Our Mission

The Engineering Division provides engineering services and technical assistance to other departmental divisions and State agencies to implement capital improvement or repair and maintenance projects and administer programs for water and land development, mineral resources development, and prevention of natural disasters.

Contact Us

Carty Chang, P.E.
Chief Engineer

Kalanimoku Building
1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 221
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 587-0230
Fax: (808) 587-0283

News and Highlights

Engineering Division News

Engineering Division

The State of Hawai'i, DLNR

Revised FEMA Preliminary DFIRMs are now available for viewing on the Hawaii Flood Hazard Assessment Tool

FEMA has released revised preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRM) for Hawaii County.  They are now available for online viewing on the Hawaii Flood Hazard Assessment Tool (FHAT) at ww...
Posted: August 13, 2015, 5:27 pm

FEMA’s Elevation Certificate Form has Expired

In case you didn’t notice FEMA’s Elevation Certificate (EC) form expired on July 31, 2015.  However, a new form has not yet been released as revisions are being considered. Pending approval by the ...
Posted: August 7, 2015, 5:59 am

Wai Halana – July 2015

In this Issue: How Federally Subsidized Flood Insurance Can Artificially Increase the Value of Risky Homes New FEMA Data Visualization Tool Unveiled # of Pre-FIRM Policies in Hawaii FEMA Elevation ...
Posted: July 27, 2015, 3:57 pm

New FEMA Flood Maps for Maui County – Public Meeting Scheduled

NEW FEMA FLOOD MAPS FOR MAUI COUNTY TO TAKE EFFECT NOV. 4, 2015 WITH MANDATORY FLOOD INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS – Public information meetings to explain possible new insurance requirements, download Pr...
Posted: July 16, 2015, 6:48 am

Kīhei, Waikapū, Molokaʻi Residents Urged to Attend Flood Risk Meetings

Maui Now July 2, 2015  (By Maui Now Staff) – Important flood risk meetings will be held for residents of Kīhei, Waikapū, Kaunakakai and the South Shore of Molokaʻi. The County of Maui, State Depart...
Posted: July 4, 2015, 7:03 pm
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