Building Industry Magazine - July 2011 - (Page 94)

NewsBeat COE Honors Firms in Mothballing Project Helber Hastert and Fee, Planners, Inc. and EA Engineering, Science and Technology, Inc. received an Award of Excellence from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), Honolulu District, in May, recognizing their outstanding performance on the Kahuku Nike Missile Site historic preservation project. The presentation was made on May 5 at the Hale Koa Hotel. Tom Fee, president of Helber Hastert and Fee, says that preserving the Nike site is more than just a matter of sending somebody to put boards up. “This site is a very important national asset in terms of our history,” Fee explains. “Our obligation is to maintain it in a way that will allow our children, students in the future to learn about it. Next generation, people are going to wonder what the Cold War was. That’s crazy.” Todd Barnes, COE Honolulu District chief, says the restoration project will involve mothballing 22 concrete structures at the project site and rehabilitating a 40-foot tall wooden guard tower. The contract to mothball the buildings at the Nike Site was awarded to the joint venture in October 2010. Work began in February 2011 and is scheduled for completion in March 2012. Also involved is Mason Architects, Inc., which provided cultural landscape expertise to the project and prepared design drawings for the mothballing and restoration of historic structures. Wendie McAllaster, project manager for the Kahuku Nike Site restoration project, receives the COE Award of Excellence from Lt. Col. Douglas B. Guttormsen, COE Honolulu District commander and district engineer. Kona Getting New Fire Station The Hawaii Fire Department held a May 9 groundbreaking for its Makalei Fire Station in North Kona. “This marks the first formal construction step toward establishing a much needed emergency response facility in North Kona,” says Fire Chief Darryl Oliveira, “and I would like to thank the residents for their patience in this long-awaited project.” Designed by KYA Design Group and being built by Maryl KPRS Hawaii Joint Venture, the new 11,000-square-foot fire station is designed to accommodate a staff of 12 personnel per shift. The drive-through apparatus bay will be able to accommodate six response vehicles. Also included in the project is a fueling facility, emergency generator and a hose drying tower that will double as a training tower. An exercise room and training room also is designed in the living quarters. Being built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-silver guidelines, including a photovoltaic system, the building also is designed to accommodate future expansion of services as the need arises in the community. “This important public safety project is funded in part with $4 million the fire department obtained by competing for a federal grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,” Mayor Billy Kenoi says. “Winning that grant saved money for county taxpayers, and allowed this critically needed public safety project to move forward.” Expected completion is August 2012. 94 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | JULY 2011

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

Aqua Starts Work on Schofield Pipes
Target Teams up With dck
BIA Honors Renaissance Winners
Hawaii Prince Gets Makeover
COE Honors Firms in Mothballing Project
Renovations Begin at Kuhio Park Terrace
Best Practices
Contracts Awarded
Low Bids
Spotlight on Success: Franciscan Vistas Ewa
Company Showcase: Walker-Moody Construction Co., Ltd
Concept to Completion: Kukui Gardens
News Makers
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - July 2011