December 23, 2015 | Source:

Honolulu-based Group 70’s Tahiti Mahana project secures international backing

The Tahiti Mahana Beach Resort and Spa has reached a new milestone on Saturday, with French Polynesia President Edouard Fritch signing a memorandum of understanding with an international group of investors assembled in effort led by Honolulu architecture firm, Group 70 International. Group 70 won the design competition for the 130-acre project in July 2014. For...

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December 9, 2015 | Source:

University of Hawaii law school plans to undergo expansion, upgrade

The University of Hawaii Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law plans to undergo a renovation and expansion as part of its master plan to accommodate its growth, according to public documents. The master plan includes increasing the floor area of the law school to 134,000 square feet from 85,000 square feet, renovating the law library...

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October 23, 2015 | Source:

Medium Business Finalist: Group 70 International Inc.

Q&A   What concrete steps do your senior leaders take to create a great work environment for all employees? Group 70 is founded on the belief that each and every employee has a significant role in the future of our firm. With that as a guiding principal, our leadership has taken the following steps toward making...

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October 20, 2015 | Source:

Hawaii construction job growth continues slow recovery, First Hawaiian Bank economist says

Despite not living up to expectations during the past several years, Hawaii's construction sector is finally showing signs of stronger growth, reaching double-digit percentage growth in completed activity in 2015, according to Jack Suyderhoud, economic advisor for First Hawaiian Bank. “For five years, we have been anticipating that construction would start to contribute to overall growth,...

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October 7, 2015 | Source:

Good Neighbor – Paul Matsuda

Raising a family in a safe home is a struggle for many in Hawaii, and that’s something Group 70 International’s principal and director of civil engineering Paul Matsuda, P.E., LEED AP, hopes to change.   Read full article here

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October 6, 2015 | Source:

Hawaii Film Studio to receive $3.5 million makeover

An outdated facility that brings in millions of dollars to the state is about to get a much-needed makeover. Last December, then-Gov. Neil Abercrombie released $3.5 million to improve the state-owned Hawaii Film Studio. KHON2 has learned the work is now finally out to bid. At the foot of Diamond Head, you’ll find the Hawaii Film...

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October 3, 2015 | Source:

10th annual Canstruction contest benefits Hawaii Foodbank

Ten teams of local architects, builders and allied design and engineering professionals are “canstructing” fanciful giant structures made up entirely of cans of food in the 10th annual Canstruction competition at Pearlridge Center. Members of the public are invited to participate by voting for their favorite canned-food structures by visiting the shopping mall — you get...

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October 1, 2015 | Source: Building Industry Hawaii

Building a Legacy in Glass and Concrete

Schools shape students’ lifetime achievements, and Hawaii Baptist Academy’s new Learning Center and high school classroom building, designed by Group 70 International Inc. and constructed by Ralph S. Inouye Co. Ltd., is expected to inspire young and enquiring minds for years to come.   Read full article here.

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September 23, 2015 | Source:

Sustainable School Earns LEED Gold in Hawaii

Hawaii Baptist Academy’s new Art and Science Building has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) this month. The project has been designed by Honolulu-based Group 70 International, which ranks as Hawaii’s largest locally owned design firm. The group is currently pioneering the state’s green school scene by designing the most...

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September 16, 2015 | Source:

Hawaii Film Studio set for multimillion-dollar facelift next year

With more than four decades of history behind it, the Hawaii Film Studio is set to undergo a partial facelift within the next year as a part of a phased effort to repair and update the Honolulu facility's dated infrastructure. "The Hawaii Film Studio is an aging facility — more than 20 years since the sound...

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