30 January 2013

21 January 2013

IBC 2006 Seminars (March)

5 - 6 March 2013 (Tuesday & Wednesday)
Registration:  7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Seminar:  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location:  J.W. Cameron Center Auditorium

AIA CEU:  6 LU (HSW) per day

Seminar fees payable to AIA Maui.  Fee covers both seminar days.  Lunch and snacks provided.

AIA Members:  $50.00
All others:  $60.00

Registration:  Submit the registration form and fee to AIA Maui.  Payments must be received no later than 22 February 2013.  Seating is limited.

Day 1:  Architectural Applications for Designers
Day 2:  Mixed Occupancies

16 January 2013

January 2013 Newsletter

January 2013 AIA Maui Newsletter

January 2013 General Meeting

23 January 2013 (Wednesday) @ 11:30 AM
Location:  Kahili Restaurant, Wailuku
Cost:  $17 (checks made payable to AIA Maui)

RSVP to Nanette by Monday, 21 January 2013 @ 5:00 PM with your menu selection (see below)
Cancellations after the deadline will be charged to the member

Topic:  Complete Streets
Guest Speakers:
Sandra McGuinness
Rowena Dagdag-Andaya
The January co-presenters are Sandra McGuinness and Rowena Dagdag-Andaya.  Sandra has served as coordinator for the Maui County Nutrition & Physical Activity Coalition (NPAC) since 2008.  Rowena is the Deputy Director of the Maui County Department of Public Works.

10 January 2013

Save the Date: 2006 IBC Seminars (March)

5 - 6 March 2013 (Tuesday - Wednesday)
Registration:  7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Seminar:  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location:  Cameron Center Conference Room

AIA CEU:  6.0 LUs (HSW) per day

Registration and fees information are forthcoming.

04 January 2013

AIA CE Rules Change for 2013

Sustainable Design Continuing Education Requirement Terminated

AIA members will no longer need to fulfill the Sustainable Design (SD) credit requirements in 2013.  AIA members must fulfill a minimum of 18 LUs per year; 12 of which must meet the Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) criteria.

02 January 2013

Commercial LED Lighting Workshop

8 January 2013 (Tuesday) @ 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location:  Maui Art's and Cultural Center - Alexa Higashi Room
Cost:  FREE (morning snacks and lunch provided)
Registration:  Contact Walter Enomoto

Hawaii Energy will be sponsoring an all day Commercial LED Lighting Workshop with Maui resident, Stan Walerczyk of Lighting Wizards.

The topic “LEDs vs. Everything, Interior and Exterior” should cover the whole area of commercial lighting where LED technology is making its impacts felt.

This workshop was introduced at the 2011 Lightfair, the largest lighting conference in North America, and has been updated and expanded since then.
  • Yes, LEDs are new, rapidly improving and have the ‘wow’ factor, but how do they currently compare with high performance incumbent technologies and some other new technologies in interior and exterior applications?
  • How will these comparisons change in just one or two years?
  • What are the best applications for currently available LED products?
  • When should interim technologies be used before LEDs are really ready for prime time in some applications? 
  • Why electronically ballasted ceramic metal halide is better than LED in some applications?
  • How should life cycling cost effectiveness be done?
  • Should LED T8s ever be used?
  • For LEDs to really become mainstream, will constant lumens and replacement modules have to become the norm?
  • What are important issues to help decide which LED product manufacturers to buy from?
  • Is induction an outdated technology?

These and other topics will be discussed.
  • Background information, including DOE, Energy Star, Designlights Consortium, various awards, L70, LM79, LM80, etc.
  • Points to ponder
  • Raise the bar
  • Dollars per 1000 lumens
  • Has the lighting industry evolved?
  • Truth in advertising
  • Are LEDs really more environmentally friendly than other technologies?
  • Running cool
  • Trophy chips
  • WOW factor
  • Rated life projections
  • Long term financials
  • Don’t consider an LED product, unless...
  • Which companies to buy from
  • Warranty
  • Down the road with LED products installed now
  • For LEDs to become mainstream
  • Retrofit or Replace LED fixtures
  • Maintenance
  • Buy now or later
  • Contenders
  • Latest generation of LED chips and products
  • T8, T5 and T5HO fluorescents
  • Electronically ballasted ceramic metal halide
  • Induction
  • Plasma
  • Halogen infrared
  • General comparisons
  • Lumens and foot-candles per watt
  • Rated life
  • End of life lumen maintenance
  • Color rendering
  • Kelvin
  • Long term color consistency
  • Dimming

  • Specific interior comparisons
  • Linear replacement lamps
  • Decorative
  • Omni-directional
  • Accent lighting
  • Recessed cans
  • Cold storage
  • Troffers
  • Suspended indirect/direct fixtures
  • Task – ambient lighting
  • Future of interior lighting
  • Specific exterior comparisons
  • Wall washing
  • HPS, LED & induction street lighting
  • Good applications for LEDs
  • LED, Induction, EHID, Plasma
  • Final Q&A, projects, comments, etc.

  • Identify the best applications for currently available LED products
  • Compare applications that high performance fluorescent, electronically ballasted CMH and other technologies can be more cost effective than currently available LED products
  • Discuss the downsides of LED T8s
  • Discuss why induction is obsolete


01 January 2013

DCAB Plan Review Fee - 01/01/13

Effective 01 January 2013, DCAB will charge a plan review fee which only applies to projects covered under Section 103-50, Hawaii Revised Statues (HRS §103-50), covering all State and County projects.  Most Federal and private projects are not covered.

There is an updated HRS §103-50 Document Transmittal Form, which must be submitted with the construction documents and plan review fee starting 01 January 2013.  The new transmittal form includes a section for the plan review fee and instructions on how to calculate the fee.

A Frequently Asked Questions form is available to assist with understanding the plan review fee.

The review fees shall be four-tenths of a percent (0.4%) for the first $500,000 of the estimated construction cost plus two-tenths of a percent (0.2%) of the estimated construction costs greater than $500,000 up to and including $2,000,000 plus two one-hundreths of a percent (0.02%) of the estimated construction costs over $2,000,000 except as follows:
  1. The minimum review fee for plans and specifications subject to accessibility guidelines under this section shall be $200;
  2. The disability and communications access board may limit the maximum review fee for plans and specifications of infrastructure projects or projects managed by private nonprofit entities to $3,000; and
  3. There shall be a $50 review fee for projects with plans and specifications that do not reflect any elements subject to accessibility guidelines under this section.
Examples of how to calculate the plan review fee:

Estimated construction costs
0.4% x $250,000

Estimated construction costs


0.4% x $500,000
0.2% x $1,000,000

Estimated construction costs


0.4% x $500,000
0.2% x $1,500,000
0.02% x $3,000,000

Contact Francine Wai, Executive Director, or Curtis Motoyama, Facility Access Coordinator, via email or at (808) 586-8121 for further information