AELS Board Meeting – May 9 & 10

The next Board meeting for the Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors (AELS) is scheduled for May 9th & 10th, 2019. This meeting will be held in Anchorage in the Atwood Building, Suite 1550, and in Juneau at the SOB, 9th Floor, Conference Room ‘A.’ Those who cannot physically attend these meetings are welcome to join via Zoom Meeting here, or by dialing +1 408 638 0968, or +1 699 900 6833, Meeting  ID: 686 630 394.


Op Ed: “Infrastructure is the Elephant in the ‘Alaska Budget’ Room”

David Gamez, PE with the American Society of Civil Engineers wrote an op-ed on how important our infrastructure is to our economy and how deferring maintenance and investment causes a lack of access to services, income lost due to delays, and damage to our vehicles. Read the full article here.


Photo Credit: Marc Lester with the Anchorage Dispatch News 4/7/2016. This photo accompanied the original Op Ed published online with ADN, and highlights the corrosion of the pilings at the Port of Anchorage, one of the reasons behind a proposed modernization project to the Port.

PND Celebrates 40 Years of Business

PND Engineers, Inc., marks its 40th anniversary this August. Headquarters remain in Anchorage where the firm was founded in 1979. Today PND also has offices in Palmer and Juneau; Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Houston, Texas; and Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Projects designed by the firm are seen throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, and increasingly across the Lower 48 and overseas. To read the full press release click here.

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Amy Mestas, Engineer of the Year 2018


Amy Mestas, PE, a senior structural engineer at PDC Engineers, was nominated by the Structural Engineers Association of Alaska (SEAAK) and named as Engineer of the Year 2018. While professional reputation and a strong project work history weigh heavily on the decision of selecting an Engineer of the Year, community involvement is just as important. In Amy’s case, it’s difficult to separate the two.

Click here to read the full press release, “Family, community, work – part of the team; Amy Mestas on becoming Engineer of the Year 2018.”