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

Dawson City Airport Demand Forecast

Dawson Airport

Project Description

The study analyzed the current level and type of airport use, determined the source of present demand and forecast future requirements. It also examined whether present operating limitations were constraining market development or restricting airline industry operations.

Client:

Government of Yukon

Needs Assessment – Old Crow Air Terminal Building

Old Crow ATB

Project Description

The ATB is the ‘gateway’ to the Yukon’s only community without road access. Inukshuk prepared a functional needs assessment focusing on tenant and passenger needs, cargo handling and CARS operation requirements .

Client:

Government of Yukon

Rock the River Business Case

Rock the River

Project Description

This project involved investigating the feasibility of a proposed expansion of existing white-water features within the Yukon River from a business case and community support perspective. Inukshuk -in cooperation with River Restoration, Jane of all Trades Consulting, Research Northwest, Yukonomics and Underhill Geomatics- developed four development scenarios including capital, operating cost as well as monetary and nonmonetary benefits.

The study findings concluded that anticipated project benefits were largely intangible and un-quantifiable at the time. Broad-based community support in social, economic and recreational terms was proven and warranted further investment in technical studies required for project permitting and facility construction.

Client:

 City of Whitehorse

Alternative Development Standards Literature Review

alternative development

Project Description

 This study examined current national and international literature and considered the applicability of the methods being used in a northern and Yukon-specific context. Planning design concepts and site servicing methods were examined and project highlights described. The study resulted in the most comprehensive bibliography currently available on the subject.

Client:

 Government of Yukon