Take a closer look at some of the executives and firms involved in the development of our region.

  • How joining IFMA San Diego can help your career

    The award-winning San Diego chapter of the International Facility Management Association invites you to learn more about our organization and how we can assist in your facilities management career.

  • Fast-track construction for higher-ed campuses

    With many aging buildings at university and college campuses needing repairs and upgrades, often these projects need to be done during summer, winter and spring breaks, when students are away to make the necessary upgrades. This is becoming more common with renovations to help aging buildings extend their useful life.

  • 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.

  • Watkins Landmark Construction celebrates 10 years

    It was an unseasonably damp Halloween this year that gave way to a bright and breezy day across San Diego on Nov. 1. However tricky the evening prior might have proven for the city’s revelers, honored guests at Watkins Landmark Construction’s 10th Anniversary celebration, hosted aboard the Maritime Museum’s Star of India (1863), were served up the sweetest of treats.

  • Local developer named Builder of the Year

    The Building Industry Association of San Diego recognized Cornerstone Communities, one of San Diego’s most prolific builders, as the 2014 Builder of the Year. This distinctive award publicly recognizes Cornerstone Communities’ enduring commitment to excellence as a top San Diego homebuilder for more than 20 years.

  • Going off the grid

    In a single day, DPR Construction has found a way to save more than 3 kilowatts of grid-based energy on certain jobsites as compared with its typical usage. DPR credits its O-GO, or off-grid office — a mobile office pod designed for sustainability and still under refinement for further production.

  • Swinerton San Diego promotes Terri Schmid to PX of Special Projects Group

    Swinerton San Diego is proud to announce the promotion of Terri Schmid to project executive of the Special Projects Group. She has more than 25 years of construction management experience in a variety of different markets, making her the perfect choice to oversee the group’s diverse portfolio.

  • Building Information Modeling for O+M:

    The following article contains excerpts from a published article in the October 2014 issue of Building Design + Construction (BD+C) magazine.

  • At home in America’s Finest City

    At Dynalectric, we’re driven by our customers, our city and our values. Every day we offer our customers high-quality, safe, electrical construction and energy services that are customized to their specific needs. We work safely — with a safety record that’s one of the best in the business; second to none, you might say — and we work hard for our customers. So hard, in fact, that we’ve helped make a great city even greater.

  • DPR Construction leads innovative Building Information Modeling trend

    Trends in the construction industry sometimes seem like the flavor of the month generating buzz and frenzied adoption before flaming out because of exorbitant costs or because they simply don’t deliver results.

  • New General Atomics facility in Poway completed

    TFW Construction recently completed Ridgeview in Poway, a 115,000-square-foot industrial space at 14105 Kirkham Way that was preleased to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. The project manager was Jeff Sobczyk, who represents Project Management Advisors. The building was designed by DES Architects.

  • Syska Hennessy Group San Diego announces new managing director

    For those of us who live here, choosing the West Coast over East Coast is a no-brainer. For John Passanante, moving to San Diego earlier this year was a dream come true.

  • Abusive conduct and constructive termination: A new framework under AB 2053?

    As of January 1, 2015, California employers with more than 50 employees have to add "abusive conduct" to their required, biannual harassment training for supervisor.

  • 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.

  • The benefits of integration with your accounting ERP database

    Financial details are pertinent whenever decisions need to be made out on the field. Without access to current accounting data, construction teams must contact accounting directly or rely on guesswork from potentially outdated information.



  • BNBuilders principal thrives on challenging projects

    Ever since he discovered his passion for the construction industry as a college student in the late 1980s, Jamie Awford has built his reputation on overcoming tough challenges, problem-solving, and making difficult decisions to ensure the success of his clients and the many marquee projects on which he has worked on up and down the West Coast.

  • Balfour Beatty president oversees some of San Diego’s biggest builds

    Brian Cahill has been a leader in the local construction industry for three decades. As head of the Southwest division for San Diego’s largest general contractor, Balfour Beatty Construction, Cahill said the last decade has been particularly transformative.

  • Swinerton Builders vice president maintains wonderment, passion for industry

    One Saturday, when Mark Payne was about 11 or 12 years old and growing up in Ohio, his father -- a construction superintendent -- took Payne and his older brother to the site of a bridge being built under his father's supervision. The experience proved to be a catalyst for Payne's successful, lifelong career in the construction industry.

Who's Who in Construction & Engineering

Profile on BNBuilders

Nov. 5, 2014 -- Tony Lovitt speaks with BNBuilders Jamie Awford, a principal in the firm's San Diego office, about his company, its approach to new projects and what makes BNBuilders successful.