Thank you for showing interest in the various projects which we've been a part of throughout the years and currently engaging in.  The Nakoa Companies, Inc. has been involved with many major and small scale projects over the past century and you can find some of these projects here in our electronic portfolio.  Please feel free to browse through the various projects and please feel free to contact us anytime in regards to any questions or comments you may have.

Nakoa builds new Tommy Hilfiger Store on Guam

posted Jan 2, 2014, 2:29 PM by The Nakoa Companies, Inc   [ updated Jan 2, 2014, 2:50 PM ]

The Nakoa Companies, Inc. was once again honored with a contract from PVH Inc. to build the new 12,100 sf Tommy Hilfiger Store at The Guam Premier Outlets in Tamuning, Guam.  Completed well before the Christmas rush, the store's Grand Opening on Tuesday October 29 was presided over by Archbishop Sablan Apuron who performed a special blessing and Governor Eddie Calvo who spoke a few words to welcome Tommy Hilfiger to the community.

Work on this project began in early August.  Improvements include state of the art security cameras, several point of sale registers, sensor security, and people counters.  Improvements were accentuated with high visual graphics-drawing shoppers to the merchandise.

"Critcal to the success in completing this store on time is logistics - getting specified materials delivered when its needed" said Nakoa's Project Manager Lucas Dolan who managed the
construction of the two previous PVH stores - Calvin Klein and IZOD.  This work could not have been done without the excellent work of IBBC (Isagani Baluyut), and his subcontractors who worked 7 days a week for three months.The Tommy Hilfiger brand has more than 1200 stores and distribution in over 90 countries.  Global sales of products under the Tommy Hilfiger brands wee approximately $6.0 Billion in 2012.  First day sales for the Guam store exceeded expectations and is expected to continue through the Christmas Holidays.

Congratulations to the Tommy Hilfiger Team of Builders for an Excellent job!!



Kaena Point Satellite Tracking Station Modernization

posted Aug 10, 2012, 2:19 PM by The Nakoa Companies, Inc   [ updated Aug 10, 2012, 2:20 PM ]

This project involves the modernization of facilities originally constructed in 1959 at this US Air Force military installation in Kaena point on the North Western tip of Oahu. 

This remote tracking station is responsible for tracking satellites in orbit, many of which support the US Department of Defense, receiving and processing data and in turn, enabling control of satellites by relaying commands from control centers.

NAKOA is the prime subcontractor on this project to modernize this facility including the abatement of asbestos & lead, exterior stucco repairs and waterproofing; metal siding and roofing repairs and upgrades to various building components including kitchen & break room, bathroom & other improvements including interior and exterior painting.

Selected work areas are high security and require escorts in the prosecution of the work.

Building 440 Modernization. West Loch, Pearl Harbor, HI

posted Aug 10, 2012, 2:12 PM by The Nakoa Companies, Inc

Naval Sea Systems Command engineers, builds and maintains ships, submarines and combat systems that meet the fleets’ current and future operational requirements. 

This facility is a Secured Facility (no cell phones or fire ignition sources allowed on site) where maintenance and upgrades to submarine and ship weaponry are conducted.  Due to an increase in Submarine Warfare Forces in the Pacific, additional personnel at this facility required upgrades to various systems.

NAKOA's modernization efforts includes upgrades to the  HVAC systems, Bathrooms, Offices, Ceilings and Conference Rooms along with associated ancillary work such as Fire Sprinkler modifications, plumbing fixtures and accessories, bathroom finishes including solid surface counter tops, ceramic tile flooring and bathrooms and new lighting fixtures.

ISMT (Indoor Simulator Marksmanship Trainer) Upgrades, Bldg. 243 & 1045

posted Jul 31, 2012, 5:27 PM by The Nakoa Companies, Inc

The Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer (ISMT) is an interactive audio/video simulator that provides small arms training in enhanced marksmanship, weapons deployment, indirect fire and tactical decision-making for all Marines. 

These systems are computer based with screen projections.  Weapon simulators include weapons inherent to an infantry battalion including pistols through 81mm mortars. 

NAKOA provided the Design based on user provided program requirements. This design-build project modernized these facilities by providing exterior shelter and piping for CO2 tanks (used to cycle the weapons to provide realism); High tech HVAC systems that monitor CO2 levels and responds with audio and visual alarms should levels become high while exhausting the space until the levels are safe.

Other upgrades included new carpet tile Flooring, quality control reports, New Projection Wall, Painting and ceiling upgrades.

Diesel Generator Trainer Relocation & Upgrades

posted Jul 31, 2012, 5:01 PM by The Nakoa Companies, Inc   [ updated Aug 10, 2012, 2:27 PM ]

This project required the relocation of a 12 ton diesel generator (DG) trainer from Bldg 26A to Bldg 39 on Ford Island -- a distance of 500' or so.

At one time--a fully functioning diesel generator, now a simulator, it provides training for sailors who need to maintain and conceivably overhaul an engine at sea. 

