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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".

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RECENT EVENT: CLC OFFICE CRAWL!

The CLC Office Crawl 2022 event was held on November 17, 2022 and was a huge success! CLC and GCA members were able to "crawl" (walk or Party Bus) to 5 different company locations, each showing off their impressive office spaces along with providing crawlers with drinks, food, swag, and entertainment. Click here for more.

CLC Events

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

FIRST FRIDAY FORUM

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Next event is scheduled for January 6, 2023.

"OPPORTUNITIES OF BILL 7 (HONOLULU CITY ORDINANCE 19-8) AND THE NEED FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING"
Guest Speaker: Derek Lock, Principal, HNL Development LLC
REGISTER HERE
Mahalo to event sponsor: IC Construction, Inc.

For a list of past events in 2022, click here.

NETWORKING & SOCIAL

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2022 "FUTURES" LAWN BOWLING

The CLC’s inaugural 2022 “Futures” Lawn Bowling Tournament is almost here! This tournament is all about the fun and camaraderie while learning and playing the game of lawn bowling. To add to the fun, there is also a costume contest for a chance to win prizes.

For more information and sponsors, click here.

 

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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TOUR OF GRACE PACIFIC'S MAKAKILO QUARRY

The CLC (with GCA members) held a tour of the Grace Pacific Makakilo Quarry on September 22, 2022 to see how it operates.

Big mahalo to Grace Pacific for allowing us to tour their facility!

2022 LEADERSHIP PANEL

Three of Hawaii's construction industry veterans shared their career stories and the past changes and current challenges of the construction industry at the CLC LEADERSHIP PANEL, held at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox on May 12, 2022.
Big Mahalo to our panelists:
🤙: Glen Kaneshige, President, Nordic PCL Construction
🤙: Gerry Majkut, President, Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc.
🤙: Dale Sakamoto Yoneda, President, S&M Sakamoto, Inc.
and to moderator Travis Higa of Constructors Hawaii Inc.

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

 

'A'ALI'I PROJECT IN WARD VILLAGE JOB SITE TOUR

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

One of the goals of the CLC is to reach out and do various community service projects.

WAIKALUA LOKO I'A - FISHPOND SERVICE EVENT

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) volunteered at the Waikalua Loko I'a - fishpond on 7/9/2022!  CLC and GCA members helped clean and organize various spots around the pond.
Mahalo to event sponsors:
Cornair, Inc. JPG Hawaii

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.

If you are interested in joining the Construction Leadership Council, please fill out this interest form or contact clc@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