The Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA-Hawaii) will present the 56th annual BIA Parade of Homes during the open house weekends of Oct. 6-7 and 13-14. This premier showcase of new homes in Hawaii will educate consumers on the latest trends, technology and design innovations in residential construction.

The 2012 BIA Parade of Homes theme is “2012 BIA Parade of Homes — A New Home Revolution,” and featured homes will include “Nohona III at Kapolei” by Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii Inc., “Kahiwelo at Makakilo” by DR Horton Schuler Homes LLC, “Trades by Gentry” and “Sandalwood by Gentry” by Gentry Homes Ltd. and “Ka Makana at Hoakalei” by Haseko Development Inc.

Developers and contractors may still enter single-family and multi-family homes, town homes, high rises, builder spec homes, sales offices, units in vacation ownership projects and conversions. The 2012 parade also will include the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Green Building Standards for residential construction. The 56th annual BIA Parade of Homes Golf Tournament will be held Aug. 1 at Hoakalei Country Club, and the Awards Gala, to announce award winning entrants and the 2012 Grand Champion, will be held Oct. 2 at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel.


For more information and to obtain a BIA Parade of Homes or golf tournament entry form, call Clarice Watanabe at 629-7503 or email

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.

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

Photo: 2011 BIA Parade of Homes Grand Champion “Trades by Gentry ‘Olu’olu” by Gentry Homes Ltd.