Alternative Project Delivery Systems for Governments in Alaska

November 18, 2015, Fairbanks, Alaska

Our Presenters

Dr. Robert A Perkins, PE.  Bob joined UAF in 1998 following 30 years of engineering and construction experience.  He managed pipeline and industrial projects in Alaska, four other states, and in Africa.  He became an expert in project risk analysis and health and safety. Today he is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UAF.

Capt. Christopher Edlund,  Capt. Christopher Edlund is the Engineering Flight Commander, 354 Civil Engineer Squadron, Eielson AFB.  Captain Edlund is a native of Comstock Park, MI, and has lived in Fairbanks since 2013.  The 354 Civil Engineer Squadron's Engineering Flight is a multi-skilled team of  34 military, civilian, and contractor engineers encompassing the full scope of  design, construction, and engineering services for Eielson AFB and several  remote sites around Alaska.  The team translates customer requirements into projects that include repairs to the base transportation networks, the sustainment of facilities and critical infrastructure, as well as the construction of new facilities.

(Dr.) Paul Perreault, PE, UAF.  Paul Perreault designed and managed construction of projects for the Catholic Bishops of Alaska.  In thirty-five years, he has worked in over 50 rural Alaskan villages.  He is currently completing his PhD in Arctic Engineering at UAF and is almost finished.  

Clark Milne, PE, DOWL.  Clark has lived and worked in Fairbanks and Anchorage for the last 40 years, working as a civil and environmental engineer.  Most of the last decade he served as the Northern Region DOT&PF Maintenance Engineer, and thus dealt with a number of emergency responses, as well as the normal ongoing needs of DOT&PF maintenance work for highways, airports and public buildings.  He is now working at DOWL – Fairbanks, focused on mining industry projects. DOWL is a multi-disciplined engineering consulting firm, founded in Anchorage over 50 years ago, that provides testing and inspection, survey, civil and geotechnical engineering, and environmental services from 25 offices in 8 western states.

Mike Kramer, JD.   Michael Kramer is a lifelong Alaskan and has practiced law in Fairbanks since 1996. Mike is a principal in Kramer and Associates, a statewide law firm specializing in litigation and trials against government agencies. He has been involved in several construction related disputes and regularly interprets and advises clients regarding contractual provisions.  He has served as an adjunct professor for the Engineering Department, teaching a graduate course on construction law.

Michael Gaulke, P.E., S.E.   Mike has worked for the Corps since June 1997 all with the US Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District. He spent 9 years as a Structural Engineer mostly on military projects designing family housing, barracks, training facilities, vehicle maintenance facilities and large industrial facilities.  The last 9 years as Assistant Chief of the Design Branch managing design work, A-E Contract Management, the Bridge Inspection Program, and quality management program for the Alaska District’s Design Branch for the military construction program with support to other programs; Interagency and International Support (IIS) and Civil Works (CW). Mike has received training in the Design-Build contracting methodology from the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mike is a registered Structural & Civil Engineering in Alaska and holds a Master’s in Civil Engineering from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Paul R. Schneider, P.E.  Paul is the Assistant Area Engineer and Chief of the Northern Engineering Office for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District.  He has worked for the Corps in Fairbanks for the past 21 years.   Prior to moving to Fairbanks, he worked for the Department of the Interior for 15 years as a petroleum engineer in Anchorage and Washington D.C.  Paul earned his civil engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1979.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, is a procurement, design, and construction agent for the Army, Air Force, Missile Defense Agency, Navy, Cost Guard, and other Federal Agencies throughout Alaska. 

Dave Kemp, P.E., PMP.  Dave started his career in 1981 working as an engineering technician for the Rural Water Supply Board of Swaziland in Southern Africa. For the international development organization in Bolivia, Dave also worked with rural communities in the planning, design and construction of water projects.  He was a project manager for the City of Austin Public Works Department for six years and was the Director of Public Works and Public Utilities for the City of Unalaska from July of 2000 until 2005. From 2005 until 2013, Dave worked as a Senior Project Manager for the ADOT&PF, managing the planning, design and construction of the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery in Fairbanks ($42M), the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery in Anchorage ($92M), the Kodiak Near Island Administrative and Laboratory ($18M) and various other projects. Since spring of 2013, Dave has been the Director of Statewide Public Facilities and he recently was also asked to serve as the Tribal Relations Liaison for ADOT&PF. Statewide Public Facilities is responsible for the planning, design and construction of most new and renovation projects for most departments within the State of Alaska. 

Scott Davis.  Scott has spent the last 20 years of his career with Kiewit, immersed in large and complex construction projects. He is currently the Business Development/Project Manager for Kiewit Building Group, out of the Anchorage office. Scott's Alaska project experience includes working on the Anchorage Sport Fish Hatchery, Anchorage International Airport, C-17 Mission Hangars, UAF Atkinson Power Plant, and Critical Electrical Upgrades at UAF.  The Kiewit Building Group’s roots in Alaska go back more than 66 years. Kiewit has been a part of many milestone projects including the Whittier Tunnel, The Hotel Alyeska, Anchorage VA Clinic, Anchorage International Airport, the Anchorage Sport Fish Hatchery, as well as many projects at the University of Alaska Fairbanks over the years.

Mike Ruckhaus, PE.  Mike Ruckhaus is an Alaskan PE with over 30 years’ experience in design and construction in Alaska.  With UAF Facilities Design and Construction, he initiated the use of CM/GC at UAF and has managed CM/GC projects for UAF including Lena Point, Critical Electrical Renewal, and the Combined Heat and Power Plant.

Cameron Wohlford, PE. Cameron Wohlford is a Senior Project Manager for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Facilities Design and Construction with nearly 18 years of project management experience.  He is a 1997 graduate of UAF with a BS in Civil Engineering and obtained his professional engineer's license in 2002.  Cameron was a key developer of the Construction Manager at Risk delivery method at UAF and has utilized this procurement to deliver nearly $250 million in new construction and renovation work over the last 6 years.  

Michael Lund, P.E.  Mike Lund is a Construction Manager with Northern Region DOT&PF.  He has worked for DOT since 2002, spending time in construction, design, statewide foundations, and T2.  Mike was the project manager the Parks Hwy MP 237 Riley Creek Bridge Replacement project.  Mike is a licensed engineer, and has a BS in Civil Engineering and a Master’s in Engineering and Science Management – both from UAF.  The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 249 airports, 11 ferries serving 35 communities, 5,619 miles of highway and 720 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

Lauren Little, P.E.  Lauren Little is a design project manager with Northern Region DOT&PF. She has worked for DOT design since 2008. Lauren was the project manager and designer of record for the Parks Hwy MP 237 Riley Creek Bridge Replacement project, the Department’s first horizontal CMGC project.