Building Industry Magazine - April 2012 - (Page 4)

DATEBOOK American Institute of Architects, Honolulu chapter • AIA Celebrates New Architects. April 4; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pearl Ultralounge. Members $50; guests $60. • Executive committee meeting. April 10. Noon to 1:30 p.m. AIA Honolulu office. • Free Film Night. April 18. The Arts at Marks Garage. Free. Public welcome. • Free Downtown Architecture Firm Crawl. April 27; 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Public welcome. • Architecture for Health: Committee Meeting. April 25; noon to 1 p.m. AIA Honolulu office - Red Room. Free for members. Contact Bonnie McIntyre at 545-4242 or visit www. Digital Shift Here’s an important notice to all contractors that bid on state Department of Education (DOE) projects: Effective March 1 this year, all construction projects administered through the DOE — not, as in the past, just projects valued below $250,000 — will be bid out exclusively through the Hawaii Electronic Procurement System (HePS) and will no longer be posted on the State Procurement Office website. Also, bids will no longer be accepted in person at the DOE office but must be submitted electronically. So what does this mean exactly? Well, if you’re a general (or prime) contractor, you must register with HePS to learn of and bid on upcoming DOE projects. Don’t worry, it’s actually pretty easy. All you will need is basic company and contact information and your federal tax identification number. Optional but helpful is your company DUNS (data universal numbering system) number. If you usually bid as a subcontractor, then registration is not entirely necessary but useful if you want to stay abreast of upcoming projects and which generals are bidding on them. This information also will be made available through Building Industry’s sister publication BidService Weekly and its companion website, To start, visit, from which you can follow a link to further instructions or click to register. HePS uses e-mail notifications extensively for solicitation announcements, addendums and award information, so make sure to keep your company profile information current. In addition, to keep these e-mails from being redirected to spam, it would be helpful to add (which operates the system) to your address book. While the DOE is the first agency to become completely electronic, it’s likely not to be the last. As public agencies are slowly shifting to “paperless,” to remain competitive, industry businesses will need to adjust and become comfortable with digital media. Respectfully, Building Industry Association of Hawaii • BIA general membership meeting and luncheon. April 18; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CTC-Pacific. • 27th annual Renaissance Building & Remodeling Awards Gala. May 2; 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Royal Hawaiian, Monarch Room. RSVP by April 20. • BIA Networking Night. May 16; 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EMEE Kitchens & Bath, LLC. Free. • EPA Lead Renovator Certification Training. April 24; 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Construction Training Center of the Pacific. Members $300; guests $350. Contact Clarice Watanabe at 847-4666 ext. 200, e-mail or visit General Contractors Association of Hawaii • Construction Quality Management (CQM). April 17, 18 and 19; noon to 4 p.m. GCA office. Members $95; guests $125 • GCA Hawaii 2012 Build Hawaii Awards. April 21. Hilton Hawaiian Village. Call 833-1681, or visit Institute of Real Estate Management, Hawaii chapter No. 34 • General membership luncheon meeting: Building & Permitting. April 11. • Property tour of Trump International Hotel & Tower Waikiki Beach Walk. May 16. For more information, visit or e-mail Getting it Straight: Last month’s story on the American Council of Engineering Companies of Hawaii Engineering Excellence Awards inadvertently omitted an honor award presented to Belt Collins for its USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center Replacement project. Shown here are Tom Fake, National Park Service, and Cary Kondo, Belt Collins Hawaii, with the award. Judith Shinsato University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Engineering • 12th annual College of Engineering Dinner. April 26. Hilton Hawaiian Village - Coral Ballroom. Student/faculty exhibits and cocktails begin at 5 p.m. Dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact the UH College of Engineering at 956-5112 or e-mail 4 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | APRIL 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - April 2012

Bridges & Roadwork
Earth Day
Renovation & Remodeling
Lumber & Wood
ABC Installs New Leadership
AIA Celebrates Architecture Month
Armstrong Earns Accolades
Aiea to Get New Library
HART Confirms Grabauskas as Director
Best Practices
Contracts Awarded
Spotlight on Success: Whole Foods Market, Kailua
Low Bids
Concept to Completion: Walmart Kapolei
Company Showcase: Valve Service & Supply, Inc.
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - April 2012