This fast-tracked, Design-Build project entailed design for a new two-story, 24,000 square-foot science center. Shortly after award in January of 2021, building material prices saw a dramatic increase. CRW expedited the structural design to allow the contractor to lock in material prices to keep the project on budget. With a reduced design window, CRW worked diligently with the design team to make rapid design decisions to meet the aggressive schedule. The structural systems for the building consisted of structural steel frame, concentric-braced frame, and reinforced concrete foundations.
CRW is supporting the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) and the Native Village of Eyak in developing the Copper River Highway Transportation Master Plan (CRH TMP). The CRH TMP is being prepared in accordance with Federal Highway Administration and DOT&PF’s planning requirements and will reference DOT&PF Planning and Environmental Linkages Guidebook recommendations. Goals of the CRH TMP are to: document existing conditions and efforts regarding the use of the CRH, the Million Dollar Bridge, and recreational and resource monitoring sites within the study area; collect data regarding previous and existing planning efforts focused on the study area; conduct stakeholder and public outreach to develop a vision statement for the CRH and study area; as well as identify transportation needs and issues along the CRH to and including the Million Dollar Bridge. For more information, please visit the DOT&PF project website:https://dot.alaska.gov/nreg/copperriverhighway/
CRW is assisting the NVE with the development of a Housing Master Plan in Cordova. The NVE and the City of Cordova recognize that there is a significant need for housing in the community of Cordova and are working to identify funding and increase housing programs for the good of the NVE Tribal Members and all Cordova residents. The Housing Master Plan includes an analysis of existing land available for housing development, needs analysis, survey data, community and public outreach, and site development recommendations. CRW is also working with the NVE to facilitate a housing committee as part of this effort to make sure that local stakeholders are involved in the planning process.