"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.
Continuing Education Classes & Seminars
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.
All classes are open for registration, space is limited.

August 19 Scaffolding

BIA-Hawaii Representative Appointed
to the State Building Code Council
Construction Industry Veteran Mark Kennedy

Mark brings over 30 years of industry experience to the State Building Code Council, comprised of building officials from each county, and representatives from fire, construction industry, energy, structural engineers, architects, and subcontractors and is responsible for adopting the various building codes by reviewing and discussing the language, intent and use in Hawaii.

Mark will represent BIA and our members well as collaboration and working together to achieve common goals are keys to success for the entire industry and the council, especially at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has the world on a hinge. Mark is well-suited for this role and we are lucky to have him involved.
5 tips for growing your team during a pandemic

If you’re looking to grow your team, check out this guide that covers everything from where to start, how to find the right candidates, and new ways to conduct interviews to maintain social distancing.
SBA Hawaii is hosting a free webinar on August 11th from 3pm to 4pm designed to help small business owners evaluate and reframe how to continue their business during times of uncertainty, constant change, health, safety, and economic challenges.
Learn how to prepare homes for hurricane and flood risks in his 4 hour CE credit course, held online August 13th.
Celebrating One-Year Partnership with HMAA
Aluminum Shake Roofing and its Employees Save by Switching to HMAA

“We were unhappy with how much our previous insurance carrier was charging us in fees and knew it was time to switch to HMAA right away.” – Brian Hasegawa, Owner

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Aluminum Shake Roofing has been busy servicing homes and companies across Oahu as an essential business. Thanks to membership in BIA-Hawaii, Hasegawa was able to enroll his family-owned business in the BIA’s Association Health Plan with HMAA at better premium rates, thus saving on healthcare costs.
To assist residents and businesses dealing with the financial toll of the coronavirus pandemic, Hawaiian Electric is offering special payment plan options to customers, including extending payments over time. The plans are interest-free and late fees are waived for all plan options.
Seeking on-call math instructors for BIA's Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training program. For more information contact Barbara Nishikawa, Education Director at bln@biahawaii.org or (808) 629-7505
Office Space Available For Rent
Welcome to your new Office!
1,360 SF of Space Available at BIA-Hawaii Headquarters

Returning to work after quarantine will be a terrific experience in your new office space at the beautiful BIA-Hawaii building in Waipahu. Added bonus - great neighbors!

Ground floor office space is available with secured access and alarm system; also included is an on-site shared kitchen with refrigerator, sink and microwave.

Modified gross rent includes electricity, janitorial services and Wi-Fi. Post-COVID rent flexibility upon request. No additional CAM charges. Fits 3-7 people.
COVID-19 Industry Updates & Resources
(Updated weekly)
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.
2020 Events Calendar
Registration Open for Hyperlinked Events

August 27 BIA-Hawaii Board of Directors Meeting

September 11 BIA-Hawaii's Birthday Bash (pending)
September 24 BIA-Hawaii Board of Directors Meeting

October 21 BIA-Hawaii BIG T Golf Tournament (pending)
October 29 BIA-Hawaii Board of Directors Meeting

November 4 General Membership Meeting (pending)
November 19 BIA-Hawaii Board of Directors Meeting

December 11 Installation & Awards Banquet (pending)
Building Industry Association of Hawaii
94-487 Akoki Street, Suite 213
Waipahu, Hawaii 96797
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