Man-made islands have been used thoughout the world for industrial, commercial, and recreational purposes. PND has used its OPEN CELL SHEET PILE™ (OCSP) system to develop the technology to design offshore, man-made islands in the Arctic, pairing the OCSP with icebreaking structures to fortify existing islands and build new ones. Similar man-made islands can be built all over the world as OCSP technology lends itself to a large variety of soil and environmentally adverse conditions.

PND has also developed an offshore island system which uses its SPIN FIN™ piles. (To read more about SPIN FIN pile technology, click here.)


  • PND ENGINEERS, INC. Celebrates 40 Years in Business

    Consistently and currently ranked in Engineering News-Record’s annual list of the country’s top 500 design firms, PND Engineers, Inc. prides itself on producing innovative engineering solutions at low costs and oftentimes in the most challenging conditions. That ethos has driven our company’s purpose for 40 years. We were founded in 1979 in Anchorage by the first Alaska Native licensed engineer in the state (Roy Peratrovich, Jr.) and a future Nova Award winner (Dennis Nottingham) and were incorporated with the help of a former University of Notre Dame running back who won an NCAA national championship in 1953 (Paul Reynolds). A few years after Brent Drage became a principal stockholder in 1981, Alaska Construction & Oil gave an emergent PND initialisms “Permanent. No-Nonsense. Dependable.” and “Persistent. Nervy. Determined.” To all of our clients, we couldn’t have earned this longstanding reputation without you. You’ve helped make this company what it is today.

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