Building Management Hawaii - April/May 2012 - (Page 4)

Editor’s Note ne day on the job, and I was already at my old desk. As Trade Publishing’s new editorial director I aimed to get settled in as soon as possible. I evaluated my new workspace. In particular, I noticed the desk … it felt strangely familiar. Sturdy, dark wood. Black iron frame. Squared-off metal legs. It wasn’t until I tried to move it (and couldn’t) that I got life’s little joke. The desk was heavy. Just like the ones I remember at Honolulu Publishing Co. Turns out that Honolulu Publishing recently unloaded some office equipment, and Trade Publishing picked up a few of its desks. Essentially, I was working on the same desk as when I was an intern for Honolulu Magazine in 1998! Ok, it may be an old desk, but make no mistake … it’s a new job. A job with new businesses to explore and new people to meet. In fact, I kicked off the introductions O by attending the Hawaii Buildings, Facilities & Property Management Expo. With the 200-plus vendors, I gathered enough material for a year’s worth of work … thank you, I think. On that note, BMH always welcomes feedback from our readers. If you ever have a specific question about managing your property, email me. I’ll find an expert to answer your question and publish it on our Ask An Expert page. Since starting at Trade Publishing, I’ve changed offices and therefore desks, too. My old (old) desk has reclaimed its title as the ‘intern desk.’ And, today, I made calls to the top candidates for Trade’s summer internship. I hope our future intern finds working on the desk as thrilling, scary and rewarding as I did nearly 14 years ago. Aloha! Editorial Staff Aimee Harris Editorial Director 738-4934 Contributors: Jon Brandt Mark Duda Damien Enright Matthew Galanek Paul Kane Carol L. Kwan Drew Nagai Pete Seymour Ron Tsukamaki Robert J. Walker Colin White Advertising Sales Team Ps. Special thanks to interim managing editor Jacque Martin and the rest of the Trade Publishing staff for covering the editor’s desk for the past three issues. Charlene Gray (808) 738-4938 Christine Huffman (808) 738-4990 Barry Redmayne (808) 738-4950 Lita Fernando (808) 738-4939 Production Staff Blanche Pestana, Production Manager Susan Whitney, Art Director Kim Martin, Graphic Designer Published by: 287 Mokauea Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96819 Phone: (808) 848-0711 Fax: (808) 841-3051 Founded by Trade Publishing Company in April 1983, Building Management Hawaii is a statewide trade magazine serving Hawaii’s commercial, industrial, and residential facility management industries. Building Management Hawaii (BMH) invites all professional associations and foundations involved in the management of commercial, industrial, and residential properties in Hawaii to submit articles, news releases, photographs, and artwork for publication in a future issue of BMH. Please send submissions via e-mail to or mail to: Trade Publishing Company, 287 Mokauea Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819. 4 April - May 2012 BMH

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Management Hawaii - April/May 2012

Contents Building Management Hawaii, April/May 2012
DEPARTMENTS: Concrete Restoration
If You’re Not Testing, You’re Guessing. Diagnose your concrete woes to save time and money.
Corroding Rebar and Spalling Concrete. Why zinc can be a spalling solution.
Top Five Fixes for Spalling. Preventing the corrosion of your building.
Trees – Our Green Assets. How not to plant the wrong tree in the wrong place.
Watts Up? Watts Down!. What you don’t know about parking lots could cost you big bucks.
Covered Parking & Photovoltaics: A Symbiotic Relationship. Covered Parking & Photovoltaics: A Symbiotic Relationship
Fire Prevention & Response
Top 10 Fire Fighters. Preventing fires is a job for everyone, but condo boards and property managers have a particular responsibility.
Keep a Clean Chute. Maintainance of trash chutes prevents serious high-rise fires
Stop, Drop & Go Wireless. New technology aids in fast response and saving lives.
Insurance: Do Condo Owners ‘Get’ Your Master Policy?
EDITORIAL: Editor’s Note
Ask An Expert: Epoxy vs. Regular Rebar
Association Updates
Movers & Shakers
Industry News
Resource Guide: Concrete Restoration & Asphalt

Building Management Hawaii - April/May 2012