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Highway Projects


Highway Projects


Sterling Highway MP 173-174 & MP 174-179 Pavement Preservation

This was a combined project of MP 173-174 and MP 174-179, with a total distance of 6.3 miles. The project included improvements to curb ramps, guardrail and guardrail end treatments, ATRs, drainage, signage, striping, and a resurfacing from Pioneer Avenue to the end of the Homer Spit.  Completed 2014 - $6.7M

Debarr Road Resurfacing

This project planed and repaved 3 miles of Debarr Road, from Airport Heights Drive to Muldoon Road. Eighty existing curb ramps were reconstructed to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. EMC worked closely with the prime and electrical subcontractor during unexpected modifications, as well as the planned work, such as highway lighting updates, traffic signal modifications, and load center installations. Other work on this project included significant amounts of traffic control and public involvement, signage, striping, bus pad construction, and median improvements.  Completed 2014 - $4.75M

Kipunk Boardwalk Improvements

This federally funded project built approximately 3.8 miles of new and replacement boardwalks in the Village of Kipnuk. Work included at-grade and elevated boardwalks, transitions to existing boardwalk routes, snow machine crossings, and signing. Completed 2014 - $13M

Muldoon Road Pedestrian and Landscaping Improvements Phase III

Muldoon Road Pedestrian and Landscaping Improvements, Phase III, consisted of constructing concrete sidewalks and landscaping improvements throughout the project corridor. Work included pavement removal and replacement, curb and gutter, intersection improvements, electrical systems improvements, SWPPP adherence, and replacement of signs and traffic markings. The work also included constructing transit stop amenities, curb ramps, and storm drain improvements along the Muldoon corridor.  Completed 2012 - $3.2M

2001 HSIP Groups 1-A, 1-B, 2, and 3B and HSIP Group A

 This project included safety improvements at the following locations: 6th Ave. at I St., 8th Ave. and G St., and 8th Ave. and E St., C St. and 7th Ave., Northern Lights Blvd. at Rose St., and Old Seward Hwy. from Telephone Ave. to 38th Ave. This project also included safety upgrades at Old Seward Hwy. at 48th Ave., Northern Lights Blvd. at Bragaw St., 10th Ave. at the intersection of E and C St., and L St. from 5th Ave. to 13th Ave.  Completed 2009 - $2.2M

Muldoon Road Resurfacing, 36th Avenue to Glenn Highway; HSIP: 6th Avenue at Muldoon Road Safety Improvements and HSIP: Northern Lights and Muldoon Intersection Improvements

This project included planing and repaving, reconstructing curb ramps, replacing traffic detector loops, reconstructing intersections, and replacing traffic signals. Two of Muldoon’s projects were constructed in the 2010 season, during which the most recent SWPPP consent decree requirements went into effect; therefore, SWPPP Inspector Mr. Gilbert became thoroughly familiar with all the new guidelines and regulations.  The 2010 construction season had a record-breaking 31 continuous days of rainfall, resulting in increased SWPPP monitoring, additional BMP placement, and higher levels of Temporary Erosion Control measures. Due to Muldoon being a high-traffic urban project, increased levels of BMP maintenance and monitoring were necessary. Completed 2008 - $6M

Dillingham Area Road Projects

These federally funded projects were Kanakanak Road: D Street to Squaw Creek Road Resurfacing, Kanakanak Road: Squaw Creek Road to Hospital Resurfacing, and Aleknagik Wood River Bridge, Phase 1. The Kanakanak Road Projects resurfaced the road from D Street to the Hospital. The projects replaced culverts, including three large multi-plates in andromonous streams, excavation, grading, paving, drainage, erosion protection, guardrail, signing, and striping. EMC provided CA staff working under the ADOT Project Engineer on the Aleknagik Wood River Bridge. The project included the construction of a bridge across Wood River and the construction of a new section of Aleknagik Road from Mission Creek to Dillingham. Completed 2015 - $45.9M

Lake Otis Parkway Surface Rehabilitation, Abbott Road to 68th Avenue and 88th Avenue Reconstruction, Toloff to Lake Otis

This project resurfaced Lake Otis Blvd. from 68th to Abbott and included the construction of two complete new signals at Lake Otis and 72nd and Lake Otis and Lore. In addition, there were modifications made to the signals at Lake Otis and Abbott and Lake Otis and 88th Ave., which also required complete temporary signal systems at both locations. Construction also included 76 new and retrofit ADA-compliant curb ramps along Lake Otis, 10,870 feet of curb and gutter, 10,400 tons of HMA, and 36,600 linear feet of pre-leveling with Type IV HMA.  Completed 2009 - $7.5M

