"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.
HPM Building Supply Celebrates 100 Years
The one-hundred-year milestone for HPM Building Supply—Hawaii’s local building supplier, retailer, and manufacturer—couldn’t have happened without their many customers, partners, and supporters. HPM is so grateful to their extended family of contractors and community members who not only trust HPM to help them build better but help make Hawaii a more connected, self-sufficient place to live.

To celebrate HPM’s centennial year, they are giving back on an even larger scale through acts of service, by supporting individuals and organizations in our community who make a difference. HPM’s owner-employees are choosing to lead by example in completing 100 community service acts this year.

HPM is also honoring their centennial year by holding events and statewide giveaways, including the “$20K ‘Live Better’ Giveaway” where one person will win $20,000 in HPM store credit for a home project of their choice.
HPM Building Supply was founded 100 years ago in Hilo on Hawaii Island as a planning mill to supply lumber to the community. Read about how HPM got its start, the struggles that had to be overcome, and how HPM continues to persevere and do what’s best for our community. 

From Long Shot to Legacy read more about HPM's history HERE

You can also check out our centennial year HERE
Announcing Rescheduled General Membership Meeting
Save the Date - November 11th

With the recent COVID-19 pandemic activity and Emergency Order issued by Governor Ige, we all must continue to take necessary safety precautions.

For that reason, BIA made the difficult decision to reschedule our General Membership Meeting planned for August 13th. Save the date for the rescheduled event on November 11h. More details to come!

Refunds will be processed. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at info@biahawaii.org.

We look forward to your participation in the rescheduled event. Stay tuned for future announcements and registration details or visit our website at www.biahawaii.org for updates.

Mahalo for your understanding during these unprecedented times and we appreciate your continued support.
BIA-Hawaii home shows are the biggest and the best in the state! You know the value and importance these shows provide to your business in the form of leads, clients, and brand exposure.

You won't want to miss our first in-person show in over a year! The show will be held at the Blasidell Exhibition Hall the week of September 24.

Hybrid Event. The BIG Summer Show will be a combined virtual & in-person home show.
Join Us for a Masquerade Gala
Celebrating the Prestigious BIDCA Award Winners
October 22 at Honolulu Country Club
The 2021 Building Industry Design & Construction Awards Masquerade Gala will be held at Honolulu Country Club on Friday, October 22 at 5:30 pm. This is a formal dinner and awards ceremony that will celebrate and highlight the BIDCA winners.

For more than 30 years, BIA-Hawaii has conducted the Building Industry Design & Construction Awards featuring the best in remodeling and new construction projects statewide.

The esteemed awards recognize and celebrate the achievements of industry professionals in a variety of categories representing a cross-section of the building and construction spectrum.
Join Us!
2021 Construction & Design Industries Luncheon
Co-Presented by BIA-Hawaii and GCA of Hawaii
PBX21 – Where Construction & Design Industries Come Together
Hawai‘i Convention Center | October 28, 2021

Industry trade associations confront many of the same issues, whether it be government affairs, escalating material costs, permitting, inspections, building codes, litigation, and the list goes on. BIA-Hawaii and GCA of Hawaii are pleased to join forces for a shared approach to solving industry issues faced by our members.

PBX21 Highlights & BIA Sponsored Events
  • Industry Keynote & Opening Ceremonies, featuring Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi and DPP Director Dean Uchida, brought to you by BIA-Hawaii
  • Construction & Design Industries Luncheon, featuring national speakers, brought to you by BIA-Hawaii & GCA of Hawaii
  • BIA General Membership Meeting & Board Elections
  • BIA’s Government Relations Panel discussing industry issues, 2021 legislative wins & losses, 2022 outlook, and more.
  • Hawaii Lien Law Informational Session, presented by Sarah Love, Esq.
Did you know you can earn a National Designation right here in Hawaii? BIA works in partnership with NAHB to offer our members to offer targeted curriculum, accomplished instructors, and nationally respected professional development opportunities. The CAPS three-course series is offered online in September. Learn more about this designation to boost your credentials HERE.

Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) courses teach technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the aging-in-place market with a major focus on professionalism including a strict Code of Ethics.

Several Hawaii companies are nationally recognized with the CAPS designation. Add your name to the list in September! BIA-Hawaii members who have earned the CAPS designation:
BIA's next CAPS course series will be offered in September
The next big idea. The strategies and trends. The products, connections, and experts you won’t see anywhere else. It’s all here at the in-person show in Orlando!

The NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS)—the premier, once-a-year event that connects, educates, and improves the residential construction industry—is a hub for new product launches, construction demos, industry thought leader sessions, workshops, panel discussions…and more. The people, products, and knowledge you’ll gain will give you the real ideas and real solutions you need to grow and strengthen your essential business.
Young Professionals Apply Now For The
2022 IBS Sustainability & Green Building Student Scholarship

NAHB’s Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship for IBS exposes young professionals, recent graduates, and students interested in the world of high-performance home building. Scholarship recipients will receive airfare (up to $600), hotel accommodations (four nights) and full registration to maximize their experience with access to numerous networking events, education sessions, and the latest products in the industry.
Focus ON: Membership Value

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 trina@biahawaii.org or call 808-847-4666
Just in Time for Summer Travel!
Member Benefit
Car Rental Discounts at Avis & Budget
BIA-Hawaii members can save up to 30% at Avis. Use the Pay Now option with Code AWD#G572900 for your savings.

Also, you can save at Budget Car Rental. Use code BCD#Z536900 to receive your member discount.

So many options to save!
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.
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.
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.

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.
Building Industry Association of Hawaii
94-487 Akoki Street, Suite 213
Waipahu, Hawaii 96797