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Designing comfortable and productive workplace lighting solutions can be tricky in buildings flooded with sun in the summer and nearly bereft of natural light in the winter—but Alaska architects eagerly tackle the challenge.
©Mvandyke99 | Dreamstime.comWhen Bobby Wilken opened HooDoo Brewing Company on Halloween 2012, he envisioned a modest tap house where Fairbanks residents could get together to socialize over a craft beer.The brewery was busy all winter and when the weather warmed,...
“To be an Arctic specialist, one has to have experience with cold climate means, methods, and materials applications in the Arctic, as well as an understanding of the logistics challenges,” says Richard S. Armstrong, founder of RSA Engineering.
Eventually Alaskan workers will return to the office, and the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a shift in thinking among business leaders about what constitutes the ideal workspace.
One segment of the transportation industry that is crucial to getting items from port to door is drayage—a logistical service focused on trucking goods a short distance to retail companies or consolidators.
For businesses owners and managers, it’s vital to address mental health in the workplace to ensure the well being of employees and maintain productivity.
Ice roads are an “elegant” solution to the problem of accessing Alaska’s remote projects, taking advantage of locally sourced materials without long-term effects on the delicate tundra.
Effective leadership is paramount to the success of every business, and an increasing number of executives and managers in Alaska are capitalizing on leadership coaching to enhance their expertise and create positive outcomes for their organization.
“I saw a lot of opportunity to grow it, even though it was an established business, and it was one of those feel-good businesses where the public really embraces it and everyone feels like it’s theirs: it belongs to them, it’s their Bagoy’s,” says Chanda Mines, who owns the florist shop with her husband Randy.
Economists were cautiously optimistic in their predictions for what 2020 would hold for the state’s economy. What none of them saw coming—what nobody saw coming—was the COVID-19 pandemic and the crippling economic damage it would cause.
“We are a well-tested community, which is assisting us in identifying cases early to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in our community,” says Audrey Gray, lead public information officer of the Anchorage Emergency Operations Center.
The rapidly warming climate is having negative impacts on rural communities in Alaska, where there are already significant barriers to creating the necessary infrastructure for solid waste and sewage management.
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Designing Spaces for Masked Faces
The arrival of COVID-19 last March changed the way Alaskans live. Hand sanitizer and face masks became must-have items when leaving home, and phrases like “hunker down” and “social distance” became part of our daily lexicon.