BYU Math and Science Building

About This Project

Creative Partition Systems was contracted by Okland Construction to build a multi-story building as part of BYU Hawaii’s expansion. The first floor is comprised of anatomy and ecology classrooms, a general chemistry laboratory, an exterior laboratory, and a dry storage area. The second floor includes classrooms for biochemistry, physical science, and general biology. The third floor has a math laboratory, an informal learning room, conference room, and additional classrooms. Lastly, the mechanical room and attic space are located on the roof level. The contract amount was $2.7 million and was completed within a 12-month span. Project staff include project manager Almendras Gapuz, project assistant Natalie Uchida, superintendent Alapati Sula, foremen Ferdinand Pasion and Mathis Mariano, taper foreman Melchor Tanap, and plasterer foreman Tysen Ah Nee.


Some of the fascinating features CPS performed includes the wood grill ceiling in the hallways, Decoustic panels at the lower and high entry areas, and the scripture wall, the main centerpiece of the building made with glass-fiber-reinforced concrete that expresses an imperative scripture of the Mormon religion.


The most challenging aspect of this project was CPS’ exposure to the “delegated design” process. This meant the design responsibility was transferred to CPS for some aspects of the project’s design and the success of this was due to constant and clear communication between all parties of the project.


As the key player on this project, CPS’ scope of work consists of light gauge metal framing, Gypsum wallboard assembly, insulation, Exterior Insulation Finish System (EIFS), acoustical ceiling panels with Axiom trims and linear wood ceiling panels, and GFRC scriptural panels.



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