Anchorage Area Safety Improvements Project

This project provided new traffic signals, channelization improvements and raised medians throughout the Anchorage area. Completed 2009 - $3.9M

Seward Highway MP 43-50 Pavement Refurbishment

 This project reconstructed 7 miles of the Seward Highway near Summit Lake. This project included 3,400 feet of new pipe, $300,000 in SWPPP measures, $4.3M in asphalt items, 70,000 CY of excavation, 108,000 SY of foamed asphalt stabilized base course, and 123,000 tons of borrow.  Completed 2009 - $9.3M

Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway Rehabilitation; Watson’s Corner to Brown’s Slough & Airport to High School

These highway construction projects rehabilitated and paved 4.5 miles of Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway in Bethel. Several cross-road culverts and utilities were installed, necessitating well-organized traffic control to facilitate the nearly 10,000 daily vehicles the highway supports. FASBC was used for subgrade stabilization, and presented several challenges to the contractors and project staff. When working with FASBC, prior to foaming, the initial base course material must be set to elevations near final grade, with an allowance for fluff of the material. If the fluff factor is not initially tested or differs from the mix design value, the FASBC can be graded if it is kept moist and traffic on it is limited. After the material sets up, it becomes very hard and nearly impossible to cut even with heavy equipment. Proper construction phasing, material processing and curing are critical to protecting the FASBC, especially with few available detour routes. Completed 2008 - $13M

Huffman Road / Elmore Road Intersection Improvements

This project consisted of widening Huffman roadway, subgrade reconstruction, drainage improvements including culvert installations, providing safety and intersection improvements, constructing retaining walls, and beautification improvements. Both paving jobs within the MOA are located in high traffic areas, requiring extensive traffic control and planning to complete the projects with minimal impacts to traffic flow and local residents, while maintaining a safe work environment. As on the proposed Hyder projects, culvert installations and drainage improvements on Huffman /Elmore were of particular concern, as the project site lies within the base of the South Anchorage watershed. Both projects also incorporate hot mix asphalt surface upgrades. Completed 2006 - $1.9M

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Airport Projects

Airport Projects


ANC Taxiway Y & K Safety Area Widening

This federally funded project is widening the safety areas for Taxiway Y&K at ANC with construction cost estimated to be over $5,000,000. Both taxiway safety areas are to be widened to accommodate FAA standards for Aircraft Design Group VI.  Completed 2016 - $5M

Atka Airport Runway Extension and Resurfacing Project

This project rotated the runway and extended it from 4,500 feet to 5,100 feet, and widened the safety area from 100 feet to 150 feet. The apron and aviation support areas were relocated. The Snow Removal Equipment Building (SREB) and runway lighting were replaced, and airspace terrain obstructions were removed. Other elements constructed on this project include PAPI pads, lighted wind cone, segmented circle, relocated electrical and telephone services to the existing Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS), and reconstruction of the access road.  Completed 2010 - $18M

Northway Airport Permanent Repairs

EMC provided CA for this project to rehabilitate the runway and taxiway that was damaged during a 2003 earthquake.  This was accomplished through deep dynamic compaction, adding base course, surface course, and pavement. The taxiway and apron areas were realigned to meet FAA standards. All safety areas and operational surfaces were reclaimed and rehabilitated. All PAPIs and REILs were replaced, and electrical feeders for associated equipment were recabled.  The existing road into Northway Village was also realigned during this project.  Completed 2009 - $19M

Sand Point Airport Runway Rehabilitation Runway Safety Area Extension Stage III

EMC performed CA services to pave the runway, taxiway, and apron at the Sand Point Airport.  EMC inspected pavement cold planing, grooving, and striping as well as installation of airport lighting.  The Sand Point Airport project shifted the centerline of the runway 26 feet laterally, extended the Runway Safety Area by 600 feet into Popof Straight, and replaced VASIs with PAPIs as well as REIL and Lighted Wind-Cone relocations.  Completed 2007 - $5.4M

Anchorage South Airpark Taxiway

EMC provided CA and assisted in constructing 1,000 feet of east-west taxiway for ADOT at ANC parallel to and south of R/W 7R/25L (formerly 6R/24L). This project also involved the addition of a new 2000-foot north-south taxiway west of Taxiway F.  Completed 2006 - $5.6M

