"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's September BIG Home Building & Remodeling Show 
September 23-25, 2022
Neal S. Blaisdell Center - Exhibition Hall

Announcing BIA's Home Show floorplan is now live in a new, dynamic format!

Click this LINK to view available booths in real time and reserve your best choice.

Exclusive member-only booth discounts are available.

Interested in hosting a seminar? Offer show discounts? Register as a sponsor today to get the most value from your marketing investment.
BIA's Building Industry Design and Construction Awards (BIDCA)
Call For Entries Deadline Sept 2nd

The Annual BIDCA Awards honor Hawaii's best of the best in home building, design, and construction. Together with the National Kitchen & Bath Association Aloha Chapter (NKBA), this prestigious annual awards program will recognize excellence in quality construction and design of new and remodel projects. Entrants have more than 45 opportunities to be recognized for excellence in building, design, remodeling, staging, landscaping, and more.

We're roaring back in style! Awards will be given at the 20s Glamour Themed BIDCA Gala on November 10, 2022.
The Building Industry Golf Tournament (BIG T)
Waikele Country Club October 28, 2022

9:30 AM Registration
11:30 AM Shotgun Start

$800 (4-person) team: includes cart, green fees, and luncheon.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Click HERE to learn more or email jess@biahawaii.org with questions.
IBS 2023 Countdown: Registration Opens September 1!

Mark your calendar or set an alert on your phone. Stay tuned for the best deals and biggest discounts on IBS registration that happen only in September!

Become an IBS Ambassador! The IBS Ambassador Program is an exclusive opportunity for NAHB members to get the behind-the-scenes scoop and share their expertise with other members.
HMAA’s Innovative Wellness Benefits

Promote healthy living at your workplace with HMAA! Passionate about your health, HMAA offers an extensive suite of wellness services aimed at engaging and empowering employers to promote healthy living. 

Medical plans include coverage for physical exams, well-baby and well-woman care, immunizations, diabetes education, acupuncture, chiropractic and naturopathic care, and massage therapy. HMAA also offers a variety of wellness services and incentives: 

  • Worksite flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinics
  • Worksite biometric screenings for BMI/body composition, blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol
  • Wellness program planning assistance
  • Clinical analysis through utilization reports that identify key risks and cost drivers among your workforce and opportunities for impact
  • HiDoc® telemedicine services to speak with a health professional day or night by phone or video, for concerns related to flu, COVID-19, mental health, primary care services and more, at no out-of-pocket cost
  • Free maternity and baby incentives through HMAA’s Baby & Me program
  • Fitness membership discounts through Active&Fit®
  • Free at-home colorectal cancer screening kits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Special offers from a wide variety of merchants for fitness, food, beverage, and health services

Recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), HMAA is proud to be accredited in Wellness & Health Promotion for its wellness and health promotion programs and quality improvement.

For more information about BIA Hawaii’s Exclusive PPO Association Health Plan available only to BIA Hawaii members, or HMAA’s wellness services, contact HMAA at (808) 591-0088 or visit hmaa.com/healthplans. You can also follow HMAA on LinkedInFacebook, and Instagram.
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.

Seasoned and novice realtors will benefit from this workshop taught by licensed general contractors.

Participants will learn:  

1. The difference between types of builders
2. What is basic building construction? How to identify trouble areas and whom to call.
3. Learn about accessory dwelling units (ADU)
4. Permitting basics

This workshop counts for four (4) continuing education credits (Registered with the DCCA Real Estate Commission for the 2020-2022 biennium) approved provider - BIA Hawaii
Earn a Professional Designation to Advance Your Career

BIA Hawaii Members who earn designations from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) care about their professionalism and demonstrate a commitment to continuing education. To earn these nationally recognized designations, members must take NAHB-approved courses from a set curriculum and meet NAHB's requirements.

The Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS Series) offers a targeted curriculum, accomplished instructors, and nationally respected professional development opportunities. Sharpen your skills in technical, business management and customer service which are essential to competing in the aging-in-place market.

Check out the list of current BIA Hawaii members with NAHB national certifications HERE
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
BIA Hawaii and C&C YouthBuild Hold PACT Recognition Ceremony
Beau Nobmann, HPM Building Supply and BIA Past President, congratulates PACT graduates.
On August 15, 2022, BIA in partnership with the City and County of Honolulu Department of Community Services Youthbuild program, recognized student accomplishments in the Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training (PACT) Achievement Awards Ceremony held at BIA Hawaii in Waipahu.

The PACT Program was designed by the Construction Training Center of the Pacific (CTC), the Educational Workforce Development Arm of the Building Industry Association of Hawaii, to address the need for qualified workers in the construction industry. The target clientele is post-high school individuals who encounter challenges in the traditional educational system and individuals who are considering a career change. 

The PACT program has a proven record of 90% student retention rate. The high retention is attributed to the design of the program – quality real-life subjects combined with a complete curriculum with clear objectives and goals, peer support and industry support of the program, and the staff commitment for students from the community and the industry.

BIA Hawaii would like to acknowledge and thank our industry instructors and members that provided mentorship and materials for the student projects: HPM Building Supply, D.R. Horton Hawaii, Montage-Decor, Simpson Strong-Tie, HI Employment, Universal Design and Construction, Graham Builders, and U.S. Small Business Administration Hawaii.
Working to protect people, property and the environment

Hosted by the American Society of Safety Professionals - Hawaii Chapter (formerly the American Society of Safety Engineers – Hawaii Chapter). This is one of the premier safety and health professional development events in the country. Expected to have over 400 safety professionals and students attend. With over 4 hours of exhibit time during this 2-day event, there will be ample time to make an impression with your products & services.  
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 Member Benefit
60% Off Rental and Lease Rates
BIA Hawaii members enjoy specially negotiated rates from UniFirst, a full-service employee uniform and facility service provider. Nearly 2 million people go to work each day in a uniform hygienically cleaned, finished and delivered on a regular schedule by UniFirst.

Learn how to keep your employees, your facility and your bottom line looking great!

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.
6 Products to Stay Cool & Hydrated in the Heat

As the industry watches for a possible heat-related safety standard from OSHA, here are six products to help keep employees cool.
Get the word to your friends and colleagues who may benefit!

BIA Hawaii is helping to spread the word about PSLF (Public Service Loan Forgiveness) and ensure all those who are eligible have access to this loan forgiveness program know what they need to do to apply. Action steps need to be taken by October 31, 2022.

Sign up here to join The White House PSLF Day of Action and participate in the upcoming PSLF webinar on August 24.
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