Construction students take national honor

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Students from HCC's construction management program were recently honored as one of the best chapters in America
Honolulu Community College’s construction management students recently won a top honor from the National Association of Home Builders.
The group was named the national organization’s outstanding student chapter. The award goes to the chapter that excels in campus activities, community service, fund-raising and other activities.

“The Construction Management students deserve this award,” said Norman Takeya, assistant professor of construction management at HonCC. “They are an awesome bunch of students who do a great job representing the college.”

The Student Chapter helped with various community service events throughout the year such as the sustainable tire wall at the Halawa Xeriscape Garden. The students helped to construct a retaining wall from recycled tires to create a more available planting space.

The students also volunteered at the Home Building & Remodeling Show in January and the Remodel it Right – GREEN Expo 2014 in September. In March 2014, the students were able to put together two groups of students, first year students and second year students, to compete in the BIA Hawai‘i Stew Challenge.

“This has been an amazing honor for the NAHB Student Chapter at Honolulu Community College. Much appreciation goes out to our advisor, Mr. Takeya for pushing us to succeed in our career choice of becoming Construction Managers and to our local NAHB Chapter, BIA Hawai‘i for being a great support to all of our endeavors,” said Honolulu CC Construction Management student and Chapter President, Lalana Moe.

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