UIC Nappairit, LCC, a member of the Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) family of companies, has been awarded a project for NOAA to construct a new observatory in Utiaġvik. The facility will replace the existing NOAA observatory which is no longer compliant with current scientific facility standards.
The new facility will include LEED silver construction, state of the art systems to isolate vibration, elimination of all toxic materials, dark fiber communications, a high capacity UPS system and a high level of self-sustainability. Onsite construction is set to begin in March of 2019 and will complete in the spring of 2020. UIC and NOAA have worked successfully together in previous years and we look forward to renewing our relationship with them again on this exciting project.