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CONSTRUCTION NEWS BULLETIN

Vol.51 Issue 04 APRIL 2010

Feature Stories: Allied Pacific Builder, Inc. Military Contracts


CONTENTS 16 CONTENTS

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Feature Story

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C ommittee Update:

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C ommitte Update:

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C onstruction Headline:

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C onstruction Headline:

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C onstruction Headline:

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F eature Story:

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C rane Critque Corner P hoto Highlights T ech Ed Member Benefits A round the Bench O n Guard G arrison Report N ew Members

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Labor Affairs S.A.M.E. EEO

EA Enginerring PTAC

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Feature Story

Allied Pacific Builders

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Did you find it? Due to an unforeseen error, there wasn’t a tool last month. To make up for it, we are hiding two this month. Good luck.

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THEDIRECTORS PRESIDENT James A. Martinez, GCA CHAIRMAN Tom Perez, Perez Bro., Inc., VICE CHAIRWOMAN Chit Bathan, Ace Builders PAST CHAIRMAN Louis DeMaria, Dick Pacific Construction SECRETARY/TREASURER William Beery, Construction Mgmt. Services ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: Allen Turner, Taniguichi Ruth Makio Architects Pamela Cruz, Takagi & Associates Dave Hicks, America’s Best Electricmart Ray Yanger, Matson Navigation Bing Mejia, Island Equipment (Alternate) CONTRACTORS DIRECTORS: Randy Sager, Allied Pacific/Reaction Co. John Robertson, AmOrient Contracting Steve Radonich, Smithbridge Guam Bill Beery, Watts Constructors LLC Tom Anderson, Black Construction Corp. Jere Johnson, Hawaiian Rock Products

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Guam Contractor’s Association (GCA) in conjunction with AdzTech and Public Relations, Inc. publishes the Construction News Bulletin (CNB) monthly. Reproduction of materials appearing in this publication is strictly forbidden without written permission by GCA. While we always strive for accuracy, we will from time to time overlook mistakes. In order to help us improve the quality and accuracy of this publication, we ask that you take the time to look at the information provided and notify GCA of any corrections as needed. Opinions and editorial content of this publication may not necessarily be those of the publisher, staff, GCA members, GCA Board of Directors and advertisers. For more information about advertising in the GCA Construction News Bulletin contact the advertising department at (671) 477-1239/2239 or email at adztech@teleguam.net. Distributed to GCA members or can be obtained by stopping by the Guam Contractors’ Association office located at 718 N. Marine Corps Drive, Suite 203, East West Business Center, Upper Tumon, Guam. To find out more about how you can become a GCA member contact Ann Marie Pelobello, Office Manager, Guam Contractors’ Association at (671)647-4840/41, or fax (671) 647-4866 or email to gca@teleguam.net. Postmaster. Send address changes to Guam Contractors’ Association, located at 718 N. Marine Drive Corps Suite 203, East West Business Center, Upper Tumon, Guam.

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PUBLISHER: James Martinez SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR: Geri Leon Guerrero AD SALES: Marc Mendiola CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Christopher Estioca GRAPHIC ARTIST: Geri Leon Guerrero Christopher “Taco” Rowland PHOTOGRAPHERS: Christopher “Taco” Rowland Marc Mendiola EDITOR: Adztech CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Jac Perry - Guzman John Robertson Ed C. Cruz Ted Garrison Gaby Bamba Capt. Frank S. Blaz Chris Unpingco Grace Donaldson Melissa Smith GCA STAFF: Ann Marie Pelobello Chantel Torres-Cruz Francine Arceo COVER: Allied Pacific Builders on Base Project.

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Military, Government and Labor Relations Committee Update (April ‘10)

Guam Military Buildup telling the Obama government, in effect, that rather than rubber stamp an agreement made by the former ruling party, he would insist on renegotiating the 2005-2006 "Reorganization of US Forces in Japan" and the "Guam Treaty" in which that agreement was incorporated. The Hatoyama government has more recently indicated a decision will be made by the end of May. It appears, based on conversation with some federal government officials, that he will allow provisions set in place by the former government to remain in place with perhaps minor revision.

The military buildup that we have been talking about for the past four years and longer is finally beginning to materialize. Nine contracts have been awarded for a DB MACC under a set aside for HUBZone firms. Awards under the Mega MACC or unrestricted Design-Build Multiple Award Construction Contract are to be made within this month. Another DB MACC for small business will also be awarded soon. The award for professional Construction Management Services is likewise scheduled for award during this month of April. In addition, offers are to be received by NAVFAC PAC within the next few months for two major stand alone contracts. First, the Design-Build JFY09 Mamizu J-001 Utilities and Site Improvements Phase 1 at Finegayan, Andersen AFB and Apra Harbor on Guam. Second is a Design-Build contract for construction of a new Replacement Naval Hospital in Agana Heights. And, of course, that is not all. That is just the beginning. There have been setbacks along the way and none as concerning as the two now being addressed. First: The Japanese government announced on 15 December 2009 that it was postponing indefinitely any decision on the contentious issue of a "Replacement Facility" for the Futenma Marine base in Okinawa. The decision to make no decision was low-key and at first glance seemed inconsequential. Its symbolic importance, however, is huge, signalling a possible changing of the tide of history in East Asia, above all in the US-Japan relationship. By saying "No" Prime Minister Hatoyama was 8 APRIL2010

Second: The draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was released in November 2009 and attracted much debate in the local community and elsewhere. Most importantly, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a report highly critical of the parts pertaining to potable water, wastewater and dredging in Apra Harbor to accommodate transient berthing of aircraft carriers. The differences between the two government agencies will have to be resolved at the U.S. presidential level. A delegation of Federal officials, led by Chair Nancy Sutley, of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, was on island in late March learning about the environmental impacts of the proposed buildup. The Guam Contractors Association was invited to have 2 or3 members attend a closed door meeting with her at the University of Guam on 22 March. She was accompanied by senior officials of the Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Agriculture as well as the Department of Defense. The White House Council on Environmental Quality will mediate a resolution of differences between the DoD and the EPA. It is understood from Congresswoman Bordallo’s office that the final version of the EIS will be issued in June and some further changes might be made afterward. Meanwhile, the military appears to be treating the two potential setbacks as bumps in the road toward achieving the desired end result. There has been no slowdown in the acquisition of contracts as noted above. There also appears to be progress in gaining assistance from the federal government in financing parallel projects of GovGuam. We have been indicating for some time that it

