Take a closer look at some of the people involved in the development of our region and some current projects.

  • Local winners for The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards 2013

    Each year, the Building Owners and Managers Association presents The Outstanding Building of the Year Awards (TOBY), the most prestigious and coveted awards in the commercial real estate industry. The TOBY Awards honor buildings that demonstrate excellence in overall building operations and management. All facets of a building’s operations and programs are thoroughly evaluated, including building management, operational efficiency, tenant retention, emergency planning and community impact. The TOBY Awards were created by BOMA in 1985 to salute excellence in the office building industry. Twenty eight years later, it remains the most prominent and comprehensive program of its kind in commercial real estate -- recognizing quality in office buildings and commercial real estate buildings alike -- and awarding excellence in building management. Here are the 2013 winners for BOMA's San Diego chapter.

  • BOMA recognizes members of the year at annual awards ceremony

    The San Diego Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) held its annual membership awards ceremony on Saturday during its annual winter gala to recognize the dedication and hard work of individuals who continue to make BOMA San Diego one of Southern California’s leading commercial real estate organizations.

  • Coming attraction: The Quart Yard

    A group of students from the NewSchool of Architecture & Design looking to transform a vacant city lot into temporary working spaces are one step closer to reality, as they have raised enough money to move forward in the process. The students’ company, called Design TEMPO (Temporary Economic Modular Product Organization), raised $60,000 in October via a 30-day Kickstarter campaign to pay for the application of a conditional-use permit, building fees and landscaping amenities for a dog park and picnic area.

  • 'The Headquarters' prepares for grand opening

    Visitors to Seaport Village and the San Diego bayfront now have new shopping and dining options, as restorations have been completed at the historic police station.

  • Homes for Our Troops finds support in local community, construction contractors

    In less than a month, two men who served numerous military tours in Iraq and Afghanistan before returning home with injuries will move into their new custom-built homes in El Cajon.

  • Individuals, design firms honored

    More than a dozen architects were honored for their design work at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) San Diego chapter’s 2013 Design and Vision Awards on Nov. 7.

  • Partners at KNL&H produce winning results in real estate litigation

    With many years successfully litigating construction cases in Southern California, James R. Lance and Jacob M. Slania, two partners at Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge LLP (KNL&H), have made real estate litigation a primary focus of their law practice.

  • Balfour Beatty Construction earns three prestigious industry awards

    Balfour Beatty Construction has been recognized by ENR California, the Associated General Contractors, San Diego Chapter, and the Associated Builders and Contractors, San Diego Chapter, for work performed on Sage Creek High School, Carlsbad Unified School District’s new 139,000-square-foot campus. The AGC also recognized the company’s Howard Brubeck Theatre project located at Palomar College in San Marcos.

  • Solutions today for a better tomorrow

    Energy and clean air are quickly becoming the world’s scarcest and most valuable resources. Energy costs continue to climb at an exponential rate and it has become imperative that environmental conditions on Earth improve in order to ensure the survival of humanity.

  • Dynalectric San Diego: Keeping health care facilities healthy

    Health care -- its rising costs and economic impact -- is one of today’s hottest topics. It’s an arena in which Dynalectric has cornered the market. The company has newly constructed, modernized and expanded various facilities and institutions throughout the region for health care clients. The company’s portfolio ranges from established hospitals to medical office buildings and state-of-the-art outpatient facilities.

  • NY City Council rejects Midtown East rezoning

    NEW YORK — The New York City Council will not pass one of outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg's final significant proposals, a sweeping plan to rezone the eastern section of Midtown Manhattan to allow taller skyscrapers to populate the city's top commercial district.

  • The International Facility Management Association

    The award-winning San Diego chapter of the International Facility Management Association is a volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the performance and professional growth of its members through networking, education and promoting the practice of facilities management. IFMA is also an integral member of the construction community; facility managers are not only responsible for the cost-effective, efficient and successful operation of their buildings, but also support the growth or reduction of space for their building occupants.

  • History of the TOBY Awards

    Each year, the Building Owners and Managers Association presents The Outstanding Building of the Year Awards (TOBY), the most prestigious and coveted awards in the commercial real estate industry. The TOBY Awards honor buildings that demonstrate excellence in overall building operations and management. All facets of a building’s operations and programs are thoroughly evaluated, including building management, operational efficiency, tenant retention, emergency planning and community impact.

  • SDSU announces plan for basketball practice facility by '15

    San Diego State University went public Tuesday with plans for a new $14.5 million practice facility for its men’s and women’s basketball programs.

