Why can't the contractor turn off their back up beepers or lower the volume?
While there are options to do this within OSHA regulations, the Army Corps of Engineers contract regulations prohibit the backup beepers from being altered and do not allow for other options such as flagmen or volume controls.
How tall will the building be and will it obstruct our views?
The building is a single-story and should not impact anyone's views.
There is not enough open space in Waikiki. How much room will this new building take up?
The current fence line is a construction safety area. The final fence line will only come out as far as absolutely necessary. Once construction is done there will still be ample open green space in the area. We are also adding an ethno-botanical garden on the Kalakuau side of the campus for the community.
Why isn't the contractor using water to cut down on the dust?
The contractor was originally doing this but then cut back in an effort to conserve water. We received a call from a neighbor complaining about the dust and have asked the contractor to use water to cut down on dust when appropriate - especially on those days when there is no rain.
When will the project barriers be removed?
The black construction barrier will be taken down when the project ends at the end of May 2012. The Ethnobotanical garden will then be accessible to the public.
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