Alert Alarm of Hawaii
The new Honolulu Area Rapid Transit (HART) planned commuter light rail development is causing several Honolulu businesses to relocate, and Alert Alarm of Hawaii is no exception. This existing security and monitoring company is relocating to the old “Patisserie” bakery building on Ualena Street. This 28,000 sf existing factory baking facility is undergoing a complete renovation to house a state-of-the-art 24 hour security monitoring station and main office headquarters. This will become the new headquarters for Alert Alarm and house 80 + employees.
The new facility will be UL Certified and maintain complete N+1 redundant systems. The Call Center and Central Computer Data Center are completely secure and sustainable in the event of power outage or natural disaster. The renovations are schedules to be complete in April of 2016.
The challenge of this adaptive re-use of an older food service factory building in the Airport District was the conversion into a modern office and distribution complex. The exterior of the building suffered from many years of deferred maintenance and lacked views to natural light. The solution was to cut in new exterior insulated windows and clad the building with EIFS. The second floor had low floor to floor heights, so added raised computer flooring systems and HVAC systems was challenging, but accomplished using VFD driven local split HVAC systems.