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New Military Awards Target Guam

PACIFIC AO-NAVFAC Pacific Upcoming projects in Guam and the NAVFAC Pacific area of operations (AO) include these latest awards to contractors based in Hawaii and elsewhere: $26 Million: Black Construction-Tutor Perini JV (Harmon, Guam) This $26,000,000 firm-fixed price contract was awarded Oct. 24 for the design and construction of a

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Miyake–HPM Opens Home Design Center in Kihei

Miyake–HPM Building Supply in November opened its first full-service Home Design Center on Maui. Located on the newly renovated second floor of its Kihei branch, the 3,800-square-foot showroom offers kitchen and bath products, quality cabinets, countertops, flooring, plumbing and lighting fixtures, doors, windows and finish hardware. Manufacturers include Bellmont Cabinets,

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Green Project Wins $47M

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) in November was awarded $47.3 million in competitive grant funds for the Kapalama Container Terminal–Gaining Regenerative and Efficient Energy Needs (KCT-GREEN) project. KCT-GREEN is a joint project by Hawaii Stevedores Inc. (HSI) and The Pasha Group (TPG), HSI’s parent company. The $139.3 million project

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High Honors Go To Pasha Hawaii

Last November, the Chamber of Shipping of America honored Pasha Hawaii with certificates of environmental achievement for excellence. Pasha’s vessels recognized in the honor were: The Horizon Pacific for 22 years of service; the Horizon Reliance for 21 years; Horizon Enterprise and Horizon Spirit for 11 years each; and the

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New Website and Bot Speed Up Permitting

The City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Planning & Permitting (DPP) in November launched its new website aiming to expedite building permits and modernize the department. The new website’s “Permitting Process Improvements” (PPI) tab links to DPP’s latest permitting process changes, checklists, references, forms and interpretations. DPP in November

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Keeping Hawaiian Lands in Hawaiian Hands

In September 2022, the American Planning Association (APA) Hawaii Chapter recognized the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands with its Outstanding Planner award for DHHL’s Puu Opae Kuleana Homestead Settlement Plan. The winning plan, developed with partner G70, provides a roadmap for future homesteading in Waimea, Kauai. Included in the project

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ACK Heads The Park Ward Village

Albert C. Kobayashi Inc. (ACK) is general contractor on The Park Ward Village, the eighth residential tower in The Howard Hughes Corp.’s 60-acre master-planned community. Construction on the 400-foot-high tower, located at the corner of Ward Avenue and Auahi Street, broke ground Oct. 20. The tower’s 546 units were 90.6%

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Project Update: FY19 MCON P-169 Water Transmission Line

Len Dempsey Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. Inc.’s P-169 project involves installation of a 42-inch potable water transmission main and extends from Waihona Street along Kamehameha Highway. “All construction and AC (asphalt concrete) paving work has been completed on the project,” says Len Dempsey, Hawaiian Dredging vice president, Heavy Division. “Hawaiian

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New Leaders Emerge From Pacific Resource Partnership

Fred Kim Heather de la Garza Pacific Resource Partnership’s Leadership Series—a training program for mid-career leaders in construction—recently graduated its third class, bringing the number of participants to nearly 60 since the program launched in 2019. The accelerated program runs for 10 months and covers the gamut from construction ethics

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Navy May Approve $2B Pearl Harbor Project This Month

The new Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility Dry Dock and Waterfront Production Facility project may get the go-ahead when the Navy issues its final Record of Decision in December. The decision follows a required waiting period of 30 days or more after publication of the project’s Notification of

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