"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.
The BIG Home Show Prize Winners

Here are the lucky folks who won prizes playing the BIG Show Passport Contest at the Blaisdell during BIA's BIG Home Show in April.
Brandon Kadekawa won two tickets to the
Gabriel Iglesias "Fluffy" Show
Alyssa Tenn won an Insignia 32" TV
Lori Ann Mozdren and her husband David Mozdren won a Home Depot gift card courtesy of Alternate Energy
Edward Concepcion won a cookware set
Jeannie Yukimoto won a Sous Vide cooking appliance courtesy of Aluminum Shake Roofing
3 Industry Leading Trade Shows to be Held at the Same Time in 2023
Three of the leading trade shows will take place at the same time in 2023, furthering the offering of what attendees can experience. The National Hardware Show® (NHS), NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) and NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS) will take place during Design & Construction Week®, which will be held in Las Vegas, Jan. 31 - Feb. 2.
5 Expert Jobsite Safety Tips

June is National Safety Month. During the month, the goal is to increase public awareness of safety measures to reduce injuries and deaths at home, work and play.  

Here are the top 5 tips from jobsite safety experts to create and operate safe construction jobsites. 
How to Build Customer Relationships that Increase Repeat Business

When it comes to long-term success, building customer relationships may matter more than bringing in new business.  

Statistics show that the likelihood of making a sale to an existing customer is as high as 70 percent, while the probability of selling to a new client could dip as low as five percent. Those existing customers are also 50 percent more likely to try your new products. Positive customer relations directly influence your business’s bottom line. The better your business is at making its customers feel appreciated, the more likely it is that customers will return to your products and services. You become their first destination.  

Those relationships don’t just happen, though. Businesses must establish a foundation of trust with their customers in order to keep them coming back. Better Business Bureau offers the following tips for building long-lasting connections with customers. 
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.

Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility. Millions of Americans are living longer and more active lives, and with their changing lifestyles, maturing Americans are also looking to revitalize their home environments. Identifying these opportunities and developing the skills to interact with 50+ customers can help you grow your business dramatically.
Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility. Maturing Baby Boomers are a huge opportunity for remodelers. As this consumer group expands, more and more are interested in remodeling to fit their new lifestyle and abilities. This Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) course will help you understand guidelines and requirements of accessibility.
Details & Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging in Place. This course builds on the CAPS I & II courses (which are prerequisites) by introducing design solutions techniques, innovative products and best practices for product installation for CAPS professionals to utilize when creating livable homes in which to Age-In-Place.
Need Continuing Education Credits for DCCA License Requirements?

BIA's CAPS I, II and III courses provide continuing education credits needed for the DCCA Real Estate Commission biennial recertification requirements for Real Estate license renewal due on December 31, 2022.

Don't put off taking your required CE credits to the end of the year!

Classes fill quickly! Contact Barbara at education@biahawaii.org for more information.
Announcing FREE Trainings!

Residential Construction Safety & Injury Prevention

Classes on Oahu, Maui, Hilo, Kona and Kauai from June 24th through August 26th

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
Jobsite Theft Continues to Grow
High-priced materials and supply chain issues have made jobsite theft more appealing to thieves. Here are some expert tips to reduce your risk.
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
Just in time for Summer Travel! As a BIA Hawaii member, you are eligible to receive 25% off hotels when you book through Priceline.

Learn more HERE

If you have not yet joined the National Purchasing Partners (NPP) program, sign up HERE.

NPP membership is free for BIA members and there is no obligation to buy. BIA members have access to many business, employee, and personal discounts through NPP, a national benefit provider that helps reduce costs with exclusive pricing. 

If you need help registering or more information, please contact customerservice@mynpp.com or call 800.810.3909.
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.
FRCS Cybersecurity Industry Forum and Training
July 13 & 14, 2022

Industry Forum - July 13, 2022, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm HST
  • Design and Construction Lessons Learned
  • Cybersecurity Commissioning (CyCx) Requirements
  • FRCS Cybersecurity Perspectives
  • Design and Construction Perspectives
  • Panel Discussion – Part 1: Design-Build Construction Challenges
  • Panel Discussion – Part 2: General Contractors and Vendors Point of View

Training - July 14, 2022, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm HST
  • UFC 4-010-06 Requirements - Design Aspect - What do we need to continue to do?
  • UFGS 25 05 11 – May 2021 Overview, PCAS Submittal Reviews and Execution
  • UFGS 25 08 11.00 20 RMF for FRCS
  • Cybersecurity Responsibilities During Construction – Contractor or Government?
  • Cybersecurity Commissioning (CyCx) Requirements Lessons Learned
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