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makes little sense to improve Guam roadways when water, sewer and other utilities need to be upgraded and placed underground within roadway right-of-ways at the same time. Pressure from U.S. EPA in relation to the EIS may be having that affect. In recent discussion with Congresswoman Bordallo, she stated that she and Governor Camacho approached President Obama concerning unfunded mandates being brought by the federal government. She received assurances that, for example, $50 million will be made available, possibly through the DoD, for necessary port improvements through a transfer of funds in the FY 2011 Military Authorization Act. Just as important, she is finding that a number of federal agencies are willing to fund various projects on Guam related to the military buildup but there is no central coordination. She has asked President Obama to have the DoD take on that responsibility and that idea is gaining traction in Washington DC. GCA Committee for Military, Government and Labor Relations For the past 3 or 4 election cycles at the Guam Contractors Association, there has been almost no change in elected directors. During the past year the bylaws were amended to ensure turnover by setting term limits. Directors can now serve only two years before stepping aside to allow new ideas and approaches to take root. I was one of those that championed the idea and it is now time for me to step aside for at least a year. Some talented individuals have allowed their names to be placed on the ballot this year and I am confident we will have a strong team of officers and directors heading into the new fiscal year beginning in May. It has been an honor for me to serve on the Guam Contractors Association Board of Directors for ten of the last eleven years. I have served as chair of this committee for the last eight years and been involved in some interesting things on behalf of contractors and our engineering-construction community. I am looking forward to the entry of fresh leadership into this committee. I expect to assist in dealing with some issues, especially ongoing ones that have not been completely resolved. I want to thank all that have served with me on this committee and am confident we will continue working together under new leadership. www.guamcontractors.org


COMMITTEEUPDATE By John M Robertson

The March meeting of SAME Guam Post began at Top O’ the Mar on Nimitz Hill with the new Joint Region Marianas Headquarters as the principal theme. Following lunch and briefing by NAVFAC Construction Management Engineer LT Thomas Hartung and dck pacific LLC Project Director Matt Brodie, the 80 members and guests had a sneak preview of the nearby Joint Region Headquarters facility still under construction. Thanks go to dck pacific Vice President Louis DeMaria, a Fellow in the Society of American Military Engineers, for making this possible and for providing ‘tour guides’ and safety gear for everyone. The facility is still under construction with move-in expected to commence in about July with full implementation by years’ end.

Commander Joint Region Marianas (CJRM) – The U.S. Navy’s largest and most strategic island base is located on Guam in the Western Pacific. Joint Region Marianas is the coordinator for all shore-based naval personnel and shore activities in Guam as well as the Navy’s representative to the Guam community. Joint Region Marianas will create efficiencies and cost savings for the military in future by overseeing installation support services on Andersen Air

Force Base and Naval Base Guam. A joint region is required by law under the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005. In a Change of Command ceremony on 27 March, Rear Admiral Paul J. Bushong, United States Navy, became the new Commanding Officer for the region. He will be joined in the new facility by liaison officers from each branch of service represented on island. The facility includes a fully equipped high tech Regional Operations Center (ROC) that will be manned 24/7 and be the center for overall command and control during any natural or manmade emergencies. The Commanding Officer at Naval Base Guam and at Andersen AFB will continue to exert operational control over their bases. By moving the joint region headquarters away from “behind the fence”, it makes the military more accessible to local and regional government officials. While senior military officials have always been available to regional officials and civilian organizations, this move will make that easier and should change the perception in the minds of some critics.

Historical Significance – Nimitz Hill and the headquarters complex have great historical significance to the military dating

Building 200 Nearing Completion

back to World War II. The Fonte Plateau was the site of Japanese defensive fortifications from 1941 until 1944 and the scene of some of the fiercest fighting of WW2. There was horrific loss of life by American Marines, Sailors and Soldiers during its recapture. An even greater loss of life was sustained by Japanese defenders. Quonset huts were erected after the war on Fonte Plateau for Navy command and for the war crimes trials. The area was named for Five Star Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz (19851966) who was Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas from December 1941 until the war’s end.

Headquarters Complex – Building 200 was built in 1958 as Naval Base Guam headquarters and served that purpose until 1997. It was the location for signing agreements that ended the Vietnam War. The historic conference table used for that purpose will be returned to Building 200 when Joint Region Marianas is relocated. In 1997, when plans were under way to reduce the military presence on Guam, Building 200 became part of the interim Guam High School. Building 202 was added for storage of outdoor sports equipment. Building 205 was added for cafeteria,

Typical Executive Office Furnishings

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science lab and band room. Buildings 203 and 206 were added for classroom space. Those two facilities are not being used in the ongoing conversion back to the Joint Region Marianas Headquarters but will be outfitted in subsequent projects. Building 207 was added as gymnasium but was deconstructed as part of the ongoing contract. Building 202 is now the source for electrical power for the complex with the main transformer, two 500 kW and one 150 kW standby generators. Building 205 will be used primarily by NAVFAC MAR with some personnel of other commands. This relocation by NAVFAC will improve efficiency for the engineering-construction industry on Guam because of accessibility. Nearby Top O’ the Mar will be convenient for large gatherings that will continue, especially during the military buildup.

Contract Solicitation – Funding for the conversion became available in February 2008. The contract was advertised on 31 May by NAVFAC MAR as Solicitation Number: N40192-08-R-1316 -- Design-Build Special Project, RM 022-08, Nimitz Hill, Guam. The preliminary design and technical package was prepared by AmOrient Engineering together with Reed and Kim architects, Duenas Camacho & Associates structural consultants, EMC2 mechanical consultants and EMCE electrical consultants. The Request for Proposals was issued on 16th June with several Amendments and Notices to follow. Because of limited funds and requirement to obligate the funding by 30 September, the contractor selection criteria was based on the usual

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technical and price scoring but in this case the amount for the contract was fixed and Offerors were required to “Bid to Budget”. Offerors in essence competed on scope rather than dollar amount. Also, because of limited funding, a portion of site work was scheduled to be performed by The Navy Seabees as a training exercise. The Seabees that performed the first construction on Fonte Plateau during and after the war came back to construct the east and west parking facilities for JRMHQ. This contract is the first Design-Build solicitation implemented by NAVFAC MAR and the first on Guam to require LEED Silver certification.

