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Aloha and welcome to the 2003/2004 edition of the Hawaii Pacific Steel Framing Alliance Resource Directory. This directory is a valuable and comprehensive tool acting as a one-stop guidebook for those interested in steel framing, helping them stay abreast of the latest information on products, services and technologies in residential and commercial steel framing construction, as well as showing our membership and their capabilities. As we mark the sixth anniversary of the Hawaii Pacific Steel Framing Alliance, Inc. (formerly the Hawaii Steel Alliance), we also wish to highlight the success of the Alliance's campaign towards light gauge steel framed construction in Hawaii. More and more people and companies are realizing the unbeatable benefits of steel framing. And their numbers have consistently grown year after year and have significantly helped carry Hawaii's overall economy, creating both new jobs and increased income. The past two years have seen welcome gains in the housing industry. Today, Hawaii is the established national leader in per-capita steel-framed housing. As a catalyst for growth, the Alliance (HSA) serves as an industry promoter for manufacturers, developers, builders and design professionals who have direct interest in furthering the development of steel framing. As we move into this year and beyond, our focus is on further encouraging and promoting the use of steel framing, especially among designers and builders. Current residential steel framing trends show an increase of up to 300 percent of the skilled labor force will be needed for housing by the year 2005 here in Hawaii. Just recently, the Alliance awarded students of Waiakea High School with industry certificates for completing the Residential Steel Framing competency training. Their completion has made a profound statement about the significant achievements and our role of training new builders to meet these increased needs for skilled tradesmen in steel framing. Through our dissemination of product information, facilitation of training and educational programs, research and testing, and coordination of exchanges of ideas and methods, the HSA helps our membership bring the implementation and advancement of steel-framed homes to the forefront of home building. We are well on our way to making steel framing the de-facto standard for the housing industry by the end of this decade – with the strength of our membership as well as our alliance with our mainland counterpart organizations. The interest and dedication at the local level is what is going to accelerate the growth of residential and commercial steel framing. The Alliance looks forward to offering more new ways to engage all players in the building industry to the future of construction – steel framing. While I invite everyone interested in steel framing to join the Alliance, I also wish to encourage every HSA member to spread the word about our Alliance and the benefits from all that we have to offer. And together let's capitalize on the immense opportunities that lie ahead.


Ralph Valentino President

Congratulations to the Hawaii Pacific Steel Framing Alliance for the publication of the 6th consecutive Resource Directory. While this directory is an excellent reference tool, it also makes a profound statement about the significant achievements that are attainable through the collective effort of talented individuals. It's no secret that Hawaii has become the steel framing capital of the world. And many people are aware that cold-formed steel is used in nearly 70 percent of all new homes built in the islands. However, it is remarkable that it has become the clear material of choice in just under 10 years. This impressive growth wasn't achieved through sleight of hand or stroke of luck, but is the result of the hard work of many individuals. Members of the HSA come from many backgrounds, have diverse skills and bring a tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience. This is evident in the pages of the Resource Directory, as well as through the alliance's long track record of focusing these abilities to solve problems, create opportunities, and spur the growth of steel framing. The programs, services and activities provided by the HSA have not only had a huge impact on the growth of steel framing in Hawaii, but are also setting the pace for other alliances in the United States. The recent PACRIM conference was another significant achievement that demonstrated the potential of a strong and vibrant local alliance. Attendees from around the world and all corners of the building and construction industry witnessed the potential of steel framing and left inspired to re-create this in their own backyards. The national alliance has long recognized the important role that the HSA has played in the growth of steel framing. As we move into this year, and beyond, our focus is on creating tools and services that will help you identify and capitalize on opportunities to grow your businesses and the use of steel framing. Research on fire/sound ratings will make it possible for builders to use steel in locations typically limited to block or wood framing. Additional testing programs will provide information that expands the information available in the codes and aids the development of industry standards. A new business plan for developing the commercial framing market will quantify usage, but also identify applications and methods that offer immediate opportunities. New educational options will provide everyone from framers to code officials with faster and greater access to training programs. A new Web site speeds your ability to get information and ideas. Perhaps the most important element in this mix of activities is the continuing support and involvement of the HSA and other local alliances. We rely on you for information about the needs of your local markets and ideas on how to meet those needs. We are able to marshal national resources to develop solutions and provide these to you where they are needed the most – at the grassroots. The HSA provides an excellent model for how we can be successful at every level, and I'm looking forward to working with my many new and old friends in Hawaii this year and in the future.


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Steeling the Pacific Rim The Hawaii Pacific Steel Framing Alliance (HSA) is a 501(c) (6) nonprofit organization established in May 1997 that encourages and promotes the widespread, practical and economic use of light gauge steel framing for residential and light commercial construction in the Pacific Rim. Before the 1990s, few individuals believed in the benefits of steel framing for Hawaii homeowners. Steel framing has since gained acceptance among designers and contractors, not only in Hawaii, but also in other countries in the Pacific Rim. On April 7, 2001, HSA formally changed its name to the Hawaii Pacific Steel Framing Alliance -- a move in response to the Alliance's mission to expand to the Asia-Pacific countries. The HSA engages in training programs to help carpenters learn more about steel framing; helps create new technical resources for design professionals, contractors and framers; and develops new field training and product testing programs. The organization also seeks to provide quality shelter through excellence in design, building, and materials, offering homeowners reliable assistance and consumer information. Seeing steel framing as an enduring building medium for the world's housing needs, the HSA strives to be the preeminent worldwide steel framing resource for designers, managers, estimators, suppliers, and contractors in the State of Hawaii and throughout the Pacific Rim. In 2001 cold-formed steel framing accounted for about 65 percent of all new housing ventures on Oahu. At present, Hawaii has become the undisputed leader in the percentage of steel-framed homes being constructed anywhere in the world.

The officers for 2003/2004 are: • President: Ralph Valentino, Hunt Building Corporation • First Vice President: Sam A. Galante, Steel Truss & Panel, LLC • Second Vice President: S. Robert Lee, Atlas Steel Corporation • Secretary: Gail Lincoln, Lincoln & Associates • Treasurer: Wayne Lincoln, Honsador Lumber Corporation/Steel Division • Immediate Past President: Doug Pearson, Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii, Inc.

Directors of the association include: • Adam Sutton, Haseko Construction, Inc. • Art Linn, Simpson Strong-Tie Co., Inc. • Craig Baldwin, California Expanded Metal Products Co. (CEMCO) • Jon Conard, Dietrich Metal Framing, Inc. • Roberta "Bobbie" Kane, Architectural Wood, Inc. • Sunil Suryanarayanan, Ariel Truss (Hawaii), Inc. Mardie C. Torres serves as the executive

director of HSA. The board of directors and officers meet monthly to discuss alliance business and programming. The Alliance also offers a wide variety of committees in which members can become more involved with both the organization and the community. These include the following: • Trade Show Committee -- chairperson Craig Baldwin, CEMCO The HSA continues to reach out to consumers by participating in a number of trade shows thought the state, nation and AsiaPacific countries. Among them are the Building Industry Associations's 9th annual Home Building and Remodeling Show in February, including the first Steelman competition; the Contractors Association of Kauai Home Show in April; Maui Contractors Association Home Show; the PCBC in California in June; Metalcon in October; and International Builders' Show in January 2004. • Membership Committee -- chairperson: Kelly Kauahi, Dependable Hawaiian Express (DHX) Because the essence of the HSA is in its membership, this committee is the HSA's voice to reach out to all builders, contractors and the general public. • Program Committee -- chairperson: Kenneth Ancheta, AK Universal Builders, Inc. Since it was founded, HSA members have demanded monthly dinner meetings and networking opportunities. With an unending supply of excellent speakers on various themes related to steel framing, each meeting has been well attended, attracting up to 100 participants per meeting. • Publications/Communications Committee -- chairperson: Barry Redmayne, Trade Publishing, Inc. This committee oversees the production and distribution of the HSA Resource Directory and ensures the preparation and proper dissemination of new resource materials on steel framing to be used in special activities, such as trade shows and monthly meetings. • Training & Education Committee -- chairperson: Sam Galante, Steel Truss & Panel LLC The primary duty of this committee is the training and continuing education of the next generation of framers, the keys to more valuable, market-driven and customer-oriented services. It conducts training seminars on steel framing for engineers, architects, contractors and the general public. • Pacific Rim Conference Committee -chairperson: Doug Pearson, Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii

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The HSA hosted its third international steel framing conference in March 2003, coinciding with the national Steel Framing Alliance Spring General Membership Meeting. In 2004, this committee will spearhead the preparation and coordination of quality seminars, networking receptions, jobsite tours, and a golf tournament. • Golf Tournament Committee -- chairperson: Wayne Lincoln, Honsador Lumber Corporation/Steel Division Funds made through HSA's annual golf tournament go to support engineering students through scholarship grants, in partnership with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. • Adhoc Committee on Steel Trusses This newly formed committee will oversee the development of roof trusses. It will study cost reduction and best practices. Over the past five years, the HSA has had good membership retention. Our members have experienced market growth as they continue to benefit from the networking and educational programs we provide. As a gateway to the future of construction technology, the Alliance is only as good as its members and the information it circulates every day. With membership categories available for any company to join, the HSA allows people from all spectrums of the building industry to come together. Among them are builders, tool and fastener manufacturers, building suppliers, contractors, developers, design professionals and consultants. Benefits of membership include increased business opportunities; use of the steel framing brandmark; networking events; and access to research and development, up-todate information and other critical resources. In addition, belonging to the HSA provides increased recognition and participation in the Alliance's future direction, training initiatives and more. Members receive a discount of up to 50 percent off resources, including books, technical and how-to publications, promotion collateral, videos, and market reports. Visit our websites (local) and (national) for the latest activities and information. At the national website, we have secured a for-members-only site devoted solely to convenient and timely communication with our membership. It has current information on SFA activities and advances in the use of light gauge steel framing in residential construction. The HSA membership also meets monthly at dinner meetings to network and learn the latest information on light gauge steel framing. Please see the 2003/2004 calendar of activities found later in this directory.

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he increasing environmental concerns in the world today have caused many people to examine the way we live. These issues have significantly affected every aspect of our lives, including the materials we use in construction. What we are building (or forfeiting) by myriad daily decisions is our future. Only those who can imagine and create the future will be around to enjoy it. And choosing steel is a vital part of tomorrow's vision. We believe steel framing is the future of construction. The Hawaii Pacific Steel Framing Alliance (HSA) was established in 1997 to stimulate the use of light gauge steel in Hawaii as well as in the Pacific Rim. Due to its efforts, nearly 70 percent of all new home starts on Oahu today use steel studs, up from 25 percent in 1997. Based on an HSA survey, Australia follows with 8 percent and California with 5 percent. Also, in a recent survey conducted by KHON Fox 2 TV, approximately 12,000 out of 15,000 people preferred steel-framed homes.

Steel as a Better Builder The use of cold-formed steel members for building construction is an intelligent choice which benefits not only the environment, but also the contractor, engineer, architect and developer. The basis of these advantages lie in steel's material characteristics and environmentally-friendly properties. Steel has the highest strength to weight ratio of any building material (five times stronger than wood and one-third less its weight). A steel-framed home is a long-lasting dwelling that does not feed termites, mold or other organisms. Steel framing uses 25 percent minimum recycled content; is 100 percent recyclable; provides life cycle energy savings due to air tightness of a steel building; and has a long structure life, reducing the drain on building resources (zero depletion of iron resources). Galvanized steel studs have absolutely consistent dimensions and won't warp or bend after a wall, floor or roof is assembled. They are durable against rust and do not expand or contract with moisture content. They do not burn or add fuel to the spread of a fire. Builders and consumers will get stable material prices, straight walls and square corners. Steel also continues to remain the most recycled material in North America; more than aluminum, plastic and glass combined. In fact, all new steel products contain recycled steel products, or steel scrap; and steel

retains its material integrity even when it is recycled. And when consumers buy new steel products, they are taking the important step, perhaps unknowingly, of closing the recycling loop. For every ton of steel recycled, 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone are saved. With this we save the energy equivalent to electrically power about one-fifth of the households in the United States for one year. During 2002, over 70 million tons of steel scrap found its way to end markets rather than landfills, and this resulted in an overall recycling rate of 70.7 percent for steel, a 4.3 percent increase over 2001. Using steel framing can help builders eliminate unnecessary waste of building materials, recycle all that can be recycled, and build with recycled products. For homeowners, steel framed homes have a much lower probability of sustaining foundation problems, and earthquake and high wind damage. Homes built with steel provide a safer environment for inhabitants and contribute to saving our natural resources. We wish to preserve our resources for our keiki (children) and our keiki's keiki.

Steel as a Green Material A study was commissioned recently by Earth Kind in Washington, DC to assess the benefits of using steel framing in residential construction. It determined that steel framing could be recognized as a "green" building material based on economic and environmental criteria. The study concludes that the steel industry is increasingly producing materials for the residential market that are cost competitive, performance enhancing, and environmentally advantageous. The steel industry has actively improved its environmental record in mining, processing, and recycling steel. Better data is available on the progress made in pollution control from mining, processing, and the actual steel making process. With a history of recycling extend-

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ing over 100 years, steel is recycled at a rate of 68.5 percent, and it maintains its integrity and does not degenerate or degrade when recycled. According to the study, waste from the framing operation of a typical steel framed house can fit in a normal residential trash can, has scrap value, and is readily accepted and purchased by scrap yards.

New Standards, Codes & Tools Steel studs are strong products that allow for longer clear-spans in the design process. They weigh less, providing ease of handling. New design standards for engineers help shorten the learning curve, while industry-standard details and design methods help shorten the amount of time it takes to engineer a structure. The market for steel framing also is receiving a boost by the gradually increasing use of pre-engineered components like headers, trusses, and floor systems similar to what is available for wood framing. A breakthrough has been made in the development of new, more efficient headers, one of the most time-consuming steel framing components to assemble. An "L"-shaped header is increasingly being used in place of back-to-back or box headers because it uses less steel, is easier to insulate, takes less time to fabricate, and uses fewer screws. In recent years, there have been significant advances in the development of efficient cutting and fastening tools that will lower builders' labor costs by speeding the assembly of the house frame. Screw attachment of studs takes longer than nailing wood studs together, but several major tool manufacturers have introduced new, faster

screw guns and others have developed fasteners -- much like the nails that framers are familiar with -- to more rapidly connect framing members. Other new technologies are also being used or are in development. Steel and wood stud construction can be blended in such applications as remodeling.

