GBI was awarded the contract to construct a new 18-hole golf course for the Army Corps of Engineers in Anchorage, Alaska, which bordered a sensitive salmon-bearing creek. The creek was a major concern for both local environmental and regulatory agencies. The project also included numerous design and construction constraints, including several significant wetland issues, and the need to avoid interaction with endangered species.
The GBI team implemented several unique design features that handled all drainage onsite. This included a specialized filtration processes to eliminate the discharge of pesticides, nitrogen, and herbicides. Additionally, because of the creek, it was necessary to re-design and implement changes to the largest engineered suspension bridge in Alaska, eliminating all contact within the waterway and its adjacent banks.
At the completion of the project, both environmental and regulatory agencies expressed acclaim and gratitude for how the golf course was constructed. This led to the project being awarded “Excellence in Construction” from the Association of General Contractors of Alaska, as well as an “Outstanding Performance Award” and a “Celebrate Safety Award” from the US Army Corps of Engineers.