Honolulu votes to help fund beleaguered $8B rail project

Construction Dive

The Honolulu City Council last week approved a measure that would fund up to $214 million of the troubled 20-mile Honolulu Rail Transit Project

Uncertainty surrounds $8B Honolulu rail project

Construction Dive

Rising costs, a potential $44 million funding gap and unknown conditions on the rail's route into Honolulu's congested core are obstacles the project must overcome

Lawsuit Questions Honolulu LRT Change Order Process

ENR Construction

A former Stantec employee alleges that contractors for the Honolulu light rail project improperly filed more than 100 change orders totaling more than $20 million

Designs unveiled for new residential tower in Honolulu


Studio Gang has designed a 41-story residential high rise called Ko’ula that would be a central component within the 60-acre Ward Village master-planned community in Honolulu on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

Justice Department subpoenas Honolulu high-speed rail records

Construction Dive

The subpoena indicates that the federal agency is pursuing a criminal investigation into the beleaguered rail project

Hawaii plans new $1B Honolulu airport concourse

Construction Dive

With the proposed concourse replacement, Hawaii joins airports around the country in trying to update their facilities to accommodate more passengers and provide them with modern amenities

Engineers Raise Quality Concerns Over Honolulu’s Rail Construction

Construction Equipment

With over 1,100 NCRs on file to date, some are wondering if there is a serious problem with Honolulu's 20-mile rail system build. Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) says the biggest problems have to do with concrete.

Honolulu rail could cost up to $8.3B

Construction Dive

The latest independent projections for the 20-mile, elevated train exceed December 2014 estimates by $3 billion

Honolulu officials consider P3 to complete $8B rail project

Construction Dive

Consultants told the local rail authority that bringing in the private sector could help control costs and reduce taxpayer risk

Howard Hughes Corp. breaks ground on Honolulu high-rise

Construction Dive

The 42-story condo tower will offer 751 "micro-units," 150 workforce units, up to 11,300 square feet of retail and almost an acre of recreational space

California City Scoop: Construction Starts in Honolulu

ENR Construction

Dodge offers data on 2017 construction starts in Hawaii

Strapped Honolulu Rail Picks New CEO

ENR Construction

Former Bombardier exec Andrew Robbins takes over days after legislators meet to address huge transit project's estimated $3-billion funding gap

California City Scoop: Construction Starts in Honolulu

ENR Construction

Total Construction Spending Expected to Climb More Than 27% to $3.8 Billion This Year

Audit: Poor management of $9B Honolulu light rail caused price spike, 6-year delay

Construction Dive

A premature contract award to Kiewit and misinformation from HART eroded oversight and public confidence in the 20-mile rail, a state report found

Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company Building: GC to the rescue


Once home to the Honolulu Advertiser —the city’s largest daily—this 1929 Beaux Arts–style building has been a landmark in Honolulu’s Kakaako neighborhood for nearly 90 years.

Above + Beyond


The structural challenges of building an 18-story tower atop an existing parking garage inspired an innovative design solution for the One Ala Moana condominiums in Honolulu.

Snøhetta unveils design proposal of the Barack Obama Presidential Center Library for the University of Hawaii


Scandinavian firm Snøhetta paired up with Honolulu-based WCIT Architecture to design a proposal for the Barack Obama Presidential Center Library at the University of Hawaii.

Hawaii’s Construction Spending Expected to Reach 10-Year High

Construction Equipment

According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser, an analysis by the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO Hawaii’s construction industry is on the path to reaching a decade high of $9 billion in spending this year, providing the local economy with a greater boost than expected.

Shipping Container Homes to Solve Housing Problems in Hawaii

Jetson Green

The shipping container is located in Honolulu, Hawaii and cost about $11,000 to construct. However, if they lead to Honolulu commissioning a wider scale project of building shipping container houses then these have already served their purpose.

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U.S. military concerned about climate change putting bases at risk from floods


Honolulu, and other coastal locations. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently spoke of the major challenges facing America’s military resulting from climate change.

Digital Dryshack #92: 6 Tips: P6 Scheduling for D.O.D., 2016

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

We’ve recently returned from our 3-day, “P6 for Government Contracts” training session for Dawson Construction in Honolulu. One significant takeaway that reinforced what we were already noticing is that new government personnel are changing NAVFAC’s & USACE’s scheduling specs for recent projects. For years we had been able to count on a rigorous but largely boilerplate scheduling spec for both branches of the service. Not so anymore.

Digital Dryshack #87: 10 Reasons D.O.D. Schedules get Rejected

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

firm providing scheduling training in Honolulu last week reminded me of the struggles most midsize contractors face when submitting an Initial Project Schedule (IPS) to NAVFAC or the Army Corps of Engineers. Working with a G.C. Most contractors produce a simple bar chart in MS Project for their typical jobs and aren’t familiar with P6. Rarely are the rigorous and demanding scheduling complexities included in D.O.D. project manuals required by private industry or commercial work.

