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Bob Hope / Amelia Earhart Elementary School

Gilbane Team Builds New School Construction Project in Okinawa, Japan

The U.S. Army District, Japan awarded Gilbane a $72 million project for construction of the new Bob Hope/Amelia Earhart Elementary School at the Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan. The existing Amelia Earhart Intermediate and Bob Hope Primary Schools were both constructed in 1980 and did not meet 21st Century Education Facilities Specifications, as well as contained infrastructure that was outdated, failing, and in need of urgent repair and replacement.

The new school consolidated these facilities into a 194,692-SF two-story complex, which complies with LEED and EPACT; provides new water/sewer, electrical, and mechanical utilities; improves associated roads, sidewalks, and parking; and meets anti-terrorism/force protection, low impact development, and environmental impact standards.