Pt. Thomson EDC, Airstrip
Pen Air Hanger
Kuparuk Runway
Bullen Point - Weather Station

Arctic Airport Planning

Transportation in cold regions is greatly affected by frozen ground, with conditions ranging from seasonal frost to continuous permafrost. PND’s extensive experience in cold regions transportation includes airfields, roads, bridges, and marine transportation, constructed within all subcategories of cold regions, including the Arctic. We routinely design for severe environmental conditions required for projects in the Arctic, including drifting snow, both continuous and discontinuous permafrost conditions, moving ice loads, and working in temperatures below -40ºC. PND’s broad Arctic experience has emphasized the importance of dealing with a host of critical issues such as cold-temperature material fracture toughness, 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.

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