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Sacred Hearts Student Center

This single-story, 10,000 square foot cafeteria building is one of a few projects by Nagamine Okawa Engineers Inc. on the campus of Sacred Hearts Academy.  Other projects include the Music & Multi-Purpose Building and Art School renovation. The foundation system consists of the Student Center is made of conventional spread footings.  Structural framing consists of a pre-engineered metal building and customized CMU walls, cold-formed steel and structural steel construction.  The approximate cost of construction is $9.5 million.  

UH Gartley Hall

As part of the design team, Nagamine Okawa Engineers worked with the architect to structurally retrofit and renovate this historic structure for the current needs and requirements of the University of Hawaii.  The interior structure of the building was removed and the exterior walls were "underpinned" to mitigate settlement.  New concrete foundations including pile caps and grade beams supported by micropiles were installed to support the renovated building and prevent future settlement.   The interior of the building was then constructed out of structural steel with concrete floor slabs.


Constructed in 2008.  This 2 story, 11,000 sf structure provided classrooms and administration offices for the elementary school.  Shallow foundations and CMU walls provided support for the structure at the first floor.  The second floor included prestressed concrete floor planks and wood walls.  The roof of the main structure is manufactured wood trusses.  The adjacent structures consisted of curved glu-laminated beams and wood decking.  This project also included a rain garden and exterior canopies for additional seating.