a significant light oil discovery on its Smith Bay state leases on the North Slope of Alaska. The oil find is located in Smith Bay , about 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, less than 2 miles offshore in water less than 6 feet deep. Based on two wells drilled in early 2016 and 126 square miles of existing 3D seismic, Caelus estimates the oil in place under the current leasehold to be 6 billion barrels

Court Nixes ConocoPhillips $6B Alaska Oil Project's First Construction Permit

ENR Construction

Energy giant could appeal ruling, but it would force environmental re-analysis of the Willow project on the North Slope, which could delay major work by two years or more

Court Nixes $6B Alaska Oil Project's First Construction Permit

ENR Construction

Ruling forces redo of environmental reviews of ConocoPhillips Willow project on North Slope, delaying major work by two years or more

First Female Caterpillar Diesel Field Mechanic in Alaska

Construction Equipment

. . Owner of PowerTech Generation in Juneau, Alaska, Nancy Boyle doesn't back down from a challenge. A woman raised to be confident in her own skills and common sense, Boyle early on determined the way for her to make money and have job security was training in an industry with a high demand for skilled workers. In less than a year and a half, Boyle graduated from the Diesel Technician program at Clark College, Vancouver, Washington with a 3.99

Alaska Will Pay $30K to Give You Their Bridge

Construction Equipment

The Alaska DOT is planning to replace the Iliamna River Bridge and is making the old red bridge available to anyone willing to move and assume the maintenance and preservation responsibilities as a historical structure. . Perhaps you’ve burned a few too many of your old ones, or need something to cross troubled waters, or have a troll to buy for this holiday season. Whatever your reason, if you need a bridge you’re in luck.

Maine Firm Is Set to Deploy Second Tidal River Power System in Alaska

ENR Construction

Fabricators for Ocean Renewable Power Co. take lessons from predecessor system operating 240 miles south or Anchorage since October 2019

Up North in Alaska, a Development Showdown

ENR Construction

?Alaska''s governor squares off against contractors and lawmakers over controversial and costly mega-projects. Business Management

Climate Change: Hell on Alaska's Formerly Frozen Highways

Construction Equipment

The Alaska Highway's roadbeds are melting. “It’s It’s the single biggest geotechnical problem we have,” said Jeff Currey, materials engineer for the northern region of Alaska’s Department of Transportation. The Romans built roads 2,000 years ago that people are still using. On the other hand, we have built roads that within a year or two, without any maintenance, look like a roller coaster because they are built over thaw-unstable permafrost

Alaska contractor standardizes residential, commercial projects

Contractor Magazine

The power of prefab. Klebs Mechanical’s work runs the gamut, from residential boiler swap-outs to work at Elmendorf-Richardson Air Force Base and Anchorage Zoo. Its 50 employees have found ways to apply prefab work to almost every application. read more. Hydronics Systems Plumbing Contractor Registered User

John Aho: Engineer Pushed for Seismic Safety in Alaska Ahead of 2018 Earthquake

ENR Construction

The son of a pioneer bush pilot in Alaska, structural engineer John Aho spent decades working toward earthquake preparedness

Engineer Pushed for Seismic Safety in Alaska Ahead of 2018 Earthquake

ENR Construction

The son of a pioneer bush pilot in Alaska, structural engineer John Aho spent decades working toward earthquake preparedness

Granite Flooring & How to Install Granite Flooring

Civiconcepts

Granite Flooring is known for a few decades now and it is becoming increasingly popular nowadays. One of the reasons for its increasing popularity is because it offers wide design options at a reasonable rate. What is Granite- A Stone?

Corps Issues Favorable EIS for Controversial Alaska Mine

ENR Construction

If a favorable record of decision is issued for the Pebble project, developers say it will take two to three more years to obtain necessary state permits

Alaska Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

Business Facilities

A comprehensive list of Alaska financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities. Alaska Incentives and Workforce Development Guide appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. State Incentives Abatements Business Incentives Capital Investment Exemptions Finance Financing Funds Grants Loans workforce development

Alaska Tiny House That Really Has it All

Jetson Green

But so far none have come up with quite as many ingenious space-saving features as the ones in the tiny home recently completed by Ana White and her husband Jacob in Alaska. In rural Alaska where Ana is based that is a necessity, due to the lack of other specialized stores in the area. Related Articles on JetsonGreen.com: Mother of Two Builds Tiny Family Home in Alaska.

Port of Alaska, short on cash, moving forward with portion of $2B modernization

Construction Dive

Officials plan to use the $60 million they currently have on hand to fund the first year of construction

Legacy Award: Flying with Alaska's Airfield Engineer

ENR Construction

Earl Korynta—Legacy Award winner and pilot—is both designer and user of the state’s biggest aviation projects

New Phase for Alaska's Massive LNG Pipeline Project

ENR Construction

Design and engineering of a major new pipeline to deliver natural gas from Alaska’s North Slope to Alaskans is underway, which is a milestone no previous Alaska gasline project has achieved. Infrastructure

Alaska Moves To Resume Planning for $5.6-Billion Hydropower Project

ENR Construction

Studies have resumed for the $5.6-billion Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project in Alaska, following clarification in July of an executive order by Gov. Bill Walker (D) limiting government spending. Infrastructure

Half Of U.S. States To See Minimum Wage Increases In 2021

Business Facilities

Many states will make changes to their minimum wage laws in 2021; greatest impacts will be seen in California, Washington and Florida. Read: Half Of U.S. States To See Minimum Wage Increases In 2021 at BusinessFacilities.com.

Alaska Contractors See Bond Amount Increase

Construction Business Owner

With the signing of Senate Bill 193 by Governor Parnell in July of 2014, Alaskan bond amounts increased significantly when the law took effect on January 1. This new law addresses a series of long-standing issues in the Alaskan contractor industry

DOE Funds Tidal River Power System in Remote Alaska

ENR Construction

Developers of a grid-connected tidal energy project in a remote region of southwestern Alaska have received a $2.3-million award from the Dept. of Energy to continue work on a cross-flow river current turbine system

Mother of Two Builds Tiny Family Home in Alaska

Jetson Green

Ana White, a stay at home mom and blogger, recently built a great tiny home in Alaska. It doesn’t feature a water hookup, but apparently that’s not an uncommon thing in Alaska, where temperatures get very low in winter. She blogs about creating DIY furniture, so she has some experience designing and building things. Yet she still had to learn a lot about carpentry to complete this project.

EPA Reverses Itself on Alaska Pebble Mine Proposal

ENR Construction

Environmental Protection Agency will leave in place Obama-era protections against mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay as the U.S. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reviews Northern Dynasty Mineral’s permit for the Pebble Mine, the agency said on Jan.

EPA Says Alaska Gold Mine Can Move Forward

ENR Construction

Northern Dynasty Minerals can move forward with its controversial plan to develop its Pebble Mine, a gold and copper mine proposed to be located in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

Firms Face $882K Safety Fine For Alaska Power Project Violations

ENR Construction

Three contractors have been hit with $882,000 in fines and 24 citations from the Alaska Dept. of Labor for their roles in a safety-related incident last September on a project for Anchorage Municipal Light and Power