"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 is Back!
March 26 - 28, 2021
BIA-Hawaii is shifting The BIG Home Building & Remodeling Show to a digital platform!
We are cultivating a virtual trade show to rival our in-person shows of the past. All the elements you are familiar with from prior shows will be available on a new and exciting online platform.

Attendees will be able to access the important features of an in-person show such as getting advice from the pros and finding the services and products they need - all from the comfort of their homes.

Vendors will experience a new and exciting digital platform that will allow you to capitalize on all possible leads. You will get the same great connections you expect from our traditional show such as the ability to:

  • Connect directly with consumers in your booth via chat
  • Schedule follow up face-to-face meetings
  • Show customers your best products by sharing videos and photos
  • Offer in-booth demonstrations utilizing live stream video
  • Get more engagement by offering giveaways

The new format will allow you to expand your reach and gives you more opportunities than ever before to:

  • Reach a statewide audience - without the limitations of travel
  • Reduce overhead and staffing costs associated with an in-person show
  • Offer discounts and specials to increase traffic
  • Track all engagement through the digital show

For more information on The BIG Show, please contact Jess Leorna, CEO, jess@biahawaii.org or call 808.847.4666
Continuing Education Courses
There is Still Time to Register for these BIA-Hawaii Courses!
Did You Know?
Your 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.

Swing Into 2021
BIA-Hawaii's Fundraiser Golf Tournament

You are invited to BIA's 2021 Golf Tournament. This event will occur virtually over the course of six weeks, from February 15 through March 31, 2021.

Register your team of four and we help schedule your tee times at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club. Times will be reserved upon registration and are first-come, first-served.

This Golf experience will be like no other! You will enjoy the camaraderie of in-person play with proper social distancing protocols in place.

Event Sponsorships Available!

Take advantage of this unique sponsorship opportunity to support BIA-Hawaii while receiving fantastic recognition and ROI from the event's virtual environment. Your company's logo will be proudly displayed on event communications and social postings.

In-kind sponsorships are welcome from all members - if you have items to contribute, drop them by the BIA office or we will pick them up!

In-kind items needed include tournament prizes, swag bag goodies, individually wrapped snacks/drinks, coupons/promotional inserts, etc.

Learn more at www.biahawaiigolf.com

Questions: jess@biahawaii.org or call 808.847.4666
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
Safety Tips & Resources
Know the Dangers and Signs of Fatigue on the Jobsite. The physical demands and deadline-focused nature of construction work often lead to overwork and fatigue. Add in additional stress over the pandemic and its fallout, and many in home building are finding themselves sleeping less and prone to fatigue.

The effects of fatigue are far-reaching and can have an adverse impact on all areas of our lives, especially on construction sites with so many safety hazards.
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
808.847.4666
Mahalo to our Sponsors