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

  • EGCA's asphalt shortage warning comes true

    The warning in a 2004 Engineering & General Contractors Association (EGCA) white paper was prescient: "By 2008, the current mining and hot mixed asphalt operations in North San Diego County will no longer exist."

  • Construction generally looks good for San Diego County, except housing

    Although only one sector of the construction industry, activity in the residential building market has a significant effect on total construction figures for a given year, and the 2007 decline in residential building is the main reason total construction activity will have declined by 8 percent nationally and by 6 percent in California by year's end.

  • Sparling partners clients with market experts

    Sparling, the nation's largest specialty electrical engineering and technology consulting firm, is now in San Diego. The nationally recognized firm may be new to the city, but with combined industry expertise and a unique suite of specialized services, Sparling satisfies a niche in the AEC industry by offering strategic consulting services and novel company programs that benefit clients and their projects.

  • Scripps Clinic's TI ahead of schedule

    Reno Contracting is on the fast track to complete the new Scripps Clinic medical office building located in Rancho Bernardo. Combining a $51 million construction budget for the building and tenant improvements (TI), the Scripps Clinic has a projected completion date of August 2008. The new medical facility will replace an existing building adjacent to the current clinic, and will position Scripps Clinic to expand services to meet the health care needs of the rapidly growing North County.

  • Dowling Construction's real specialization: Long-lasting client relationships

    Jim Dowling started as a cabinetmaker and moved into commercial tenant improvements as a supervisor. He also gained valuable experience as a property manager, overseeing tenant improvement construction and maintenance projects.

  • Reno president nominated to Associated General Contractor's board of directors

    Joining the Peace Corps in 1976 began Walt Fegley's deep commitment to service and a work ethic steeped in personal dignity and hard work. While with the corps, Walt worked in Africa before ultimately advancing to a position with the World Bank, building homes and schools in West Africa. Returning to the United States in the early 1980s, Fegley moved to the West Coast, where he worked in construction and completed his education.

  • Shea Homes ranks highest for customer satisfaction in San Diego for second consecutive year

    Shea Homes ranked highest in homebuilder customer satisfaction in the San Diego market for the second year in a row, according to J.D. Power and Associates 2007 New-Home Builder Customer Satisfaction Study. No other homebuilder has achieved the highest ranking back-to-back in San Diego.

  • Retail projects: Finding a qualified civil engineering firm can be a challenge

    Developers of commercial retail centers are often faced with the difficult task of finding a suitable civil engineering firm that has the necessary expertise and experience to handle the unique challenges of retail projects.

  • Women building foundations today for construction education tomorrow

    Few and far between are women in construction in San Diego. Even nationwide, the percentages are small. Overall, women make up 12 percent of the construction industry, with the bulk of the jobs in the real estate broker and agent fields. When it comes to other major fields, the numbers are fewer. In construction management, women hold 6.4 percent of the jobs, while in labor they have 3.2 percent.

  • Vons at Liberty Station Marketplace now open

    The Liberty Station Marketplace turned another historic page recently with the grand opening Nov. 1 of an ultra-urbane Vons grocery store at the former Naval Training Center.

  • Local contractors turn community builders with new Jacobs Center

    In the heart of San Diego's culturally diverse Diamond Neighborhoods of southeastern San Diego, a gathering place for community conversations and a national learning agenda on community strengthening is under construction.

  • Panel says air quality should not be sacrificed for road projects

    SACRAMENTO -- State authorities said Tuesday that highway, rail and port improvements funded through a voter-approved transportation bond must not worsen air pollution.

  • How going green draws talent, cuts costs

    More corporations are going "green" and discovering that helping the environment isn't the only payoff. Eco-friendly policies can also help companies attract young talent, increase productivity and reduce costs.

  • Rising use of 'impact' fees rankles new-home buyers

    When Jonette Banzon and her husband, Muhammed Ahmad, sought to build a home in Elk Grove, Calif., outside Sacramento in 2004, the city made a surprising demand: To get a building permit for the approximately $500,000 home, the couple needed to pay $240,357 for road improvements around the rural property.

  • Conservationists say glass wall killing birds in OC

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Conservationists want a developer to get rid of a glass wall built around a housing development after they say at least a dozens birds were killed when they flew into it.

  • Google expands into alternative energy in bid to lower costs

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) is expanding into alternative energy in its most ambitious effort yet to ease the environmental strain caused by the company's voracious appetite for power to run its massive computing centers.

  • Clark County schools proposing record $9.5 billion school bond

    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Clark County school officials have unveiled a plan to float the biggest bond in state history to underwrite construction of 73 new schools over the next 10 years.

  • Local leadership promotes design excellence

    When it comes to architectural design, it pays to commission a local architectural firm that can aptly expedite a health care or life sciences project through the development process. Pacific Cornerstone Architects' design team possesses the needed technical expertise, creative professional talent, and knowledge regarding local and state requirements. The firm's established working relationships with such review and approval agencies as OSHPD, DHS, the city of San Diego, Caltrans, the Planning Commission and city traffic divisions help a project come together with skill, speed and ease.

