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Central Library sees new attendance, opportunities one year after opening

The San Diego Central Library has been open for a little over a year now, and by all accounts has been a huge success via its design, programs and collaborations. The Central Library has allowed for career-advancement programs, new streams of revenue from booking weddings and has even caught the attention of Comic-Con International: San Diego organizers. All of this would not have been possible within the old dilapidated Central Library on E Street.

Local nightlife, restaurant developer raise the bar on design

If you haven’t visited Polite Provisions and Soda & Swine since the restaurant and bar opened a little over a year ago, then you are missing out on one of University Heights’ most successful and uniquely designed establishments.

UCSD Health Sciences Biomedical Research Facility II stands out for sustainability

One of the fascinating aspects of the new Health Sciences Biomedical Research Facility II at the University of California, San Diego is that it was designed and constructed to achieve LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. This is a hefty feat for any building, let alone a 196,000-square-foot research facility. But UCSD is on track to receive this acknowledgement in the next several weeks.

Mission Hills restaurant raises the bar on sustainable design

When you walk into the Patio on Goldfinch, one of the first things you will notice is a vertical living plant wall toward the back of the restaurant. It’s the cornerstone of the eatery and what aids the Patio on Goldfinch as an Orchid-award nominee and a shining example of sustainable design.

89% of state construction firms say it's hard to find skilled workers

Some 89 percent of construction firms surveyed in California say they are having trouble finding qualified workers to meet the growing demand for construction services, according to a report released Wednesday by the Associated General Contractors of America.

City looks to streamline construction bidding process, hire more staff

The city of San Diego is streamlining its bidding process for public works projects to pay contractors faster and hire more engineers.

Civic SD seeks input for downtown mobility plan

Civic San Diego is in the middle of gathering information from residents, and those who work in and around downtown San Diego, for a new mobility plan.

Construction starts on Gaslamp hotel

Ground was broken Wednesday for Pendry San Diego, a $100 million-plus resort hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter that is expected to open in the summer of 2016.

100-year-old A.O. Reed modernizes headquarters

San Diego-based mechanical contractors A.O. Reed & Co. are celebrating 100 years of doing business, and with that have remodeled their headquarters and expanded services on Ruffner Street in Kearny Mesa.

Temporary urban park breaks ground in East Village

What started as a thesis project for three architecture students is turning into a reality since their urban park project broke ground Wednesday in the East Village.

Mixed-use development proposed in old Mission Valley dealership

A mixed-use project is being proposed for a Mission Valley parking lot where a car dealership once stood.

Women’s detention facility nearing completion

Construction is complete on the first of the two-phase, award-winning Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility in Santee. The $221.5 million project for the county of San Diego Department of General Services consists of 24 buildings across 45 acres with 1,216-beds. It is replacing the county's 1960s-era women's detention and intake facility.

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Roundtables

Construction industry has strong second half; more integration needed

Construction officials that attended a roundtable discussion at The Daily Transcript on Nov. 6 said on average business and workload is up about 25 percent from the beginning of this year.

Construction companies see projects trickle in

Construction work in San Diego has been picking up at a slow-to-moderate increase since the recession ended, but there are still challenges ahead, executives said at a recent roundtable discussion at The Daily Transcript and sponsored by Kitchell.

City leadership, reliance on military projects hurting construction industry, experts say

The construction industry is improving, as some economic indicators would suggest, but not at the pace local officials would like, according to a panel at an executive roundtable held at The Daily Transcript on Oct. 31.

Profiles

SGPA sees mixed-use, senior living in design firm's future

SGPA Architecture and Planning sees mixed-use projects as the future of the design and construction industry. And the firm, celebrating its 45th birthday this year, says the path it has taken places it to succeed.

Newsmaker Videos

Ted Bumgardner, Xpera Group

Ted Bumgardner, president of Xpera Group, discusses the many different support services the company offers to the construction industry, including forensics, construction management, quality assurance and more.

Soaring videos

Soaring Dimensions: Southwestern Fieldhouse, DeVore Stadium

Reporter Carlos Rico attends the ribbon cutting for the new DeVore Stadium and Fieldhouse classroom facility at Southwestern College. 

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The Daily Transcript presents its 33rd edition of Soaring Dimensions. Take a closer look at real estate and construction developments in all regions of the county.

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The Daily Transcript presents its 32nd edition of Soaring Dimensions. Take a closer look at real estate and construction developments in all regions of the county.

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The Daily Transcript presents its 31st edition of Soaring Dimensions. Take a closer look at real estate and construction developments in all regions of the county, plus special reports on the Port of San Diego, and Temecula and Murrieta.

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The Daily Transcript celebrates its 30th edition of Soaring Dimensions. Take a closer look at real estate and construction developments in all regions of the county, plus Temecula and Murrieta.

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The Daily Transcript presents the 28th edition of Soaring Dimensions. Take a closer look at real estate and construction developments in all regions of the county.

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The Daily Transcript presents the 27th edition of Soaring Dimensions, featuring in-depth coverage of the county's real estate and construction developments. Organized by region, this special report takes a closer look at local expansion and redevelopment projects, as well as ongoing and new plans.

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The Daily Transcript presents the 26th edition of Soaring Dimensions, featuring in-depth coverage of the county's real estate and construction developments. Organized by region, this special report takes a closer look at local expansion and redevelopment projects, as well as ongoing and new plans.

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