Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations

2023 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96815

Completed

2017

The elegant 38-story, 418-unit Grand Islander tower occupies an approximate 1-acre former bus depot, adjacent to Tapa Tower in the 22-acre Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort. Belt Collins provided all the civil engineering design to accommodate the tower, its access, and utilities into the limited space and meet the requirements for public and commercial transit stops fronting the project. Site improvements included a new driveway, utility meters, pedestrian walkways, bus and trolley stops along Kalia Road, and intersection improvements at Rainbow Drive including curbs, gutters, curb ramps, and sidewalks. Variances were processed for the special paving with easements processed for access and utility structures. Drainage was handled by underground injection using existing and new dry wells. Extensive utility relocation and expansion were done for the project, the most significant being 2,500 lineal feet of replacement sewer lines through Waikīkī along Kalākaua Avenue in support of the project and Hilton Hawaiian Village Master Plan development. Sewers ranged from 12- to 30-inch diameter and were installed 10 to 15 feet below grade by open trenching due to archaeological concerns and designed with jet grout columns and a jet grout cradle for support in the soft lagoonal deposits. Along with design construction contract administration and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting and monitoring serviced were provided.

The success of the civil site design is reflected in the finished project

Fitting the 38-story, 418-unit Grand Islander on the 1-acre former bus depot, adjacent to Tapa Tower in the Hilton Hawaiian Village and serving it with utilities was the challenge undertaken by Belt Collins’ civil engineers. Coordinating with the design team to accommodate the foundation, retain existing storm water disposal drywells serving the property and meet entitlement and permit conditions, the civil design addressed both on- and off-site improvements. The success of the civil site design is reflected in the finished project which opened ahead of schedule and continues to accommodate the pedestrian, transit, and private and commercial vehicular traffic of the resort and through the area.

The success of the civil site design is reflected in the finished project

Fitting the 38-story, 418-unit Grand Islander on the 1-acre former bus depot, adjacent to Tapa Tower in the Hilton Hawaiian Village and serving it with utilities was the challenge undertaken by Belt Collins’ civil engineers. Coordinating with the design team to accommodate the foundation, retain existing storm water disposal drywells serving the property and meet entitlement and permit conditions, the civil design addressed both on- and off-site improvements. The success of the civil site design is reflected in the finished project which opened ahead of schedule and continues to accommodate the pedestrian, transit, and private and commercial vehicular traffic of the resort and through the area.

The elegant 38-story, 418-unit Grand Islander tower occupies an approximate 1-acre former bus depot, adjacent to Tapa Tower in the 22-acre Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort. Belt Collins provided all the civil engineering design to accommodate the tower, its access, and utilities into the limited space and meet the requirements for public and commercial transit stops fronting the project. Site improvements included a new driveway, utility meters, pedestrian walkways, bus and trolley stops along Kalia Road, and intersection improvements at Rainbow Drive including curbs, gutters, curb ramps, and sidewalks. Variances were processed for the special paving with easements processed for access and utility structures. Drainage was handled by underground injection using existing and new dry wells. Extensive utility relocation and expansion were done for the project, the most significant being 2,500 lineal feet of replacement sewer lines through Waikīkī along Kalākaua Avenue in support of the project and Hilton Hawaiian Village Master Plan development. Sewers ranged from 12- to 30-inch diameter and were installed 10 to 15 feet below grade by open trenching due to archaeological concerns and designed with jet grout columns and a jet grout cradle for support in the soft lagoonal deposits. Along with design construction contract administration and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting and monitoring serviced were provided.

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