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


The State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), together with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Perm...
Posted: August 6, 2014, 1:15 am

Wai Halana – July 2014

In this quarter’s newsletter: Hawaii Climate Adaptation Initiative Act (Act 83) Sea-Level on the Rise NOAA Sea-Level Rise Viewer When Retreat is the Best Option: Flood Insurance After Biggert Water...
Posted: July 21, 2014, 7:12 pm

October 1, 2014 Program Changes – Section 5 of the HFIAA

On May 29, 2014, FEMA issued WYO Bulletin 14026. The purpose of this memorandum is to provide notification of program rate changes the NFIP will implement effective October 1, 2014. The October 1, ...
Posted: May 29, 2014, 9:16 pm

Wai Halana – April 2014

In this quarter’s newsletter… Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act Elevation Certificates – Do I Really Need One Now? Calculating the Net Area of Flood Openings Coming Soon: Updated FIRMs fo...
Posted: April 30, 2014, 9:30 pm

Updates to Phase I Implementation Plan of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act

On April 24, 2014, FEMA issued WYO Bulletin 14016 which updates Attachment A – Summary of Phase I Implementation of the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 – that was previously is...
Posted: April 24, 2014, 5:37 pm
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Dam Safety Program

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Geothermal Program

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Geothermal Programs are heating up...

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National Flood Insurance Program

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