At first glance, the 43-story Ke Kilohana condominium in the Ward Village area developed by the Howard Hughes Corporation comes with a host of amenities. The 2-year-old building on Halekauwila Street is outfitted with modern furniture, a movie theater, karaoke room, as well as a sky lanai overlooking downtown Honolulu. But occupants of the
Effective communication within a homeowners’ association is always important. However, during a construction defect action by an association, communication and cooperation among the Board, Community Association Manager, Owners and the Construction Defect Attorney become essential. With the outbreak of Covid-19, how we communicate and do business in the future will most likely all be different.
A Hawaii building owner should be aware of the issues they may encounter depending on the type of roofing system installed at their building. Awareness of the signs of failure can prevent major damage to other major components of the building and property within the structure. This article will outline various types of roofing systems
Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world, and if designed and installed properly it has close to an indefinite lifespan. Concrete is versatile; it will conform to virtually any shape it is placed in, allowing for creativity in design and durability. Its simplicity ends here. Concrete is subject to damage and
In buildings over ten years old, issues such as leaks at windows or plumbing can be one of largest burdens an association or property may face, particularly if no recovery is available against the builder be- cause the statute of limitations has run.
Does your maintenance budget cover regular repairs to railings, walkways and staircases? If not, your bill could be catastrophic. A man fell to his death in 2016 when a railing at Ala Moana Center reportedly gave way. His friend, who tried to stop the fall, was severely injured. The resulting lawsuit was settled in March.
“It’s conceivable that a general contractor could, on the one hand, be liable to an owner for damages relating to an unlicensed subcontractor’s work, but on the other hand, would not be able to recover against the subcontractor for the same issues,” Osterkamp says. “U.S. Pipelining is a confusing decision, and it’s hard to tell