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Work on federal building permitted to occur at night

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 16, 2014

~~<p><strong>Question:</strong> My wife and I were awakened at 1:15 a.m. on a recent Friday by men in hard hats on the Ewa side of the federal building, pounding with hammers on metal pipes. It was so loud that other residents facing the source of the noise came out on their lanais. It's a direct line of sight, and sound really carries with everything so quiet at that time of the morning. My wife is home recuperating from major surgery, and I am her caregiver, in addition to working six days a week at my regular job. We're both in our 70s and we need our sleep. Is this work permitted because the work is on federal property? How much longer will the project continue? It seems as if it's gone on forever. Some nights and early mornings the work is not so loud and almost acceptable, but this was just plain rude and totally out of character at 1 o'clock in the morning. Are they not working during the day due to the disruption it could cause federal workers in the building?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse has been undergoing a $121 million renovation to modernize major building systems while remaining fully occupied, said Traci Madison, regional public affairs officer for the General Services Administration.</p>
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Question: My wife and I were awakened at 1:15 a.m. on a recent Friday by men in hard hats on the Ewa side of the federal building, pounding with hammers on metal pipes. It was so loud that other residents facing the source of the noise came out on their lanais. It's a direct line of sight, and sound really carries with everything so quiet at that time of the morning. My wife is home recuperating from major surgery, and I am her caregiver, in addition to working six days a week at my regular job. We're both in our 70s and we need our sleep. Is this work permitted because the work is on federal property? How much longer will the project continue? It seems as if it's gone on forever. Some nights and early mornings the work is not so loud and almost acceptable, but this was just plain rude and totally out of character at 1 o'clock in the morning. Are they not working during the day due to the disruption it could cause federal workers in the building?

Answer: The Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse has been undergoing a $121 million renovation to modernize major building systems while remaining fully occupied, said Traci Madison, regional public affairs officer for the General Services Administration. Login for more...



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