This eight-story 154-bed assisted living and memory care community consists of six floors totaling approximately 92,721 SF over a two-story parking structure of approximately 23,082 SF. The project site was wedged between two waterways and a primary urban thoroughfare with little area for setdown and staging for construction. After evaluating several structural schemes the team selected a structure comprised mostly of precast concrete elements.
In order to maintain tight floor to floor heights the floor system used innovative DELTABEAM® girders to support precast hollowcore floor planks. The DELTABEAMS® feature a unique trapezoidal steel form that supports precast planks without protruding below the plank, reducing the overall depth of the structure. This was the first use of the DELTABEAM® in Hawaii.
In addition to being structural engineer of record, BASE also provided building code-required special inspections and material testing services. This allowed for seamless coordination between the design and construction of the primary structure.