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Governor releases $46M for capital improvement projects


Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the release of more than $46 million for various capital improvement projects (CIP) that invest in state infrastructure and facilities.

“Many of these projects are ‘shovel ready’ and will immediately energize our growing construction industry,” Abercrombie said. “When complete, Hawaii will have improved correctional facilities and safer hurricane shelters, along with a better state hospital and public library system.”

Allotment of funds for the following projects, identified by state legislators, has been approved by the Governor:

* $15,540,030 – Department of Public Safety (PSD) General Administration, Lump Sum CIP, statewide – Design and construction funds for 14 CIPs at various PSD facilities, including: Halawa Correctional Facility, Waiawa Correctional Facility, Oahu Community Correctional Center, Women’s Community Correctional Center, Kauai Community Correctional Center and Maui Community Correctional Center.

* $15,500,000 – New Nanakuli Public Library, Oahu

Construction funds for an 18,000-square-foot public library to serve the communities of Nanakuli and Maili. The new facility will include multi-purpose rooms and a sound room for recordings, along with a covered entryway and lanai.

* $3,343,300 – Hawaii State Hospital, Various Repairs and Improvements, Oahu

Additional design and construction funds for repairs and improvements at various buildings. Projects include system-wide emergency generators and reroofing several buildings.

* $3,000,000 – Hawaii State Public Library System, Health and Safety, statewide

Design and construction funds for health and safety projects at various library facilities. Improvements include roof replacement, air conditioning replacement, elevator upgrade, painting and flooring.

* $2,173,821 – Office of Information Management & Technology (OIMT) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), statewide

Additional design funds for the statewide ERP project to extend consulting services contract an additional 12 months.

* $2,000,000 – Various Public Buildings, Hardening of Hurricane Shelters, statewide

Design and construction funds for improvements to harden various school facilities (used as emergency shelters) with hurricane-protective measures. Improvements include upgrading windows, doors, skylights and other building components that are vulnerable to high winds and flying debris. In addition to occupant spaces, the project will provide “pet-friendly shelters.”

* $1,390,058 – OIMT ERP, statewide

Design funds to finance consultant services for the statewide ERP project, which will provide the state with an integrated, streamlined approach to financial management (including budgeting), human resources management and acquisition management.

* $1,268,000 – State Capitol Building, Replace Upper Roof and Fifth Floor Roof/Deck, Oahu

Additional design and construction funds for engineering costs related to replacing the fifth floor roof level sill panels and integral exterior wall assemblies and related work.

* $525,000 – Waikoloa Public Library, Hawaii Island

Design funds for a new Waikoloa Public Library. The Waikoloa area does not have a permanent library and the closest library, the Thelma Parker Library, lies approximately 17 miles away.

* $448,000 – Kamauleule Building, Department of Health Laboratory, Miscellaneous Roof Improvements, Oahu

Additional construction funds for the reroofing and related work at the Kamauleule Building.

* $300,000 – West Hawaii Veterans Center, Planning, Hawaii Island

Planning funds for the development of a new West Hawaii Veterans Center. Currently, there is no center for veterans in the West Hawaii (Kona) area. The nearest center is 100 miles away in East Hawaii (Hilo).

* $288,062 – Hawaii State Hospital, Systemwide Emergency Generators, Oahu

Additional construction funds for a centralized emergency generator and emergency power distribution system. The emergency generator will provide power to support operations in the entire Hawaii State Hospital campus, excluding the maintenance yard, Hale Awa and the residences.

* $150,000 – Hawaii State Hospital, Update Master Plan, Oahu

Planning funds to update the Hawaii State Hospital Master Plan. The master plan update intends to project hospital facility requirements 15 to 20 years into the future.

* $93,000 – Aiea Public Library, Replacement Facility, Oahu

Additional construction funds for a replacement facility for Aiea Public Library on the site of the former Aiea Sugar Mill. The new library will include approximately 17,000 square feet, and provide adequate space for the library’s collection, quiet reading areas, a public meeting room and adequate public parking.

* $70,000 – Information and Communication Services Division (ICSD), Radio Facilities, Kalanimoku Building, Upgrade of Inverters and Related Electrical Infrastructure

Construction funds to upgrade the direct current-alternating current inverter and related improvements at the Kalanimoku Building.

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