National Park Service

Repair to Kalaupapa Dock Structure Recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Hawai’i

Photo of the Kalaupapa Dock Structure at Kalaupapa National Historic Park, Hawai’i.

NPS Photo

Repair to the Kalaupapa Dock Structure at
Kalaupapa National Historic Park, Hawai’i.

February 2013

The project to repair the Kalaupapa Dock Structure received a 2013 Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Hawai’i. The project was managed and contracted by the Denver Service Center and was completed in August 2012 in partnership with Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Pacific West Region, the Hawai’i State Department of Health, and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers.

“The Denver Service Center is proud of each and every one of our projects. We, along with our partners and contractors, are honored to be recognized with such a prestigious award,” said Sam Whittington, Denver Service Center Director.

Nearly all supplies necessary to sustain the Kalaupapa community are transported via barge delivery. The dock to receive these shipments was deteriorating due to intense wave action over several winters. The project consisted of design and construction of critical repairs to the damaged low dock, bulkhead wall, and breakwater. During the process the staff at Kalaupapa National Historical Park engaged the Kalaupapa Community in the planning process, and focused on
safeguarding sensitive environmental resources while honoring the facilities’ historical and social significance.