How to Reduce the Potential for Heat Stress in the Work Place

By Brad Tom

Care must be taken in these summer month for our Hawaii workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work outdoorsand may be at risk of heat stress. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat can also increase the risk of injuries in workers as it may result in sweaty palms, fogged-up safety glasses, and dizziness. There is also the hazard of burns from accidental contact with hot surfaces or steam.

Workers at risk of heat stress include workers in hot environments such as construction workers, firefighters, bakery workers, farmers, and factory workers. Greater care must be taken for those who are over 65 years of age, are overweight, have heart disease, high blood pressure, or take medications that may be affected by extreme heat because these workers are more susceptible.

National Work Zone Awareness Week


G P Family of companies goes Orange for National Work Zone Awareness Week April 3-7, 2017. An annual spring campaign held at the start of the new construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones. The G P family of companies showed their support for our co-workers and the roadway construction industry by wearing orange on this Go Orange Day April 5, 2017. This is in support especially for the families of victims who have lost their lives in work zones.

Grace Pacific Paving for Farrington High School


In February 2015, a ground breaking ceremony for the renovation of the athletic field took place at Farrington High School (FHS). "A lot of our kids and their families, they bleed maroon and white. So for something like this to happen in their time, it's a big boon for our community," said FHS Principal Al Carganilla.

The project includes the demolition of the existing football field, running track and tennis courts, and construction of a new football field with synthetic turf, and a new 6-lane synthetic surface running track. Also included in the scope of work are new locker rooms, restrooms, office/storage rooms, bleachers, field lighting, scoreboards and ticket booths.

Parking Lot Safety Seminar

By Travis Furumoto

Earlier this week we had Lisa Garfinkle from GNR Technologies visit us and give a presentation on Parking Lot Safety, focusing on using recycled rubber products. Lisa spoke about:

  • how to keep drivers and pedestrians safe
  • how to reduce facility maintenance costs
  • why rubber products are more cost-effective than concrete products
  • how your property benefits from using recycled solutions


Seminar: Parking Lot Do's & Dont's: Maintenance, Safety & Building Signage

By Travis Furumoto

During the 2015 Hawaii Buildings, Facilities & Property Management Expo, we presented our seminar; Parking Lot Do's & Dont's: Maintenance, Safety, & Building Signage.

Attendees learned about important practices that pertain to keeping your parking lot safe for vehicles and pedestrians, and some important aspects of keeping your building signage up to the 2010 Standards for Americans with Disabilities.

Below is a recording of our seminar, and you can also download a copy of our slides here.

When To Use Speed Bumps & Speed Humps

By Scott Lai

speed bumps vs speed humpsBoth speed bumps and speed humps are used to reduce vehicle speeds in parking lots and garages. However, each is designed for a specific purpose. If your goal is to slow vehicles to a halt, you want a speed bump. On the other hand, if you simply want to slow vehciels but allow continuous traffic flow, you'd want to install a speed hump.


Filter Out Pollutants From Catch Basin

By Scott Lai

Catch basin filters, such as UltraTech's Ultra-HydroKleen, are an advanced BMP (Best Management Practice) for stormwater pollution prevention. The Ultra-Hydrokleen is capable of filtering out sediment and removes hydrocarbons, heavy metals, and other organics from stormwater and industrial run-off. Watch the video below to learn more about UltraTech's catch basin filter; Ultra-Hydrokleen.



To learn more about the Ultra-Hydrokleen, view the product page here

Seminar Slides: EPA Regulations

By Travis Furumoto

During the 2014 Hawaii Buildings, Facilities & Property Management Expo, we invited Cary Winters from UltraTech International to speak at our seminar; EPA Regulation Compliance For Spills & Stormwater Pollution Prevention. 

If you were unable to attend the seminar, or just would like to review, you can view and download a copy of the slideshow below.


Manage Traffic Flow with Portable Traffic Signals

By Scott Lai

If you think it’s unusual to see portable traffic signals in a parking garage, it is. However, portable traffic signals can be a cost-effective solution for traffic control when performing maintenance work in your parking garage.

Learn how management of an East Oahu property managed traffic flow of a one-way ramp in a multi-level parking garage that needed to be used as a two-way ramp during a resurfacing project.