"Construction Connection" is your source for monthly information on industry news and events to keep you in the know. BIA Hawaii is The VOICE of the construction industry and we work diligently to promote our members through advocacy and education and provide community outreach programs to enhance the quality of life for the people of Hawaii.
BIA Hawaii's September BIG Home Building & Remodeling Show 
September 23-25, 2022
Neal S. Blaisdell Center - Exhibition Hall

BIA's BIG Home Show is a great place to get exposure for your business.

Would you like to host a seminar? Offer show discounts? Register as a sponsor today to get the most value from your marketing investment.

Exclusive Member Only Booth Discounts Available - learn more and secure your best location today!
The Building Industry Golf Tournament (BIG T)
Waikele Country Club October 28, 2022

9:30 AM Registration
11:30 AM Shotgun Start

$800 (4-person) team: includes cart, green fees, and luncheon.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Click HERE to learn more or email jess@biahawaii.org with questions.
BIA's Building Industry Design and Construction Awards (BIDCA)
Call For Entries

For more than 30 years, BIA Hawaii has held an annual building and design competition. BIDCA spotlights hundreds of commercial and residential projects throughout the State of Hawaii. Together with the National Kitchen & Bath Association Aloha Chapter (NKBA), this prestigious annual award program is once again prepared to recognize excellence in quality construction and design of new and remodel projects.

BIDCA honors the best of the best in home building, design, and construction in Hawaii. Entrants have more than 45 opportunities to be recognized for excellence in building, design, remodeling, staging, landscaping, and more.

We're roaring back in style! Entries will be accepted beginning July 14, 2022 and awards will be given at the 20s Glamour Themed BIDCA Gala on November 10, 2022.
A New Standard of Heat-Related Safety May Be in the Works

Eyes are on the Occupational Safety & Health Administration as a possible heat injury and illness prevention rulemaking has begun.

While excessive heat has always been a concern for the construction industry, 18 of the last 19 years have been the hottest on record. From 1992 through 2017, heat stress in the United States has killed 815 workers and seriously injured over 70,000 workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Yet, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) believes the numbers are even higher as heat-related injuries and deaths can be misclassified and underreported.
Builder PropTech Virtual Event
Learn More About Technology in Home Building

An Interactive Experience! Property technology (or prop-tech, also called real estate technology) is the application of information technology and platform economics to real estate markets. PropTech is influencing every angle of the home building world from design to construction. This virtual event on September 27th covers all aspects of the digital future of single-family home building with insights from the biggest builders and tech providers.
Did You Know?
SELECT Education Class Fees Can Be Paid By ETF

About the Employment & Training Fund. In 1991, the State Legislature established the ETF program to address the growing need to upgrade the job skills of Hawaii's workforce, created as part of a national movement that swept the country in the 1980s. Investing in human capital to improve productivity and the nation's quality of goods and services became a top priority. The Employer Referral ("micro") program is for individual businesses that need to upgrade the job skills of their employees. 
BIA Hawaii is an approved Training Provider. ETF will cover 50% of the Non-Member course fee rate for select courses, up to a maximum of $400.

The concepts discussed in this course will enable industry professionals to produce marketable projects that support the changing needs of clients over their lifetime. The audience for this course includes CAP Specialist graduates, home building industry professionals, health care professionals and the home buying consumer.

This course parallels the NAHB Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) courses by shifting focus from custom accessibility-related modifications to the successful integration of Universal Design as part of far more single-family residential construction projects; new construction as well as remodeling, affordable to luxury.
Your company's success is based on managing your finances effectively. This course provides you with the basics of financial planning, budgeting construction business accounting, job cost systems and financing options so you can track and analyze the cost of goods, overhead and individual job costs and communicate about them effectively. Topics include accounting terminology, a chart of accounts, types of records and reports to be maintained and loan products that can provide financing alternatives.
FREE Industry Trainings
Certificate of Completion Awarded

Residential Construction Safety & Injury Prevention

Classes on Oahu, Hilo, Kona and Kauai Now through September 7th

Classes on Guam, Saipan, Tinian and Rota from August 1st through August 5th
Don't miss this opportunity - space is limited
Contact Barbara at education@biahawaii.org
Focus ON: Membership Benefits

There are many benefits of BIA Hawaii membership. Each month we will highlight benefits to ensure you are getting the most value from your membership.

Learn more about BIA Hawaii membership at www.biahawaii.org/value-of-your-membership. Membership questions? Contact info@biahawaii.org or call 808-847-4666.
Exclusive Member Benefit
Goodyear Discount 15% Off All Tires
NAHB and Goodyear are pleased to offer solutions to members to help them save time and reduce costs on auto, light truck, and commercial truck tires and services. This program offers savings on all Goodyear tires and services.

Click the button below to access the exclusive Goodyear discounts for NAHB members. (Note: Goodyear tire purchases made elsewhere are not eligible for special pricing through this program.)

Instructions on how to create your NAHB Member Account HERE
The Construction Training Center of the Pacific (CTC) is a one-stop comprehensive training and educational resource center established by the Building Industry Association of Hawaii as its workforce development arm. The CTC provides academic and vocational training, career counseling, job awareness, and related supportive services that address critical labor shortages in the rapidly expanding construction industry.

BIA Hawaii offers a full range of seminars and continuing education classes to empower you and your employees with the latest information on industry standards.
Now Accepting Reservations
The BIA Hawaii CTC headquarters in Waipahu has beautiful and convenient spaces for all of your event needs. Classrooms for trainings and well-equipped rooms for events are available to rent. The event & classroom rental calendar is now open. Space fills quickly! Secure your preferred dates and times. Contact info@biahawaii.org or call 808-847-4666.
Contribute to YOUR Newsletter
BIA Hawaii is offering members the opportunity to promote their business in the monthly newsletter free of charge for the next few months, first come, first served. If you would like to feature your business, please contact bia@biahawaii.org.

Do you know a BIA Hawaii member who has been giving back to the community by volunteering their time, services, labor, or supplies to community projects? Please let us know at bia@biahawaii.org.

Suggestions are always welcome on the type of articles and content that you would like to see.
Building Industry Association of Hawaii
94-487 Akoki Street, Suite 213
Waipahu, Hawaii 96797