Past 3 Years Experience 

3.1 - Research and Development Support

ESI -- Example Projects:

  • Identification of Unknown Compounds for Remedial Action Operations (RAO) at Petroleum, Oils, and Lubricants (POL) Pipeline, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaiʻi

    • ESI chemists investigated extracts of groundwater samples to identify an interfering compound that was indicating contamination of groundwater with diesel range organics at levels above regulatory criteria and project specific clean-up goals.

  • Removal Action and Multi-Increment® Sampling Approach to PCB Release Response Assessment at Grace Pacific Former Aggregate Processing Facility, Makakilo, Hawaiʻi

    • ESI compared the traditional discrete soil sampling methodology and the Multi-Increment® Sampling (MIS) approach at a PCB release site to probe whether the two methods would lead to similar decisions at comparable costs.

  • Petroleum Product Analysis and Forensics - Mid Pac Petroleum Mauka Fuel Terminal, Kaunakakai, Molokaʻi

    • ESI conducted sampling and forensic analysis of petroleum product at a fuel terminal to attempt to identify the nature of the product that seeps out of the ground periodically.

  • Chemical Forensics – Red Hill Well with High pH

    • ESI researched groundwater conditions to identify the cause of high concentrations of acetone detected in one well during quarterly groundwater sampling.



3.2 - Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support

ESI -- Environmental Engineering

Example Projects:

  • Remedial Investigation (RI)/FS for NAVFAC Hawaii, Halawa Main Gate, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaiʻi

    • ESI was responsible for managing and conducting an RI of storm drain systems at five buildings within the Halawa Main Gate area of the Pearl Harbor Naval Complex.

  • Engineering Design and Remediation - Phillips 66 Service Station, Aiea, Hawaiʻi

    • ESI was responsible for developing, designing, and installing a multi-phase extraction remedial system for a service station that, at one time, may have had over 7 feet of free-phase gasoline floating on the groundwater.

  • Environmental Assessment, Management, and Construction, Kalaeloa Asphalt Terminal, Kapolei, Hawaiʻi

    • ESI assisted GLP Asphalt with the construction of the Kalaeloa Asphalt Terminal, beginning with the conceptual design and scoping of the terminal construction and preparation of an Environmental Assessment [EA]. In addition to assistance with the environmental aspects of the project, ESI provided testimony before the City Council, developed the facility Health and Safety Program, managed and oversaw installation of the terminal’s fuel delivery system, and provided assistance with obtaining land use permits. Following the completion of construction, ESI provided environmental field oversight during the initial deliveries of asphalt from asphalt tanker ships. The terminal construction project received an Engineering Excellence Award in 2010.

  • Engineering Design and Remediation - Former ConocoPhillips Bulk Fuel Terminal, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

    • ESI was the primary environmental consultant responsible for guiding the former ConocoPhillips bulk fuel terminal property through the State of Hawaiʻi, Department of Health Voluntary Response Program (from demolition of the former fuel terminal to the construction of the Lowe’s HIW retail store and through long-term monitoring).

InSynergy -- Mechanical, Electrical, Fire Protection, and Telecommunications Engineering

  • Replace Chiller Bldg 654 and Replace Window Air Conditioners Bldg 2110H, Hickam Field, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaiʻi

    • Preparing Design-Build RFP contract documents to replace the existing water cooled rotary screw chiller with energy efficient variable frequency drive (VFD) water cooled chillers at Building 654; replace the existing chilled water pump with two chilled water pumps; connect new chillers, pumps, and VFD to the existing DDC system; and provide testing and balancing of the new chiller plant. For Building 2110H, InSynergy removed the eight existing window air conditioners and provided new variable refrigerant flow (VRF) split system and related appurtenances to air condition the office and support spaces.

  • Various DLA POL Projects, Marine Corps Base Hawaiʻi, Kāneʻohe, Hawaiʻi

    • Providing engineering design services to prepare a Design-Build Request for Proposal (RFP) construction package for various projects at MCBH, including verifying work for the following projects:  Repair Truck Load Facility, Facility 1254; Repair JP-8 Truck Offload, Facility 1254; Truck Load Offload Facility 6504; 6479A & B Pump House; and Replace Aboveground Storage Tanks, Facilities 6496, 6506-1, -2, -3, -4, -5, 6745.

  • Repair Pump, Motor, & Concrete Pump Structure, Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi

    • This project replaced the existing pumps/motors and provided safe entry into the concrete structures at Facilities 519 thru 527, where each facility contains a 50,000 gallon underground storage tank (UST).

