ASSOCIATE & AFFILIATE MEMBERS

Companies related to the steel/metal industries, Homeowners, Home Plan Participants, Building Officials, Public Servants, Honorary & Lifetime Members

Every day, the world of construction gets more complex. Expanding building uses means more design flexibility and stronger systems are needed. Education, research and development, training, and new building practices and technology are all critical to meet the needs of a growing and rapidly changing marketplace. Are you ready for the future of construction now?

Take a look at the future –

Picture escalating insurance costs, constant changes in the building codes, demands for more design flexibility, an increasing need to streamline the construction process and cycle time, and diminishing lumber quality and supply. Add that to a continuing trend of great industry consolidation, where residential market share held by the top ten builders has doubled in the past five years to about 50%, and you’ve got it – the future of construction.

What technology will make the cut?

While significant issues face builders in today’s marketplace, burgeoning new technologies are now available that can help mitigate these risky trends affecting the growth and stability of the construction industry. But very few will make the cut. One is emerging quickly as a cost-efficient and environmentally sound solution: steel framing.

Cold-formed steel framing for walls, floors, roofs, and other applications is a solution being adopted in several growth markets. But steel framing is more than a solution for high quality, cost-effective construction. It’s the gateway to helping your customers streamline their business, provide for greater design flexibility, and reduce insurance premiums, among other things.

Are you ready for the home coming of steel?

Welcome to the biggest thing in construction technology today – steel framing. We are the Hawaii Steel Alliance, a key industry body that’s spearheading adoption of this new technology across the globe. Membership in the Alliance is your ‘VIP Card’ to this technology. But more importantly, it’s your chance to adapt what you learn from other members, whether it’s a new customer, supplier or participant in the construction community. The secret power of the Alliance is in its people – from builders to manufacturers and everyone in between.

Members make the Alliance work. Joining the Alliance could mean the difference between your business thriving in turbulent times, or stagnation.

Members in the Alliance can:

  • Learn about designing and building in cold-formed steel framing, at all levels from brief overview to hands-on expertise
  • Understand steel requirements in the IRC and IBC, based on Prescriptive Methods (ANSI standards produced by the Committee on Framing Standards, a group funded by the Hawaii Steel Alliance)
  • Gain knowledge on current research projects, market environments, developing technology, labor requirements, and construction processes, to name a few
  • Meet and converse with the people in the steel construction industry, residential and commercial, to learn what their needs are, how their markets are evolving, and what’s next for construction

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Membership allows you to:

  • Participate on committees and help steer the Alliance’s  activities
  • Network with potential customers who can provide ideas for useful solutions to add to your product or service offering
  • Apply steel framing curricula into your educational programs, increasing the base of knowledge for construction technology
  • Differentiate your business with Alliance steel branding concepts – from ad slicks to printed collateral – that you can offer to your customer, industry partner, local, state, and federal government, even educational institutions

How does the Alliance work?

It works through and on behalf of its members. As the Pathway to the Future of Construction Technology, the Alliance is only as good as its members and the information it circulates every day. Member interaction and technology transfer occurs quickly through the internet, today’s tool for connecting people and knowledge. With a web centric focus, the Alliance reduces the need for administrative overhead, and increases the use of technical field representatives in active construction markets everywhere.

Get the recognition you deserve, while you improve the future viability of your homebuilding business. Learn about how to incorporate the technology of steel framing into your construction process, streamlining subs, increasing design flexibility, reducing insurance outlays, even differentiating your business in a time of high merger and acquisition activity. Join the Hawaii Steel Alliance.