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NewsBeat Opportunity Knocks at HONBLUE Pacific Building Trade Expo 3D laser scanners use technology found in laser rangefinders to collect millions of points per scan. The resulting “point clouds” can be used to generate 3D models of buildings, roads, topography and any other existing conditions. These point clouds and models are used to quantify materials, verify construction tolerances and visualize proposed designs in the context of existing conditions. The 14th Annual HONBLUE Pacific Building Trade Expo is set for November 13 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Complementing the all-day trade show is a seminar offering continuing education opportunities, from trends in signage programs to advances in sustain- able design, for seasoned professionals or those just starting out in the design and construction fields. Each seminar qualifies for one AIA CES learning unit. The sessions cover current trends and issues in six distinct seminar tracks: Sustainability, Design, Practice, Building Technology, Exhibitor-sponsored Seminars and, new this year, NAVFAC. The four NAVFAC seminars take the place of the annual NAVFAC symposium, which is not being held this year. These seminars will cover such topics as new anti-terrorism design criteria and construction contracting with NAVFAC Pacific. Chris Baze, AIA, CSI and building industry modeling manager for Hawaiian Dredging & Construction, will present “It’s a 3D World–Laser Scanning & BIM” with a live demonstration of laser scanning. The presentation’s learning objectives include: understanding how laser scanners work and what a point cloud is; knowing possible uses of laser scanning data and the limitations of the technology; and, learning how to specify scanning services that maximize ROI in a BIM workflow. The Pacific Building Trade Expo is presented by HONBLUE and jointly produced by the Honolulu chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). Admission to the Expo, including the seminars, buffet lunch, pau hana reception and prize drawings, is free and open to all AEC industry professionals as well as building managers, military and government officials. Information and online registration is now available at Coffman Engineers Ranks 58th Coffman Engineers now ranks 58th among the top 100 mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) and fire protection engineering firms in the United States, according to Consulting-Specifying Engineer. “I am proud that Coffman Engineers ranks among such distinguished engineering firms, as it is a reflection of our team’s continued focus on expanding our multidiscipline engineering capabilities into new markets and regions,” said Dave Coffman, founder, CEO and chairman of Coffman Engineers. “Ranking on this list solidifies Coffman Engineers’ place in the national MEP engineering marketplace.” Consulting-Specifying Engineer publishes the MEP Giants program annually. The program provides an in-depth analysis of the nation’s top-ranking MEP firms that reveals developments in the industry and how it has changed over the past few years. Collectively, the 2013 MEP Giants generated $39.5 billion in total revenue during the previous fiscal year and slightly more than $6 billion in MEP and fire protection engineering design revenue. While new to the MEP Giants list, Coffman Engineers is regularly featured on the “ENR Top 500 Design Firms” list and recently made the “ZweigWhite Hot List,” both of which rank architecture and engineering firms at a national level. Coffman Engineers marked a record year in 2012 with gross revenue increasing 5 percent to more than $39 million and MEP design revenue accounting for more than $16 million. The firm also experienced a 7.6 percent employment growth in 2012 and opened their sixth office. Coffman Engineers, operating for more than 34 years, has offices in Honolulu, Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, California and Washington State. 54 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | OCTOBER 2013

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

NEWS BEAT HONBLUE Pacific Building Trade Expo
Coffman Engineers ranks 58th
DOT fuel pier at Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor
Hawthorne Cat hosts demo day
ABC 12th Annual Golf Tournament
GCA Hawaii hosts Construction Update
True Life Cos. Buys Acreage on Big Island
Coco Palms: rebuilding an island icon
Spotlight on Success: Physical Fitness Center Camp Smith, Marine Corps Base Hawaii
Contracts Awarded
Low Bids
Concept to Completion: ANdAZ Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - October 2013