ANC Runway 7L/25R Rehabilitation Phases I & II

This federally funded project rehabilitated runway 7L/25R to accommodate Aircraft Design Group VI. Improvements included rehabilitation of connecting taxiways, replacement and upgrading of airfield lighting and signage and construction of a new access road. This project also decoupled Runway 7L/25R and 15/33 by relocating the threshold of Runway 33. Completed 2016 - $48.5M

ANC Runway 7R/25L Rehabilitation and Extension Phases I & II

This project reconstructed, widened, and extended runway 7R/25L and its accompanying taxiways and constructed a concrete blast pad for larger carrier aircraft. There was an enormous amount of earthwork required for the project that required large areas of grading to maintain drainage; 330 acres of ground was disturbed during the project. There were two phases of construction which were completed within one construction season.  Completed 2012 - $74M

McGrath Airport Runway Reconstruction and New GA Apron

This project consisted of removing R/W 07-25 and construction of a new 2,000-foot crosswind R/W 05-23 and 500-foot runway safety area. Taxiway “K” adjoining R/W 05-23 with R/W 16-34 was also reconstructed and paved, along with reconfiguration of Taxiway “B” and the entire GA apron south of taxiway “B.”  A new medium-intensity lighting system was also installed on R/W 05-23, Taxiway “K,” and Taxiway “B.” Drainage and existing embankments were also upgraded along with the removal of old fueling facilities where contaminated soils were encountered, requiring environmental testing and monitoring.  Completed 2008 - $5.7M

Bethel Airport Parallell RW and Apron

This federally funded project constructed a 4,000-ft parallel runway and GA apron, which involved 20-ft deep digouts of the runway structural section, 28,000 SY of geotextile fabric, 60,000 CY of borrow embankment, and 17,000 tons of hot mix asphalt. A complete MALSR approach and guidance lighting system was installed, as well as a primary power upgrade. Three new taxiways were constructed that included surcharging, settlement monitoring, subgrade, and hot mix asphalt paving.  Completed 2009 - $14.5M

St Paul Airport Pavement

We reconstructed and paved a 6500 foot runway, two taxiways, and two aprons using Foamed Asphalt Stabilized Base Course.  Installed new runway and taxiway lighting and construction of a new snow removal equipment building.  Completed 2005 - $11.8M



Materials Testing & Inspection services

Materials Testing & Inspection services

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JBER Utilities QA/QC Inspector

EMC maintains a term agreement with Doyon Utilities to perform QA/QC inspections on water, sewer, gas and electrical services. We have performed these services on over 65 JBER projects. EMC’s scope of work is pre-project review of construction documents and submittals, oversight of contractors daily efforts, creating a punch list for each project, reviewing as-built and data points, coordination between Doyon and contractors, monitoring the contractors QC plan and working with the contractors and Doyon to submit final project deliverables.  - Currently ongoing - $230M

Eklutna Generation Station

Eklutna Generation Station

Eklutna Generation Station

180 MW multi-fuel Power Generation Plant contained on a 70 acre site with 3 main buildings. Over 30,000 yards of reinforced concrete was placed within the site. The main Power Block Building was built with a 9’ SOG, with over 2 Million lbs. of structural rebar. This building houses 10 dual fuel engines which are 350 tons a piece. The stack silencers were built on over 60, 28” piles that were driven to the specified depth. EMC provided Quality Control of all structural components. Special Inspections included soils/earthwork, structural steel, reinforced concrete, structural welding, structural masonry, materials testing, pile driving, and NDT testing.  EMC provided a staff of up to 8 personnel to meet the client’s needs.  Completed 2015 - $304M

Ketchikan Aquatic Center

Ketchikan Aquatic Center

Ketchikan Aquatic Center

35,000-ft² complex, with two separate pools, gym facilities, locker rooms and playground area. EMC provided special inspection and materials testing services. Completed 2012 - $23.5M

Near Island Research Facility, Kodiak

This structure was a post-tensioned multi-story building with a parking garage in Kodiak. The contractor’s schedule was aggressive and required constant coordination with our inspectors.  Completed 2012 - $20M

Kodiak Launch Complex

This project expanded the Kodiak Launch Complex by adding an additional launch pad, and rocket motor storage facility.  It invoked two concrete and steel underground storage buildings as well as a concrete tilt up utility annex building. The storage buildings contained four massive retaining wing walls.  EMC performed all the materials testing and special inspection services for AK Aerospace Corporation as well as onsite Quality Control for the remote concrete batch plant. Complete 2012 - $42M

City of Kodiak Police Station and Jail

This project involved in intricate system of interlocking grade beams and extensive concrete walls, as well as a significant structural slab. Completed 2010 - $22.8M