This represents an ideal situation for builders, since they can now choose from more than one framing construction material based on what and where it makes sense. With more training and education, HSA continues to help create better, more efficient building solutions. Our strengths come

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Getting Started With Steel T

he Alliance continues to be a resource for information and publications about steel framing. There are innovative steel framing products available now that save time and money. It's now possible to build a steel framed home using traditional plans without incurring large engineering bills, spending a lot of extra time with plan checkers and building inspectors, or manually doing a take-off and estimate that may take up to three days. Reliable technical and "how-to" information also is available at the click of a mouse or with a simple phone call for little to no investment. To get started, here's what we recommend: 1. Consider using steel framing products for one application at a time. For instance, use steel floor joists, a competitive and easy product to learn on. Get a copy of "Builders Guide to Residential Steel Floors" from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or the Steel Floor Guide -- an easy-to-use guide for building and installing residential steel floor joists. It includes span tables, construction details, joist designators, materials and tools, how-to steps, construction tips, steel floor benefits and other resources. (NT20-01 $15.00) Also take a look at several products available in the market. 2. Look for a skilled carpenter in your area who has worked with steel before. According to U.S. News and World Report, "Want a new house that's immune to dry rot, moisture and termites, and resistant to hurricanes and earthquakes? Hire a steel house framer." You can search this guide and visit our web sites for directories for builders, framing contractors, suppliers and more. At the local level, the HSA Resource Directory is the only publication that serves the residential and com-

mercial steel framing industry, consumers included. 3. If there are no skilled carpenters in your area, consider training a crew. The Alliance has been using SFA's National Training Curriculum for Residential Steel Framing, which offers comprehensive step-by-step steel-framing techniques for experienced and novice framers, instructors and students alike. It includes a copy of the Prescriptive Method, Residential Steel Beam and Column Tables, and the Thermal Design Guide. It is designed to assist community colleges, vocational-technology schools, and other apprenticeship programs with training students in the field and classroom on a one-day, one-week, or even one-year schedule. To hasten implementation of steel framing provisions now in the building codes, a training seminar program "Design and Inspection of Light Gauge Steel Framed Structures" has been developed. It has substantially helped broaden the awareness and understanding of new building codes, SSMA stud identification standards, and general design and construction principles using steel framing. Since 1999, aside from design professionals and contractors, over 3,500 building inspectors and plan checkers also have participated in training. 4. Get a copy of Craftsman's "Steel-Frame House Construction."

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Co-authored by former SFA President Tim Waite and the NAHB Research Center, this book explains about and illustrates the tools, materials, and techniques for residential steel framing. It includes hundreds of photos and illustrations, plus a CD-ROM with steel framing details and 37 pages of steel-frame cost estimates. (NE4-00 $39.75) To order, visit, or by calling 800.79.STEEL. 5. Get the newest ANSI-accredited Prescriptive Method The newest Prescriptive Method is now ANSI-accredited, through a consensus process completed by the American Iron & Steel Institute's Committee on Framing Standards (COFS). It utilizes state-of-the-art technology in engineering -- ASCE 98 for loads and LRFD design. It also presents the most technologically advanced header design including L-headers and built-up headers. This new standard also includes extensive high wind and high seismic design approaches, expanded 'limits of applicability' (up to 40-foot wide buildings), more efficient details and shearwall design approach. HSA members can receive up to 50 percent off on this publication by calling 202.785.2022. 6. Get a copy of the new Low-Rise Residential Construction Details With over 100 universal details on general applications, floors, walls (interior and exterior), roofs (rafters and joists), and other miscellaneous connections, these construction details give you useful drawings based on over 10 years of best practices observed in the field. Other resource guides are also available, such as the span tables and construction details for Lshaped headers in residential and light commercial construction. (NT19-99F $15.00). Most of these materials are downloadable or can be ordered online or by calling 1-800-79-STEEL. For other Related Industry Statistics and Information, visit: • NAHB Housing Facts & Figures • Steel Recycling Institute • HUD - Housing Library • Steel Pricing - American Metal Market 7. Know the right "STUF": Standard Steel Member Sizes The steel stud manufacturing industry has developed standard member sizes and common methodology for identification of studs. Using the acronym "STUF" and a universal system of designators, engineers are better able to understand exactly what they are specifying, no matter who has made the stud, and installers can be sure they are using the right material. 8. Join the Hawaii Pacific Steel Framing Alliance, Inc. Once you become an HSA member, you are automatically a member of the national Steel Framing Alliance. Learn from others who have real-world experience and hear what steel framing products and accessories are available and where to go for them in your market. For more information on becoming a member, call the HSA Office at (808) 485-1400. Visit our websites & for further detailed information.

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Benefits of Steel Framing Steel: Feel the Strength Steel is a uniform material • Steel is roll formed into shapes with precise tolerances. • There is very little contraction or expansion with steel • The sections maintain their exact shape and size. Steel maintains its true shape • Steel does not shrink or expand when subjected to moisture changes

caused by preservative treatments, rain, or changes in humidity. • The sections are straight and do not require sorting or special handling to ensure for crown. • No knots, warping, twisting, splitting, or cracking. Excellent quality for the homeowner • Straight walls and ceilings. • Aesthetically pleasing surfaces. • Quality control is stressed in all phases of the manufacturing process so the highest possible quality is delivered to the job site.

Steel remains North America's most recycled material. • Steel is 100 percent recyclable and considered a green building material. • Steel framing materials contain at least 25 percent recycled steel. • A steel framed house may contain the equivalent of six scrapped automobiles. • 60 million tons of steel scraps are recycled each year: more than paper, aluminum, glass and plastic combined. • After a steel framed house is retired, it also can be recycled!

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Savings in steel materials + Investment in framing experts = Savings, long-term maintenance, and family security

Environmental Benefits

Fire Resistance

• Steel offers builders an environmentally friendly alternative to wood. • There is little waste when using steel framing materials. • Builders can reduce their disposal costs and divert material from local landfills.

• Steel framed houses are fire resistant. • Studs, joists, and rafters do not add fuel to a fire. • One-third of all fires start in the wall cavity. • Steel framed houses do not "melt" in a fire. Framing members can resist up to 1,800 degrees F. • Actual case studies show steel houses perform very well in house fires, with little or no damage to the framing structure. • Houses framed all out of steel can qualify for lower insurance rates.

Termite Facts: • There are over 1,900 species of termites in the world. • The most commonly found termites in Hawaii are the Drywood and Formosan Subterranean "Super termite." • An average colony consists of about 3 million termites, but can be as large as 10 million. A single colony normally survives about 35 years. • A well-fed Formosan queen can live for 25 years, and lay 1,000 eggs a day. • Each nest has 3 kinds of termites: reproducers, workers, soldiers • The winged termites are the reproductive stage of the termite. Termites swarm to find mates and form new nests usually in March – June.

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Termite Prevention: • The best time to protect against termites is during the planning and construction phase. • Over $100 million is spent in Hawaii each year for prevention, control and repair. • Steel framing provides a termite proof solution for the structural integrity of your home.

What About Rust? • "No Water = No Rust" • In order for galvanized steel to rust there must be water present. If there is no water, no rust. • Steel framing members in wall cavities, attic spaces, or crawl spaces that are not exposed to water will last over 100 years. • Forensic studies recently conducted on Oahu residences built over 40 years ago showed steel wall studs with no visible signs of corrosion except in areas with plumbing leaks. • Zinc coating protects steel by providing a physical barrier as well as cathodic protection to the underlying steel. When the base steel is exposed, such as at a cut or scratch, the steel is cathodically protected by the sacrificial corrosion of the zinc coating adjacent to the steel.

What About Lightning? • Steel framed houses do not attract lightning strikes. • In the event of a strike, the steel frame offers occupants more protection with several ground paths. • The steel frame reduces the likelihood of explosions, secondary fires, or personal injury. • Steel skyscrapers in Honolulu have provided occupants with safe offices and residences for years.

