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  • Personnel
    Camps



    EEIS has engineered and designed many modular personnel camps for harsh arctic conditions, including a three-story, 124-person camp on an off-shore island in the Beaufort Sea.
  • Personnel
    Camps





    EEIS has engineered and designed many modular personnel camps for harsh arctic conditions, including a three-story, 124-person camp on an off-shore island in the Beaufort Sea.
  • Personnel
    Camps





    EEIS has engineered and designed many modular personnel camps for harsh arctic conditions, including a three-story, 124-person camp on an off-shore island in the Beaufort Sea.

Oooguruk 75-Person Camp, Oooguruk Island, Beaufort Sea, North Slope, Alaska

EEIS Consulting Engineers, Inc. (EEIS) was the prime consultant for the Personnel Camp, Potable Water Treatment Modules, Wastewater Treatment Modules, Electric Generator Modules, and communication tower, which supported the camp. The camp was located on an off-shore island and therefore needed to be self-sufficient and self-contained. EEIS provided architectural/life safety design and civil, structural, mechanical HVAC, and electrical engineering.


The Personnel Camp was a modular two-story building composed of twenty-five 8-foot-high by 12-foot-wide wood modules averaging 50 feet long. The 25 wood-framed modules were prefabricated. They were supported on steel frames founded on precast concrete footings. The modules were placed on the steel frames, and the corridor floors and ceilings were constructed on site. Each module was shipped with its own EPDM roof to protect it until it was installed. The camp was covered with metal roofing after the modules had been set and connected together.


The camp contained 48 bedrooms, a dining hall, kitchen, fitness room, TV and theater rooms, offices, conference room, medic’s office, storage rooms, laundry, bathrooms, and lockers. Bear cages with heavy steel bars were located at each door to protect personnel from polar bears. A second-floor smoking deck was added later.


The modules were stacked with two modules on each of two levels with corridor floors and ceilings between them. Wires, plumbing, and HVAC were run above the corridor ceilings. Modules containing plumbing (laundry, toilet, and shower modules) had a raised floor to accommodate under-floor plumbing. Insulated lift stations and arctic pipe under the camp handled sewage. Gravity sewers under the camp ran to seven lift stations that pumped through above-ground arctic pipe to the Wastewater Treatment Module.


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Nikaitchuq 124-Person Camp, Spy Island, Beaufort Sea, North Slope, Alaska

As the prime consultant, EEIS provided architectural/life safety design and structural, mechanical HVAC, and electrical engineering for a 46-foot by 300-foot, 124-person personnel camp. The three-story building was composed of 50 wood-framed modules and 120 submodules for the floors and ceilings. The modules were 60 feet long, 12 feet wide, and approximately 12 feet high. The modules were fabricated and shipped to the construction site. The modules were assembled on a modular foundation system founded on precast concrete footings.


Submodules were also wood-framed and were installed between the modules to form the corridor floor. The foundation system was a series of modular frames consisting of steel columns, beams, and bracing. The foundation system was placed on precast concrete pads. Three exterior steel stairs and decks provided egress and entry into the facility. EEIS also provided bidding support and construction support.


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Oooguruk Camp Expansion, Oooguruk Island, Beaufort Sea, North Slope, Alaska

Caelus Energy expanded the Oooguruk Island 75-person camp to accommodate the increased manpower required by enhanced oil recovery techniques. Caelus hired EEIS as the prime consultant for this fast-paced project. EEIS quickly assembled a project team to provide architectural/life safety design and civil, structural, mechanical HVAC, and electrical engineering. One main component of the camp expansion was a 36-bedroom, 13,362-square-foot, modular three-story addition. The original portion of camp (5,200 square feet) was remodeled to provide nine additional bedrooms, an exercise room, and a commissary. What had been a large empty space between the two parallel wings of the camp was filled in to provide a central hallway that improved circulation and an exercise room and commissary on the second level.


The existing HVAC system in the camp was replaced to handle the addition. The existing kitchen was replaced with a new, larger kitchen. The larger kitchen included a 2,300-square-foot freezer and storage addition. EEIS also designed the foundation for the 13,362-square-foot addition. The wastewater treatment plant received major maintenance.


The project delivery method was fast-track design-build. To meet the deadline, Caelus issued multiple construction contracts with various contractors and subcontractors, requiring EEIS to package design deliverables for the various contractors performing the work. EEIS was able to work closely with the selected module manufacturer and other contractors to ensure uniformity of detail and continuity of systems with the existing camp.


