Special Studies

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The diverse range of assignments undertaken by Inukshuk staff reflect the firm's eclectic interests and adaptability. Inukshuk staff believe in life-long learning and have a thirst for innovation. In numerous situations our open minds and interdisciplinary background brings a fresh, practical perspective that produces creative, achievable results. Our network of contacts provides access to a diverse range of technical experts in the sciences, engineering, academic and development fields.

We follow-up keeping in touch to make sure our recommendations have paid off for our clients. Our standards are high and we regularly audit our work looking for improvements in process and product. We are by nature "watchers and learners" consistent with our belief in life-long learning. We measure success in how our built projects mature and adapt over time to the changing needs of the community they are part of. Our critics say we care too much - we just smile and look for the next challenge, confident that our work will stand the test of time. 

View some of our previous work below:

Special Studies

Whitehorse International Airport Parking & Circulation Study

Whitehorse International Airport Parking & Circulation Study

Project Description

 Inukshuk identified solutions to parking, signage and circulation problems. Airport users were consulted on signage, lot layout, convenience, parking priority and safety issues. This picture illustrates one of our simple sign solutions. The new sign is user-friendly, easier to understand at a distance and has resulted in greater compliance and improved circulation.

Client:

 Government of Yukon

Yukon Airport Fees & Charges Study

Yukon Airport Fees & Charges Study

Project Description

 In 2009, Inukshuk produced a comprehensive review of airport fees and charges for Yukon Aviation Branch. The study looked in detail at airport fees in the Yukon, across Canada and Alaska. It also looked at the policy and administrative framework to identify issues and possible solutions, resulting in a wide-ranging set of recommendations.

Client:

 Government of Yukon

Dawson Airport Lot Demand

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Project Description

In 2011, the Aviation Branch contracted Inukshuk to investigate the level of interest in acquiring lease lots on the south side of the runway as part of improvement plans for Dawson City Airport. Inukshuk created and administered an on-line survey to reach as many potential lessees as possible. Much of the current demand appeared related to the seasonal mining exploration boom. Inukshuk provided a plan to maximize opportunities for the airport and minimize existing and potential conflict amongst fixed and rotary wing lessees over the long term.

Client:

 Government of Yukon

McLean Lake Quarry Expansion

McLean Lake Quarry

Project Description

 Inukshuk assessed the impacts associated with quarry expansion and devised a development plan to accommodate public concerns and provide reclamation guidelines. Public consultation methodology included a GIS generated terrain model to illustrate site development and visual impacts.

Client:

 Government of Yukon