A historic retrofit project on some of the most hallowed ground in the United States, the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, was recently completed with the installation of 1,700 custom, handcrafted steel windows from Hope’s®.
The design-build project was the work of Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii to retrofit the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard/Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY/IMF) Building 155–with the mandate to maintain the structure’s historic window features.
Hope’s, widely regarded for customizing its hot-rolled steel windows to virtually any design vision, went one step further and literally created a new product line for Building 155: the Hope’s ONE55™SERIES Steel Windows.
A NAVFAC press release describes the stakes involved for this project:
Until recent years, Building 155 had been relatively untouched since its construction in 1941 and is classified as a Category-1 historical structure. As a result, historical preservation stakeholders whose interest is to ensure the preservation of the building’s significant physical features were involved in this project…Today, 1,700 new steel-framed windows encompass all four tiers of the facility on each side of the building. The new windows not only fit historic preservation requirements; but are also aesthetically pleasing and allow for greater visibility for personnel working within.
Building 155 provides support to PHNSY/IMF personnel and houses the Shipfitting Shop, Welding Shop, and Lagging Shop. The contract for renovating the structure’s windows was awarded in 2011 to Manson-Nan Hawaii, J.V. The project’s focus was two-fold: modernize the building’s profile and address safety concerns because of the building’s age.