Building Industry Magazine - February 2013 - (Page 4)

DATEBOOK EDITOR’S CORNER EVENTS Feb. 6 – ABC Hawaii 2013 Construction Industry Preview, Board Induction Ceremony Today’s Roof is a High-Tech Vehicle In the past, owners generally left the roof alone, unless it began to leak or got damaged in a storm. Only then would the roof get some attention. More and more these days, however, the roof must serve as more than a cover from the elements for a home or commercial building; it’s become a vehicle for energy- and moneysaving technology. A photovoltaic system, for instance, can slash the electricity bill, and a “cool roof” coating or metal system can help control indoor temperatures. Hawaii has been at the forefront of these energy-efficient methods, and the state’s roofers have adapted quickly. So now, when owners consider fixing the roof, they might also ponder the benefits—cost vs. savings, as well as environmental—that all the emerging technologies offer. In this issue of Building Industry magazine we salute Hawaii’s leading roofing contractors. Each of the Top 10 roofers give their thoughts on the challenges they faced in 2012 as well as what they foresee for the industry this year. Also in this issue, Building Industry examines the Commercial/Retail sector for 2013. And once again we discovered that it’s a sizzlin’ hot topic for the industry. And be sure to check out Garrett Sullivan’s column on getting the most from new hires. He outlines a strong orientation program that many employers might want to adopt or incorporate into their own procedures. As always, I welcome your insights and story suggestions. Drop me a note at Aloha! ‘Sweepsteaks’ winners Mindy Willers, right, of Ewa Beach won first prize in Building Industry magazine’s inaugural “Sweepsteaks” contest—a $100 gift certificate to Hy’s Steak House. Also, Jocelyn Des Laurier of Mililani and Mindy Willers June Yago of Hawaii Kai each won $50 gift certificates to Hy’s. The “Sweepsteaks” continues in the February issue of Building Industry. To enter, go to Contact Zee Antonio at 845-4887 or email Feb. 9 & 16 – AIA Honolulu Architectural Walking Tour of Honolulu 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., AIA Honolulu office Cost: $10. Advanced reservations are required. Contact Bonnie McIntyre at 628-7243, or visit March 13 - 14 Hawaii Buildings, Facilities & Property Management Expo The expo is Hawaii’s largest annual trade event offering one-stop shopping access to products, services and equipment for the maintenance, operations, renovation and sustainability needs of Hawaii’s existing buildings and facilities. A variety of free educational seminars also will be presented, along with prizes that include trips to Las Vegas and the Neighbor Islands. The event is presented by Douglas Trade Shows at the Neal Blaisdell Center. Admission is free. For more information on the expo, reserving exhibit space or registering as an attendee, please contact exposition director Ken Kanter at 261-3400, TRAINING/CERTIFICATION Feb. 4 - 6 – BIA Hawaii OSHA 502 - Trainer Update (Construction Industry Refresher) 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (three days), Construction Training Center of the Pacific Cost: $495 Feb. 5, 7, 12, 14 & 19 – BIA Hawaii 40-Hour Construction Safety Hazard Awareness Training for Contractors Course 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (five days), Construction Training Center of the Pacific Members $350; nonmembers $475 Feb. 6 or 7 – BIA Hawaii Moisture Remediation Training Seminars Construction Training Center of the Pacific Members $20; nonmembers $25 Tile/Stone: Waterproofing & Crack Isolation 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Flooring: Moisture Solutions & Surface Protection 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 9 – GCA Hawaii Advanced Blueprint Reading – Architectural 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., GCA Conference Room (1065 Ahua St.) Members $250; nonmembers $400 Feb. 12 – BIA Hawaii NAHB - CAPS I Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Construction Training Center of the Pacific Members $270; nonmembers $370; ETF $185 Feb. 14 – BIA Hawaii NAHB - CAPS II Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Construction Training Center of the Pacific Members $270; nonmembers $370; ETF $185 Feb. 19 - March 14 (Tue./Thur.) – BIA Hawaii OSHA 511 – Standards for General Industry 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Construction Training Center of the Pacific Cost: $750

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - February 2013

NEWS BEAT: The Residences coming to Waikiki
Guam Reef nears completion
Pearl City Solar Facility powers up
BIA elects Thielen new president
Auwahi Wind facility is operational
DEPARTMENTS: Editor’s Corner
Spotlight on Success: Seabury Hall Creative Arts Center
Contracts Awarded
Low Bids
Concept to Completion: Six Eighty Ala Moana
RCAH Job of the Year awards
Best Practices
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - February 2013