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Job Corps Center
women's dormitory is located on the slopes of the Haleakala Crater
on Maui. The overall building length is 124 feet. The dormitory
has eleven suites; one suite houses four students. Each suite has
four closets, a toilet room, a tub/shower, and two sinks. The building
includes a study, lounge, laundry room, resident advisor's office
and a mechanical/electrical room. The interior covered walkway is
along an "open to the sky" landscaped atrium courtyard,
which allows the students access to their individual suites. The
exterior siding is horizontal vinyl to blend with the lap siding
of the existing structure, which dates back to the 1900s. The windows
are vinyl double-hung with 6 over 6 grids, to keep with the look
of the existing building.
designed and built the roof system in the factory to accept
a site-built roof connection, completing the connection of
the front of the building and the back.
Due to the length
of this building a recirculation piping system, using an aquastat
and expansion tank, was designed to provide hot water from the water
heater source, throughout the entire building. This system saves
energy as well as delivering instantaneous hot water to each suite.
this building is at 2,000-foot elevation, air conditioning
was not required. Instead, the building has over fifty windows
allowing the Hawaiian trade winds to keep the rooms cool.
The building was installed on piers and foundation blocks;
anchor bolts were used to connect the module frame to the
cmu footings. All structural lumber and sheathing was pressure
treated to avoid termite infestation.