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NewsBeat March in the BIA Parade May 16. These early entries will be eligible for advanced media exposure. Themed “Sustainable Lifestyle...Sustainable Homes,” the event itself will be held in October. Winners will be announced on Oct. 4 at The Royal Hawaiian hotel, followed by open house weekends on Oct. 8-9 and Oct. 15-16. This premier statewide showcase of new homes in Hawaii will educate consumers on the latest trends, technology and design innovations in residential construction. The final deadline for all entries is July 18, 2011. Developers and contractors may enter single-family and multifamily homes, townhomes, high rises, builder spec homes, units in vacation ownership projects and conversions. The Parade of Homes also will include the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Green Building Standards for residential construction. For more information or to obtain an entry form, contact Clarice Watanabe at 629-7503 or e-mail Gentry Homes, Ltd. earned the 2010 Parade of Homes Grand Champion award for Haleakea by Gentry Pupukea, Plan B. The early bird deadline for the 55th annual Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA) Parade of Homes is Call for Sponsors, Speakers and Exhibitors The 2011 HONBLUE Pacific Building Trade Expo, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Hawaii Convention Center, has issued an invitation for sponsors, seminar speakers and exhibitors wishing to participate in this year’s event. Now in its 12th year, this all-day trade show is produced by the Honolulu chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and features a showcase of products and services from nearly 300 vendors as well as two dozen seminars. With free admission for architect, engineering and construction industry professionals, the expo presents an excellent opportunity for businesses to reach architects, contractors, engineers, developers, interior designers, specifiers, building managers, and military and government officials. Companies interested in sponsorship opportunities or exhibit space should e-mail Barbie Rosario: barbie@ Those interested in presenting a seminar, please contact Reid Mizue at 955-3373, ext. 3, no later than May 3; available speaker slots fill quickly. Seminars are offered in six tracks, from building technology and design to sustainability. For further information about the expo visit Engineering Firm Wins Top SBA Award The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Hawaii District Office, presented its 24th annual SBA Small Business Awards at an April 29 luncheon at the Hilton Hawaiian Village hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii. The highest honor, state Small Business Person(s) of the Year, went to Brian Bowers and Dexter Kubota, president and vice president, respectively, of engineering firm Bowers + Kubota Consulting, Inc. Robert Fujimoto, president and CEO of HPM Building Supply, Ltd., earned the Entrepreneurial Success Award for the State of Hawaii and Region IX (serving Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii and Nevada). And Blake Kolona, president of Kolona Painting & General Construction, Inc. earned the Small Business Person of the Year under the City and County of Honolulu. Bowers and Kubota will represent Hawaii in the SBA’s National Small Business Person of the Year competition in Washington, D.C. 6 | 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