"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.
BIA-Hawaii Membership Chair Message
Aloha BIA-Hawaii,

2020 has proven to be a year of unforeseen challenges, and for many businesses and people in general, we are all being affected in some way or another. As our industry has taken position at the forefront of the economic recovery here in Hawaii, our association and members have been forced to rise above.

For 65 years, our industry and members have proven to remain steady and constant during every economic downturn and recession. Therefore, our State is dependent on our industry leaders and businesses to help us move forward.

The BIA membership committee is committed to engaging with our members and building relationships among leaders from both inside and outside the industry who have similar goals and want to be a part of something bigger - to move Hawaii's Building Industry forward.

BIA will continue to provide Virtual General Membership Meetings with key leaders and speakers to help develop relationships and provide relevant content to help our members grow in their businesses and communities. I am honored to serve as your 2020 Membership Committee Chair and Officer.

Dedra Hinano Nahinu, MBA | Designer/Outside Sales| Pacific Source Oahu
Hawaii Leaders Discuss Our Future
Mayoral Candidates and Sen. Kai Kahele's Vision for our Future

There is still time to register for BIA's Virtual General Membership Meeting Hawaii NEXT: Leadership & Governance on Wednesday, October 21 at 12:30 pm.

We invite you to get a deeper understanding of how both political leadership & legislation can pave the road ahead for Hawaii and the Building Industry as a whole at the October General Membership Meeting and panel discussion between Honolulu’s Mayoral candidates, and the Democratic Nominee for Congressional District Number 2.

How will our next Mayor shape the future of our recovery and the construction industry in Hawaii? What can we expect on the national level? Learn more about the candidates positions and Senator Kahele’s vision for our future.

Please join us for a panel discussion and Q&A. This is a virtual event and ask that you register in advance as space is limited.
BIA-Hawaii Election Conference featuring City Council Candidates

Join us the week of October 12th for daily forum discussions featuring candidates addressing the issues facing the building industry.

This is a great opportunity to hear directly from the candidates on priorities and issues that matter to you. Each day we will feature a candidate addressing the questions you want to know the answers to - the important issues that matter to our industry.

During this week-long conference, you will gain a better appreciation of each candidate's understanding of the building industry's importance to the Hawaii economy and how construction is going to help us through recovery. For example, do they understand that policy getting pushed through now will impact that recovery?

Other hot button issues to be discussed are affordability vs. sustainability and global warming and climate change vs. affordable housing. We will hear directly from the candidates where they stand on these complex issues.

Election Conference Daily Lineup

Monday 10/12: Will Espero (concluded)
Tuesday 10/13: Jacob Aki
Wednesday 10/14: Greg Thielen
Thursday 10/15: Augie Tulba
Friday 10/16: Radiant Cordero

The conference is free, but requires pre-registration. Questions info@biahawaii.org or call 808.847.4666

Register Now for this Exciting Election Conference
Join Us for a Virtual Awards Ceremony on October 30, 2020

For more than 30 years, BIA-Hawaii has held an annual building and design competition. The Building Industry and Design Construction Awards competition spotlights hundreds of commercial and residential projects throughout the State of Hawaii.

Register now for the 2020 virtual awards ceremony to be held on October 30th as we acknowledge the finest construction and design projects our industry has to offer in an exciting online celebration.
Great New Member Benefit. Show your BIA pride! Members may utilize this image on their website, in marketing materials or in an email signature, to publicize you are a Proud Member of BIA-Hawaii, the Voice of the Building Industry.

When displayed on a member website, please hyperlink the image to www.biahawaii.org

Contact info@biahawaii.org for a high resolution or reverse color image.
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.
Calling all Building Professionals:
Your help is needed to inspire the future workforce!

Waipahu High School’s virtual CRASH (College Readiness and Academic Success Hawaii) program needs working professionals/industry representatives to provide a two-minute overview of their profession to help high school students envision their life after high school through different career pathways. If you are willing and able, please create a short (2-minute) video of yourself talking about your profession. Video pointers and contact info can be found by clicking below.

IBS 2021 Registration Deals Extended to October 31. The best registration deals for the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) have been extended another month! Now through Oct. 31, you can save with early bird discounts, including:

  • Free IBS Expo Pass for NAHB members
  • 50% savings for non-members on an IBS Expo Pass
  • $100 savings on an Education + IBS Expo Pass (three-day pass)
Engage the Future of Home Building During Young Professionals Week Oct 12-16. The week is designed to showcase HBA young professional groups and activities, encourage local YP recruitment, and highlight the positive impact that NAHB and HBA membership can have in the early stages of a home building career.
Taking stock at your business right now, what area do you find commands the most attention? It's probably human resources. HR has taken on a new role in the world of COVID-19. You’ll find that it is the catalyst for reimagining the workplace experience today. As employee needs and new policies require renewed leadership, it may be time to explore whether tackling human resources yourself is something your business is equipped to handle right now—or if now is the right time to look for extra support.


Multifamily Developers Can Save Money Through Green Certification. Some developers forgo seeking green building certification because they believe the costs are too high. It can cost a lot — but not for the reasons you may be thinking. Learn more in this guide.
Home builders have a powerful voice in federal, state and local politics. All levels of government depend on the work of developers and builders. But for that voice to be heard, NAHB members must vote in November. Visit BIA's website for candidate interviews and election resources.
October is Careers in Construction Month
Please join this nationwide campaign to increase awareness of the well-paying job opportunities in the home building industry. #careersinconstruction #constructionpayswell
Inspiration Corner
Step Inside a Modern Home Built With Old-School Craftsmanship. See how a small 11,000 square foot lot can deliver a big design and incorporate energy efficiency as well as feature materials with both beauty and meaning.
BIA-Hawaii shares new tech products, services and resources with our members to help your business thrive.

Concept3D creates interactive customizable experiences.

BlueBeam keeps teams on the same page through the design process, helps move the project forward during construction, and preserves important project data through completion and beyond.

Kukun helps construction businesses with bidding, estimating and subcontracting.

Disclaimer: BIA-Hawaii is not endorsing any product or service mentioned herein.
COVID-19 Industry Updates & Resources
(Updated weekly)
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.
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. Submit ideas HERE.
2020 Events Calendar
Registration Open for Hyperlinked Events

October 21 General Membership Meeting (Virtual)

October 29 BIA-Hawaii Board of Directors Meeting

October TBA Building Design & Construction Awards (Virtual)

November 18 General Membership Meeting (Virtual)

November 19 BIA-Hawaii Board of Directors Meeting

December 11 Installation & Awards Banquet (pending)

December 18 BIA-Hawaii BIG T Golf Tournament (pending)
Building Industry Association of Hawaii
94-487 Akoki Street, Suite 213
Waipahu, Hawaii 96797
808.847.4666
Mahalo to our
Corporate Platinum Sponsor