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WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH HIOSH AND OSHA

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In Health & Safety, Part Two, we focus on how to prepare for a HIOSH/OSHA visit and how to avoid penalties and fines. We also offer an update on new heath and safety products and equipment. more....

DEVELOPERS REFLECT ON OAHU'S 'THIRD CITY'

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As Kakaako transforms into an urban village, controversy brews among local residents who question whether construction in the district is being properly managed. Read what developers have to say about the issues. more....

RENOVATION & REDEVELOPMENT

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Find out what's going on and what's ahead in these sectors of the construction industry. Read how your tax dollars are stimulating jobs and rejuvenating Hawaii roads and bridges, harbors, buildings and schools. more....

FINANCE, BONDING & INSURANCE

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Who is providing the funding for development and construction projects? more...

HEALTH AND SAFETY—Part One

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How is the industry doing in this vital area? Are OSHA and HIOSH increasing their overview and penalties? more...

KEEPING THE GUAM PORT AFLOAT

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The Port Authority of Guam has entered the final phase of its modernization program. more...

INSIDE THE CFMA

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Since 1986 the Construction Financial Management Association has provided financial resources, networking and educational opportunities to the construction industry of Hawaii. more...

MILITARY CONSTRUCTION

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How was 2013 for the military sector and what lies ahead in 2014? more...

CCPI RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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The Cement & Concrete Products Industry of Hawaii special lift-out Resource Directory.

CONSTRUCTION PREVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

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An annual industry forecast of the year ahead that features commentary and predictions from more than 30 state, military and industry leaders. more....

INSIDE THE ACECH

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Go inside the American Council of Engineering Companies of Hawaii (ACECH). more....

TOP STORIES, ISSUES AND PROJECTS OF 2013

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What made news and impacted the industry during the past year?

INSIDE THE GCA

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Join us for an inside look at the GCA and its latest activities.

GUAM UPDATE

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—including the renovation and expansion of Guam International Airport, a major Pacific hub.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT

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What's the latest news on Hawaii's truly big wheels? We update you on Heavy Equipment, from trends and technology to impacts of a down versus a recovering economy....more

INSIDE THE BIA

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From history to goals, accomplishments and current concerns, we take you behind the scenes at the Building Industry Association, Hawaii Chapter...more

INFRASTRUCTURE

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Find out how who's addressing Hawaii's aging infra structure—roads, bridges, airports, harbors, and now mass transit...more

KAUAI ON THE REBOUND

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We visit Kauai for our annual report. How is Kauai faring in this economy? How are unconven- tional industries, such as seed research and biomass energy, affecting the island's business climate?...more

HAWAII'S CONSTRUCTION UNIONS

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Now that the economy seems to be rebounding and with the many in-progress and planned projects, how is this impacting the workload of Hawaii's unions? Is there really the possibility of a labor shortage? What are the current priorities— and challenges? ...more

GUAM REHAB: ROADS & BRIDGES TO PROGRESS

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The Guam Transportation Plan 2030 is in high gear. Twenty-three projects worth $90 million have been completed and more projects worth $78 million are under various stages of planning, design or solicitation. ...more

BIG ISLAND: PLANS and Progress

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How has the picture changed since last year at this time? Has the economy improved? Are public projects still a major source of work? Is the private sector picking up? What's developing, moving forward or planned? ...more

GREEN BUILDING

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As the popularity and demand for renewable and cleaner energy sources continues to grow the number of jobs is increasing and, for Hawaii's economy, that's a win-win. ...more

CONCRETE: Recent advances & Trends

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Durability, aesthetics and the speed of construction are driving factors in pervious, precast and geopolymer concrete. ...more

TOP 25 CONTRACTORS

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The annual list of Hawaii's Top 25 Contractors and Noteworthy Contenders marks its 26th anniversary of Top 25 coverage. The 70-page section includes editorial profiles along with survey highlights, charts and historical comparatives.

WINDOWS & SKYLIGHTS

By Mark Doyle - As seen in the Digital Magazine

We often take windows and skylights for granted— usually becoming pointedly aware of them when they need cleaning, repair or replacement. But windows have evolved to help make our indoor environments cooler, brighter, healthier and more cost-efficient. More...

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

By Mark Doyle - As seen in the Digital Magazine

Local industry leaders share their thoughts on the latest technology, from design and engineering to new construction equipment and software. More...

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION

By Lee Schaller - As seen in the Digital Magazine

With the residential picture improving, are developers and homebuilders creating anywhere near enough inventory to meet the demand? What are the trends in new developments? And what do buyers really want? More...

