"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.
Welcome Jessica Leorna: BIA-Hawaii's New CEO
Jessica "Jess" has been on the job for two weeks becoming familiar with BIA-Hawaii members, programs, board of directors and committees.

If you haven't yet met Jess, either via Zoom, email or phone, she welcomes member comments and suggestions. The next few months will present unique challenges not only to the Hawaii building industry but the state and country as a whole. Communication is key in these unprecedented times, and Jess would love to hear from you!

Jessica Leorna, CEO
Email: JLL@biahawaii.org
Phone: 808-629-7509
Building Industry Design & Construction Awards
Submission deadline extended to July 24! All entries receive early bird rates. Each entry includes one Gala ticket ($185 value).

This prestigious annual award competition recognizes the diversity and excellence in quality construction and design of new and remodeled projects.

For more information, contact Vanessa at viv@biahawaii.org or call (808) 629-7511.
Member Spotlight
Jordie Mukai of Ridgeway Construction is not only the Committee Chair of BIA-Hawaii's Leading Young Professionals, she also finds time to give back to the community. On a recent Sunday, Jordie spent her day volunteering at Help is on the Way, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide delivery services to at-risk folks so they may stay safely at home, such as kupuna and quarantined individuals & families.

Every Friday the nonprofit organizes pickup in town on Keawe Street next to the Gold Bond Building distributing food from 12pm-2:30pm. The organization partners with Aloha Harvest, Pacific Gateway Center and Na Kupuna Makamae, all working together on free food distribution along with supermarkets and food vendors who donate their inventory. They also partner with Malama Meals helping to distribute meals to kupuna across the island.

According to Jordie, "With their easy to use app, you can help when you are free. Volunteering is important as supporting our community and each other is VITAL during these uncertain times. I am healthy and able to continually work. Many others are not and volunteering my time to help others who are not so fortunate is literally a no brainer."

Want to learn more or volunteer? Visit their website at www.hihelpisontheway.org or check them out on social media @HIhelpisontheway.
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.
The BIG Summer Home Show
The BIG Summer Home Show, August 14-16, 2020 at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.

Booth spaces are currently available.

For more information, contact Vanessa at viv@biahawaii.org or call (808) 629-7511.

If the show canceled, exhibitors will be entitled to a refund. 
Member Savings
Put your BIA-Hawaii membership to work!

Through agreements with more than 20 national companies, NAHB offers exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services that can benefit your business, employees and family. Members save big when they take advantage of these offers.
Industry News & Resources
Office Space Available For Rent
1,360 SF of Space Available in Waipahu

Ground floor office space in the Building Industry Association (BIA) building with secured access and alarm system.

Suite comes with 2 reserved parking stalls at $50.00/mo/stall. On-site shared kitchen with refrigerator, sink and microwave is available for use by tenants. Modified gross rent includes electricity, janitorial services and WiFi. No additional CAM charges. Fits 3-7 people.
View COVID-19 Industry Updates & Resources
(Updated weekly)
Member to Member Business
Scissor lifts, articulating booms, and telescopic booms are coming to Windward Equipment Rentals! Providing sales, service, and parts for a complete line of ANSI 92.20 approved scissor lifts.

Customers will have the opportunity to test and rent a lift before buying and as usual BIA members receive an additional discount. Visit their website www.windwardequipmentrentals.com
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.
2020 Events Calendar
Registration Open for Hyperlinked Events

May 28 BIA-Hawaii Board of Directors Meeting

June 25 BIA-Hawaii Board of Directors Meeting

July 24 LYP Networking Mixer
July 30 BIA-Hawaii Board of Directors Meeting

August 27 BIA-Hawaii Board of Directors Meeting

September 4 BIA-Hawaii's Birthday Bash
September 16 Networking Night
September 24 BIA-Hawaii Board of Directors Meeting

October 9 Building Industry Design & Construction Awards
October 23 LYP - Networking Night
October 29 BIA-Hawaii Board of Directors Meeting

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

December 11 Installation & Awards Banquet
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.
May thru July 2020 Training & Education Courses
Building Industry Association of Hawaii
94-487 Akoki Street, Suite 213
Waipahu, Hawaii 96797
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