By Honolulu District Public Affairs
WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Army Corps of Engineers and contractor David Boland LLC personnel participated in a Hawaiian site blessing Nov. 28, 2012 on the south side of the Wheeler airstrip, officially starting the construction for the first phase of the new 25th Infantry Division (25th ID) Combat Aviation Brigade Complex (CAB).
Hawaiian cultural practitioner Keone Nunes led the Hawaiian blessing of more than 60 phase one workers and staff and the work site itself. Also blessed were representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District; the Directorate of Public Works; the 25th ID CAB and the U.S. Pacific Command.
The $54 million infrastructure project will support a total of 16 additional phases required to complete the entire $1 Billion CAB complex. Construction of this project will support the new CAB barracks that is scheduled to be awarded by the Corps in FY13 and constructed concurrently so both projects will be commissioned in 2015.
This will be the first military project constructed by David Boland in Hawaii. The company has completed other Military Construction Projects for the Department of Defense in Florida, working with other USACE Districts.
The design-bid-build construction contract for the CAB Infrastructure was awarded to David Boland LLC in June 2012 for $54 million with construction scheduled for completion in May 2015. Design was done by RM Towill and Associates.
The 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. We are still a Nation at war – we cannot over-emphasize the importance of delivering high-quality projects.
Release no. 12-030