High Tech Tools – Building Industry Hawaii

In this article about the use of virtual design and construction programs such as Revit, BASE Vice President Frank Humay explains how hand calculations combined with 3D finite element analysis programs were critical in determining the load path on the Schofield Behavioral Health/Dental Clinic project.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Phase 1 – STRUCTURE Magazine

The Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach, Phase 1 was awarded Post-Tensioning Institute’s (PTI) Project of the Year Award and this article in STRUCTURE magazine describes how the use of post-tensioning solved architectural challenges.

Beginning Anew in Honolulu – Modern Steel Construction

Repurposing is the ultimate approach to sustainable design – the full recycling of a building for a new use. This article describes the conversion of the existing Aloha Tower Marketplace into student lofts and facilities for Hawaii Pacific University.

Preserving Navy History with Design Build – STRUCTURE Magazine

Located on Ford Island at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, Building 26A was constructed in 1935 for an aviation storehouse and an airplane hangar for the Navy’s Fleet Air Base. The facility survived the surprise December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor that took 2,403 American lives and in the 75 years since has… Read More

Guam Regional Medical City – STRUCTURE Magazine

Imagine reading the front page of your daily newspaper to find out the current bed availability or the number of people on the waiting list for the only hospital in town. Now imagine it is a necessary announcement because this hospital is almost always at full capacity and that the next closest U.S. hospital is… Read More

400 ft 53 stories: Pacifica – Structural Engineer Magazine

Pacifica is a 46-story, 830,000 SF mixed-use high-rise in the heart of Honolulu, Hawaii. This live, work, play environment has 41 residential floors over a 5-story podium consisting of commercial spaces at ground level, 10 half levels of parking structure, and a recreation deck at the top of the podium. Every developer is challenged to… Read More

Pearl Harbor Visitor Center – Structural Engineering & Design Magazine

The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is a facility of approximately 55,000 SF of shaded or enclosed space, more than doubling the size of the original visitor center. The original Visitor Center was completed in 1980 and constructed in an area created by land reclamation in the 1940’s and was constructed on a foundation system that… Read More