Community Learning Center on Course for Success in Ma‘iliContributor: Swinerton Blogger | September 10, 2014
In the small town of Ma‘ili, on the far west side of Oahu, Swinerton is approaching the successful completion of the Kamehameha Schools Community Learning Center. June 30 marked a momentous day for Swinerton Builders Hawaii as we turned over of the 6,800-square-foot Preschool Building and 3,755-square-foot Infant and Toddler Center. Swinerton first broke ground on the 10-acre lot in early November, giving the team just under eight months to complete the approximately 10,000-square-foot building with 22,835 square feet of parking and playgrounds.
This project will be the biggest Kamehameha Schools Facility on the west coast of Oahu, and second biggest facility next to the Kamehameha Schools in Kapalama. With the growing developments in the Ma‘ili area, the community center will provide the invaluable service of childcare and early education for growing families in the area.
The project team recently celebrated this past June with a safety luncheon at the project site with over a hundred craft personnel in attendance. On the very same day, dignitaries from Kamehameha Schools conducted a brief tour of the Community Learning Center. As everyone gathered to enjoy a celebratory lunch, the spirit of teamwork and camaraderie was expressed in the teams’ high morale and enthusiasm about their work. When asked how the team had overcome the obstacles they faced during the project to date, Senior Project Engineer Yve Kay replied, “It’s all about the man next to you, the guy right by your side.” As the team heads toward completion, they can certainly be proud of not only what they have built for the community, but also how they built it; together.