PND’s roots in Alaska puts the firm at the forefront of Arctic engineering. PND vast arctic experience stretches from Russia, through Alaska and into Canada with projects on land and offshore. We routinely design for the severe environmental conditions required for projects in the Arctic, including heavy snow loads, both continuous and discontinuous permafrost conditions, moving ice loads and working in temperatures below -40º C.
Our broad Arctic experience has emphasized the importance of dealing with a host of critical issues, such as cold-temperature material fracture toughness, the effects of spring breakup on rivers for both flooding and bridge design, remote access utilizing ice roads, construction logistics associated with the Arctic, offshore ice analysis, and foundation design in permafrost. The Arctic is a very unforgiving place where experience and knowledge are critical in successful developments.
Specific areas of expertise in Arctic engineering include:
- Structural building and bridge design
- Site civil design and Arctic roadways
- Arctic hydrology
- Arctic airstrips
- Permafrost remediation
- Foundation design
- Marine facilities
- Ice/structure interaction
- Material fracture toughness at cold temperatures
- Ice roads and pads
- Construction and site access logistics
Juneau Cruise Ship Berth Earns PDCA Award
PND is pleased to announce that our Downtown Juneau Floating Cruise Ship Berth project was recognized by the Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA) as a 2017 Project of the Year.
PND Engineer Addresses Fish Waste Management in New Textbook
A chapter by PND's Alex Jefferies, PE is included in a newly published textbook intended to help educators engage youth in discussions about the past, present, and future role of animals in science education.