Current Construction Projects

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.

Update: The boardwalk was repaired in late September 2016. Painting the boardwalk and exterior doors is postponed until the summer of 2017. No work will occur on this project during the winter.

Before Construction
Chukchi Campus Exterior and Interior Renovations
During Construction
Chukchi Campus Exterior Renovations

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. A construction-manager-at-risk contract was awarded to Denali General Contractors, Inc. with a notice to proceed on May 2, 2016.

Update: Renovation on the Nagozruk Building exterior and renewal of Building NW009/010 is substantially complete. The contractor completed foundation and utility work in preparation for the summer 2017 season rebuild of Buildings NW003 through NW006.

Before Construction
Northwest Campus Phased Renovations
During Construction
Northwest Campus Exterior Renovations

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. A construction-manager-at-risk contract was awarded to Haskell Corporation/Davis Constructors Joint Venture with a notice to proceed on June 24, 2015.

Update: Construction is progressing with the completion of the turbine and stack foundations. Boiler steel is 30% complete, roofing and siding are 70% complete on the west portion of the boiler building, the turbine building steel is 85% complete, and the pipe bridge foundations, utilidor and chilled water piping are complete.

During Construction
Combined Heat and Power Plant
During Construction

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UAF Engineering Facility
This project will build 119,000 gsf of new space and renovate about 23,000 gsf of existing space in the Duckering Building in support of the UAF College of Engineering and Mines. The six story building will provide space for engineering education. It will feature open lab concepts and a high-bay area for practical application of engineering practices. A construction manager at risk contract was awarded to Davis Constructors & Engineers, Inc. with a notice to proceed on April 12, 2013.

Update:  Construction began again on the Engineering Facility September 2016, and it will be substantially complete by September 2017. UAF will hold the first classes in the building in January 2018.

Engineering Facility Rendering
UAF Engineering Facility
During Construction
Engineering Facility
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