Tick ... tick ... tick ...

May 5th, 2014

Like most Oahu roads, the University of Hawaii athletic complex is under construction.

The latest project is the renovation of the coaches' locker rooms and, more importantly, the equipment room.

The drop-dead completion deadline is late July. Football's training camp begins Aug. 1. You can do the math.

UH construction is on the clock.

Tick … tick … tick …


63 Responses to “Tick ... tick ... tick ...”

  1. 1:


  2. tommui:


  3. tommui:

    It would be interesting as a compare and contrast essay/commentary as how the Clarence T.C. Ching building at Damien Memorial is handled and how fast it will be completed.

    I don't want to give odds, but I suspect it will be completed as scheduled next year!

  4. jm2375:

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    July will turn into August, then September, then October, then ... It might be finished by the end of year.

  5. Stephen Tsai:

    I know nothing about construction — not even sentence construction — but it's amazing how a sky-rise condo can go up faster than that Ching facility.

  6. Stephen Tsai:

    But the locker room/equipment room project shouldn't have that many natural delays. Weather shouldn't be a concern for an indoor project.

  7. NorthShoreFan:

    Guud Morning Tsaikos...bootiful day.

    We should all make predictions on when it'll be pau. Month, day & year...winner gets round trip to da north shore!

  8. st. anthony trojan:

    Strange to see how different countries handle different holidays...

    Where # 4 jim says...'July will turn into August, then September', ....here in the Philippines...ne month that ends in 'ber'.....means it is the x-mas season....n decorations go up for some folks n many businesses will have x-mas goods in stores 4 sale...

    Good morning all....have a great Hawaiian morning there...

    IMUA .....WARRIORS...OR RAINBOWS....ur choice...

  9. Buffoman:

    I believe that most of the delays have to do with "change orders". Those then have to be negotiated amongst the folks and that, in a bureaucratic system like UH takes time as no one wants to make a decision.

    Contractors want to get done quickly.

  10. chawan_cut:

    Are you counting down the hours/minutes/seconds till tonight's 24 Tv show??

  11. marleysdad:

    Jack's back.

  12. kapakahi:

    #5 & #6,


    Weather delays aren't the primary cause of the Ching Complex building project. While there were some delays associated with unforeseen field conditions (i.e., discovery of asbestos in underground utilities), most of the delays are attributed to UH-initiated design changes that prompted construction change orders that are still undergoing review & funding approval processing through the UH bureaucracy (for appropriation budget compliance review and approval by UH budget analysts & attorneys......after the consultants and UH engineers have already performed their technical reviews).....a procedure that is definitely different and more cumbersome (i.e., slower) than most other State and City agencies.

    Design changes.....not just for UH-initiated design changes......but also to adjust to unforeseen existing field-conditions.....such as undocumented or incorrectly documented electrical and/or plumbing utilities.....are more likely on an interior renovation project......like the locker room/equipment room renovation.....than on a new building project (like the Ching Complex building project). Also, still gotta deal with the same UH bureaucracy (following the same procedures as the Ching Complex building project) for construction change order approvals......whether for UH-initiated design changes and/or unforeseen field conditions.

  13. Turfwar:

    ST I hope they let you take pictures of the finished locker and equipment rooms. It's probably a project that's been long over due. The Ching Field project is a joke. There's probably more than the planning and construction companies involved at fault with adjustments and changes made by the committees but at some point they need to just get it done. The new UH student center is a beautiful facility and I believe a lot of the same people were involved but they still need to finish the Ching project and move on. After seeing the student center in person I can't wait to see what they will do with Klum Gym when the funding becomes available. And despite the naysayers it will eventually become available.

  14. traitmanz:

    We running on Hawaii time so completion will be maybe some time in september

  15. al:

    12...and that's the rest of story.,

  16. NotNasti:

    Reverse auction (reserved parking at Aloha Stadium) started at 9:00 a.m. Inner circle lots moving are moving fast.

  17. bpiccolo:

    I wish I could pay for my season tickets on the same schedule as construction projects at UH. I'd be able to watch the entire season before paying.

  18. rage777:

    After looking at the depth chart, I hope there are a lot of "tackle eligible" plays with Ben Clarke as the tackle.

  19. marleysdad:

    16, inner circle sold 49 out of 800 so far. Hardly what I'd call fast. Price drops $100 tomorrow at noon.

  20. NotNasti:

    19. Tongue in cheek. I don't understand why anyone would buy on the first day.

  21. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    Jack is Back!

    Noise complaints must have silenced the clocks during construction in the lower campus. :|

  22. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good Morning Gangeez! ;)

    Maybe the blog host can provide us with weekly photo updates of the the locker room work. That way we can all squirm and squeeze okole together.

    My question is, what if they don't get the locker rooms done in time? What then?

  23. marleysdad:

    20, touché. I didn't see the sarcasm.

  24. NotNasti:

    Marleysdad, no problem, I deleted the sentence "I don't understand why anyone would buy on the first day," from my original post. Shoulda left it in.

  25. Andrew:


    Same here although if they absolutely must have a certain spot that they've had for a while then I could see why they would.