Contract Award – The Design Build Construction Contract was awarded to Dick Pacific later to become dck pacific LLC before the deadline of 30 September. Fortunately for the joint region, there were no award protests. The design team was led by RIM Architects with Phil Noret AIA, Designer of Record, Christine Wolke, Design Quality Control and Interior Design, Ron Compton AIA, Project Architect and Fawzia Ahmedali AIA, LEED Professional. Consultants included Mechanical Engineering by Michael Hittori PE from Michael Hittori and Associates; Structural Engineering by Frank Humay PE from Baldridge and Associates; Electrical Engineering by Ascencio Vicente PE from Engineering Partners Inc; Civil Engineering by Jamie Hirota PE, from Sam O. Hirota Inc; Geotechnical/Environmental Engineering by Masa Fujioka; Fire Protection Engineering by Robert Bigtas PE from S. S. Dannaway; and, Acoustical Engineering by Todd Beiler P. E. from D. L. Adams. The dck

construction organization was led by Thomas San Nicolas - Project Manager, Teddy Pugay - Project Superintendent, Andy Painter - Assistant Superintendent, Teresa Delfin - QC Manager, Val Sabangan Project Engineer, Kurt Wusstig - Safety Administrator, Jun David - BCS Project Manager, Rogel Carlos - Electrical Project Engineer, Fernan Santillan - Mechanical Project Engineer and Ray Hocog - BCS Superintendent. Much of the work was done by small business subcontractors. Principal subcontractors were Bishman Continental Services - Electrical, Mechanical & Plumbing, Korando Corporation – Site Civil, G.C. Gozum - Painting, Amazon Construction, Inc. - Floor & Wall Tile Finishes, M-80 - Movable Partition and Furniture, The Carpet Store - Floor Finish Carpeting. Government oversight was provided by CME (Construction Management Engineer) - initially LT Seth Cochran followed after his deployment to the Middle East by LT Thomas Hartung. All attendees came away from the event with congratulations to the dck designbuild team for a job very well done.

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By Grace Donaldson

EEO Executive Order 11246 Best Practices If you are a contractor or a subcontractor with federal contracts $10,000 or more, your organization is probably covered by the Executive Order 11246. The Executive Order prohibits federal contractors and federally-assisted construction contractors and subcontractors, who do over $10,000 in Government business in one year from practicing discrimination and making employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The Executive Order also requires contractors to take affirmative action to ensure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of employment. Certain contracts with state and local government, contracts with religious organizations, and educational institutions, and contracts involving work on or near an Indian reservation are generally exempt from Executive Order 11246. For a description of the exemptions, see the regulations http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/wais idx_02/41cfrv1_02.html , 60-1, 41 CFR 60-1.5. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), an agency within the U.S. Department of Labor, conducts compliance evaluations to determine whether a federal contractor is in compliance with nondiscriminatory employment practices. OFCCP may refer complaints to the Equal Employee Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for processing.

While OFCCP does not require it, it would be considered a “best practice” to conduct periodic self- audits to determine if your organization is unknowingly practicing illegal discrimination. An example of a self-audit can include the following: Identify jobs within each department and look for concentrations of female and minorities, especially in lower paying positions or lack of representations by female and minority employees in higher ranking jobs. One common problem uncovered by this self-audit is the practice of steering women into traditional “female” jobs and away from traditional “male” job on the basis of physical qualifications required by the job. Another best practice is to periodically train your management team and employees on prevention of harassment and discriminatory practices and on your Code of Ethics. Additionally, establish EEO standards as part of your management teams’ performance standards. While OFCCP requires federal contractors and subcontractors to comply with EEO regulations, and failure to comply may cause debarment of contractors from future federal contract, the policy and practice of non-discrimination by all companies is mandated by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments.

Basic EEO compliance includes the following: Posting of EEO posters in conspicuous areas such as lunch room or other areas where employees congregate. Inclusion of EEO tag line in all employment advertisement (“We are an EEO employer:”) Keep complete records and file them correctly, i.e. keep personnel files separate from employees’ health records, disciplinary records, I-9 documents and other sensitive records. Records should include job descriptions, applications and resumes, all interview notes, records of job posting and advertisements, any written employment policies and procedures, administered tests and results, and records of job offers. File annual EEO-1 Report by September 30. The Standard Form 100, Employer Identification Report (EEO-1 Report) requires that employers report on the number of employees by race, ethnicity and gender for each of the nine job categories. All Private employers that are subject to Title VII and have 100 or more employees. All Federal contractors with 50 or more employees that have either (1) a contract, subcontract, or purchase order of $50,000 or more; or (2) serve as a depository of Government funds in any amount; or (3) is a financial institution that serves as issuing and paying agent of U.S. Savings Bonds and Savings Notes. Employment decisions affecting recruitment, termination, promotions, and, training are made on the basis of job description or job requirements without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin

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EA Engineering, Science & Technology, Inc. Wins Business Achievement Award By: Melissa Smith

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. (EA) was honored with a Business Achievement Award for its Sustainability Program by the Environmental Business Journal (EBJ), the leading business newsletter for the environmental industry. The Hunt Valley, Maryland-based firm was honored at EBJ’s 12th annual awards program, the Environmental Industry Summit and 2009 Business Achievement Awards ceremony, held on 3 March 2010 in Coronado, California. At the ceremony, EA was recognized for its outstanding achievements through its Sustainability Program in the category of Corporate Innovation. EA, a leading provider of environmental services, launched its Corporate Sustainability Program in 2008, and since then has invested significant time and resources to incorporate sustainability concepts into its business operations and project delivery systems. Notable program results include a 35 percent reduction in paper use at its corporate headquarters, the recycling of more than 2,000 pounds of electronic equipment, and the purchase of carbon credits to

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About EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.

