Client KDAK, LLC
Location Minot, North Dakota
Scope Phase 1, 17-acres of a 300-acre, multi-phased residential development; 22 apartments and 14 twin homes

Southwest Crossing

Project Details

Westwood’s Role

  • Surveying, Platting, Construction Staking
  • Civil Engineering, Site Design

Overview

The fast-paced and quickly changing landscape in the Bakken requires responsiveness, communication, and organization. After experiencing some project setbacks, KDAK hired Westwood to bring the apartment and multi-family development back on track. The client previously worked with Westwood and was confident the team was capable of meeting the demands required in the challenging North Dakota environment.

Keeping the Project on Schedule

Southwest Crossing is typical for a development in the area. Maps and information are often out of date, infrastructure is not always complete, and materials are scarce. Westwood’s experience helped navigate the myriad of challenges.

Demand for housing and services have overwhelmed governing bodies of cities like Minot, making it difficult to keep up with requests. Delays are unavoidable unless teams are persistent for city response and approval. Knowing this, Westwood’s project team  took the necessary steps to keep the project on schedule.

Previously gathered soil data was difficult to obtain. One result of that gap was the discovery of poorer than anticipated soils at the site.  To avoid project delays, Westwood’s project team responded by adjusting plans during the initial phase of construction to require less fill and, after evaluating the grades, lowered the site to solve the problem.