CMAA Hawai’i 9th Annual Golf Tournament

The 9th Annual CMAA Hawai’i Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, August 19th, 2021 at the Ewa Beach Golf Club. Teams should register by July 30th to ensure availability! Please see the below flyer for more information. We hope to see you there!
Tournament Flyer
Please note there are two options for payment/registration. 

TO PAY BY CHECK: Print and fill out the paper registration form. Mail the form and your check (payable to CMAA Hawaii Chapter) to the address listed on the form.  
TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD ONLINE: Fill out the online registration google form.  Pay with credit card on the CMAA Hawaii website payment page. Please contact for any questions regarding online registration.

Registration and payment should be submitted by July 30th, 2021 to ensure availability!
Date: Thursday, August 19th, 2021
Check-in Time: 10:30 AM
Shotgun Start: 12:00 PM
Ewa Beach Golf Club
91-050 Fort Weaver Rd
Ewa Beach, HI 96706

2021-2022 CMAA Hawai’i Officer Nomination & Election Schedule

Aloha CMAA Hawaii Members,

Officer Elections for the 2021-2022 Board Year will be starting soon. Please see dates below for the election schedule, and keep an eye out for the nomination link which will be sent out to our mailing list on Friday, July 30th.

CMAA Hawaii 2021-2022 Officer Elections, 7/30 – 9/6

7/30/21– Officer Nominations open

8/13/21, 5:00 pm – Officer Nominations close

8/13/21 – 8/19/21 – Obtain agreement from nominated members

8/24/21 – Officer Elections start

9/7/21, 5:00 pm – Officer Elections end

9/9/21 – Officer election results announced

Mahalo for your support of our chapter,

Your 2020 – 2021 CMAA Hawaii Chapter Board

CMAA Hawai’i 9th Annual Golf Tournament

Aloha CMAA Hawai’i, 

We are excited to announce that the 9th Annual CMAA Hawai’i Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, August 19th, 2021 at the Ewa Beach Golf Club. Please see the attached flyer for more information. We hope to see you there!
Tournament Flyer
Please note there are two options for payment/registration. 

TO PAY BY CHECK: Print and fill out the paper registration form. Mail the form and your check (payable to CMAA Hawaii Chapter) to the address listed on the form.  
TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD ONLINE: Fill out the online registration google form.  Pay with credit card on the CMAA Hawaii website payment page. Please contact for any questions regarding online registration.

Registration and payment should be submitted by July 30th, 2021 to ensure availability!

June 24th – HeadLight Lunch and Learn

HeadLight Lunch and Learn CMAA Hawaii will be hosting a virtual Lunch and Learn on June 24th. The Webinar will be presented by Chelsea Merrill and will discuss how HeadLight is being utilized to improve collaboration and project delivery in the field. Click the link below for more information and to register. We hope to see you there!
Click Here to Register
Date: Thursday, June 24 Time: 11:30 AM
Topic: Innovative Construction Technology in the Field: Enhancing Program Efficiency, Consistency and Best Practices. 
Designed for infrastructure construction professionals, HeadLight is a photo-based inspection technology that allows capturing, sharing, and acting on data from the job site in real-time.
Chelsea Merrill has worked with public and private sector clients around the country to develop large scale deployment strategies that foster agency innovation.

CMAA Hawaii Chapter 2020-2021 Officers

Aloha CMAA Hawaii Chapter,

We are pleased to announce the results of the CMAA Hawaii Chapter Officer Elections and the Executive Board members for the 2020-2021 Board year!

PRESIDENT: Norman Takeya (HCC)
SECRETARY: Bryan Bosworth (Ronald N.S. Ho & Associates)
TREASURER: Jeff Nagashima, CCM (Design Partners Inc.)
PAST PRESIDENT: Kelly French, CCM (Jacobs)

Chapter Directors will be announced at a later date. 

CMAA Hawaii 2020-2021 Officer Elections

  Aloha CMAA Hawaii Chapter!

It’s time for all Chapter members in good standing to participate in the election of our 2020-2021 CMAA Hawaii Chapter Officers. All listed candidates have been contacted and have accepted their nomination for office.

Per Article IV of the Chapter Bylaws – Membership and Voting Section 3. Payment of Dues, defines good standing as ”Any member who has paid in full all current dues levied by CMAA and is located in the assigned geographical area ….”. If you are in the Hawaii Chapter’s assigned geographical area and current in your dues to CMAA National, you are entitled to and encouraged to vote for the chapter officers.

You must enter your full name and your CMAA Member number for your vote to be valid.

The following slate of officers are put forth for your confirmation:

Norman Takeya (Honolulu Community College)
Ivan Nakasone (SSFM)
Bryan Bosworth (Ronald N.S. Ho & Associates)
Mele Su’esu’e (Jacobs)
Jeff Nagashima (Design Partners Inc.)
Alika Okamitsu (Jacobs)  

Please click below to cast your vote.
All votes must be in by 5:00 pm Monday, September 14, 2020
Mahalo for your support of our chapter,

Your 2019 – 2020 CMAA Hawaii Chapter Board
Cast Your Vote!

CMAA Hawaii Chapter 2020-2021 Board Nominations

Aloha CMAA Hawaii Members, Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2020-2021 CMAA Hawaii Chapter Officer positions. To view responsibilities that will be required of each board member, click HERE. Please click the link below to fill out the online nomination form.

