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University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus Exterior Renovations 

Customer University of Alaska
Location Nome, Alaska
Completed December 2011
Contract $610,175
Market State Government, Education

After the University of Alaska received a federal grant for energy efficient improvements to its rural campus facilities they selected ASRC Builders through a competitively bid award to execute construction/installation of new thermal insulation, windows, doors and wall systems.

Due to funding delays, our team had little time to complete the submittal review and procurement process. We ramped up efforts, adding personnel, improved sequencing to better manage concurrent activities, extension of work hours per week, and an expedited submittal review and procurement process.

image001As a result, we completed the project within budget and on time, and saved the owner resources that were utilized through additional task orders, per the original schedule.

Supported by a 25% crew hired locally, ASRC Builders self-performed 75% of the contracted work, including demolition, framing, exterior siding/roofing and doors & windows. The original work-scope included installing new flooring and plywood underlayment, carpet tile, vinyl sheet flooring and associated base and trim work. Finish work included demo, disposal and replacement of 2,000 square feet of sound attenuating fiberglass insulation, acoustical ceiling grid and tiles. We also installed two sets of extruded aluminum storefront entrances which provided an energy efficient and aesthetically pleasing entrance to the main campus building.

Project execution was complicated by critical activities, including demolition of hazardous materials, including asbestos containing materials. We exercised Arctic construction technologies including framing and insulation to form a new high-efficiency REMOTE wall system with spray-in polyurethane insulation. On the exterior, we removed and replaced approximately 8,000 square feet of metal and aluminum siding and roofing materials, and installed new high-efficiency windows and doors (including aluminum storefront entry doors) throughout. We added under-building insulation, flooring substrate structural enhancements and replaced the entire exterior lighting system with a new low-voltage, light-emitting-diode (LED) system.

To construct the building with wood walkways in place around the entire structure, we implemented a scaffold and pump-jack system for the duration of the project. With a continuing emphasis on safety throughout the technical execution, we implemented these systems carefully and supplemented our workers with additional fall protection training, a full-time, on-site fall protection competent person, daily scaffold and ladder inspections and daily on-site safety briefings with all personnel, including subcontractors. Over the course of the project, we were able to maintain zero recordable/lost time incidents for the 4,200 man-hours delivered.