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.

  • Sundt Construction wins two national design-build awards

    Sundt's Construction Inc., has won 2004 Design-Build Excellence Awards for two of its projects in Arizona. The awards are presented annually by the Design-Build Institute of America, to acknowledge the "most outstanding design-build projects in the United States and the world by promoting and recognizing the use and efficacy of design-build as a project delivery method."

  • Swinerton Builders reaches major milestone at downtown Egyptian project

    Swinerton Builders recently celebrated another milestone toward completion of The Egyptian, with concrete topping off ceremonies that were attended by local community and business leaders.

  • Building to meet ongoing demand for medical office buildings in Southern California

    As part of a continuing trend in Southern California -- particularly San Diego and Southwest Riverside counties -- medical practices are looking to purchase their own buildings as investment opportunities, as opposed to traditional office leasing. And savvy builders have been responding to the demand.

  • New All Appropriate Inquiry rule to change standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing new federal standards for All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) in connection with current environmental property assessments known as Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ASTM Phase I standard).

  • California's 'Right to Repair' bill: What you should know

    Residential construction in Southern California has always been a challenge from a risk management perspective. Condominiums by far are the most litigated project type, and single-family subdivisions, "spec," and custom homes are not far behind.

  • Prevent water intrusion, minimize exposure to claims by building with mold in mind

    While designing and building a completely mold-proof structure is virtually impossible, steps can be taken to help avoid extensive water-intrusion problems and ultimately reduce the chances of expensive claims.

  • Where expectations become reality

    "Treat others as you would like to be treated" was the mission statement of Jack Good and Stan Roberts, founders of Good & Roberts, Inc. General Contractors, in 1979, and remains the focal point 25 years later.

  • EBS gets a boost from new parent company

    A lot can happen in three years -- especially when you're a growing engineering and construction firm adopted by a big daddy national firm.

  • How much does a program manager cost in the built environment?

    Owners need to know the cost of program management (PM). One of the first questions they ask is, "Will hiring a PM firm save me money? Or should I increase in-house staff? Looks good, sounds great, I think I need it, but what does it cost? Can I justify it through savings in the program?"

  • Opening of San Elijo Road paves way for new San Marcos thoroughfare

    The old traffic-snarled Questhaven Road, a twisting two-lane stagecoach-era road that wound its way through San Marcos and Escondido, is going the way of roadside motels and drive-in restaurants.

  • Recycling/reuse programs at construction and demolition sites benefiting builders

    As Southern California's building community continues to embrace environmentally responsible construction methods and practices, the recycling and reuse of materials at construction and demolition (C&D) sites has steadily grown in popularity -- and for several good reasons.

  • At 30, Kuatro Design President Gaxiola considered a veteran

    Lorena Gaxiola co-founded her model home interior design firm Kuatro Design in 2000, and became its sole proprietor and president in 2004.

  • Johnson & Jennings hammers down benefits of local ownership

    While many San Diego construction companies over the years have made it their primary goal to grow or merge with large national firms, one local company has built its reputation on being the exception.

  • John Laing homes builds on customer service promise in construction of new homes

    Delivering on the company's promise to provide the "best new home buying experience," leading developer John Laing Homes includes buyers in the construction process of their new home from the point of contract to handing over the keys.

  • Nearly 10,000 homes built in Montgomery's career

    Dubbed "Bob the Builder," William Lyon Homes' Bob Montgomery has built nearly 10,000 homes during his distinguished career. As the vice president of construction for the San Diego division, Montgomery's hands-on approach has aided William Lyon Homes in maintaining its standing as one of San Diego's leading new home developers.

  • Lyons, Warren & Associates celebrates 25th anniversary

    In 1979, Richard H. Warren, SE, and P. Kevin Lyons, SE, formed Lyons, Warren & Associates. The firm began in a small Scripps Ranch office with one draftsman and one office assistant. Work consisted of structural designs for private homes, housing tracts and small commercial buildings.

  • RSI continues steady growth pace

    RSI Roofing opened its doors a decade ago in Pacific Beach.

  • Masson & Associates celebrates 26 years in Southern California

    Masson & Associates Inc., a premier civil engineering, land surveying and land development consulting firm, is celebrating its 26th year of business, serving Southern California's development needs.

  • Who will be our next generation of 'Who's Who in Construction & Engineering'?

    The Department of Labor projects 1 million job vacancies in the design, engineering and construction industry by the year 2010. Will we have enough architects, construction managers and engineers to fill our industry's need when we baby boomers retire? The San Diego chapter of the ACE Mentor Program is working hard to make sure there will be.

  • Scientists, engineers must reach out to engage student interest

    Right now, we are experiencing a national crisis that requires immediate attention. Many of us don't see it, but it is real and already beginning to affect the lives of all of us. We are facing a dire shortage of engineers and scientists.

