The Kamehameha Schools Kapalama parking structure consisted of the construction of a five-story, 39,8000-square-foot precast garage with 511 stalls designed to ease the current parking challenges of the campus. The project also contained an elevator core and a pedestrian bridge that spanned from the structure to the school’s stadium.
Nordic PCL encountered some logistical challenges, from unforeseen conditions to working on an active campus with over 3,000 students, that required detailed communication about road and utility shutdowns.
The project team's goal was to use different technologies to operate more efficiently, be more cost effective, and produce higher quality results over traditional construction methods. As a direct result of this initiative, some staff saved 1.5 hours a day in trips to and from the trailers. Concrete waste was reduced in the footings by 3% thorough accurate surveying with GTP and the robotic total station. All 733 precast dowels were connected perfectly with help of the REVIT model and the robotic total station, eliminating the need for rework. The number of precast erection days was significantly reduced from 40 to 26 through greater efficiency, resulting in labor, bracing rental, and crane rental savings.