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Building Industry Magazine - September 2012 - (Page 11)

Construction Begins on Rail Maintenance Facility Rendering of the maintenance and storage facility, which will be built to LEED silver standards Construction of the Honolulu rail transit system’s train Maintenance and Storage Facility in Waipahu began in August following an informal blessing on the sixth. The train maintenance facility will be located on a 43-acre site off Farrington Highway between Leeward Community College and Waipahu High School. The site also will house the train control center that will operate the 20-mile elevated rail system. “This facility will house the ‘brains and trains’ of the rail system in which the driverless trains and other rail operations will be controlled from this location,” says Dan Grabauskas, CEO and executive director of HART (Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation). Besides the control center, the complex also includes a maintenance building for track inspection and repairs, a train vehicle wash facility and train wheel repair center. The facility will be designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification, with sustainable features including natural lighting and ventilation in buildings, use of recycled construction materials wherever possible and water-efficient landscaping. Kiewit/Kobayashi, a Joint Venture, was awarded the $195 million contract in 2010 to design and build the facility. Top 10 Reasons to Attend PBTE The Honolulu chapters of the American Institute of Architects and Construction Specifications Institute, with title sponsor Honblue, present the 13th annual Pacific Building Trade Expo (PBTE) on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Hawaii Convention Center. They offer these 10 reasons why you should make time to attend. 6. 22 outstanding seminars that 5. sumptuous hosted buffet lunch 4. pau hana Aloha Reception 3. lottery prizes from our sponsors and exhibitors qualify for AIA continuing education credits 2. Super Blowout Prize Drawing Extravaganza, including an Apple iPad The No. 1 reason to attend: It’s a FREE event for AEC industry professionals! To receive your official name badge in the mail and avoid the registration line, register online by Sept. 30 at 10. The expo is Hawaii’s leading other architecture-engineering-construction (AEC) professionals who attend. plenty of parking 9. You’ll be joining nearly 2,000 8. convenient location with trade show for the design and construction industries. CASH FLOW PROBLEMS? We Can Help. Call Us For Details. 7. premier showcase of products and services from nearly 300 exhibitors Garrett J. Sullivan, President • ph: 808.478.2564 e-mail: • | 9

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - September 2012

Contents Page
Alternative energy
Inside NAIOP
NEWS BEAT: Construction Begins on Rail Maintenance Facility
UH Manoa to Get New Athletics Complex
Courtyard at Marriott Opens on Maui
AIA Plans Heroic Canstruction
Summit to Build Kau Gym
Servco Gives Back
Lahaina’s Golden Arches Goes Green
HSWAC Awards Third Construction Contract
Kiewit Supports Higher Education
Best Practices
Contracts Awarded
Spotlight on Success: Paanau Village, Phase 2
Industry Icon
Low Bids
News Makers
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - September 2012