Building Industry Magazine - April 2012 - (Page 7)

Niking to Build Army Headquarters The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District, recently awarded a $46.78 million contract to Niking Corp. for the first phase of the USARPAC (U.S. Army Pacific) Command and Control Facility. This is the first construction contract issued for the multiphased building of the future headquarters of USARPAC at Fort Shafter. The performance period is 750 calendar days, with construction expected to start this spring. If all six phases of the project are built, the complex will be 350,000 square feet and estimated to cost nearly half a billion dollars. AIA Celebrates Architecture Month In celebration of Architecture Month in April, the Honolulu chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is hosting a variety of free and public activities. The events are intended to highlight the power of good design in making our communities better places to live, work and play and also generate a discussion of the future of design in Hawaii. These include: • April 4 — Celebrating New Hawaii Architects: To be held at Pearl Ultralounge between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., the event will recognize new licensed architects since 2010, giving all attendees, fellow colleagues and board members a chance to network and (re)connect with each other. • April 12 — Hawaii Public Radio Pledge Drive: AIA Honolulu architects will again answer the phones during the Hawaii Public Radio pledge drive, between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. Call 955-8821 during these hours to pledge support while connecting with our architects. • April 14 — Architectural Walking Tour: Two-hour tours led by AIA member docents, starting at 8:30 a.m. until noon, will visit some of the architecturally significant historic buildings in Honolulu’s Chinatown special design district. • April 15 — Family Sunday at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: AIA Honolulu architects will lead keiki in an art design project based on this year’s theme “Birthday.” • April 18 — Architecture Film Night: A free public showing of the film “Grand Paris – the President & the Architect” will be held at The Arts at Marks Garage. The film is about Franch President Nicolas Sarkozy’s government engaging 10 architects to spend a year rethinking Paris. AIA Honolulu hopes this event will serve as a launching point for further public discussion about design in Hawaii. • April 22 — Big Island event: To celebrate Architecture Month across the state, the Hawaii Island Section of AIA Honolulu invites the public to join them in an architectural-related event; date and time to be determined. • April 27 — Downtown Honolulu Architecture Firm Crawl: Attendees at this third annual event will be able to visit an array of architectural design firms to learn about their offices, projects and people who are passionate about good design. APRIL 2012 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | 7 Above: At the Kamehameha V post office building, Spencer Leineweber, FAIA (on top step), 2011 AIA Honolulu president, serves as a docent for one of the walking tour groups last year. Below: Designed by CW Dickey and opened in 1897, the historic Nippu Jiji Building was another stop on last year’s tour.

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