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NewsBeat Laie Hotel Developer Selected An artist’s rendering of the new hotel planned for Laie. Laie Ventures LLC has been selected as the developer for a new hotel adjacent to the Polynesian Cultural Center on the site of what was the Laie Inn. Construction is expected to begin later this year. Though approved for four stories and 222 rooms, plans have been scaled back to three stories and, for the first phase of the project, 144 rooms. An upscale pool, bistro and meeting space in the entry building are planned. The redevelopment is being facilitated through a ground lease by Hawaii Reserves, Inc. (HRI), which manages and owns property affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Laie Ventures is a partnership formed by Dan Gifford and Brent Wood, who have more than 25 years of development experience in commercial, residential, hospitality and high-tech construction. “We are pleased to enter a development agreement with Laie Ventures, a welcomed next step for reinstating this important economic driver and community resource in Koolau Loa,” says R. Eric Beaver, HRI president, adding that the hotel is expected to be a Marriott. “The entire region will benefit from this long-awaited, muchneeded lodging facility.” The Laie McDonald’s and Chevron gas station currently on the new hotel site will be relocated. Plans call for Chevron to move to the Laie Shopping Center, while McDonald’s is expected to move further north on the property. Trade Publishing Takes Home 4 Pai Awards Trade Publishing Company won four awards at the 2013 Hawaii Publishers Association’s 28th annual Pai Awards. The Pai Awards, which are held each year to honor outstanding achievements in Hawaii journalism and publications, were held May 9 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The entries for the awards were sent to the Mainland to be judged by working journalists, photographers, editors and professors. In the category for “Best Trade Magazine,” Trade Publishing Co. took home both first and second place for two of its magazines. First place went to the August/ September issue of Building Management Hawaii (BMH). Trade Publishing’s graphic manager, Kim Martin designed the cover, which judges praised, “My favorite part of the magazine is the cover. The designer chose to keep it underunder stated yet bold. The interior pages are also cleanly designed, and the use of just a few fonts keeps things elegant. I like the consistency of typography throughout the publication.” Second place for “Best Trade Magazine” went to the July issue of Building Industry magazine. The issue provided coverage on “Hawaii’s Top 25 Contractors” and celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Top 25 section. Building Industry’s “Top 25 Contractors” issue is one of the most highly anticipated and read issues for the construction industry. It provides detailed profiles and information about Hawaii’s top construction companies. The July issue also won a second place Pai award for the category 90 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | JULY 2013 “Excellence in a Special Section.” Ursula Silva designed the insert’s anniversary logo and the issue’s cover design was by Trade’s Susan Whitney. The judges praised the work by saying the issue has “nice photography and inviting graphics. The colorful, bold cover commands attention.” For the category of “Best Directory,” Trade took first place for its Maui Wedding Planner. Silva designed the special planner, which was published for the Maui Wedding Association. —J Crawford

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

NEWS: Laie hotel developer selected
Trade takes 4 Pai Awards
Two from Hawaii win RevoluSun challenge
New NAVFAC Pacific commander
Library gets boost from Graham Builders
DEPARTMENTS Editor’s Corner
Contracts Awarded
Low Bids
Best Practices

Building Industry Magazine - July 2013