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Building Industry Magazine - June 2013 - (Page 6)

ConceptToCompletion St. Francis Intergenerational Center Bringing Keiki and Kupuna Together The St. Francis Intergenerational Center in Ewa Beach includes an adult day care and four classrooms for preschool children. D oing good work pays off, says Coastal Construction Co., Inc. project coordinator Jim Matsuoka. Coastal Construction had completed St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii’s Franciscan Vistas Ewa, a 149-unit senior living community, just as the developer was preparing to embark on a new project: a 15,000-square-foot St. Francis Intergenerational Center (SFIC) on a 1.25-acre site in Ewa Beach. “I believe that they were pleased with our workmanship and our professional approach to building the previous project,” Matsuoka says of Coastal Construction being asked to bid, and then being selected as general contractor, on the project. The work began in early May 2012 and was completed in January. The dedication was held the last day of February and the center opened on March 4. Congratulations Coastal Construction for another job well done! VAN’S FLOORING & TILE, INC. Over 35 Years Flooring Experience Lic. #22131 Commercial Residential Quality and Service #1 (808) 689-4187 ◆ 6 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | JUNE 2013 Mahalo Building Industry thanks Van’s Flooring & Tile, Inc. for supporting this Concept To Completion. According to St. Francis Healthcare System, the facility includes a day center for seniors who cannot be safely left at home alone during the day as well as four classrooms for preschoolage children. “The key challenge that we had on this project was having the site work under Coastal Constructions’ contract. The developer usually handles the site work contractor, and we normally do the vertical construction only,” Matsuoka says. “In this case, the issue was addressed by giving the site work to Royal Contracting Co., Inc. They were able to take care of all of the site work issues without any hitches. We asked them a lot of questions during construction, and they provided rapid, information-packed responses to all of our concerns.” The $8 million center, Matsuoka explains, brings “senior citizens and

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

NEWS BEAT Alakai Pacific opens Guam office
CRW replaces Harbor Court roof
Hawthorne Cat debuts new trucks
NAVFAC awards Safety Star
NAIOP Symposium
Bonterra Solar installs PV at Crown Thurston
HPS gives schools solar power
PBTE offers ‘early bird’ rates
ohnson named Guam executive of year
DEPARTMENTS Editor’s Corner
Concept To Completion: St. Francis Intergenerational Center
Spotlight On Success: Wheeler UEPH Barracks
Contracts Awarded and Low Bids
BIA Renaissance awards
GCA awards
New Products
Best Practices
HLPA Guide
Sweepsteaks” winner

Building Industry Magazine - June 2013