PND Engineers Welcomes Three New Hires
Tanner Stephens earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a minor in mathematics from UAA in 2019. He joined PND’s civil team in Anchorage in March—just days before staff began working at home due to the COVID-19 Pandemic—following a year as a project engineer with the Alaska State Department of Natural Resources Department of Design and Construction. At PND, he has been working on the California Creek fish passage and connecting anchorage trails projects.
Addison Yang, born and raised in Anchorage, earned his bachelor’s in civil engineering from the UAF in 2015 and is currently completing his master’s remotely. Previously a project engineer and design engineer for the Alaska Department of Transportation, Addison’s projects since joining PND have included a Washington Department of Transportation project with Kiewit to replace a culvert under the I-5 highway with a fish passage, while minimizing impact to motorists and the local community.
Obadiah (“Obi”) Dawson, grew up in Juneau and attended UAA, earning his bachelor’s in civil engineering this past spring. He is interested in structures and previously interned in transportation and civil site development. His recent assignments include structural calculations for the Wendell Avenue temporary trestle.
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Alaska Problems Require Alaska Solutions
On January 16, a fire destroyed the water plant and washeteria in the southwest Alaska village of Tuluksak. For the village of about 350 people, it was a devastating blow. The water plant was the only source of drinking water in the village, in which the primarily Yup’ik residents lack indoor plumbing and rely on honey buckets, not uncommon in the flat, swampy region.