INSIDE ABC HAWAII

By David Putnam - As seen in the Digital Magazine

More aspiring painters, plumbers, roofers, carpenters and electricians are turning to the local chapter for job training and networking. More...

'GUAMANIAN DREAM'

BY MAR-VIC CAGURANGAN- As seen in the Digital Magazine

Developers are cranking up construction toward meeting a goal to build 3,000 affordable housing units on Guam by 2017. More...

Military Tribute

By Lee Schaller - As seen in the Digital Magazine

How important is the military presence in Hawaii to the state, the economy and the industry? How will sequestration affect the partnership between the industry and the military? What lies ahead? More...

Renovating Paradise

By David Putnam- As seen in the Digital Magazine

Hawaii's construction industry has plenty of renovation and remodeling projects, ranging from hotels to homes and everything in between.More...

Roofing MATERIALS

By MARK DOYLE - As seen in the Digital Magazine

Even with looming spending cuts that could impact military spending and diminishing tax breaks for solar initiatives, the roofing industry has reasons to be optimistic. More...

HVAC Variable Systems

BY VANESSA VAN VOORHIS- As seen in the Digital Magazine

The demand is growing for high-efficiency, variable flow air conditioning systems that offer cooling where needed, greater comfort at higher room temperatures and individual metering. More...

FINANCE, BONDING AND INSURANCE

By Lee Schaller - As seen in the Digital Magazine

What is the current situation in the finance arena? Is there more money for development and construction projects? Is bonding more readily available? What about the federal budget and other concerns? More...

ECONOMIC ENGINES

By David Putnam- As seen in the Digital Magazine

Harbors and airports generate an enormous amount of business and jobs for Hawaii, and from Molokai to Maui these gateways to the Islands have undergone many upgrades. On the books for 2013 and beyond are a slew of improvement projects that bode well for builders. More...

BUILD WITH 'GREEN' WOOD

By PRISCILLA PÉREZ BILLIG - As seen in the Digital Magazine

Residential construction is expected to experience an upswing this year, and along with that optimistic projection treated lumber is being touted as the best environmentally friendly material. More...

SUBCONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF HAWAII

By Lee Schaller - As seen in the Digital Magazine

What does this unique industry association encom- pass? Who are its members? What individual sectors do they serve—and how do they all work together? More...

'HUNGRY' SITEWORK CONTRACTORS

By David Putnam - As seen in the Digital Magazine

Site preparation companies believe the industry will experience a solid upturn in business, especially during the second half of 2013 and going into 2014. More...

GENERATIONS OF DEVELOPERS

By Lee Schaller - As seen in the Digital Magazine

Who are the developers that shaped Hawaii's history and are charting the course for tomorrow? What are their contributions, present projects and future plans? What about the newer breed? See our in-depth report. More...

GUAM GOES GREEN

By Mar-Vic Cagurangan- As seen in the Digital Magazine

The trend toward more sustainable building projects is gaining momentum on the island. Here's an overview of "green" projects and practices and Guam's new energy code. More...

COMMERCIAL/RETAIL

By Lee Schaller -As seen in the Digital Magazine
Just how hot is this important sector? How much is a result of the visitor spending? Are offshore retailers still knocking at our door? What major projects are in progress and planned? More...

HAWAII'S TOP 10 ROOFERS

By David Putnam - As seen in the Digital Magazine
More than 71 percent of the roofing contractors responding to Building Industry's annual survey reported revenue increases in 2012. See what the Top 10 roofers are forecasting for 2013. More...

COLOR IT BOLD FOR ISLAND LIVING

By Mark Doyle - As seen in the Digital Magazine
The right hue of paint can help property owners make a statement, from sleek modern palettes to tropical bursts of color. Yet, beyond sprucing up a building, paint needs to protect it as well. More...

STARSCRAPERS IN PARADISE

By David Putnam- As seen in the Digital Magazine
A flurry of new high rises has transformed Honolulu's skyline over the past 10 years. More...

CONSTRUCTION PREVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

By Aimee Harris - As seen in the Digital Magazine
Get a head start on what's coming in 2013 with a few samples from Trade Publishing's annual industry forecast. More...

MILITARY

By Lee Schaller- As seen in the Digital Magazine
How concerned are local industry members about possible federal budget cuts that may impact military spending in Hawaii? What do the military agencies say? How does 2013 look?

GREEN BUILDERS

By David Putnam- As seen in the Digital Magazine
Incorporating energy-efficient materials in new construction starts has become the norm in Hawaii, yet builders are also motivated by the "green" business-end of an environmentally sensitive market. More...

