Radford High School

On April 29, 2016, the Navy completed work to restore the football field at Radford High School. 

Here are the facts:

  • The Navy expended $9.2 million of specially designated federal environmental restoration funds.
  • Work performed by the Navy included:
    • hired the school/DOE’s requested turf subcontractor
    • installed sod (not merely hydroseeding or grass plugs) to complete the field restoration faster;
    • selected upgraded type of grass at the school/DOE facilities’ request
    • graded and shaped the field before installing the sod in accordance with DOE's specific request;
    • extended the initial sod maintenance period by the DOE's requested turf company from 30 days to 60 days, which included mowing/fertilizing; aerating and top dressing the field (leveling the field with sand). 
    • removed the field's old bleachers, installed a new concrete pad for DOE to install new bleachers, and power washed the new bleachers for immediate use.
  • Photos taken on April 27 show a green and smooth field. The State DOE has had the responsibility to maintain the field since late April.

"We have a deep and abiding relationship with Radford High School, whose namesake is Admiral William Radford, a Navy hero during and after World War II. Over nearly two years the Navy spent approximately $9.2 million remediating the field and track area at the school under an Environmental Restoration, Navy (ERN) project. The Navy completed work on the field utilizing the State Department of Education's (DOE) recommended turf contractor, including additional work requested by DOE, in late April. The Navy completed the football field portion of the work at or above standards set forth in the Department of Defense Unified Facility Criteria for football fields. At the final inspection on April 27, 2016, Navy's construction manager, Navy remedial project manager, and Hawaiian Turfgrass owner advised DOE personnel to provide proper maintenance and weekly mowing. Proper turf maintenance would have evened out natural field undulations over time. DOE acknowledged in a letter to Navy Region Hawaii that DOE had assumed responsibility for taking care of the field. After a careful review and several inspections, the Navy is confident we not only met the contractual agreement, but also provided services above and beyond what was initially requested." 

  • PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (Feb. 12, 2016) Navy's contractor, Cape Environmental Management Inc., began scraping vegetation and weeds and placing new top soil on Radford High School's football field the week of Feb. 8. Approximately 800 tons of top soil will be placed on the field prior to laying 80,000 sq. ft. Bermuda TifGrand sod.  (U.S. Navy photo by Denise Emsley, NAVFAC Hawaii Public Affairs/Released)
  • PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (Feb. 12, 2016) Navy's contractor, Cape Environmental Management Inc., began scraping vegetation and weeds and placing new top soil on Radford High School's football field the week of Feb. 8. Approximately 800 tons of top soil will be placed on the field prior to laying 80,000 sq. ft. Bermuda TifGrand sod.  (U.S. Navy photo by Denise Emsley, NAVFAC Hawaii Public Affairs/Released)
  • PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (Feb. 12, 2016) Personnel are using a laser level to make sure Radford High School's football field is properly graded. The field's crown will rise approximately 1 ft. above the side-lines, enhancing drainage. (U.S. Navy photo by Denise Emsley, NAVFAC Hawaii Public Affairs/Released)
  • PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (Feb. 12, 2016) On Feb. 12, the project manager of Navy contractor, Cape Environmental Management Inc., points out the black line on the track curb identifying the correct level for top soil, leaving 2 inches for placement of fresh sod. (U.S. Navy photo by Denise Emsley, NAVFAC Hawaii Public Affairs/Released)
  • PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (Feb. 17, 2016) On Feb. 17, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii’s Commanding Officer Capt. Dean Tufts discusses field preparations with Navy personnel and Cape Environmental Management, Inc.’s project manager while viewing the first day of sod placement on Radford High School’s football field. (U.S. Navy photo by Denise Emsley, NAVFAC Hawaii Public Affairs/Released)
  • PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (Feb. 17, 2016) Seventy-four rolls of Bermuda TifGrand sod, a special grass for sporting fields, were placed on Radford High School’s football field Feb. 17. A total of 200 rolls of sod will be delivered to complete the work. Once in place, the sod will be fertilized, watered and mowed for the first 30 days. Then, during the second month, for 2-3 days the grass will be aerated and top dressed and then continued to be fertilized, watered and mowed, making sure it properly takes root. The Navy anticipates turning over the completed field to the Department of Education in mid-April. (U.S. Navy photo by Denise Emsley, NAVFAC Hawaii Public Affairs/Released)
  • PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (Feb. 17, 2016) On Feb. 17, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii’s Commanding Officer Capt. Dean Tufts discusses field preparations with Navy personnel and Cape Environmental Management, Inc.’s project manager while viewing the first day of sod placement on Radford High School’s football field. (U.S. Navy photo by Denise Emsley, NAVFAC Hawaii Public Affairs/Released)
  • PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (Feb. 17, 2016) Seventy-four rolls of Bermuda TifGrand sod, a special grass for sporting fields, were placed on Radford High School’s football field Feb. 17. A total of 200 rolls of sod will be delivered to complete the work. Once in place, the sod will be fertilized, watered and mowed for the first 30 days. Then, during the second month, for 2-3 days the grass will be aerated and top dressed and then continued to be fertilized, watered and mowed, making sure it properly takes root. The Navy anticipates turning over the completed field to the Department of Education in mid-April. (U.S. Navy photo by Denise Emsley, NAVFAC Hawaii Public Affairs/Released)
  • PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (Feb. 17, 2016) On Feb. 17, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii’s Commanding Officer Capt. Dean Tufts discusses field preparations with Navy personnel and Cape Environmental Management, Inc.’s project manager while viewing the first day of sod placement on Radford High School’s football field. (U.S. Navy photo by Denise Emsley, NAVFAC Hawaii Public Affairs/Released)
  • PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (Feb. 17, 2016) Seventy-four rolls of Bermuda TifGrand sod, a special grass for sporting fields, were placed on Radford High School’s football field Feb. 17. A total of 200 rolls of sod will be delivered to complete the work. Once in place, the sod will be fertilized, watered and mowed for the first 30 days. Then, during the second month, for 2-3 days the grass will be aerated and top dressed and then continued to be fertilized, watered and mowed, making sure it properly takes root. The Navy anticipates turning over the completed field to the Department of Education in mid-April. (U.S. Navy photo by Denise Emsley, NAVFAC Hawaii Public Affairs/Released)
  • PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (Feb. 17, 2016) Cape Environmental Management Inc.’s  subcontractor Hawaii Turfgrass will install a total of 200, 4 ft. by 100 ft. rolls of Bermuda TifGrand sod at Radford High School. The slope of the grass sod being placed on the school's football field was laser-leveled and graded so that the crown will rise approximately 1 ft. above the side-lines, enhancing drainage. (U.S. Navy photo by Denise Emsley, NAVFAC Hawaii Public Affairs/Released)

 


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