Building Industry Magazine - May 2011 - (Page 11)

New Turf for Aloha Stadium General contractor Applied Surfacing Technology, a division of Co-Ha Builders, Inc., held a blessing ceremony in March to start the $1.77 million Aloha Stadium field upgrade and replacement. Denny Sadowski, secretary treasurer of the company, explains that the project includes removal of the existing synthetic turf, extensive sitework including putting in new trenches and a drainage mat and changing the slope of the field in some areas, and installation of a new UBU Speed S5-M turf system. “It’s actually the same turf that is at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans,” Sadowski adds. “We’re also tearing out the old bases from the baseball field – the frames were still there – and moving the goal posts. We’ll be applying a maintenance coat on the warning track around the field.” In addition, the project also includes, says Sadowski, “supplying the end zones, centerfield logo and four 15-by-30-foot advertising panels for the field that will be able to be switched out. The thing about Aloha Stadium is it’s a venue for high school, college and pro events. Because of that, you cannot put many inlays in. The only thing we really can put in the field are the 10-yard lines, because the hash marks change from high school through pro. We’re supplying the paint for the first year and the subsequent five years.” Also part of the venture is a five-year maintenance contract. “It makes this project unique,” says Sadowski. “When these fields get bid out, they don’t normally come with a maintenance program. This is an excellent idea; we’ll be able to keep that field in top shape.” Fukunaga & Associates, Inc. is the engineer of the project, scheduled for completion on July 15. THE ONLY WELDED WIRE MESH MADE IN HAWAII • FACTORY DIRECT PRICING • CUSTOM-LENGTH ROLLS & MATS • 6x6 – W1.4/W1.4 (10 Ga) • 6x6 – W2.9/W2.9 (6 Ga) • LOCALLY OWNED • LARGE INVENTORY • DISTRIBUTOR INQUIRIES WELCOME Kila manuf acturing, MAY 2011 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | 11 Honolulu, Hawaii • 535-MESH(6374) • llc.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - May 2011

Building Industry Magazine - May 2011
March in the BIA Parade
First Wind Turns on Kahuku Wind Farm
Two New Rail Contracts
U.S. Transportation Head Visits Hawaii
Kalakaua Sidewalk Improvements Begin
New Turf for Aloha Stadium
Contracts Awarded
Hawthorne Hauls Blocks for Mission House
Low Bids
Spotlight on Success: West Hawaii Civic Center
Best Practices
Concept to Completion: Heleloa Neighborhood
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - May 2011