Hawaii Tribune-Herald from Hilo, Hawaii on July 22, 1993 · 32
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Hawaii Tribune-Herald from Hilo, Hawaii · 32

Hilo, Hawaii
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Thursday, July 22, 1993
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Hawaii Tribune - Herald, Thursday, July 22, 1993 i CO-CHAIRMEN THIS YEAR Hugh Willocks, left, and Mike Pearring, right, were honored by outgoing HICA president Toshito Isemoto for their work as co-chairmen of the Expo at the recent HICA annual meeting. Committee finds putting on an Expo can be a learning experience For the Hawaii Island Contractors' Association, putting on an Expo is a learning experience. Fortunately, both of this year's co-chairmen have been part of that experience since the HICA Expo was initiated in 1991. Mike Pearring, president of Big Island Asphalt, Inc., and Hugh Willocks, executive vice president of Willocks Construction Corp. , have a long history of participation in trade shows, both in H'lo and other locations. Both served on last year's committee , Pearring as one of the co-chairmen, and both are involved this year in the leadership of the committee. Others who are involved in the committee putting on the Expo include Jimmy Miyake, who is in charge of Mil A HAWAII ISLAND M I LA LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION P.O BOX 1 594 KAILUA-KONA. HAWAII 96745 The Hawaii Island Landscape Association is delighted to participate in the 1993 Hawaii Island Contractor's Association Expo. Our Landscape professionals are dedicated to the design, installation, and maintenance of quality landscapes, and offer a variety of products and service throughout the Big Island. When visiting the Expo, please take a moment to view the HILA exhibit. 'Round' houses can hold up to winds special events; Ed Hara, internal communications; Robert YamadaandRuth B inyan, registration; Eliot Merk.booth judging and prizes; Noland Eskaran and Rodney Chinen, facilities; Leonard Tanaka and Louis Akiona, electrical; Kit Callison and Mona Rivera, trade show; Chuck and Jan Pubanz, booth sales; Eleanor Bello and Stanley Churchill, security; Owen Williams, outside exhibits; Russell Kuwaye, HICA booth and non-profit booths,0 and Clyde Nakasue, treasurer and ex hibitor hospitality room. Immediate past president Toshito Isemoto, president Byron Fujimoto of the HICA and senior vice president Albeit Nishimura of the First Hawaiian Bank serve as advisors to the Expo committee. . Hurricane Andrew was the most destructive storm in history. It caused billions of dollars in damage and flattened buildings in Florida and Louisiana some of them thought to be hurricane "proof." Many people were faced with rebuilding from scratch. Right on Andrew's heels, Hurricane Iniki in Hawaii was almost as fierce, cutting a path through the tropical paradise that will take years to rebuild. But some homes resisted the destructive winds, thanks to a unique round design that deflected the power of the storm. According to Deltec Homes.based in Asheville.N.C, there were areas where its structures were the only ones left standing. JB Polyrama Homes offers the Deltec Homes here on the Big Island. "The design of the Deltec home reduces exterior wall area and provides fewer surfaces where air pressure can build up and do damage," said Bob Kinser of Kinco, parent company of Deltec Homes. "The Deltec design also features a special truss system that adds stability to the structure even while eliminating the need for interior support walls," Kinser said. Three years ago, 70 percent of homes in the Virgin Islands were completely destroyed by Hurricane Hugo. A Deltec home there lost only three shingles. In Lake Moultrie, S .C, a two-story Deltec Home sandwiched between two similarly sized conventional homes that were completely destroyed was still standing. The Deltec design is basked on a "panelized" construction principle in which sections of the home are built in a factory and then taken to the homesite to be assembled. This reduces construction costs. The round design also increases usable interior space by eliminating corners. At the same time, exterior wall space is reduced, which cuts energy costs. This can allow homeowners to opt for larger homes without compromising energy efficiency. JB Polyrama Homes offers a free brochure to help explain how the round home design works. It's called "You Don't Live in a Square World." It's available by calling 959-1223. ' mii i ..inn ' iSA. v v mwt.94 .1 WW,YW.W.J.Ji mimm mm pacific isinnn floors 447 Kalanianaole Ave. 935-3715 T t 6 CcitW see us at th e EXPO!! Reaturirjg Permagrain "Armstone" Marble Floor Tile, Tileworks "Corner Stones" CeramicTile, and other fine Floohng Products. o- Ceramic Tilo Hardwoods Carpet f Sheet Vfnyl V.Q.Tile Afea Rugs Runne'rs

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