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 18th annual BIA Home Building & Remodeling Show ends today at 4 p.m., so come and explore the “big show” under the convenient big roof of the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.

This January showcase of building industry experts and companies offers you thousands of new products, services, building trends and remodeling techniques. It is also 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 a special event seminar 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.

Today’s free special event seminar is “Making senior and ohana living easy” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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.