Company: STG Inc.
Client: Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
Location: Bethel, AK
Project Details: In October 2016 STG began work on the YKHC Bethel Clinic and Hospital Remodel Project. This project is for the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation for expansion of their current facilities at the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta Regional Hospital in Bethel, AK, to include the addition of a new three story clinic building and renovation of portions of their existing facilities. STG was awarded a contract as a sub to ASKW-Davis to provide all labor and equipment required for the installation of all pipe piles, H-piles, associated caps, and vertical thermoprobes.
Phase 1 of this project included the installation of (254) 20” Pipe Piles, (4) HP10 H Piles, (160) Vertical Thermoprobes. This work began in October 2016 with all piles in the ground at the end of January 2017. A change order was issued in January as well that added the installation of 5 HDPE thermistor string tubes. To complete this work the crew rented a HDPE fusion machine to fuse together the thermistor pipe assemblies. On April 3rd our crew will go back out to complete the welding of the pile caps which will complete phase 1 work.
During phase 1 our crew overcame obstacles along the way such as working in tight spaces installing piles and thermoprobes between the existing building and the heat exchange lines. When unfavorable ground conditions were encountered our crew adjusted their means and methods, did some research and came up with a solution to finish installing the remaining thermoprobes with the use of tremie water placement and vibration. This method worked great and got the job done!
Phase 2 will begin in the Spring of 2019 and includes the installation of (15) 20” Pipe Piles, (2) HP10 H Piles, (15) Vertical Thermoprobes.
Company: Tunista Construction, LLC
Client: United States Airforce
Location: Barksdale AFB, Louisiana
Project Details: In December 2015, Tunista completed a three-phase project to create a functional water storage solution at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. In the first phase, TCL constructed a new 200,000-gallon water storage tank. Due to the soil conditions discovered by TCL, the tower was erected using drill piers and cast-in-place concrete. Phase two was the demolition of an existing elevated water storage tank that dated back to WW2, and complete restoration of the site. Phase three was a piping modification on a second existing tank in a high-security area on the base.
Tunista Construction also performed site work including access drive, pipeline connections, splash pads, excavation, backfill, and grading.
Company: Brice Marine
Client: Carlile Transportation Systems Inc.
Location: Pasco, WA & Beluga, AK
Project Details: In 2011, Carlile Transportation Systems Inc. contracted with Brice Marine LLC to provide barge transportation of nine 120-ton modules for the ConocoPhillips Beluga Wellhead Compressor Project. Using their articulated tug and barge (ATB), Brice Marine transported the modules from Pasco, WA, directly to the beach landing project site at Beluga in Southcentral Alaska.
Company: Brice Equipment
Location: Kuparuk-Alpine-CD5, AK
Project Details: Brice Equipment holds an MSA with ConocoPhillips and has provided support equipment and field services since 2010. In 2012, ConocoPhillips asked Brice Equipment to provide the majority of their exploratory support equipment including on-site support from Deadhorse.
Company: Brice Marine
Client: ATS International (ATSI)
Location: Fire Island, Alaska
Project Details: In 2012 Brice Marine participated in a transport of 11 wind turbines from the Port of Anchorage, Alaska to Fire Island (Pacific Maritime, 2012). Supplying an articulated tug and barge, Brice Marine was able to access Fire Island, which is three miles off the coast. Because there is a lack of infrastructure on Fire Island, few alternatives existed to transport the turbines, which have the capacity of generating 17.6 megawatts of power annually for the Chugach Electric Association. A team of engineers and the Port of Anchorage made a series of precise calculations in order to accommodate the tides during the transport. The Brice Marine ramp barge was able to land precisely, in 14 separate runs, on the beach of the island so the turbines could be offloaded on an even ramp. ATSI Vice President Joe Goering, was quoted as saying, “At the end of the day the math worked out and we really had no incidents. Everything went smoother than we expected.”