23 November 2011

REMINDER: County of Maui Permitting Workshop Registration Due

Registration form and payment are due by Friday, 25 November 2011.

PRESS RELEASE
October 10, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Permitting for Professionals Workshop

WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – The County of Maui is putting on a technical workshop for architects, contractors, engineers and other building professionals that should enable them to get their County permits faster.

The Permitting for Professionals Workshop is scheduled for December 9th at Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO), located at 99 Mahalani Street in Wailuku. The workshop is limited to the first 100 participants and will cost $25 each to cover light refreshments and lunch.

The workshop will focus on improving the permit submittal review process, reducing processing times and avoiding common mistakes which end up delaying the approval of projects.

“Although we are looking at developing new industries, the construction industry is still a huge part of this County’s economy,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa. “This workshop is geared towards getting these construction projects flowing again by removing obstacles and common mistakes made when people apply for permits.

“By working together we can get construction industry off the bench and back to work.”

The workshop was put together by the Permit Process Improvement Team, a multi-departmental working group headed by Managing Director Keith Regan and Executive Assistant Randy Piltz.

"We believe this workshop will assist us in moving forward with our plans to improve the permitting system here at the County by taking a more comprehensive and pragmatic approach,” said Managing Director Regan. “We are focusing on both process improvement and education as keys to improving our permitting system overall. 
 
This workshop will help us address the educational component and help our professionals gain additional understanding of our processes."

“Having been in the private sector I can tell you that I know the frustration that’s out there,” said Randy Piltz. “But it doesn’t have to be that way and we’ve been working very hard to fix it.”

Presenting departments will include the Department of Water Supply, Department of Public Works, Department of Fire and Public Safety, Department of Environmental Management, Department of Planning, Department of Housing and Human Concerns, and the State Office of Environmental Quality Control. 

Although this permitting workshop is open to the public, the County is urging those in the building industry to attend, as much of this information is technical and would best be absorbed by engineers, planners and other professionals.

Please RSVP by mailing a check made payable to “Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers, Maui Chapter”, PO Box 4119, Kahului, Hawaii  96733.  Registration form may be downloaded at the following weblink: http://mauicounty.gov/ppitworkshopreg.  Registration form and payment must be received by November 25, 2011.

Should you have any questions, please contact Wendy Taomoto, County CIP Coordinator at (808)270-7855 or email her at wendy.taomoto@co.maui.hi.us.

17 November 2011

Annual Holiday Lunch Meeting Photos

Some photos from the AIA Maui Annual Holiday Lunch Meeting:

Thank you Margaret Sutrov, our 2011 AIA Maui President!
Josh Woodburn, Maui No Ka Oi Magazine

Randy, David, Morgan, Josh, Marc, Larry
Dan, Jim, Stephanie, Gerry, Marie, Robin
Barry, Nancy, Erin, David
Welcome Larry Clark, our 2012 AIA Maui President!

2011 AIA Maui Recognition Recipients

Congratulations to the 2011 AIA Maui Recognition Recipients!

Durwin Kiyabu
Architectural Design & Construction
Keawakapu Beach Residence

Katherine Popenuk & Jim Niess
Maui Architectural Group
Lokahi Pacific Pono Center

Jim Niess, Margaret Sutrov, & Persis Hataria
Maui Architectural Group
Makena House

Jim Niess & Margaret Sutrov
Maui Architectural Group
Haiku House
 No Photo
Aaron Akau
Belt Collins Hawaii, Ltd.
Serenity Pool at Four Seasons Resort Maui

No Photo
Regan McClellan
McClellan Architects
Eheu Hale

16 November 2011

New County of Maui Ordinance - Height Definition

Ordinance 3884, Bill No. 59 (2011) - Amending Chapter 19.04, Maui County Code, pertaining to General Provisions and Definitions, Amendments to Height Definition.

15 November 2011

REMINDER: AIA Maui Annual Holiday Lunch Meeting

The AIA Maui Annual Holiday Lunch meeting is Wednesday, 16 November 2011!!
16 November 2011 (Wednesday) @ 11:30 AM
Location:  Haili`imaile General Store
Cost: $30 (make checks payable to AIA Maui)
RSVP to Nanette by Friday, 11 November 2011

This month's meeting is our Annual Holiday Luncheon.  The program will feature the projects recognized by our members.  It is also the election of officers and approval of our budget for 2012.  Please see the attached newsletter for more details.  Come and join together as we celebrate the year end and enjoy a wonderful meal at the Hali'imaile General Store.  It is a fun time and wonderful way to close out the year.

See November's newsletter for the lunch menu.

Meeting Agenda

14 November 2011

AIA Maui 2012 Executive Committee Candidates

The following are the AIA Maui candidates to the 2012 Executive Committee:

Larry Clark, President-Elect
 
Marc Taron, Vice-President

Gerry Unabia, Secretary

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Calvin Higuchi, Treasurer

10 November 2011

REMINDER: RSVP for Annual Holiday Lunch Meeting

Members:  Please RSVP to Nanette for the Annual Holiday Lunch Meeting by Friday, 11 November 2011.
 
16 November 2011 (Wednesday) @ 11:30 AM
Location:  Haili`imaile General Store
Cost: $30 (make checks payable to AIA Maui)
RSVP to Nanette by Friday, 11 November 2011

This month's meeting is our Annual Holiday Luncheon.  The program will feature the projects recognized by our members.  It is also the election of officers and approval of our budget for 2012.  Please see the attached newsletter for more details.  Come and join together as we celebrate the year end and enjoy a wonderful meal at the Hali'imaile General Store.  It is a fun time and wonderful way to close out the year.

See November's newsletter for the lunch menu.

04 November 2011

2012 Disability Access Training Annoucement

Dates/Times:
28 March 2012 - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
29 March 2012 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location:
Ala Moana Hotel

Speakers:
Mr. Paul Beatty & Ms. Earlene Sesker
U.S. Access Board Accessiblity Specialists

Registration:
Early Registration - $110 (ends Wednesday, 29 February 2012)
General Registration - $125
Register by Wednesday, 21 March 2012.  Space is limited to 200 registrants.
Registration Form

Training will cover:
  • How Does the ADA Apply to New & Existing Buildings?
  • Accessible Routes & the New ADAAG:  Accessing My Site & My Project
  • Designing Accessible Bathrooms & Toilet Rooms

AIA Maui Annual Holiday Lunch Meeting

16 November 2011 (Wednesday) @ 11:30 AM
Location:  Haili`imaile General Store
Cost: $30 (make checks payable to AIA Maui)
RSVP to Nanette by Friday, 11 November 2011

This month's meeting is our Annual Holiday Luncheon.  The program will feature the projects recognized by our members.  It is also the election of officers and approval of our budget for 2012.  Please see the attached newsletter for more details.  Come and join together as we celebrate the year end and enjoy a wonderful meal at the Hali'imaile General Store.  It is a fun time and wonderful way to close out the year.

See November's newsletter for the lunch menu.