engineers and architects of Hawaii

engineers and architects of Hawaii

Hawaii's oldest engineers' & architects' association,

meeting since 1902.

Currently all eaH meetings are via Zoom due to CORONAVIRUS!

To attend, contact to get Zoom meeting Link.

May Program Chair – Lee Mansfield Past eaH President

Friday Zoom Meeting May 7

Speaker: Michael Elhoff – President - Hawaii Engineering Services Inc.

Topic: “Ala Wai Ahupua’a – 5 Step Solution”

Mike will talk to our esteemed group on his volunteer efforts to make sense of the Army Corps of Engineer’s Flood Protection Project for the Ala Wai Canal. Michael will try to bridge the gap between USACE flood design components and ongoing community concerns, and all stakeholders, to consider a truly holistic approach to the otherwise complicated and high impact watershed. His presentation has been presented in various platforms to City Council, legislature, DLNR, USACE, Mayor’s office on sustainability, and the Ala Wai community organizations. The current status of the project is awaiting an update from USACE this summer. Michael’s career expertise is in pumping systems and his presentation includes a technical discussion on pumping, flood control and canal water quality.

Next Friday Noon Zoom Meeting May 21

Speaker: Katie Chang, Executive Director Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders

Topic: “Who are Tomorrow’s Leaders in Hawaii?”

Katie Chang will talk to eaH about the Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders (CTL), an organization dedicated to empowering a new generation of leaders in Hawaii. Katie is a proud alumnus of the very first class of CTL Fellows. Since her appointment in 2011, Katie has expanded the CTL from its flagship Fellows program to include the innovative Ambassadors program which offers leadership development directly to Hawaii’s high schools. She is a certified presenter of the nationally-acclaimed Student Leadership Challenge, which is the foundation of the program. Prior to joining the CTL, Katie worked as an advisor for the US/UK Fulbright Commission in London, UK. She also served as an intern in the Hawaii State Legislature and Governor’s Office. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Pepperdine University.

Visit: Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders --

eaH Olelo Channel 53 May Program:

Airing: Wednesday May 12 at 6:00 pm & Sundays May 16 – June 6 at 1:00pm

Past President Geoffrey Paterson talks about his 52 Years of Architecture in Hawaii, from the May 1, 2009 eaH meeting

The Olelo April program features a MIT student Yun Chang from Hawaii, who gave a Zoom presentation to eaH on the research, design and testing of robots for the Subterranean Robot Challenge!

The final Robot Challenge show airs this Sundays at 1PM on May 9. The show can be viewed anytime on-line by going to and clicking on the ‘Ōlelo NET’ tab or click on this link and then searching for Subterranean Challenge.

Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies 2021 Awards Program can be watched below

7:14 Student Engineer of the Year -- Willy Chang

11:05 Young Engineer of the Year -- Kapiolani Street

17:15 Engineer of the Year -- Steve Baldridge

27:32​ Lifetime Achievement Award -- Dave Waller (Posthumously)

34:36 Keynote Address - Dean Chapman - Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia

Past Zoom Meetings:

Friday Zoom Meeting April 16 eaH Zoom Meeting:

Speaker: Sam Dannaway - VP Fire Protection Engineer - Coffman Engineers

Topic: Fire: As a Weapon of Mass Destruction

Sam talked about the darker side of Fire Engineering i.e. using it as a Weapon of Mass Destruction. All sides use Fire as a WMD during World War II and Sam told us the story of how fire protection engineers and fire service professionals worked with the Army Air Force and the Royal Air Force during WWII to plan the firebombing of German and Japanese industrial and population centers.

Friday Zoom Meeting April 2nd Noon to 1 PM

Speaker: Canaan Shon, General Manager, Hawaii Geophysical Services

Topic: Utility Locating and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

Canaan talked about the usefulness of GPR and other technologies to locate underground utilities, piping and underground storage tanks.

Checkout Past eaH meetings at eaH YouTube Channel -

2020 December Past Meeting: Honolulu Rail Transit Project Update 2021

The December 18th 2020, speaker was Stephen Cayetano, Deputy Executive Director HART and the topic was an Update on Honolulu’s Rail Project HART.

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October 23th Zoom meeting Second Great Chinatown Fire by Sam Dannaway is available on eaH’s YouTube channel at the link below: What role did the Bubonic Plague have in the Chinatown Fire?


October 9th Zoom meeting The Covid 19 Office Forum with Bill Brizee, Maria Tome, Rob Kinslow, Andrew Stanton is currently available on eaH’s YouTube link:

September 23, 2020 Zoom Meeting

September 23rd Zoom Meeting: Mauna Kea Astronomical Site Survey 1965- 1967 Jim Harwood UH Institute for Astronomy (Retired)

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(No In Person Meetings Currently Scheduled Only Zoom meeting Until Further Notice)

Meetings are open to all interested persons and were held Fridays in Downtown Honolulu. Meetings start at NOON and end PROMPTLY at 1:00 pm.

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