Building Industry Magazine - June 2012 - (Page 8)

NewsBeat LCC Breaks Ground For Education Building Left: Administrators, faculty, staff, students and community leaders celebrate the groundbreaking for LCC’s new Education Building. Leeward Community College (LCC) broke ground on April 18 for what will be the first new permanent building on the campus since 1977. Currently called the Education Building, it was designed by Urban Works and will be located on the east side of campus on the lower level adjacent to the existing theatre. The 24,105-square-foot building will be home to the college’s Associate of Arts in Teaching program, which aims to prepare student-centered, culturally sensitive and communityfocused educators. Designed to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) silver standards, the facility will feature classrooms, offices, a community events space and collaborative workspace for students. Cliff Watson, University of Hawaii Below: Designed by Urban Works, the new facility will be home to the Associate of Arts in Teaching program. Forest City Starts Pearl City Solar Farm Forest City Military Communities held a traditional Hawaiian blessing on April 16 to begin construction of Oahu’s second utility-scale solar farm at Pearl City Peninsula. The photovoltaic (PV) project, for which Hoku Solar was selected to provide design-build services, is expected to produce 1.23 megawatts (MW) of solar power to the area’s military housing community. “Forest City believes strongly in the importance of providing clean, renewable energy to our military communities and the people of Hawaii,” comments Jon Wallenstrom, president of Forest City Hawaii. A result of a partnership between Forest City and the Navy Department, the solar farm will be located between Victor Wharf and the more than 600 homes that make up the nearby Pearl City Peninsula housing community. It will consist of more than 4,300 ground-based, grid-connected PV panels and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. “We are focused on providing clean, reliable, solar power throughout the islands, and we are particularly pleased to do so for the military families who live on Pearl City Peninsula,” says Scott Paul, CEO of Hoku Corp. “The project gives all of us at Hoku a chance to thank them for their service in the best way we know how.” Forest City and Hoku Solar also developed and built Oahu’s first utility-scale PV facility, the 1.18-MW Kapolei Sustainable Energy Park, which opened in December 2011. The April 16 traditional blessing, performed by Dr. Samuel M. Ohukaniohia Gon III, commemorates the beginning of construction for the 1.23-MW solar farm. 8 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | JUNE 2012

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