PDC is the Alaskan firm with the breadth and depth of expertise in civil engineering to provide solutions in locations where the temperatures range from 100 below to 100 above; where snowfalls reach 10 feet and more; where design wind loads exceed 150 mph; and where access and communications are the life lines for the communities. Whether you are looking for transportation, utility, or site design, we have the technical skills to develop solutions, the management skills to help guide the process from funding through construction. Our in-house staff of environmental analysts, planners, GIS and CAD technicians to help make your project a success.
Aviation in Alaska plays a major role in the transportation of goods and services, with nearly 250 communities in Alaska only available by air. When not travelling by air, Alaska’s relatively small road network is challenged by the geological and logistical issues associated with a state that spans the width of the contiguous United States, and the Alaska Railroad transports passengers and goods and services between the major population hubs in Alaska. PDC’s engineers understand the unique Alaskan challenges associated with each of these modes of transportation and how to deliver safe, cost effective and constructible solutions.
It is a challenging job for our clients, both urban and rural, to deliver utility service in the Arctic and sub-Arctic climates of Alaska. Ground conditions can be especially challenging, and a pipe failure at 50 below is devastating. Overcoming these challenges requires that water, wastewater, storm water and natural gas systems in both urban and rural settings be extremely reliable and easily maintained.
PDC’s site designers are some of our most versatile engineers. Providing site infrastructure to new or existing facilities requires technical expertise in transportation (parking lots and circulatory roadways) and utilities (water, sewer, natural gas) , as well as the ability to collaborate with a larger team of architects and engineers. PDC excels at developing functional site designs with a focus on minimizing long term maintenance issues.
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) policies and regulations can be a lengthy and complex process with the ability to greatly impact project schedules and costs. Our environmental team functions as a link between clients, engineers, scientists, agencies, and the public to ensure that the process proceeds smoothly. Communication, innovation, and technical competence are the foundation of our success in NEPA document preparation, field studies, and permitting.