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DATEBOOK American Council of Engineering Companies of Hawaii • 2011 Army Corps of Engineers Workshop. May 5. Hale Koa Hotel. Register online. For workshop questions please contact Gary Nip at (808) 438-8872. For payment questions please contact Bonnie McIntyre, membership coordinator, AIA Honolulu at (808) 628-7243. American Institute of Architects, Honolulu chapter • Member Benefit: Communication Class. May 3; 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. AIA Honolulu Office - Red Room. For more information regarding this communication class please e-mail Pam Chambers at or call 377-5679. Still Going Strong Confirmed last month by Guinness World Records, 92-year-old Gladys Burrill became the oldest women to finish a marathon when she completed the Honolulu Marathon in nine hours and 53 minutes on Dec. 12 last year. Nicknamed the “Gladyator,” she’s actually completed five marathons since she finished her first one in 2004 (at 85 years old). Wow! Her feat just proves that age really is just a number. And to some extent, the same can be said for our built environment. If the shell is still structurally sound, renovating the building or home is worth considering and will save the inherent embodied energy of the original structure. Read our annual feature on Renovation & Remodeling, starting on page 14, to see how the industry is helping to maintain many of Hawaii’s valuable assets. • AIA/GCA Committee Meeting. May 4; 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. AIA Honolulu Office - Red Room. For more information regarding this meeting please email Troy Miyasato at • AIA Honolulu Executive Committee Meeting. May 10; noon to 1:30 p.m. AIA Honolulu Office - Red Room. For more information, contact Spencer Leineweber, FAIA, 2011 AIA Honolulu president, at • AIA Committee Meeting: AIA Young Architects Forum. May 13; 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information contact Mayumi Hara, AIA, interim chair, at mayu@ Contact Bonnie McIntyre at 545-4242 or visit American Society of Safety Engineers, Hawaii Chapter • OSHA Hawaii Workshop. May 4; 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Koolau Conference Center and Ballrooms. Keynote speaker is Keith Kashiwada. Registration is $95 per person (received before April 14). Late registration is $120 (based on availability). Students pay $60 (ID required at check-in). Contact Neil Yamamoto at, or Joanna Clark at Stalwart Partners In recognition of a different kind of valuable asset, May is Military Appreciation Month. Read Lee Schaller’s Military Tribute to learn the myriad ways the military – whose presence in Hawaii dates as far back as 1860 – contributes to the health and vitality of our economy. It starts on page 26. And finally, two other features in this jam-packed May issue are: Environment & the Law (from page 36), also written by Lee Schaller, which looks at keeping Hawaii healthy from a different perspective; and Jason Soeda’s story on Windows, Skylights & Doors, beginning on page 44. Whether by letting the outside in or by keeping it out, these essential components contribute to “health” of individual buildings or homes. Happy reading! Building Industry Association of Hawaii • OSHA Training Institute - OSHA 511 Standards for General Industry. May 2 to 5; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CTC-Pacific. Register online. Fee is $725. • Renaissance Building & Remodeling Awards Gala 2011. May 4; 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Monarch Room. Cost: $85 per person, $850 per table. • OSHA 30-Hour Safety & Health Standards for Construction. May 9, 12,16 and 19; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. CTC-Pacific. Cost: $350 per BIA-Hawaii member, $450 per nonmember. • OSHA Training Institute - OSHA 521 Industrial Hygiene. May 23 to 26; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CTC-Pacific. Fee is $725. • 11th Annual Hawaii Build & Buy Green Conference and Expo and Hawaii Brownfields Forum. May 24. Hawaii Convention Center. Contact Clarice Watanabe at 847-4666 ext. 200, e-mail events@biahawaii. org or visit General Contractors Association of Hawaii • NAVFAC Mandated Training Certification: Hawaii’s Construction Safety Hazard Awareness Training for Contractors Course. May 7, 14, 21 and 28; 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. GCA Conference Room. Cost: $300 per GCA member, $450 per nonmember. Call 833-1681, or visit National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Hawaii • Kukulu Hale Awards. May 6, 5:30. The Royal Hawaiian Monarch Room. • Breakfast Forum. May 26; 7:30 a.m. Register online. Call 845-4994 ext. 3, e-mail: or visit www. Judith Shinsato University of Hawaii at Manoa • Hawaii Clean Energy Day. June 4, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Laniakea YWCA, 1040 Richards St. Register online at 4 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | MAY 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - May 2011

Building Industry Magazine - May 2011
March in the BIA Parade
First Wind Turns on Kahuku Wind Farm
Two New Rail Contracts
U.S. Transportation Head Visits Hawaii
Kalakaua Sidewalk Improvements Begin
New Turf for Aloha Stadium
Contracts Awarded
Hawthorne Hauls Blocks for Mission House
Low Bids
Spotlight on Success: West Hawaii Civic Center
Best Practices
Concept to Completion: Heleloa Neighborhood
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - May 2011