VEI has been involved in projects from the initial concept through final construction.
We provide site evaluation and engineering. Our work has often involved identifying foundation soils, topography, access, drainage solutions and local permitting requirements.
Chuck Albrect Softball Complex - VEI assisted with site selection and provided site engineering for this $2-million softball complex located in Anchorage near Tudor and Elmore. Design included layout of 4 softball fields, a 265-space paved parking lot, drainage, storm water treatment, and field irrigation system. Most of the site was located in Class “B” wetlands and VEI handled the permitting. The site was underlain by peat, which was subcut and removed in parking areas. Ballfield areas were overlaid with gravel and surcharged through the winter season to eliminate future settlement. The ballfield facilities displaced dog mushing trails and we worked with the Alaska Sled Dog Racing Association to realign and develop new trails. After bidding, VEI provided construction administration and inspection. Parking lot landscaping was provided as part of VEI’s contract, but fencing, ballfield landscaping and irrigation system layout were done by user groups with volunteer help from VEI.
LDS Church Valdez/ Maplewood, Anchorage
Over the past four years VEI has performed three Due Diligence Site Assessments for the LDS Church on sites being considered for development. Site assessments included design quality topo surveys, land use and site history research, drainage and stormwater treatment evaluation, site grading design, earthwork quantities, on site water and septic suitability assessment, and boundary survey and ALTA/ACSM mapping.
Additional projects for the LDS Church in Anchorage have included sewer assessments to fix freeze-up issues and parking lot regrading to address drainage problems for the Maplewood Chapel; and on-site water and sewer assessment for the LDS Palmer Storehouse.
Baker Hughes Headquarters and Warehouse
VEI provided site design for a 5-acre office and warehouse/shop facility. Services included design and permitting for water and wastewater services, and stormwater treatment and discharge.
AK Pacific Warehouse
VEI provided surveying and parking lot layout to a private client for this commercial warehouse in Anchorage. Work required coordination with MOA to meet requirements for drainage, setbacks, etc.