offset the impacts of corporate air travel. Most recently, the company began green- EA provides environmental, compliance, ing its fleet of vehicles with the addition natural resources, and infrastructure of several hybrid vehicles. engineering and management solutions to a wide range of government and indus“A core team of more than 60 employees trial clients. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, has been actively involved in developing Maryland, EA employs more than 450 and implementing our corporate-wide professionals through a network of 20 Sustainability Program,” said Ian MacFar- offices across the continental United lane, EA President and CEO. “It is the States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and results of their efforts, as well as the Guam. In business for more than 37 years, individual actions of the entire EA EA has earned an outstanding reputation community, that are being recognized for technical expertise, responsive service, with this prestigious award.” and judicious use of client resources. For more information about EA, visit As an environmental consulting company, www.eaest.com. EA’s sustainability commitment is further reflected in the services it provides and About the Environmental Business the projects it completes. On behalf of its Journal, published by Environmental clients, EA has been employing sustain- Business International ability principles— developing and implementing sustainability strategiesEnvironmental Business International Inc. to achieve improvement in environmen- (EBI) was founded in 1988 to provide tal performance since its founding in strategic business information to the 1973. From developing energy-savings emerging environmental industry. programs to implementing Environmen- Through EBJ, as well as research reports tal Management Systems, EA works with and contract research, EBI was soon its clients to harness the power of renew- recognized as a leading provider of able energy sources, conserve water and business intelligence in its field. EBJ’s energy, decrease waste, and formulate annual business achievement awards integrated sustainability policies. program recognizes firms for their accomplishments in a variety of technical, financial, entrepreneurial, and organizational categories. For more information on EBJ, visit www.ebiusa.com.

CONTACT: Melissa Smith EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. 11019 McCormick Road Hunt Valley, MD 21031 410-329-5116 masmith@eaest.com www.eaest.com

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be hosting its Customer Appreciation weekend. They are looking for local vendors who are willing to set up and sell their goods at the Exchange. While all vendors are welcome to apply, they are particularly looking for vendors who have products that are unique to Guam. The Exchange is also looking for food and concessions vendors to set up and sell at the event. If anyone is interested in being a part of this event, please contact any one of the Guam PTAC Counselors. You can reach me at: 647-2895 or by email at By: Chris Unpingco chris.unpingco@guamptac.com or Boris Hertslet at 647-4332 ext 111 or email PTAC boris@guamptac.com This is another way exception and not the norm. Fortunately, to get your foot in the door to do business Guam PTAC holds regular CCR workshops with the federal government. The NEX is to assist small businesses in getting up to always looking for new products, speed with everything CCR. For more especially local products that are unique information on these workshops, please to the island, so this is an excellent way for contact Therese Agustin at 735-2552. Best local vendors to get started and establish of all, these workshops are free of charge a relationship with the Navy Exchange. so I highly suggest everyone that needs While many businesses focus on how to assistance take advantage of this service. get started, they sometimes neglect an equally important aspect which is: how to On May 1 and 2nd, the Navy Exchange will get noticed by the federal government.

CCR Your Online Business Card

Hafa Adai. With the impending buildup drawing closer, more and more businesses are wondering how to get started doing business with the federal government. Perhaps the first and most important step would be to get registered on the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. Although it is a fairly simple process, it is also a crucial one. A company’s CCR registration actually conveys as much information in between the lines as it does through what is displayed in plain black and white text. The CCR is basically like your online business card. When government agencies are looking for vendors, CCR is often the first resource they utilize in order to find out what is available. A businesses’ complete contact information is listed on CCR as well as some basic information about the business itself. It is vital that you review your CCR frequently to ensure that the correct information is listed. Contracting Officers are extremely busy and if they are unable to reach your business due to inaccurate contact information, they will simply move on to the next business on the list. In fact, if your CCR information is out of date, you could be missing out on potential opportunities. CCR is also your gateway to opportunity and is a pre-requisite for SBA programs like Hubzone and 8A. Most federal government agencies will not even do business with companies unless they are CCR certified. This is not to say that you cannot do business unless you are on CCR, but those fortunate enough to find work without being on CCR are definitely the

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Military Construction Allied Pacific Builders Discusses its Recent Military Projects By: Jac Perry-Guzman

IDIQ Contract for Roof Repairs on removal/disposal of existing roofing systems and replacements of roofs to have elastomeric roofing system with silicone coatings and insulation, AAFB. William Alicar, President, and his partner Guy Akasaki, founded Allied Pacific Builders, Inc. in 2002. Allied Pacific Builders, Inc. (APB) began as a licensed General Contractor in Hawaii. Within a year, APB became a Small Business Administration Certified 8(a) Program Participant. In 2005, APB entered the Guam construction market to expand its service to the islands and worked the next couple of years on various projects such as the Navy Water Treatment Plant and Department of Defense Activity (DoDEA) Guam High School at Naval Hospital. Subsequently, the company was awarded the

“Guam is to become a major player in US military presence in the Pacific Region, hence the island is to experience an unprecedented growth. Allied Pacific Builders, Inc. with its experiences and resources is ready to team up with federal and local governments as well as the Guam community as a whole and help to make the plan into reality." -William Alicar 18 | APRIL2010

Project leads: • Noel Tolentino – Senior Project Manager • Ariel Balagtas – Project Manager • Mike Santos – Safety Manager • Steven Smith – Superintendent • Ward Aguon – QC/ AutoCAD Operator • Ryan Capati – Site Safety and Health Officer

Roofing Indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) and Security Fencing IDIQ projects for Andersen Air Force Base. APB had more than 400 projects in Guam alone including Military, Commercial, Residential, Local and Federal Contracts. APB’s expertise is with government contracting in Guam and Hawaii. Throughout the years, APB has completed numerous projects, some of them high profile, like the Admiral Housing and US Commander in Chief Pacific (CINPAC) Fleet Head quarters Building in Pearl Harbor. Throughout the years, the company has grown from 2 employees to 65. The growth is a result of the hard work and dedication to the company’s mission statement, “To dedicate as a unified team of professionals, utilizing our knowledge and experience to the forefront of

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construction technology; to exceed clients expectations," and corroboration of efforts regarding safety, systemic construction and financial controls to our bonding, banking and insurance associates. This growth was reflected in 2006 when APB claimed the top position among the fastest 50 small businesses in Hawaii. APB has completed numerous projects over the past few years on Guam at Andersen and at Navy facilities. They have had contracts for Exterior/Interior Finish Systems, Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings, Fluid Applied Waterproofing Systems, Roll-up Doors & Motors, Sliding Doors, Large Vehicle Wash Rack Systems, Security Fencing, Epoxy Coatings & Injections, Housing and Building Roof Repairs, Interior & Exterior Renovations, Structural Steel Erection and Welding, Ventilation Exhaust Stacks, Underground

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Project Leads: • Noel Tolentino – Project Manager • Mike Santos – Safety Manager • Trey Hedrick – QC/ Site Safety & Health Officer • Steve Smith – Superintendent Oil/Water Separators, Corrosion Control Repairs of Water Valves and Water Reservoirs, Fire Hydrant Replacements. At this time APB is working on military contracts such Interior & Exterior Renovations, Roof Repairs, Roofing Repair Analysis, Security Fencing, Supply & Replacements of Pumps, Compressors, Pass Doors, Supply & Installation on a Pre-Engineered Metal Building.

