Upper Government Hill USCG Housing

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Location: Kodiak, Alaska
Client: U.S. Coast Guard

Upper Government Hill Promo_smallThe U.S. Coast Guard wanted additional family housing at its Kodiak Base. Under a design-build agreement, it retained a team that included PND Engineers, which provided site civil engineering and structural engineering services. The project included 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 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. The design took into consideration the high seismic and high winds of the site. During construction, PND provided structural observations, reviewed submittals, and responded to contractor requests for information.

In 2016, the project won the Society of American Military Engineers Silver Design Excellence Award.