How easy is it to remodel my home? • Steel framing uses many of the same construction methods used in wood houses. • Steel framing can be used for additions and renovations for existing wood houses, especially those with termite damage. • Screwed connections make it easy to move walls and other renovations in the future.

Earthquakes or hurricanes? • Yes! Steel framed homes can be engineered for the highest seismic or wind loads given by code. • Steel's strength and resiliency help it to survive the strongest earthquakes. • Steel has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any framing material. • For generations we have relied on the strength and durability of steel in our commercial buildings, hospitals, and schools.

Breathe Easier • The Healthy House Institute recommends steel framing for good indoor air quality. • Chemically sensitive homeowners and those susceptible to asthma are exposed to fewer toxins in a steel framed home. • The American Lung Association encourages the use of steel framing with its Health House program.

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Steeling the BIA Home Building & Remodeling Show At the first-ever Steelman Competition, each of the four steel-framing competitors had to build a 10-by-8 foot storage module. The participants — Steve Winner, Sunrise Construction; Sherwin Ancheta, Inter-Island Construction (the winner); Curtis Kerns, Coastal Construction; and Bryan Conner, Dawson Group — were judged on speed, quality of work, adherence to design specifications, and appearance. The alliance booth featured consumer related information on the benefits of using steel framing. Topics included corrosion, termites, aesthetics, fire, recycling, and enhanced architectural design. The booth, which was manned by HSA and LGSEA members, won the "Best All Around" Award for the fifth straight year. Sam Galante of Steel Truss & Panel, HSA education & training committee chair, conducted a seminar on light gauge steel structures, their benefits and advantages.


he HSA participated in the Building Industry Association's 9th annual Home Building and Remodeling Show on February 6-9, 2003 at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall in three ways: with the first Steelman competition, an award-winning association booth, and a seminar on light gauge steel framing. The Steelman competitors

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Mardie Torres, HSA executive director, is enthusiastic about the alliance's participation in the BIA show. "Every year's responses have been tremendously overwhelming. As a volunteerbased organization, we were able to receive everything we needed, from material to labor, truss products down to the last screw. Judging from the number of people who kept coming back to the HSA booth wanting to know more about steel framing benefits, there is noticeable consumer interest in steel framed houses."

Steel Recycling Rate T

he Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) announced in May 2003 that in 2002 construction and demolition of ferrous debris remain at the very impressive recycling rate of 95 percent for structural beams and plates. In addition, there is continued growth in the collection and recycling of rebars and other construction materials, which increased in 2002 to 57.5 percent, from 50 percent in 2001. When it comes to household recycling, appliances continue the trend with a recycling rate in 2002 of 86.6 percent up from 85.0 percent in 2001. Additionally, Americans continue to participate in their local curbside and drop-off programs and the steel can recycling rate has seen a slight increase in 2002 to 58.5 percent, from 58.1

in 2001. The SRI continues to educate consumers that recycling is not limited to the kitchen. Whether it's an empty aerosol shaving cream can or other empty steel nonfood containers, they

need to be diverted from the trash bin and placed in the recycling bin. For more information about steel recycling, visit the SRI's website:

Steel Trusses at the new Kailua Intermediate School; photo courtesy of Sam Galante, Steel Truss & Panel, LLC

An International Reach Doug Pearson, HSA outgoing president, with Micah Kane, director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, performing the traditional untying of the maile lei to open the 2003 HSA hosted PacRim Conference. With them are Larry Williams, SFA president, Mardie Torres, HSA executive director and Ralph Valentino, PACRIM chair and incoming HSA president.

The Right STUF T

he Steel Stud Manufacturers Association (SSMA) endeavors to supply products that meet or exceed standards established by national, state and local code bodies and by recognized industry associations. These products, recognized by ICBO Evaluation Service of the SSMA, comply with the Uniform Building Code and have a four-part identification code which identifies the size (both depth and flange width), style, and material thickness of each member. See the ICBO ES Evaluation Report No. 4943P at Member Depth: (Example: 6" = 600 x 1/100 inches) All member depths are taken in 1/100 inch. For all "T" sections member depth is the inside to inside dimension.

Style: (Example: Stud or Joist section = S) The four alpha characters utilized by the designator system are: S = Stud or Joist Sections T = Track Sections U = Channel Sections F = Furring Channel Sections

Flange Width: (Example: 1 5/8 = 1.625" = 162 x 1/100 inches) All flange widths are taken in 1/100 inch.

Material Thickness: (Example: 0.054 in. = 54 mils; 1 mil = 1/1000 in.) Material thickness is the minimum base metal thickness in mils. Minimum base metal thickness represents 95% of the design thickness.

Note: For those sections where two different yield strengths (33 ksi and 50 ksi) are shown, the yield strength used in the design, if greater than 33 ksi, needs to be identified on the design and ordering of steel. (i.e., 600S162-54 {50ksi})

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ANSI-approved American National Standards T

he Steel Framing Alliance is recommending that builders and code officials update to a new set of ANSI-approved American National Standards to take advantage of benefits from expanded and more cost efficient construction details now available in steel framing. The new Prescriptive Method for One and Two Family Dwellings and accompanying set of cold-formed steel framing standards have been released by the American Iron and Steel Institute. The standards provide the latest technology for designing, specifying, and constructing steel framed residential and light commercial buildings.

The standards include: Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing; General Provisions (GP 2001); Prescriptive Method for One and Two Family Dwellings (PM 2001); Standard for Truss Design (TRUSS 2001); and Standard for Header Design (HEADER 2001). "AISI used the latest cost-effective designs to generate the span tables and details, including L-Header technology that saves the builder 30 percent in framing labor," said Larry Williams, president of the Steel Framing Alliance. "The easy-to-use span tables enable builders to select the right size floor joist, wall stud, header, or roof regardless of the construction location." The standards were developed by the AISI Committee on Framing Standards, an ANSI-accredited, consensus standards body that develops, maintains, and improves AISI design and installation standards with the purpose of eliminating regulatory barriers and increasing the reliability and cost competitiveness of cold-formed steel framing. While past releases of the Prescriptive Method were limited by code approval and size restrictions, the new standards apply to footprints for houses up to 40 feet wide and have been adopted for the International Residential Code (2003) and the new NFPA Building Code (2003). The standards are approved "American National Standards" by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ANSI is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system for standards developers. Other benefits to builders include an expanded shearwall design approach — particularly for high wind and high seismic conditions, which greatly simplifies selection of shearwall material and specifies number of fasteners. A new definitions section has been added to familiarize first-time builders with steel framing terminology. "Whether you are a builder or a building code official, you need to obtain these standards and read them thoroughly to see where your responsibility lies within this changing industry," said Williams.

The National Steel Framing Alliance T

he Steel Framing Alliance (SFA) is an international organization leading the growing use of light gauge steel framing in commercial and residential construction through marketing and market development initiatives, research and testing programs, training and education, and the support of affiliated organizations within the steel and construction industries. The national alliance and its six local alliances (California, Hawaii Pacific, Southeast, Texas, Mid-Atlantic and Southwest), strengthened by close working relationships with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the NAHB Research Center, PATH, HUD, and others, have made huge strides toward fully enabling the residential construction market for steel. Product standards, prescriptive building methods, adoption by the codes and training the code officials

have collectively leveled the playing field for steel. At the same time, innovative steel framing products and effective training programs have helped to make steel an economically viable option for today's homebuilders and homebuyers. The HSA works closely with the National Steel Framing Alliance to learn about market adaptations, and at the same time, communicate the national advancements made that help level everyone's playing field for steel. For more information, you may contact them at: Steel Framing Alliance National Housing Center 1201 15th Street, NW, Suite 320 Washington, DC 20005 PH: (202) 785-2022 FX: (202) 785-3856

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National Steel Framing Alliance Officers • Larry Williams, president • Don Allen, P.E., director of engineering development, who also serves as executive director of the Light Gauge Steel Engineers Association* • Janice M. Duncan, finance and administration • Maribeth Rizzuto, general manager for U.S. East region • Bill Kraft, general manager for Canadian region * The Light Gauge Steel Engineers Association is an independent professional organization with more than 1,000 members worldwide, providing educational programs and technical publications to the engineering and design communities.

