"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.
All BIA Members Are Invited to Attend
Board Elections Will Be Held
Special Guest Speakers from simplicityHR by ALTRES
Check Out The BIA BIG Show Sneak Peak
Plan Now For The January 21-23, 2022 Show at Blaisdell
Koa Ridge, a Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii master-planned community in Central Oahu is just about at the 2-year mark for construction. Much of the initial work was mass grading and infrastructure, but a range of homes from single-family homes, townhomes, and multi-family homes are currently under construction. By the end of the year, over 230 new homes will have been completed and occupied by new homeowners.

At Koa Ridge, Castle & Cooke is dedicated to providing new homes for all rungs of the housing ladder, from affordable units to mid-rises to townhouses and single-family homes. Our intent is to build homes for all stages of a person’s life and to allow our buyers to move up into larger homes as their families grow. This in turn frees up homes on the lower rungs of the ladder for other buyers.

On November 6, 2021, Castle & Cooke welcomed the first homeowner at the affordable Malina community, which, when completed will include a total of 140 one, two, and three-bedroom townhomes and stacked flats.  Read more>>>
View the 2021 Building Industry Design & Construction Awards
Virtual Ceremony
Congratulations to all of the winning projects!
Applications Are Open For 2022 The Best of IBS Awards

Each year, the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) recognizes the outstanding building products and services from exhibiting companies in eight categories with The Best of IBS Awards:

  • Best Energy Efficient Product
  • Best Home Technology Product
  • Best Kitchen & Bath Product
  • Best Indoor Product
  • Best Outdoor Product
  • Best Window & Door Product
  • Most Innovative Building Material
  • Most Innovative Construction Tool

The application deadline is December 3, 2021.
PBX21 Has A New Date! Are You Registered?
CSI Honolulu’s Annual Trade Show, Jan. 26, 2022

PBX21 – CSI Honolulu’s annual trade show for Hawai‘i’s construction and design industries – has been rescheduled from October 28 to 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.

If you already registered for PBX21, you do not need to do anything unless you want to change any of your sessions. Your registration will carry over to the new date!

Not registered yet? Visit www.pbxhawaii.com to register for FREE admission to:
  • 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
Introducing New Membership Communications through NAHB’s Touch System

Beginning in December, be on the lookout for new member communications with important messages regarding your valuable member benefits! BIA has been working closely with NAHB and has adopted a new program designed to automatically reach out to our members with a variety of communications throughout the year.

These new communications sent directly from NAHB, will provide BIA members with information regarding benefits both locally and nationally, membership certificates, brochures, letters, and more....all automatically delivered to your Inbox. These communications will keep your BIA member benefits top of mind and deliver the latest updates on new and exciting programs designed especially for BIA members.

We hope you will find this new Member Communication beneficial!
NAHB Publishes Guidance for Members
on OSHA Vaccination and Testing Rule
This Month in Tech Tools We Talk 3D Printers!

A neighborhood of 100 3D-printed homes is coming to Austin in 2022. It will be the largest 3D-printed neighborhood in the U.S. to date.
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
New Member Savings Program with RingCentral

RingCentral’s all-in-one platform enables teammates to instantly collaborate through messaging, file sharing and task management. They can also host live video calls with screen sharing capabilities, and in HD voice and video quality. Plus, RingCentral can integrate with hundreds of third-party apps like Salesforce, Google Workspace and other industry-specific programs.

BIA members can take advantage of the following benefits with RingCentral:

  • 15% monthly discount on a new RingCentral Office service
  • $50 off the list price of any RingCentral phone
  • Current NAHB RingCentral users are eligible for discounts by calling and re-signing a 24-month agreement

Find out more at RingCentral.com or call 800-417-0930.
Announcing New BIA-Hawaii Member Benefit!

BIA members receive a free two-year digital magazine subscription to Hawaii Business Magazine - a $49.98 value! Hawaii Business Magazine has been serving the Hawaii restaurant community for over 65 years, providing coverage that is unique, useful and interesting! To take advantage of this HRA exclusive member benefit, simply click on the link below.
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.
All classes are open for registration, space is limited

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.

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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