  • Out with the old, in with the new

    Remember when you had all of those cassette tapes that you collected over the years? Or all of those VHS tapes that accumulated in your closet? Then your great collection became obsolete when CDs and DVDs came out. Not only did they offer better quality than your old tapes, they were more convenient, easily accessible and everyone you knew had already made the conversion, except you!

  • Success through diversity

    Financial managers know the importance of diversification in an investment portfolio to smooth out the inevitable bumps in the road to success. Successful companies embrace this same concept when selecting their target markets and recruiting a qualified work force, a practice of particular importance when that company's business focuses upon guiding construction projects in the cyclical land development industry.

  • EcoBeams saving tomorrow's forests today

    The PCF Group's eco-friendly faux wood beams are continuing to meet the large demand for green building products that require natural-looking textures with real wood stain colors. Unlike polyurethane plastic beams produced from molds that are identical to each other, PCF's are distinctively handcrafted for authenticity with no two beams alike -- just like Mother Nature intended.

  • BSD Builders delivers results

    San Diego-based general contractor and construction management firm BSD Builders Inc. recently broke ground on Inland Valley Medical Center's awaited expansion. The 45,000-square-foot project will offer at least 27 new emergency treatment rooms, 10 new ICU beds, emergency services, imaging suite and various other enhanced spaces. In total, more than 30,000 square feet will be added and 15,000 square feet of existing space will be remodeled.

  • EGCA Foundation seeks clean air grants

    Engineering & General Contractors Association (EGCA) members have raised more than $180,000 for college scholarships in the past four years. All of the money has been given to the nonprofit educational EGCA Foundation.

  • Bilbro Construction celebrates 10 years with reputation built on hard work

    It has been said that 90 percent of life is showing up. For Rob Bilbro, president of San Diego-based Bilbro Construction Co., that includes showing up even when the job stinks. As the mid-size general contracting firm celebrates its 10th anniversary, one literal example of this point comes to mind.

  • EGCA warns of local sand and rock shortages

    San Diego residents are sitting on mountains of rock and rivers of sand, so why are we importing aggregate and sand from all the counties surrounding San Diego, including as far away as Canada and Mexico? Trucking non-native building materials can double their costs and create additional traffic and air pollution in their transportation from distant sources and contributes to climate change.

  • EGCA contractors urge new thinking in fire control

    As Firestorm 2007 swept across San Diego County and the entire Southern California region, Engineering & General Contractor Association (EGCA) members opened their hearts and doors to evacuees and fire victims, and now seek answers to prevention of future fire catastrophes.

  • Diesel equipment owners brace for Regulation Round Two

    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) -- 12 appointees of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, including County Supervisor Ron Roberts -- passed sweeping regulation this summer requiring off-road diesel equipment, like the dozers used in the recent countywide firefighting efforts, to be replaced two to three times faster than in the past.

  • Knowledge, preparation can help spare your home from slide damage

    Over the past several months, San Diegans have witnessed the dramatic risk that comes with living one of the most desirable locations on the planet.

  • Care and common sense needed for a successful rebuild after a wildfire

    Following the 2003 Cedar fires, many victims were unprepared to deal with the process of rebuilding their homes and became prey for unscrupulous contractors.

  • Construction progressing on Del Sur Elementary

    Construction is progressing on the 800-student Del Sur Elementary school, an 81,000-square-foot single-building campus in the 1,800-acre master planned community of Del Sur in the Poway Unified School District in north San Diego.

  • Coastal Commission gives Poseidon the green light

    On Thursday evening, the California Coastal Commission voted to issue the Coastal Development Permit to Poseidon Resources, which allows the developer to move forward with the proposed Carlsbad desalination plant.

  • Homebuilder consolidating, closes San Diego office

    The William Lyon Co. is closing local division, and others may follow.

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  • Panel says air quality should not be sacrificed for road projects

    SACRAMENTO -- State authorities said Tuesday that highway, rail and port improvements funded through a voter-approved transportation bond must not worsen air pollution.

  • How going green draws talent, cuts costs

    More corporations are going "green" and discovering that helping the environment isn't the only payoff. Eco-friendly policies can also help companies attract young talent, increase productivity and reduce costs.

  • Rising use of 'impact' fees rankles new-home buyers

    When Jonette Banzon and her husband, Muhammed Ahmad, sought to build a home in Elk Grove, Calif., outside Sacramento in 2004, the city made a surprising demand: To get a building permit for the approximately $500,000 home, the couple needed to pay $240,357 for road improvements around the rural property.

  • Conservationists say glass wall killing birds in OC

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Conservationists want a developer to get rid of a glass wall built around a housing development after they say at least a dozens birds were killed when they flew into it.

  • Google expands into alternative energy in bid to lower costs

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) is expanding into alternative energy in its most ambitious effort yet to ease the environmental strain caused by the company's voracious appetite for power to run its massive computing centers.

Archived Reports

Who's Who in Construction & Engineering - 2013

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

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 - 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.