Construction Today - October/November 2011 - (Page 32)

Walsh is building the third phase of the NOAA’s pacific regional headquarters. « Institutional | THE WALSH GROUP – NOAA PACIFIC REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS Supporting Research I WALSH GROUP IS BUILDING A NEW HEADQUARTERS FOR THE NOAA AT PEARL HARBOR. BY ALAN DORICH t is not often that a firm gets the opportunity to work on a location with such historical significance like Pearl Harbor. The Walsh Group is building the third phase of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) new pacific regional headquarters at Fort Island, which is located in the center of Pearl Harbor. NOAA Site Manager Steve Gallagher says the $330 million project consists of three phases that were long in the planning stages. The first, which was finished in 2008, included the construction of two piers for ship operations and an observation facility. The second phase, which is currently under way, includes new support facilities and a marine science and storage warehouse. It will be ready for occupancy by Dec. 6. “That warehouse will provide storage capacity for the tenants that are currently leasing warehouse space and support marine science research,” Gallagher says. The third, which is being built by Walsh, consists of the main facility. “In summary, this is a 315,000-square-foot space for over 700 NOAA employees and contractors,” Gallagher says. This portion will be finished in late 2012. The finished headquarters will consolidate the operations of 12 NOAA facilities in Oahu, Hawaii, into one. “It’s not only an office building for the staff, but it [can] support the research and rehabilitation of marine animals,” Gallagher says. Along with a dive center, the facility will include the 24-seven operations of the Pacific Tsunami warning center. “This is a critical center for protecting lives and property in the Pacific Basin,” he says. The project team also is aiming for LEED Gold accreditation with the headquarters, The Walsh Group - NOAA Pacific Regional Headquarters • Project budget: $330 million • Location: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii • Workers on-site at peak: Approximately 300 “[It is] an incredibly positive experience for NOAA to have this wonderful site.” –Jon Stepanovich, project manager Gallagher says. This includes the incorporation of a passive ventilation system where the building is kept cool by cold water that is pumped up from 1,500 feet below the surface. “As a result of that ventilation, our carbon 32 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - October/November 2011

Construction Today - October/November 2011
Energy Efficiency
Green Building
Executive Perspective
Best Practices
Bernards Construction – El Capitan High School
Bogner Construction Co. – College of Wooster Scot Center
Jean McClung Middle School
Hellas Sports Construction
The Walsh Group – NOAA Pacific Regional Headquarters
Haskell Co. – Scripps Proton Therapy Center
Robert A. Bothman Inc. – Stockton Unified School District
JE Dunn – Energy Systems Integration Facility
Rosendin Electric – AVUHSD Solar Project
Ratcliff Construction Company – Crossroads Church
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Flintco Pacific – Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility
Lee Lewis Construction – Angelo State University’s Plaza Verde Student Housing
Manhattan Construction – First Baptist Church of Dallas
Market & Johnson – Eau Claire County Courthouse project
McTech Corp – 97th Military Police Battalion Headquarters
Parkland Health & Hospital System
RBC Construction
Central Building and Preservation – Randolph Tower City Apartments
Scaparotti Construction Group
Trinity Properties – Trinity Place
Advanced Real Estate Services
Lawrence B. Wohl Inc./Wohl Diversified Services
TN Ward and Commercial Interiors – Maryland Live
ASX Construction – Parc Lafayette
Bayland Buildings Inc.
Dependable Mechanical Systems
New Dawn Developments
DSLD Homes
Aquilini Development and Construction Inc.
Cobalt Construction – Meta Housing
Lifestyle Communities
Pratt and Associates LLC
Miramonte Homes
MP J.J. Duffy Joint Venture/Pathway Senior Living LLC – Victory Centre Vernon Hills
Woodland Homes
Aecom/Inima Joint Venture – Hialeah, Fla., Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – Austin Water Treatment Plant No. 4
Pepper-Lawson Construction – Missouri City Surface Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – AWT Improvements
Blount Contracting Inc.
Harbor Offshore Services
Cruz Construction Inc.
Humble Construction
Nova-Con Projects Ltd.
Trimen Electric
EllisDon Corp. – Atlantic Region
EllisDon Corp. – St. Joseph's Regional Mental Health Care
Focus Equities
Intercom Services Immobiliers
George Brown College – New Waterfront Campus
Seaside Transportation Services
Last Look

Construction Today - October/November 2011