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updated August 21, 2023

Current Projects

Campus ADA Improvement – Phase I

Address the accessibility on recommendations and design from assessment report. Hale Pālanakila parking lot ADA stalls, ramp access to theater/Hōkulani, crosswalk to garden and parking lot from Hale ‘Imiloa, ramps at Hale Kako‘o, and construct new at Hale La‘akea and install new handrails. Added additional scopes to include tiereplace existing ramp fronting Hōkulani from drop off down the mini garden to the project. Additional scope in design and approval.

NTP: June 27, 2022
Construction: Nov 2022
Completion: Summer 2024 Added scopes

O&M Facility – Renovation/Wood Carving

Renovate Operations & Maintenance Facility with wood carving program to take over the Ag storage bay.

NTP: June 2022
Construction: March 2023
Completion: April 2024

Hale Akaka‘i Electrical Upgrade

Upgrade Hale Alaka‘i building electrical system. Replace building transformers, electrical circuit panel, rewiring light fixtures and power outlets, add additional power outlets to various offices.

Project Awarded NTP: October 2023
Construction: May/June
Completion: August 2024

Hale Manaopono Classroom Renovation

Renovate Hale Mana‘opono classroom 113 to smaller classroom, 2 office, and 1 small storage room

Final Design Bid: January 2024
Construction: August 2024
Completion: April/May 2025

Agripharmatech Bioprocessing Facility

Renovate existing Hale Uluwehi building and possible expansion of open space on Makai side for new Agripharmatech facility. ADA accessible to meet CTE requirement. Provide a dedicated classroom and wet/dry lab space for the Agripharmatech program (plant biotechnology and ethnopharmacognosy).

Final Design
Bid: March 2024
Construction: July 2024
Completion: April 2025

Hale Pālanakila Courtyard

Improvements to Hale Pālanakila exterior courtyard space into an outdoor learning and gathering space. Improvement of Palikū front garden spaces and bench into a gathering seating and covering.

Final Design

Hale A‘o (White House) Renovation

Renovate Hale A’o (White House). Offices and classroom/student lounge.


Hale Imiloa HVAC

Redesign and replace Hale ‘Imiloa building air conditioning system and fume hoods. Project construction will be in three (3) phases. Building classrooms will be accessible to the non-construction phases. All loose items in rooms must be removed by the college/department prior to construction work starts.

Final Design
Bid: Jan/Feb 2024
Construction: Fall 2024/Spring 2025
Completion: Summer 2026

Campus Electronic Access Control Upgrade

Upgrade campus first generation access control panels to the newer control panels and equipment with updated software.

NTP/PO: October 2023
Construction: Dec/Jan 2024
Completion: June 2024

Master Plan – PRU Update


Status: On hold

Recently Completed Projects

Hale Lanihuli Dome Replacement

Remove and replace Lanihuli dome with new.

Completed May 2023

Hale Kako‘o Building Reroof

Replace clay roof tiles and repair roof decking and support structures damages. Address leaks in offices and repair damage ceiling, walls, and baseboard.

Completed: December 2022

Hale La‘akea Water Infiltration Deck Repair

Address water infiltration from conference room deck that caused water damage to interior office spaces.

Completed November 2022

Hale Pālanakila/’Imiloa Building Exterior Improvements

Repair and paint exterior of Palanakila and Imiloa. Replace and redesign gutters and downspouts at Palanakila. Existing gutter/downspout system is causing damage to the building structure, similar to Hale Akoakoa. New system is needed to prevent future damage to the building.

Project Completed: July 2022

Hale ‘Ākoakoa Bookstore Renovation

Renovate WCC Bookstore with coffee shop and construct 2 multipurpose rooms with a corridor from the atrium straight through to the loading dock door. Provide air conditioning to main telecom and electrical room.

Status: Completed June 2021

Campus Electrical Repairs

Replace corroded metal pad mounted roadway and parking lot lighting control enclosure at lower parking lot. Removal of Hale Pālanakila parking lot transformer and lighting control enclosure. Reroute lighting control wire to chiller plant circuit panel.

Status: Completed June 2021

Hale Alaka‘i Electrical Upgrade

Upgrade and address existing out dated electrical system

Completed: June 2021

Hale ‘Imiloa HVAC System Replacement

Redesign and replace exiting HAVC sysem with new hood controller

Completed: June 2021

Hale Mana‘opono Building Awning/Ramp

Replace accessible ramps, roof awnings, gutters and downspouts. Repair and repaint building exterior. Backfill and regrade Hale La‘akea side of building to reduce potential tripping hazards at grass to walkway transitions.