TOP STORIES AND PROJECTS OF 2012

By Lee Schaller - As seen in the Digital Magazine
What were the Top Stories of the past year that impacted the industry and the state as a whole? What Top Issues caused you concern? What defined Top projects of 2012? We asked, you answered. More...

GUAM

By Mar-Vic Cagurangan - As seen in the Digital Magazine Military construction projects are slowing down, but the building boom is going strong as a slew of civilian projects are under way, with more in the pipeline. More...

GENERAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION HAWAII

By Lee Schaller - As seen in the Digital Magazine

A look at one of Hawaii's most actively involved and powerful industry associations
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Maui

By Lee Schaller - As seen in the Digital Magazine

Is the mood on Maui as upbeat as it was last year at this time? What are the big projects and who has them? more...

Equipment Update

By Jason Soeda - As seen in the Digital Magazine

Riding the crest of the economy's ups and downs, Hawaii construction equipment dealers share their thoughts on the state of their industry. more...

Roofing

As seen in the Digital Magazine

From vegetative roof systems to reflective metal, today's roofing products keep living areas cooler and lessen the impact of a building's environmental footprint. more...

Construction & Demolition

By Jason Soeda - As seen in the Digital Magazine

Are brighter days ahead for the construction industry? Construction demo and metals recycling companies give us their perspective on the matter. more....

Pacific Building Trade Expo Program 19-50

Lift-out- As seen in the Digital Magazine

Are you ready? The 13th annual Pacific Building Trade Expo is just around the corner, and this special liftout program will give you all you need to make the most of this one-day event. Everything from detailed seminar descriptions to maps and a list of exhibitors, along with not-to-be missed special events — it's all here, at your fingertips.

West Oahu

By Lee Schaller - As seen in the Digital Magazine

Just how wild is the West? Are mainland retailers (and some local ones) still knocking at the door? What's in progress and planned for the area? And what is the current level of commitment from stakeholders there? more...

Kauai

By Judith Shinsato - As seen in the Digital Magazine

How would the industry describe the state of construction on Kauai? Is public work still the name of the game or are there at long last some stirrings in the private sector? more....

Alternative Energy

By Jason Soeda - As seen in the Digital Magazine

This month, we delve into renewable energy and various partnerships between local utility, energy and building companies, which are resulting in job oppor-tunities and a greener future for everyone in the islands. more....

Guam

By Mar-Vic Cagurangan - As seen in the Digital Magazine

September's report goes beyond build-up news to examine what, if any, other work can be had on Guam. It also looks at the myriad venues for education and training on the island to help contractors make the most of future opportunities. more....

Inside NAIOP

By Lee Schaller - As seen in the Digital Magazine

What exactly is NAIOP? Who are its members? What is its mission? What makes it so unique? more....

Case Studies in Concrete

By Judith Shinsato - As seen in the Digital Magazine

As one of the more versatile building materials, concrete can be and has been used in nearly every capacity, from highways and parking lots to floors and walls. The newest developments in admixtures, equipment and processes continue to enhance this multipurpose product. In our annual update, we give you a representative sampling of concrete advances in Hawaii. more...

The Big Island: Brighter Days, Bigger Goals

By Lee Schaller - As seen in the Digital Magazine
"State and county and federal work is about the only thing keeping people alive," we were told. "Infrastructure work for commercial and residential projects has decreased significantly," said those in the know. "At least there are a few projects out there, so we just need to keep on bidding," was a typical comment reflecting concern and determination. More....

Educating for the Industry

By Lee Schaller - As seen in the Digital Magazine
Is Hawaii making the grade when it comes to preparing the next generation of its workforce? In this report, we shine a light on the vast range of education and apprenticeship training opportunities available throughout the state and the innovative strategies being used to entice future employees. More...

Hawaii's Top 25 Contractors

By Judith Shinsato, Lee Schaller, Jason Soeda and Jocelyn Nystrom
As seen in the Digital Magazine

Unveiled! We finally reveal Hawaii's Top 25 Contractors. A liftout section for the first time, Our special silver anniversary edition includes the Top 25 Contractors, Noteworthy Contenders profiles, informative sidebars and captivating statistics. It is with great distinction that we honor the companies that made it through another uncompromising year, while proving their resilience as Hawaii's finest. More...

Surviving a Tough Economy

By Lee Schaller - As seen in the Digital Magazine
Though segments of the economy, such as tourism, have seen a resurgence, the building industry still waits with bated breath for its own upsurge. So here, we offer these tips to help ensure your company's survival until then. More...

