Building Industry Magazine - November 2011 - (Page 7)

Construction Starts for Habitat Project Habitat for Humanity Leeward Oahu broke ground on Sept. 17 for Kaukamana Hale, a new affordable housing subdivision in Maili. Kaukamana Hale is a 25-unit project that will be constructed using packaged homes from Honsador, according to Jo Bautista, newly appointed executive director of Habitat for Humanity Leeward Oahu. Three models will be offered: an 864-square-foot, two-bedroom home, a three-bedroom 1,104-square-foot unit and a 1,200-square-foot four-bedroom house. Both the three and four-bedroom models offer two bathrooms. Plans also include the incorporation of as many LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) practices as possible, such as paving driveways with permeable/ pervious concrete, using roofing with a Solar Reflective Index (SRI) of 78 and installation of solar water heaters. “We also plan to use reused/recycled materials, rapidly renewable materials such as bamboo and other methods of sustainable building,” says Bautista. The units will be sold to families with an annual income no greater than 50 percent of the median income level as established by the City & County of Honolulu. The groundbreaking ceremony for Kaukamana Hale was held on Sept. 17. The city appropriated a $900,000 Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help Habitat acquire the 3.21-acre site upon the project is being developed. “The city recognizes the future of Hawaii’s working families will depend on increasing affordable housing opportunities,” says Douglas Chin, managing director for the city, who participated in the groundbreaking ceremony. “This partnership will produce an affordable housing project that will provide a safe, secure and stable environment for 25 working families for many years.” One Sub-Flooring Delivers Workability, Durability And Proven Protection LP® TopNotch® 350 Premium OSB Sub-Flooring With SmartGuard® • Premium Strength, Stiffness And Moisture Resistance At A Great Price • Proprietary SmartGuard® Process Protects Against Termites And Fungal Decay • Takes Nails, Screws And Fasteners Well • Easy Self-Spacing Tongue-And-Groove Profile • 100-Day “No-Sand” Warranty • Now Available In Hawaii For More Information, Contact Vandermeer Forest Products At 808-620-0857 © 2011 Louisiana-Pacific Corporation. All rights reserved. SmartGuard is a registered trademark of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation and S-T-N Holdings, Inc. All other trademarks are owned by Louisiana-Pacific Corporation. | BUILDING INDUSTRY | NOVEMBER 2011 | 7

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

Kapolei Low-Income Housing Poised to Start
Construction Starts for Habitat Project
Kahi Mohala Renovation Blessed
AIA Hosts Sixth Canstruction Competition
Best Practices
East Oahu Residential Project Breaks Ground
Contracts Awarded
Concept to Completion: CVS/Longs Kapolei Distribution Center
Construction Equipment - FEATURE
Inside the BIA FEATURE
Continued Success for PBTE
Spotlight on Success: CACTF, Kahuku Training Area
Low Bids
News MakerS
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - November 2011