"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.
Daryl Takamiya
BIA Hawaii President
BIA Hawaii 2022 President

I am honored to be the BIA Hawaii President for 2022. While the events of the past two years have been unprecedented, the building industry continues to be a primary driver of Hawaii's economy.

BIA works to bring value to our members through legislative advocacy, educational offerings, networking, events and awards. We are proud of members' accomplishments and grateful to our sponsors and supporters. Here's to a great 2022!
We've Set the New Date! 
BIA’s BIG Show April 29 – May 1, 2022
Neal S. Blaisdell Center
BIA’s BIG Home Building & Remodeling Show has been rescheduled for April 29 – May 1, 2022. The planned January dates were pushed back due to the Mayor’s recent announcement limiting large indoor events to 50% capacity.
We will continue to monitor guidelines that could impact the event, as well as COVID-19 trends in the community. However, we are confident that the event will go on safely.
Don’t miss our seminars, vendors and there’s even something for the kids. Join us to see what Hawaii’s homebuilding industry has to offer. The price to attend is $8. Kids 12 and under are free.
We look forward to seeing you!
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 and a positive reputation so you can engage and motivate potential customers, clients and referral partners to choose your product or remodeling services. This course includes exclusive resources for learning more about the sales and marketing techniques described.

As a graduate of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify social media and emerging technology to enhance marketing.
  • Describe time-tested and cutting edge tactics to increase the effectiveness of advertising, promotions and public relations.
  • Identify a variety of methods to generate and qualify sales leads.
  • Describe positive strategies to gain the agreement and close the sale.
  • Describe follow through techniques that lead to great referrals.

Who Should Take the Course?
This course is designed for custom, small-volume and midsize builders; small volume to midsize remodelers, trade partners, and sales and marketing professionals.

This course provides six hours of continuing education credits for these NAHB designations: CAPS, GCA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, 6 AIBD CE. All in person and online education provided by NAHB is approved by the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) for continuing education units. Members of the institute seeking credit must self-report by submitting a form http://www.aibdmember.org/ceform.pdf
Q4 2021 Claim Deadline: Friday, February 25, 2022 

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


Now is the time for Builder and Remodelers to claim for Q4’21. Personalized assistance is available. Please reach out with any questions. Claim Today, Don’t Delay!

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

All claims MUST be submitted by the set claim deadline for each quarter. 

Have Questions? Need Anything Customized? Schedule a Webinar? 

Please contact Kim Klein 
Direct telephone: 732-612-3865 // Mobile: 732-859-1935 
Do you ever find yourself with a question about home building, remodeling, or the residential construction industry as a whole, but you’re not sure who to ask?

Or you’re interested in gaining the perspective of other industry professionals across the country, but your existing peer network doesn’t reach far enough?

NAHB Connect, a free, online platform, helps connect NAHB members with one another for discussions, learning, sharing ideas and more.  

Members on the NAHB Connect platform engage in discussions on a wide variety of topics.

Learn more at: https://connect.nahb.org/
Industry Elite Partners

What is an Industry Elite Partner? In celebration of BIA’s 66th year, we’ve developed the Industry Elite Partnership, where an exclusive number of elite industry professionals commit to a sponsorship of 5 years minimum. Industry Elite Partners receive representation at every event, in every association promotion, and in every publication. Industry Elite Partners sit on an informal advisory committee to the CEO and sitting President, gathering twice a year to discuss association activities as necessary for critical or hot topics. This partnership is available in a limited quantity to those individuals and members who want to contribute to the longevity, breadth, and capacity of BIA Hawaii to execute its Strategic Plan, and who simply love and support the organization.

For questions about this partnership opportunity and others to suit you individual needs, contact Jess at jess@biahawaii.org or call 808-847-4666
BIA Hawaii is Proud to Thank & Acknowledge our Industry Elite Partners:
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

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
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.
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 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