Move Happy Kaploei Warehouse

Project Location
Kapolei, HI

City Moving, Inc.

Ushijima Architects


Concrete, General Contracting, Self-Perform


Swinerton Office Location
Honolulu, Hawaii

Industrial-Distribution Center, Tilt-Up, Design-Bid-Build, Self-Perform Concrete

Move Happy is a new distribution warehouse facility within Kapolei Industrial Park for global logistics provider City Moving, Inc. The 33,500-square-foot single story high-bay logistics and distribution center includes a loading dock to accommodate up to seven containers with adjustable dock levelers and overhead sectional doors.

The structure’s concrete tilt-panel wall system included 9-inch precast panels erected to a height of nearly 43 feet above floor elevation. Due to the site’s constrained logistics, Swinerton’s self-perform concrete operation efficiently utilized all available space by casting tilt-panel walls over 100% of the total slab on grade area in phased sequence while maintaining accurate dimensional layouts, block-outs and quality control. Installation of tilt-panels within the tight confinements was also made possible by reinforcing the slab on grade and utilizing a mobile crane that was situated on the finished slab to hoist the panels in place.

A structural steel framed roof using open web truss joists with metal decking and insulated built-up roof assembly enclosed the building structure. The project also incorporated administrative spaces including offices, reception areas, restrooms and break room. A 28-stall parking lot with walkways, and landscaping front the facility at its entrance.