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

  • Chargers linebacker plans for future construction career

    Donald Butler is a hard-hitting linebacker for the San Diego Chargers who likes to get after the quarterback. He enjoys the physical contact of football and fine-tuning his body to be in football shape on game day.

  • Construction starts on new FBI headquarters

    Federal officials, local politicians, developers and contractors gathered in Sorrento Valley recently for the groundbreaking of the new San Diego FBI headquarters.

  • PERP: regulatory purgatory?

    The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District has recently determined that "…some equipment that has historically been operated as portable equipment may, in fact, not qualify to be portable."

  • Who is the Engineering & General Contractors Association?

    If you are a general engineering contractor, you should know that the Engineering & General Contractors Association (EGCA) is the only organization in San Diego catering its services to the general engineering contractor: those doing sewer, water, storm drain, utilities (wet and dry) grading, paving, asphalt, concrete and road building for public and private work. We represent both union and non-union contractors, contractors who pride themselves on being the best of the best in the industry.

  • 8 things all HOA boards of directors should know before making a roofing decision

    There’s a lot of home owners associations (HOA) out there that are managed by property management companies but ultimately, the board of directors are the ones that make the budgeting decisions. Often times, roofing is a big part of that equation. With the roofs most likely being the largest investment throughout the property, it is vital that the roofing decisions that are made are the right ones. We’ve compiled a list that works not only for the board of directors, but also property management companies that are in the process of making a roofing decision.

  • RDO Equipment Co. announces new rental brand: RDO Rents

    RDO Equipment Co. has created a new rental brand called RDO Rents. This brand demonstrates RDO Equipment Co.’s expanding rental operation and pride in the RDO Equipment Co. name. The main office is in the former B&B Heavy Construction Equipment Rental building at 10108 Riverford Road in Lakeside. The RDO Rents brand is currently utilized in construction stores throughout Southern California and the Southwest, including Riverside and Lakeside, Calif.; Flagstaff, Phoenix, Prescott and Tucson, Ariz.; Austin, Fort Worth, Irving, Laredo, San Antonio and Waco, Texas.

  • Reno Contracting expands to specialize in sustainable practices, tenant improvements

    Established in 1993 as a build-to-suit general contractor in Southern California, Reno Contracting has garnered a solid reputation as a leader in providing expertise to commercial and industrial construction projects for a diverse range of clients in the public and private sectors. Having managed more than $1 billion in ground-up and build-to-suit construction, Reno specializes in services for business clients in the biotech, hospitality, medical, military and retail sectors.

  • New Orleans streetlight work stopped over red tape

    NEW ORLEANS — Federal red tape has forced Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration to temporarily suspend its aggressive effort to repair broken streetlights in New Orleans. Through Sept. 30, Deputy Mayor Cedric Grant said contractors had fixed 10,373 light outages reported by residents, leaving a backlog of about 1,720.

  • Reno Contracting executive’s focus is improving energy efficiency, sustainability

    For Eric Scheidlinger the rules in commercial construction have changed. As a manager at Reno Contracting, Scheidlinger has responsibility for one of the firm’s newer divisions, Reno Efficient Sustainable Practices (ESP). Created in 2009, Reno ESP focuses on improving facilities’ energy efficiency and overall sustainability, helping to strengthen the performance of a new or existing building and as a result, enhancing operating and cost efficiencies.

  • 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 the Office of Statewide Planning and Development, Department of Homeland Security, the city of San Diego, Caltrans, the city’s planning commission and traffic divisions help a project come together with skill, speed and ease.

  • The right tool for the job

    When cutting thin sheets of wood to roof a birdhouse, you are not going to use a chain saw, just as when you’re renovating the interior of your building, you are not going to need a 500-man construction crew. You’re going to need experts skilled in the things important to you: high-end finishes, attention to detail, noise control, cleanliness, restoration expertise and, most importantly, good listeners.

  • PCL Construction celebrating 105 years of excellence

    PCL Construction Services Inc. is a diverse builder, providing general contracting, construction management and design-build services in the commercial, civil and industrial sectors from 28 locations throughout North America. In 2010, ENR magazine ranked PCL as the sixth largest contractor and the sixth largest green contractor in the United States. PCL established its San Diego office in 2004 with 15 employees and continues to grow with more than 60 staff members today. Noteworthy local projects include:

  • Neal Electric’s priority on safety attracts long-term relationships

    With more than 25 years in business, Neal Electric continues changing and staying strong by constantly utilizing available technology in an effort to move with the tools of the time.

  • The evolution of the construction superintendent

    The construction site superintendent plays a key role in the completion of the "built" environment. The individual must see that all of the elements fit together at the right time and the right sequence. The superintendent exerts control over virtually all aspects of the job site's operations, such that the capabilities of the superintendent can greatly affect the outcome of the project.

  • Bid bonds from subcontractors: why not?

    During the last couple of years and especially this year, subcontract failures are on the rise. With work going to contractors that are bidding with little to no profit, there is simply no room for a bid or execution error these days. Unfortunately that is just a part of being in business and the impact of these errors can vary widely depending on the financial strength of the firm, and whether it is an isolated problem or a business-wide systemic issue.

  • New classroom building tops out at Granite Hills High

    Building 200 at Granite Hills High School has just topped out.

  • Coastal Commission votes unanimously to scrap plans for Navy Broadway Complex

  • Annual Orchids & Onions recognizes best, worst in local architecture

  • S.D. permits in September still 0 for industrial; low for commercial

    While industrial permit activity continued its long string of zeros earlier this fall and commercial permits remained at a low level, nonresidential alternation and addition activity is booming in San Diego County.

  • San Diego construction employment falls after two months of increases

    San Diego’s construction employment fell in September after back-to-back months of job growth, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday.

  • $100M hotel project could start early next year

    A $100 million, 387-room dual-branded hotel at Columbia and A streets could be under way as early as next year's first quarter.

  • Demand for design work continues its up-and-down year

    After a positive showing for the first time in four months, demand for design services is declining once again, according to the latest Architecture Billings Index.

  • Proposed Upper East Village project described as 'transformative'

    A massive project called Upper East Village could transform part of downtown San Diego, and developers say financing may not be "a bridge too far."

  • Brown veto means victory for 'big-box' stores in county, state

    Wal-Mart has earned a victory in its effort to add supercenter stores in San Diego County and around California.

Roundtables

  • Local contractors say 2011 was not turnaround year for construction industry

    A year ago, contractors were optimistic that 2011 would be the turning point in the industry, and that better times would be ahead. At a roundtable discussion held by The Daily Transcript and sponsored by Neal Electric two weeks ago, most of these same construction executives were singing a different tune.

Profiles

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 - 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 - 2007

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 - 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.