Aloha Stadium, Hawaii
SCOPE OF WORK
Built in 1975, Aloha Stadium was designed by architect Charles Luckman, who also designed Madison Square Garden and Kennedy Space Center. Aloha Stadium is the largest sports facility in Hawaii. The stadium has a system of air cushions, which allow large moveable sections of Aloha Stadium to be reconfigured for different sporting events and concerts. Aloha Stadium was the first facility in the United States with this capability.
Since 1987, Abhe & Svoboda, Inc. has completed six rehabilitation projects at Aloha Stadium. The major project, performed in 1993, was a $13.76 million rehabilitation contract to repair the SE moveable section, N fixed stands, and the pedestrian bridge. All of the work on this large project was accomplished in the time period of 100 working days.
Work consisted of abrasive blasting and painting the structural steel, which contained lead-based paint. SSPC Class 1A negative air containment systems were utilized for the abrasive blasting and painting operations. Some of the containment platforms were as high as 170 feet off the stadium floor. The coating system applied to the structural steel was an Ameron manufactured zinc rich epoxy primer, epoxy intermediate, and urethane topcoat system.
This project also involved extensive steel repair and replacement including steel seat plate renovation, replacing metal form decking, and replacing siding and roof decking. Additional work included renovation of the press box area, and minor electrical and mechanical work.