Communications, electricity, heat, and water are the basics of modern living. In the Arctic and Subarctic, if you lose one you may lose them all. PDC’s Utilities Market Sector has provided planning, design, and construction administration for utility projects since 1975. We are well acquainted with the challenges that may disrupt utilities services in the far northern latitudes such as winter storms, frost heaving, and extreme temperature dips. Put PDC in charge of your fuel, power, communication, and water distribution projects and gain peace of mind knowing your systems have been prepared for the worst.
Our civil engineering team is experienced and knowledgeable in designing upgrades for current utility lines as well as new systems built to withstand harsh and remote environments or the complexities of project needs in urban settings. PDC’s civil engineers have worked in and around Alaska’s largest cities, military installations, and the most remote rural locations where temperatures, snow loads, and wind speeds can vary dramatically. Rely on us for all your water, wastewater, storm drainage, fuel distribution, power and communications needs.
PDC’s electrical engineers have years of experience in civilian as well as military power distribution, communication, and security systems and can tailor these systems for high altitude electromagnetic pulse hardening.
Complete and submit your EIS with a skilled and knowledgeable environmental engineer on the team.
Protect your valuable switchgear with the right fire suppression system designed by the right fire protection engineer.
Is your water treatment plant located on porous or non-porous ground? Will your distribution lines stay put or could they be affected be erosion? Our geotechnical engineers can tell you.
From HVAC systems to lift stations, our mechanical team has your utilities facility covered from roof to waste lines.
Where is the right place to put your sewage treatment plant near your rural community? Our planners are ready to assist you in making a strategy based on your residents’ thoughts and suggestions.
Utilidors, piping supports, and man-holes are crucial to access your underground utilities. Just as crucial is having a structural engineer on the team for their design.
Find out exactly where your new powerhouse facility will sit in relation to the nearby neighborhood with our surveyors’ insight.