Building Industry Magazine - June 2012 - (Page 21)

SpotlightOnSuccess A Proven Leader PEARL H A R B O R Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. 1001 Kamokila Boulevard, Suite 305 Kapolei, HI 96707 (808) 674-1088 FITNESS CENTER Stepping Up On April 25 Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii handed the keys for the new Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) Fitness Center to Navy Region Hawaii’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) office, marking the official completion of the project, on time and within scope. NAVFAC Hawaii awarded the $24.3 million design-build contract to Kiewit Building Group in July 2009, followed by site clearing and demolition of Building 1632 and then the official groundbreaking ceremony on July 26, 2010. Three additional buildings were removed in early April, as the project neared completion. “Working with Kiewit to produce a facility of this caliber showed how much they really care about the customer and end-user,” comments Ryan Go, NAVFAC Hawaii project manager. “The contractor’s staff recognized that the project would ultimately serve the men and women in uniform and their need to stay fit and mission ready for the defense of our nation.” Located on the site of a former fuel tank farm, next to Club Pearl, the modern facility replaces nearby aging fitness facilities at Bloch Arena that were constructed in 1940. The new 62,413-square-foot, two-story facility, explains Lani Smithson, Kiewit project manager, is home to a gym with two NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)-regulation basketball courts that can be converted to volleyball courts; a large fitness area with rock climbing, cardio equipment, free weights, weight machines, fitness assessment room and a stretching area; locker rooms; lobby area with large foyer; two JUNE 2012 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | 21 North-South Road, Phase 1C racquetball courts; two classrooms; two large activity rooms with folding partitions; second floor restrooms; and administrative offices. The structure itself, Smithson continues, consists of tilt-up concrete panels for the exterior walls. The roof and central core area consists of structural steel with large tapered trusses spanning as much as 135 feet. Through the use of tilt-up construction, according to NAVFAC Hawaii, Kiewit completed the facility’s core structure within five months of installing the foundation. Feel the Burn The project’s location was the source of a couple of construction challenges. The jobsite, says Smithson, is located in an area that used to house large fuel tanks for naval ships and is surrounded by historic berms. The

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

Cover June 2012, Drilling for the first column
News Beat
BIA Gala Honors Renaissance Winners
Southeast Maui to Get Wind Power
LCC Breaks Ground for Education Building
REHAB Completes First Phase of Rebuild Campaign
GCA Salutes Build Hawaii Winners
Vitus Group Completes $3.1 Million Renovation
HSA Celebrates Milestone Year
Contracts Awarded
Spotlight on Success: Pearl Harbor Fitness Center
Best Practices
Low Bids
Concept to Completion: Hilton Hawaiian Village Renovations
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - June 2012