AIA Residential Sound Insulation Program
Phase V, Anchorage, Alaska, 2006
TBI successfully bid a fifth contract with the Alaska Department of Transportation to provide sound insulation upgrades to 70 condominium units surrounding Anchorage International Airport. The work was very similar to the four contracts previously completed. Work began in April 2006 and was completed in October 2006.
Phase IV, Anchorage, Alaska, 2005
TBI successfully bid a fourth contract with the Alaska Department of Transportation to provide sound insulation upgrades to 5 additional homes and 24 condominium units surrounding Anchorage International Airport. The work was very similar to the three contracts previously completed. Work began in July 2005 and was completed in October 2005.
Phase III, Anchorage, Alaska, 2004
TBI successfully bid a third contract with the Alaska Department of Transportation to provide sound insulation upgrades to 52 additional homes surrounding Anchorage International Airport. The work was very similar to the two previous contracts that TBI completed in 2003. Work began in July 2004 and was completed in October 2004.
Pilot and Phase IIA, Anchorage, Alaska, 2003
We were the successful bidder on two separate contracts for the Alaska Department of Transportation to provide sound upgrades to homes surrounding Anchorage International Airport that had been deemed impacted by airport noise. Between May and the end of October, TBI completed necessary work on 74 homes. The project required replacing all windows and exterior doors, providing additional attic insulation, new heat recovery ventilators and replacing some boilers. Each house needed to remain habitable while work proceeded. We also had to deal with asbestos abatement on some older homes, and numerous change orders in response to unforeseen electrical-line safety issues.
Maniilaq Apartment Complex
40-Unit Apartment Complex, Kotzebue, Alaska 2003-2004
Kotzebue is located on the West Coast of Alaska, twenty-five miles north of the Arctic Circle. TBI won the contract for this project in mid-May 2003, with a specified completion date of March 1, 2004. The first barge carrying materials left Seattle in mid-June of 2003, and arrived in Kotzebue in late July. That left TBI just seven months to complete the construction on the three-building, 40,000-square foot facility. The building pads and foundations were already in place, having been installed the previous year by another contractor. The buildings exterior walls featured structural insulated panels, with traditional interior wood framing, steel siding and roofing, painted sheetrock walls, carpet, vinyl flooring, oak cabinets and stained wood doors.
This project presented many challenges beyond the short construction period and the barge schedule limitations. The crew had to complete the siding on the exterior of the buildings during the winter months with temperatures dropping to below minus-40 degrees Fahrenheit. The contract also specified that we commit to hiring a minimum of 70 percent Alaska natives. We exceeded that requirement by hiring crews that were 80 percent Alaska native.
Single Family Housing
5-Units, Golovin, Alaska 2000-2001
Golovin is located on the Golovin Bay just off Norton Sound, about 75 miles east of Nome. Its location alone brought logistic and weather challenges. TBI built five homes, which included doing our own site work. The buildings were constructed on a Triodetic (space frame) foundation, with wood framing, steel siding, and metal roofing. Interior finishes were comprised of painted sheetrock walls with vinyl flooring, oak cabinets and stained wood doors.
HUD Mutual Help Housing
15 Units Unalaska, Alaska 2000-2001
Unalaska, located about halfway down the Aleutian Chain, presented severe weather challenges due to high wind, driving rain and snow late in the season. In addition to the housing construction itself, this project required the installation of new water and sewer lines in the streets with service extensions, and construction of individual unit building pads. The buildings were wood framed structures, built on a concrete footing and stem wall foundation, with vinyl siding, and metal roofing. Interior finishes were comprised of painted sheetrock walls, vinyl flooring, oak cabinets and stained wood doors.
Rural Residential Projects
33 Units, 1999 - 2000
Kwethluk 7 homes and 1 duplex
Togiak 6 homes and 2 duplexes
Goodnews Bay 3 homes and 1 duplex
Manakotak 2 homes and 1 duplex
Toksook Bay - 3 homes and 1 duplex
This project required the construction of 33 homes in 5 different communities along the southwest coast. Each location required a separate contract with the native village authority, which in turn developed and provided the building pads. Most of the necessary materials were shipped by barge to the individual villages with the balance arriving by plane. The buildings were constructed on a post and pad foundation, with wood framed structures, wood siding, and metal roofing. Interior finishes were comprised of wood paneling or painted sheetrock walls, vinyl flooring, oak cabinets and stained wood doors.
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