Construction Works takes a closer look at some of the projects and trends in construction here in San Diego.

  • Innovative hospital taking shape at Camp Pendleton

    The structural skeleton of what may eventually become an iconic gateway for San Diego motorists traveling southbound on Interstate 5 has quickly taken shape on a 70-acre ocean view site near the main entrance of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

  • Room with a brew

    Many design firms are facilitating local brewery expansions throughout the county. As the budding craft beer industry gains momentum in San Diego, local architect firms are working with young entrepreneurs to ensure future growth, aiding business owners in tackling the numerous regulatory hoops they may face when looking to increase production.

  • SANDAG to lower tolls on SR-125

    A local agency’s purchase of a South County toll road will help lower tolls by half and boost traffic that has been sluggish at best, given the high tolls to date.

  • Ambitious project set to break ground in South County

    It’s taken eight years of planning and waiting for the market to turn around and will take another 20 to complete, but Millenia — a mixed-use project at Otay Ranch in Chula Vista, will finally break ground this fall.

  • Mixed-use project soon to be unveiled in Barrio Logan

    The long awaited Mercado del Barrio project, a mixed-use retail and residential development, is under construction and will be open to the Barrio Logan community this fall.

  • Convention Center expects more attendee spending, tax revenues

    In his final state of the city speech in January, outgoing Mayor Jerry Sanders plugged the expansion of the San Diego Convention Center, which he said would bring in $372 million in added visitor spending and $17 million in additional tax revenues each year.

  • New federal courthouse downtown set for December completion

    The U.S. federal courthouse under construction in downtown San Diego is on schedule for a December completion, according to general contractor Hensel Phelps Construction.

  • Construction at airport enters overdrive for Turner and company

    Construction crews at San Diego International Airport previously said that 2012 was going to be the biggest year for construction achievements at the airport’s Green Build project, a $1 billion terminal expansion and modernization expected to receive a LEED Silver rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.

  • Government bureaucracy impedes growth in construction industry

    There seems to be several lingering issues within the construction sector that continue to hinder the industry’s growth. This was the sentiment from a handful of San Diego construction officials and executives at a roundtable discussion held in February at The Daily Transcript.

  • 10 tips for homeowners

    Joe Belmonte, president and CEO of Bartocci Development, has been in the construction business for most of his life — ever since leaving the Army in the early '70s. He began by working in the drywall industry throughout San Diego County, then moved into tenant improvement work with BELCO Construction, for commercial clients that included M.H. Golden, The Mounts Co., Nexus, Koll, Kvass and Collins Development.

  • Hotel del Coronado expansion sees slow progress

    While the Hotel del Coronado recently completed an $8 million renovation, long-term plans for an expansion of the iconic hotel are still in the conceptual stage.

  • Work progresses at international border crossings

    One local land port of entry continues to get work done while another is in the planning stage, as the federal government looks to improve border crossing in the county of San Diego and reduce wait times.

  • Full-service design, planning and interior firm ensures exceptional results

    Pacific Cornerstone Architects, Inc. (PCA) is a full-service design, planning and interior firm serving the entire western half of the United States. In addition to corporate headquarters and office facilities, PCA has specialized expertise in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, electronics, corporate campus and high-tech research facilities.

  • Construction backlog falls in 4Q, continues trend

    Construction backlog fell in the West during the final quarter of 2011 and continues the trend of the lowest inventory quarter, according to the latest Associated Builders and Contractors Construction Backlog Indicator released on Feb. 15.

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Gafcon's Yehudi Gaffen on the state of the construction industry

Feb. 9, 2012 -- George Chamberlin and Yehudi Gaffen, CEO of Gafcon Inc., discuss construction issues and the state of the industry.

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