The Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA-Hawaii) is 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 “big show,” or 18th annual BIA Home Building & Remodeling Show, will be held Jan. 27-29, 2012 at Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.

This January 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.


The “big show” will offer homeowners free consultations and special event seminars to provide additional resources for remodeling and new-home construction projects.

Conveniently located under one roof, consumers can come to one centralized location and discover the latest technological advances in building materials, appliances, construction innovations and architectural and interior design.

Special event seminars will include “How to get rid of clutter and organize your home” and “New trends for kitchens and bathrooms” on Jan. 28 and “Making senior and ‘ohana living’ easy” on Jan. 29. We look forward to seeing you at the “big show,” and for additional information, visit


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