"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 Summer Show!
September 2021
BIA home shows are the biggest and the best in the state! You know the value and importance these shows provide to your business in the form of leads, clients, and brand exposure.

Reserve your Booth Today. Reservations are now being accepted for booth space.

Hybrid Event. The BIG Summer Show will be a combined virtual & in-person home show.
Enter Your Design
Prestigious Awards Honor Best in the State
Awards Gala October 22 at Honolulu Country Club
For more than 30 years, BIA-Hawaii has conducted the Building Industry Design & Construction Awards featuring the best in remodeling and new construction projects statewide.

The esteemed awards recognize and celebrate the achievements of industry professionals in a variety of categories representing a cross-section of the building and construction spectrum.

Entries are judged on creativity, use of materials, craftsmanship, functionality and design principles. The award-winning designs incorporate the latest technologies and products on the market today. From sustainable living and luxurious outdoor spaces to commercial and retail spaces that become community gathering places, the competition inspires exciting possibilities in our industry.

Mark your calendars for the Awards Gala on October 22 at the Honolulu Country Club!
The BIG T Golf Tournament
July 8 at Hawaii Prince Golf Club
The Building Industry Golf Tournament (BIG T) will be held at the Hawaii Prince Golf Course in sunny Ewa Beach on July 8, 2021. You may register as a four-person scramble team, or as a single golfer.

This tournament will be played in-person! Connect with your colleagues and friends at this industry favorite event.
Changes Announced at Department of Planning & Permitting

The Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) will be implementing several sweeping changes to the building permit process as it moves forward with the modernization of the system and addresses problems with former DPP employees.

Beginning June 1, 2021, the department will no longer accept paper plans for new single-family dwellings. Only applications submitted via the DPP’s ePlans system will be accepted. The DPP will implement this policy for all residential applications, including additions and alterations, by Jan. 1, 2022. Paper plans will continue to be accepted for commercial projects, although the DPP will eventually move these projects to ePlans as well.
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.

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
Announcing New NAHB Member Benefit
Just in time for summer vacation planning, Hotel Planner provides NAHB members with exclusive, negotiated rates on individual and group hotel bookings across 800,000 properties worldwide. 
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