Officials break ground for new housing at Helemano

| June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments
Kahu Sherman Thompson (left) assists Stan Sagum, project engineer, Sumo-Nan; Col. Jay Hammer, executive officer, USAG-HI; and Louis Muzzarini, chief, construction branch, COE-HD, with the ceremonial untying of the maile lei during site blessing and groundbreaking ceremonies held for a new 140-personnel barracks at Helemano Military Reservation, June 14.

Kahu Sherman Thompson (left) assists Stan Sagum, project engineer, Sumo-Nan; Col. Jay Hammer, executive officer, USAG-HI; and Louis Muzzarini, chief, construction branch, COE-HD, with the ceremonial untying of the maile lei during site blessing and groundbreaking ceremonies held for a new 140-personnel barracks at Helemano Military Reservation, June 14.

140 unaccompanied enlisted personnel to get new barracks

Story and Photo by
Dino Buchanan
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District Public Affairs

FORT SHAFTER — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District and Honolulu-based contractor Sumo-Nan officials broke ground, June 14, on a new unaccompanied enlisted personnel housing facility (barracks) for 140 personnel at Helemano Military Reservation.

The barracks, scheduled to be completed in October 2013, will house Soldiers of the 307th Integrated Theater Signal Battalion, 516th Sig. Brigade.

Kahu Sherman Thompson led the site blessing and groundbreaking ceremonies that were attended by Col. Jay Hammer, executive officer, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii; Svetlana O’Malley, project manager, Directorate of Public Works, USAG-HI; Stan Sagum, project engineer, Sumo-Nan; and Louis Muzzarini, chief, construction branch, COE-HD.

“Honolulu District is committed to building and managing the construction of high-quality projects that improve the quality of life for service members and their families and that provide jobs and money, which stimulate the local economy,” Muzzarini said. “While this is the first barracks to be constructed by Sumo-Nan, Nan has successfully completed several barracks for the Army, most recently having built the new barracks on Fort Shafter.”

The new facility features 70 units in a one-plus-one configuration consisting of two bedrooms with walk-in closets, a shared bath, a kitchenette and dining area, with fire alarm/sprinkler protection, air conditioning and mass notification systems.

Also included are laundry facilities on each floor, boot wash stations at each ground-floor entry, a full basketball court, barbecue area, plus motorcycle and bicycle shelters.

The contractor’s design team will be required to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Silver certification, or better, for the design and construction of the facility.

The project was awarded as a $28,024,553 firm-fixed-price contract Sept. 1, 2011. It had been solicited as a small business set aside; eight proposals were received.

 

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