Installation of 15,000 sq ft of Scan Roof Metal Tiles and (2) Installation/welding connection of 172,000 sq ft. of structural steel, AAFES Shopping Center, AAFB

The Andersen Roof Repairs and Roofing Analysis Task Orders (2007-current) IDIQ project will provide an indefinite quantity of supplies or services during a fixed period of time. In the past three years, APB has conducted the roofing analysis for over 370 buildings at 4.5 million sq ft. APB is currently working on more than 800 housing units at 2.6 million sq ft. The roofing analysis requires several months of detailed inspections identifying the existing type of roofing systems, roof area dimensions and thermal graphic detailing for moisture saturation. Another requirement of the analysis is to provide estimated cost for repairs per unit. All data is then transmitted via AutoCad drawings. The objectives of the roof analysis are to identify signs of weakness, deterioration, hazard and areas needing repairs. Roofing List indicates, indicates the facility numbers and areas in square foot measurement. However, it is the Contractor’s responsibility to verify any measurements. The contractor shall contact the respective facility managers

in advance at certain areas for escort and coordination purposes on the Air Base. Another project completed by APB was the construction of Army and Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) Shopping Center, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam (2007-2008). APB was the subcontractor for Watts Constructors. The project included the installation of 15,000 sq ft of Scan Roof Metal Tiles and installation/welding connection of 172,000 sq ft. of structural steel. The original scope of work included the installation of the plywood decking/panels, application of the vapor barrier self adhesive waterproofing system and various metal components. APB received an additional seven change orders during this project from the primary contractor for labor to replace the installed plywood with gypsum roofing board instead; installation various roll-up doors/grilles; fabrication, welding and erection of the mechanical yard structural steel; installation of soffit panels at the main entrance high roof, main entrance canopy and cooler freezer;

William Alicar, President

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Security Fence Installation/Replacement, Andersen Air Force Base and U.S. Naval Installations Removal, Supply and Installation of 14’Exhaust Smoke Stack Replacements, AAFB

and installation of a 46’6” x 51’0” solar screen sun shade. The scope of work included the erection of all bolted and welded structural and non- structural members including their respective bolted connections. From the start of this project, APB showed superior qualities by helping developing an aggressive schedule and plan to meet the needs of the prime contractor. More importantly APB completed the erection on time as agreed without any lost time accident. Throughout the project, APB completed the each scope of work with utmost diligence, expertise and professionalism. APB has the resources and know-how to tackle any project, whether it is small, simple, large or complex and is able to meet the needs of its clients. Another of APB’s local military projects was the IDIQ for Security Fence Installation/Replacement, also at Andersen Air Force Base and U.S. Naval Installations, Guam. This project is for the United

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Project Leads ·         Noel Tolentino – Senior Project Manager ·         Mike Santos – Safety Manager ·         Steven Smith – Superintendent ·         Ward Aguon – QCM/ SSHO ·         Reyes Carlos – Site supervisor

States Air Force but it is currently being utilized by the Department of Navy since there is now a Joint Base Operation. To-date (2006-current) awarded 23 Task Order Contracts (completed and on-going) for security fence replacements at various locations in four years.  More Task Orders are expected this year.  The project provides variable Noel Tolentino, Senior Project Manager width and height of Galvanized or PVC Coated chain link APB provides f e n c e , and installs complete barbed wire on including post, existing fences c o n c r e t e and provides footing, top rail, and installs 3 strands single tension wire Genaro Danilo, General Manager extension arm and other including accessories per corner arm and s p e c i fi c a t i o n other miscellaneous security fencing section 02821. work.  

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WEDGE SOCKET WIRE ROPE TERMINATIONS A monthly crane and rigging informative column for all personnel directly or indirectly involved with crane safety. Each month we will attempt to explain a different technical issue pertaining to crane operations here on Guam, addressing the sometimes overlooked or misunderstood topics by management and operators alike, by Dave Barnhouse

This item is probably the most prevalent and the most critical safety issue found on many cranes here on Guam. Though this may be critical, it is the least difficult discrepancy to abate. The live line of the wire rope must be aligned with the center line of the pin through the straight side of the socket, not the tapered side. Do not secure the dead end of the rope with the live rope, regardless of whether the saddle of the clip is placed on the dead end or the live rope. By doing so, the live rope may be damaged by crimping or the load may be transferred to the dead end. The hoist line termination at a becket is the weakest link in the wire rope and if the termination method is not done properly this connection becomes much weaker than the wire rope itself. I have a file of local company cranes with many photos of wire rope in the becket backwards or the live end clamped improperly and no company on Guam is exempt from this list. I have had the unfortunate opportunity to witness the result of an improper termination in the past, it resulted in a fatality and led me to become much more aware of this important item.

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II will attempt to test your knowledge of crane operations each month in this column with a few questions relating to one of the mentioned topics. These questions will address the weak areas more frequently noted during my classroom operator training and/or the more common discrepancies noted during crane inspections. If your company or subs utilizes cranes whether as owner or renter I invite you to look for

this column each month and test your knowledge. This month’s test quiz is regarding the more common discrepancies found during crane inspections here on Guam and the proper abatement procedures that crane owners, managers, supervisors, and operators should be aware of.

1) What are the five most commonly found discrepancies on mobile cranes here on Guam? 2) Who and what dictates what are discrepancies and how can they be abated? What are the requirements for a crane to be ‘certified’, is it necessary, and who can issue a certification?

