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NewsBeat Armstrong Pacific Completes PS2 Telescope Project Armstrong Pacific recently completed the renovation of the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) atop Mount Haleakala on Maui. The company retrofitted the interior of the existing observatory by installing a new mezzanine, a new hydraulic lift, reinforcing the structural steel and framework to meet recent earthquake building code standards, applying new insulated exterior skin to the reinforced steel structure and upgrading mechanical and electrical systems that support the new telescope. “We took our company to new limits in renovating the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy’s observatory. This project had extremely tight tolerances and an aggressive schedule,” says Kevin Keller, senior project manager with Armstrong Builders, LLC. “Through innovative solutions, we completed the project on time and under budget.” The new telescope (PS2) was to collect its first test images ARCHAEOLOGICAL, CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL DOCUMENTATION SERVICES SINCE 1982      Archaeological Studies Section 106 Consultation Cultural Impact Studies Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Contact us today for more information 808.262.9972 FAX: 808.262.4950 EMAIL: TEL: OR VISIT The renovated observatory atop Mount Haleakala on Maui in July and achieve full operational capability in early 2014. It will join the PS1 to make Pan-STARRS the world’s most powerful astronomical survey system. One of its main purposes is to search for asteroids or near earth objects (NEO) using the world’s largest digital cameras. The PS1, the original Pan-STARRS telescope, has been operational since 2006. —J. Crawford Marrone Wins ‘Sweepsteaks’ Gladys Marrone of the Hawaii chapter of the Building Industry Association (BIA) has won this month’s “Sweepsteaks” drawing for a $100 gift card to Hy’s Steakhouse. Marrone, of Makiki, is BIA Hawaii’s director of government relations and heads its Hawaii Green Building Program. Previous winners include Dorina Trinidad of Waikele, Sharon Chang of Hawaii Kai, Kimberly Calpo of Kapolei, Mindy Willers of Ewa Beach, Maude Omai of Honolulu and Lynette Langsi of Kapolei. To enter the contest go to 48 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | AUGUST 2013

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

CONCRETE: Recent advances & Trends
Armstrong Pacific completes telescope project
DEPARTMENTS Editor’s Corner
Contracts Awarded
Low Bids
Best Practices
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - August 2013