March General Membership Meeting

Gear up for our March General Membership Meeting! We are excited to have two guest speakers from Rider Levett Bucknall, Cassie Idehara, Vice President, and Antonia Agbannawag, Associate, who will be presenting on:  The Rising Tide: Challenges and Opportunities in Hawaii’s Robust Market. 

Find more details related to the General Membership Meeting and on our guest speaker’s presentation down below! We hope you can make it!

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Time: 8:30 am to 10 am (Breakfast Meeting)
Location: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (5th Floor) 

Register By: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 

Presentation Title: The Rising Tide: Challenges and Opportunities in Hawaii’s Robust Market

Hawaii’s construction industry has been remarkably resilient since 2020 despite headwinds that create a seemingly constant state of uncertainty. In the intricate dance of economic variables heading into 2024, will the current strength of Hawaii’s construction industry bring rough waters or a smooth ride ahead? Offering an in-depth analysis of Rider Levett Bucknall’s historic and real-time cost data, ACECH members will gain exclusive insights into Hawaii’s moving market, and practical advice to confidently navigate the planning, execution, and delivery of projects in the face of a rising tide.

Join us to learn more about:

  • The Economic Picture: Hawaii & U.S.
  • Construction Cost Drivers
  • Escalation Trends and Projections
  • Keeping Our Eyes on the Horizon

Cassie Idehara, MRICS CCM
Vice President, Rider Levett Bucknall

Cassie Idehara is Vice President of Rider Levett Bucknall in North America who leads clients’ program success as it relates to construction costs and oversees performance of the Honolulu team specializing in cost estimating, project cost management and value analysis. Educated as a Quantity Surveyor, she has both national and international industry experience in Southeast Asia and the Pacific spanning more than 25 years. Cassie is a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and holds credentials as a Certified Construction Manager with the Construction Management Association of America.

Antonia Agbannawag
Associate, Rider Levett Bucknall

Antonia Agbannawag is an Associate for Rider Levett Bucknall who drives all aspects of client development, marketing production and communications, as well as supporting market research and producing initiatives that enhance team performance, technical delivery and commercial success of the business. Her multifaceted role reinforces teams on Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui, and their impactful contributions to construction projects that define the built environment of the Hawaiian Islands.

Rider Levett Bucknall opened its first North American office in Hawaii in 1991 and is backed by a global network with a heritage spanning over two centuries. As construction professionals specializing in Project Management, Cost Consultancy, Scheduling and Real Estate Advisory services, RLB tailors solutions to drive the client’s desired outcomes, mitigate risk and control the cost, time and quality of construction. The firm’s ability to deliver exceptional outcomes is bolstered by more than 20 years of independent construction cost research in North America that allows them to proactively advise clients in everchanging conditions that impact real estate and construction industries.