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HSA 2003/2004 MEMBER DIRECTORY Steel Coil Producers, Converters & Finishers . . . . . . . . Steel Framing Manufacturers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tool Manufacturers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connector & Accessory Manufacturers . . . . . . . . . . . . Fastener Manufacturers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pre-Engineered/Panelized System and Truss Fabricators Builders/Developers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Framing Contractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Building Material Distributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manufacturers Representatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Design Professionals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Unions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Professional, Trade or Industry Associations . . . . . . . . Government Affiliates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Educational Affiliates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Local Alliances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STEEL COIL PRODUCERS, CONVERTERS & FINISHERS Dofasco, Inc. Allen Root P.O. Box 2460, 1330 Burlington St. East Hamilton, ON L8N3J5 PH: (905) 544-376121 FX: (905) 548-7020 E-mail:

Ispat Inland, Inc. Chuck Belanger 30 West Monroe St. Chicago, IL 60603 PH: (312) 899-3241 FX: (312) 899-3361 E-mail:

NuconSteel Don Moody 117 Warren Court Denton, TX 76201 PH: (940) 891-3071 FX: (940) 383-3794 E-mail:

United States Steel Corporation Mike Meyers M.S. Ste. 106, P.O. Box 599 Fairfield, AL 35064-059 PH: (205) 783-2819 FX: (205) 783-2813 E-mail:

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Tom Porter 263 Covina Ln. City of Industry, CA 91744 PH: (800) 775-2362 FX: (626) 330-7598 E-mail:

Hawaii: CEMCO

Bill Waters 900 Loveridge Rd. P.O. Box 471 Pittsburg, CA 94565 PH: (925) 439-6241 FX: (925) 439-6514 E-mail:

Craig Baldwin 250 Kawaihae St. #23A Honolulu, HI 96825 PH: (808) 927-2424 FX: (808) 394-0367 E-mail:

Edward Ferkany 1205 Dearborn Dr. Columbus, OH 43085 PH: (614) 438-3005 FX: (614) 438-3256

STEEL FRAMING MANUFACTURERS Atlas Steel Corporation S. Robert Lee 867 Ahua St. Honolulu, HI 96819 PH: (808) 834-2500 FX: (808) 840-1928 Toll Free: 1-800-998-4729 E-mail:

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The listing in this roster represents the membership of the Hawaii Pacific Steel Framing Alliance at publication. No attempt has been made to verify the qualifications of those listed or to secure independent references. The Hawaii Pacific Steel Framing Alliance does not, and will not recommend any particular member listed herein. Anyone looking for the services of our members should exercise common business practices in checking references and business credentials of any member.

California Expanded Metal Products Co. (CEMCO)


Worthington Industries, Inc.

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CKM Building Material Corp. Jason Lin No.9, Industrial Rd., Kuan Tien Hsiang Tainan Hsien Taiwan PH: +886 (6) 698-6623 ext. 156 FX: +886 (6) 698-7359 E-mail:

Dietrich Metal Framing Greg Ralph 500 Grant St., Ste. 2226 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 PH: (412) 281-2805 FX: (412) 281-2965 E-mail:

Hawaii: Dietrich Metal Framing Akira Usami 91-300 Hanua St. Kapolei, HI 96707 PH: (808) 682-5747 FX: (808) 682-2928 E-mail:

Western Metal Lath George Kitano 6510 General Dr. Riverside, CA 92509 PH: (800) 365-5284/(909) 3603500 FX: (909) 685-4685/(909) 3603131 E-mail:

TOOL MANUFACTURERS Aerosmith Sheila Shaw 5530 West Raymond St. Indianapolis, IN 46241 PH: (317) 243-5959 FX: (317) 390-6980 E-mail:

DeWalt Industrial Tool Company Bill Taylor 701 E. Joppa Rd. Towson, MD 21286 PH: (410) 716-7279 / 716-7913 FX: (410) 716-7996 / 716-7996 E-mail:

Hawaii: DeWalt Industrial Tool Co. Eric McKelvie Territory Manager 1265 Pihana St. Honolulu, HI 96825 PH: (808) 330-8018 FX: (808) 394-3429 E-mail:

Irwin Industrial Tool Company (Formerly American Tools) Craig Davidson Power Tool Accessories 8935 NorthPointe Executive Dr., Ste. 200 Huntersville, NC 28078 Ph: (704) 987-4478 FX: (704) 987-4507 E-mail:

PRE-ENGINEERED PANELIZED SYSTEM OR TRUSS FABRICATORS, SPECIALTY PRODUCTS & SERVICES PROVIDERS Ariel Truss Hawaii, Inc. Sunil Ray 91-291 Hanua St. Kapolei, HI 96707 PH: (808) 682-5859 FX: (808) 682-5620 E-mail:

Ralph Valentino of Hunt Building Corp. takes the oath of office as he is installed as the 2003-2004 HSA president by Karen Nakamura, executive director of the Building Industry Association of Hawaii.

Inter-Island Construction, Inc.

Armstrong Builders, Ltd.

Dick Pacific Construction Co., Ltd.


Greg Talboys 92-910 Iwaena St. Aiea, HI 96701 PH: (808) 488-8838 FX: (808) 488-3330 E-mail:

Simpson Strong-Tie Co., Inc.

S&G Construction, Inc.

Donald Koslowsky 80 Sand Island Rd., Ste. #209 Honolulu, HI 96819 PH: (808) 848-2484 FX: (808) 842-0527 E-mail: License #: BC-11209

Wil Ideue 707 Richards St. Ste. 400 Honolulu, HI 96813 PH: (808) 533-5000 FX: (808) 533-5322 E-mail: License #: ABC-7539

Arthur Linn 4120 Dublin Blvd. #400 Dublin, CA 94568 PH: (925) 560-9063 FX: (925) 833-1496 E-mail:

Jason Tashiro P. O. Box 2659 Ewa Beach, HI 96706 PH: (808) 689-5400 FX: (808) 689-5406 E-mail: License #: BC-14265

Brookfield Homes

Group Builders, Inc.

Jeffrey Prostor 3090 Bristol St., Ste. 200 Costa Mesa, CA 92626-3061 PH: (714) 427-6868 FX: (714) 427-6870 E-mail: License #: 736657

Lito Alcantra 2020 Democrat St. Honolulu, HI 96819 PH: (808) 832-0888 FX: (808) 832-0890 E-mail: License #: ABC-10164

Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii, Inc.

