Frear Hall Replacement, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Client Name: American Campus Communities
Date Completed: 2006
Construction Cost: $71,000,000
Disciplines Applied: Civil Engineering, Planning & Permitting (for preparation of EA, PRU permit, Phase 1, 2 and 3 environmental documentation and site remediation, NPDES permits), Surveying & Mapping

Project Description:

In December 2004, the University of Hawaii (UH) commissioned a “System-wide Resident Hall Study” to evaluate the need for student housing within the UH system. The draft study identified a need for approximately 2,008 additional beds on the UH Manoa campus.

RMTC was selected to perform civil engineering design for the proposed facility, including preparation of construction bid documents (plans and specifications), cost estimate, infrastructure reports and provide coordination with approving agencies. RMTC designed the exterior domestic and fire protection water system, sewer system, drainage system, parking, exterior ADA, and large pedestrian walkways.

A new 820-bed dormitory facility was constructed on the site of the current Frear Hall on a one-acre site on the UH Manoa campus. A new 12-story, 130-foot high structure was built within the existing footprint of Frear Hall.

In December 2008, this project was awarded LEED® Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. This was the first State of Hawaii project to be awarded a LEED® Silver rating.