BASF Kekaha Facility

Industrial | BASF Kekaha Facility

Shioi Construction was selected in February, 2011 by BASF to work with their local facility personnel and mainland corporate engineers to develop conceptual plans and budgets for their seed processing and research campus on Kauai. After completion of the conceptual phase, Shioi was hired as the Design Build Contractor to further develop the design and to construct the project.

The scope consisted of site work infrastructure, a new highway entry, and multiple buildings totaling 34,800 sf consisting of offices, seed handling and storage, dryer buildings, fumigation, growth rooms, equipment building, shade house and an employee pavilion on a ten acre property.

Shioi began the civil construction work in May 2012 immediately after acquiring the necessary grading permit. The building work started on August 2012, after delays in the building permit approvals. Despite delays due to permits and other issues, the Shioi Project Team led by Sr. Project Manager Joe Clemensen, Superintendent Randall Miyashiro, Safety Officer Raquel Rabacal, and Project Administrator Coralyn Murayama, along with the craft personnel and subcontractors, worked diligently to make up the schedule and complete successfully. The project was substantially completed on March 12, 2013, one month ahead of the contractual completion date.