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NewsBeat HSWAC Awards Third Construction Contract Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC (HSWAC) announced on Aug. 3 that it has selected a joint venture of Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., Inc. and James W. Fowler Co. as the contractor for its underground pipe system, which will distribute chilled fresh water to buildings in downtown Honolulu. “We are pleased to have such qualified and reputable contractors on our team to construct this critical component of our renewable energy system. The combination of James W. Fowler Co.’s unique experience in trenchless projects and Hawaiian Dredging’s vast experience in Hawaii’s construction industry makes for a high quality, strong joint venture,” says Eric Masutomi, HSWAC’s CEO. The distribution system will be constructed using a variety of proven techniques in order to minimize traffic disturbances and avoid existing utilities. “We are very excited to be able to contribute to this landmark renewable energy development. With our experience in building a wide range of projects throughout the state, we are confident in our ability to successfully construct this new utility, which will move the state closer to achieving its energy efficiency targets and benefit generations to come,” says Leonard Dempsey, vice president of Hawaiian Dredging. “We are particularly proud to be a part of this construction team and look forward to utilizing our unique tunneling experience. Our goal is to provide excellent service that is apparent not only in the finished project but also in the manner in which the work is performed,” says John Fowler, executive vice president of James W. Fowler Co. Construction is anticipated to commence in the second half of 2012. Previous contracts were awarded to Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc. for the offshore seawater pipes and dck pacific construction, LLC for the cooling station. Ewa to Get New 19-acre Park Saito Tam, Haseko vice president. “Thanks to this publicprivate partnership, the new park will open with facilities ready for families to use from day one.” Haseko has contracted Delta Construction Corp. to build basketball and volleyball courts, a ball field, comfort station, parking and other improvements requested by the city. Expected completion is August 2013. After the opening of this first phase, the city will be responsible for completing remaining improvements according to its master plan for the area. “This new city park will provide great recreational opportunities for everyone to enjoy,” says Mayor Peter Carlisle. “It will be an important asset for the entire community.” Kahu Kelekona Bishaw from Kamehameha Schools (third from right, wearing maile lei) performs a blessing as legislative, community and business leaders perform the ceremonial groundbreaking. Haseko Development, Inc. and the City & County of Honolulu broke ground on Aug. 2 for a new 18.75-acre Ewa Beach District Park, to be located at the corner of Keoneula Boulevard and Fort Weaver Road. Haseko and the city entered into a unilateral agreement in 2010, which called for Haseko to donate and prepare the site and provide $400,000 toward a community facility. The company also is providing an additional $5 million in improvements to ensure the park is usable from the day it opens. “We’re excited to partner with the city to build a new park in Ewa Beach for families to enjoy,” says Sharene Raymond Kanna, executive vice president of Haseko, at the Aug. 2 groundbreaking. Haseko donated $5.4 million toward the park. 30 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | SEPTEMBER 2012

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