Working with state and local sponsors, HDL provides cradle-to-grave professional planning, design and construction phase services on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funded projects.  Our expertise includes capital project programming, federal grant assistance, wind studies, airport location studies, noise studies, airport layout plans, master planning, airport facility inventories and inspections, airspace studies, forecasting, airport safety plans, environmental process and documents following the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Section 7 consultations, wetlands delineation, biological assessments, bird hazard assessments, government-to-government consultation assistance, aeronautical surveys, geotechnical investigations, hydrologic modeling, storm water management, airfield pavement design, finite-element thermal modeling, construction administration, inspection, material testing, and FAA closeout documents.  We have a productive professional relationship with FAA staff and possess specialized knowledge of Alaska's weather and logistical challenges found at remote sites, including flooding and seismic hazards.


In this time of global climate change, HDL provides solutions to constructing over marginal soils and warm permafrost using geosynthetics, geofoam blocks, thermal syphons, insulation, light-weight fills, cement-modified embankment, wick drains, and dynamic compaction.



  • Kaktovik Airport Environmental Assessment (EA), Master Plan and Airport Relocation (North Slope Borough)
  • North Slope Borough Airport Capital Improvement Plan (North Slope Borough)
  • North Slope Borough Aviation System Plan (North Slope Borough)
  • Palmer Airport Fire Retardant Apron and Loading Facility (City of Palmer)
  • Palmer Taxiway A and STOL Runway (City of Palmer)
  • Palmer Airport Rehabilitate Runway 9-27 and Taxiway B (City of Palmer)
  • Palmer Airport Apron and Access Road (City of Palmer)
  • Palmer Airport RPZ Property Acquisition (City of Palmer)
  • Kongiganak Airport Reconstruction (State of Alaska DOT&PF)
  • Chefornak Airport Relocation (State of Alaska DOT&PF)
  • Tuntutuliak Airport Access Boardwalk (State of Alaska DOT&PF)
  • Seldovia Airport Master Plan (State of Alaska DOT&PF)
  • Wainwright Airport Upgrades-Runway Lighting and Resurfacing (North Slope Borough)
  • Wasilla Airport Master Plan (City of Wasilla)
  • Wasilla Airport Aprons IA and IC (City of Wasilla)
  • Wasilla Airport Security Gates and Cameras (City of Wasilla)
  • Wasilla Airport Taxiway A and STOL Runway (City of Wasilla)
  • Wasilla Airport Construct SREB (City of Wasilla)
  • Merrill Field Storm Water Management (Municipality of Anchorage)
  • Merrill Field Rehab Taxiway Q Phases 1-4 (Municipality of Anchorage)
  • Merrill Field Rehab Runway 16/34 (Municipality of Anchorage)
  • Merrill Field Rehab Block 5 Apron Phases 2/3/4 (Municipality of Anchorage)
  • Merrill Field Security System Assessment  (Municipality of Anchorage)
  • Merrill Field Security Improvements, Phases 1-3 (Municipality of Anchorage)
  • Merrill Field Runway 34 Practicability Study (Municipality of Anchorage)
  • Merrill Field Rehab Charlie South Apron (Municipality of Anchorage)
  • Merrill Field Rehabilitate Taxiway N and Interlinks (Municipality of Anchorage)
  • Merrill Field Reconstruct Primary Airport Access Roads (Municipality of Anchorage)
  • Seward Airport Airspace Study (Dryden and LaRue)
  • Red Dog Airport Runway Safety Area Practicability Study (Teck-Cominco)
  • Kuparuk Airport Instrument Approach Navaid Study (ConocoPhillips)
  • Alpine Airport Security Gate (ConocoPhillips)
  • Colville River Delta Airport Wind Study (ConocoPhillips)
  • Nondalton Airport Wind Study (State of Alaska DOT&PF)
  • Chistochina Airport Wind Study (State of Alaska DOT&PF)