Frank P. Moolin 2018 Project Management Seminar

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

Fairbanks, Alaska    December 3, 2018

8:00 AM      Welcome, introductions, housekeeping

                    Jeff Putnam, P.E., Design Alaska

Treasurer, Fairbanks 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

Ken Hall, 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,


Sarah Durand, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation,Solid Waste

Johnny Mendez, P.E., Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Wastewater and Drinking Water

Audra Brase, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Habitat

2:00 PM       Refreshment break

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

Challenges of Remote Construction

Meg Nordale, Ghemm Company, Inc., Moderator

Mike Davis, P.E., Ghemm Company, Inc., Remote Construction

Anton Johansen, P.E., Great Northwest, Inc.

Marcus Trivette, P.E., Brice Incorporated

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