Pearl Harbor National Memorial

1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96818

Completed

2008

Awards

  • 2012 ACECH Engineering Excellence Awards, Honor Award

The Pearl Harbor National Memorial Visitor Center typically receives over 100,000 visitors per month. Belt Collins was honored to provide civil engineering design services for the replacement of this culturally significant visitor attraction. The design had to address anti-terrorism requirements and the reclaimed land conditions which are prone to consolidation and significant settlement.

Walkway to the exhibit buildings and theater

The Pearl Harbor National Memorial Visitor Center typically receives over 100,000 visitors per month. Belt Collins was honored to provide civil engineering design services for the replacement of this culturally significant visitor attraction. The design had to address anti-terrorism requirements and the reclaimed land conditions which are prone to consolidation and significant settlement.

Walkway to the exhibit buildings and theater

Starting in 2003 Belt Collins provided civil engineering services for master planning and redevelopment of the Pearl Harbor Memorial properties including the former Hālawa Landing site docking boats serving Ford Island, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, and the Visitor Center complex located on 17.4 acres adjacent to Pearl Harbor. As the redevelopment project moved forward, civil engineering design services were provided for the new buildings to support exhibits, education, security, offices, restroom and gathering areas. The existing theaters were renovated and the existing visitor center structure was demolished. The Belt Collins scope encompassed site layout, grading, drainage and utilities design. The poor soil conditions required use of prestressed concrete piles to support the grade beams and posts for the buildings and walkways.

Starting in 2003 Belt Collins provided civil engineering services for master planning and redevelopment of the Pearl Harbor Memorial properties including the former Hālawa Landing site docking boats serving Ford Island, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, and the Visitor Center complex located on 17.4 acres adjacent to Pearl Harbor. As the redevelopment project moved forward, civil engineering design services were provided for the new buildings to support exhibits, education, security, offices, restroom and gathering areas. The existing theaters were renovated and the existing visitor center structure was demolished. The Belt Collins scope encompassed site layout, grading, drainage and utilities design. The poor soil conditions required use of prestressed concrete piles to support the grade beams and posts for the buildings and walkways.

Artistic scupture of the tree of life at the Memorial.

The Belt Collins scope encompassed site layout, grading, drainage and utilities design.

Main offices

Memorial lawn

Coordination of the grade beams and pile locations with the underground utilities was required, with some underground utilities suspended from the grade beams to address the potential settlement issues as a value engineering component relative to soil replacement or long utility runs. Parking lot and entrance design included accommodating tour and shuttle bus passenger loading and discharge. The project required extensive coordination with the entire design team and numerous agencies, including the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Park Service and the State of Hawai‘i. Project achieved LEED® Gold certification.

Exhibit building next to the memorial sculpture.

Artistic scupture of the tree of life at the Memorial.

The Belt Collins scope encompassed site layout, grading, drainage and utilities design.

Main offices

Memorial lawn

Coordination of the grade beams and pile locations with the underground utilities was required, with some underground utilities suspended from the grade beams to address the potential settlement issues as a value engineering component relative to soil replacement or long utility runs. Parking lot and entrance design included accommodating tour and shuttle bus passenger loading and discharge. The project required extensive coordination with the entire design team and numerous agencies, including the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Park Service and the State of Hawai‘i. Project achieved LEED® Gold certification.

Exhibit building next to the memorial sculpture.

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