The Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, is Disney Vacation Club's first timeshare resort in Hawaii, and only their third outside of a theme park development. Envisioned as a place that celebrates Hawaiian culture, history, and traditions, the resort incorporates contemporary island design throughout the guestrooms, restaurants, retail space, water feature and pool, children's club, spa, wedding lawn, and convention center.
The resort, located in Ko Olina on the island of Oahu, contains 604 hotel rooms and 460 timeshare units on 21 acres of oceanfront property. An elevated central grand pavilion is flanked by two 15-story towers configured in a large U shape. The scope included the complete cast-in-place structure, all reinforcing steel, structural concrete masonry unit work, and tower crane hoisting.
The overall schedule dictated that the towers, entry pavilion, and parking be built concurrently. As one of the largest concrete projects built in Hawaii, the building required over 61,000 cubic yards of concrete to be placed in less than 12 months. To maintain the aggressive schedule, Nordic PCL placed approximately 250 cubic yards of concrete on the elevated decks every work day.