Nominations will close at 5pm HST on Friday, August 21, 2020.
  Mahalo for your support of our chapter,

Your 2019 – 2020 CMAA Hawaii Chapter Board
Online Nomination Form

CMAA Hawaii 9th Annual Mini Conference

CMAA Hawaii Chapter is excited to announce our social distancing-friendly program for the Mini Conference this year! The conference will be held on the Zoom Platform on Thursday, August 20th8:00AM-1:00PM. See links below for flyer and registration. 

Please see below for course descriptions:

Emotional Intelligence:  Foundation for Your Future.

Learning Objectives:

In this course, you will understand the basics of emotional intelligence and how it is defined, and how it relates to success or failure in the AEC Industry, especially with more collaborative project delivery methods.  You will also understand how it relates to your performance, success, and failure.

You will understand how Emotional intelligence affects every aspect of your life including mental and physical processes, your interactions with others, and your view of the world.

You will learn how Emotional intelligence can be measured and improved and what it takes to improve it. (Part 2)

You will learn how to measure your Emotional intelligence and how you can improve it by analyzing where you are now, where you want to be, and how to get there through detailed development plans, measurement, and accountability.  

Welcome to Think Like a Genius: Innovation, Creativity, and Problem Solving.

This course is vital for your competitive advantage and industry survival. Not only will you increase your own creativity, but you will implement ideas that will make your company more innovative.

Learning Objectives:

In this course, you will learn:

• how to eliminate the limitations that hold back your creativity

• ideas on how to improve your creativity and how to improve innovation in your company and projects

• a methodology that gives you a framework to creatively solve problems and create new designs

When you really think about it, the only way to differentiate your company in this crowded, commoditized AEC marketplace is through your people and innovation: You must be able to solve the many problems on every one of your projects more quickly and efficiently. So what are you doing to cultivate more innovation at your company? What are you doing to cultivate more creativity in yourself and your people?

Creativity is vital to the success of your projects, and innovation is a huge key for your company to be more competitive. Owners continue to raise the bar on projects, and without innovation, you can’t improve business processes, schedule, productivity, quality, or safety. Without continuous innovation, you lose your competitive advantage.

This course will give you a roadmap to follow and exercises to perform that will enhance your creativity and the innovation at your company. You will be able to come up with novel solutions to problems and make your company more competitive and your projects more successful.

Current innovations such as VR, AI, laser scanning, drones, 3D printing, modularization, and applying lean production principles to construction projects have already reduced cost and schedule, increased productivity and quality, and improved margins. Think about it this way. What if you and your company came up with the next big innovation?

What would that do for your competitive advantage? This course will give you practical information and exercises on how to improve creativity in yourself and innovation at your company.

How to Create High Performing Teams:  What if you could create high performing teams on every single project?  This course explores way to do just that.  We will delve into how to create the highest levels of performance for individuals, then follow a step by step method to create high performing teams.

Learning Objectives:

1.  Explore and understand our current ways of creating project teams and the pitfalls of those methods.

2.  Examine and understand methods on how to create high performing individuals operating at their highest levels of mental, physical and emotional performance using concepts of emotional intelligence, stress management, sleep, nutrition, and exercise.

3.  Study, explore and understand a methodology to incorporate these high performing individuals into high performing teams on every project.  The steps are:  1. Build the people first. 2.  Plan for success.  3. Measure for success and adjust.  4. High performing people and teams.  5.  Ensure ongoing success. 

4.  Understand and Explore ways to modify this method based on your project size, culture, budget and goals.

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AACE Hawaii Section Zoom Webinar – Parametric Contingency Estimating on Small Projects

Aloha CMAA Hawaii Members,

You have been invited by the AACE Hawaii Section to attend a Zoom Webinar. Please grab a virtual seat and join us next Thursday, July 23rd at 11am HST for a webinar presentation by Matthew Schoenhardt on Parametric Contingency Estimating on Small Projects.

Presentation: While mega-projects capture the attention of executives, shareholders, media and researchers, the sheer quantity of many companies’ “small projects” can eclipse the capital spend of a single mega-project.  For most companies, these small projects are the foundation of sustained and incremental profitability.  The size of “small projects” often precludes detailed contingency assessments by project managers while their puny stature renders them unattractive to academic research.  As a result many firms solve this problem by simply applying 10% contingency across the board to small projects, regardless of the project’s actual risk profile.

Please RSVP your intention to attend to:

Location: Zoom Meeting

Recommended practice 43R-08, Risk Analysis and Contingency Determination using Parametric Estimating applies historical empirical data to estimate contingency.  This Parametric contingency method has clear advantages over other AACE recommended practices for mega-projects including speed, accuracy and cost effectiveness.

Presenter Bio:

Matthew has over 20 years of project experience covering a broad range of industries including manufacturing, heavy industry, food processing, infrastructure with a particular focus on the oil and gas industry.  A big picture thinker with an intrinsic desire for logical, efficient processes, Matthew approaches projects from a business perspective with a clear understanding of the profit motive. With the mantra “predictability is better than perfection” Matthew has streamlined processes and developed coherent stage-gate processes. His natural affinity for numbers has

allowed the creation of world-class models.  In these, Matthew’s curiosity naturally led to a desire for better uncertainty, risk and contingency assessments.  After completing over $100B of assessments on hundreds of projects, Matthew is familiar with all methods of risk management.  As an expert in the field, Matthew is one of North America’s foremost practitioners of the parametric/systemic approach and published several papers on capital project risk management.  Despite his logical quantitative bent, Matthew is both effusive and engaging in demeanour and was ranked as the #1 overall speaker at AACE 2016.