Landmark Cases Are Changing
the Association Industry
Thur. March 7 • 8:00 am to 9:00 am • Hawaii Suite 1
Free continental breakfast refreshments provided!
Litigation across the country and in Hawaii is impacting Association governance and related laws. Issues such as the “War on Christmas” or “Can Vets Fly the American Flag” are affecting rules formation and enforcement. Hear how claims are on the rise forcing new laws and exposing AOAO boards to broader liability.
Richard Emery,
VP External Affairs,
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Failure Mode Analysis: What Happens
When Things Go Wrong In Your Building?
Thur. March 7 • 8:00 am to 9:00 am • Hawaii Suite 2
Free continental breakfast refreshments provided!
The process of accurately recognizing and understanding how things go wrong in a building is absolutely essential to planning ahead for a problem-free, smooth operating building in the future. Special attention will be given to problems arising from storms, floods and other disasters.
Wyeth Crawford, PE,
Director of Operations – Hawaii,
Ameresco (Formerly Chelsea Group LTD)
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Sprinkler Alternatives in High-Rise Condos
Thur. March 7 • 8:00 am to 9:00 am • Hawaii Suite 3
Free continental breakfast refreshments provided!
Pre-existing conditions in high-rise buildings can impose serious challenges to installing automatic sprinklers. Alternative approaches that can be applied to such buildings will be discussed, and the National codes for retroactive utilization of automatic sprinkers in these cases will also be reviewed.
Carl F. Baldassarra, P.E., FSFPE,
Principal/Manager, Fire Protection,
(Fire Protection | Life Safety | Code Consulting)
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc
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Keeping Up With Technology:
“Are YOU Prepared?”
Thur. March 7 • 8:00 am to 9:00 am • Oahu Room
Free continental breakfast refreshments provided!
Make sure your building, facilities, and the business of you and your tenants are up to the latest in technology! This seminar will cover key trends and risks you need to be aware of as well as the expectations of consumers and businesses. There are many ways to be prepared and drive value for everyone.
Jason Thune,
Director of Network Development,
Hawaiian Telcom
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Permiting Pain In Paradise:
Permits, Process and Pitfalls 2.0
Registration begins at 8 am • Pikake Room
Breakfast & Program: 8:30 am
If you enjoyed last year's Permits seminar, don't miss this year's panel discussion going deeper into the three P’s of Permitting Pain in Paradise. Whether you’re a builder, developer, landlord or tenant get the deeper “low down” on what triggers a permit, the process to obtain one and what can cause delays.
Hale Takazawa,
Hale Takazawa Architects
Scott Ruppel,
Koa Design and Construction Group
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Advances In Parking Controls and the
Impact on Service Expectations and ROI
Thur. March 7 • 10:00 am to 11:00 am • Hawaii Suite 1
Parking operations are changing rapidly. People (and their cars) are internet connected and want more flexibility and speed to find flexible and convenient parking. It’s that simple! Now, it’s up to commercial and residential parking lot owners and operators to adapt to meet this demand for better service, operations and increased ROI. Here’s how!
Gregory R. Mason,
Vice President,
Technical Sales North & South America for:
TIBA Parking Systems
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Is Your Building Vulnerable To Lawsuits?
Thur. March 7 • 10:00 am to 11:00 am • Hawaii Suite 2
Hear the lowdown on building liability and actual cases involving claims due to mold, asbestos, leaking wastewater drain pipes, slippery walkways, corroded railings, unlicensed contractors, illegal renovations and more. Bring all your questions and ask a national building expert how to protect your assets.
Lance Luke,
Principal Consultant,
Construction Management Inspection

Environmental Compliance For
Building Owners & Managers
Thur. March 7 • 10:00 am to 11:00 am • Hawaii Suite 3
Hear an update on the environmental issues that must be addressed to comply with the latest rules of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). Storm water discharge, hazardous material storage, spills, lead paint, oil, universal waste, and community right-to-know will also be reviewed.
Shaun Hayasaka,
Environmental Specialist,
Grace Pacific, LLC
Presented by
G P Roadway

