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Enhanced Polar Systems (EPS) Foundations

Clear Air Force Station, Alaska

This design-build project, by Weldin Construction, provided for the design and construction of foundation systems, conduit and duct bank power and fiber systems, and an underground lightning protection grounding system for the Enhanced Polar Systems (EPS) infrastructure. It also included four antenna systems and a 350 sq. ft. equipment shelter. The foundation pads and bearing walls were strategically designed and constructed to support the Radome’s and antennas. Special attention was made to the design to prevent frost.

Clear Air Force Station is a remote project site that requires acute attention to the management of work crews and logistical requirements of mobilizing equipment and materials to the project site. The location of this project site also created a shortened construction window for performance, however, our team finished one month ahead of schedule.