Alaska Aerospace Corporation Awards Launch Facility Reconstruction Contract to Davis Constructors & Engineers, Inc.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 15:30

September 8, 2015

Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) has selected Davis Constructors & Engineers, Inc. of Anchorage, Alaska as the General Contractor for reconstruction of the facilities damaged at the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA) from the launch vehicle failure in August 2014.

The damaged facilities requiring reconstruction include the Launch Service Structure, Integration Processing Facility and the Spacecraft Assembly and Transfer Facility.  AAC used an innovative selection process developed by Arizona State University to evaluate and rate contractor proposals, resulting in a “Best Value” selection.  “Under the ASU model, AAC was able to evaluate both the professional capabilities of each company, along with their budget proposals.” said Mark Greby, AAC Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.  Reconstruction is expected to be completed in 2016.  Funds for the reconstruction are being paid from a state insurance policy.

“AAC was fortunate to have received a number of proposals from highly qualified Alaskan companies,” stated Barry King, AAC Reconstruction Program Manager.  “Davis Constructors and Engineers clearly demonstrated the capabilities needed to successfully reconstruct the damaged facilities on-time and on-schedule and we look forward to working with their team during this process.”

Carl Swanson, VP of Davis Constructors and Engineers commented, “We are very pleased to have been selected as the General Contractor for the reconstruction project at PSCA.  Our firm has performed a number of successful Alaskan construction projects in the aerospace industry, including the Fairbanks International Airport Terminal Development Project and the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Terminal Connector, so we see this project as an expansion of our capabilities to serve the aerospace industry across the state.”

Alaska Aerospace Corporation is a state-owned corporation established to develop a high-technology aerospace industry in Alaska. AAC owns and operates the Pacific Spaceport Complex - Alaska and is the worldwide distributor for RapidEye multispectral imagery of Alaska. Its corporate offices are in Anchorage, Alaska.

Davis Constructors & Engineers, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is one of the most experienced statewide Alaskan general contractors. The owners and officers of Davis Constructors are Alaskan residents and active in the firm. Its corporate offices are located in Anchorage, Alaska.