Tuesday, January 29, 2013

19th Annual 2013 BIA Home Building & Remodeling Show - Record Breaking Attendance of 26,645

HONOLULU - The 19th Annual BIA Home Building & Remodeling Show, held January 25- 27 at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, generated 26,645 attendees. This is a +16.4% increase over the 2012 show, +7.8% increase over 2007  and the largest attendance in the history of this signature BIA-Hawaii event.
Platinum Sponsor RevoluSun and Silver Sponsor BIA-Hawaii Remodelers presented Hawaii’s top contractors, suppliers, building industry experts and associates. The seminars conducted by industry experts drew hundreds of interested consumers. The most popular exhibitors featured 21 companies offering Solar Technology, Windows, Kitchen & Bathroom renovation contractors and sustainable materials that offered low maintenance and energy savings to homeowners. Exhibitors reported many potential customers and very strong interest by show attendees for information. Consumer attendees were focused, brought lists, took notes, asked specific questions and requested immediate follow up meetings for their home improvement projects.
Karen Nakamura, BIA-Hawaii CEO stated, “I think that our record breaking attendance is a sure sign that confidence is back. Consumers have recovered losses from the stock market, they have been saving money and paying down debt for five years and property values are skyrocketing. People are ready to make home improvements with their home equity lines of credit, invest in energy saving technologies and improve their lifestyles.”

Thursday, January 24, 2013

2013 Shinnen Enkai and New Year Celebration

Come join BIA-Hawaii to celebrate the New Year and the 2013 Legislative Session with other construction industry leaders and public officials at the Construction Industry Council of Hawaii’s (CICH) Traditional Shinnen Enkai or New Year’s Celebration, Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at the Mandalay Restaurant, 1055 Alakea Street, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet with your counterparts in the industry and with the legislators who will be driving the important issues during the coming session. CICH is proud to continue the Shinnen Enkai tradition, begun by the Construction Industry Legislative Organization (CILO). The CICH serves as the umbrella organization for construction groups in Hawai‘i’s building industry.

RSVP by February 8, 2013. For questions, please contact Ms. Gladys Quinto Marrone at gqm@biahawaii.org or (808) 629-7509.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

2013 BIA Renaissance Awards Call for Entry

The BIA Renaissance Awards Call for Entry Early Bird Deadline
has been extended to Friday Feb 1st. Get your project submitted today!
Click here for more information and to register your entry.

The Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA-Hawaii) will present the 28th Annual BIA Renaissance Building & Remodeling Awards on May 8, 2013 during the Gala Awards Dinner at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. This premier statewide competition is open to all residential and commercial projects, either new construction or remodeled, that have not been previously entered in a BIA Renaissance Building & Remodeling Awards competition. To enter the 2013 BIA Renaissance Building & Remodeling Awards competition, visit www.biahawaii.org. The Final entry deadline is March 8, 2013. 

This Call for Entries is available to all residential, commercial and public works projects and welcomes contractors, developers, architects, designers, kitchen and bath designers. Entry Divisions include Residential Remodeling, Commercial Remodeling, New Residential, New Commercial, Public Works, Details, Landscape & Outdoor Living, Hawaii BuiltGreen™, Historical, Kitchen & Bath and Innovative Construction Division. Official entry details are available online at www.biahawaii.org  The entry deadline for all entrants of the 2013 BIA Renaissance Awards is March 8, 2013.

For more information and to obtain a BIA Renaissance Building & Remodeling Awards entry, contact Clarice Watanabe at 629-7503, email ckw@biahawaii.org or visit the www.biahawaii.org website.  

Friday, January 11, 2013

2013 Home Building & Remodeling Show Info & Discount Coupon

The Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA-Hawaii) will present the 19th Annual Home Building & Remodeling Show at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall Friday, January 25 through Sunday, January 27.

Event Chairman Dan Barnett leads over 150 of Hawaii's top contractors, suppliers, building industry experts and associates as they join in one convenient location, under one big roof, for this premier event that offers attendees “The Big Show”.

Special Free educational seminars will showcase the latest trends in building and remodeling and include “How to Save Energy Inside and Outside Your Home”, “The Latest Trends to Create Your Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms”, “What You Need to Know About Elder-Care Awareness” and “How to Make Your House Into an ‘Ohana Home for All”.

Show details:

Location: Neal Blaisdell, Exhibition Hall

Dates & Times: Friday, January 25 5:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, January 26  10:00am-9:00pm
Sunday, January 27 10:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $6 Adult/ Children under10 free with paid adult
$8 Three-day pass
$2 Senior Sunday January 27 /55 years+ with ID

Parking: $6 self-parking available at the Blaisdell

For more information on the Home Building & Remodeling Show, click here

BIA-Hawaii Legislative Day

It's that time of year again! BIA Hawaii is holding its 2013 Legislative Day breakfast on Monday, January 14, two days prior to the Legislature's opening day on January 16.

The purpose of our Legislative Day is to share with our membership our legislative priorities and to provide a brief orientation of the legislative process. Legislators will then be stopping by and it will be a great opportunity to get to know them, especially since there are so many new faces. They will each receive a packet that includes our legislative priorities, so these may be topics of conversation.

BIA-Hawaii Legislative Day
Monday, January 14, 2013
8:00am to 10:30am, Capitol Room 229

Parking is metered under the Capitol, with the entrance off of Miller Street, directly across the Queen's Medical Center, off of Punchbowl Street.

Breakfast will be provided.

There is strength in numbers, and legislators recognize that. I hope you will make every effort to attend this event. RSVP by Friday, January 11 to Gladys Marrone via phone 808-847-4666 or email at gqm@biahawaii.org