21 February 2012

Maui County - 2006 IBC/IRC

Ralph Nagamine, DSA Administrator, has informed us that he anticipates the County Council will hear the new building codes for First Reading on 02 March 2012, and Second and Final Reading on 16 March 2012.  The new codes will then become effective about a week later when the Mayor signs the bill and becomes an ordinance.

Applicants submitting building permit applications to DSA prior to the effective date will have a choice of using the current code or the 2006 IBC/IRC.  After the effective date all applications will be under the 2006 IBC/IRC.

February 2012 General Meeting

29 February 2012 @ 11:30 AM
Location:  Kahili Restaurant in Wailuku
Cost:  $17 (checks made payable to AIA Maui)
RSVP to Nanette by Monday, 27 February 2012 with your lunch selection

Guest Speaker:  Charlie Jencks, Wailea 670 Associates, Honua`ula

Charlie Jencks served as Director of the Maui County Department of Public Works and Waste Management from 1991 to 2000.  He is now the Owner's Representative for Honua`ula (Wailea 670).  He has also served as past board chair of the Maui Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Maui Contractor's Association.

16 February 2012

Save the Date: Hawaii Build & Buy Green Conference

Save the Date for the 2012 Hawaii Build & Buy Green Conference & Expo

03 April 2012 (Tuesday) @ 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Hawaii Convention Center - Honolulu, HI

Early Registration - $80 (by 16 March 2012)
Regular Registration - $150 (after 16 March 2012)

Website:  www.green.hawaii-conference.com

Save the Date Flyer

13 February 2012

AIA Honolulu Action Alert: AIA Hawaii State Council Member

Monday, February 13, 2012

AIA Hawaii State Council Member Action Alert!

Response Deadline to AIA Hawaii is Weds, February 15th!  Please read today.

AIA Hawaii Seeking Nominees for Appointment to New Term on State Building Code Council

AIA Hawaii State Council is seeking suggested architect nominees from among our state-wide AIA membership for appointment as the AIA representative to the State Building Code Council for the new term starting this year (2012) and expiring on July 31, 2015. 

The AIA Hawaii State Council welcomes your suggested names of potential member candidates including your self-nomination. The AIA Hawaii State Council plans to develop a short list of interested candidates leading to a final vote and appointment by the 2012 AIA Hawaii Board of directors.

About the Building Code Council 

Act 82, SLH 2007  (link to PDF text).  This Act, enacted in 2007, created the State Building Code Council (BCC) which is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services. 
The purpose of the BCC is to establish a state building code which would eliminate the fragmented building requirements which currently exist between counties. The state building code would include the latest fire code as adopted by the State Fire Council, the latest edition of the International Building Code, the latest edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code, and Hawaii design standards to implement Act 5, Special Session Laws, 2005 as applicable to emergency shelters and essential government facilities.

For more information including links to the Building Code Council meeting agendas and minutes, visit the BCC home page (link to web).

Please join us in thanking
Bill Brizee of Architects Hawaii for his work --Bill served as AIA Hawaii’s representative for the first term on the BCC following the Adoption of Act 82 in 2007.

Your Suggestion(s) Needed by February 15, 2012

To respond to this call for nominees, email your suggestions to:
Amy Blagriff, EVP
AIA Honolulu on behalf of the AIA Hawaii State Council.

Deadline is  NOON Weds, February 15
with suggested nominations for consideration by AIA Hawaii.  THANK YOU!

Copyright ©2005 American Institute of Architects Honolulu Chapter. All rights reserved.

11 February 2012

AIA Maui Scholarship Fundraising

Existing Buildings Alternative Compliance Ordinances

AIA Maui Members:

Hi All,
This letter is a request for examples of stumbling blocks you have come upon when trying to do architectural work in our towns on Maui.
Currently the building code, fire code, and zoning make it very hard to improve, expand, and alter existing properties in Maui towns.
I am working with WMSA on some "Existing Buildings Alternative Compliance Ordinances" to help facilitate improvements in our towns instead of regulating degradation.  Please, please, please if you have any experiences you would like to share with me, I am looking for case studies to use as examples to convince the county that "code relief" will be a good thing for the vitality and economic viability of our towns.  I am attaching a template that you could simply fill in and mail to me.
Thank you so much for your help.



DWS: Swimming Pools, Spas, and/or Water Features

SLIM: Kauai Energy Presentation

Kauai Energy Presentation
SLIM and Maui County host Kauai County's Energy Coordinator

Kauai's Energy Plan, Holo Holo Vision 2020
16 February 2012 (Thursday) @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
UH Maui College
Pilina Building Multi-Purpose Room
Lunch available for $5 from Maui Culinary Academy (variety of sandwiches, chips, and cookies)

RSVP to Dena Sato at Dena.Sato@co.maui.hi.us

DCAB Special Invitation - Medical Equipment

DCAB Special Invitation - Two Hour Overview of the Proposed Rule on Medical Diagnostic Equipment Accessibility Standards

29 March 2012 (Thursday) @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Queen's Medical Center
1301 Punchbowl Street
Queen's Conference Center Auditorium
Presented by:  Earlene Sesker, U.S. Access Board Accessibility Specialist
Cost:  Free
Limited to first 200 registered attendees
Registration Form

For more information, please contact Mona Higa or Laurie Palenske at (808) 586-8121 or email at mona.higa@doh.hawaii.gov or laurie.palenske@doh.hawaii.gov.

Save the Date: AIA / ASID Maui Trade Expo

03 February 2012

Invitation: Fleetwood Doors & Windows

Everything you wanted to know about Fleetwood Doors and Windows...

12 March 2012 (Monday) @ 11:00 AM
Location:  Pacific Source Showroom @ 515 E. Uahi Way, Waikapu
RSVP:  Gina @ gina_d@pacsource.com or call 270-4659
Space is limited!

Energy Efficiency Classes Sponsored by Hawaii Energy

In partnership with EEFG, Hawaii Energy is sponsoring a new Hawaii Energy Series.  This series offers classes to help sell energy efficiency retrofits.

"Learing to S.E.E. (Sell Efficiency Effectively) TM" - covers financial metrics, presentation formats and selling approaches that help get viable energy-saving projects approved.
20 February 2012 (Monday) @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:  Kahili Golf Course

"Energy Efficiency's Role in Your Sustainability Agenda" - offers new perspectives on why energy efficiency should be a top priority for any organization that values "green" attributes.
21 February 2012 (Tuesday) @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:  Kahili Golf Course

"Benchmarking Your Commercial Building and What's Next" - demonstrates how important and easy it is to gauge your current energy performance, set targets for improvement, and track your progress toward those goals.
25 February 2012 (Saturday) @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:  Ala Moana Hotel

Registration is required

01 February 2012

Register for the 2012 Disability Access Training

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

Ala Moana Hotel

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

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

For more information, contact Mona Higa or Laurie Palenske at (808) 586-8121 or by email at mona.higa@doh.hawaii.gov or laurie.palenske@doh.hawaii.gov.