  • Dry Dock No. 2 Pumpwell Structural/General Repairs, Pearl Harbor, Hawaiʻi

    • This project included overhauling Main Pumps 1 and 4 and Main Pump Motor 3; improvements of the pump well ventilation; removal and replacement of the existing sewage tank, including sewage pumps; installing venting system to remove trapped air in the suction chamber; and providing check valve to prevent sea water from backflowing into the pipe discharge outfall. Also providing electrical work to support the pre-testing, removal, overhaul, installation, and testing of the vertical motors driving the existing Dry Dock No. 2 Main Pump No. 1, Main Pump No. 3, and Main Pump No. 4 and associated appurtenances.

  • Study to Repair & Upgrade Existing Fuel Oil Recovery Facility (FORFAC), Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaiʻi

    • Prepared an engineering study to provide a new fuel multi-additive injector at NAVSUP FLCPH fuel Valve Station 1C. The new system must have three separate additive tanks with capacity up to 500 gallons each, and must be installed on a bypass line to inject additive into one JP-8 fuel line from Hotel Pier, one JP-8 fuel line from the refinery, and the JP-8 fuel lines to both the Underground Pumphouse and Upper Tank Farm.

  • Mechanical and Electrical Upgrades, Building 250, Makalapa, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaiʻi

    • Mechanical and electrical engineering design work to implement Energy Savings Measures (ESM’s) to reduce energy utility costs for Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Energy conservation measures that were evaluated included replacing the existing air cooled chillers with high efficiency variable speed magnetic bearing air cooled chillers; converting the chilled water pumping system to a variable flow system; providing a variable frequency drive on the only VAV air handling unit that has not been fitted with a VFD; replacing the existing air cooled DX packaged air conditioning unit serving the existing UPS room with a new chilled water AHU; replacing the existing air cooled DX packaged ACU serving the existing Admiral’s Office with a new chilled water AHU; and utilizing heat pumps to replace hot water heaters in in the mechanical rooms.

  • Repair Buildings 250, 290, and 251 Lighting & HVAC, Makalapa, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaiʻi

    • Prepared a Design-Bid-Build construction package to replace two 100-ton air-cooled chillers with two 120-ton high efficiency air-cooled chillers with variable speed compressors at Building 250 & 290; convert the existing constant volume chilled water system to a variable flow system; improve air conditioning to the basement office areas, vault, and server rooms; replace the existing air-cooled packaged Direct Expansion (DX) system serving the UPS room with an energy-efficient chilled water AHU; and retrofit of 254 incandescent luminaires with LED lamps and retrofit of 1000 fluorescent luminaires by replacing with 2-lamp LED troffers. For Building 251, InSynergy replaced the DX split systems with new high efficiency systems; replaced one 15-ton computer room air conditioning system with a high efficiency system; replaced the existing 500 kVA dry pack transformer with NEMA premium efficiency dry pack transformer; modified existing domestic hot water system to utilize solar water heating or energy efficient pumps; and replaced approximately 672 fluorescent light fixtures with two lamp LED troffer type fixtures.

  • Facility Upgrades, Buildings 214 and 214A, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaiʻi

    • Served as the Prime Consultant to provide mechanical, electrical, architectural, structural, and environmental engineering design work to provide Design-Build Request for Proposal (DB RFP) documents for various air conditioning and control upgrades at Buildings 214/214A.  Buildings 214/214A has a combined area of 218,335 sf and is composed of the Electrical, Electronics, and Calibration Shop. 

  • Repair Buildings 1770 and 988H Lighting and HVAC, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaiʻi

    • Providing mechanical, fire protection, and electrical engineering design work to provide Design-Bid-Build (DBB) documents for lighting and HVAC repairs.  In Building 988H, we are connecting chilled water pumps to DDC to run one pump at a time; installing VFD chilled water pumps; connecting AHU 4 and 5 to DDC; installing VFDs on AHUs 1 and 2; installing by-pass damper for AHU3 to close off when unit is not in use; and installing occupancy sensors and programmed start ballasts. Repair work includes repairing pipe insulation on the air cooled condenser; replacing VAV damper controls; cleaning condenser coils on chillers and condensers; reprogramming the chiller compressor staging; replacing insulation on AHU3; replacing the outside air grille for AHU 2; and retro-commissioning the HVAC system. For Building 1770, we are replacing non-deteriorated lighting system; improving AHU 6 wit h a reduced cfm for Room 1022 and adding supply/return duct to Room 1021 to replace window AC units; installing modulating OA dampers on AHUs 6, 7, and 9; installing DDC points on the chillers; and installing an AC unit for the server room.

  • Empty, Cap, and Secure Underground Storage Tanks and Piping for Diesel Purification Plant, Building 60, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaiʻi

    • Preparation of a Design-Build (DB) Request for Proposal (RFP) construction package to verify the work required to drain, flush, cap, and secure eight field-constructed underground storage tanks, associated piping, pumps, manways and ancillary equipment located at the Diesel Purification Plant; document the existing conditions; provide temporary ventilation and lighting; measures for safe entry; and all utility, site work, fire protection system, POL line systems, pavements, parking, demolition.

