Building Industry Magazine - November 2011 - (Page 4)

DATEBOOK Now You’ve Built it, Here They Come Ever since Honolulu won its bid to host this month’s 2011 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meeting, the building industry has been the beneficiary of several public and private projects intended to put our city and state in the best light for this illustrious event. Now after months of preparation, here they come. The week-long conference is expected to draw 20,000 attendees and focus the global eye on our island state. Regardless of your political views, there’s no denying the potential jolt this may bring to our floundering economy … if all goes as planned. If not, well, the cost in lost opportunities is likely immeasurable. Here’s our chance to prove that Hawaii is more than just a place for leisure and that it is, in fact, an ideal location for business endeavors and investments. It’s time to show the world the true meaning of Aloha. Nimitz Highway beautification work in September, in preparation for the APEC conference this month American Institute of Architects, Hawaii chapter • AIA/GCA committee meeting. Nov. 2; 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. AIA Honolulu Office - Red Room. • Member Benefit: Communication Class. Nov. 2; 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. AIA Honolulu Office - Red Room. • AIA Honolulu executive committee meeting. Nov. 8; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. AIA Honolulu Office - Red Room. • AIA Honolulu board of directors meeting. Nov. 22; 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. AIA Honolulu Office - Red Room. Contact Bonnie McIntyre at 545-4242 or visit www. Associated Builders & Contractors, Hawaii chapter • ABC/CEF board meeting. Nov. 10. For more information, e-mail: • Excellence In Construction Awards. Nov. 17. For more information, e-mail Contact Jonathan Young at 845-4887, e-mail or visit Building Industry Association of Hawaii • Annual general membership luncheon meeting and election. Nov. 9; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CTC-Pacific. BIA-Hawaii members pay $15. Nonmembers pay $20. • CTC - EPA Lead Renovator Certification Training. Nov. 15; 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CTC-Pacific. Members pay $300. Nonmembers pay $350. Includes course materials. • 2011 BIA Annual Installation Banquet. Dec. 7; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Royal Hawaiian Hotel. For more information, contact Stacy DiPilato at 629-7507 or e-mail: For more information, visit And Speaking of Changes There’s a new attitude in the County of Maui, due in large part to Mayor Alan Arakawa and his administration and their efforts to kick-start the county’s economy. With a more collaborative point-of-view, Arakawa and his team are helping to remove the obstacles that have stalled development in the past. Learn more about their efforts and its effect on the building industry in Lee Schaller’s comprehensive Maui story, starting on page 14. And don’t miss our other features this month, including an update on what’s rolling with Construction Equipment (page 36), an inside look at the ever-evolving Building Industry Association of Hawaii (page 48) and an update on Steel (page 58). Enjoy, General Contractors Association of Hawaii • Safety Trained Supervisor (STS)-Prep Course. Nov. 5; 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. GCA conference room. Members pay $175. Nonmembers pay $225. • Introduction to Blueprint Reading. Nov. 5; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members pay $175. Nonmembers pay $250. • GCA Schedule of First Aid/CPR Classes. Nov. 18; 7:30 a.m. GCA conference room first floor. Members pay $50. Nonmembers pay $75. For more information visit Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative • Hawaii: The State of Clean Energy (television program). Nov. 13; 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. TV station KHNL. Episode is titled “Made in Hawaii Part 1: Food and Fuel for Hawaii.” Rebuild Hawaii • Rebuild Hawaii Consortium Quarterly Meeting. Dec. 6; 7:30 a.m. to noon. Hawaii Convention Center - Emalani Room 320. No registration fee. Parking is $5 (cash only) per exit. Judith Shinsato

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

Kapolei Low-Income Housing Poised to Start
Construction Starts for Habitat Project
Kahi Mohala Renovation Blessed
AIA Hosts Sixth Canstruction Competition
Best Practices
East Oahu Residential Project Breaks Ground
Contracts Awarded
Concept to Completion: CVS/Longs Kapolei Distribution Center
Construction Equipment - FEATURE
Inside the BIA FEATURE
Continued Success for PBTE
Spotlight on Success: CACTF, Kahuku Training Area
Low Bids
News MakerS
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - November 2011