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NEWS RELEASE                                                     October 12, 2006





            A 400-foot-tall crane will hoist new air-conditioning chillers onto the roof of the Fasi Municipal Building at 650 South King St. this weekend.


            The work is scheduled to begin tomorrow (Friday, October 13, 2006).


            This is the second crane lift at the 220-foot-tall Fasi Municipal Building in two months. The work is being done to replace the building’s 30-year-old air-conditioning system. In August, one of the rooftop chillers and cooling tower were replaced. This weekend’s work involved replacing the second chiller and an air-cooled chiller that’s used at night.


            The work takes place over three days, including a day each to erect and dismantle the crane.  Work begins tomorrow, with set-up of the crane.  The air-conditioning replacement will take place on Saturday.  The crane will be dismantled on Sunday.  If winds exceed 15 miles per hour, the work will be postponed.


            For safety reasons, portions of the Civic Center lawn have been temporarily fenced off and access to the Fasi Municipal Building will only be allowed through the mauka entry.


            The work is part of a $7 million City project with Johnson Controls to implement energy-saving measures for the Fasi Municipal Building and Honolulu Police Department headquarters.  These include the renovation of the air-conditioning systems and retrofitting interior lighting fixtures.  When completed, the improvements are expected to save the City $500,000 annually in electricity costs.






            Allyn Lee, Project Manager, 523-4106


Thursday, October 12, 2006

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