"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 Show Content is On-Demand!
We hope you were able to join us for our first-ever virtual BIG Home Building & Remodeling Show!

BIA's online platform will stay open for you to explore recorded events, visit exhibitor booths, and gather all the home inspiration you need!

Log In to View On-Demand Content:
  • Keynote Presentation - view internationally acclaimed designer and HGTV host Sarah Richardson’s keynote presentation, “Tips and Tricks - Sarah Style.”
  • Home Show Seminars - from creating an epic backyard space to learning how to leverage home equity to building or designing your home, our list of seminars offers something for everyone.
  • On-Demand Resources - featuring products, energy savings, and rebates, and home buying information, discover the valuable resources by visiting our Resource Library.
  • Exhibitor Booths - connect with businesses and learn more about their services and products.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts about our first ever Virtual Show by taking a very short survey. For those who complete our survey, we will be gifting you free admission to our next in-person Home Show, which we hope to announce in the coming months.
Continuing Education Courses
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.

BIA-Hawaii's Fundraiser Golf Tournament
Extended by Popular Demand!
Now thru April 28th

We are excited to announce that due to demand, we have secured additional tee times for more tournament play.

There has been a fantastic turnout for BIA's Virtual Golf Tournament. If you haven't joined us yet, what are you waiting for?

Register your team of four and we help schedule your tee times now through April 28th.

$5,000 Hole-in-One Prize! The first hole in one wins. A witness is required.

This Golf experience is like no other! Prizes and camaraderie of in-person play with proper social distancing protocols make this event a fun way of getting back to normal we all need!

Join the fun and register at www.biahawaiigolf.com

Questions: info@biahawaii.org or call 808.847.4666
Government Relations Committee

BIA's GRC has been busy at the Legislature this session tracking hundreds of bills relating to the building and construction industry. As of April 12th, 57 bills are still alive.

BIA's Priority Bill List. View the full listing HERE.

How to Testify Remotely. This year all testimony will be submitted virtually or in writing. Your voice is important to the process. Learn how to submit testimony HERE.

BIA's Submitted Testimonies. Checkout BIA-Hawaii's Advocacy webpage for 2021 highlighted testimonies submitted HERE.

If you are interested in learning more or getting involved in this exciting process, contact Jess Leorna at jess@biahawaii.org

Focus ON: Membership Value

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 trina@biahawaii.org or call 808-847-4666
Now Accepting Reservations
The BIA-Hawaii CTC headquarters in Waipahu has beautiful and convenient space 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 for 2021. Space fills quickly! Secure your preferred dates and times. Contact info@biahawaii.org or call 808-847-4666.
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.
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 info@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 info@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