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
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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.

Serving Our Community

Aloha CMAA Hawaii Membership,

CMAA Hawaii is always looking for ways to help our community. In the past we’ve held community service events that allow us to give back to the community in different ways, including cleaning up or beautifying public spaces. In light of recent events, we have been unable to organize these large group service projects but we know that we can still find ways to support our community, especially in these unprecedented times. With that in mind, CMAA Hawaii has made a donation of $1,000 to the Hawaii Foodbank. With so many in need we believe this is the best way we can support our community at this time. We thank all of you for your participation in past community service events and hope that we can all continue to find ways to support our community moving forward. 

CMAA Hawaii

Online PCM Course

Aloha CMAA Hawaii Membership,
We’ve been working hard to find a way to bring you the Professional CM Course in times when gathering together in one classroom is not possible. And now we are able to bring you the Professional CM Course online!
Students will receive access to 11 self-paced modules consisting of video presentations, knowledge check questions and activities, pre- and post-tests, and online discussion board interaction with expert instructors and other students, including guided discussion questions. Experts will also be available for live Instructor Office Hours multiple times during the course period to answer student questions and provide their perspective on the material.
The online Professional CM (PCM) Course provides you with 18 days of access to online modules developed from CMAA’s body of knowledge. While focusing on the core competencies of construction management, course participants will earn 24 PDHs upon completion.
Students will receive access to 11 self-paced modules consisting of video presentations, knowledge check questions and activities, pre- and post-tests, and online discussion board interaction with expert instructors and other students, including guided discussion questions. Experts will also be available for live Instructor Office Hours multiple times during the course period to answer student questions and provide their perspective on the material
CMAA Professional CM Course Online
Wednesday, July 8 – Saturday, July 25
1:00 AM – 11:55 PM

The online Professional CM Course provides you with 18 days of access to online modules developed from CMAA’s body of knowledge, focusing on the core competencies of Construction Management. This valuable learning opportunity will benefit those wanting sound basic CM skills, as well as more experienced professionals seeking a refresher or continuing education, and is recommended by CMAA as effective preparation for the Certified Construction Manager (CCM) exam.
Students will receive access to 11 self-paced modules consisting of video presentations, knowledge check questions and activities, pre- and post-tests, and online discussion board interaction with expert instructors and other students, including guided discussion questions. Experts will also be available for live Instructor Office Hours multiple times during the course period to answer student questions and provide their perspective on the material.
Curriculum includes:
Professional Practice
Project Management
Program Management
Contract Administration
Time Management
Quality Management
Cost Management & Value Engineering
Risk Management

Registration (Includes the eBook CMAA Study Kit, the CCM Practice Exam, and the CM eGlossary) :
Owner member: $725
Member: $825
Non-member: $1075
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
If for some reason you are unable to attend, you may transfer to another session of the online course at no additional charge within 12 months of the course you originally registered for or you may receive a refund of your original registration rate, less a $275 charge to cover the cost of the Study Kit, CCM Practice Exam and CM eGlossary. Refund or transfer requests must be made at least 8 days prior to the course start date. No transfers or refunds will be made within 7 days of the course start date. Name substitutions can be made at any time.
Educational Credit: 
Course participants earn 24 PDHs and/or 24 LUs. All AIA reports and NCEES transcripts can be accessed electronically by the participant. Partial credit is not assigned. All 11 modules of the course must be completed to receive credit.
A credit value is assigned to CMAA courses and seminars in both Professional Development Hours and Learning Units. CMAA guarantees that course materials meet the requirements for a PDH, which is 60 minutes of instruction, or increments thereof.  
CMAA is registered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as an approved CES provider of Learning Units (LU). One educational contact hour equals one (1) LU. To receive LUs through CMAA, you must provide your AIA member number on all registration materials and attendance forms. Transcripts are available through  
CMAA is a registered provider of continuing education for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).Transcripts and certificates are available through the NCEES/ACEC Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) at All transcripts are reported based on the email address provided to CMAA when you completed the online attendance form or the email address you used to register for an event.
Not all courses and educational activities offered be acceptable for continuing education credit in your state. Please check your state licensing board’s requirements before submitting your credits. All courses approved by CMAA count toward CCM recertification points. For more information on recertification points, please visit RecertTrack.
Member Owner Registration – June 8 – 25, 2020 VPCMC
Member Owner 
Service Provider Member Registration – June 8 – 25, 2020 VPCMC
Non-Member Registration – June 8 – 25, 2020 VPCMC
Non-Member Owner Registration – June 8 – 25, 2020 VPCMC
Nonmember Owner

COVID-19 Updates

Aloha CMAA Hawaii,

We are currently working on several virtual/in-person events that will incorporate necessary safety measures and comply with current COVID-19 regulations. Subscribe to our mailing list for updates on chapter events.


Providing All CMAA Members with Access to Four Free PDHs

Aloha CMAA Hawaii Membership!

Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been hearing from our CMAA members and CCM about how this crisis is affecting their operations, and projects. With some, the impact has been far greater, and in others, construction projects continue with social distancing and increased safety protocols based on CDC recommendations.

But the one thing we have heard many times is the need to help find PDHs to maintain certifications, or to pursue professional development.

So to assist members, CMAA National is opening a selection of online, on-demand education library for free. These sessions are now available directly to you:

•             Building Moral Muscle for the Individual and the Organization
•             Lessons Learned from Generations of Women Construction & Program Managers
•             A Case for an Inclusive Culture, and Why It Matters
•             Aligning Tools and Technology for Project Success

Simply login to the CMAA website. Then search for “Focus19 On-Demand Conference Sessions – Full Set” in order to claim your four complimentary education sessions and PDHs.

Focus19 Conference Sessions

There are also Live Webinars on the CMAA National site that are available to all members with an active membership.
Live webinars offer 1 CCM Recertification Point and 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH).
If you can’t attend at the regularly scheduled time, webinars are recorded and made available to all CMAA members.
See available Webinars at the following link:

CMAA Live Webinars


Kelly French
CMAA Hawaii Chapter President

CMAA Zoom Webinar – May 5th

Aloha CMAA Hawaii,

Please join us for a Zoom meeting for CMIT Orientation.

WHEN: May 5, 2020 at 4:30 PM.
WHERE: Zoom Platform Meeting
PRESENTER: Mr. Tim Bramsen

Click the link below for more information and to Register in advance:

Registration Link

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The Webinar will be free of charge and available to all members of the Hawaii CMAA Chapter.
Norman Takeya
CMAA Hawaii Chapter Vice President