The Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, Koaia Athletics Complex consisted of the abatement and demolition of the existing structure followed by the construction of a 30,000-square-foot, 3-story, multiuse athletics support building, including gym, laundry, general offices, and locker rooms. The project site was located directly beside an Olympic-sized pool in full operation throughout the construction.
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 jobsite was located on an extremely rocky and steep hillside with a single access road. Providing for the safety of the students, faculty, and staff at all times was paramount. Nordic PCL addressed this by providing detailed fencing and traffic control plans that were reviewed by campus operations staff to provide adequate access to campus areas during construction. The project team also had to develop detailed plans for staging trucks and material for different phases of construction so that no construction equipment was on the road during peak traffic times.