Alaska Vocational Technical Center Maritime Facility

Blazy Construction was responsible for this Design-Build project, which included the design and construction of 3,492 SF free standing metal building with a 2,300 SF Mezzanine.

Also added to the project was a piling foundation and canopy over a fire training simulator. The new facility provides AVTEC with a space for instruction and the practical training with equipment in simulated emergency situations.

Additionally, the facility provides classroom space, locker and shower rooms and an apparatus area to store and maintain firefighting equipment.

This building was built on ground that has a water table at about 3′ below the surface, so a creative footing design was required.

Blazy’s Role:  Prime Contractor

Construction Budget:  $2,104,564

Construction Period:  April 2009 – February 2010

Delivery Method:  Design-Build

Owner’s Representative: Kim Mahoney, State of Alaska DOT&PF

Architect/Engineering Firm: Ron Bissett, WH Pacific


I have worked with Randy Nelson, Blazy Construction PM, on several design/build projects over the past few years. From the first project it was apparent that Randy was a very capable project manager as he dealt with Owner representatives, designers, subcontractors and plan review agencies. Over the years he has only gotten better and has invested time and effort in extending his knowledge of the design/build approach and has earned the DBIA designation. Randy continually refines his approach to design/build project management.

Ron Bissett, Architect, WH Pacific