Welcome to The Hawaii Engineers Advisory

Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association

January 14, 2015


The Engineers Advisory Council had some very exciting changes in the past year. We have increased our membership and were able to increase participation through our web based meetings. This technology has improved our ability to share ideas and challenges and has also broadened our community of Engineers to all islands, with a click of the mouse you can view and participate in the meetings via the web.

In addition, all of the information we gather is now available on our website www.hawaiiengineersadvisory.com. This allows all of the Engineers to have the same information that is shared in the meetings, valuable information from OSHA, Hawaii Energy and much more. With the recent implementation of instant alerts, you will now know right when new information is uploaded to the site as it will send an e-mail to all current members.

Our focus going forward will be more about succession planning and associate development, with this in mind we would like to include more of the up and coming assistant chiefs, managers, and supervisors in these meetings. This will provide them the opportunity to network with the other Engineering Managers, share thoughts and ideas, and gain valuable knowledge from a host of great speakers on topics related to Engineering.

Upcoming meetings will focus on certain topics of interest to all. January will be in room technologies such as RFID, Sonifi. KEYPR, March will focus on lighting technologies, May will focus on Hurricane preparedness, July will have information on Storage Tanks and DOH Requirements, September will focus on Elevator contracts, maintenance, and how to ensure you are getting what you are paying for with service contracts, and lastly November will look at Legionella and other environmental and air quality issues.

We realize that having each person pay a membership fee can be difficult, therefore, your lodging property will be the member and you can have as many participants attend as you wish (Allied members may have one representative attend per meeting). There is a slight increase in the annual membership fee; Each HLTA member property will now pay $100/ year. To join, simply download and fill out te appropriate membership form from Useful Links dropdown at the top of the page and send in your payment to: The Hawai`i Lodging & Tourism Association, 2270 Kalakaua Ave., Suite 1506, Honolulu, HI 96815, Attn: HLTA Engineers Advisory Council. Checks should be made out to the Hawai`i Lodging & Tourism Association.

This year the first Engineers Advisory Scholarship Award will be presented to a deserving Engineer who is looking to develop their skills through formal schooling and training. Applications and guide lines will be sent out in the coming weeks and only engineers from member properties will qualify.

As a member of the Engineers Advisory Council, you will receive important information on hot topics via meetings and our website and enjoy a free breakfast at every meeting. Non-members must pay $40 per person per meeting.

The Engineers Advisory Council is also looking for properties to host the meetings as well as the breakfast. If you are interested, please indicate on the application form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karen Nakaoka at: (808) 923-0407 or email: knakaoka@hawaiilodging.org. We look forward to your properties active participation at our meetings.

Mahalo & Aloha,

Chairman, HLTA Engineers Advisory Council
Director of Facilities and Security
Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk®

President & CEO
Hawai`i Lodging & Tourism Association