Client: Federal Aviation Administration/Saybr
Location: Kotzebue, Alaska
Completion Year: 2015
Scope of Work:
- Infrastructure removal
- Lead in soils removal
- Asbestos and lead paint abatement
- Underground storage tank removal and closure
- Waste disposal Remote logistics
- Site restoration
Brice performed the removal of a 2,150-square foot former flight station (FFS) and selective demolition of a neighboring National Weather Service (NWS) structure that included asbestos and lead paint abatement, removal of two 1,000-gallon water and septic underground storage tanks (UST), 900 lineal feet of concrete utiliduct, and a septic lift station. The NWS structures consisted of one 12×12-foot two-story wood frame building, and a 32×16 foot structure, totaling 656 square feet.
We also performed the removal of a previously closed UST near the current Very High Frequency Omni-Directional Range, including removal of lead in soils around the NWS and FFS structures. We removed over 1,280 cy of waste materials, which were transported and disposed of in compliance with ADEC regulations. We restored the site to match the surrounding area.
Prior to mobilizing, we performed toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP). The results of the TCLP showed that the soil met local landfill requirements; all lead soil waste was transported and disposed of locally.
Kotzebue is 26 miles north of the Arctic Circle on the shores of the Chukchi Sea, 549 air miles from Anchorage, and only accessible via air transport.
- Avoided approximately $12K in offsite T&D costs by implementing an x-ray fluorescence field lead screening tool to properly screen lead-impacted soils prior to field mobilization and ultimately dispose of 6 cubic yards of lead-impacted soil at the local landfill
- Leveraged $10 million in sister subsidiary heavy equipment already located on site, allowing us to: save the client over $500,000 in barging mobilization costs; mobilize the field team early; increase field productivity through the use of multiple pieces of large, heavy equipment; and complete the project ahead of schedule and under budget
- Completed 1,050 hours on the project with zero safety incidents
- Successfully performed selective demolition of the NWS structure without impact to main structure