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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.

(AP) -- A man accused of cheating Northern California residents out of hundreds of millions of dollars in what prosecutors characterized as one of the largest real estate Ponzi schemes in state history has been convicted by a Shasta County jury.

Biotech firms are known for creating technical, complicated products that make daily life easier for patients and physicians alike. To do so, they need technical, complicated buildings that make work life easier for staff and scientists alike.

Founded by Randal and Grace Ehm in 1987, Ehm Architecture has enjoyed a wide range of commissions on diverse projects nationwide.

How do you create a communication and conferencing center in Hong Kong and make it seem like the participants are in the same room in the United States? What does it cost to maintain thousands of panels at a solar-energy farm? What's the best way to re-vegetate the soil for erosion control at the largest dam-raise project in the world?

Most visitors to the new hotel at Viejas Casino & Resort see a sleek, modern building beckoning them to stay and play a night or two. Architect Richard Blackman, AIA, looks at the hotel and sees a maze of challenges his firm overcame months before the hotel's spectacular grand opening last March 21.

Whether you're a local or a tourist, you don't have to look far to see the accomplishments of landscape architects Wimmer Yamada and Caughey.


Ramona-based R.A. Burch Construction Company Inc. is being awarded a $9,008,513 modification to increase the maximum dollar value of task order 0002 for work at the Station Communication Center at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms.

(AP) -- Officials overseeing construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are scheduled to be questioned at a hearing in Sacramento to address construction problems and the overall structural integrity of the $6.3-billion project.


(AP) -- Police have moved in on protesters who occupied land owned by the University of California in the San Francisco Bay area city of Albany.


The title of this article comes from the movie "Jerry McGuire," when the character Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.) "motivates" Jerry (Tom Cruise) to get to work and bring home a big contract. One of the funniest movie scenes ever in my humble opinion!

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