Hawaii Convention Center
Syska Hennessy Group is part of the winning team for the 200 million dollar design/build competition for the State of Hawaii's new Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. The team was selected from four contestants on the basis of technical excellence and aesthetic design.
The Convention Authority set an ambitious schedule for the construction which required completion at least one year earlier than a traditionally delivered public works project. The center opened on schedule and was a prototype of design/build and true partnering. Involved were state and local governments and private industry all collaborating together in new ways. Principals and team members of each firm were committed to the partnering effort. The time each devoted truly made Hawaii's new landmark center a success.
The 800,000 sq. ft. facility includes 200,000 sq. ft. of on-grade exhibit area, 150,000 sq. ft. of meeting rooms, a 36,000 sq. ft. ballroom, 240,000 sq. ft. of lobbies and prefunction space, a loading dock with space for 20 trucks, two theaters, parking for 800 cars and kitchen and concession space.
Innovative Design/Build Process: Syska Hennessy Group's contract was held by four subcontractors to the general contractor (electrical, mechanical, plumbing and communications). Because of daily communication between Syska and the M.E.P. subcontractors, this arrangement made the communication links extremely efficient, resulting in a smooth, well coordinated project.