building permits

Understanding the Permit Process

Permits are an integral part of any building process. Building permits ensure that every building is constructed as per the building codes. They also ensure that the parties involved in the process understand what is needed before the work begins. This topic details the steps involved in obtaining building permits on the island of Oahu. […]

Ordinance for the Adoption of State Building Code, 2012 – Updated

In 2019, Chapter 16, the Revised Ordinances of Honolulu 1990 (Building Code), adopted by the State Building Code, the State Residential Code, and the International Existing Building Code. The Honolulu City Council also amended Article 14 (“State- and City-Owned High Occupancy Buildings’ Design Criteria for Enhanced Hurricane Protection Areas”). At the same time, the City […]

Hawaii’s Coastal Zone Management Change

The National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) and Senator Dela Cruz introduced a compilation of measures centered on natural resources, a growing sustainable economy, environmental protection, and conservation. Senator Cruz understands that Hawaii, situated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, must take the lead in addressing climate change, protecting natural resources, and growing a […]

construction project manager

7 Reasons to Hire a Project Manager for Your Home Construction Project

Whether you’re building your new home in Oahu, setting up an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), or renovating your home, having the right professionals eases the process. Construction projects are exciting but also frustrating. Ensuring proper artistry, meeting deadlines, settling disputes, and staying within budget are common challenges. Without the background, experience, or time, you may […]