Location: Eklutna, Alaska Contract: $1.5 million Owner: Matanuska Electric Association Synopsis: RHC performed this project as a general contractor to MEA for the Base Mat Foundation, an "anchor bolts down" sub-project of the Eklutna Generation Station. The Eklutna Generation Station is a 170 megawatt power plant powered by 10 Wartsila reciprocating engines.
RHC performed all of the civil work on the Base Mat Foundation project that consisted of 769 tons of rebar and 7,200 CY of concrete.
Location: Anchorage, Alaska Owner: Anchorage School District Synopsis: All civil, site improvements, paving, concrete, and electrical work to complete the new artificial turf field and running track. Completion: 09/2008
Location: Anchorage, Alaska Owner: Anchorage School District Synopsis: The Career Technology Education upgrade work was completed at Bartlett and East High Schools simultaneously, during the short 3-month summer break. New features included an updated workshop, computer classrooms, science classrooms, and facility improvements. East HS work consisted of demolition and new construction on two interior levels and the exterior. Bartlett HS work consisted of demolition and new construction on three different levels and the exterior. Completion: 09/2013
Location: Anchorage, Alaska Contract: $1.3 Million Owner: Anchorage School District Synopsis: This project included the removal of an existing ice rink to accommodate new storage space for the Career Technology program. The project consisted of site grading, new asphalt paving, landscaping, a structural steel canopy, roofing, electrical, and fire protection work. The project included a change to install a new scoreboard. RHC was able to complete the project, which had an accelerated schedule. Completion: 06/2014
Location: Palmer, Alaska Contract: 17 million Owner: University of Alaska Synopsis: The Glenn Massey Theater, built for the University of Alaska at the UAA Matsu Campus in Palmer, opened in early 2015. The 30,000 square foot, 525-seat performing arts theater houses multiple dressing rooms, a costume shop, scene building shop, green room, and multiple restrooms for both performers and the public. There building also features office space for the staff running the theater and a large mechanical room containing state of the art air handlers to heat and cool the theater, while minimizing any noise that would detract from the performance. An orchestra pit is also included, hidden just below the stage, with the option for a future orchestra pit lift, which will hoist the musicians up to stage level during their performance. This building boasts modern interior finishes including; glass tile and stone countertops in restrooms, 20 foot tall fritted curtain wall and lyptus wood wall panels in the lobby, sapele wood panels and venetian polished plaster in the theater, and a custom Meyer Constellation Speaker System with Electro-Acoustical Enhancement capabilities.
Roger Hickel Contracting self-performed all concrete placement, exterior siding, doors and hardware installation, much of the civil work, and miscellaneous finish items. Major subcontractors on the project included; Redi Electric, Slayden Plumbing and Heater, Bucher Glass, Rite-way Roofing, Elite Acoustics, Commercial Contractors, Goliath Construction, Swanson Steel Erectors, Protech Theatrical Services, and Pyramid Audio and Video.
Location: Eklutna, Alaska Contract: $33 million Owner: Matanuska Electric Association Synopsis: General Contractor: Haskell Corporation
The Power Block Project was an "anchor bolts down" sub-project of the Eklutna Generation Station for MEA. RHC performed this work as a subcontractor to Haskell Corporation. The Eklutna Generation Station is a 170 megawatt power plant powered by 10 Wartsila reciprocating engines.
RHC's scope of work included; civil, structural, and architectural services on the 45,000 square foot power block building, four outbuildings, and two storage shelters. RHC performed all grading, excavation, foundation, and roadway work on the 20-acre site - our civil crews worked 14,000 man-hours in a four month period!
Additionally; we placed 12,000 LF of underground piping, 775 tons of rebar, and 23,000 CY of concrete.
Location: Eklutna, Alaska Contract: $8 million Owner: Matanuska Electric Association Synopsis: RHC performed this project as a general contractor to MEA for the Balance of Plant Project, a sub-project of the Eklutna Generation Station. The Eklutna Generation Station is a 170 megawatt power plant powered by 10 Wartsila reciprocating engines.
This project consisted of the 6,500 SF administration building and a 21,000 SF warehouse storage & maintenance building. RHC constructed the buildings simultaneously ahead of schedule, allowing MEA to use the buildings to start the commissioning and start-up tasks associated with the 170 MW project.
We managed the design, procurement, and installation of the specialty pre-manufactured metal buildings; as well as the civil foundation and architectural finishes.
