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FINANCE, BONDING AND INSURANCE 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 Harbors and airports generate an enormous amount of
business and jobs for Hawaii. On the books for 2013 and beyond are a slew
of improvement projects that bode well for builders. More...
BUILD WITH 'GREEN' WOOD Residential construction is expected to experience
an upswing this year, and treated lumber is being touted as the
best environmentally friendly material. More...
SUBCONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF HAWAII What does this unique industry association encompass? Who are its members? What individual sectors
do they serve—and how do they all work together? More...
'HUNGRY' SITEWORK CONTRACTORS
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
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
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
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
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
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 A flurry of new high rises has transformed Honolulu's skyline over the past 10 years. More...
CONSTRUCTION PREVIEW HIGHLIGHTS Get a head start on what's coming in 2013 with a few samples from Trade Publishing's annual industry forecast. More...
MILITARY 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 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 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 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 A look at one of Hawaii's most actively involved
and powerful industry associations
Is the mood on Maui as upbeat as it was last year at
this time? Do the county administration and the
industry still have a positive working relationship?
What are the big projects and who has them?
Riding the crest of the economy's ups and downs,
Hawaii construction equipment dealers share their
thoughts on the state of their industry, and point
to positive signs for the industry at large. More...
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 while paying back big eco-dividends,
especially when it comes to lowering utility bills.
Learn how energy efficiency is influencing what
customers are looking for and which roofing systems
are best able to deliver on clients' expectations. More...
Construction & Demolition Are brighter days ahead for the construction industry? Construction demo and metals recycling companies
give us their perspective on the matter.
Pacific Building Trade Expo Program 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 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?
Kauai 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?
We share the latest outlook from the Garden Isle.
Alternative energy 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.
Guam 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.
Inside NAIOP What exactly is NAIOP? Who are its members? What is its mission? What makes it so unique?
Case Studies in Concrete
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.
The Big Island: Brighter Days, Bigger Goals
"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.
Educating for the Industry Is Hawaii making the grade when it comes to preparing the next generation of its workforce?
Hawaii's Top 25 Contractors Unveiled! We finally reveal Hawaii's Top 25 Contractors. Noteworthy Contenders profiles, informative sidebars and captivating statistics.
Surviving a Tough Economy We offer these tips to help ensure your company's survival until then.
Top Eats Our annual lunch report examines several hotspots packing in Hawaii's hungriest workers.
Infrastructure Update Are statewide infrastructure improvements keeping pace with our aging roads, bridges and harbors?
HLPA Resource Guide What are the myriad ways lumber and wood are economical building options? This year's Hawaii Lumber Products Association (HLPA) Resource Guide addresses this question.
Finance & Bonding How does 2012 compare with 2011?
Health & Safety What are the concerns and challenges?
Guam How is the industry reacting to the April 27 announcement that the number of Marines relocating to Guam has been cut by nearly half.
Developers Who are today's significant developers?
How strong is the bond between Hawaii's construction-oriented industry and the military?
Unions How have Hawaii's construction unions been helping their members remain afloat during these difficult times?
Landscaping In this report, several experts discuss the rising trends
and hot topics of the local market.
Bridges & Roadwork A snapshot of current road and bridge projects
Earth Day The building
industry has become more environmentally
responsible and what more it can do.
Renovation & Remodling How much work is this area providing?
Lumber & Wood What are the newest developments and trends within this versatile building product?
Sitework Contractors share their prognoses and projects for the coming year.
Residential Construction What's the real story? What is being built? What's planned?
Guam, a behind-the-scenes peek into the lives of three outstanding builders on Guam.
Commercial/Retail Who's coming
into the market.
Hawaii's top roofers How they fared in 2011
Interior finishes. Fresh exterior colors.
Energy efficiency Impact on reducing energy use?
Military Importance of the military presence.
CCPI Resource Directory, invites you to "Rethink Concrete".
Construction Preview Highlights annual industry forecast.
Good Neighbors A snapshot of Hawaii's most charitable companies.
Top Stories, Issues and Projects
What were the Top Stories and Issues.
Guam Plans for the Guam buildup seemed heaven sent.
What's happening on the Valley Isle to elicit such a turnaround in attitude among industry members?
Construction Equipment Local equipment
dealers and their customers.
Inside the BIA How has the association
evolved through the years and how does it stay
at the forefront of education and advocacy?
What is the steel industry doing to position itself as the top-of-mind choice for structures standing four to nine stories tall?
Roofing Learn what today's practical consumers are lookingfor in a roof.
Pacific Building trade expo program list of exhibitors for this popular and educational one-day event.
Infrastructure What is happening with our aging infrastructure?
School construction Find out which companiesare winning projects and making the grade!
We touch base with local contractors and business leaders to learn what, if anything, is growing on the Garden Island.
Inside the GCA
We go behind the scenes at the General Contractors Association
See how the island is focusing on maintaining and upgrading its highways and
Developments in Industry Technology
Three-dimensional, real-time, building modeling
software is becoming increasingly vital for modern construction projects.
Big Island What is the present economic and Industry picture on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Inside the HSA Hawaii Pacific Steel Framing Alliance promoting the steel industry in Hawaii
Concrete AdvancesManufactures and contractors are taking the material to a new level.
Air Conditioning Do smarter cooling systems spell bigger profits?
Inside the AIA
The American Institute of Architects, Honolulu chapter, meet the people who make it all work, we take you inside AIA Honolulu.
Hawaii's Top 25 Contractors This special sectionincludes detailed company profile.
Top Eats we focus on the appetites of female construction professionals.
Facilities Management Expo The Hawaii Buildings, Facilities & Property... Find out what makes this crossover expo so successful.
Painting Find out which colors rule in 2011 and which ones are hard-wired into our brains!
Hawaii Lumber Products Association Resource Guide takes a look at what's green and growing in this thriving industry.
Residential. How are we doing in this important sector? What is the latest in green building?
Guam An updated picture of the U.S. military buildup.
Renovation & Remodeling
What are some of the main reasons behind undertaking such a project.
Military Tribute Hawaii celebrates Military Appreciation Month.
Environmeny and the Law We look at current environmental issues and challenges facing Hawaii's development and construction industry.
Windows, Skylights & Doors The latest
developments in windows, skylights and doors.
Developers An in-depth look at Hawaii's developers, from the icons and legends to the new breed.
Lumber & Wood What, if anything, is growing in the lumber and wood arena? What are the forecasts for the coming year?
Inside the ABC The Hawaii chapter of the Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. is one of the few organizations that has been able to achieve growth in a down economy.
Odd Hours, On Schedule Hawaii builders can get a lot done between midnight and dawn.
Site Preparation How are sitework contractors being affected by the burgeoning economic recovery?
Finance, Bonding & Insurance. What is the current situation regarding available financing for construction and development?
Guam. We delve into the history and services of local builders on Guam. They explain their mission on the island and how they fit into the
excitement surrounding the U.S. military buildup.