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»Critchfield Pacific is a leading builder in Commercial | CRITCHFIELD PACIFIC INC. Hawaii and now Guam. Innovation Isle C FO ritchfield Pacific Inc. has grown to be one of Hawaii’s top mechanical contractors after just five years in business. The Honolulu-based company specializes in designing, engineering and building mechanical, heating and HVAC systems for clients in the commercial, residential, and military sectors. Many of Critchfield Pacific’s projects involve unique, energy-efficient mechanical systems. “We consider ourselves to be the most innovative contractor in Hawaii,” President Ron Swenson says. “We look for solutions that are based on solid engineering principles which other contractors or engineers may believe there’s too much risk to provide.” Recent examples of the company’s outside-of-the-box philosophy include its use of a well water heat rejection system that pumps water in and out of wells to reject heat and air condition a building, as opposed to using fans and water evaporation. The company is also developing a thermal energy storage system. “As far as design/build goes, we are the contractors of choice for most general contractors and owners if they are looking for true creativity,” Swenson says. “We’re not the largest contractor in the state and do not want to be, but CRITCHFIELD THINKS OUTSIDE OF THE BOX ON MECHANICAL SYSTEMS IN HAWAII AND GUAM. BY JIM HARRIS we do want to be known as the contractor that can provide the best solutions and innovations for a reasonable cost.” Past projects include the Ko’Olina Beach Villas resort, Honolulu Design Center, 909 Kapi’olani Condominiums, the Pinnacle and the recently opened Allure high-rise condominium in Honolulu. GUAM Current Projects Critchfield Pacific Inc. • Revenues: $30 million • Headquarters: Honolulu • Employees: 100 at peak • Specialty: Mechanical contracting CUS “We look for solutions that are based on solid engineering principles.” –Ron Swenson, president One of the company’s current projects is a $24 million contract to install passive cooling HVAC systems for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Regional Center (PRC) on Ford Island, Hawaii. The PRC will allow NOAA to consolidate all of the Pacific offices to a single location. The new facility will house the pacific tsunami warning center and NOAA research. Other projects include installing a system that combines deep well heat rejection with desalinization for Ka’anapali Ocean Resorts 98 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM FEBRUARY 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - February 2011

Construction Today - February 2011
Out of the Blues
Best Practices
Exploring BIM
Construction Law
Wall Works USA Inc.
Epoch Properties
Pacific Pile & Marine
Dufferin Construction – Highways 403 and 401 Projects
Natt McDougall Co.
Abhe & Svoboda Inc.
Malcolm Drilling
McKinney Drilling Co.
ODOT/Miller Cable Co. – Northeast Ohio ITS Project
Barnard Construction – Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project
C.A. Barrs Contractor Inc.
Charles Blalock and Sons Inc.
Parsons Brinkerhoff, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Skanska USA, Dragados USA and Tutor Perini – Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement
William Charles Construction – I-39 Repaving
Wadman Corp.
CB Richard Ellis Canada
The Cadillac Fairview Corp. Ltd./PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Fargo Pacific Inc.
Critchfield Pacific Inc.
Harold O’Shea Builders
Culpepper Construction Co. Inc.
Golden State Framers
HRH Construction
Hudspeth & Associates Inc.
Hyder Construction
IMC Construction Inc.
Jones Lang LaSalle – Empire State Building Renovation and Retrofit
Econo-Malls Management Corp.
Ruscio Studio
Turner Construction San Diego – New Central Library
Trotter & Morton – University of Calgary
Collavino Construction Co. Inc. – One World Trade Center
Danis Building Construction Company – The Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center
F.J. Sciame Construction Co. – Abraham Joshua Heschel School
Eckman Construction – Pinkerton Academy Freshman Building
The Hagerman Group – Parkview Whitley Hospital
Scheck Industries
Whaler Industrial Contracting Inc.
Last Look

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