Building Industry Magazine - May 2013 - (Page 6)

SpotlightOnSuccess KAPIOLANI MEDICAL CENTER FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN PARKING GARAGE Double Helix Ramps … & Pink Butterflies! Above: Elevator lobbies on each floor of the Kapiolani Medical Center parking garage are numbered as well as coded with a creature, such as a pig for Level 1. Right: The entrance to the garage. A few fast facts about the new parking garage at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children on Bingham Street, with dck pacific construction, LLC as general contractor: • Because of its double helix design it takes a vehicle 8.5 revolutions to reach the top of the 17-level garage (18 including the basement). • It’s Honolulu’s tallest freestanding parking structure. • More than 15,500 cubic yards of concrete, 2,040 tons of rebar and 137 miles of post-tension cable went into the construction of the building. • The garage has 992 parking stalls. • Each level is numbered and coded by color, and designated by either a creature or plant—more about that later. “When dck pacific heard about the hospital’s master plan we were excited and eager to be a part of the project because we built the original 10-story hospital in 1976,” says Eric Tessem, CEO of dck pacific. “With this in mind, our estimating and operations team collectively worked together to brainstorm and develop a qualifications proposal that included constructability methods, i.e. use of PERI forms for the walls, beams and suspended slab, and value engineering ideas. Four local contractors submitted proposals to build this project, and on February 2011, Hawaii Pacific Health (HPH) selected dck pacific as their contractor.” Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children is one of HPH’s four nonprofit hospitals. The others are Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Clinic & Hospital and Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Construction of the 20,500-square-foot parking garage began in June 2012 and the job was completed in nine months as hospital employees began claiming parking 6 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | MAY 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - May 2013

Military Tribute
HVAC Variable Systems
Makai Ocean to install turbine generator
Guam dock repairs complet
Maui crews get sealcoat training
Edith Kanakaole Stadium ready for actio
Ness Turf Equipment opens doors in Kapolei
Spotlight On Success: Kapiolani Medical Center parking garage
Concept To Completion: Kahuku Hauoli Hale
Hot Topic, with Karin Holma Insurance?
Contracts Awarded
Low Bids
Best Practices: You’ve Got the Job … Now What?
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - May 2013