  • Replace Chillers at Bldg 71, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Hawaiʻi

    • Provided design and engineering services to replace Chiller No. 1 and No. 2 with new high efficiency centrifugal chillers; replace the existing dual compressor Chiller No. 2 with new high efficiency centrifugal chiller with variable frequency drive (VFD); replace existing condenser water pumps with new energy efficient pumps; replace existing fan motors on the cooling towers with new motors with VFD and DDC controller; and connect all new chiller plant equipment to the existing Automated Logic DDC system.

  • HVAC System Repairs Buildings 1634 & 1635, Marine Corps Base Hawaiʻi, Kāneʻohe, Hawaiʻi

    • Prepared Design-Bid-Build documents for various air conditioning and control upgrades at Buildings 1634 and 1635. Scope of work included replacing room VAV boxes with appropriate sized boxes and/or components as necessary to restore full functionality; replace inoperative VFD on AHU-1 and AHU-2 in Building 1634 and reduce duct static pressure; and connect the VFDs for AHU-1, -2, -3, and -4 in both buildings to the Automated Logic DDC system.



3.9 - System Safety Engineering Support

Example Projects:

  • Project-Specific Safety Plan (Engineering Design and Remediation) - Former ConocoPhillips Bulk Fuel Terminal, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

    • This complex project was one of the largest remedial projects undertaken in Hawaiʻi. With a project of this magnitude, safety was a significant concern. During the site demolition and assessment activities, remedial excavation work, and operation of the thermal desorption unit, there were numerous pieces of heavy equipment (e.g., loaders, excavators, backhoes, bulldozers, dump trucks, water trucks), subcontractor personnel, and ESI personnel onsite on any given day over an extended period.

  • Noise Survey - Honu You Hawaiian Spa, Kailua, Hawaiʻi

    • ESI conducted a noise survey at a commercial spa on the ground floor of a two-story wooden structure.


3.11 - Quality Assurance (QA) Support

ESI -- Example Project:

  • RI for NAVFAC Hawaii, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaiʻi

    • While conducting an RI of storm drain systems at 13 sites within the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, ESI implemented a thorough quality system in accordance with the QMP that fulfilled Navy requirements.


3.18 - Training Support

ESI -- Example Projects:

  • Best Management Practices Training for Materials & Waste - Grace Pacific, LLC - All Facilities 

    • ESI prepared a training outline and presentation materials for multi-facility training of staff and management. The training was conducted onsite across the state.

  • Lead Awareness Training - Grace Pacific, LLC

    • ESI prepared a training outline and presentation materials for multi-facility training of staff and management. The training was conducted onsite across the state.


3.20 - Program Support

ESI -- Example Projects:

  • Support and Implement Environmental Program, including Environmental Management Systems, Compliance, and Recycling for Army Reserve Installations in Alaska, Hawaiʻi, Guam, Saipan, and American Samoa

    • ESI provided onsite staff to manage the ISO 14001 EMS program for the Army Reserves 9th Regional Readiness Command.

  • Environmental Compliance, Grace Pacific, LLC Facilities - Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, and Hawaiʻi

    • ESI prepares storm water pollution control (SWPC), Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC), and emergency response plans; and conducts storm water sampling and facility compliance inspections as part of the design and implementation tasks for a corporate-wide Environmental Management System. ESI has also prepared discharge permits for construction and industrial activities (NPDES permits) for numerous projects and facilities throughout the state, from 2001 to the present.


3.22 - Public Affairs and Multimedia Support

ESI Projects:

  • Since public involvement is required by CERCLA provisions at specific stages of response actions, the Navy has established Restoration Advisory Boards (RABs) in an effort to expand community involvement in decisions about cleanup at military installations. ESI has supported the Navy and Marine Corps by providing logistical, technical, and document support to facilitate numerous RAB meetings as well as published public meetings under CERCLA and State of Hawaii programs. ESI’s responsibilities included: preparing project summary fact sheets and slide shows, reserving public meeting rooms, advertising for the RAB meeting in the local newspaper, mailing invitation packages, maintaining and updating distribution lists, providing/operating supplies and equipment for the meetings, and transcribing the RAB meeting minutes. ESI has worked with the NAVFAC Hawaii Public Affairs Officer to support the Navy’s communication goals.

  • In coordination with the State Department of Health, ESI professionals have developed Public Participation Plans under the Voluntary Response Program (VRP) for two separate large projects on Oʻahu. The Public Participation Plan provides an opportunity for the public to be actively involved in the VRP project. ESI’s responsibilities included: compiling a mailing list, preparing project summary fact sheets, advertising for the public meetings in the local newspaper, publishing a Notice of Availability, providing technical expertise during the meetings, and preparing a summary of the transcript of the meeting.