September 17, 2019

First Step of HNL CONRAC Nearing Completion

Watts Constructors, a subsidiary of Contrack-Watts, Inc., is constructing the new Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC) at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Honolulu, Hawaii. The facility will significantly increase operational efficiency and security to better serve 13 rental car companies and their customers.

To construct the 1.8-million-square-foot facility, the existing car rental buildings were demolished to clear the site for the five-level, cast-in-place concrete structure that will provide vehicular parking areas, rental agency areas, office spaces, car wash equipment and commercial fueling stations. In total, the CONRAC will include 2,250 parking stalls.

The 22-acre project is sequentially phased in Steps A, B and C. Step A, which is slated to be completed and ready for occupancy in December 2019, involved the placement of 45,000 cubic yards of concrete and includes the rental car offices, rental car parking, 16-car wash bays and 64 fueling positions. The facility incorporates the only multi-story fueling system in Hawaii, a total of 20 escalators in the complex and a 35,000-square-foot customer service building on the second level.

To date, the project team has diverted 91% of the construction waste from landfills, recycling nearly 28.5 tons of concrete and asphalt paving and 832 tons of metal.

Work has already begun on Step B, which will result in the placement of another 40,000 cubic yards of concrete. Watts Constructors completed the auger cast pile system, the placement of the tower crane foundations and a partial installation of the tower crane. The first vertical concrete pours will commence in late September.

The entire project, which is aiming for LEED Silver certification, is estimated for completion in January 2022.