Access: Project management tool

As a stakeholder for a project in federally-owned or -leased space, collaborate on project activities using project management software called Kahua. All project stakeholders, both internal and external, are eligible to access Kahua.

Access Kahua

  1. Request access

    Complete and submit the request access form to set up your Kahua account.

  2. Finalize your account

    You will receive a message from outbox@kahuafn.com with Subject: Kahua Invitation. Follow the instructions on how to finalize your account.

  3. Choose how you want to access your Kahua account

    For the best user experience, we recommend using the desktop app rather than the browser version.

    1. Download Kahua desktop app to your computer.
      1. Users with a gsa.gov email address, follow the instructions in the download Kahua app for internal users.
      2. Users without a gsa.gov email address, follow the instructions in the download Kahua app for external users.
    2. Select the desktop icon to open Kahua desktop app. Note: the most updated version may not open via the desktop icon. See below instructions for checking for software updates.
    Check for software updates

    First time:

    1. Click launch.kahuafn.com or copy and paste the URL in your web browser.
    2. In the pop-up window that appears:
      1. Check the box to Always allow to open links of this type in the associated app.
      2. Select Open Kahua.

    Subsequent times:

    In your browser enter the URL launch.kahuafn.com and it will install the latest software updates and open the Kahua desktop app. Updates typically occur over the weekend.

    1. In your browser, enter the URL: launch.kahuafn.com.
    2. Select ‘Launch in Browser.’

    iPhone users
    1. On your iPhone, open the App Store and search for Kahua.
    2. Select ‘kahua mobile Construction Management.’
    3. Select ‘Get’ to install the app on your government- or contractor-issued mobile device.
    Android users
    1. On your Android phone, open the Google Play Store and search for Kahua.
    2. Select ‘kahua mobile Kahua Business.’
    3. Select ‘Install’ to install the app on your government- or contractor-issued mobile device.

Training resources: how to access the Kahua app

Definitions

Stakeholders

External stakeholders: General contractors, construction managers, architects, lessors, lease brokers, federal customers.

Internal stakeholders: Project managers for federally owned or leased space, contracting officer representatives (CORs), architectural/engineering/sustainability subject matter experts, building managers/property managers, contracting officers, budget analysts, client planning managers, asset managers, regional managers, national program managers.

Contact us for help

To ask questions about accessing or using Kahua or to provide feedback on the tool:

  1. Use the Kahua Support and Feedback Form.
  2. If you’re unable to access the form, email us at kahuasupport@gsa.gov.
Last Reviewed: 2023-01-12