"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 NEXT WEEK
March 26 - 28, 2021
Our BIG Home Show is next weekend and we’re thrilled to have Designer and HGTV Host Sarah Richardson as our special guest! Sarah will be sharing home decor tips and tricks to help you transform any space in your home!

Check out Sarah’s Design Life YouTube channel for episodes that cover a full spectrum of design, décor, and renovation.
We’re counting down the days to the BIG Home Show! Will you be joining us? Don’t miss out on the biggest show in the state!

We’ve transformed the home show into a virtual experience bringing the exciting lineup to you wherever you are. With over 100 companies, in-booth demonstrations and even a Keiki Corner, there’s something for everyone and every home project.

Look for BIA's CEO Jess Leorna's avatoon throughout your virtual experience for a “Find Jess” game to win gift cards and prizes!

Register to attend the completely FREE and VIRTUAL event!
Continuing Education 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.

Only Two Weeks Left!
BIA-Hawaii's Fundraiser Golf Tournament

There are only two weeks left to play in BIA's Golf Tournament. If you haven't joined us yet, what are you waiting for? This event has it all - prizes, the camaraderie of in-person play, with proper social distancing protocols in place, and a chance to connect with colleagues and friends.

The tournament concludes on March 31, 2021.

Register your team of four and we help schedule your tee times at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club.

Join the fun and register at www.biahawaiigolf.com

Questions: [email protected] 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 March 15th, 105 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 [email protected]
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 [email protected] or call 808-847-4666
Learn about the Four Big Innovations in Home Building: Smart Homes and Automation Lead the Way!
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 [email protected] 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 [email protected].

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 [email protected].

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