"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.
Announcing the 68th Annual Installation & Awards Banquet
December 16th at 11:30 am
Honolulu Country Club
Please join us for our 68th Annual Installation & Awards Banquet to install our 2023 President, Sarah Love, Partner at Lung Rose Voss Wagnild and the Directors and Officers who will lead us into the new year and onward.

We are excited to host this ceremony in-person for the first time since 2019. The program will also recognize the shared dedication and legacies of Past Presidents Dwight Mitsunaga, Beau Nobmann, and Daryl Takamiya for their leadership efforts through the pandemic, and we will celebrate the service and commitment of outgoing Directors, Officers, and Committee Chairs. 

Winners of the following prestigious awards will also be honored:

  • 2022 Builder of the Year
  • 2022 Associate of the Year
  • 2022 Developer of the Year
  • 2022 Specialty Contractor of the Year
  • 2022 Supplier of the Year
  • 2022 Affiliate of the Year
  • 2022 President's Choice
  • 2022 BIA Hawaii Kokua Nui Award
The 2022 Building Industry Design & Construction Awards Celebration was held on November 10th at Cafe Julia. This year's winners were announced at a 1920s glamour-themed party.

The BIDCA Awards honor the best of the best in homebuilding, design & construction in Hawaii.

Here are some highlights from the evening:
Mark your Calendar and Save the Date

BIA Networking Event 90's Style
Graffiti & Grapes

February 17, 2023 from 5:30pm to 8pm 
SALT at Our Kaakako

More Information Coming Soon!
Reserve Your January Booth Today!

BIA Hawaii's BIG Home Building & Remodeling Show
January 20-22, 2023
September 15-17, 2023
Neal S. Blaisdell Center - Exhibition Hall

Reserve your booth today! Check the interactive map for your best booth choice and reserve online today! Sponsorships are also available.
It was a great day on the links at Waikele Country Club on October 28th at BIA's BIG T sold-out golf tournament! Our next tournament will be announced soon so don't delay in registering, we had to turn away folks for this sold-out event!

Here are some highlights from the day. Left to right: Gentry Homes - Corporate Silver Sponsor; Raynor Hawaii Overhead Doors - Snack Cart Sponsor; HMAA - Hole Sponsor
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.

Develop the skills you need for successful on or off-site production operations management. This hands-on course covers the three phases of a successful venture, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Owners, project managers, superintendents, sales managers and anyone involved in the pre-construction and construction process will benefit from this introductory course.

After completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain the basics of successful project management
  • Execute the pre-construction project management functions and responsibilities.
  • Implement the tools available for efficient project management
  • Manage trade contractors effectively
  • Perform project management duties during the period
  • Complete the duties and responsibilities of post-project management
By attending this course, the Site Safety & Health Office (SSHO) will meet the additional required certification as stated in the NAVFAC UFGS The SSHO must obtain the course certification within sixty (60) calendar days from the award. Covers EM-385

  • 5 years of construction industry safety experience, OR
  • 3 years if the attendee holds a Certified Safety Professional designation from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, OR
  • A Safety & Health degree

Course Completion:
Attendees must attend all classes. Upon completion of the course and passing the test with 80% or better, the 40-Hour Construction Safety Hazard Awareness Training for Contractors certificate will be issued. Certificates expire 3 years from date of issue.
FREE Industry Training
Certificate of Completion Awarded

Residential Construction Safety & Injury Prevention

Don't miss this opportunity - space is limited
Contact Barbara at education@biahawaii.org
Castle & Cooke Honored with Ku Ku Hoʻokela
Developer of the Year Award

Castle & Cooke is proud to be among the distinguished companies honored by NAIOP at this year’s Kukulu Hale Awards. Individually, we build homes, schools, shopping centers, and more. Together, we build community—places where people come together to live, learn, work, play, and share experiences.  

Starting with Castle & Cooke’s flagship master-planned community of Mililani which began development in 1968, and leading up to Koa Ridge, the company’s newest community in Central Oʻahu, we’re proud of our unmatched legacy of helping local families realize their dream of homeownership and building communities where residents can live, grow, and thrive. 

Hawaii’s first “surban” planned community, Koa Ridge is a unique concept that combines the conveniences of urban living with the beauty and wide, open spaces of a suburban neighborhood. At Koa Ridge, residents are always just a stroll or bike ride away from shopping, dining, entertainment, and services via the 7.5-mile Hoʻala Trail pedway. 
The Village at Koa Ridge
The heart of the community, the Village and The Gateway will feature sidewalk cafes, retail shops and restaurants, and other places to gather, swap ideas, talk story, and live aloha.
Kalāhikiola Park 
The natural beauty of Koa Ridge makes it an idyllic place for fitness and good health. Kalāhikiola Park and the 7.5-mile Ho‘āla Trail invite residents to spend time outdoors. 
Focus ON: Membership Benefits

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 info@biahawaii.org or call 808-847-4666.
Exclusive BIA Member Benefit
Discounts on Office Supplies & Much More
Did you know BIA Hawaii Members can access discounts on thousands of items from
ODP Business Solutions, including office supplies, furniture and more?

ODP offers much more than office supplies and through NPP your members can save on:

  • Computer Supplies & Toner
  • Paper Product
  • Janitorial/Cleaning Supplies
  • Kitchen/Breakroom Supplies
  • Coffee/Brewer Services
  • Stamps, Nameplates & Engraving
  • Printing Solutions Web
  • 100,000+ Tech Products (Tech Depot)

If you have not yet joined the National Purchasing Partners (NPP) program, sign up HERE.

NPP membership is free for BIA members and there is no obligation to buy. 
BIA members have access to many businesses, employee, and personal discounts through NPP, a national benefit provider that helps reduce costs with exclusive pricing. 

If you need help registering or more information, please contact customerservice@mynpp.com or call 800.810.3909.
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.
The best design, construction, and forensic experts understand that they do not work in a vacuum or develop their components in a silo, independent of other building counterparts.

Due to the complexity of buildings, for every one issue that is being addressed, a number of other factors must also be considered in order for the building systems to be able to perform in an integrated manner.
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Now Accepting Reservations
The BIA Hawaii CTC headquarters in Waipahu has beautiful and convenient spaces 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. Space fills quickly! Secure your preferred dates and times. Contact info@biahawaii.org or call 808-847-4666.
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 bia@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 bia@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