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NAVFAC Hawaii Seabees Build New Ramps for Child Development Center

By CE2 (SCW) Seth Weaver, Public Works Department, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Seabee Division

Two New Ramps Built at Wahiawa Child Development Center

Seabees from NAVFAC Hawaii Public Works Department Seabee Division and Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 303 worked together to construct two American Disability Act compliant ramps, March 23. The new ramps will allow personnel to enter and exit the facility more safely. (U.S. Navy photo by CEC (SCW) Rolando Cayetano/160323-N-OF713-820)

Seabees from NAVFAC Hawaii Public Works Department Seabee Division and Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 303 worked together to construct two American Disability Act (ADA) compliant ramps for the Wahiawa Child Development Center aboard Naval Computer Telecommunication Area Master Station Wahiawa, Hawaii. The new ramps will allow personnel to enter and exit the facility more safely.

“This project enables these young Seabees to enhance their basic skills and knowledge for future more complex endeavors,” said Chief Construction Electrician (SCW) Rolando Cayetano, NAVFAC Hawaii Seabee division head.

The two ADA-compliant ramps will replace older ones that were primarily used to exit the facility during monthly fire drills. The new ramps will allow participants in the Wahiawa Child and Youth Programs to use the ramps on a more regular basis regardless of age, disability or physical limitation, and it provides an added layer of safety for users as well.

Construction of the first ramp, a joint effort between Seabees from NAVFAC Hawaii Public Works Department and CBMU 303, was completed in late March.

NAVFAC Hawaii Seabees Second ADA Ramp for CDC

BU3 Michael Trinh and EACN Molitau Faumuina Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii Seabees, surveyed and sighted the proper elevation for the second Wahiawa Child Development Center American Disability Act compliant ramp, April 6. The new ramp will improve accessibility to the facility by anyone regardless of age, disability or physical limitation. (U.S. Navy photo by CE2 (SCW) Seth Weaver/160404-N-OF713-001)


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