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  • USACE awards contract to increase Guam Memorial Hospital patient capacity for Alternate Care Facility use

    Working in partnership with the government of Guam and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Honolulu District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded a contract Sept. 18 to provide additional power capability and upgrades to rooms in Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) to meet the emergent need for increased patient capacity and care capability in Guam.
  • Honolulu District hydraulic engineer named 2019 USACE Climate Champion Award winner

    Honolulu District’s Jessica Podoski, a hydraulic engineer in the Civil Works Technical Branch, Engineering and Construction Division, is the national U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Climate Champion of 2019 award winner for her work in preparing climate change and resilience studies in the Pacific Region. In a May 12 email announcing the award, Kathleen White, chair of the USACE Headquarters Climate Preparedness & Resilience (CPR) Community of Practice (CoP) said of Podoski that, “…Individually and as team members on other projects, you have demonstrated a high level of professionalism, creativity, innovation, and leadership in incorporating climate preparedness and resilience into your projects, and exemplify the best of the USACE.”
  • USACE, NAVFAC Marianas partner to assess Guam sites for potential alternate care facilities

    In response to the spread of coronavirus in Guam, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Honolulu District and Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas have combined efforts to perform seven initial planning and site assessments on Guam for potential conversion into alternate care facilities (ACFs). USACE is conducting technical planning and site assessments at Guam locations on mission assignment through FEMA, in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services, and the government of Guam. Stringent COVID19 restrictions prevent USACE personnel travel throughout the Pacific region, so the Honolulu District requested direct assistance from NAVFAC Pacific and NAVFAC Marianas to provide engineering personnel support to accomplish the FEMA site assessment mission for Guam.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeking design-build capability statements for retrofit of pre-existing buildings and facilities

    With emerging space capacity for medical facilities in Hawaii and the Pacific region due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Honolulu District contracting branch is seeking capability statements from construction companies interested in providing design-build construction services for the retrofit of pre-existing buildings and facilities. USACE is requesting capability statements from interested firms located within the State of Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI), American Samoa, and those capable of mobilizing to other areas within the Pacific. Capability statements will be accepted via email only through 10 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time), Friday March 27, 2020.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers evaluates Convention Center, Blaisdell Center for use as alternate-care-sites

    In response to the spread of coronavirus in Honolulu, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Honolulu District technical survey team conducted two initial planning and site assessments this week for possible conversion into Alternate Care Facilities (ACFs). On Monday, the team surveyed the 204,000 sq. ft. Kamehameha Room in the Hawaii Convention Center and the Neal S. Blaisdell Center, including the 65,000 sq. ft. exhibition hall, on Wednesday. On Friday, the USACE site assessment team will be surveying additional sites on Maui.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CNMI sign agreement for Saipan Beach Road Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) signed a feasibility cost-share agreement (FCSA) with Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands government March 9 to authorize civil works studies to be accomplished utilizing funding provided in Public Law 116-20, the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019, signed into law June 6, 2019. Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col. Kathryn Sanborn and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Gov. Ralph DLG. Torres signed the agreement March 9 on Saipan. The three year, $3 million study is 100 percent federally funded and will be managed by Honolulu District’s civil works branch. Beach Road is the main public thoroughfare and only coastal highway on the island of Saipan.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Guam sign feasibility cost-share agreement for Agana River civil works study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) signed a feasibility cost-share agreement (FCSA) with the government of Guam to initiate a civil works study, investigating ways to reduce the risk of flooding to Hagatna, Guam. Funding is provided in Public Law 116-20, through the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019, signed into law June 6, 2019. The appropriation assists with the recovery and resiliency-building efforts throughout the U.S. Pacific Territories in response to major storms affecting the region between 2017 and 2019. At a ceremony held March 10 in Hagatna, Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col. Kathryn Sanborn and Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero signed the Agana River (Hagatna River Flood Control) flood risk management study agreement. The three-year, $3 million study is 100 percent federally funded and will be managed by Honolulu District’s Civil and Public Works branch.