The Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA-Hawaii) will present the 55th annual BIA Parade of Homes during the open house weekends of Oct. 8-9 and 15-16. This premier statewide showcase of new homes in Hawaii will educate consumers on the latest trends, technology and design innovations in residential construction. The 2011 BIA Parade of Homes theme is “Sustainable Lifestyle … Sustainable Homes” and the final deadline for all entries is July 18.

Developers and projects that will be featured in the October open house weekends include Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii Inc., D.R. Horton, Schuler Homes, Gentry Homes Ltd., along with the Franciscan Vistas and Ilima at Leihano Senior Living communities. Entrant categories include single-family and multi-family homes, townhomes, high rises, builder spec homes, units in senior living, vacation ownership projects and conversions.


The event also will include the American National Standards Institute Green Building Standards for residential construction. The 55th Annual BIA Parade of Homes Awards Gala, where the award-winning entrants and the 2011 Grand Champion will be announced, is scheduled for Oct. 4 at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

For more information and to obtain a BIA Parade of Homes entry, contact Clarice Watanabe at 629-7503 or e-mail

Chartered in 1955, the Building Industry Association of Hawaii is a professional trade organization affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders, representing the building industry and its associates. The 500 members of BIA-Hawaii are developers, contractors, suppliers, Realtors, architects, financial institutions and a host of other professionals who serve the building industry. BIA-Hawaii takes a leadership role in unifying and promoting the interests of the industry to enhance the quality of life for the people of Hawaii.