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: 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.