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Construction Leadership Council

Construction Leadership Council (CLC)

The purpose of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) is to serve as a resource for the next generation of GCA of Hawaii members. The CLC acts as a conduit for upcoming leaders to network, exchange ideas about work and the industry, and to further develop leadership and professional skills.

For more on the CLC, check out "A Melting Pot for the Industry".

CLC Events

  • FIRST FRIDAY FORUM
  • NETWORKING & SOCIAL
  • INFORMATIONAL / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

FIRST FRIDAY FORUM

GCA First Friday Forum

UPCOMING:

TBD

 

PAST 2022 FORUMS:

Friday, 5/6/2022
"UH COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING - PARTNERING WITH THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY"
Guest Speaker: Brennon Morioka, Dean of the College of Engineering University of Hawaii at Manoa
Event Sponsor: 

WSP USA

 

 

Friday, 3/4/2022
"MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF TODAY'S MARKET: HAWAII CONSTRUCTION OUTLOOK & TOOLS FOR THE ROAD AHEAD"
Guest speaker: Bronson Pai, Associate, Rider Levett Bucknall
Event sponsor:

NETWORKING & SOCIAL

2022 ROOFTOP SOCIAL

The CLC had their 2022 Rooftop Social on the Dave & Buster's Rooftop Bar on 4/21/2022! Members and potential members gathered to discuss the benefits of the CLC, have a few drinks and pupu, and overall just enjoy each others company.

Big mahalo to event sponsor:

The Wilhelm Group

INFORMATIONAL / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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2022 LEADERSHIP PANEL

Leaders don't become leaders by accident. It takes perseverance and tenacity to keep pace with the changes in Hawaii’s construction industry. Sign up to hear from three of Hawaii’s construction industry veterans as they share their career stories, about the changes that have impacted the industry, and the biggest challenges facing the industry today.

LATE REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN & MORE INFORMATION

MAHALO TO EVENT SPONSORS:

Concrete Coring Co.

 

Hawthorne Cat

Manageability, LLC / Bright Light Digital

MAHALO TO PAU HANA SPONSOR:

Buck Roofing Company

Gordon Mechanical, LLC

 

Informational/Professional Development Events

The CLC recently held a construction job site tour at the 'A'ali'i project in Ward Village. Members got to hear about the process, challenges, and successes from a few of the project leaders before touring several areas of the almost complete project. After the tour, a pau hana networking event was held at Lokahi Brewery.

Big mahalo to Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc. and Ward Village / The Howard Hughes Corporation.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

Community Service Projects

One of the goals of the CLC is to reach out and do various community service projects. The first of these was a Lo'i cleanup event! The severe rains several months back in 2021 deeply damaged the North Shore of O'ahu. This project was aimed to help the farms re-establish streams and dams, as well as dig out buried kalo. The two farms supported were Homestead Poi Hanale Bishop Y& Sticky Famrs Lo'i.

Stay tuned for future community service project events!

If you are interested in joining the Construction Leadership Council, please contact Gladys at
808-833-1681 or info@gcahawaii.org.


CLC Executive Committee:

Chair
Kawika Nakoa, Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc.

Vice-Chair
Travis Higa, Constructors Hawaii, Inc.

Secretary
Claire Thompson, Nordic PCL Construction, Inc.

Treasurer
Kenta Okada, Healy Tibbitts Builders

Immediate Past Chair
Peter Mercuris, Hensel Phelps Construction

Mentor
Glen Kaneshige, Nordic PCL Construction


Mission Statement:

Uniting Hawaii’s next generation of leaders in the construction industry through professional development and community-building to sustain industry excellence into the future

Vision Statement:

The premier organization for developing leaders in Hawaii’s construction industry