engineers and architects of Hawaii

engineers and architects of Hawaii

Hawaii's oldest engineers' & architects' association,

meeting since 1902.  

March Program Chair: Sam Dannaway - Coffman Engineers

Noon Meetings start 11:45 am End 1:00 pm sharp (Hawaii Time)

March 3rd in person meeting will be at Hoakalei Country Club Ewa Beach

Contact if you want to attend in person. Cost $15

Limited Seating. 

Speaker: Paul Fox – Fire Training Hickam AFB (Ret) Fire Photographer

Topic: “Fire – Up the Outside of Buildings”

Once again EAH is lucky to have Paul Fox speak to us. He will talk to us about fire climbing the outside of buildings. While this has not been a major problem in the US (but there have been cases), many high-rise fires around the world have fallen victim to flames traveling up the outside the building. While some have been the traditional flames lapping up floor to floor and entering via the windows. Many have literally burned up "the outside of the building", all the way to the top! Some have involved the entire building, while others were confined just to the outside of the building. This presentation will highlight the various fires, why they occurred, how they burned, and the firefighting efforts involved with them. The Grenfell Tower incident in London, England will be highlighted.

Friday March 17

March Program Chair Sam Dannaway Fire Protection Engineer

Speaker: Sam Dannaway – Coffman Engineers


Topic: “Book Preview – History of the Honolulu Fire Department”

Sam will be speaking about a special book project, History of the Honolulu Fire Department, a collaboration between three authors (Sam Dannaway, Paul Fox, and Dennis Lewis) with the support of the Honolulu Fire Department.  The presentation will include various items included in the soon (?) to be published history.  The HFD, one of the oldest organized fire departments in the country,  has an amazing history, one that involves Kings, revolution, major fires,  and war between nations.

Email to get the Zoom link for both meetings.

A $5 donation is accepted for lunch.  Validated parking $4.

eaH on Olelo Channel 53 

This year EaH continues to host past meetings on Olelo Channel 53. The 30 Minute Programs premier on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm and replay every Sunday’s at 1:00pm.

eaH Olelo Channel 53 February Program:


This month’s Olelo program features the October 22, 2021 meeting with Parker Kushima  who was with the AmeriCorp Vista Program.


Parker talks about his work with the State Energy Office on Mobility Hubs on all Hawai'i Islands,  He explains how Mobility hubs can reduce energy and provide better disaster resiliency in Hawai’i.

Showings: Wednesday February 8 6:00 pm and Sundays at 1:00 pm

(Note: Olelo Programs are available on this site - See Site Index In Left Sidebar (Click on 'Ξ' at top, if no side bar  )

Click here to see the eaH proposed draft Position Statement on Managed Access for Ha`iku Stairs.

Checkout Past eaH meetings at eaH YouTube Channel:

"Chevron Tank Farm Fire 1980"

Speaker: Paul Fox

“My Recollections of Governor John Burns”

Speaker: James Burns (2011)

"Hawaii Real Estate Mortgage Market Upate"

Speaker: Manny August ASB

"Queen Theater Renovation Plans"

Speaker: Bill Brizee AHL

"Covid 19 Vaccine Developed in Days"

Speaker: Dr George Poore 

"Kahauiki Village, Honolulu Community Built Homeless Project"


“Preserving Plantation Housing in Hawaii”

Speaker: Barbara Shieder


“Ala Wai Ahupua’a – 5 Step Solution”

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


“HyperLapse Photography”

Speaker: Dan Eckert


“Honolulu Rail Transit Project Update”

Speaker: Stephen Cayetano


“2nd Great Honolulu Chinatown Fire 1900”

Speaker: Sam Dannaway


“Mauna Kea Early Years”

Speaker: John Harwood


“Aloha Stadium ReDevelopement”

Speaker: Terry McFarland

  Meetings are open to all interested persons and are held Fridays in Downtown Honolulu Topa Tower 745 Fort St (Old AmFac Bldg) Room 301.  Meetings start at NOON and end PROMPTLY at 1:00 pm.

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