Top Eats

By Jason Soeda and Jocelyn Nystrom - As seen in the Digital Magazine
Our annual lunch report examines several hotspots packing in Hawaii's hungriest workers. We also cover a few eateries offering chic alternatives to the standard "two scoop rice and mac salad" plate lunch. More...

Infrastructure Update

By Jason Soeda - As seen in the Digital Magazine
Are statewide infrastructure improvements keeping pace with our aging roads, bridges and harbors? Can we really afford to put off infrastructure upgrades? Local industry leaders tackle this topic and discuss projects boosting quality of life for everyone in the islands. More...

HLPA Resource Guide

As seen in the Digital Magazine What are the myriad ways lumber and wood are economical building options and what characteristics give them added value? This year's Hawaii Lumber Products Association (HLPA) Resource Guide addresses this question and also looks at the latest developments in this area of the industry.

Finance & Bonding

By Lee Schaller - As seen in the Digital Magazine
How does 2012 compare with 2011? Do the lenders have available funding for development and construction projects? What about insurance and bonding? We give you the whole picture plus predictions. More...

Health & Safety

By Lee Schaller - As seen in the Digital Magazine
How is the industry doing in this vital area? What are the concerns and challenges? What's up with OSHA and HIOSH? We give you the in-depth, inside story. More...

Guam

By Mar-Vic Cagurangan -As seen in the Digital Magazine
How is the industry reacting to the April 27 announcement that the number of Marines relocating to Guam has been cut by nearly half, with Hawaii being the destination for the other half? While it is still a significant investment for Guam, will it be enough to sustain the on-island contractors? Find out in our quarterly update. More...

Developers

By Lee Schaller - 0512 Digital Magazine

Who are today's significant developers? How have they impacted Hawaii's lifestyle and economy? What are their plans for the future? And just how committed are they to Hawaii — its welfare, people — and the aina? More...

Military Tribute

By Lee Schaller - 0512 Digital Magazine

How strong is the bond between Hawaii's construction-oriented industry and the military? How has the relationship grown over the years? What do industry leaders feel about the future of the partnership in the face of federal budget cutbacks? More...

Unions

By Judith Shinsato - 0512 Digital Magazine

How have Hawaii's construction unions been helping their members remain afloat during these difficult times? What are their top priorities this year and what do they foresee lies ahead for the industry? We answer these questions in this "state of the unions" feature, and also address whether unions are still needed today. More...

Landscaping

By Jason Soeda - 0512 Digital Magazine

Landscaping professionals combine science and art to beautify a building's surroundings and maximize outdoor space. In this report, several experts discuss the rising trends and hot topics of the local market. More...

Bridges & Roadwork

By Jason Soeda - 0412 Digital Magazine

This report provides a snapshot of current road and bridge projects that demonstrate the most beneficial impact to island communities. It also covers top kamaaina companies that are up to the challenge. More...

Earth Day

- 0412 Digital Magazine

With Earth Day placing environmental concerns front and center, we look at how the building industry has become more environmentally responsible and what more it can do. More...

Renovation & Remodeling

By Lee Schaller - 0412 Digital Magazine

How much work is this area providing? What are the major projects in progress and planned? Are sustainable/green practices and LEED requirements playing a role in Renovation and Remodeling? More...

Lumber & Wood

Judith Shinsato - 0412 Digital Magazine

Is the lumber & wood market growing as steadily as the trees themselves? What are the newest developments and trends within this versatile building product? Our annual report takes an overall look at the "forest" itself as well as life beneath the canopy. More...

Sitework Contractors: On a Level Plane

By Judith Shinsato - 0312 Digital Magazine

Whether it's preparing a site for roadwork, utility installation or vertical structures, sitework contractors ensure that the ground upon which future construction will be built is stable and able to support what's on top. How are these vital members of the industry coping? Are they seeing increased activity? How have they kept busy and what will sustain them in the coming year? We poll Hawaii's foremost site preparation experts to get their view of the horizon. More...

Meet the Rising Stars of Guam

By Jason Soeda - 0312 Digital Magazine

In this report, we introduce you to a few of the friendly builders working on Guam. They're young, up-and- coming and positively upbeat about their future on the island. After that, we focus on one of the most interesting projects of 2012, a joint venture between some of the best builders on the island. More...

Residential Construction Old Friends,
New Options, Big Questions

By Lee Schaller - 0312 Digital Magazine

We have attended at least three forecast presentations during the past few months, dealing with current and projected activity in all sectors, including residential. Did we come away with a clear picture of what's happening and what may lie ahead? Depends on who was doing the talking and what was said. More...

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