In addition, integrating the front panel displays and simulation software, sailors will be able to receive real engine inputs as if a real engine were connected.  The relocation effort required lane closures for hoisting and other equipment to facilitate the move. 

The DG's engine oil was removed prior to the move.  In addition, asbestos TSI lined piping had to be removed along with lead abatement of selected piping and equipment.  Once in position, a structural steel platform was placed around the DG for training and access.

Bldg. 711 NUWC (Keyport Div.) Office Conversion & Security Upgrades

posted Jul 31, 2012, 4:36 PM by The Nakoa Companies, Inc   [ updated Aug 10, 2012, 1:55 PM ]

This Naval Undersea Warfare Command (NUWC Keyport Division) Center Office Conversion provides for the expansion of Submarine Warfare Forces in The Pacific. This Division operates and maintains unique national assets with precision ranges and technologically unique repair and maintenance facilities.

A relocation of NUWCs assets were necessary to support ongoing changes in the Pacific region.

NAKOA modernized a portion of this building-- used as a former recreational center & historic building in SUBBASE Hawaii.  This section of The Beeman Center building (Bldg 711), named after Chief Pharacist's Mate Arthur Beeman (killed in action while on the Submarine USS Amberjack during WWII), was completely renovated except for its exterior. 

New Electrical Service Power, new HVAC and Ducting, Plumbing and Waste lines and service connections, Fire Sprinkler and Fire Alarm upgrades and along with high tech Security Hardware was installed including LKM7000 locksets at all entries along with Intrusion Detection Systems.

Upgrades to Bldg. 3115. Installation of MRTS & COAET Trainers

posted Jul 31, 2012, 4:20 PM by The Nakoa Companies, Inc   [ updated Aug 10, 2012, 1:54 PM ]

The modernization of the Submarine Learning Center on Guam included reconfiguration of spaces to accommodate new and existing trainers.  The Multiple Reconfigurable Training System (MRTS) along with the Common Operational Advanced Employment Trainer (COAET) trainers were reconfigured to enhance submarine training.                                                                                                                   

NAKOA provided Improvements to the facility that included new concrete footings and transformer & HVAC pads.  NAKOA also installed new conduits and service entry electrical wiring that tied into the existing High Voltage Pole line; Installation of a new 10 Ton Liebert CRAC unit for the computer room. 

Modifications also included three new high security offices with new LKM7002 Locksets; Added a new coffee bar area and a new women’s handicap restroom.  Also included exterior drainage modifications and new roof downspouts.

Red Hill Oil Tight Door Installation

posted Jul 31, 2012, 4:00 PM by The Nakoa Companies, Inc

The Red Hill Fuel Storage Facility desired improved access to four tanks in the lower access tunnel while concerned over the possible breach of one of the fuel storage tanks and the possible environmental impact would result. 

The solution involved the development of a specially designed doorway for access.  The project involved the demolition of a 5' thick concrete bulkhead to install a Steel, Oil-tight door capable of withstanding a possible tank rupture and subsequent release of fuel from one of the tanks. 

Due to the capacity of the existing elevators and the weight of the door, a special railcar was modified to transport the door to its designed location.  Special rigging was necessary to install the door.   Epoxy Anchoring devices secured the heavy duty door frame to the reinforced concrete door portal. 

Strict testing was necessary to provide assurance that the installed door met the stringent design criteria.

CNELS Fire Fighting Training School

posted Jul 31, 2012, 3:20 PM by The Nakoa Companies, Inc

The Center for Naval Engineering Learning Site at Naval Station Pearl Harbor is a facility built in the
1970s as a Fire Fighting Training School. Due to the obsolescence of the existing hardware and software configurations, an upgrade to the facilities control system along with new fire fighting equipment was necessary.

A computer scenario driven propane fuel system within the facility was designed.  This project involved the conversion of JP-5 Jet Fuel with manual ignition to Propane based fuel (computer ignited) to provide a more realistic fire fighting scenario. 

Ship and aircraft mockups add to the realism of the training facility.                                                               

NAKOA installed upgrades to the facility including high capacity ventilation exhaust systems, Propane fuel lines including pipe support bridges, Hazardous Material abatement, demolition of selected equipment, installation of bar grating platforms, Electrical Upgrades and other ancillary work.

FIDE (Fleet Interactive Display Equipment) Trainer Installation

posted Jul 31, 2012, 3:14 PM by The Nakoa Companies, Inc

This project was constructed within an area of the second floor of Bldg 39 to house a S9G Submarine Fleet Interactive Display Equipment Trainer, administrative and classroom spaces for the Navy. 

This trainer is required to train operators to effectively execute shipboard propulsion plant operations and provide realistic training opportunities to enhance operator and crew efficiencies.  NAKOA was required to adhere to strict
tolerances in locating equipment in the trainer to match that of the boat to within fractions of an inch. 

Materials for the trainer were prefabricated off-island and transported to the project site.  Installation of the trainer commenced following the installation of the suspended flooring system. 

Electrical and Mechanical Systems were upgraded to accommodate the computer simulation loads.  Monitors were not activated during construction due to the high security requirements.

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