Status: Completed May 2021

Hale Uluwehi Building Renovation

Renovate existing greenhouse facility, construct new 2 classrooms, 2 offices and restroom. Title III Fund.

Status: Completed May 2021

Energy Saving Performance: Contract Phase II

Palanakila and Akoakoa Chiller Plant Upgrade (replace chillers and cooling towers)

Status: Completed August 2021

LED lighting retrofit building interior, exterior, and pole lights

Status: Completed May 2021

Solar Pole parking lot lights at Hale Uluwehi

Status: Completed May 2021

Hale ‘Imiloa 123 Renovation

Renovate existing classroom 123 to a science lab. Title III Fund

Status: Completed May 2020

Campus Wide Accessibility Assessment SW17-8135

Address the accessibility violation items on the CTE audit report. Address other concerns from campus users. Provide recommendations and design for improvements.

Completed: July 2019

Campus Main Vault – Enclosure/Hale Awa Tie-in

Construct new enclosure structure to protect campus main switchgear and perform maintenance work on the switchgear. Connect Hale Awa and Cottages electrical system to campus system. AWA and Cottages currently on State Hospital electrical system.

Completed: Jan, 2019

Energy Saving Performance Contract Phase II

Palanakila and Akoakoa Chiller Plant Upgrade (replace chillers and cooling towers)

Completed: September 18, 2018

Hale La‘akea Chilled Water Loop Tie-in

Completed: October 18, 2018

Replacement of building interior transformers

Completed: October 18, 2018

Solar Panels with Batteries

Completed: Oct, 2020

Hale ‘Imiloa Reroof

Re-Roof with new clay tiles and Makai side flat roof. Replace mechanical access hatch doors and resurface mechanical equipment flat roof. Repair/Replace gutters and downspouts includes Hokulani walkway.

Completed: December 18, 2018

Hale Ākoakoa – Gutters and Downspouts: Replacement Phase II

Re-design and replace entire gutters/downspouts system. New downspout system will be surface mounted. Bottom port of downspout to be PVC and upper portion copper. Modify existing lobby level (road) downspouts to stop water going into lobby areas. Repaint exterior.

Completed: October 18, 2018

Hale ‘Ākoakoa – Child Care Center T-3

Renovate and expansion of Akoakoa conference 107/109 for child care center – Title III fund.

Completed: October 18, 2018

Palanakila Ceramic Structural Assessment

Assess add-on structural that was built after the building was accepted for building code compliance.

Completed: January 18, 2018

Hale Na‘auao/Manaleo – Replace Ramp/Awning

Construct new awning, ramp, and railing. Restore the buildings entry way back to its original historic architectural design. Install new water cooler in both buildings.

Completed: October 17, 2017

Hale ‘Ākoakoa/‘Imiloa/Pālanakila – Water Infiltration Assessment

Water infiltration problems at Hale Imiloa floor tiles, Hale ʻĀkoakoa floor tiles and Hale Pālanikila damp room, entry lobby floor at Palikū Theater

Completed: May, 2017

Hale Alaka‘i – Reroof

Re-roof with new tiles and repair leaks (Room 113, Hallway, AR, FinAid, Classrooms)

Completed: Mar, 2017

Hale ʻĀkoakoa – Gutters and Downspouts Repair

Repair/clean gutters and downspouts. Repaint water damaged walls and columns.

Completed: Mar, 2017

Hale Na‘auao/Manaleo – Repave and Add New Sidewalk

Repave Hale Naʻauao staff parking lot and driveway between Hale Naʻauao/Manaleo. Construct new sideway behind Hale Naʻauao.

Completed: Dec, 2016

Hale Ka‘koo – Interior Renovation

Major renovation of Hale Kakoʻo (old Hale Naʻauao) interior. Building will have a conference room, staff lounge, and TRIO, and 25 offices, Building a/c will be tie-in to campus chilled water loop system from Hale ʻĀkoakoa. Additive bid items to Repainting of entire exterior and Install window shades.

Completed: Aug, 2016

Hale Ākoakoa – Replace Drapes and Partitions

Replace conference 101-105 rooms drapes and partitions. Install new motorized window shades

Completed: Aug, 2016

Hale Hokulani – Reroute Electrical

Reroute Hokulani main electrical feed from Hale ʻImiloa basement main switchboard to the pad mounted transformer serving Hale ʻImiloa.

Completed: Aug, 2016

Please contact Andy Li, Facilities Manager, if you have any questions.