  • Urban designer: San Diego could use a makeover

    San Diego may bill itself as America's finest city, it's also a city with some of the worst streets in the country, uninviting buildings, underused parks and an underappreciated waterfront, urban designer Fred Kent told a meeting sponsored by the Downtown San Diego Partnership this week.

  • Council approves new Kaiser hospital

    Kaiser Permanente is poised to break ground on a new 450-bed hospital in Kearny Mesa in January, after gaining unanimous approval for its building plans from the San Diego City Council last week.

  • Housing fee threatened with litigation, referendum

    San Diego business leaders are reacting angrily to the City Council's decision last week to boost a housing impact fee requiring developers to help pay for affordable housing for the low-income workers who will be employed at their projects.

  • SD construction employment jumps by 700 jobs in August

    Local construction employment in August increased month-to-month, but was down from a year ago, according to the latest data released by the state Employment Development Department.

  • Third lawsuit looming for Convention Center expansion

    Construction on the San Diego Convention Center expansion is being held up with the expected filing of a third lawsuit.

  • Castlerock development clears another hurdle

    The 204-acre Castlerock community development came one step closer to reality when the Padre Dam Municipal Water District unanimously approved annexation into its jurisdiction Oct. 16.

  • Sudberry takes top honors at BIA Icon awards

    The Building Industry Association handed out 31 awards during its fourth annual Icon Awards banquet held at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla.

  • Work on San Ysidro border crossing continues

    Construction at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry will proceed despite the temporary government shutdown that went into effect on Tuesday.

Profiles

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  • G8 Development Inc.

    There's nothing quite like working the night shift at a convenience store to prove that you're overqualified. That's what developer Phillip Chodur learned in the summer of 1976.

  • Syska Hennessy Group

    Since opening its first office 80 years ago, Syska Hennessy Group has grown nationally and internationally, evolving from its core design roots in mechanical and electrical engineering to become a diversified and integrated organization.

  • Suffolk-Roel Construction

    When potential clients ask Suffolk-Roel Construction team members what they bring to the table that’s different from other contractors, their answer is "iPads."

  • NECA

    Andy Berg likes to use an analogy to point out how seriously the members of his trade group take their jobs: "If you get a bad paint job on your building, redo it. If somebody installs the electricity wrong, it's going to burn down."

  • Kitchell

    Consider the portfolio of a company that has been constructing for 60-plus years, working on major complexes that it has the privilege of renovating and enhancing as facilities live out their life expectancy; and the lessons learned from that colorful history.

  • Bartocci Development Inc.

    After many years of working on commercial multistory buildings, Joe Belmonte has become more of a down-to-earth builder. His downtown San Diego firm, Bartocci Development Inc., specializes in creating high-end custom homes with the kind of individualized touches he couldn't offer his commercial clients.

  • Turner Construction Company

    It was years of hard work and persistence that kept Turner Construction Company connected to the downtown Central Library project, which opened in September.

  • Hope-Amundson Structural Engineers

    It only took 14 years, but the former Hope Engineering finally has a new logo and new name: Hope-Amundson Structural Engineers.

Roundtables

Archived Reports

Who's Who in Construction & Engineering - 2012

Take a closer look at some of the executives and firms involved in the development of our region.

Who's Who in Construction & Engineering - 2011

Take a closer look at some of the people involved in the development of our region and their current projects.

Who's Who in Construction & Engineering - 2010

Take a closer look at some of the executives and firms involved in the development of our region, from general contractors and engineers to designers, subcontractors and suppliers.

Who's Who in Construction & Engineering - 2009

This special report focuses on the players helping to build San Diego -- from general contractors and engineers to prime contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.

Who's Who in Construction & Engineering - 2008

Take a closer look at some of the leading construction and engineering firms involved in the development of our region.

Who's Who in Construction & Engineering - 2007

Take a closer look at some of the people involved in the development of our region and their current projects.

Who's Who in Construction & Engineering - 2006

From the general contractors and engineers to the prime contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, we'll explore the faces behind the scenes of construction projects. This section is supported by the Engineering & General Contractors Association.

Who's Who in Construction & Engineering - 2005

From the general contractors and engineers to the prime contractors, subcontractors and suppliers -- in this section, we explore the relationships between these parties, how they work together and which companies are working on which projects.

Who's Who in Construction & Engineering

From the general contractors and engineers, to the prime contractors, subcontractors and suppliers -- in this report, The Daily Transcript will explore the relationships between these parties, how they work together and which companies are working on which projects.