Gerald S. Onaga 99-1225 Waiua Pl. Aiea, HI 96701 PH: (808) 486-0614 FX: (808) 486-2751 E-mail: License #: BC-12671

Hawaii: Simpson Strong-Tie Co., Inc. Tim Waite Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 PH: (808) 479-1216 FX: (808) 941-9079 E-mail:

FASTENER MANUFACTURERS John Wagner Associates P.O. Box 4060 Concord, CA 94520 PH: (800) 477-8876 FX: (925) 687-6261

Hawaii: Grabber Pacific Terry Boswell 2970 Mokumoa St. Honolulu, HI 96819 PH: (808) 836-1161 FX: (808) 833-4291 E-mail:

Steel Truss & Panel LLC Sam A. Galante 44-181-5 Laha St. Kaneohe, HI 96744 PH: (808) 351-4105 FX: (808) 247-2231 E-mail:

BUILDERS / DEVELOPERS AK Universal Builders Kenneth Ancheta 94-923 Kahiki Pl. Waipahu, HI 96797 PH: (808) 680-9179 FX: (808) 680-9143 E-mail: License #: BC-22598

Actus Lend Lease Jeff Apitz 1133 Bishop St., Ste. 1915 Honolulu, HI 96813 PH: (808) 536-8886 FX: (808) 536-8825 E-mail:

Doug Pearson 95-1000 Ukuwai St. Mililani, HI 96789 PH: (808) 626-3613 FX: (808) 626-3660 E-mail: License #: ABC-20176

Coastal Construction Co., Inc. Ken M. Sakurai 1900 Hau St. Honolulu, HI 96819 PH: (808) 847-3277 FX: (808) 842-1003 License #: BC-6895

Dawson Group Inc. Christopher Dawson 3375 Koapaka B-200 Honolulu, HI 96819 PH: (808) 536-5500, ext 301 FX: (808) 536-5530 E-mail: License #: BC-21830

G.S. Onaga General Contractor, Inc.

Haseko Construction Inc. Adam Sutton 91-919 Kuhina St., Ste. 102 Ewa Beach, HI 96706 PH: (808) 689-7772 (ext 222) FX: (808) 689-7982 E-mail: License #: BC-14397

Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. Colleen Miyasato P.O. Box 4088 614 Kapahula Ave. Honolulu, HI 96815 PH: (808) 735-3211 FX: (808) 735-3280 E-mail:

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V&C Drywall Contractors, Inc.

Kealoha Construction

Vincent Nihipali, Sr. 91-444 Komohana St., Bldg AUnit F Kapolei, HI 96707 PH: (808) 682-2068 FX: (808) 682-4351 E-mail: License #: C-11812

Alden Kealoha George Kealoha 1826 Kaohu St. Wailuku, HI 96793 PH: (808) 249-0919 FX: (808) 249-0918 E-mail: License #: BC-5125


Steelframe Home Builders


James Abe of Waiakea High School with students (left to right) Steven Nozaki, Ryan Watanabe, Nathan Mattos & Jayson Tavares after completing the steel framing competency of the Building & Construction Program.

Frank Cutre P.O. Box 423 Newbury Park, CA 91319-1423 PH: (805) 499-4060 FX: (805) 499-4060 E-mail:

Hunt Building Corporation

Shioi Construction, Inc.

Akamai Homes, Inc.

J. B. Waters Ralph Valentino P.O. Box 669 Pearl City, HI 96782 PH: (808) 624-2552 FX: (808) 624-1620 E-mail: ralphv@huntbuilding License #: HI GC#17174

Mike Goodnight 4023 Halau St. Lihue, HI 96766 PH: (808) 245-3975 FX: (808) 245-3977 E-mail:

George Thorp, Jr. 91-255B Kalaeloa Blvd. Kapolei, HI 96707 PH: (808) 682-1344 FX: (808) 682-1346 E-mail:

Soldat Construction

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Michael Soldat P.O. Box 206 Kailua, HI 96734 PH: (808) 263-3488 FX: (808) 261-5201 E-mail:

Dan Russell 75-5851 Kuakini Hwy. 116 Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 PH: (808) 334-0300 FX: (808) 331-0780 E-mail:

Lennar Family of Builders David Ball 24800 Chrisanta Dr. Mission Viejo, CA 92691 PH: (949) 598-8646 FX: (949) 598-8625 E-mail:

Omega Construction of Kona, Inc. Dan Russell 75-5851 Kuakini Hwy. 116 Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 PH: (808) 334-0300 FX: (808) 331-0780 E-mail:

Schuler Homes, Inc. Alan Labbe 828 Fort St. Mall, 4th Floor Honolulu, HI 96813 PH: (808) 521-5661, x.126 FX: (808) 538-1476 E-mail: License #: BC-18288 (Lokelani Constr. Corp.)

Sunrise Construction, Inc. Marcus Gillespie P.O. Box 927 Kailua, HI 96734 PH: (808) 262-8626 FX: (808) 262-8429 E-mail: License #: BC-10638

Universal Beam Kurt Davis 2323 Fern St. #01 Honolulu, HI 96826 PH: (808) 387-4944 FX: (808) 944-11-48 E-mail:

Unlimited Construction Services, Inc Randy Finlay 4176 Hoala St. Lihue, HI 96766 PH: (808) 245-7843 FX: (808) 245-9622 E-mail: unlimited@iav,com License #: ABC-16638

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Gemini Structural System Herb Schilger 1326-20th Ave. Calgary N.W. Alberta T2M1G3 Canada PH: (403) 282-0155 FX: (403) 282-0655 E-mail:

Hawaii Partition Systems, Inc. Michael M. Aki P.O. Box 396 Lawai, HI 96765 PH: (808) 332-9119 FX: (808) 332-9119 E-mail: License #: C-19919

Rod Saragoza 3458-C Kalihi St. Honolulu, HI 96819 PH: (808) 845-3196 Mobile: (808) 487-2009 FX: (808) 845-2904 E-mail: License #: BC-19893

Sunny Construction Salvador Orozco George Rodriguez 1465 Molehu Dr. Honolulu, HI 96818 PH: (808) 688-2495 FX: (808) 523-1133 E-mail: License #: BC23343

Sutton Construction, Inc. John Sutton P.O. Box 4388 Kaneohe, HI 96744 PH: (808) 233-2200 FX: (808) 239-4592 License #: BC-15133 & BC-21175

BUILDING MATERIAL DISTRIBUTORS Architectural Woods, Inc., Roberta “Bobbie” Kane #2825 Ualena St. Honolulu, HI 96819 PH: (808) 833-1600 FX: (808) 834-0577 E-mail:

BOC Gases/Gaspro George Mauliola 2305 Kamehameha Honolulu, HI 96819 PH: (808) 842-2242 FX: (808) 842-2241 E-mail:

Ferro Union Hawaii Inc. Diane Malinovich 91-104 Kalaeloa Blvd. Kapolei, HI 96707 PH: (808) 682-3000 FX: (808) 682-3636 E-mail:

G.W. Killebrew Co. Inc. Bob Spangler Tom Burriesci 2276 Pahounui Dr. Honolulu, HI 96819 PH: (808) 841-5819 FX: (808) 842-0658 E-mail:

Honsador Lumber Corporation/Steel Division Wayne Lincoln Art Owada 91-151 Malakole Rd., Kapolei, HI 96707 PH: (808) 682-2011 FX: (808) 682-5252 E-mail:

HPM Building Supply Michael Fujimoto 16-166 Melekahiwa St. Keaau, HI 96749 PH: (808) 966-5636 FX: (808) 966-5673

RME Construction Supply Co., Ltd. Robert M. Estes 315 Hukilike St. Kahului, HI 96732 PH: (808) 877-7558 FX: (808) 871-5679

RSI Roofing & Building Supply Ritchie Mudd 1081 Makepono St. Honolulu, HI 96819 PH: (808) 847-2077 FX: (808) 848-8221 E-mail:

Unifab Industries, LLC Reed Kishinami, General Manager 2265 Hoonee Place, Ste. 150 Honolulu, HI 96819 PH: (808) 853-2310 FX: (808) 853-2079 E-mail:

MANUFACTURERS REPRESENTATIVES Duro Corp. c/o Countertops, Inc. Clyde Kunieda 94-311A Leonui St. Waipahu, HI 96797 PH: (808) 678-8833 FX: (808) 678-8835

Innovative Specialties

Western Overhead Door Co.