Pier 3 Replacement, Kodiak

Initial work efforts included relocation of storm drain line, in water fill placement and sheet pile installation. At completion this project had 1,000 yd³ of concrete , 84 Pre-Stressed Panels, and 87 piles ranging from 120-175 feet in length. EMC performed concrete and soil testing. Completed 2015 - $33M

Ketchikan Shipyard

70,000- ft² Dry Dock consisting of a new assembly hall and production center, a new operations office building, site utility relocation work, and relocation of the existing oily water facility. EMC provided concrete, soils, steel and welding inspections and material testing.  Completed 2013 - $29M

Fire Island Wind Farm

Phase 1 included (11) turbines with 17.6 megawatt capacity. Approximately 25 miles of access roads were also constructed on the island. The contractor mobilized a remote concrete batch plant. We were able to mobilize a large concrete lab facility to cure and break close to 900 cylinders onsite. This proved to be very useful in the initial operations of the batch plant.  EMC completed the following tasks: Gradations, Compactions, Proctors.  Completed 2012 - $65M

Goose Creek Correctional Center

Goose Creek Correctional Center

Goose Creek Correctional Center, Goose Bay

This project was comprised of two large Pre-cast concrete tilt-up buildings and a few smaller structural steel framed buildings.  EMC performed soils/earthwork, structural steel, reinforced concrete, structural welding, structural masonry, materials testing, and NDT testing.  We were able to mobilize a large concrete lab facility to cure and break 3,250 cylinders onsite.   Completed 2011 - $220M

Fuel Cell & Corrosion Control Hanger

Fuel Cell & Corrosion Control Hanger

Fuel Cell & Corrosion Control Hanger, Elmendorf AFB

This project consists of new construction of a 44400 square foot hangar.  The Hangar has concrete slab on grade foundation, steel framed facility with masonry or metal siding and standing metal seam roof. Completed 2010 - $22.4M

St. Herman Harbor Boat Lift Facility, Kodiak

This project consisted of a structural concrete curb, large structural concrete wash slab and CMU utility building. The new lift can hoist boats up to 180 feet long, 42 feet wide, and 660 tons. This is also one of ten models of its kind in the word, and one of two in North America. Completed 2009 - $10M

Bayside Fire Station Addition - Kodiak

This project involved cornet footings/foundation walls and steel framing construction. EMC was the onsite inspection firm working with the contractor and the KIB to ensure project success. Completed 2009 - $2.2M


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Remote Site Services Incorporated requested geotechnical engineering services in support of four tower sites located on Kodiak, Alaska.  The proposed tower locations are Elbow Mountain, Spiridon Point, Uganik Point, and Larson Bay.  The tower sites located at Elbow, Spiridon, and Uganic are 50-foot-tall   4-leg Steelhead towers.  The tower site at Larson Bay is a proposed modified monopole.  Other site improvements include a hut at Larson Bay and possible thermobond shelters at the remaining sites.  This report presents the results of our field exploration and laboratory soil testing program in support of the proposed Kodiak Towers project.   


EMC provided geotechnical engineering services to assist with analyzing existing cell tower foundation conditions.  We presented the results of our field exploration and laboratory soil testing program in support of the Willow Fishhook Tower project.  The Alascom tower site is located at mile 12 Willow-Fishhook Road at the intersection of North Darrel Road.  The 188-foot tower collapsed after the October 25, 2013 windstorm that reportedly sent gusts as high as 110 mph.  The old tower is still onsite and a temporary tower was being utilized at the time of the field investigation. 


Quality Control Management

Quality Control Management

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Akutan Navigation Improvements

Akutan Navigation Improvements

Akutan Navigation Improvements

Completed 2012 - $55M


This project mobilized all materials and equipment to the remote island of Shemya Alaska to mill and repave the existing 10,000’ runway and airfield aprons.  New runway and taxiway lighting was also installed.  EMC provided Quality Control Management, testing, and Engineering services throughout the project which spanned two seasons, meeting all USACE specifications and resulting in a 100% pay factor for all paving.  This required monitoring of raw material qualities and construction procedures during barge loading, stockpiling, asphalt pavement production, placement, and compaction.

Completed 2010 - $55M

Windward Infrastructure Repair, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Completed 2011 - $50M

Leeward Airfield Repair, NAVFAC, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Completed 2011 - $21M

Wake Atoll Airfield Pavement

Wake Atoll Airfield Pavement

Wake Atoll Airfield Pavement, Wake Island

Completed 2009 - $19M