Building Industry Magazine - August 2011 - (Page 65)

NewsBeat Maui Finally to Get Skate Park If all goes as planned, Maui County may get an early Christmas present in the form of the longawaited West Maui Skate Park, for which a groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 20. The 22,500-square-foot park is expected to be completed by December this year, the culmination of a dream that had its origins in 1994. Being performed by general contractor BCP Construction of Hawaii, Inc., work involves demolition, grading, drainage, electrical, lighting, concrete, and landscaping. The new park, which is designed by Grindline Skate Parks, Inc., will be located at a site behind the Lahaina Aquatic Center. It will feature street areas, a “flow bowl” for beginner level skaters, pool with coping and advanced bowl for more experienced skaters, and an island with grass, trees and benches. Valued at $1.3 million, the project contract is jointly funded by the County of Maui and a $450,000 County officials participate in the June 20 groundbreaking for the new West Maui Skate Park. Lois Whitney Bisquera/Office of Councilmember Mike White National Park Service Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant. The project is part of the county’s efforts to develop skateboard parks throughout the island. The House Built for Hope partnership between a banker, a builder and an architect. For the second year in a row, Peter Vincent Architects agreed to design a children’s playhouse for the Hawaii branch of the International Dyslexia Association (HIDA) that would be auctioned off at the organization’s annual fundraiser auction. The playhouse, valued at $10,000, was purchased by the Bank of Hawaii Foundation. It was then built by Armstrong Builders and subsequently donated to the House of Hope, a Child & Family Service domestic violence shelter. “So, it was a double benefit,” says Peter Vincent, AIA. “I’m just so happy that (the project) has been able to play a part in children’s lives. I have kids myself and I think doing something for kids in general is worth taking the time for, especially those with special needs.” “The Armstrong team was honored to have a role in building a venue where kids can play safely and enjoy their childhood, while their families receive the support they need from Child & Family Service,” adds Robert “Bob” Armstrong, president of Armstrong Companies. The new playhouse was delivered and assembled on June 9. Two nonprofit organizations are better off due to an innovative Sherwin Williams Wins EPA Award Sherwin Williams now has a new green paint to add to its swatches. On behalf of the White House, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in June awarded Sherwin Williams a presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award in recognition of the company’s newest line of environmentally friendly paints. The company’s “green” formulation was recognized in the designing greener chemicals category because of its use of renewable and recycled ingredients in its water-based acrylic alkyd technology (WBAAT), used in the manufacture of a line of Sherwin Williams paints. So far, the company has used 320,000 pounds of soybean oil and 250,000 pounds of PET recycled plastic bottles to produce the new paint, eliminating the need for 1,000 barrels of oil. “We are pleased that the White House and EPA have recognized our very talented research and development team that’s committed to innovation and sustainability,” says Chris Connor, chairman and CEO of Sherwin Williams. “Incorporating simple ingredients like soybean oil and (PET) into a first of its kind powerful paint formula provides a winning, transformational combination for our customers and the environment.” AUGUST 2011 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | 65 The Sherwin Williams team with its presidential EPA award In addition to using recycled and renewable materials, the new formula also contains 40 percent less of the volatile organic compounds (VOC) present in standard paint, reducing air pollution emitted as the paint dries. The awards mark the 20th anniversary of the creation of green chemistry.

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

Building Industry Magazine - August 2011
Catepillar Showcase
Seminars Augment PBT Expo
BIA Dedicates New Hawaiian Home
NAVFAC Awards New Contracts
Living Museum Getting $38 Million Makeover
Pearl City Street Dedicated
Contracts Awarded
Spotlight on Success: New Target Store in Hilo
Architects Corner
Best Practices
Low Bids
Concept to Completion: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort Renovation
The House Built for Hope
News Makers
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - August 2011