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

  • The importance of implementing green tech in construction

    “Green Tech” is needed now more than ever in the construction industry to meet increases in CALGreen Title 24/Part 6, as it relates to energy consumption reductions.

  • Contractors bring life to old buildings, businesses with new eateries

    Remodeling and renovations seem to be the name of the game in the local restaurant business, as chefs, entrepreneurs and even large corporations are taking existing spaces and giving them their own style and culture.

  • Westin Gaslamp Quarter debuts dynamic modern art

    The Westin Gaslamp Quarter recently celebrated the installation of its iconic new sculpture on May 15, which is displayed in front of the newly remodeled hotel for all visitors and local San Diegans to enjoy.

  • Mesa del Sol

    Mesa del Sol — a new hilltop community in La Mesa comprised of 36 homes with sweeping views, a convenient locale and top quality design and craftsmanship — has announced that construction is scheduled to begin on Phase II of the community in late May.

  • Long-awaited hotel revitalizing Imperial Beach

    One day last September, about 400 concrete trucks rolled down Imperial Beach Boulevard and Seacoast Drive to pour 4,000 cubic yards of concrete into the foundation of the new Seacoast Inn.

  • Emerging dome makes new Central Library an iconic building

    The project really began 16 years ago, after the city held a series of public workshops to ask people what they'd like in the new Central Library, and architects Rob Quigley and Tucker Sadler Associates were commissioned to work on the design.

  • Sunrise Powerlink closing in on completion, even as lawsuit lingers

    Soon, San Diego County will likely have a new way of bringing large amounts of electricity into the region, just in time for summer and the months that traditionally take the greatest toll on the region’s electrical grid stability.

  • New enlisted quarters at Camp Pendleton awarded for design, innovation

    More than 1,500 Camp Pendleton Marines are now making themselves at home at a modern and energy-efficient new Bachelor’s Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) completed earlier this year.

  • Camp Pendleton continues to modernize, upgrade

    Camp Pendleton, one of the Department of Defense’s busiest military installations, is in the midst of a five-year, $3.4 billion base-wide building boom that continues to play a major role in employing the skills and expertise of local architects, designers and construction companies for modernization projects both large and small.

  • SD’s brewery industry is racing to build out

    The San Diego brewing industry is expanding, with two-dozen breweries on tap to open within the next year. It’s an industry being built by a slate of brewers bent on entrepreneurship.

  • Port of San Diego projects to bring parks, public access to waterfront

    It’s an exciting time for the San Diego bayfront. The Port of San Diego is in the midst of two construction projects that will bring added public space and new amenities including parkland, public restrooms, landscaping and improved pedestrian walkways.

  • New brews

    Aztec Brewing Co.

  • Agency’s proposed fees will hurt business, won’t improve water quality

    Recently, the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board announced its intention to adopt yet another set of (mostly ineffective) storm water regulations which will impose massive costs on small and large businesses, the military and local governments in our region.

  • SD, nation see delay in installation of electric vehicle charging stations

    In October 2009, ECOtality Inc. subsidiary eTec (Electric Transportation Engineering Corp.) announced signing a contract with the U.S. Department of Energy that would grant it license to undertake the EV Project, which promised to deliver the beginnings of a widespread electric vehicle charging infrastructure in several areas of the country.

  • Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants

    Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants (CTaSC) has recently been retained to evaluate the maintenance process of existing terrazzo, stone and tile installations in Terminals 1 and 2, and will assess the specified terrazzo flooring materials for the San Diego International Airport expansion areas now under construction. “The Green Build,” as it is known, is a $1 billion project scheduled to be completed in 2013.

  • Think about your roof before you think solar

    Solar has quickly become a trend in San Diego for both residential homes and commercial buildings. The only difference is, this trend is going to stick.

  • Wal-Mart announces plans for second Neighborhood Market in county

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has announced it will bring a second Neighborhood Market storefront to the county, this time in La Mesa.

Roundtables

  • Construction industry starting to bounce back from recession, experts say

    The mood at the latest roundtable discussion held at The Daily Transcript was upbeat for the most part about the local construction industry, regarding where things are now and where they are headed. Sponsored by SPADA Innovations, the roundtable brought together eight industry leaders who said that while things may be looking up, there are still many hurdles to overcome.

Profiles

  • Founder instills entrepreneurial spirit into DavisReed Construction

    Derek Davis, president and founder of DavisReed Construction, describes his company as fast-moving and adaptable, creative and quick thinking, with a more relaxed culture and an emphasis on the individual. If that sounds more like a startup than a general contractor with as much as $300 million in revenues, it’s by design.

  • TFW’s president has family roots in construction industry

    As president of Poway-based TFW Construction Inc., Ted F. Weeks, III presides over a company whose construction industry roots go back 70 years to Connecticut, and the Ted F. Weeks and Sons Construction Company run by his grandfather.

Building San Diego videos

Bingham Construction president on industry turnaround

May 16, 2012 -- Jeff Bingham, president of Bingham Construction, talks about seeing positive changes happening in the construction industry.

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