James A. Maple

James A. Maple (HM1414)

Location: Fairbanks, AK 99712 Fairbanks North Star
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Country: United States of America
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N 64° 55.767', W 147° 37.717'

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P. E. Arctic Pipeline Pioneer

— 1937 - 2001 —

Dr. Maple was a structural engineer and principal designer of the trans-Alaska pipeline. He holds three patents for his development of innovative pipe supports that enabled the warm oil pipeline to safely traverse areas of permafrost. He pioneered the use of sophisticated structural analysis for pipelines, now used on arctic pipelines worldwide. A graduate of Purdue University, he was a major contributor not only during design and construction but also continued to provide engineering expertise for the pipeline until his death in 2001. In recognition of this contribution to the engineering of arctic pipelines, Dr. Maple was awarded the prestigious Harold R. Peyton Award for Cold Regions Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2001. The award was named for Dr. Peyton, another key pipeline designer, who unfortunately died just before the pipeline was commissioned in 1977.

Dedicated August 1, 2002 in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the opening of the trans-Alaska Pipeline.
HM NumberHM1414
Year Placed2002
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 6:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)6W E 470278 N 7200739
Decimal Degrees64.92945000, -147.62861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 64° 55.767', W 147° 37.717'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds64° 55' 46.02" N, 147° 37' 43.02" W
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Area Code(s)907
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1671 Steese Hwy, Fairbanks AK 99712, US
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