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Anchorage Daily News, Alaska, Inside Alaska Business Column

Jun 19, 2007

By Anchorage Daily News, Alaska

Jun. 20--Ground broken for sea studies

Kiewit Building Group announced it has broken ground on the new School of Fisheries and Ocean Science facility for the University of Alaska Fairbanks at Lena Point near Juneau.

The 30,000-square-foot three-story building will contain classrooms, laboratories and faculty/student offices with associated outbuildings and parking for faculty and graduate students researching Alaska's fisheries. Kiewit is performing the work under a Construction Manager at Risk contract. Pre-construction services were provided that included real-time estimating, scheduling and constructability reviews throughout the design phase. The total cost is $26.2 million, with completion scheduled for fall 2008.

It's official -- Anchorage drivers are bad

Anchorage drivers are more likely than the average U.S. driver to be in a car crash, according to Allstate, a major auto insurer in the state.

Drivers in Anchorage, on average, experience a collision every 9.3 years, compared with the national average of every 10 years. Last year, the Anchorage average was 9.2 years, Allstate said.

The safest drivers nationwide are in Sioux Falls, S.D., where they average 13.7 years between accidents, the insurer said. Drivers in Boise, Idaho, are the safest in the West, at 12.2 years between accidents on average.

-- Anchorage Daily News

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