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.
In March, BELL was contracted out by LocationSmart, a firm in Southern California specializing in location technologies spanning indoor and outdoor use for any device. They have tested the accuracy of cell phone 9-1-1 calls all over California, and this year they made their way up North. Our Anchorage crew conducted indoor geodetic surveys of 15 different buildings in and around the Anchorage Bowl. This project consisted of determining the precise coordinates and elevation of selected test locations within buildings identified by LocationSmart. LocationSmart set up bases of eight different cell phones and called 9-1-1 simultaneously while we tested points. The cell phones reached a controlled, automated number specifically designed to conduct these experiments. The crew successfully collected and verified points from the following buildings:
- Loussac Library
- Eagle River Rent-A-Can
- Chugiak Wonderland Emporium
- Hotel Captain Cook
- BELL & Associates Office Building
- Fairview Recreation Center
- Anchorage Senior Center
- Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center
- Three Bears Alaska
- Anchorage Museum
- Native Village of Eklutna
- Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
- Anchorage City Hall
- Alaska Airlines Center
- Towne Place Suites by Marriot
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.
Location: Prudhoe Bay, Alaska
In 2015 BELL provided 3D scanning services for 19 complete modules and the associated exterior interconnected piping located at the GC1 facility. This effort was completed to help BP engineers in the projects initial planning phase as well as their sub-contractors in the final design phase. The goal of this project was to have a completed design in place before the next facility turnaround (TAR) to remove and replace the wet-gas piping throughout the facility. BELL laser scanned all the modules associated with project, tied all of the gathered laser scan data to the local plant control network and provided a complete ACAD model of all of the elements within each module including, but not limited to; structural steel, piping down to ½” diameter, electrical boxes and conduit runs, HVAC, instrumentation, and architectural features sertraline anxiety.
Location: Deadhorse, Alaska
BELL provided civil, land surveying, mechanical, and plumbing design for this 93,700 SF production facility. Design included hydronic heat and gas fired boilers, ventilation for shop areas and office spaces, and self-contained water storage with drain/fill hookups coordinated with the local service providers requirements.
Location: North Slope, Interior, Alaska
BELL provided surveying services to a large natural gas pipeline (AKLNG). A total of two crews provided survey support for environmental team to conduct research over the proposed pipeline and gas treatment plant on Alaska’s North Slope and Interior.
Location: North Slope, Alaska
BELL has had maintained a stable and continuous presence on Alaska’s North Slope for more than 37 years.
Our team recognizes how important the oil & gas industry is for Alaska’s economy and ultimately, Alaskan residents.
BELL has been providing surveying, civil engineering, mechanical engineering and 3D laser scanning for our current term contract with BP Exploration, Alaska (BPXA) for 32 years, which involves standard daily practices including supervising field and office personnel in various surveying tasks for all pads, roadways, pipeline routes, and site facilities. We also provide quality control services for installed earthen and concrete materials and civil engineering support for the design of new and/or improved sites throughout the oil patch. In summary, we are in charge of the coordination and technical oversight of civil engineering, surveying, and quality assurance in pipeline and facility construction projects.