Kai Hawaii

Eric Carlbom 80 Sand Island Access Rd., #226 Honolulu, HI 96819 PH: (808) 832-0555 FX: (808) 848-1694 E-mail: License #: C-14194

Ken Hayashida 705 South King St., Ste. 106 Honolulu, HI 96813 PH: (808) 533-2210 FX: (808) 533-2686 E-mail:


P.O. Box 531 Kailua-Kona, HI 96745 PH: (808) 331-1814 FX: (808) 329-6141

Richard Arata 96-1276 Waihona St., Bay 118 Pearl City, Hawaii 96782 PH: (808) 456-4562 FX: (808) 456-6601 E-mail:

A-1 A-Lectrician, Inc.

Island Building Systems (Force 10)

TNH Plumbing, Inc.

Abe Lee P.O. Box 61099 Honolulu, HI 96839 PH: (808) 988-3751 FX: (808) 988-8077 E-mail:

Xena Takahashi P.O. Box 861608 Wahiawa, HI 96786 PH: (808) 622-1695 FX: (808) 622-3061 E-mail:

Lincoln & Associates


Gail Lincoln P. O. Box 6279 Honolulu, HI 96818 PH: (808) 486-2624 FX: (808) 486-2506 E-mail:

RFAP Enterprises & Marketing Fairlane Delos Reyes Plaza Natalia Commercial Complex Naguillan Rd. Baguio City, 2600 Philippines PH: +63(74) 619-1008 FX: +63(74) 619-1008 Mobile: +63(916)398-6611

Raynor Pacific Overhead Doors, Inc. Peter Eldridge 94-133 Pahu St. (behind Midas, Farrington Hwy) Waipahu, HI 96797 PH: (808) 676-3667 FX: (808) 676-5800 E-mail:

Brian Yamada 2849 Kaihikapu St. Honolulu, HI 96819 PH: (808) 839-2771 FX: (808) 833-3536

Architechnology, Inc. Jo Paul Rognstad 1750 Kalakaua Ave. Ste. 4000 Honolulu, HI 96826 PH: (808) 955-6677 FX: (808) 947-9757 E-mail: Architect's License 1645

Caddshoppe Inc. Raymund Severino G/F Facilities Center, Shaw Boulevard Mandaluyong City, MM 1550 Philippines PH: +63(2) 531-1225/ 5353364 FX: + 63(2) 535-3364 E-mail:

Jeffrey Nishi & Associates/Architects Jeff Nishi 928 Nuuanu Ave., 201 Honolulu, HI 96817 PH: (808) 528-2656 FX: (808) 528-2659 E-mail:

Phil Davis, Architect

Robert Alexander Lazo, AIA Robert Lazo 2149-A Bachelot St. Honolulu, HI 96817 PH: (808) 754-2216 FX: (808) 595-8667 E-mail: Kurt Kochman 4321 Neosho Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90066 PH: (800) 370-3755 FX: (310) 439-1798 E-mail:

Structural Analysis Group, Inc. Leslie M. Nagata 2353 S. Beretania St. #201 Honolulu, HI 96826 PH: (808) 951-5916 FX: (808) 941-6489 E-mail:

TEAC Consulting Engineers Paris Tabor 3160 Crow Canyon Pl. San Ramon, CA 94583 PH: (925) 275-0110 FX: (925) 275-0126 E-mail:

Zylstra & Associates Engineering Louis Zylstra, P.E. 18471 Mt. Langley St., Ste. P Fountain Valley, CA 92708 PH: (714) 968-4770 FX: (714) 962-2548 E-mail:

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UNIONS Carpenters Union Local 745 Lance Nishimura 1311 Houghtailing St. Honolulu, HI 96817 PH: (808) 847-5761 FX: (808) 841-0300

Pacific Resource Partnership Bruce Coppa 1001 Bishop St. Pacific Tower Ste. 1501 Honolulu, HI 96813 PH: (808) 528-5557 FX: (808) 528-0421 E-mail:

ASSOCIATES Dependable Hawaiian Express (DHX) Kelly Kauahi 703 North Nimitz Hwy Honolulu, HI 96817 PH: (808) 841-7311 FX: (808) 841-1637 E-mail:

Centro Plycem (Nueva Costa Rica) Diego Rivera #SJ0-3248 1601 NW, 97th Ave., Unit C-101 Miami, FL 33102-5216 PH: 011.506.2100 FX: 011.506.2100 E-mail:

HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union James R. Haid Jr. 1226 College Walk Honolulu, HI 96817 PH: (808) 534-4323 FX: (808) 534-4349 E-mail:

KHON FOX 2 Steve Hiramoto Brigitte Abbot 88 Piikoi St. Honolulu, HI 96814 PH: (808) 591-4234 FX: (808) 591-9085 E-mail: E-mail:

Matson Navigation Company Dorothy Cooper P.O. Box 899 Honolulu, HI 96808 PH: (808) 848-1371 FX: (808) 847-7455 E-mail:

Trade Publishing Company Barry Redmayne Judith Shinsato, Editor 287 Mokauea St. Honolulu, HI 96819 PH: (808) 848-0711 FX: (808) 841-3053 E-mail:

PROFESSIONAL, TRADE & INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS AMAROK, Inc. Jeff Jenkins 1553 W. Todd Drive, Ste. 110 Tempe, AZ 85283 PH: (800) 940-6027 FX: (480) 820-5329 E-mail:

American Institute of Architects Hawaii Island Terry J. Cisco, AIA Dinmore & Cisco Architects Ltd., 75-167 Kalani St. #202 Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 PH: (808) 329-3266 FX: (808) 326-4153 E-mail:

American Iron & Steel Institute Jay Larson 1101 17th St., SW. Ste. 1300 Washington, DC 20036-4700 PH: (202) 452-7100 FX: (202) 785-4915 E-mail:

American Zinc Association George Vary 1112 16th St., SW. Ste. 240 Washinton, DC 20036 PH: (202) 835-0164 FX: (202) 835-0155 E-mail:

Association of the Walls & Ceiling Industries, Intl. (AWCI) Lee G. Jones 803 West Broad St. Ste. 600 Falls Church, VA 22046 PH: (703) 538-1611 FX: (703) 534-8307

Building Industry Association of Hawaii Karen Nakamura 1727 Dillingham Blvd. Honolulu, HI 96819 PH: (808) 847-4666 FX: (808) 842-0129 E-mail:

Mike Aki of Hawaii Partitions (left) and HSA Executive Director Mardie Torres at the Contractors Association of Kauai remodeling show.

