Current Construction Projects
Butrovich Roof Replacement
This project will replace the existing 30 year old roof with a state of the art mineral cap built-up roof system. Roof insulation values will be increased to meet current UAF design standards and roof drainage will be improved. The expected life of the new roof is 30 years. A construction contract was awarded to Consolidated Enterprises, Inc. with a notice to proceed on April 18, 2016.
Chukchi Campus Exterior and Interior Renovations
This project will renew exterior and interior building finishes in the most need of attention to improve the appearance of campus. This project will also install new fencing around portions of the campus, and address other safety and security concerns that were identified. Property cleanup was completed around portions of the campus in 2015 under a contract with Drake Construction, Inc.
Kuskokwim Campus Library Reconfiguration
This project will install an ADA compliant unisex restroom in the library and reconfigure the library entrance to allow the remainder of the Cultural Center to be secured during evening and weekend hours. Currently, the entire Cultural Center must remain open while the library portion of the building is in operation to allow use of the facility restrooms. Bids will be opened in the middle of May 2016 for this project.
Northwest Campus Phased Renovations
This project will renovate and renew aged multi-use instruction space to improve the ability of the campus to offer quality courses in an updated educational environment. The project, funded by a grant from the Department of Education, will revitalize eight facilities with new energy efficient exteriors, new interior finishes, and new mechanical and electrical systems.
UAF Combined Heat and Power Plant
The new power plant will consist of one 240,000 lb/hr circulating fluidized bed boiler that will use coal and biomass to provide 17 MW of electric power and steam for heating the UAF Campus. Deep soil compaction occurred on site during the summer of 2015. Foundation construction started on March 1, 2016, and the boiler basement slab and walls are complete.
Utilities Wasteline Repairs –Fire Station to Fine Arts to T19
This project will replace a 60-year old 6-inch wood stave sewer main from the Fire Station on campus along Yukon Drive down to the Fine Arts Complex at manhole T12 and from T12 up along Tanana Loop to Harwood Hall at manhole T19. The new sewer line will consist of 10-inch and 8-inch insulated, concrete lined ductile iron pipe (DIP). The project eliminates rotted wood stave pipe, settled sections of sewer line and deteriorating manholes. The new sewer line provides a lower profile elevation that will allow UAF to extend the gravity service north of Harwood Hall in the future. The construction contract was awarded to Colaska dba Exclusive Paving, and construction commenced on May 2, 2016.