Upper Government Hill USCG Housing

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Location: Kodiak, Alaska
Client: US Coast Guard

Upper Government Hill Promo_smallThe US Coast Guard wanted additional family housing at their Kodak Base.  Under design-build agreement they retained a team that included PND Engineers who provided site civil engineering and structural engineering services.  The project includes the construction of 10 new duplexes, each duplex with three bedrooms on a second level, a first level living space with kitchen, a single car garage at each unit and a shared mechanical room per each building.  The site was a location where housing had been between WW II and the 1950s.  The project included new underground water and sewer utilities and a storm drain system. 

Site civil design included site grading, drainage including storm drain catch basins and piping, sanitary sewer design and water utility design. Structural design included design of roof framing, floor framing, stairway framing, bearing wall framing and conventional concrete spread footing foundations, as well as lateral load resisting system diaphragms and shear walls.  Design considered the high seismic and high winds of the site.  During construction PND provided structural observations, reviewed submittals and responded to contractor requests for information.