Find out what construction plans are in the works and how industry leaders are changing our region's landscape this year.

  • Old Town mural animates the streetscape

    Graphic Solutions artists Frank Mando and John Bushnell put finishing touches on a new mural on Harney Street in Old Town San Diego.

  • Hospitality entrepreneurs keep expanding their entertainment empires across county

    San Diego hospitality entrepreneurs and restaurateurs are continuing to expand their touch of serving clientele, as notable owners and chefs are opening up new establishments this spring.

  • Navy’s first mobile landing platform nears completion

    General Dynamics NASSCO has completed 97 percent of the work on the Navy’s first mobile landing platform (MLP) vessel, the Montford Point. The ship is set to be christened March 2 and will be delivered to the Navy in May.

  • Works in Progress

    A quick look at some of the large ongoing construction projects around the county. Projects are listed by estimated total cost.

  • Planning board to discuss One Paseo traffic concerns at March meeting

    Carmel Valley’s One Paseo project could be a “model project" for the city and the region, if the benefits outweigh the concerns and the planning board recommends the project to the San Diego City Council for approval.

  • Zoo exhibit to give a koala’s-eye view of Outback living

    Much attention at the San Diego Zoo has been given in recent months to giant panda cub Xiao Liwu, born last summer on zoo grounds. But this summer, the zoo plans on catering to lovers of a smaller variety of cuteness: the koala.

  • Padres pitch benefits of fence move as construction nears completion

    The notoriously big outfield at Petco Park is getting a little smaller.

  • USD athletics hits home run with new baseball stadium

    Sometimes in sports, aging players have to reinvent and renovate their game in order to stay relevant in a particular league. Once in a while, this also happens to sporting venues.

  • Characters explode out of the box at new Legoland Hotel

    Since opening in 1999, Legoland California has expanded to include more than 60 rides, shows and hands-on attractions including the only Legoland Water Park in the world, Pirate Shores, the Sea Life Aquarium and Miniland USA, which reproduces seven areas in the United States and is constructed using 20 million Lego bricks.

  • New ownership looks for community input on Belmont Park improvements

    The new owners of Belmont Park in Mission Beach have started meeting with residents, planning groups and associations to get a sense of what the community would like to see at the entertainment center.

  • Stormwater permit a deluge of new regulations

    In April, the Regional Water Quality Control Board will make an important decision about how San Diego is going to reduce the amount of pollutants that enter our local storm drains. The MS-4 permit, or stormwater permit, will be updated with the goal of reducing contaminants from rain water runoff.

  • Seeing possibilities in every precious resource equals sustainability

    At Balfour Beatty Construction, we believe at the heart of a sustainable business lies the creation, care, and responsible use of assets -- whether those assets be people or time, capital investment, land use or water, we must use those resources responsibly.

  • Revolutionizing construction management

    Excavating foundations. Pouring concrete. Hoisting steel using tower cranes. In many respects, the process of actually constructing new buildings hasn’t changed very much in decades. What has changed over time is the infusion of state-of-the-art processes, technologies, and methods of planning that have allowed contractors to manage projects more efficiently and effectively.

  • A luminous year ahead for solar energy

    SDG&E reported a record 709 solar system authorizations in January 2013. A year ago, it recorded only 322 installations for the comparable month. All of these are Net Energy Metering (NEM) systems.

  • Paseo Santa Fe in Vista

    The Vista City Council voted on Feb. 12 to approve a disposition and development agreement to partner with Affirmed Housing Group (AHG) for a $27 million redevelopment project on a 2.6-acre site in Vista's Paseo Santa Fe district. The site is situated on the west side of South Santa Fe Avenue, between Main Street to the north and Oceanview Drive to the south.

  • Boys and Girls Club of Oceanside

    Much has changed in the six decades since the Boys and Girls Club of Oceanside opened its doors in 1952. Sadly, the club experienced little change over those years and even its current home since the '70s gradually deteriorated into a woeful state of dilapidation.

  • While county eyes new Registrar of Voters, Kaiser Permanente focuses on new hospital

    Since the 1980s, the San Diego County Registrar of Voters has called a warehouse-style building at 5201 Ruffin Road its home. That will change around the end of the year, when a new building — to be located on the campus of the 47-acre County Operations Center — will replace a facility that was never designed for election activities in the first place.

  • Green-tech construction educators stay ahead of the curve

    Back on the road to recovery, green technology is the construction industry’s new normal, and "reduce before you produce" its mantra.

  • Design services in West increase for 6th straight month

    Demand for design services in the West increased for the sixth straight month in December, according to the newest American Institute of Architects Architecture Billings Index released Wednesday.

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Archived Reports

Building San Diego - 2015

The nuts and bolts of construction in San Diego, from commercial and residential project updates to a review of how the industry is faring.

Building San Diego - 2014

Find out what construction plans are in the works around the county and how industry leaders are changing our region's landscape.

Building San Diego - 2012

The nuts and bolts of construction in San Diego, from commercial project updates to a review of how the industry is faring.

Building San Diego - 2011

The nuts and bolts of construction in San Diego, from commercial and residential project updates to a review of how the industry is faring.

Building San Diego - 2010

Find out what construction plans are currently in the works and how industry leaders are changing our region's landscape this year.

Building San Diego - 2009

The nuts and bolts of construction in San Diego, from commercial and residential project updates to infrastructure and public works.

Building San Diego - 2008

Find out about current construction plans and how developers are changing the region's landscape.

Building San Diego - 2007

In the face of a changing marketplace and continual challenges for the industry, find out what construction plans are currently in the works and how San Diego developers are changing the region's landscape.