Building Industry Magazine - April 2012 - (Page 47)

ConceptToCompletion WALMART KAPOLEI Multifaceted Endeavor With a scheduled grand opening of March 28, the new Walmart store in Kapolei is the newest big box chain to set up shop in Oahu’s growing “second city.” The store is the retail giant’s ninth locale in Hawaii and its fifth on Oahu. Built by general contractor Nordic PCL Construction, Inc. in just under a year, the building is a 171,000-squarefoot structure with 736 parking stalls and landscaping on 20 acres of a 25-acre parcel of land bought by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in 2006. “The structure of the single-story store consists of integrally colored masonry exterior walls with a structural steel roof supported by interior steel columns,” describes George Burkards, construction manager for Nordic PCL. “The white TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) membrane roofing coupled with clay tile at the raised points of the roof helps to keep the interior of the store cool. The aesthetics of the building’s masonry exterior were intended to fit in with the surrounding Kapolei community.” The Wal-Mart corporation had APRIL 2012 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | 47 initially planned to open the Kapolei location in 2008, but based on community concerns, had agreed to wait until the completion of several regional traffic improvements, including the Kualakai Parkway (formerly known as the North-South Road) and the Kapolei interchange, both of which are now completed. Besides the structure itself, Nordic PCL’s contract also included a 1,400-foot cast-in-place concrete storm drainage system, preparation of an out lot parcel on the remaining five acres for future development,

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - April 2012

Bridges & Roadwork
Earth Day
Renovation & Remodeling
Lumber & Wood
ABC Installs New Leadership
AIA Celebrates Architecture Month
Armstrong Earns Accolades
Aiea to Get New Library
HART Confirms Grabauskas as Director
Best Practices
Contracts Awarded
Spotlight on Success: Whole Foods Market, Kailua
Low Bids
Concept to Completion: Walmart Kapolei
Company Showcase: Valve Service & Supply, Inc.
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - April 2012