5 of the Most Sustainable Buildings of 2017

John Chaney

Honolulu, Hawaii. Earlier this year we talked about the importance of sustainability in construction , and how buildings are responsible for more than 40 percent of energy usage across the globe. Thankfully, strides are being made to combat climate change within our shared industries.

Digitial Dryshack #51: Report from NAVFAC Hawaii Scheduling seminar

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

She was scheduled to attend a seminar in Honolulu entitled P6 Scheduling Requirements for NAVFAC projects. So I found myself at the Honolulu office of the AGC in Hawaii on a Tuesday morning in August, slightly before the 8am start time. In the meantime, rest assured that we’ll be updating our own Scheduling for Government Projects curriculum, to include the valuable things we learned from NAVFAC in Honolulu.

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$8.3 Million LEED Youth Center Underway at Fort Shafter, Hawaii

The Korte Company

The Korte Company has been awarded to design-build the Fort Shafter Youth Center on the island of Honolulu. The 16,674 square foot building, when complete, will provide safe, supervised, healthy, accountable and age-appropriate activities for children and teens between the ages of 6 and 18 years old.

Happy New Year!

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

December’s SureTrak training, (our first at Honolulu Community College), was well attended. Happy New Year, and welcome to BC’s Blog for January. The good news is that most of us made it, companies largely intact, through the first year of the recession. We’ve been keeping an eye on President-elect Obama’s stimulus plan. According to ENR, over a billion dollars worth of work (per state) is in various stages of planning and bidding, in Hawaii, Arizona, and Washington.

BIM Workshops Sessions and Data

Revit OpEd

The first was in Omaha (August), the second in Anaheim (September), the third in Phoenix (October) and I wasn't part of the fourth event in Honolulu. Phoenix and Honolulu were both a single day of sessions while Omaha and Anaheim were two days of sessions. I gave presentations at three of the four BIM Workshops this year. Indulging in a little historical review, the Omaha event is four years old now. However for its first two years it was called Central States Revit Workshop.

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BC’s Blog December 08

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

Early December finds me on Oahu as well, teaching SureTrak at Honolulu Community College, and finishing up Beachside Roofing Hawaii’s estimating implementation and database. President-Elect Obama has promised us roads, bridges, and schools, and Honolulu voters backed Mayor Hanneman’s Light Rail initiative on Oahu. We’re offering our specialized Project Management / Scheduling training, SureTrak for Contractors in Honolulu next month.

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Defense Authorization Act Lifts Ban on LEED Gold and Platinum

Green Building Law Update

President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2014 in Honolulu last Thursday and while most observers noted that the bill cracks down on sexual assaults in the military and eases restrictions on transferring detainees from Guantanamo Bay, the bill also is a huge win for the U.S.

Dept. of Off Topic: Teena Marie

Revit OpEd

The week before the trip home to Atlanta I got to travel to Honolulu to do the lighting for her at a record company event, she performed the Tempatation's song "Sugar Pie Honey Bunch" with Carly Simon and Cyndi Lauper. I read last evening that Teena Marie passed away at just 54 years of age.

Paper to Paperless: Webinar on Construction Documentation and Legal Disputes

Best Practices Construction Law

However, since I have received numerous inquiries about my presentation at the AGC National Conference in Honolulu last month, I am pleased to announce that I will be doing a similar Webinar tomorrow, Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 1:00pm EST. You can learn best practices for documentation and record management in this 90-minute webinar — From Paper to Paperless: Controlling Construction Documentation, Improving Record Management and Identifying Risk in an Electronic Age.

Exciting products and fresh directions

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

We started out the month in Honolulu at HCC, designing upcoming classes, and in Hilo working with upgrading software versions, and new crew assignments in Fukunaga Electrical ’s extensive database. March finds the bid market slowing in many areas, but holding its own in a few areas. Job prices continue to plummet as marginal contracting firms fight for survival. However some of our clientele reports that it’s still possible to bid a job with some profit, and actually get awarded the job.

2008 Regional Architecture Awards Announced

PSMJ Resources

The 2008 awards for architectural excellence were presented at the AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Annual Conference held in Honolulu, Hawaii earlier this month. The Northwest & Pacific Region of the AIA is the largest and most diverse of all the AIA regions; it includes Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Hong Kong and Japan. There were over 50 high quality project submittals; which is an amazing amount considering the criteria.

Ten U.S. Cities with the Costliest Water | Management content from.

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Fukushima: The Disaster That Won’t Go Away

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But you might want to skip the fish platter the next time you order dinner in Honolulu.