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Answers to last month’s test quiz: Question #1: Besides OSHA 1926.550 (Construction) and 1910.180 (General Industry), what other standards are enforceable by law in regards to crane operations? Answer: Though OSHA standards are enforceable by law, other standards are incorporated by reference, making them fully enforceable by law. These include ASME B30.5-1968, (Crawler and Truck cranes), B30.2.0-1967 (Overhead and Gantry), ASME B30.22 (Articulating Booms), PCSA No. 2 (Power Crane and Shovel Association), and SAE J743a-1964 (Sideboom cranes on wheel or crawler tractors). If contractor owned cranes are to be used at a naval activity, EM 385-1-1 and NAVFAC P-307 also will be enforced. The current PCSA and ASME Standards are recommended as guidelines for safe crane operations though cannot be enforced as law.

Question #2: A PCSA (Power Crane and Shovel Association) rating of 12-060, such as illustrated here, means exactly what? Answer: This is simply a crane rating classification system used by PCSA to readily apprise of a general crane rating with one number. The first number group (12) indicates the crane rating radius in feet, for the maximum rated load, with base boom length. The second number group (060) indicates the rated load (expressed in lbs divided by 100), at a 40 foot radius (constant number) at the crane’s direction of least stability. In this example, 12

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foot is the maximum radius possible with maximum rated capacity, 6,000 lbs is capacity at 40 foot radius. A little used classification but crane users and owners should know what a PCSA classification denotes considering it is incorporated by OSHA.

Question #5: OSHA 1926.550 and ASME B30.5 applies to cranes with a minimum capacity of how many tons? Answer: These standards currently apply only to cranes with capacities over 2,000 lbs. The new OSHA proposed rule 1926.1400 will address cranes 2,000 lbs. and under.

Question #3: What standard, if any, would be referenced if calculations for a hydraulic excavator lift capacities were to be performed? Answer: SAE J1097 Oct 80 (Society of Automotive Engineers 1982), Referenced in PCSA No. 2 as well as latest edition.

Question #4: ASME B30.5 1968 is the last edition that OSHA incorporates into 1926.550. True or False Answer: This is true, OSHA has not updated the crane standard since 1970 when the OSH Act was first created and referenced the current ASME standard at that time, ASME B30.5-1968. This ASME standard has been revised a total of 23 times since 1968, the latest version being B30.5-2007. The OSHA proposed rule, 1926.1400, is very comprehensive and more stringent than the latest version of ASME B30.5, bringing about many changes in the crane industry requirements.

Dave Barnhouse resides in Yigo and has been involved with operations, maintenance, operator training, and/or inspections,of cranes since 1969. He is a Certified Environmental Trainer, CHST, NCCCO certified crane operator and practical examiner for all types of mobile cranes and the only OSHA accredited crane inspector on Guam.

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// Author Bio // Ed C. Cruz has worked in the IT Industry for over 10 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and holds many technical certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, Microsoft Certified Professional, and Security+ to name a few. He is a lifelong learner, spending much of his free time conducting research on living efficiently.

Dear TechEd, Your recent articles on web design are great. As a small business owner, I don’t think I can afford the pricey developers or the high-ticket software applications commonly associated with web and graphic design. I do have a staff that is willing to learn and devote a lot of time in learning web design. What can I do about the high cost with web and graphic software? - Lo Cash Flo The good news is that almost every commercial application has an open-source alternative. Just because you lack some dough at present doesn’t mean you can’t proceed forward with your website goals. While these programs will not likely replace any of the fancy, expensive applications, they will certainly do the job. These applications are also very good for the novice user. Most are easy with an intuitive interface that will allow you to accomplish tasks that would otherwise be complicated with its commercial counterpart. Learn the ropes and when your budget and skills improve, dive in and upgrade. Here are a few of my recommendations.

Web Editors

Nvu Nvu (pronounced N-view) is a complete Web Authoring System that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web page editing. Nvu is designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking web site without needing to know HTML or web coding. This closely resembles the most commonly used commercial web applications and is a favorite among many. Find out more at www.net2.com. Amaya Amaya is brought to you by the good guys and gals at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), who work with the public on developing web www.guamcontractors.org

standards. While Amaya has all the bells and whistles of a standard web editor, it does have a learning curve. You should be good to go in no time. Find out all about it at HYPERLINK "http://www.w3.org/amaya" www.w3.org/amaya.

Graphics Applications

GIMPShop The GIMPShop replicates the look and feel of the industry standard commercial application, Adobe Photoshop. These applications are so identical that most Photoshop tutorials can be done with GIMPShop with minimal adjustments. Photoshop users will feel right at home. Find out more at www.gimpshop.com. FastStone Manage all your images in this free image browser, converter and editor. It supports all major graphic formats and has a nice array of features to include image resizing, color adjustment, image comparison and management to name a few. Get yours at www.faststone.org. InkScape This vector graphics editor closely resembles Adobe Illustrator. The learning curve of Illustrator is gone with InkScape as users can start producing vector graphics with ease. This is by far the favorite of all free applications for artists. Work your vector at www.inkscape.org.

Stock Phtotography/Images

Stock.Xchng This is my favorite place to get free images and photos. It has a very user friendly interface with many options to help you find your perfect image. One thing to note is that there are premium images that are available for at a cost. You can’t always find the perfect image for free, so if you can’t do without a certain one, be ready to fork over a few dollars. Browse over to www.sxc.hu and start searching.

Web programming

W3Schools Find all the information you need at W3Schools! They literally have information on all things with web development in various programming languages. Their “Try it yourself” feature gives you the hands-on experience needed to learn quickly and easily. A must for every developer old and new, www.w3schools.org. These are a few of the free applications that will get you on your way without the steep price of commercial applications. I have known some developers who stick with these applications and forgo the commercial ones because of its ease of use. Do what works for you and your current skill set. If you have a website that brings in the customers, who really cares what application you used to build it? It is the outcome that counts! Let me know how these applications are working out for you. If you get stuck, don’t hesitate to drop me a line…

TechEd would like to hear from you! Have a question relating to technology? Have an interesting story to tell? Need some help or advice? Send an email to teched@leaddesign.com. Your question may just get published! I look forward to hearing from all of you.

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MEMBERBENEFITS MEMBERBENEFITS

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Savers Credit

What is the Retirement Savings Contributions Credit (commonly referred to as the “Savers Credit”)? You may be able to take a tax credit if you make eligible contributions to a qualified retirement plan, an eligible deferred compensation plan, or an individual retirement arrangement (IRA). You may be able to take a credit of up to $1,000 (up to $2,000 if filing jointly). This credit would reduce the federal income tax you pay dollar for dollar.

Who can claim credit?

What is an eligible contribution?

How do I claim the credit?

