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Guam Construction Officer Wins Secretary of the Navy Safety Award

The Officer in Charge of Construction, Marine Corps Marianas (OICC MCM) ), recently won the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Safety Award in the ashore category for Fiscal Year 2021. The annual award recognizes Navy and Marine Corps units for unparalleled safety achievements and occupational program performance.  “The SECNAV Safety

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Long Lead Times (2nd Quarter 2022)

Construction materials continued to experience delayed deliveries in the second quarter of this year. The reasons? Low inventory of raw materials, limited production, worker shortages and severe weather, to name a few. Below is a list of construction supplies and their delayed lead times, according to the Gilbane Market Conditions

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HART Relocates Downtown Utilities

Utility relocation work is underway in downtown Honolulu for The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART). Frank V. Coluccio Construction Co. Inc. was awarded a $217.8 million contract to relocate utilities along Nimitz Highway from Kaaahi Street in Iwilei to Cooke Street in Kakaako. The scope of work includes utility relocations

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GCA hosts Blangiardi and DPP Chief Uchida at July luncheon

At the General Contractors Association (GCA) July lunch meeting at the Ala Moana Hotel by Mana, Mayor Rick Blangiardi took the liberty to go off-script to lay the groundwork about City & County of Honolulu issues that are on a lot of minds. His fellow panelist was Dean Ushida, director

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5 Ways to Make Trenches Safer

From June 20-24, construction companies in Hawaii participated in the sixth annual Trench Safety Stand Down Week (TSSD), a nationwide program to curb the number of fatalities and serious injuries in trenches and excavation sites. The local program was led by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the

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Hawaiian Cement warns contractors of 2023 price jumps

Lt. Darren Orr Hawaiian Cement and HC&D have alerted customers to prepare for a potential price increase in 2023 of anywhere from 20% to 35% per cubic yard for ready-mix concrete. Talk about supply chain challenges! “This will adversely impact everyone in the construction industry, particularly those contractors who have

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Hiilawe Lands $2.6B Paving Contract

The Hawaii Department of Transportation on June 22 announced the award of a $2,645,511,801 contract to Hiilawe Construction LLC for a federal aid asphalt pavement preservation, resurfacing and reconstruction project at various locations on the Island of Hawaii. The initial contract term is for 12 months commencing from the start

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New Military Awards

HAWAII-NAVFAC Hawaii Upcoming Hawaii projects by Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii include these latest awards to contractors based in Hawaii and elsewhere: $11 Million: Opportunities and Resources Inc. (Hawaii) This $11,982,549 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity modification to a previous contract was awarded June 17 and provides for custodial services at various locations in

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Military Awards

HAWAII-NAVFAC Hawaii Upcoming Hawaii projects by Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii include these latest awards to contractors based in Hawaii and elsewhere: $995 Million: Hawaii Harbors Constructors JV (Hawaii); Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. (Hawaii); Manson Construction Co. (Seattle, Washington); Nan Inc. (Hawaii); Nova Group Inc. (Napa, California); and

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Utilities Underground Before Rail Is Overhead

In November 2022, Nan Inc. began the Dillingham Utility Relocations project for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART). Long identified as critical toward completion of the rail project, the nearly $500 million contract includes the relocation of utilities in the Kalihi-Palama area, from the corner of Kamehameha Highway and

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