SIKU BASIN ARMY FAMILY HOUSING

FT. WAINWRIGHT, ALASKA


The ambitious project schedule and complex site presented a challenge, which was further complicated by the difficulty of permafrost conditions and an abbreviated construction season due to the sub-arctic climate. Additionally, this was the first Fort Wainwright housing project designed to utilize Fairbanks municipal utilities, rather than Base utilities, which required a high level of coordination with four different municipal utilities in both the design and construction phases of the project.

Despite these challenges, each phase of the aggressive turnover schedule was completed at least three months early, and the project was approximately $400,000 under budget – even with the implementation of numerous improvements made during construction for the benefit of the users and to reduce life-cycle maintenance cost. As a result of the early completion, Fort Wainwright soldiers received 10,686 additional days of occupancy.

KEY PROJECT FEATURES

  • Design and construction of 126 total family housing units

  • Site development for utilities, roads, and sidewalks

  • Play areas

  • Construction Cost:

    $72 million

    Completion Date:

    September 2008
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