  • Chula Vista Electric Co. helps secure port

    With the completion of the $1.8 million Port-Wide Security Enhancements Project, Chula Vista Electric Co. and its network systems division will add another complex project to their long list of accomplishments.

  • Just how risky are design/build projects?

    Design/build has become the project delivery method of choice for owners who seek a single point of responsibility for the design and construction of their projects. For design firms new to this project delivery method, an awareness of the unique financial and liability risks associated with design/build can help avoid unpleasant even devastating surprises.

  • Pacific Building Group celebrates 20th anniversary

    San Diego's Pacific Building Group (PBG) is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

  • San Marcos City Council looking to bar construction on city's ridgelines

    As prospective San Marcos homebuyers look to keep movin' on up -- literally -- a new development called San Elijo Hills planned to sit atop a ridgeline may be their last chance.

  • Work set to begin on new tower at Sharp Memorial Hospital

    Following a Wednesday groundbreaking, work is set to begin on the construction of a new tower and the partial demolition of the older structure at Sharp Memorial Hospital.

  • Taylor Frager completes Palermo Apartments

    Taylor Frager Inc. recently completed the construction of Palermo Apartments, a 225-unit complex on the full block bordered by Front, Beech, and Cedar streets. The project was built as apartments, but was recently converted to condominiums. The six-story, 365,000-square-foot wood-framed facility is built over a 300-space concrete parking garage and features lush landscaping, rooftop decks, a pool and spa, views of the bay and downtown, and an exercise facility.

  • Mexico's power company set to bid out $900 million plant

    MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's state-run electricity company plans to begin accepting bids on a $900 million hydroelectric plant in the first quarter next year, said Alfredo Elias Ayub, the company's director.

  • Election victory may not be the last trashing of Gregory Canyon landfill

    One of the most expensive and confusing political efforts in recent history aimed at blocking the construction of a landfill in North County failed Tuesday by its second landslide.

  • U.S. September construction unchanged from August as housing takes a drop

    WASHINGTON -- U.S. construction spending was unchanged in September following seven straight months of gains, with home building, which accounts for more than half the month's total, taking its biggest drop since February 2003.

  • Permits for new homes in San Diego on strong pace for 2004

    The new home construction industry is posting some of its biggest numbers in money spent and permits issued in years, according to a new report issued by the Construction Industry Research Board (CIRB).

  • UCSD Cancer Center nearing early 2005 completion

    McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. has construction 90 percent complete for the Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center, an approximately $104 million, 270,000-square-foot clinic/administration building and laboratory/research facility on the University of California, San Diego campus in La Jolla.

  • Shortage of cement now in 35 states

    WASHINGTON -- A cement shortage triggered by increased home building in the United States and demand from Asia has spread to 13 new states, bringing the number of states affected by tight supplies to 35, an industry trade group said.

  • Report: Region's infrastructure needs improvement, funding

    When it comes to the quality of the roads, sewers, water pipes, roads and highways throughout the county, San Diego is barely making the grade, according to a new report from a group of local civil engineers.

  • Maintaining good community relations during construction

    Good will gained during a project's approval process can evaporate quickly once the nuisances of construction set in. If community frustrations are not addressed quickly during all stages of a construction project, complaints from nearby residents and businesses will filter up to elected officials or the media, creating a negative perception of the developer and the project.

  • October homebuilder optimism at highest level in a year

    WASHINGTON -- An index of optimism among U.S. homebuilders soared in October as mortgage rates hovered near a four-decade low, increasing the likelihood that construction will bolster economic growth.

  • Designer has four possible bridges in mind spanning Harbor Drive

    There are bridges that do more than just provide a way across. They can help define a city, and San Diego is looking for just that for its bay front near the convention center.

  • Tower cranes not an endangered species in downtown San Diego

    There's a joke that's now fairly well known in the San Diego developer community about the new bird of San Diego, the crane.

  • New forklift equipped to reduce harmful emissions

    With a series of new statewide emissions standards coming down the pipe over the next couple of years, it may be time for contractors to start looking to replace some of their older pieces of equipment.

  • Shortage of local asphalt crisis looming on the horizon

    Construction costs have jumped between 15 percent and 30 percent in the past two years because of price jumps in steel and concrete -- and another cost hike is on the immediate horizon.

  • Grading set to begin on major Oceanside industrial development

    Grading is expected to begin early next year on the planned 152-acre Pacific Coast Business Park, which is the second phase of Rancho del Oro development in Oceanside.

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  • Shortage of cement now in 35 states

    WASHINGTON -- A cement shortage triggered by increased home building in the United States and demand from Asia has spread to 13 new states, bringing the number of states affected by tight supplies to 35, an industry trade group said.

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Who's Who in Construction & Engineering - 2005

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