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PND Featured in a Pair of Case Studies

Value Engineering Solutions in Alaska and Bermuda Draw Praise for Cost Savings and Design Efficiency

Post Date:10/01/2019 10:43 AM

PND Engineers, Inc. was recently featured in a pair of case studies that took a deeper dive into the company's value engineering solutions for projects in Sandys Parish, Bermuda, and Unalaska, Alaska. 

Nucor Skyline published a case study analyzing the anatomy of a joint project between the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and the West End Development Company in Sandys Parish, Bermuda, that created nine acres of new land inside the existing breakwater, creating an island within the existing Royal Navy Dockyard basin. That area became the home for the 2017 America's Cup Village. PND proposed using our patented OPEN CELL SHEET PILETM bulkhead as an alternative to the originally proposed seawall within the dockyard.

Keystone Hardscapes published a case study surrounding the use of its MaxLock Pavers, the interlocking concrete block pavers that PND chose during its design phase in response to a number of unique challenges the site presented for its location at Dutch Harbor in Unalaska, Alaska, in the Aleutian Islands. The chosen alternative was new technology to the Alaska marine industry.

For more recent articles on PND's OPEN CELL technology, specifically its use for the Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps (PCCP) cofferdams project in New Orleans, Louisiana: 

For more recent articles on PND's Unalaska Marine Center project in Unalaska, Alaska: 

* PileDriver, the official publication of the Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA), awarded PND Engineers, Inc. with its PDCA Project of the Year award in 2019 for the PCCP project. The honor was the fourth time in PND's 40-year history the company has won the PDCA Project of the Year - the others in 2017 for the Juneau Cruise Ship Berths in Juneau, Alaska; 2013 for the Boswell Unit 4 OPEN CELL SHEET PILETM Bulkhead in Cohasset, Minnesota; 2010 for the Skagway Surge Control Breakwater in Skagway, Alaska; and 2001 for Northstar Offshore Island in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, the first PDCA Project of the Year ever awarded. Earlier this year, PileDriver published a feature on PND's 40-year anniversary.

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