The nuts and bolts of construction in San Diego, from commercial and residential project updates to infrastructure and public works.

  • Construction continues on new sanctuary for Rancho Santa Fe Village church

    Fifty years and countless memories of baptisms, weddings and Sunday services are being preserved at the Village Community Presbyterian Church in Rancho Santa Fe. Currently in the midst of construction of a new sanctuary, the church has saved portions of its original worship space so that its history will be part of the new church.

  • Valley View Casino constructed using virtual design

    Swinerton Builders has had much success with the use of Virtual Design & Construction (VD&C). It brings technology tools like Building Information Modeling (BIM), 3-D/4-D/5-D modeling and collaborative processes together to plan, analyze and simulate construction before we break ground. Through the use of VD&C processes, we are able to provide clients a full range of services throughout the entire lifecycle of their projects, from early project concept planning, detailed design, construction and commissioning to operations. Swinerton works closely with our design teams to develop the necessary 3-D models, internally and collaboratively.

  • Quechan Casino: Design-build at its best

    Overcoming many challenges, the Quechan Casino in Winterhaven, Calif., opened successfully on time, under budget and is now providing gaming customers an opportunity to enjoy themselves and perhaps "hit the jackpot."

  • Launching a business in the eye of a storm

    Hope Engineering, a consulting structural engineering firm, decide to launch its business in 1993, during one of the toughest recessions we have ever experienced. The same firm is optimistic about the one we currently find ourselves in today.

  • State budget crisis threatens school construction market

    To a construction industry decimated by the long real estate recession, good news came in the form of almost $3 billion in school bond issues approved by San Diego voters in last November's election. As the year has progressed, however, bad news has surfaced that the state budget crisis is making it difficult for many of these much-needed new schools and modernization projects to be funded.

  • 3-D modeling software recalls 'master builder' concept to construction

    Building Information Modeling (BIM), a technology that recalls the "master builder" concept in construction, continues to gain popularity in the building industry. Some construction firms have discovered that this trend toward 3-D computer modeling also brings cost savings and heightened efficiency to projects.

  • Joint ventures: Teaming for success

    Nimble companies are adept at finding ways to execute well in today's challenging marketplace. And T.B. Penick & Sons Inc. is out in front, pioneering new partnerships and strategic alliances to procure profitable work in a difficult market.

  • Straub wins two military contracts

    Straub Construction Inc. announced two recent awards, a $101.35 million contract to build bachelor enlisted quarters and a parking structure at Twentynine Palms, Calif., and a $9.57 million contract to build the Infantry Training Center at the Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton.

  • City of El Cajon breaks ground on $40 million public safety center

    Construction is now under way on a new $40 million Public Safety Building for the city of El Cajon. A groundbreaking ceremony was held recently at the 5.7-acre site adjacent to City Hall at 100 Civic Center Way.

  • Good & Roberts general contractor is fine in '09

    Good & Roberts Inc. is celebrating 30 years of continued service, successfully building quality projects in San Diego and the surrounding counties.

  • Turner committed to community involvement

    Turner Construction's San Diego office operates as a local company with the strength and resources of the nation's leading general contractor and construction manager behind it. Turner is pleased to be a part of San Diego's dynamic and growing community, and participates in a number of programs within the community.

  • Pool builders find most residential business has dried up

    Some pool builders are digging a hole from which many may not emerge.

  • Barnhart completes new fire station in Encinitas

    The $3.5 million facility measures 7,256 square feet on two levels and is twice the size of the old station that was demolished on the same site last year.

  • Plans for new downtown county courthouse moving forward

    A new downtown courthouse may be moving closer, but in these times the funds could be hijacked.

  • Medical office building planned for 4S Ranch

    A 40,000-square-foot, $15 million medical office building is planned for the 4S Ranch area of San Diego. The new Class A office development, known as 4S Ranch Medical Plaza, is located at the northwest corner of Camino Del Norte and Dove Canyon Road in the middle of the east Carmel Valley and west Rancho Bernardo communities.

  • Work on naval base main gate to begin next month

    Gate 6, the main entrance to the waterfront at Naval Base San Diego, will be redesigned this year to improve traffic flow on and off base while improving conditions for the gate guards.

  • County streamlines building permit application process

    The county of San Diego’s Department of Planning and Land Use has embarked on an effort to streamline its building permit process.

  • RQ Construction completes military hotel

    RQ Construction has completed construction of a $15 million temporary lodging facility at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

  • Airport expansion project won't include PLA

    The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority board has decided not to implement a labor agreement pertaining to an expansion project at Lindbergh Field.

  • $27.65 million project awarded to EDGE Development

    EDGE Development Inc. has been awarded a contract at California State University, San Marcos to perform general contracting duties for the new Social and Behavioral Sciences Building.

  • Hilltop High School renovation begins

    Another Proposition O project is set to get under way Tuesday afternoon with a ground-breaking ceremony for the Hilltop High School renovation project.

  • Construction to soon begin on stimulus-funded ocean research facility

    An ocean research laboratory in La Jolla will receive $102 million for construction of a green building and technologically advanced test tank under the federal economic stimulus package.

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Building San Diego - 2015

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Building San Diego - 2013

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In the face of a changing marketplace and continual challenges for the industry, find out what construction plans are currently in the works and how San Diego developers are changing the region's landscape.