"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 BIG Home Show Dates for 2023
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.
2022 Building Industry Design & Construction Awards
Registration is Open!

Join Us for the 20s Glamour-Themed BIDCA Awards Celebration on November 10, 2022 from 6:30pm to 9pm at Cafe Julia.

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

We have an exciting evening planned to celebrate the award recipients.
The Building Industry Golf Tournament (BIG T)
Waikele Country Club October 28th

Great Opportunities are available to promote your business at the SOLD OUT BIA Golf Tournament.

Click HERE to learn more or email jess@biahawaii.org with questions.
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.

Customers today are both demanding and selective and, thanks to technology, they are very well educated. How do you stand out from the crowd and make your brand relevant? This course gives you an overview of the many types of marketing and sales tools to help you build your unique brand and a positive reputation so you can engage and motivate potential customers, clients and referral partners to choose your product or remodeling services. This course includes exclusive resources for learning more about the sales and marketing techniques described.

As a graduate of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify social media and emerging technology to enhance marketing.
  • Describe time-tested and cutting edge tactics to increase the effectiveness of advertising, promotions and public relations.
  • Identify a variety of methods to generate and qualify sales leads.
  • Describe positive strategies to gain the agreement and close the sale.
  • Describe follow through techniques that lead to great referrals.
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
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
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Mr. Elroy Chun

Past BIA Hawaii president, colleague, mentor, friend, and leader, Elroy was a champion of change, a kind and insightful professional, who had an enormous impact on the building industry in Hawaii.

Elroy leaves a lasting legacy embracing professional integrity for our industry to build upon.
He will be cremated and buried at Punchbowl. His service is planned on October 21 at 2 PM. Elroy dedicated 200% to BIA and gave his heart and soul to the organization. 

Please help to make his send-off a memorable one.

What's New & What's Making a Comeback for IBS 2023 Education

IBS Education is coming in HOT for 2023 and is expected to be a crowd-pleaser (like always) at the Builders' Show. Get a glimpse into what IBS Education has in store for you:

  • Fan favorites like Game Changers are making a comeback
  • NEW Super Sessions (Transformed 3 of our most popular IBS sessions into super-charged educational experiences)
  • NEW Learning Labs (think lightning rounds and Ted-talk style)
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
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Cracked screens shouldn’t get in the way of running your business. Get Total Mobile Protection (TMP) for Business before an accident happens.

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 business, 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.
What Is The Advantage Program?

The Castle & Cooke Advantage Program is designed for web customers who are seriously looking to purchase a home. It only takes about a minute to sign up and you’ll be given unrestricted access to the most current information there is - oftentimes before it is released to the general public. Advantage Program customers will have the inside track on the best new homes, home sites, special financing and incentive programs.
For Smart Home Tech, The Future Is Now

Investing in smart technology is imperative for homebuilders in the modern world. Not long ago, smart home devices were thought of as future tech. But the future is now, and home buyers increasingly want the convenience and features of this technology.
Housing Market Experts Forecast a Buyer's Market by 2023

Additionally, rent growth is forecast to outpace home price appreciation in 2023, according to respondents in the Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey.

The housing market will likely shift “firmly in favor of buyers” in 2023, according to economists and housing experts polled in the Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey (ZHPE). Those surveyed suggested high mortgage costs are driving down competition among home shoppers in the housing market. The panel of experts also forecasts rent growth will outpace inflation during the next 12 months.
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