Construction

2018 AIA Design Awards

Celebrating 60 Years of Excellence, the American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter presents: Awards of MeritPeople's Choice AwardMayor's Choice AwardSustainable Design AwardStudent Design Awards This year, AIA Honolulu celebrates the 60th Anniversary of its annual Design Awards program - and…

Hawaii's Groundbreaking Leaders

  Here is a convenient guide to the industry leaders featured in this month’s issue. Bacon Universal Co., Inc. Corporate Headquarters 918 Ahua Street, Honolulu, HI 96819 (808)839-7202 | baconuniversal.com Kaikor Construction 94-1388 Moaniani Street #401 Waipahu, HI 96797 (808)841-3110…

Construction Industry Outlook 2018

Experts reveal the top challenges of today’s construction industry—and potential solutions moving forward.  Table of Contents Built to Last How do we overcome the unique challenges our construction industry faces today? The Challenges: Overcoming Obstacles The Solutions: Looking Ahead, Moving…

Project Delays at Hawaii's Airports

Modernization and expansion projects at Hawaii’s airports are years behind schedule and tens of millions of dollars over budget. Some say the solution is an independent statewide airport authority. Twenty-one hours out of the day, Hawaii’s largest airport has enough…

One Family at a Time

Three nonprofits on Oahu are partnering with needy families to build affordable homes for ownership using the beneficiaries’ sweat equity, plus volunteer labor, government help, private donations, and a whole lot of advice and support for the families. All that…

Hawaii Architects Make Order Out of Chaos

Three award-winning local architects talk about their roles in society, preserving historical buildings, and the ugliest and best-looking buildings in town. Glenn Mason and Bettina Mehnert were selected in April as fellows in the American Institute of Architecture, one of…

Storm Warning

Hawaii's current building code does not require construction that could withstand a storm as powerful as Hurricane Iniki. In fact, some new local homes are built under the assumption that wind gusts won't exceed 100 mph - much less than…

Learning by Building

A young girl on a pink bike zooms past the newest custom-built home in her close-knit Hawaiian community in Hilo. The single-story, three-bedroom and two-bath home with a beige exterior and metal roof has taken dozens of workers more than…

WATG Dazzles the World for 70 Years

A lot of collaboration takes place around the main work table at WATG’s Honolulu office. From left are Craig Takahata, VP and managing director for Honolulu; Tiffany Lee, associate operations manager; and Brittany Meyers, administrative assistant. Photo:…