The General Contractors Association (GCA) of Hawaii is the state’s largest construction association, representing more than 500 general contractors, subcontractors, and construction related firms. The Build Hawaii Awards is the association’s annual signature awards program that showcases outstanding construction projects completed in the previous year. There were more than 45 entries submitted for projects completed in 2021 in 18 different categories, ranging from small projects under $1 million to large projects over $100 million, public works projects to private sector projects, and renovation projects to new construction projects.
The Mauka Concourse at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport was submitted by Hensel Phelps Construction Company in the Building Construction $100 million and above category. The $351.1 million Mauka Extension project for the Hawaii Department of Transportation – Airports Division is a modernized terminal facility at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL). The 270,242-square-foot extension provides additional TSA checkpoints, aircraft gates, passenger hold rooms, security screening lanes, jet bridges, and public amenities, such as concessions, restrooms, and information kiosks. It features six gates, each with two passenger loading bridges for a flexible capacity of six widebody aircraft or 11 narrow-body aircraft. As part of the design team, RMTC provided civil engineering and surveying services.