If you make eligible contributions to a qualified retirement plan, an eligible deferred compensation plan, or an IRA, you can claim the credit if all of the following apply.

These amounts may be shown in box 12 of your Form(s) W-2. Eligible contributions include:

You must complete the Form 8880 to determine the rate and amount of the credit you are eligible to receive. Report the credit on line 50 of your Form 1040; line 32 of your Form 1040A; or line 46 of your Form 1040NR and Form 8880 to your current year income tax return.

• You were born before January 23, 1992. • You are not a full-time student. • No one else, such as your parent(s) claims an exemption for you on their tax return. • Your adjusted gross income is not more than: - $55,500 if your filing status is married filing jointly, - $41,625 if your filing status is head of household, or - $27,750 if your filing status is single, married filing separately, or qualifying widow(er).

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• Contributions (other than rollover contributions) to a Traditional or a Roth IRA • Salary reduction contributions (elective deferrals, including amounts designated as after tax Roth contribution) to: - A 401(k) plan [including a SIMPLE 401(k)] - A 403(b) annuity - A governmental 457 plan - A SIMPLE IRA plan - A salary reduction SEP • Contributions to a 501(c)(18)(D) plan • Voluntary after-tax employee contributions to tax-qualified retirement plan or section 403(b) annuity plan. Voluntary does not include contributions made as a condition of employment.

The amount of the credit you can get is based on the contribution you make and your credit rate. Your credit rate can be as low as 10% or as high as 50% of each dollar that you contribute. Your credit rate depends on your income and your filing status. The maximum retirement contribution taken into account is $2,000 per person. On a joint return, up to $2,000 is taken into account for each spouse. Source: http//:www.irs.gov

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AROUNDTHEBENCH AROUNDTHEBENCH

Introducing Simpson Strong-Tie Anchor Systems® GCN150 Gas Actuated Concrete Nailer Gas-actuated fastening is a proven technology that is has become a favorite among contractors for high-volume, light-duty fastening. The Simpson Strong-Tie Anchor Systems® GCN150 Gas-Actuated Concrete Nailer is the ideal tool for attaching light-duty fixtures to concrete, steel, CMU and metal deck. Since the tool does not require electrical cords or pneumatic hoses the GCN150 is extremely portable, increasing productivity. There is minimal training required for tool operation; no certification or operator’s license is required. The GCN150’s dual firing sequence helps ensure operator safety. The tool is easy-to-use, just insert the fuel cell, insert battery, load pins and the tool is ready to use. The GCN150 has a very efficient ignition system that provides complete fuel combustion. This results in a cleaner operating tool which, in turn, results in more tool energy and higher productivity.

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The GCN 150 works well attaching drywall track, hat channel, furring strips, plywood underlayment or curtain walls to steel or concrete. The GDP concrete pins are code listed and are designed to work with the GCN150 Gas-Actuated Concrete Nailer as well as with most major brand gas concrete nailer tools. The plastic collation of the 10-pin strip is a break-away design that minimizes the possibility of a jam.

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ONGUARD ONGUARD

P A C EN The 22 engineers were split in half and assigned at two different sites to work alongside with ten members of the Armed Forces Philippines Army engineers at Apaya Elementary School and with ten airmen of Philippine Air Force Engineers at Caaoacan Elementary. The total international force of 44 engineers worked for diligently for eight straight days from 14~21 Feb 2010 to conduct masonry, carpentry, electrical, and utility infrastructure support to restore two classrooms each at both Apaya and Caaoacan Elementary Schools.

The ENCAP for PA 10-1 targeted two different sites, Apaya and Caaoacan Elementary Schools. The two sites were selected because of the impact it would have on the communities, the timetable for our engagement (8 days BOG), work scope was within the days and dollars fence established by the exercise planner, and provided an aggressive engagement for the engineers to demonstrate capabilities with our host nation counterparts.

The full scope of work included the contracted replacement of the entire roof for the buildings at both schools. The USAF and AFP engineers followed up the contractor to install the complete drop ceilings, installation of all electrical wiring and controls for newly supplied lighting and fan circuits, installation of new three new sanitary sinks, the complete renovation of one restroom facility (to include shower, toilet, and sink

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replacement), demolition of existing /installation of new wall and floor ceramic tile, construction of CMU block walls, construction of a wood wall partition (30’ x 4” x 9’), replacement of three exterior doors, and all finishing work to include painting of . In total, the engineers executed almost $60K USD in contracts, supplies, and materials at both school with well over 3500 man-hours of work invested by the two engineering teams.

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USAF Engineers from Andersen AFB, Guam comprised of 19 reservist out of the 254RHS Guam Air National Guard and three active duty members out of the 554RHS, departed from Guam along with the MEDCAP support team on 13 Feb 10 in support of PACIFIC ANGEL 10-1, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Republic of the Philippines. In its third year of support within the PACOM AOR, the PACIFIC ANGEL MEDCAP and ENCAP missions have conducted CMO operations that have touched the lives of thousands in communities from Cambodia, Timor Leste, Indonesia, and Vietnam .

By: Capt. Frank S. Blaz GUANG Director of Operations 254 REDHORSE

There is one very interesting side note to the work performed at Caaoacan Elementary School. The wing that was repaired during this project was originally constructed under the Marcos Administration with the assistance of funds provided by the United States government for the purpose of educational support in the Republic of the Philippines. The plaque was saved and remounted to one of the exterior doors that were installed as part of our construction.

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Communication

Industry, not just the construction industry, has a serious communications problem because too few people truly understand the meaning of effective communication. Never mind effective; it appears too many people don’t understand what communication is. There is no communication until the recipient hears and understands the message because up until that point, it’s just noise. The problem is that when most people don’t think their message is getting through, they increase the amount of noise. In contrast, Stephen R. Covey, in his best-selling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, listed the fifth habit as “seek first to understand, then to be understood.” What’s important to understand is that when someone wants to communicate, the person can’t ignore the fact that other people may have a different perception and perspective of the situation.

