Frank P. Moolin 2018 Project Management Seminar

Rural and Arctic Construction in Alaska: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges

Anchorage, Alaska    November 21, 2018

8:00 AM      Welcome, introductions, housekeeping

                    Brian Lamson, P.E., Kinney Engineering

President, Anchorage Chapter ASPE

F. Lawrence Bennett, P.E., UAF Retired/Bennett Engineering

8:15 AM      Cold Climate Housing Research Center: Lessons Learned and Future


Bruno Grunau, P.E., Cold Climate Housing Research Center

8:45 AM      Being Agile in the Arctic: Adapting Systems to Changing Environments

Mike Roberts, P.E., Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

9:15 AM      Effectively Working Cross-Culturally

Bob Tsigonis, P.E., Lifewater Engineering

9:45 AM      Refreshment break

10:00 AM    Building Alaska’s Rural Airports: Design and Construction

Lessons Learned

Angela M. Smith, P.E., PDC Engineers

10:30 AM    Military Construction in the Arctic

Julie M. Mages, P.E., 611 Civil Engineer Squadron, Pacific

                              Regional Support Center, USAF

11:00 AM    Erosion and Sediment Control: Lessons Learned

Edmond C. Packee, PhD, Travis/Peterson Environmental

Consulting, Inc.

11:30 AM    Challenges and Solutions in Logistics for Building in Alaska

Adam Murray, Lynden Air Cargo

Brooke Sillers, Lynden Transport

12:00 Noon Luncheon with Speaker: Michael Fredericks, President, SALT Transformative Stakeholder Engagement:  A Business Case

1:00 PM       Panel Discussion on Permitting Requirements and Procedures for Remote


Robert Perkins, P.E., UAF Civil & Environmental Engineering, Moderator

Stephen Prince, ADEC, Solid Waste Program

Chris Pletnikoff, P.E. ADEC, Drinking Water Program

Gene McCabe, ADEC, Wastewater Program

Ron Benkeret, Alaska Dept, Fish & Game, Habitat Division,

2:00 PM       Refreshment break

2:15 PM       Contractor Panel on Thinking Outside the Box: Meeting the Logistical

Challenges of Remote Construction

Marcus Trivette, P.E., Brice Incorporated, Moderator

Jim St. George, STG Incorporated

Saigen Harris, F&W Construction Company

Robbie Capps, F&W Construction Company

3:15 PM       Lessons Learned in Arctic Construction: A Contractor’s Perspective

Marcus Trivette, P.E., Brice Incorporated

3:45 PM       Seminar evaluation, certificate presentation and closing