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  • Helix Electric

    Helix Electric has been a proud member of Associated Builders and Contractors for more than 25 years. Our partnership has grown to include 10 ABC chapters across the nation with many members of our management team participating on various ABC boards and committees. Together, ABC and Helix Electric have helped to strengthen and promote the merit shop philosophy within the construction industry providing members and their employees with an opportunity to succeed.

  • Camp is MAGIC for girls pursuing construction careers

    The San Diego National Association of Women in Construction hosted its annual MAGIC Construction Summer Day Camp at Construction Tech Academy on the campus of Kearny High School from June 17 to 21. MAGIC stands for “Mentoring a Girl in Construction.”

  • High school grads receive 2013 ABC Apprenticeship Scholarships

    Five outstanding San Diego County high school graduates have launched their careers in the construction industry thanks to scholarships awarded by the ABC San Diego Apprenticeship Training Trust. Recipients say the scholarships will play a significant role in helping them achieve their career goals.

  • Oct. forum focuses on technology in construction

    Technology is a fact of our everyday lives. Smartphones, Wi-Fi, GPS, tablets and more are common at home and work. These tools are starting to be applied in new ways on construction sites.

  • ABC continuing education: The secret is out

    The ABC San Diego Apprenticeship Training Trust trains hundreds of craft professionals every year. But training doesn’t stop once an individual completes an apprenticeship or craft training program. Ongoing training in new techniques, materials, codes and safety is a vital part of being a qualified construction professional.

  • New San Marcos High School is in the home stretch

    If your travels don’t take you to the intersection of Rancho Santa Fe Road and San Marcos Boulevard in San Marcos, you will be amazed at the Phoenix rising from ground at the San Marcos High School.

  • The advancement of the project manager

    While the driving force of a construction project will always be the site superintendent, the role of a project manager is becoming increasingly more vital. Today’s PM needs to maintain a cutting edge understanding of a changing industry and is required to be part coach, cop, owner, lawyer, and perhaps most importantly, part psychologist.

  • ABC apprentice brings home gold from national competition

    For the second time in three years, a sheet metal apprentice representing the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego won a gold medal at the ABC National Craft Championships, held at the ABC 21st Century Workforce Development Conference in Birmingham, Ala. This prestigious competition brings together the top apprentices and trainees in the country who vie to be named No. 1 in each of 13 trades.

  • Rave reviews for ABC’s 2013 Instructor of the Year Lance Zangger

    Each semester, ABC apprentices are asked to review their classroom instructors. Reading the reviews for sheet metal instructor Lance Zangger, it’s easy to see why he was named 2013 Instructor of the Year.

  • Skilled construction professionals graduate from training program

    Years of dedication and hard work have paid off for apprentices and craft trainees who graduated with their apprenticeship and journeyman certificates in June as the Class of 2013 from the Associated Builders and Contractors Apprenticeship Training program.

  • ABC hosts safety academy Aug. 10

    ABC San Diego is helping its members win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and at a profit. Safety is a top priority, and through safety education, compliance resources and monthly safety meetings, ABC is helping to build safer job sites and communities.

  • Ground Service Technology

    How do you create a communication and conferencing center in Hong Kong and make it seem like the participants are in the same room in the United States? What does it cost to maintain thousands of panels at a solar-energy farm? What's the best way to re-vegetate the soil for erosion control at the largest dam-raise project in the world?

Archived Reports

Training to Build - Fall 2012

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

Training to Build - 2011

This special publication celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego.

Training to Build - 2010

Explore opportunities in the construction field with this special publication sponsored by ABC of San Diego.

Training to Build - 2009

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

Training to Build - 2008

Explore current programs and opportunities designed to develop a skilled work force in the construction industry.

Training to Build - 2007

Explore current opportunities available in the construction industry in this annual publication.

Training to Build - 2006

Explore what opportunities are available in the construction field in this annual special report, sponsored by the Associated Builders and Contractors.