Construction Works takes a closer look at public works projects throughout San Diego County.

  • In session: Construction completed on new appellate court downtown

    The new appellate court recently constructed at Symphony Towers, 750 B St. in downtown San Diego, combines space on four different floors and expands the court's existing occupancy in the building from 52,254 square feet to 64,379 square feet. Without missing a single session, the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One, transitioned seamlessly into a "turnkey" facility in December 2009.

  • C.W. Driver recently awarded contracts for community college district

    C.W. Driver was recently awarded two contracts with the San Diego Community College District. Currently being designed by NTD Architects, the Miramar College Student Union is a 70,000-gross-square-foot, three-story facility. It is part of the SDCCD's $1.555 billion Propositions S and N construction bond program, providing for new teaching, learning and vocational training facilities, major renovations, campus infrastructure and public safety improvements at City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges, as well as its six Continuing Education campuses.

  • First contract exclusively for disabled vet small businesses to be issued this month

    A request for proposal for the first job order contract (JOC) exclusively for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest, is expected to be issued this month.

  • Camp Pendleton hospital progresses toward construction

    Efforts to build a new hospital at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton are under way.

  • County to see more than $1.2 billion in transportation projects this year

    Representatives from the major transportation agencies in San Diego gathered Tuesday to give an update about highway and transit improvements for 2010 and the coming years.

  • ABC economist: Construction industry beginning to recover

    Construction companies nationwide shed nearly one quarter of their employees during the recession and though the economy is recovering, it will be 12 to 18 months before businesses begin hiring, said Anirban Basu, chief economist for the Associated Builders and Contractors, during the group’s annual convention.

  • ABC contractors fighting unfavorable legislation

    Merit-shop contractors must oppose a host of “anti-business” legislation proposed by the Obama Administration and a Democratically-controlled Congress, Associated Builders and Contractors staff said Thursday during a legislative update at the group’s annual conference in San Diego.

  • High-Speed Rail Board hears support and concern over route

    The California High-Speed Rail Authority met in San Diego Thursday to allow residents and elected officials to voice their support and recommend changes to state’s inter-city rail initiative.

  • Scripps Health starts $1.47B in capital improvements; upgrades bond rating

    Scripps Health gets help on its bond rating as it prepares to embark on nearly $1.5 billion in projects.

  • Water bond measure includes $227M for regional projects

    Lawmakers will ask voters to approve an $11.14 billion state water bond in November, in hopes of improving the reliability of California’s water supply.

  • Barnhart receives Sweetwater contract

    Barnhart Inc. has been awarded a pre-construction services contract from the Sweetwater Union High School District to begin preparation for the construction of an addition to Montgomery Middle School.

  • New station will reflect Encinitas history

    As a reflection of Encinitas' flower industry history, designs by San Diego-based Domusstudio Architecture for the new Cardiff fire station at 618 Birmingham Drive incorporate a repetitive saw-tooth roof that mimics a row of greenhouses.

  • Region receives $12 million in federal funds to improve rail system

    San Diego County received $12 million for rail improvement projects as part of $8 billion in Recovery Act funds awarded nationwide by the U.S. Department of Transportation for construction of high-speed rail networks.

  • Airport renovations to promote growth

    The Green Build, a series of improvements to San Diego International Airport, is a good opportunity for San Diego, said the outgoing chairman of the county Regional Airport Authority on Tuesday.

  • Higher gas tax needed to fix crumbling roads, study says

    Funding to build and repair roads in San Diego County will fall short by more than $1.4 billion over the next 10 years, according to a report released Tuesday by the California State Association of Counties (CSAC), League of California Cities and the County Engineers Association of California (CEAC).

  • El Cajon Valley High receives academic, athletic upgrades

    Erickson-Hall Construction announced it completed two projects at El Cajon Valley High School that have given the school a new building and much-needed upgrades.

  • Barnhart set to provide services for new community college building

    Barnhart Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide construction management services at one of the latest projects for the San Diego Community College District.

  • Grossmont District reporting

    EL CAJON -- Grossmont Union High School District officials reported that progress was made in 2009 in its efforts to "build a new Grossmont" with needed repairs, upgrades and new facilities at each of its East County campuses.

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