BELL recently completed a surveying support project for the expansion of the Municipality of Anchorage (AWWU) Archive Building located on E 94th Court Anchorage, Alaska. Our team lead the effort for design surveying, construction staking and as-built. We also provided additional services as requested: civil engineering (existing site/demolition plan, civil site plan, grading, drainage, AG-21, erosion control, and construction details), mechanical design, and our 3D laser scanning capabilities. By scanning the whole building, inside and out, we were able to create a “Google Street View” of the project building and location. This was an accelerated schedule and was completed 60 days from NTP.
Design of this 21,552 SF 2 story facility (with 11 residential units on the second floor) included electric water heater electric heat convectors, PEX plumbing for potable water, bathroom & kitchen exhaust fans, and natural ventilation for the residential units and mechanical ventilation with electric heat convectors for the first floor that is waiting on tenant improvements. Design also include public spaces, central laundry room, and mechanical spaces.
Design for this approximately 13,000 SF museum and cultural heritage center included a complete HVAC system to include tight humidity and temperature control, as well as four staged biomass boilers with a back up fuel oil boiler located in a separate boiler building. The new boiler system, also serves an existing facility on the project site. Design also included all required plumbing. This facility includes display areas, archive room, office space, loading/unloading area, and a meeting/craft area.
The project consisting of a 67,000-square foot facility on Alaska’s North Slope that included a 20,000-square foot aircraft hangar, 47,000 square feet of offices, 24 individual living quarters, a full commercial kitchen, and cargo handling facilities. This facility also includes a medical facility and indoor ambulance storage. The design allowed for: 65,000 gallons of fire water storage; hydronic heating systems; constant volume ventilation systems; in-floor radiant heat for living areas and offices; and, snow melt for entries, the hangar door, and all overhead doors. Since the facility is located in an area with no water distribution, domestic water storage and on-site waste disposal were also provided; these two systems require special design considerations to provide domestic water at the proper pressure, they also provide lift stations to remove the waste from various areas throughout the facility.
Location: Girdwood, Alaska
In 2012 BELL provided laser scanning services to Z-Architects to scan the inside of the Sitzmark Bar Grill located in Girdwood, Alaska. This purpose of this project was accurately dimension the ceiling area for placement of sound panels. The main issues were that the ceiling was high (accessible by scaffolding only), irregularly shaped, and had various lighting and piping hanging from it. The dimensions and conflicts of the various sections were identified using the laser scan data allowing the panels to be pre-fabricated so that the scaffolding only had to be erected for installation, thereby minimizing the disturbance to the restaurant.
The project involved developing a 3.63 acre parcel for the construction of a 47,161 s.f. multi-use commercial building with parking lot. The building phase consisted of retail suites and mechanical room on the first floor and two offices on the second floor. BELL provided topographic and as-built survey, civil engineering design, permitting and construction assistance. Engineering design drawings were prepared to meet current Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) standards and design criteria. BELL prepared the civil site plan, grading and drainage plan, erosion control plan, and design of utility service lines and storm water system. Type 3 Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) was also prepared for this project.