Today’s Reserve Study Equals
Tomorrow’s Financial Safety Net
Thur. March 7 • 10:00 am to 11:00 am • Oahu Room
A realistic & detailed reserve study is an AOAO’s best financial planning tool. How can it ensure future capital expenditures are funded properly to avoid special assessments or the need for loans? Learn the essentials of an accurate list of components, their useful life, and replacement costs?
Jonathan Billings RS, PCAM,
Vertical Hawaii Home Inspections & Reserve Studies
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Vertical Hawaii


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Call: 808-528-2246
Going Green To Save Green
Doors open at 11:30 am • Pikake Room
Lunch & Program: Noon to 1:30 pm
Whether you are representing a building seeking information on the process of becoming a “Green Building” or you are an Association board member or property manager looking for ways to cut cost by going green in the process, this seminar will provide you valuable information to achieve your objective.
Paul McCurdy,
Resident Manager,
Hawaiki Tower
Keith Block,
Program Engineering Manager,
Hawaii Energy: Your Conservation & Efficiency Program
Huy Nguyen,
Energy Division Manager,
Hawaii Energy Systems, LLC
James (Jim) Burness,
Founder, CEO & General Mgr.,
Aloha Charge
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CAI Hawaii Chapter

How Did A Maui AOAO Lose & Pay
$2.3 Million in a Discrimination Case
Thur. March 7 • 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm • Hawaii Suite 1
Here is a sobering reality check for AOAO board members and property managers regarding the risks of not understanding the Fair Housing Laws. Listen to the opening arguments made to the jurors in a discrimination case that awarded 2.3 million dollars to the plantiffs who were members of the AOAO. YES! THAT’S RIGHT! 2.3 MILLION DOLLARS!
Eric Ferrer,
Dentons US LLP
Richard Emery,
VP, External Affairs,
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Electrical Safety: A Comprehensive
Update for Buildings & Facilities
Thur. March 7 • 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm • Hawaii Suite 2
Electrical work or being near it is risky business. Arc flashes, shock risks, approach boundaries, personal protective equipment, NFPA 70E Standards for Electrical Safety. NFPA 99 criteria pertaining to electrical hazards in health care facilities, energized electrical work permits and more will be reviewed.
Michael M. Dillard, CTR, MAM,
Regional Director, Senior Consultant,
TEGG Division, American Electric
Presented by
Amercan Electric

Have Your Windows and Sliding
Doors Outlived Their Useful life?
Thur. March 7 • 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm • Oahu Room
Aging windows and sliding doors can diminish the health, safety & security of your building’s occupants and may not comply with current codes. Learn to recognize when its time to replace them and hear about advancements in windows and sliding door technology that can enhance your property’s appeal and value.
Bob Barrett,
Coastal Windows President

Enhancing Your Design
With Awnings & Canopies
Thur. March 7 • 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm • Hawaii Suite 3
Offers 1HSW hour/LU and is sanctioned by AIA/CES.
This session covers the energy efficiency benefits of awnings and canopies and the protection they provide against harmful UV rays. An overview of the history, styles, frames and fabrics of awnings and canopies will be presented, and the engineering, codes, permits and regulations for their construction will be reviewed.
Gary Barnes,
Tropical J’s Inc.

Proper Selection of Roof Types:
12 Roof Types Considered
Thur. March 7 • 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm • Oahu Room
Offers 1HSW hour/LU and is sanctioned by AIA/CES.
This session addresses the 12 types of roof systems, the pros and cons of each type and the reasons for the selection of a particular type based on building type, end user and region. Forensic evaluations, roof life cycles,design considerations, premature failures, construction defect basics and aesthetics vs. durability are among the topics to be covered.
Gerson S. Bers, LEED-AP,
Director of Operations – Hawaii,
Allana Buick & Bers, Inc.
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 Allana Buick & Bers, Inc.