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Contractors Association of Kauai Karen Taketa 4231 Ahukini Rd. Lihue, HI 96766-1262 PH: (808) 246-2662 FX: (808) 246-8642

Hawaii Island Contractors Association Richard Rego, President 494-C Kalanikoa St. Hilo, HI 96720 PH: (808) 935-1316 FX: (808) 934-7779 E-mail:

Hawaii Wall & Ceiling Industry Association Barbara Kono, Executive Director Vince Nihipali - President 2828 Paa St., #3118 Honolulu, HI 96819 PH: (808) 839-6517 FX: (808) 836-4515 E-mail:

Light Gauge Steel Engineers Association Don Allen, National Director National Housing Center 1201 15th St., NW, Ste. 320 Washington, DC 20005 Toll Free: 1 (866) 465-4732 PH: (202) 785-2022/263-4488 FX: (202) 785-3856 E-mail:

Hawaii: LGSEA-Hawaii Chapter Akira Usami, President 91-300 Hanua St. Kapolei, HI 96707 PH: (808) 682-5747 FX: (808) 682-2928 E-mail:

Maui Contractors Association Jackie Haraguchi, Executive Assistant 319 Ano St. Kahului, HI 96732 PH: (808) 871-5733 FX: (808) 871-5927 E-mail:

National Association Of SteelFramed Housing Ken Watson, Executive Director P.O. Box 731 Avalon Beach, NSW 2107 Australia PH: +61 (2) 9974-1044 FX: +61 (2) 9974-1055 E-mail:

Steel Framing Alliance Larry Williams, President 1201 15th Street, NW, Ste. 320 Washington, DC 20005 PH: (202) 785-2022 FX: (202) 785-3856

GOVERNMENT AFFILIATES City & County of Honolulu Building Department Timothy Hiu 650 S. King St. Honolulu, HI 96813 PH: (808) 523-6053 FX: (808) 523-4400

County of Kauai, Building Division Doug Haigh 4444 Rice St. Ste. 175 Lihue, HI 96766 PH: (808) 241-6650 FX: (808) 241-6806

State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) Dennis Ling 250 S. Hotel St. 5th Floor Honolulu, HI 96813 PH: (808) 587-2750 FX: (808) 586-2589 E-mail:

State of Hawaii Department of Health - Solid Waste

University of Hawaii at Manoa Dept. of Civil Engineering

University of Hawaii at ManoaSchool of Architecture

John Valera 919 Ala Moana Blvd. 3rd Floor Honolulu HI 96814 PH: (808) 586-4240 FX: (808) 586-7509

Dr. Ian Robertson 2540 Dole St. Honolulu, HI 96822 PH: (808) 956-6536 FX: (808) 956-5014 E-mail:

Raymond Yeh 2410 Campus Road Honolulu, HI 96822 PH: (808) 956-3469 FX: (808) 956-7778 E-mail:

EDUCATIONAL AFFILIATES Dept. of Education - Kohala H.S. Rodney Park P.O. Box 279 Kapaau, HI 96755 PH: (808) 889-5891 FX: (808) 889-7120 E-mail: Rod_Park/KOHALAHI/HIDOE

Department of Education – Waiakea High School James Abe 155 West Kawili St. Hilo, HI 96730 PH: (808) 974-4888 ext. 275 FX: (808) 974-4880 E-mail: James_Abe/WAIAKEAH/HIDOE

(From left): Akira Osami, LGSEA president; John Cheung, BIA president elect; Mike Fernandez, HSA past president; Jeffrey Nishi, secretary/treasurer of the AIA Hawaii State Council; Bryan Conner, Dawson Group; Doug Pearson, HSA immediate past president; Curtis Kerns, Coastal Construction; Steve Winner, Sunrise Construction; and Sherwin Ancheta, Inter-Island Construction — at the recent Steelman Competition held during the BIA Home Building & Remodeling Show.

LOCAL ALLIANCES California Steel Framing Alliance

Southeast Steel Framing Alliance

Jim Phibbs, President Attn: Joanna Brown 644 W. Hawthorne St. Ontario, CA 91762 Phone: 1-888-95-CASFA PH: (909) 208-7214 FX: (909) 278-9955 E-mail:

Dean Grant, President Bob Thomas 1185 Willingham Dr. Atlanta, GA 30344 PH: (404) 762-6418 FX: (404) 768-7767 E-mail:

Mid-Atlantic Steel Framing Alliance Danny Feazell, President c/o Premium Steel Buildings 1568 Granby St., NE Roanoke, VA 24012 T 540.981.2483 F 540.981.2486 E-mail:

The Texas Steel Framing Alliance Steve Bezner, President 6941-B East Lancaster Fort Worth, TX 76112 PH: (817) 451-8404 Toll Free: (866) 888-9372 FX: (817) 446-3615 E-mail:

Southwest Steel Framing Alliance Jerry Peters, President 2020 East Broadway Ste. 120 Tucson, AZ 85719-5936 PH: (520) 792-2180 FX: (520) 792-0545

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side from trade shows and networking opportunity meetings, several topics or issues on steel framing are presently being considered for the monthly HSA membership meetings, such as:

• • • •

Code Standard Changes Affecting Steel Framing Connection Designs and Connectors for Steel Framing Corrosion Studies: Development Updates Fire & Acoustic Test for Residential Construction: Research Updates • Formosan Termites: Development Updates • Hawaii's Construction Industry: Past, Present & Future

• • • • • •

Insulating Concrete Forms Used with Steel Molds & Mildews Steel Assemblies with UL Fire Rating Thermal Stud Performance & Solutions Top Load Bearing Plate Using the Right Tools: Updates on Fastening Systems

Note: Schedule is subject to change. For more information, contact the HSA Office at (808) 485-1400, or visit

2003 JULY 2003


July 4, Independence Day (Office Closed) July 10, HSA Operations Committee Meeting July 15, LGSEA webcast: Shear Wall Design Concepts, Dr. Reynaud Serrette, Ph. D. July 22-23, Simpson Strong-Tie Workshop, Ala Moana Hotel July 31, HSA General Membership Meeting

October 3-5, BIA's Parade of Homes October 9, HSA Operations Committee Meeting October 14-16, AISI 18TH Cold-Formed Steel Structures, St. Louis, Missouri October 23, HSA General Membership Meeting, Corrosion Study Updates: Dr. Ian Robertson October 28-30, 2003 Metalcon, Tampa, Florida, Tampa Convention Center

AUGUST 2003 August 1, LGSEA Meeting: Floor Stiffeners August 14, HSA Operations Committee Meeting August 16, BIA's 2003 Remodel It Right Seminar, Windward Mall August 21, HSA Meeting at Matson Navigation August 28, HSA General Membership Meeting

SEPTEMBER 2003 September 1, Labor Day (Office Closed) September 11, HSA Operations Committee Meeting September 18, HSA General Membership Meeting September 20, BIA's 2003 Remodel It Right Seminar, Mililani Town Center September 25-28, CSI 2003 West Region Conference, Waikoloa Hotel, Kohala Coast, Big Island

NOVEMBER 2003 November 5, Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2004, Orlando, Florida November 13, HSA Operations Committee Meeting November 24, Joint HSA & LGSEA General Membership Meeting, Dr. La Boube November 27-28, Thanksgiving Holiday (Office Closed)

DECEMBER 2003 December December December December

5, HSA Holiday Season Party 11, HSA Operations Committee Meeting 12, BIA Installation Banquet 25-26, Christmas Holiday (Office Closed)

2004 JANUARY 2004

MARCH 2004

January 1, New Year's Day (Office Closed) January 8, HSA Operations Committee Meeting January 19-22, NAHB International Builders' Show, Las Vegas, Nevada January 29, HSA General Membership Meeting

March 11, HSA Operations Committee Meeting March 14-16, NAHB 2004 National Green Building Conference, Austin, Texas March 25, HSA General Membership Meeting

FEBRUARY 2004 February 5-8, BIA's 10th Home Building & Remodeling Show, Neal Blaisdell Center February 12, HSA Operations Committee Meeting February 26, HSA General Membership Meeting

APRIL 2004 April 9, HSA Board of Directors Retreat April 10, HSA 7th Installation Banquet

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