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Many public and private redevelopment projects have been halted because of the downward economy and recent elimination of California redevelopment agencies.

Building permits in the city of San Diego increased 87 percent in the first quarter of 2013 from the first quarter of last year, according to RealtyTrac.

The face of the post-Great Recession construction industry was given a little shape recently, as industry executives from different sectors met with a major facilitator of public works contracts at The Daily Transcript’s second Construction Day event.

When it opens in July, Pier South will join the Hotel del Coronado as the second of only two hotels in San Diego built on the beach.

Lakeside will soon have its own skate park, a 16,500-square-foot project with a budget of $600,000 that is open for bidding until May 23, and expected to be completed in early 2014.

Located in the East Village on the Park-to-Bay promenade, the new Central Library designed by Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA/Tucker Sadler Architects, symbolically unites the regional architecture of the past to the architecture of the present in a commitment to the city’s future.

Dynalectric Company, San Diego’s premier electrical contractor, has been awarded the 2012 National Construction Safety Excellence Award from the Associated General Contractors (AGC).

The photovoltaic market continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. As a general contractor, you will find yourself planning for an increasing number of projects with a solar energy scope. Solar installations require expertise in all the trades, and the sub-contractor you choose for your team will be a key element in the success of your project.

The Old Police Headquarters in San Diego, which has stood idle for 26 years, is coming out of retirement.

Money continues to be spent and construction projects are moving forward for Proposition H and U work at Grossmont Union High School District campuses.

Friday is the deadline for bidder prequalification for the new downtown San Diego Central Courthouse, a 22-story, 71-courtroom endeavor that is the state’s largest courthouse construction project. The construction site is on 1.4 acres encompassed by West C, Union, West B and State streets.

Those in the San Diego hospitality world know of Mina Desiderio, Ty Hauter, Brendan Huffman, Greg Koch, Nathan Stanton, Arsalun Tafazoli and Steve Wagner. If you don’t know their names, you probably know their businesses.

In recent months, a flurry of residential projects have broken ground -- among them Celadon, a long-awaited affordable housing project at 9th and Broadway.

The Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in Otay Mesa may be one of the sites selected to accommodate prisoners currently housed in a Riverside prison that will close in 2016. If it happens, it will get a new building that can house 800 inmates.

The construction industry was hit hard by the latest recession for about the last five years.

Three high profile projects designed by RJC Architects -- John William Finn Hall, the U.S. Navy Resources Center and the San Diego County Operations Center -- recently received top honors for sustainability and overall design at the San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter American Public Works Association (APWA) annual award luncheon.

The city of Carlsbad has released its proposed Capital Improvement Program, which includes $43 million in future construction work for the upcoming fiscal year.

Facing the growing likelihood of a Sacramento-imposed deadline, members of the San Diego City Council have begun laying the groundwork for a proposal that would require all city contractors to pay prevailing wage rates to their workers.

(AP) -- An Oregon man is facing charges in connection with a $50 million securities fraud scheme in which he's accused of falsely providing information about promissory notes to more than 150 investors.


The Hilton San Diego Bayfront has completed construction on its latest expansion, which adds 2 acres of outdoor space and indoor amenities to its poolside oasis.

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