Welcome to BIA's 2020 Newsletter "Construction Connection" your source for monthly information on industry news and events to keep you in the know. BIA 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 Home Building & Remodeling Show
We look forward to seeing you on January 24-26th at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall as BIA-Hawaii hosts the 2020 BIG Home Building & Remodeling Show. This event is an industry staple and is attended by over 30,000 homeowners interested to build a new or remodel an existing home.

Calling all volunteers! Join us to be part of the biggest home show in Hawaii.
2020 Board of Directors
Welcome to the 2020 Board of Directors . As BIA-Hawaii's 2020 President, Dwight Mitsunaga's vision includes expanding educational programs and reconnecting previous generations of members with the current and newer membership, as well as growing membership to create a larger unified voice to strengthen our influence.

2020 Officers : President-elect Beau Nobmann of HPM Building Supply; Vice President Daryl Takamiya of Castle & Cooke Homes; Secretary Sarah Love of Bays Lung Rose & Holma; Treasurer Brian Moore of Central Pacific Bank; and Immediate Past President Marshall Hickox.

Legislative Update
The 2020 Legislative Session convenes on January 15th. BIA will be working hard this session to address legislation affecting our industry. BIA's 2020 Legislative Priorities include:

1. Repeal of the State Building Code Council.
2. Establishment of the Governor's Director on Housing position in the Administration.
3. Setting housing production goals for counties. Failing to reach housing production goals would result in a reduction in transient accommodations tax revenue for the county.

It is vitally important our members unite and make their voice heard at the Legislature! Requests for your testimony will be sent throughout the session as bills affecting our industry are heard. Please take a moment to submit written testimony - the impact is far reaching.

To learn more or become involved in the committee, contact stef@sakamotoconsulting.com for more information.
Local & National News
Department of Planning & Permitting
Member's Corner
BIA-Hawaii wants to get to know you! We invite our members to submit information to be featured in our Monthly Newsletters, Email Blasts and Social Media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). It is our mission to serve you, as THE VOICE of the Construction Industry. We value each member and without you we would cease to exist. Let us get to know you and your business! Contact Kellie at kki@biahawaii.org or call 808-629-7507.

Congratulations to Aura Gabrielle Jarvis of Breezeway winner of the $25 Foodland Gift Certificate in BIA's Member Survey. Please contact Kellie at kki@biahawaii.org to claim your prize!

Member Benefits
Your BIA-Hawaii membership includes many benefits to enhance your business. BIA has partnered with HMAA to offer an exclusive Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Association Health Plan that features preferred pricing making healthcare more affordable for businesses and employees alike. To learn more contact HMAA at 808.791.7616 or sales@hmaa.com

2020 Events Calendar
January 21-23 NAHB IBS Show Las Vegas
January 30 BIA-Hawaii Board of Directors Meeting
February 4 Shinnen Enkai
February 20 Networking Night
February 27 BIA-Hawaii Board of Directors Meeting
March 10 Build-a-Better Bowl (Stew Challenge)
March 20 Industry Spring Soiree
March 26 BIA-Hawaii Board of Directors Meeting
April 8 General Membership Meeting
April 24 LYP - Networking Night
April 30 BIA-Hawaii Board of Directors Meeting
May 7 Build PAC Hawaii
May 21 Building Industry Golf Tournament
May 28 BIA-Hawaii Board of Directors Meeting
June 18 Networking Night
June 27 LYP - Networking Night
June 25 BIA-Hawaii Board of Directors Meeting
July 8 General Membership Meeting
July 24 LYP - Networking Night
July 30 BIA-Hawaii Board of Directors Meeting
August 14-16 BIG Summer Home Building & Remodeling Show
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.
First Quarter 2020 Training & Education Courses
January 21-22 OSHA 10 Hour
February 8 Confined Space CP
February 18 Print Reading Fundamentals

Building Industry Association of Hawaii
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Waipahu, Hawaii 96797