Hawaii construction To Produce Affordable Units In Hawaii, Building Design Needs To Change By Ryan Finnerty • Dec 3, 2019 Daniel Ramirez / Flickr Hawaii has some of the highest construction costs in the country. That makes building new housing an expensive prospect. State Economist: Challenges Ahead As Visitor, Construction Sectors Soften By HPR News Staff • Nov 19, 2019 Daniel Ramirez/Wikimedia Commons / Creative Commons License 2.0 Total visitor spending declined and the value of private building permits decreased this year through September, signs that the Hawaii economy is ratcheting back. Noise, Night Work Part Of Year-Long Nimitz Project By hpr news staff • Jun 18, 2019 Flickr The public is invited to a meeting Tuesday evening to hear about plans to resurface and repair a stretch of Nimitz Highway and Ala Moana Boulevard. Car Rental Facility Tops List of Biggest Construction Projects By A. Kam Napier • May 24, 2019 j u s t i n . z/Flickr/Creative Commons High-rises are high-profile but they’re not the only construction projects underway in Hawaiʻi. In fact, government and institutional projects dominate the construction scene this year.