At the Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA-Hawaii), we’re very committed to our mission to “Enhance the Quality of Life for the People of Hawaii.” Our members are dedicated professionals representing developers, general contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers and associates. The 18th annual BIA Home Building & Remodeling Show, otherwise known as “The Big Show,” will be held Jan. 27-29, 2012 at Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.

This showcase of building industry experts and companies will offer consumers thousands of new products, services, building trends and remodeling techniques. It also is a very unique opportunity to ask questions, gather information and establish connections with the owners and senior managers of Hawaii’s top contractors and suppliers. Homeowners also will be offered free consultations and special event seminars to provide additional resources for remodeling and new home construction projects. Conveniently located under one roof, consumers also will discover the latest technological advances in building materials, appliances, construction innovations, architectural and interior design.

The early bird deadline for exhibitor entrants is Friday, Nov. 11 and all interested exhibitors may contact Clarice Watanabe at 629-7503 or email for additional information.

Karen Nakamura is executive vice president / CEO of the Building Industry Association of Hawaii.