Industry Experts to Meet at PBX22

Attendees at PBX 21 were (from left): Karen Sakamoto, principal of Next Design LLC; Larry Heim, president of HONBLUE; Cheryl Walthall, executive director of the General Contractors Association of Hawaii; Jaz Nijjar, strategic alliance manager of HONBLUE; and Fred White, business development manager of HONBLUE

PBX22, the annual trade show in Honolulu for architects, engineers, contractors and owners, returns to the Hawaii Convention Center for one day on Friday, Nov. 18. 

On the schedule are two dozen seminars, networking opportunities and more than 200 vendor booths. This year’s program features local and national experts on the following topics: the 2018 International Building Code and local code amendment update; the New Orleans Hard Rock Café construction wreck; successful public-private partnership ventures; updates from the State Historic Preservation Office; cybersecurity and risk management; NAVFAC and Army Corps of Engineers construction opportunities; and product advancements and technology. Also planned is a housing development panel with the state’s three largest home developers. 

Virtual seminars, predicting the economic outlook for commercial and residential construction and contract management, feature panelists from Hawaii and the Mainland, and they are: Kenneth D. Simonson, chief economist with the Associated General Contractors of America; Robert Dietz, chief economist and senior VP for economics and housing policy at the National Association of Home Builders; and Hawaii economist Paul Brewbaker of TZ Economics.

PBX’s all-inclusive $20 registration fee includes all-day validated parking at the Convention Center, a hosted industry luncheon, a dessert station and pau hana. 

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