Construction in Alaska is unique. Extreme weather conditions and remote locations provide logistical challenges. A lack of infrastructure (roads) means supplies may have to be barged or air-freighted to the construction site, weather delays can have a severe impact on the project. Freeze-up may come early or a storm sets in; the barge won’t make it in at all or on time.
The fog rolls in; the flight can’t land for days. There is no store for hundreds of miles. Mobilization of personnel to and from the site may consist of air and marine travel. The camp could be located in the middle of “bear country” with lodging being a platform tent.
These are the challenges the members of NAWIC Chapter #197 embrace. The satisfaction of working for designers, contractors and suppliers that complete projects under these circumstances is exhilarating.
Check out this article from the June issue of Alaska Business Monthly.
The Alaska AGC Conference is November 13 - 15, 2013.
We will be providing the following FREE training opportunites on Wednesday November 13th.
Session: 9:00am to 11:45am
Important Things You Need To Know About Alaska Wage and Hour Laws
Afternoon Session: 1:30pm to
What Mamma Didn’t Tell You About Contracts:
Lyin Loopholes, Cheatin’ Conditions and Sneaky Subsections
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org