Contract: $14,928,000 Owner: Anchorage School District Synopsis: The ASD sets an aggressive schedule for major summertime remodels at the local schools. This particular construction project had only 66 days available for completion. The project consisted of remodeling 25,000 SF of existing school area (NB Hall) and adding a 14,400 SF 2nd story with a new 3rd-story penthouse (Building “D”). The scope of work for NB Hall incorporated asbestos abatement, roofing, new skylights, & a total interior demolition and reconstruction that encompassed 43,000 SF. Despite the tight schedule, changes in work scope during the project, unknown and hidden conditions that added more work, RHC still completed the job on time. As a bonus, Building “D” was delivered 4 months ahead of schedule. RHC is proud to have exceeded expectations at Service High School. RHC was sensitive to the potential disruption to school operations and made every effort to meet the schedule in the face of the challenges. The Alaska chapter of Associated General Contractors presented RHC the Excellence in Construction Award for this project – “2007 Challenge of a Job, Between $5,000,000 and $15,000,000 Vertical Construction.”
Location: Kodiak, Alaska Contract: $20,300,000 Owner: City of Kodiak Synopsis: This project included a 28,030 SF, state-of-the-art Police Station and Jail in Kodiak, Alaska. Work included excavation and backfill for new building and sitework. The new building’s concrete foundation was constructed on over 225 steel pilings with structural steel braced frames. The exterior included metal panels and masonry veneer, with insulated built-up asphalt roofing assembly. The enclosed interior spaces included a public lobby, police administrative areas, emergency operations center, evidence areas, locker rooms, vehicle bays and support spaces. Due to the type of facility, the security systems within the building included intrusion detection, panel alarm, video surveillance, access control, audio threshold alarm, visitor communication and audio/video recording systems for interview rooms. Since this project was replacing the current police station and jail, it was extremely important to ensure the coordination with the existing jail and transfer of security and inmates. This building is LEED Certified.
Contract: N/A Owner: Anchorage School District Synopsis: This was also a summertime remodel with a 66 day construction schedule. The scope of work included asbestos abatement, southwest entry remodel, administrative office remodel, and the nurse’s station. The summer work was delivered on schedule, and the administrative office was delivered ahead of schedule. During construction demolition, it was discovered the existing structure did not meet fire code. RHC was able to design-assist to resolve the fire code issues while staying within schedule. RHC anticipated the challenges, conceptually visualized and analyzed the potential courses of action, and made correct decisions early to successfully expedited delivery of this project. Our "brain trust” of seasoned Project Managers and Superintendents thrive in this challenging climate. While expedited delivery methods shorten the estimated time for projects, we remain committed and focused on quality. Construction schedules span weeks, even months, and our products perform for decades. The ASD’s construction department relies significantly on expedited delivery and RHC is proud to have met and exceeded expectations at East High School.
Contract: $38,000,000 Owner: Anchorage School District Synopsis: Developed on a 30.5 acre site, this project included a 174,612 SF two story Middle School designed to accommodate 1,058 students and site amenities including artificial turf football field, hockey rink, basketball courts, soccer field, baseball field, tennis courts, architectural sidewalks, concrete bleachers, and landscaping. Received the award of The Council of Educational Facility Planners, Alaska Chapter, Len Mackler Award. ASD awarded the project in 2 phases. The $32,000,000 contract for Phase 1 was awarded in April 2005. Phase 1 included the work within the building footprint, excluding all site amenities. The contract schedule for the Middle School was 2 years; RHC completed the project 6 months early giving the school district much needed time to prepare for the 2007-2008 school season. The $6,300,000 contract for Phase 2 was awarded in the spring of 2006, which included all site amenities and landscaping for the 30 acre site. This 2 phase contract was 14 months, with RHC completing most of contract within the Phase 1 time period. The Middle School design consisted of a structural steel moment frame building creating an unconventional foundation system, including a maze of concrete grade beams interlocking all the column locations together. The exterior enclosure was more conventional with metal stud framing with numerous finishes including: aluminum storefronts, stone tile, concrete masonry units, metal siding and plaster.
Location: Anchorage, Alaska Contract: $5,000,000 Owner: Municipality of Anchorage Synopsis: The new Fire Station #5 in Spenard was put out to bid by the Municipality of Anchorage in the Spring of 2012. The 12,804 SF one-story building was designed by Kumin Architects.