Explore opportunities in the construction field with this special publication sponsored by the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego.

  • San Diego Craft Champions named in annual competition

    Twenty seasoned apprentices and craft trainees sweated it out under the sun and the watchful eye of judges, and several hundred spectators at the San Diego Associated Builders and Contractors Apprenticeship Craft Champions Competition held at the ABC Training Trust Academy.

  • Construction industry supports student success through elite education program at SDSU

    The construction and building industry has suffered one of the hardest hits from the economic downturn. Unemployment has hovered at the 17 percent mark in the state of California for several years, high above the state and national average.

  • New scholarship program helps students secure their education

    San Diego County high school students will now get help achieving their career goals in the construction industry through a new scholarship program established by the Associated Builders and Contractors San Diego Apprenticeship Training Trust.

  • In memoriam

    ABC San Diego was saddened by the passing of two influential construction industry instructors and mentors in 2012.

  • Echo Pacific Construction, Inc.

    Echo Pacific Construction is recognized as an industry leader in delivering projects using accelerated scheduling and building practices. As school districts consider accelerating traditionally phased construction schedules where students shuffle between existing and completed buildings, to a process where kids remain the primary focus (no matter the condition of the physical plant), Echo Pacific’s methods are becoming industry standard.

  • 2012 Member of the Year

    Rick Amison, director of human resources at Pacific Rim Mechanical in San Diego, was the last person at his company to know about his selection as the 2012 Member of the Year by the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego.

  • Meet The Builders and Generals

    Networking is a powerful business tool. But making contacts and nurturing professional relationships can be time-consuming. Not many business owners and executives can devote the time they’d like to this critically important effort.

  • Trade Tech High graduates its first class

    If the air around Vista’s North County Trade Tech High School is buzzing, it’s because it will soon graduate its first class of students.

  • Hearing set today for neighborhood Walmart

    Minimal safety work was under way Thursday afternoon — but nothing more, after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and a Sherman Heights community watchdog group agreed to stop construction of the new Walmart.

  • San Diego winners receive national recognition

    In addition to winning local Excellence in Construction honors, Gould Electric, Hensel Phelps Construction Co. and Straub Construction were recognized by ABC at the national level.

  • ABC San Diego teams up with American Red Cross to provide disaster relief in San Diego

    San Diego County has seen its share of natural disasters, including two devastating wildfires in the past decade. ABC San Diego has been an active participant in ABC’s long-standing commitment nationwide on the forefront of disaster relief, charitable fundraising and community initiatives including volunteerism.

  • It’s easy being green with ABC San Diego training

    Today’s craft professional must constantly keep up with changes in technology and the latest principles in their field. ABC San Diego’s Apprenticeship Training Trust is committed to giving its students cutting edge instruction making them competitive in an ever-changing industry.

  • ABC apprenticeship training gives job seekers, contractors the winning edge

    The construction industry has been among the hardest hit by the economic downturn over the past few years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/iag/tgs/iag23.htm the unemployment rate runs far above the national and state average at 17 percent.

  • Year’s best work honored at ABC San Diego Excellence in Construction Awards

    Thirteen merit shop contractors working on projects ranging from affordable housing to military facilities, hospitals, schools and libraries, transit centers and wildlife centers, office buildings and courthouses, were honored for their work at the Associated Builders and Contractors San Diego Chapter Excellence in Construction Awards. This program recognizes projects built with exceptional quality, design, craftsmanship and safety by ABC members.

  • Caltrans to place buffer zone between workers, traffic

    Within the next few months, a revision to Caltrans' local safety protocol will be tested along some sections of San Diego freeway.

Archived Reports

Training to Build - 2015

Explore opportunities in the construction field with this special publication sponsored by the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego.

Training to Build - 2014

Explore opportunities in the construction field with this special publication sponsored by the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego.

Training to Build - 2011

Explore opportunities in the construction field with this special publication sponsored by the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego.

Training to Build - 2005

This annual report, sponsored by the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego, explores the current avenues and opportunities available in the construction field, including local trade schools and apprenticeship programs.

Training to Build - 2004

From local trade schools to apprenticeship programs, find out the numerous educational efforts that are currently in place in this special report, which is sponsored by the San Diego Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.