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Anchorage considers new strategy for multimillion-dollar port project

...anticipate having to design for with the funding available."Construction stalled in 2009 when inspections showed that some steel sheets for the dock had bent, jammed and separated, threatening the structure's integrity.The U.S. Maritime Administration...
Study finds Port of Anchorage design is flawed

...stalled since 2010 when inspections found that numerous steel sheets were damaged during installation. The design by PND...Will the city have to start the rebuild anew? Will steel sheets already in place need to be pulled out? Mayor Dan Sullivan's...
Anchorage mulls options for troubled port project The Corps hired CH2M, which concluded an open-cell dock structure could fail during an earthquake even if the steel sheets were driven into the seafloor correctly.PND Engineers disputes that contention."We at PND and our subcontractors...
Rising steel costs shape building prices

...percent since January, said Roxanna Horschel, owner of Acme Fence in Anchorage. The market price of hot-rolled steel sheet more than doubled in the second quarter of this year to an average of $601 a ton from $267 a year earlier, according...
Port of Anchorage: A billion-dollar mess?

...consists of a series of horseshoe-shaped cells made of steel sheet pile, with gravel fill behind the dock face within...strong, interlocked structure. Instead, dozens of steel sheets have separated near where they are supposed to be firmly...
Cost woes plague Anchorage port expansion; scaled-down version proposed as alternative

...forward in earnest," he said. Now that the problems are known, the construction methods are being changed to prevent steel sheets from hitting hard ground or rock and bending, he said. He said he hopes to stay on as port director. "I'm not...
Anchorage asks $350M for port expansion

...this."The port project has been stalled because of lack of funding and construction problems. In 2009, hundreds of steel sheets were damaged during installation and repairs were expensive.In the 2011 legislative session, port director Bill Sheffield...
Alaska editorial: Port answers

...That's a study a local advisory commission has urged for years. The port expansion has been using interlocking steel sheets but much of that work has had to be torn out and replaced. The Army Corps of Engineers is doing a companion analysis...
Hundreds of millions in bonds on Nov.6 ballot

...than $50 million."Port construction essentially halted after the 2009 construction season. Inspections found that steel sheets that form the new dock face had bent and split apart.The federal Maritime Administration has been leading the troubled...
Audit outlines Anchorage port expansion problems

...of steel are placed into U-shaped cells to form a new dock face and backfilled with gravel to create new land. The steel sheets bent and twisted in Cook Inlet.MARAD allowed the technology without justification, the audit concluded. PND Engineers...


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