Most people would probably agree that for someone to understand a problem, he must have enough information, knowledge and expertise in the related area to comprehend it. In other words, it’s important that the speaker knows if the recipient’s range of perception is capable of dealing with the issues. So when management talks down to employees, should anyone be surprised when employees often don’t hear the message? The same can be said when attempting to communicate with clients. While clients are usually successful in their own area of expertise, they don’t necessarily have the knowledge or expertise to hear and understand the contractors’ or designers’ messages. Compounding the problem is the fact that people tend to hear what they expect or want to hear. This is demonstrated all the time when someone gives

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a speech on television. People on opposite sides of the issue being discussed often hear totally different comments and respond differently to the message. This indicates that at least one segment of the audience is not hearing or understanding the message. The key to breaking through this barrier is demonstrating to the recipient that “this is something different.” However, this takes trust and respect. This probably explains why politicians have trouble bridging this gap. Unfortunately, contractors aren’t much better because there are many clients who don’t trust the construction industry or its representatives. To overcome this barrier, the industry is going to have reestablish its credibility not by talking about it, but by its actions. This process starts with sitting down with client in an honest effort to understand the client’s problems and learn what he expects to see and hear from the industry. This doesn’t mean the industry should ignore its issues. It must find solutions to its problems that fit with the client’s perspective or change the client’s perspective through information that the client believes. This isn’t going to be easy, but it must be done. Telling someone who is cold that it isn’t cold doesn’t convince that person that she isn’t cold. One must create a dialogue where there is an exchange of ideas. We must give up trying to convince the other side it is wrong. The message has to be presented in a way that fits the client’s values and purpose, or the message will go unheard. However, when this is accomplished, it becomes a very powerful message. It’s also important to understand that the more information one is attempting to express, the more difficult it is to have

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effective communication. Therefore, we need to pare down the message. We must transfer only the information that is absolutely needed. The advice of Albert Einstein seems appropriate: “Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler.” Last month the author wrote that Peter Sanderson said he could have built the $230 million St. Anthony Falls Bridge in less than 11.5 months if he could have gotten answers faster. Despite the aggressive schedule and the fact that everyone was colocated, the transfer of information still hampered the process. The less information needed, the easier communication is. Effective communication is in harmony with effective leadership. Effective leadership aligns the human resources then lets them do their job, thus minimizing the amount of information that must be transferred. This approach requires the various levels to communicate essential information that both parties are capable of understanding, thus making the communication effective.

By: Ted Garrison, president of Garrison Associates, is a catalyst for change. As a consultant, author and speaker he provides breakthrough strategies for the construction industry by focusing on critical issues in leadership, project management, strategic thinking, strategic alliances and marketing. He can be reached at 800-861-0874 or by email at Growing@TedGarrison.com. For further information see his web page at www.TedGarrison.com. www.guamcontractors.org


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April 2010 New Members: Contractor: AMES Corporation 2334 3rd Ave. North, St.Petersburg, FL 33713 GCA Contact: Ryan Hash, Rolando Watley Email: ryan.hash@ames-satoc.com ; rolando.watley@ames-satoc.com Ph: (980) 229-8518/(704) 576-7676 Fax: (877) 455-5546 Description: Environmental, Construction, Demolition Brique Construction, Inc. P.O. Box 6626 Tamuning, GU 96931 GCA Contact: Byung Chul Kim Email: briqueinc@gmail.com Ph: (671) 637-4059/65 Fax: (671) 632-3276 Description: General Contractors Ella Builders PMB 290 136 D Kayen Chando Dededo, GU 96929 GCA Contact: Eliseo Gomez Email: ellabuilders@guam.net Ph: (671)632-1428 Description: General Contractors

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Fastenal Company 215 Rojas Street Unit 125 Tamuning, GU 96913 GCA Contact: Dustin Reiman Email: gutam@stores.fastenal.com Ph: (671) 648-1406 Fax: (671) 648-1408 Description: Industrial and Construction Supplies

Small Business Development & Consulting P.O. Box 7929 Tamuning, Guam 96931 GCA Contact: Frank Crisostomo Email: sbdc@ite.net Ph: (671) 688-9000 Description: Business Development Consulting

Mac & Marti P.O. Box 12861 Tamuning, GU 96931 GCA Contact: Kat Martinez Email: macnmartiguam@gmail.com Ph: (671) 647-1879 Fax: (671) 646-6907 Description: Cigar Lounge / Bar / Tavern

Stone Craft Kitchens & Bath P.O. Box 22943 Barrigada, Guam 96921 GCA Contact: Crystine Polk Email: crystinepolk@msn.com Ph: (671) 777-2797 Description: Kitchen & Bath remodeling, Granite Countertops

Malayan Towage & Salvage Corporation – Land Based Manning Division 1026 Cabras Highway Suite 114 Piti, GU 96915 GCA Contact: Tim Gray / Paul Blas Email: tcggray@apcphil.com plblas@seabridgeguam.com Ph: (671) 477-5038 Fax: (671) 477-6206

Surveyors Supply Company Inc. 94-356 Ukee Street Waipahu, HI 96797 GCA Contact: Keith Grittner Email: keith@surveyorshawaii.com Ph: (808) 676-7944 Fax: (808) 676-5488 Description: Surveying, Layout & Construction Supplies

Haas Insulation 819 Moowaa St., Suite 105 Honolulu, HI 96817 GCA Contact: Aaron Wallen Email: awallen@haasinsulation.net Ph: (808) 845-0775 Fax: (808) 845-0684 Description: Insulation, Fireproofing, Fire stopping, Roofing, Drywall, EFS JMC Equipment 312 Pacha Drive Ipan, GU 96915 GCA Contact: Corey Paulino Email: jmcequip@teleguam.net Ph: (671) 632-45967676 Fax: (671) 637-2449 Description: Site preparation contractor Kayar Construction, LLC 819 Moowaa Street Suite 102 Honolulu, HI 96817 GCA Contact: Kevin Respecki Email: kevinr@kayarconstruction.com Ph: (808) 848-8482 Fax: (808) 356-1080 Description: Wall and ceiling contractor Kleinfelder, Inc. 4670 Willow Road Suite 100 Pleasanton, CA GCA Contact: Kris Johnson Email: kjjohnson@kleinfelder.com Ph: (925) 925-766-9446 Fax: (925) 484-5838 Description: Engineering & Environmental RYK Construction P.O. Box 9488 Tamuning, GU 96931 GCA Contact: Steven Kim Email: skim@rykconstruction.com Ph: (671) 797-6789 Fax: (671) 646-3888 Description: General Contractor

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Guam Contractors' Assn. Monthly Construction News Bulletin is Guam's official construction news publication.

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