"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 2021 President Mahalo

As 2021 draws to a close, BIA has been grateful to have Beau Nobmann leading us during these unprecedented times. Beau's leadership and inspiration were instrumental in guiding BIA through the past year. Beau, thank you for sharing your wisdom and for your unwavering support!

While this year has been filled with many new challenges, BIA has overcome them together. Here's to a successful 2022.
We're Back In-Person & We Can't Wait To See You!
January 21-23, 2022 at the Blaisdell
With the recent lifting of gathering restrictions, we're very excited to welcome back our BIG Home Building & Remodeling Show.

The health and wellbeing of our community are of the utmost importance to BIA Hawaii, and while we are excited for the opportunity to gather and share new products and services with attendees, we've made some changes to our show plan to enhance safety.

  • Our floorplan will allow for reasonable distancing, providing enhanced privacy and safety. 
  • The flow of traffic will be managed, facilitating a safer movement of people.
  • Participants will show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival each day.
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available to all participants.
  • All participants will be masked. 

We're encouraging all participants to utilize our Sneak Peek website - for exhibitors to promote their booths, products, and expertise early, and for attendees to begin planning their home show trip.

We’re excited to see you in person in January!

Limited Marketing Options Still Available!!
Happening Today at 2pm! Don't Miss It!
2021 General Membership Meeting
On November 18, 2021, members and guests assembled on Zoom for the final General Membership Meeting of 2021. We conducted the 2022 Board of Directors Election, recapped the year, and announced plans for 2022. We also heard from our special guests from simplicityHR by Altres. If you missed the event, watch the recording below.
Congratulations to our new board of directors!
HBA Rebates has partnered with over 50 of the industry’s leading manufacturers to strengthen loyalty with HBA Members.

With lumber and the cost of materials at an all-time high, this is your opportunity to recoup some costs. Act now to take advantage of this new Member Benefit for all BIA members.

All contractor members have been pre-registered and sent an email with login details to get started. Just click the rebate claim form and submit. The deadline to act is December 17th and the rebates are retroactive for the full year.

Start saving today!
Resources You Can Use

The NAHB has published a toolkit with resources to help builders comply with the requirement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) emergency temporary standard (ETS) on COVID-19 vaccines and testing.

The ETS, published on Nov. 5, requires all employers with more than 100 employees to mandate vaccinations for their workers or weekly COVID-19 tests to attend work. After its publication in the Federal Register, some of the provisions in the ETS will be enforceable by OSHA inspectors beginning Dec. 6.
Join Us in 2022
BIA is Planning an Awesome Year!

BIA is ready to start gathering again and we have lots in store for 2022. Now is the time to partner with us as we ramp up for 2022 events.

Our new and improved sponsorship opportunities have been designed with you in mind, and all are customizable to suit your marketing needs.

Questions and order forms can be directed to Jess at jess@biahawaii.org

Let's make 2022 a year to remember! Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the excitement.
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 trina@biahawaii.org or call 808-847-4666
Top 5 Reasons IBS is the Place to Be in February

There are some things in life you don’t want to miss. The NAHB International Builders’ Show is one of them. Here are the top 5 reasons to attend.

  1. 70% NEW Education Content
  2. NEW Zones: The Start-Up Zone, New Product Zone and Home Tech Zone
  3. Connect with your colleagues in the IBS Centrals
  4. Discover the latest trends, products and more that you won't find anywhere else
  5. It's back LIVE and IN PERSON in Orlando!
Gearing up for the 2022 Legislative Session

The BIA Government Relations Committee has been meeting since the beginning of November in preparation for the 2022 legislative session which convenes on January 19th.

A top priority in 2022 is a bill BIA introduced in 2021 which was deferred. Revisions to HB1131 are presently in the works. This bill relates to the STATE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL and requires the state building code council to make determinations on the financial impact, including the impact on amortized utility costs, of the adoption of a code or standard on single-family and multi-family homes and include the determinations in its annual reports to the governor.

A full listing of BIA's 2021 GRC Committee activity can be found HERE.

If you'd like to learn more about this bill or have questions, please reach out to Jess at jess@biahawaii.org
PBX21 CSI Honolulu’s Annual Trade Show, Jan. 26, 2022

PBX21 – CSI Honolulu’s annual trade show for Hawai‘i’s construction and design industries will be held on January 26, 2022, at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.

Join professionals from Hawaii’s architecture, engineering and construction industries at this in-person event for a day of education, information and networking.

Free admission includes:
  • Product showcase featuring 200 exhibitor booths
  • 26 Expert-led seminars with AIA LU credits 
  • Hosted Construction & Design Industries Luncheon, co-presented by BIA Hawaii and GCA of Hawaii
  • Hosted lunch and dessert stations
  • Hosted Pau Hana Celebration with pupu and prizes
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.

The 2022 Education Course Schedule
Will Be Announced Soon!

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