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New master plan in the works for two Carlsbad neighborhoods

The city of Carlsbad is preparing to revitalize its two historic neighborhoods as a Florida-based urban planning firm has been hired to develop a new master plan.

CV project to feature housing, retail space

The first mixed-use development has broken ground on Chula Vista’s Urban Core Specific Plan, seven years since the plan’s adoption and at a time where it is getting ready to be updated.

New building construction contracts off to slower start in 2014

Through the first two months of the year, the value of construction contracts awarded around San Diego County is lagging the production of January-February 2013.

Design activity slows slightly to start off 2014

The pace of design activity in the West has slowed the first two months of the year compared to the end of 2013, but is still in the positive, according to the latest American Institute of Architects’ Architecture Billings Index released on Wednesday.

Coastal panel OKs substation with more lines undergound

The California Coastal Commission has approved the permit San Diego Gas & Electric needs to move the South Bay Substation farther south on Bay Boulevard in Chula Vista.

Construction starts on $555M Central Courthouse

A groundbreaking ceremony took place Monday for the $555.49 million San Diego County Central Courthouse.

Scripps Health breaks ground on new medical office building

Construction began Wednesday on the planned Scripps Clinic John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion, a $175 million project of Scripps Health.

Local downtown firm helps to engineer the future

Project Design Consultants began in a small office in downtown San Diego in 1976. Since that time, PDC has helped transform communities throughout the Southwest and has played an integral part in the redevelopment of downtown.

In the works: New venues for a night out

San Diegans looking for a new place to dine out, listen to music or dance the night away will have several stylish options within the coming months as construction projects near completion.

Harrah’s wagers on huge redesign for Valley Center resort

Harrah’s Rincon Hotel & Casino is getting ready to celebrate the completion of its $160 million renovation, as Phase 3 is close to completion.

As drought persists, Carlsbad desalination plant on schedule

As the state endures its third straight year of dry conditions, the county is awaiting the completion of Poseidon Resources' seawater desalination plant in Carlsbad.

Work at Southwestern College overcomes setbacks

Progress in being made and projects are moving forward after delays at Southwestern College for its Proposition R construction bond measure.

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Profiles

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As construction rebounds, owners turn to project managers

The value of a construction project manager is mistakenly overlooked by many owners — until major problems threaten to turn their dream project into a nightmare.

Jackson & Blanc

When Nick Jackson visits a commercial building, he looks beyond the obvious details like furniture, carpeting and landscaping. He's more interested in something less tangible: the structure's ENERGY STAR rating — a measurement of its overall energy efficiency.

Erickson Hall

Dave Erickson and Michael Hall started their construction firm from the ground up. Literally.

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Roundtables

Construction executives see uptick in 2014 with obstacles along the way

There seems to be growing optimism and willingness from investors to want to build new structures and renovate existing facilities, but there will be challenges along the way, according to a panel of construction executives at a roundtable discussion held Feb. 19 at The Daily Transcript.

City leadership, reliance on military projects hurting construction industry, experts say

The construction industry is improving, as some economic indicators would suggest, but not at the pace local officials would like, according to a panel at an executive roundtable held at The Daily Transcript on Oct. 31.

Lease-leaseback popular for school construction projects

The lease-leaseback delivery method for construction projects is regaining popularity among those who improve educational campuses and facilities, according to a panel of contractors, designers and former school officials at an executive roundtable Tuesday at The Daily Transcript.

Building San Diego videos

New funding bolsters San Ysidro POE construction

The inclusion of $226 million in the recent federal spending package makes for an expected completion of the new southbound connector to Mexico's recently finished inspection facility, El Chaparral, by 2018. The permanent connector will replace the temporary one being used now, through a re-alignment of Interstate 5.

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