Child Development Center, Aliamanu Military Reservation

Maryanne Tane

LOCATION: Island of Oahu, Hawaii

Under a contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District, Nan, Inc. was awarded a $53.2M Child Development Center (CDC) at Aliamanu Military Reservation on the island of Oahu. The goal of this design-bid-build project is to construct a large standard-design CDC for 338 children. The facility will be a standard CDC design with adjacent outdoor play areas for children between the ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age. In total, the single-story project includes the 37,300-SF CDC building and 38,311-SF of playground area. The fundamental challenge for this project stems from the fact that the facility is being built on the exterior slope of a dormant volcanic crater, and the existing topography consists of varying slopes that is not at a finish-grade level that can be immediately built upon. As a result, the project site requires major work to prepare the area, which includes rock excavation, disposal, backfill, and compaction to build two retaining walls up to 15-feet, approximately 1,400-linear-feet-long, and one higher than 15-feet, approximately 400-linear-feet-long. The facility design will incorporate developmental learning modules, activity rooms, play rooms, changing areas, patron visitor waiting area, administrative support space, staff lounge work room, kitchen, laundry, storage, supply rooms, communication and CCTV systems, fire protection and alarm systems, Intrusion Detection System (IDS) installation, pump house, special foundations, and Energy Monitoring Control Systems (EMCS) connection. In addition, the facility will include a playground with age-appropriate child development equipment, safety surfacing, and fencing.

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