"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.
Jess Leorna
BIA Hawaii CEO
BIA Hawaii CEO Message

Aloha BIA Members,

2022 has started off strong and the BIA Hawaii team is working tirelessly to ensure this year will be one to remember.

We are kicking off the year with several in-person events and we can't wait to see everyone.

From the BIG Home Show to Member Mixers to Educational Seminars, BIA is here to support you and your business.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns at jess@biahawaii.org
BIA’s BIG Home Show April 29 – May 1, 2022
Neal S. Blaisdell Center
BIA's BIG Home Shows are an Island favorite. We are so excited to see everyone in person to meet and network with perspective new clients and customers and enjoy all of the perks of gathering in person once again. Safety is first and all mandated protocols will be followed.
Don’t miss our seminars and vendors and see what Hawaii’s homebuilding industry has to offer. The price to attend is $8. Kids 12 and under are free.

We will continue to accept booth reservations for the BIG Show and honor early bird rates until February 28h. If you would like to reserve a booth, please contact Jess at jess@biahawaii.org.
Keep checking our Sneak Peek website for updates and to view participating vendors, and continue to make your plans to be with us in-person.
We look forward to seeing you!
Two BIA Member Events In February
You are Invited - February 17, 3:30pm at the BIA Waipahu office for Pau Hana Pairing BIA's first networking event of the year. Meet the 2022 BIA board of directors, CEO and fellow members while enjoying some interesting chocolate pairings.
Join us on February 24 at 9:30am at the BIA Waipahu office for a Morning Membership Mixer featuring a Mimosa Bar, Pastries, Tea & Coffee. Mingle with the BIA board of directors, CEO and fellow members.
Marketing & Sales for Building Professionals. Customers today are both demanding and selective and, thanks to technology, they are very well educated. How do you stand out from the crowd and make your brand relevant? This course gives you an overview of the many types of marketing and sales tools to help you build your unique brand.
Construction Quality Management is limited to four (4) attendees per company per course. Other contractor personnel wishing to attend the class will be placed on a waitlist. Army Corps of Engineers will review any special requirements on a case-by-case basis. Only an appointed QC Manager is required to attend and successfully complete this training.
CAPS I: Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility. Millions of Americans are living longer and more active lives, and with their changing lifestyles, maturing Americans are also looking to revitalize their home environments. Identifying these opportunities and developing the skills to interact with 50+ customers can help you grow your business dramatically.
CAPS II: Design/Build Solutions for Aging and Accessibility. As the U.S. baby boomer population consumer group expands, more and more are interested in remodeling their home to fit their new lifestyle and abilities.This course will help you understand the guidelines and requirements of accessibility.
CAPS III: Details & Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging in Place. This course builds on CAPS I & II by introducing design solutions techniques, innovative products and best practices for product installation. Participants will engage in hands-on activities from real case studies to apply material learned in all CAPS courses.
Q4 2021 Claim Deadline is Friday, February 25, 2021

Claim Your Rebate for Residential Jobs Completed October 1 through December 31, 2021

As a benefit of membership, BIA has partnered with HBA Rebates and over 50 of the industry’s leading manufacturers to increase the value of your membership with free rebates on products you already use.

All BIA contractor members have been pre-registered and sent an email with login details to get started. Just click the rebate claim form and submit.

Now is the time for Builders and Remodelers to claim your rebates for Q4’21 for many products purchased for your residential jobs. Personalized assistance is available. Claim Today, Don’t Delay!

HBA Rebates is your one-stop shop for all things associated with the BIA Member Rebate Program and the website provides all the tools you need.

Here is the Claim Form to get started: www.HBArebates.com/claimform

Please contact Kim Klein 
Direct telephone: 732-612-3865 // Mobile: 732-859-1935 
Join Us in 2022
BIA is Planning an Awesome Year!

BIA has lots in store for 2022 and we invite you to partner with us for all of the excitement!

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
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.
The 2022 Legislative Session is in full swing! BIA's Government Relations Committee (GRC) is actively monitoring and testifying on bills relating to our industry.

When an Action Alert arrives to your Inbox, please take a moment to respond and support the committee's advocacy work. It is important that our members' voices be heard.

Here are some useful links to submit testimony both written and via Zoom:

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.

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 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