Building 89 Ford Island Conference Center

Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

  • Detailed geotechnical exploration and geotechnical consultation during construction for the renovation of historic Building 89 into a conference center located at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor.
  • The renovations included the construction of new foundations to supplement existing foundations constructed in the 1940s and structural upgrades to meet current seismic code requirements.
  • Performed non-destructive testing using parallel seismic testing to assess the condition of the existing pile foundations of this building.
  • Re-use of the existing foundation and greatly reduced the amount of new piles needed for this project.
  • Use of extensive system of vertical drains to reduce soil liquefaction potential.