Scanning for the MOA AWWU

AWWU – King Street Archives Building Expansion

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.

Surveying the Dena'ina Center

Indoor Geodetic Surveys

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:

  1. Loussac Library
  2. Eagle River Rent-A-Can
  3. Chugiak Wonderland Emporium
  4. Hotel Captain Cook
  5. BELL & Associates Office Building
  6. Fairview Recreation Center
  7. Anchorage Senior Center
  8. Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center
  9. Three Bears Alaska
  10. Anchorage Museum
  11. Native Village of Eklutna
  12. Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
  13. Anchorage City Hall
  14. Alaska Airlines Center
  15. Towne Place Suites by Marriot
Anchorage Wildlife Conservation Center

Anchorage Wildlife Conservation Center

We have been involved in most of the new additions including the AWCC Master Plan. In 2015 BELL used laser scanning to provide an as-built and quantities for a redesign of the Caribou Exhibit and surrounding infrastructure. BELL provided the client with the quantity and contouring for a large (6,000 cubic yard) mound that was constructed within the exhibit. BELL also provided the client with existing and final design grading plans and provided support to the client to get the necessary permitting require to complete the project.