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Doyon 18-Unit Base Camp Complex, North Slope, Alaska

EEIS was the prime consultant and provided architectural/life safety design and structural, mechanical HVAC, and electrical engineering for design of a three-story, 63-person camp composed of 18 wood-framed modules. The camp was designed as two sections mounted on two trailers so that it was mobile and could move with the drilling rig. On location the two camp sections were backed together to form one camp. The camp had a kitchen, dining room, and offices on the first level and sleeping quarters on the second and third levels. The camp was required to have a sprinkler system, so a separate trailer with a tank for fire water and the fire pump was designed to travel with the personnel camp.

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Stallion 144-Person Camp, Deadhorse, Alaska

EEIS was the prime consultant and provided architectural/life safety design and structural, mechanical HVAC, and electrical engineering. The fully assembled camp consisted of 18 pods, each composed of three 12-foot-wide by 62-foot-long truckable modules. The assembled camp consisted of two approximately 408-foot-long rows of modules. The center module of each pod was wet and contained the bathrooms and central corridor. Modules on each side of the wet modules housed sleeping quarters.


The pods can be connected and set up to be functional in less than a day. Each pod can be moved and mated with other pods to form wings of rooms. The camp was conceived as three wings of modules, each with a different layout configuration to meet client needs. The end of a wing had a vestibule module and a locker room or luggage module. Three service and support pods provided space for recreation and support utilities.


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Stallion 160-Person Camp, Deadhorse, Alaska

EEIS provided architectural/life safety design and structural, mechanical HVAC, and electrical engineering for a portable camp for 160 persons. The camp had 160 single bedrooms, each with its own water closet; a central arctic entry with mudrooms; and a central security office. There were three standard wood module types: a bedroom module, an arctic entry and mudroom module, and a central service module. Each bedroom module had its own mechanical room. Support modules were designed to house power generation, potable water treatment, wastewater treatment, and a fuel tank. The kitchen and dining room for the workers were contained in separate modules.

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Nabors Deadhorse Camp Modifications, North Slope, Alaska

EEIS provided architectural/life safety design and structural, mechanical HVAC, and electrical engineering for renovations of the mechanical systems of the Prudhoe Bay Camp Building. Mechanical renovations included installation of a new make-up air unit and its exterior intake hood, installation of a new kitchen exhaust system and exterior hood, relocation of the main telephone patch board and headworks, and assorted modifications to the existing fire protection system and gas piping. A new fire pump and 20,000-gallon fire water tank for the existing sprinkler system were installed. The 20,000 gallon fire water tank was supported on steel framing and four new piles.

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Kuukpik 66-Person Camp Remodel and Code Review, Deadhorse, Alaska

EEIS designed improvements to the former Rowan camp for use at the BP Base Operations Center (BOC). The updates included a new kitchen with appliances and hood. The dining area facelift consisted of new amenities, furniture, and fixtures, along with upgrades to all fire and safety systems to meet current codes. The sleeping quarters for 66 people and offices were upgraded with new firewalls, doors, furniture, and equipment. The renovation also included a new roof and exterior stairs.

40-Person Camp #5 and Shop, Nordic Calista Rig #1, North Slope, Alaska

EEIS was the prime consultant providing architectural/life safety design and structural, mechanical HVAC, and electrical engineering for the two-story camp. The wood-framed modules that made up the camp were designed to be mounted on a trailer so that the camp could be moved along the road system with the drilling rig. The camp had a kitchen, dining room, offices, lounge, and sleeping quarters. EEIS also designed a separate steel module that was mounted on the end of the trailer. The module housed a stairwell that provided access to the camp, space for the camp generator, and space for a shop to support the drilling rig.

40-Person Camp #4 and Shop, Nordic Calista Rig #2, North Slope, Alaska

EEIS was the prime consultant providing architectural/life safety design and structural, mechanical HVAC, and electrical engineering for the two-story camp. The wood-framed modules that made up the camp were designed to be mounted on a trailer so that the camp could be moved along the road system with the drilling rig. The camp had a kitchen, dining room, offices, lounge, and sleeping quarters. EEIS also designed a separate steel module that was mounted on the end of the trailer. The module housed a stairwell that provided access to the camp, space for the camp generator, and space for a shop to support the drilling rig.