  26. d1shima:

    Great Afternoon All!

    re: parking reverse auction

    How low can you go?!?!

  27. d1shima:

    May 5th, 2014 at 10:29 am
    16, inner circle sold 49 out of 800 so far. Hardly what I'd call fast. Price drops $100 tomorrow at noon.

    Mahalo. I was looking for the starting number.
    BTW, where did you get the 800 # from?

  28. Turfwar:

    For inner lot the parking permits won't last long into the third day if there are still any available.

  29. Stephen Tsai:

    I can take a picture of the finished rooms.
    I probably can take only one session of the under-construction work before there's a hissy fit. That happened the last time. I took pics of the torn-down locker room and then administrators who "don't" read the blog told me to stop taking pictures. (I always answer with: What pictures? They always respond with: "I don't read the blog but somebody told me ...")

  30. Stephen Tsai:

    Somebody once suggested UH should buy all the Aloha Stadium stalls then re-sell them at a higher price. Win-win for everyone. Aloha Stadium gets revenue as if the stalls were sold out; UH finally gets to reap parking money.

  31. marleysdad:

    27, that's what was available when I signed in this morning.

    I have seen inner circle go down to $250 in the past. It gets stressful waiting that long, you could lose out trying to save 50 bux. Not worth it to me, I usually buy the day it gets to $300 or under 200 stalls left.

  32. gobows:

    30 excellent idea, therefore…never happen

    UH construction not that long compared to the H1 (aka H3) and the airport viaduct.

  33. st. anthony trojan:

    Hey # 29.....(locker room and then administrators who "don't")....these have names or id badges hanging around their neck...do a 'Columbo' ask them.... he/she... for a pen or pencil n take names ...

  34. (Jesse)James:

    Good Afternoon Tsaikos...Not only is Jack Back....but so is (Jesse)James.....MWAHAHAHHAHA

  35. 99club:

    re: #3, Damien's TC Ching project vs UH's. No contest since Damien has all that free labor on Saturdays. :)

  36. Turfwar:

    ST -- They read the blog.

  37. tommui:

    #32 - "UH construction not that long compared to the H1 (aka H3) and the airport viaduct."

    No knowledge of the viaduct but H1/H3 was held up for many years (10?) by law suits (envoirmental and cultural).

  38. whitey:

    welcome back JJ. good to see you in fine spirits.

  39. whitey:

    wonda if stretch will be the quality control for the next uh athletic project????

  40. Billables:

    Get plenty good luck when no more Fei Jai.

    Back to my billables.

  41. RainbowCliff:

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  42. A-House:


    it's called UH Administration and all the little "generals" who want no one to touch their area of operations - NO ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. A-House:

    tom mui:

    H3 was held up for more than 20 years due to suits by certain groups who now use the H3 regularly and thinks it's the greatest thing ever to happen for Windwardnites!!!!

  44. A-House:

    will there be a major "lull" in posts from now until mid-July?

    this is already a lull!!

    hello, J(J).

  45. lopaka43:

    Who is this Major Lull? Is he the guy that wants to be UH President?

  46. kawika49:

    #46 ..The son of Col. Klink.

  47. st. anthony trojan:

    Yea # 43...that comes with insecurity in your....work....they are scared sumone will
    show them up..

  48. st. anthony trojan:

    Where is sgt. schultz when we need him...admin attitude...'I no nothing'...

    no names so they always get 'free pass'....

  49. st. anthony trojan:

    so many colonels n majors on here...full birds n mynah birds....

  50. st. anthony trojan:

    Discipline yourself to do what you know is right and important,
    although difficult, it is the high road to pride, self-esteem and
    personal satisfaction.....Margaret Thatcher...

    Maybe a few of the basket ball coaches mentioned yesterday...
    can hang that in a prominent place in their office ? ?

  51. al:

    wow...so much rage on this blog. i thought it was a peaceful haven where one may escape thr problems of everyday life.

  52. st. anthony trojan:

    yea all colonels klinks fault....have to watch them podogee krauts...he he

    the singing rage....per TM'S era....Ms. Patti Page...

  53. st. anthony trojan:

    everyone asleep there now.....so is ok...

  54. st. anthony trojan:

    what u think them 2 NBA games 2 day Al....shockers huh...??

  55. All Nuha Already...:

    Guarantee the construction going on at UH will NOT, NEVER, NO WAY be finished by the time Fall Camp opens for the Rainbow Warriors football team.
    It'll another "black mark" for the administration.

  56. st. anthony trojan:

    well hope for once ur wrong nuha...we not need more 'negatives' up there at UHAD.....
    have enough pilikia there already...

  57. al:

    55...working all day. i have no idea. got home at 10:30 pm.

  58. al:

    oh, happy birthday mom!
    93 years old that lady.

  59. al:

    56...why blame administration?
    isn't it the process that is lame?
    admin is the end user or customer in this case.
    the state has too many layers.

  60. al:

    ...shouldn't the contractors be held responsible?

  61. whitey:

    good morning tsaikos and belated birthday wishes for al's mom. happy birthday mrs k.

  62. A-House:

    Good Morning, Your Honor!

    you have mail - is between 2 - 3pm today a good time?

  63. tommui: