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C.W. Driver Companies Announces Completion of $52.5M Solis Park K-8 School Facility

IRVINE, CA — C.W. Driver Companies, a builder serving California for more than 100 years, announces the completion of the 108,000-square-foot K-8 Solis Park School campus for Irvine Unified School District, constructed within the FivePoint master-planned community known as Great Park Neighborhoods. The school welcomed kindergarten through fifth grade …

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HGA-Designed Child, Adolescent, and Adult Behavioral Health Services Center Breaks Ground at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

SAN JOSE, CA — The new Child, Adolescent, and Adult Behavioral Health Services Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) celebrates the groundbreaking for the primary phase of construction. Designed by national, interdisciplinary architectural and engineering firm HGA, the facility will consolidate Santa Clara County’s behavioral health offerings, …

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Jacobs to Design and Build Advanced Water Reuse Facility in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA — Jacobs has been selected by LA Sanitation and Environment (LASAN) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) as the progressive design-build contractor for the Donald C. Tillman Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF). The project is a key part of the City of Los …

AGC of California Honors Award Winners at 2023 Installation & Awards Gala

SACRAMENTO, CA — The Associated General Contractors of California (AGC of California) recently announced the winners of the Constructor Awards and Achievement Awards at the Fairmont San Francisco, at its annual black-tie Installation & Awards Gala honoring the year's best in the construction industry.

"Every year, AGC of California celebrates …

California High-Speed Rail Authority Selects Atlas and its JV Partners for $400M Program Management Contract

SACRAMENTO, CA — Atlas Technical Consultants, Inc. (Atlas), an infrastructure and environmental solutions provider, announces that it is a member of the joint venture team that was selected to provide program delivery support for the California High-Speed Rail project. The joint venture, led by AECOM, includes Atlas, other partners, …

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HGA Celebrates Groundbreaking at California State University Fullerton’s Visual Arts Complex

FULLERTON, CA — HGA participated in the groundbreaking for the Visual Arts Complex at California State University (CSU) Fullerton. The arts complex will support the Department of Visual Arts forward-looking views of art education, positioning the campus to better serve a growing and diverse student population.

The work encompasses the …

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Highland Fairview Names Stantec as Prime Consultant on $25B Net Zero World Logistics Center

MORENO VALLEY, CA — Stantec has been selected as the prime consultant for private real estate developer Highland Fairview’s World Logistics Center project in Moreno Valley, California. The estimated $25 billion investment will be constructed over seven years and will be the largest planned logistics and business park in …

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Rehabbed Pavement to Provide Smoother Ride on California State Route 23

California’s State Route 23 runs between the Santa Clara River and the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. This area, which is northwest of Los Angeles, includes Ventura County. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is currently working on a stretch of SR 23 in Ventura County that connects Thousand Oaks, …

ACEC California Announces 2023 Engineering Excellence Awards

SACRAMENTO, CA — The American Council of Engineering Companies, California (ACEC California) announces the 2023 recipients of its annual Engineering Excellence Awards. Projects were recognized for demonstrating an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement, and value. Twelve projects earned the Honor Award distinction, 13 were recognized with Merit Awards, and …

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FHWA Awards $400M Large Bridge Grant to Golden Gate Bridge, a Vital Transportation Link for Tens of Millions of Vehicles Each Year

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded a $400 million Large Bridge Grant to the final phase of a project that will replace, retrofit, and install critical structural elements on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. The grant is part of the Bipartisan …

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LAX Automated People Mover Earns Envision Gold Award for Sustainable Infrastructure

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Automated People Mover (APM) train system has won an Envision Gold Award for Sustainable Infrastructure from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI).

The ISI noted that the LAX APM project scored exceptionally well across many indicators in the Envision framework …

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MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center Celebrates the Topping Out of $80M Women's Health Pavilion

LAGUNA HILLS, CA — MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center, a nonprofit medical center in Orange County, celebrated the topping out, the marking of the placement of the last beam, of its forthcoming Women’s Health Pavilion. The new, $80 million, three-story, 40,000-square-foot facility, which is scheduled to open in summer 2023 in …

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North Coast Corridor Program Brings Widespread Upgrades to I-5

Involving rail, sea, and highway, the first phase of the North Coast Corridor (NCC) Program in San Diego is comprehensive. Upon completion, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) project will impact commuters, pedestrians, cyclists, and sea life. The large project features interesting …

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Stantec Selected to Design the California High-Speed Rail Extension from Merced to Madera

MERCED, CA — Stantec has been selected to design the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s extension from Merced to Madera, a key section between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The extension covers 33.9 miles and will include 40 structures. The Merced to Madera design contract is valued at $41 million, which …

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The New Rose Pak Station Opens in San Francisco's Chinatown

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — DLR Group, along with the City of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, recently celebrated the official opening of Central Subways (Third Street Lite Rail Phase 2) expansion. Mayor London Breed and other city officials addressed attendees and cut the ribbon at the Union Square/Market Street …

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Austin-Webcor JV Team Delivers World’s First WELL Core Certified Airport Terminal at San Francisco International Airport

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Boarding Area B (BAB) is officially the world’s first WELL Core Certified airport terminal, exceeding the wellness-focused designation’s requirements with the highest available rating — WELL Certified Platinum. WELL Certification is administered by the International WELL Building …

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HOK and McCarthy Chosen as Design-Build Team for UCLA Health Neuropsychiatric Hospital Project

LOS ANGELES, CA — HOK and McCarthy have been selected by UCLA Health to transform the former Olympia Medical Center in the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles into a neuropsychiatric hospital.

UCLA Health’s inpatient neuropsychiatric program is currently housed in the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, located within Ronald …

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Latitude 33 Celebrates National and Regional DBIA Awards for County of San Diego Youth Transition Campus, Phase 1

SAN DIEGO, CA — Latitude 33 Planning & Engineering is celebrating two recent award wins from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) for the County of San Diego Youth Transition Campus (YTC), Phase 1. The DBIA honored the project with a National Award of Merit in the Federal, State, County, …

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Sukut Construction Blasts New Path Through Central Valley

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with Calaveras County, is working on a project in the centrally located county. State Route 4 (SR 4) is a major east-west connector and although much of it has been improved to current design standards, this project is on a segment that …

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UC Davis Health Inaugurates Ernest E. Tschannen Eye Institute

SACRAMENTO, CA — UC Davis Health recently celebrated the opening of the new Ernest E. Tschannen Eye Institute Building and expansion of the Ambulatory Care Center. The facilities are providing hope to the vision-impaired for sight restoration through advanced technology, pioneering research, and some of the world’s best eye care …

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Cushing Terrell Awarded IDIQ Contracts to Support Interior Department Projects

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell and Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture partner Hollingsworth Pack have been awarded an IDIQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) contract for architecture and engineering (A/E) services with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) in support of projects funded by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). …

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C.W. Driver Companies Begins Construction on New Chemistry & Biotechnology Building for MiraCosta College

OCEANSIDE, CA — C.W. Driver Companies, a builder serving California since 1919, announces construction commencement on a new, design-build, two-story Chemistry & Biotechnology Building for MiraCosta Community College District (MCCD) that will provide a science facility for 21st century learning science environments. Set for completion in July 2024, this …

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Erickson-Hall Completes Pacific Sky School in Del Mar Union School District

ESCONDIDO, CA — Erickson-Hall Construction Co. recently joined more than 100 educators, community members, and stakeholders to celebrate the ribbon cutting of Pacific Sky School in Del Mar Union School District. Located in San Diego, the new K-6 school was funded by the district's Measure MM passed in 2018. The …

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Golden State Bridge Brings a Pair of 65-Year-Old Bridges Up to Standard

The California Transportation Authority (Caltrans) is working on a pair of bridges in the far northwest corner of California, just south of Oregon in Del Norte County. The project includes both the Hunter Bridge and Panther Creek Bridge north of Klamath along Route 101. The two-lane bridges, built in the …

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Hayes Group Architects Recognized for Modern Downtown Building, 611 Cowper Street

PALO ALTO, CA — Hayes Group Architects received a coveted Award for Architectural Excellence for 611 Cowper Street, a project commissioned by the real estate development and investment company R&M Properties.

The City of Palo Alto Architectural Review Board (ARB) selected 611 Cowper Street from more than 100 constructed …

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LA Metro Celebrates Opening of HNTB-Designed K Line

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently celebrated the opening of the K Line. The K Line connects one of the most culturally diverse communities in Los Angeles County to the greater Metro Rail network and includes seven new stations located in the communities of …

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R.D. Olson Completes First Phase of 6-Acre Mixed-Use Development

WESTMINSTER, CA — R.D. Olson, a general contracting firm, and KTGY, a full-service architecture, branding, interior, and planning firm, announce the completion of the Bolsa Row Apartments. The 234,234-square-foot mixed-use building will serve as the gateway to the Little Saigon District, home to the nation’s largest Vietnamese-American population. …

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Critical Construction Underway in Advance of Harbor-UCLA Expansion

TORRANCE, CA — Large-scale utility construction is underway at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center campus, part of preparations for the replacement hospital currently in the design phase.

Health care builder Abbott Construction is leading the make-ready utility project to support the new 400,000-square-foot outpatient treatment and support building. The work goes …

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C.W. Driver Completes $50.9M Multi-Disciplinary Facility - Building M for Long Beach City College

LONG BEACH, CA — C.W. Driver Companies announces the completion of a 95,500-square-foot, multi-disciplinary facility for Long Beach City College. Designed to be a 21st-century learning environment and achieve LEED Gold Certification, the $50.9-million, three-story facility is the first design-build project funded by the state of California. Located on the …

EPA Announces $225M WIFIA Loan to the City of San Diego to Protect Water Quality and Reduce Flood Risks

SAN DIEGO, CA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a $225-million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the City of San Diego, California, to support the Stormwater Capital Improvement Project. With EPA’s WIFIA loan, the City of San Diego will protect water quality, reduce flood …

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Erickson-Hall Completes Los Alamitos High School STEM Building

ESCONDIDO, CA — Erickson-Hall Construction Co. recently joined the Los Alamitos Unified School District for a ribbon cutting ceremony of Los Alamitos High School's new $52-million STEM Building. The program featured speakers from the school, district, Board of Education, and development team, as well as performances by the student marching …

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NorCal Increases Mobility on State Route 99

Nearly every driver has the same goal for their commute – to get to their destination as quickly and safely as possible. District 03 of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is nearly complete with a massive project, SAC 5 Corridor Enhancement Project, that will help with both objectives. The …

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Stantec Selected by U.S. Navy’s Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Southwest for Critical IDIQ Contract

LOS ANGELES, CA — Stantec has been selected by Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Southwest to lead multidiscipline architect-engineer and consulting services as part of a five-year, $30-million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) single award task order contract.

The IDIQ contract awarded to Stantec Government Services focuses on encroachment management …

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Balfour Beatty, LINXS Constructors Tops Out Sixth and Final LAX People Mover Station with Structural Steel

LOS ANGELES, CA — Balfour Beatty, as part of LINXS Constructors, announces another major milestone on the ongoing modernization of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with the placement of the last structural steel beam for the Automated People Mover (APM) train stations. This achievement signifies substantial progress …

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Blach Construction Celebrates Grand Opening of Tanforan Memorial Statue and Plaza

SAN BRUNO, CA — Blach Construction recently joined the Tanforan Assembly Center Memorial Committee (TACMC) to celebrate the unveiling of a historic memorial plaza and bronze statue to honor the 8,000 Bay Area residents of Japanese ancestry who were unjustly imprisoned at Tanforan “Assembly Center” during World War II.

Located …

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Clark Construction Delivers Snapdragon Stadium on Schedule

SAN DIEGO, CA — Clark Construction Group recently joined San Diego State University (SDSU) leaders, city officials, and guests to cut the ribbon on the Snapdragon Stadium.

Designed as a hub for sports and entertainment, the new 35,000-capacity venue provides a home field for SDSU Aztec Football, as well as …

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C.W. Driver Companies Completes $33M Silicon Beach Creative Office Project in Santa Monica

SANTA MONICA, CA — C.W. Driver Companies announces the completion of a 36,736-square-foot creative office building in downtown Santa Monica. The three-story, steel-frame structure is split into two wings by a U-shaped footprint above the ground level that centers around an exposed courtyard on the second floor. Floor-to-ceiling glass wraps …

Hydrostor Selects Kiewit to Advance Engineering for Willow Rock, the Largest Stand-Alone Energy Storage Project in California

ROSAMOND, CA — Hydrostor Inc. (Hydrostor), a long-duration energy storage solution provider, and Kiewit Engineering Group Inc. (Kiewit), have entered an agreement to advance Front-End Engineering and Design studies for the 500 MW Willow Rock Energy Storage Center (Willow Rock), which would be the largest stand-alone energy storage project in …

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Longfellow Begins Development of Bioterra Life Sciences Campus in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CA — Longfellow Real Estate Partners recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its 323,000-square-foot Bioterra campus. The six-story campus, designed by HOK with McCarthy Builders serving as general contractor, will have a rooftop patio overlooking Sorrento Mesa, with specially curated food and beverage options open to the public.

“As …

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Nevada DOT Partners With Q&D Construction to Preserve State Routes 431 and 28 Near Lake Tahoe

Imagine your favorite vacation spot. Perhaps, the vision includes sand, sea, and mountains. One thing the vision doesn’t include is poor road conditions that connect you to your happy place. The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is in the middle of a project whose limits are near a popular vacation …

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USDOT Announces $75M Loan for High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes on US 101 in Santa Barbara County, California

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CA — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau has provided a low-interest loan totaling $75 million to the Santa Barbara County Local Transportation Authority to construct a 7.5-mile extension of the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on US 101 in Santa Barbara …

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USDOT Awards $150M INFRA Grant to Otay Mesa East Port of Entry Project, Fueling Economic Growth and Regional Mobility for California and Mexico

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded $1.5 billion in Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grants to highway, multimodal freight, and rail projects across the country. In the California Builder & Engineer area, a $150-million INFRA grant was awarded to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for the Otay Mesa …

Balfour Beatty Awarded More Than $235M in Contracts to Deliver Projects in California

LOS ANGELES, CA — Within the last six weeks, Balfour Beatty has been awarded multiple contracts totaling more than $235 million in value to construct essential K-12, correctional/justice, and federal projects across California.

As general contractor, Balfour Beatty’s recently awarded projects in California include:

Fontana USD’s New Secondary Academy
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California State Transportation Agency Awards Nearly $800M for Transit and Intercity Rail Projects

SACRAMENTO, CA — The California State Transportation Agency awarded nearly $800 million to 23 projects statewide to expand transit and intercity rail service and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The fifth cycle of Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) grants kicks off a period of historic investment to improve and …

Friant-Kern Canal Capacity-Restoration Project Breaks Ground

TULARE COUNTY, CA — The Bureau of Reclamation, Friant Water Authority, and California Department of Water Resources recently broke ground on a $177-million construction project to restore capacity in a 10-mile portion of the Friant-Kern Canal in Central California. Global design firm Stantec is assisting the agencies on the critically …

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Graniterock Constructs Santa Cruz Bridge at Grade Before Digging Tunnel Underneath for New Wildlife Crossing on Highway 17

In Santa Cruz County, California, 65,000 vehicles travel the steep, winding Highway 17 each day. When mountain lions and other animals try to cross the busy road – their only path between habitats – it often goes badly for drivers and animals.

To increase safety for all species, a unique, …

HGA Sacramento Achieves WELL Health-Safety Rating

SACRAMENTO, CA — HGA’s commitment to employee and client wellbeing is demonstrated through the newly achieved WELL Health-Safety Rating by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) in the Sacramento office. All HGA offices are expected to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating. The WELL Health-Safety Rating is informed by the …

Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering Celebrates Opening of HNTB-Designed Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project

LOS ANGELES, CA — The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering officially opened the new Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project in downtown Los Angeles with several celebrations. It is the largest bridge project in the history of Los Angeles and replaces the original, seismically deficient structure that was built …

Presidio Tunnel Tops, National Park Destination in the Presidio of San Francisco, Opens to the Public

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi along with community leaders and Partnership for the Presidio representatives celebrated the opening of Presidio Tunnel Tops. This new park destination marks the culmination of a 20-year transformation of the Presidio's waterfront. Presidio Tunnel Tops adds 14 acres to the Golden Gate …

Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor Vision Report Unveils Two Proposed Design Concepts

A team of faculty at the University of Hawaii Community Design Center, School of Architecture, and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning recently completed the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor Vision Report, which created a concept/vision plan for the harbor and generated a conceptual cost estimate for the vision …

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Caltrans Reconstructs SR 99 from Selma to Fowler

Located in the Central Valley of California, State Route 99 runs north-south. A stretch of the 400-plus-mile highway – which was part of a route that used to run from Mexico to Canada – between Fowler and Selma is being worked on by the California Department of Transportation.

The …

Construction Underway on Mt. San Jacinto College STEM Facility

RIVERSIDE, CA — Mt. San Jacinto College students, faculty, staff, and community members celebrated a milestone and the official start of construction on the new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) facility at its new Menifee campus. DLR Group is designing the facility, which will prepare students for in-demand STEM …

DLR Group to Design New School in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA ― The San Francisco Unified School District has hired DLR Group to collaborate with design-build team McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. on the delivery of the new Mission Bay School to serve one of the city’s newest and fastest growing neighborhoods.

Mission Bay is a diverse and thriving …

San Diego Unified Leaders, Kensington Community Join Franklin Elementary Students in Kicking Off Campus Modernization

SAN DIEGO, CA — A Kensington landmark is getting a major renovation from C.W. Driver Companies. Franklin Elementary STEAM Magnet School students, alumni, community members, and San Diego Unified School District representatives grabbed shovels to pose in front of a makeshift dirt mound, as part of the district’s traditional …

Stantec Construction Engineering and Inspection Services Extended by Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation Through 2026

HONOLULU, HI — Stantec has been selected to continue construction engineering and inspection services for the east section of Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation’s (HART) driverless and electric light rail project. The $119-million contract is an extension of existing construction and engineering services Stantec is providing to HART and …

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Balfour Beatty Awarded Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's Overhead Contact System Rehabilitation Phase 3 Project

SAN JOSE, CA — Balfour Beatty has been awarded approximately $16 million to deliver Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) Overhead Contact System (OCS) Rehabilitation Phase 3 project. Once complete, the project will continue to enable the VTA to provide long-lasting, safe, and reliable service for passengers of Santa …

Caltrans Partners with Teichert and MCM Construction to Widen Highway 70 in Butte County

A decades long dream to widen State Highway 70 from Chico to Sacramento, California, is coming to fruition and will improve traffic flow and safer passage through the agricultural area.

“The project is designed to improve safety,” says Cameron Knudson, Project Manager for Caltrans in Marysville.

The two-lane highway …

Construction Begins on Long-Awaited Compton High School

LOS ANGELES, CA — Construction is officially underway at the new Compton High School in California. DLR Group's designers recently joined dignitaries, school district leaders, staff, students, and community members to celebrate the milestone.

"A cornerstone of our district's turnaround and elevation has been our investment in facilities improvements, …

C.W. Driver Companies Completes Swenson Family Hall of Engineering at Chapman University

ORANGE, CA — C.W. Driver Companies announces completion of the three-story Swenson Family Hall of Engineering at Chapman University, the new home of the Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering. The project consisted of a 31,000-square-foot interior build-out within the existing Keck Center for Science and Engineering, …

Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital Unveils New Expansion Tower

SACRAMENTO, CA — Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital (SSRRH) recently celebrated the completion of a new 58,000-square-foot hospital expansion tower, designed by the Sacramento office of global architecture and engineering firm Stantec. This first phase of SSRRH’s major expansion and renovation project will enhance access to acute hospital services …

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UC Regents Approve Plan for New Hospital at Parnassus Heights

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — UC San Francisco has received approval for its plans to build a hospital at UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights to meet the region’s growing demand for specialty care and California’s rigorous hospital seismic requirements.

The University of California Board of Regents voted to …

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Ames Q&D Constructors Relies on In-Depth Coordination and Communication for Reno Spaghetti Bowl Xpress Project

Successfully completing improvements to northern Nevada’s busiest interchange amid material and labor shortages requires continuous and complex coordination.

As the $182 million Reno Spaghetti Bowl Xpress (SBX) project nears substantial completion at the end of 2022, “The main challenges are dealing with traffic, scheduling, and providing safe work zones,” said …

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C.W. Driver Companies Completes Innovation and Instruction Building at California State University, Dominguez Hills

CARSON, CA — C.W. Driver Companies announces the completion of the $66.5-million Innovation and Instruction Building at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). The new four-story structure features a 250-seat auditorium for teaching and symposia, one 120-seat active learning classroom, two 60-seat case study-rooms, meeting rooms, computer labs, event spaces, …

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LINXS Constructors Completes LAX Automated People Mover’s 2.25-Mile Train Guideway Superstructure

LOS ANGELES, CA — Balfour Beatty, as part of LINXS Constructors, celebrates the completion of the Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Automated People Mover’s (APM) 2.25-mile train guideway superstructure. With the last concrete pour of the elevated guideway now complete, the centerpiece of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) …

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Skanska Celebrates Topping Out of 9000 Wilshire, a New Office Development in Beverly Hills

LOS ANGELES, CA — Skanska recently celebrated the topping out of 9000 Wilshire, a new office development designed to enhance the productivity and well-being of a creative workforce in the heart of Beverly Hills. The 50,000-square-foot, four-story building is the team’s first office development in Los Angeles.

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Swinerton Completes $43 Million in Contract Value for the Long Beach Airport New Ticketing Lobby and Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS) Facility

LONG BEACH, CA — Swinerton, a California-based builder with more than 130 years of experience, announces the completion of Long Beach Airport’s (LGB) New Ticketing Lobby and Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS) Facility, which will allow for more efficient TSA screening. The $43 million in contract value project enhances …

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UC Berkeley Releases Campus Master Plan

BERKELEY, CA — After a multi-year, comprehensive planning process, Sasaki announces the development of the UC Berkeley Campus Master Plan. UC Berkeley faces complex, significant challenges: a changing climate; the need for more housing; evolving learning environments and campus life activities; emerging mobility trends; seismic safety; and aging facilities. Sasaki’s …

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C.W. Driver Companies Breaks Ground on STEM Education Building

SAN JACINTO, CA — C.W. Driver Companies, a builder serving California since 1919, recently broke ground on Mt. San Jacinto Community College District’s STEM Science & Technology facility at the San Jacinto Campus. The $37-million contract is being built in partnership with LPA Architects. The facility is anticipated …

Design-Build Team of Hensel Phelps, HMC Architects, and CO Architects to Deliver Upgrade of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

LOS ANGELES, CA — The design-build team of Hensel Phelps, HMC Architects, and CO Architects has been selected to lead the design and construction of a new Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Replacement Program. The program will consolidate medical services into new facilities on the 72-acre campus and ensure Harbor-UCLA …

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Final Phase of the I-5 South Corridor Project Nears Completion

As the final segment of Caltrans’ $677 million Interstate 5 South improvement project nears completion later this summer, work continues at a brisk pace.

“The overall project consists of six separate segments that bordered each other but had different start and end dates,” says Marc Bischoff, Public Information …

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HNTB’s Bridge Projects Span Across Southern California

LOS ANGELES, CA — HNTB’s Southern California structures practice continues to expand under the leadership of Yung-Nien Wang, PE, HNTB Southern California Structures Group Director. The practice has grown to a team of 25 bridge and tunnel experts who are tapped to design some of the region’s most …

Stantec Helps South County Regional Wastewater Authority Expand Facility, With a Focus on Sustainability

GILROY, CA — Stantec is assisting the South County Regional Wastewater Authority (SCRWA) to expand its existing wastewater treatment plant near Gilroy, California, with the design of a new membrane bioreactor facility. The new facility, which broke ground in 2021, will add additional capacity of 2.5 million gallons per day …

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C.W. Driver Companies Completes Menifee Valley Middle School Reconstruction

MENIFEE, CA — C.W. Driver Companies announces the completion of a reconstruction project for Menifee Valley Middle School. The $38-million, 71,277-square-foot project transitioned the campus to a magnet school focused on visual and performing arts. The renovation incorporates critical aspects of an art-focused middle school, the addition of two new …

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C.W. Driver Completes $41M Expansion of Granada Hills Charter

PASADENA, CA — C.W. Driver Companies announces the completion of a 90,000-square-foot expansion of Granada Hills Charter, one of the largest public charter schools in the U.S. The new campus, located a mile from the high school, has allowed the school to broaden its curriculum to offer transitional kindergarten through …

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HDR Earns 2022 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards for Projects in California

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Several HDR projects in California received 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The state-winning projects advanced to the national ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards competition, which culminates with the announcement of national award winners at the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on …

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Napa Valley Transportation Authority Breaks Ground on New Operations and Maintenance Facility

NAPA, CA — The Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA) recently broke ground on a new bus operations and maintenance facility outside the City of Napa. Global design firm Stantec is working with NVTA and Kimley-Horn on the $30-million project that supports fleet expansion, including the future implementation of electric buses. …

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Pulse Flow Reverse Osmosis Offers Higher Water Recovery and Lower Brine Reject

As droughts and growing population affect water security around the globe, desalination becomes an increasingly important option. In communities searching for sustainable, long-term solutions, new technology can increase the efficiency of water treatment efforts.

Initially developed in the late 1950s, reverse osmosis (RO) desalination evolved into the leading desalination process. …

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San Diego Symphony Launches Major Renovation of its Indoor Home at Jacobs Music Center

SAN DIEGO, CA — Martha A. Gilmer, CEO of the San Diego Symphony, announces a major project to restore and renovate its historic home, the Jacobs Music Center, as a long-term commitment to the vitality of downtown San Diego. The project, with an estimated cost of $125 million, will honor …

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Vance Brown Oversees Construction of Packed Infrastructure and Exhibits at Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Designed by CAW Architects

The new $33 million Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo (JMZ) was not your typical project.

The design team, led by CAW Architects of Palo Alto, California, packed the small site with vertically layered, interactive exhibits that allow visitors to view the natural environment from different vantage points. In construction, …

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Balfour Beatty, Caltrain Celebrate Placement of Final Foundation on the Caltrain Electrification Project

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Balfour Beatty and Caltrain have successfully laid 3,092 foundations on the Caltrain Electrification Project, with the final foundation of the overhead catenary system recently set. Balfour Beatty and Caltrain held an event at the site of the final foundation to celebrate the team reaching the significant …

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Balfour Beatty Completes the Automated People Mover Train Guideway Superstructure over Century Boulevard

LOS ANGELES, CA — Balfour Beatty, as part of LINXS Constructors, the joint venture team responsible for constructing the Automated People Mover (APM) for LAX Integrated Express Solutions, successfully completes the train guideway superstructure over Century Boulevard during the delivery of Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) APM project. …

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Caltrans and Alameda CTC Partner for Final Phase of SR 84 Improvement Project

The fifth and final phase of the $472 million State Route 84 improvement project in California, now under way, will bring the route up to expressway standards, reduce congestion and increase safety along the corridor and at the interchange with Interstate 680.

“This is an important corridor for east-west travel, …

EPA Announces $250M WIFIA Loan to Modernize Water Infrastructure in San Francisco Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest, Martha Guzman, announces a $250-million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the Union Sanitary District (USD) in Union City, California. EPA’s WIFIA loan will help fund upgrades to the …

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843 N Spring Street, One of the Largest CLT Office Buildings in Los Angeles, Reaches a Milestone

LOS ANGELES, CA — Located directly across from the Chinatown Metro stop, 843 N Spring Street will be one of the largest Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) buildings in Los Angeles. The installation of what will be 82,000 square feet of CLT panels in the hybrid timber structure is being developed by …

AECOM to Provide Construction Management Services for Whittier Union High School District Measure AA Bond Program

WHITTIER, CA — AECOM announces it has been selected to provide construction management services, as part of its design and consulting services business, for Whittier Union High School District (WUHSD) in Southern California. The contract is under WUHSD’s Measure AA bond program to modernize, upgrade, and expand its facilities.

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Flexible Discovery Building Transforms Santa Monica High School North Campus

California’s Santa Monica High School North Campus’s $133 million Discovery Building sets new standards for flexibility, technology and sustainability.

“This was a fun project to work on,” says Nathan Huntley, Senior Project Manager for McCarthy Building Companies of Los Angeles. “The concept of the building is for collaboration between …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Announces Over $241M in Grants for America’s Ports

LONG BEACH, CA — The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary announces the award of more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 states and one territory through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).

These grants demonstrate rapid action …

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Balfour Beatty, Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board Ratify Construction Contract Amendment for Caltrain Electrification Project Completion

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Balfour Beatty and the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (JPB) have successfully reached a $347-million contractual agreement to revise and modify the scope of work and project schedule of the Caltrain Electrification Project. After input from project stakeholders and construction partners, the JPB approved the contract …

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C.W. Driver Companies Breaks Ground on $36.8M Mixed-Use Multifamily Development in San Gabriel Valley

PASADENA, CA — C.W. Driver Companies recently broke ground on a 58,258-square-foot mixed-use multifamily product for Begonia Real Estate Development in the San Gabriel Valley. With a total construction value of $36.8 million, the four-story podium structure will feature 74 market-rate apartments, 11,000 square feet of commercial space, and a …

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McKinley Park Reopens to the Public with Above-Ground Amenities and Below-Ground Stormwater Storage

SACRAMENTO, CA — Sacramento’s McKinley Park recently reopened with multiple new amenities — including a six-million-gallon underground water vault to catch stormwater and help ease flooding in the community.

McKinley Park and much of East Sacramento historically experiences flooding during heavy rainfall events. Due to the area’s combined sewer system, …

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Reconfigured SR 57 Interchange to Improve Traffic Flow in Brea

Aiming to improve traffic conditions on State Road 57 at Lambert Road for the city of Brea, Caltrans has embarked on a $99.8 million project to reconfigure the interchange.

“This project provides congestion relief to improve the traffic flow at the interchange,” says Sheilah Fortenberry, Public Information Officer for …

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Stantec-Atkins-Dewberry Team Selected to Support National Flood Mapping and Risk Mitigation for FEMA

DENVER, CO — Stantec, as part of the Strategic Alliance for Risk Reduction II (STARR II) Joint Venture, has been selected by FEMA to provide engineering and technical services for the National Flood Insurance Program under a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract valued at up to $300 million. STARR …

USDOT Announces up to $19.92M in TIFIA Loan Credit Assistance for the Vine Bus Maintenance Facility Project

NAPA, CA — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announces that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has provided a direct Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) 35-year loan of up to $19.92 million under its Rural Projects Initiative (RPI) to Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA) for the Vine Bus …

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Webcor Delivers Newark’s Modernized Civic Center Utilizing Design-Build Model

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Newark Civic Center — a 73,240-square-foot design-build project delivered by Webcor and its design-build partner Perkins&Will — has officially reached full completion.

“The Newark Civic Center project has been a big success,” said Ray Collier, City Architect for the City of Newark. “From the beginning of …

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California, Arizona Agencies Invest in Large-Scale SoCal Water Project

LOS ANGELES, CA — Water agencies in Southern California and Arizona have formalized a new agreement to advance the development of one of the largest water recycling plants in the country that could produce up to 150 million gallons daily, enough to serve more than 500,000 homes in the SoCal …

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California, USDOT Announce Partnership on Supply Chain Infrastructure Program

SACRAMENTO, CA — On the heels of Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order to help tackle supply chain issues, and as part of the ongoing efforts of the Biden-Harris Task Force on Supply Chain Disruptions, Governor Newsom and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announce a strategic partnership to help facilitate …

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Caltrans Reconstructs SR 78 in Escondido to Create a Safer Roadway for Commuters and Pedestrians

State Route 78 runs nearly the entire width of southern California. Escondido, California is about 30 miles north of San Diego and 20 miles from Oceanside, where SR 78 terminates. The California Transportation Authority (Caltrans) is in the middle of a project on SR 78 in Escondido. 

The section of …

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Comcast Spectacor and Populous Unveil G4 Studios and Offices in Burbank, California

BURBANK, CA — Comcast Spectacor has partnered with global architecture firm Populous to create a new home for its G4 digital and television network office and studio broadcast space. The new G4 headquarters is a reimagination and redevelopment of a historic studio building that once housed the TMZ and Inside …

EPA Announces $224M Water Infrastructure Loan for Climate Resilience in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA — At a virtual event with Mayor Eric Garcetti, California Water Resources Control Board Chair Joaquin Esquivel, and other officials, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox announced a $224-million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the City of Los …

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San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility’s Cogeneration Facility Wins Multiple Awards

SAN JOSÉ, CA — The largest advanced wastewater treatment facility in the Western United States, the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF), recently received a pair of awards for its Cogeneration Facility. The 14-megawatt facility provides on-site power and heat, replacing aging cogeneration equipment at the wastewater facility. Delivery …

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Stantec, Kleinfelder Awarded Architecture-Engineering Contract for Dam/Levee Safety by the US Army Corps of Engineers

SACRAMENTO, CA — The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Sacramento District has awarded Stantec and Kleinfelder an Architect-Engineer Civil Works/Dam Safety/Levee Safety Program Design Services contract with a capacity of $110 million. Partnering as Kleinfelder-Stantec, a joint venture, the firms will provide a full spectrum of design and construction …

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Stantec to Provide Support Services to County of Maui Office of Climate Change, Resilience, and Sustainability

WAILUKU, HI — Stantec, a global engineering, architecture, and consulting firm, has been selected by the County of Maui, Hawaii, to support the development and implementation of a whole-systems approach for its climate change, resilience, and sustainability program. The integrated approach, designed to build a resilient island community in …

AECOM Celebrates Groundbreaking of Intuit Dome, Future Home of the LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES, CA — AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, recently celebrated the groundbreaking of Intuit Dome, future home of the LA Clippers. AECOM previously announced that it is lead designer of the new arena and event venue in Inglewood, California. In addition, a joint venture of AECOM Hunt and …

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Caltrans Rebuilds SR 99 to Improve Safety and Traffic Flow in Live Oak

Caltrans has embarked on the $36 million State Road 99 Live Oak Streetscape, Safety, and Roadway Improvement Project to improve traffic flow and enhance local accessibility, with hopes that it will serve as a catalyst for revitalization of the local economy and downtown core of the City of Live Oak. …

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C.W. Driver Companies Completes Orange Coast College Language Arts and Social Science Building

COSTA MESA, CA — C.W. Driver Companies announces the completion of a $61.5-million Language Arts and Social Science Building at Orange Coast College (OCC). The three-story, 107,760-square-foot facility houses classrooms, office spaces, conferences rooms, and support spaces, including a computer lab for English as a Second Language, facilities for speech, …

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C.W. Driver Companies Completes Twenty by Six, a $34.8M Creative Office Center in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CA — C.W. Driver Companies announces completion of a six-story mixed-use office and retail space for LeBeau Realty & Associates in downtown San Diego. Together with the developer’s existing 20-story tower located at 451 A Street, the two buildings complete “Twenty by Six,” a creative office center designed …

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Newest Project on UCSF Mission Bay Campus Breaks Ground

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Global architecture, engineering, and consulting firm Stantec is an integrated design delivery partner — teamed with general contractor, Clark Construction — on the Block 34 Clinic Building facility, which has broken ground. The 182,800-square-foot, $335.8-million project is the newest addition to the University of California, San …

USDOT Announces up to $628.93M in TIFIA Credit Assistance for Orange County Transportation Authority’s I-405 Improvement Project

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces its Build America Bureau has provided a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) direct loan in the amount of up to $628.93 million to the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) for the I-405 Improvement Project. The department provides TIFIA …

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US Navy Selects WSM Pacific SIOP Joint Venture to Support West Coast Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, HI — Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Pacific has selected the WSM Pacific SIOP Joint Venture, comprising global engineering and design firms Stantec, WSP USA, and Moffatt & Nichol, to lead multidiscipline architect-engineer services as part of a five-year, $500-million single …

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Caltrans Expands US 101, the Gateway Between San Francisco and Silicon Valley

It’s an infrastructure issue that has existed for years wherever there are cars and roads. A highly trafficked, congested route should be expanded to allow for improved mobility. While the issue is obvious, financing is not. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is using a creative way to finance and …

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Caltrans Releases 2021 Strategic Plan for Interregional Transportation

SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has released its latest draft plan for highway and rail improvements that will more safely, efficiently, and sustainably move people and goods between different regions in the state.

The Interregional Transportation Strategic Plan (ITSP), which is updated every five years, guides …

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Hensel Phelps Receives Two 2021 DBIA Awards in California

SAN DIEGO, CA — With 22 years of continuous Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) award achievement, design-build projects continue to be an area of expertise for Hensel Phelps. Since their first design-build project delivery in 1977, Hensel Phelps has completed roughly 370 design-build projects nationwide. As the nation’s cities …

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R.D. Olson Repositions Historic Villa Park Orchards Building into Chapman University's New Sandi Simon Center for Dance

ORANGE, CA — R.D. Olson Construction, a general contracting firm in California, announces the construction of Chapman University’s Sandi Simon Center for Dance, a two-story facility designed to propel the university’s dance program to new levels of excellence. Located in Old Towne Orange, California, the project involves the adaptive …

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Caltrans and Golden State Bridge Restore Iconic Rio Vista Bridge Near Sacramento

The Rio Vista Bridge Emergency project will ensure electromechanical operational systems of this iconic bridge over the Sacramento River are reliable to avoid disruption to vehicular or marine traffic, while preserving the historic nature of the bridge.

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Clark Completes Largest Project in UC San Diego's History

SAN DIEGO, CA — After 26 months of construction, Clark Construction delivered the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood at University of California San Diego (UCSD), fulfilling UCSD’s vision of a fully integrated university community.

Spanning seven buildings, the community is the new home to Sixth College and features …

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C.W. Driver Companies Completes New Temecula Valley Campus for Mt. San Jacinto College

TEMECULA, CA — C.W. Driver Companies announces the completion of Mt. San Jacinto College’s (MSJC) Temecula Valley Campus, marking the first permanent campus for higher education in the city. The 350,000-square-foot facility will enable MSJC to expand access to the residents of Southwest Riverside County and the surrounding communities.

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H&E Opens New Branch in Fresno, California

FRESNO, CA — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of a new rental branch in Fresno, California, bringing the number of H&E California facilities to 11. The 10,000-square-foot facility sits on six acres with a fully fenced yard area, offices, parts warehouse, and a repair shop with five …

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HGA and Snøhetta Selected to Design New UC San Francisco Parnassus Research and Academic Building

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) has selected HGA and Snøhetta to design the new Research and Academic Building on its Parnassus Heights campus in San Francisco, California.

The Parnassus Research and Academic Building, known for now as the PRAB, will anchor the west end …

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MVE + Partners Celebrates Completion of Eight-Story Mixed-Use Community in Downtown Long Beach

LONG BEACH, CA — MVE + Partners (MVE), an architecture, planning, interiors, and urban design firm, announces the completion of a 285,415-square-foot infill mixed-use development in the heart of downtown Long Beach. Designed for developer Holland Partner Group, Volta on Pine features 271 apartment units, 1,300 square feet of …

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Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center Recognized by American Institute of Architects

DOWNEY, CA — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has recognized the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, California, in its 2021 Healthcare Design Awards program. SmithGroup led the development of a master plan, architectural and interior design for the complete transformation of the campus, creating a holistic, …

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SDSU’s Aztec Stadium Tops Out, Remains on Track for 2022 Grand Opening

SAN DIEGO, CA — The landscape at San Diego State University (SDSU) Mission Valley is rapidly evolving as construction progresses on the new Aztec Stadium. Clark Construction Group recently joined SDSU leaders, city officials, and guests to celebrate topping out the multi-use stadium. The topping out ceremony marks the completion …

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Stantec-Designed Covina Transit Center Opens to Public

COVINA, CA — The Foothill Transit Covina Transit Center, a Park & Ride facility, recently opened to the public offering residents a high-capacity transit alternative to access Downtown Los Angeles. Global integrated design firm Stantec planned and designed the transit center and surrounding retail and parking structure components in partnership …

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UC Davis Fully Opens Net Zero Student Housing Community with 3,290 Beds

DAVIS, CA — The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) recently hosted a grand opening for The Green at West Village, which includes 1.3 million square feet of student housing and amenity space. The $575-million project adds nearly 3,300 beds to the campus in apartment style units, helping the university …

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Burns & McDonnell, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Break Ground on Restoration Project

SAN DIEGO, CA — Burns & McDonnell recently joined Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to break ground on the Moosa Creek Restoration project. This project will convert and restore an out-of-use golf course into a natural riparian protected habitat and will support …

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C.W. Driver Companies Completes $25M Emergency Shelter in Orange County

SANTA ANA, CA — C.W. Driver Companies announces the completion of Yale Navigation Center, a 64,000-square-foot, two-story emergency homeless shelter in Santa Ana. Spearheaded by HomeAid Orange County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building new lives for families and individuals experiencing homelessness, the new facility will provide refuge for 275 …

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I-405 Improvement Eases Congestion for Los Angeles Commuters

Traffic is the bane of every driver. Yet, everyone knows that they will periodically run into it. Californians, and Los Angeles area drivers, in particular, are familiar with busy highways and traffic congestion. The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), in cooperation with The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is working …

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Stantec, XL Construction Start Construction on New UC Davis Health Administrative Building

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA — Global design firm Stantec and Northern California-based general contractor XL Construction have started construction of new administrative office spaces for UC Davis Health, designed to support members of the university’s executive leadership team, as well as employees in the finance, revenue, and IT departments. The office …

USDOT Announces up to $225M to SBCTA for Construction of the I-10 Corridor Express Lanes Project

LOS ANGELES, CA — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announces that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau has provided a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan of up to $225 million to the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) for the I-10 Corridor Express Lanes …

West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal Increases Airport Capacity, Provides Enhanced Technology and Passenger Comfort

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Turner Construction Company and PCL Construction joint venture team recently participated in the grand opening ceremony of the new West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. The completion of the terminal represents a major milestone for the City of Los …

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C.W. Driver Companies Breaks Ground on a New K-8 School in Irvine Unified School District

IRVINE, CA — C.W. Driver Companies recently commenced ground up construction on Solis Park School, a new K-8 school in Irvine Unified School District (IUSD). Located within District 5 of the Great Park Neighborhoods, Solis Park School will serve approximately 1,000 students in the new community of Rise, as well …

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Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project Wins Project of the Year from California Transportation Foundation

LOS ANGELES, CA — HNTB was part of the team honored with Project of the Year from the California Transportation Foundation for the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project. The project was one of four winners announced in advance of the 32nd Annual CTF Transportation Awards. Fourteen additional winners were announced …

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Nevada DOT Cleans Up I-80/580 and US 395 Interchanges with Spaghetti Bowl Xpress

If you’re in Reno and asking for directions and locals mention the Spaghetti Bowl, don’t think they are talking about an Italian restaurant. The Spaghetti Bowl is a nickname for the interchange linking Interstates 80 and 580 and U.S. 395. The ramps and angles, seen from overhead, look like strands …

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SoCal MWD Invests $19.6M in Water Recycling Project

SANTA MONICA, CA — The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s (MWD) board of directors has voted to provide funding of up to $19.6 million to the Santa Monica Sustainable Water Supply Project — a project that MWD says will benefit the entire region.

The recycled water and groundwater …

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Stantec-Designed Covina Transit Center Opens to the Public

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Foothill Transit Covina Transit Center, a Park & Ride facility, recently opened to the public offering residents a high-capacity transit alternative to access Downtown Los Angeles. Global integrated design firm Stantec planned and designed the transit center and surrounding retail and parking structure components in …

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Caltrans Improves Pavement Quality on I-10 Near Beaumont

There are three United States coast-to-coast interstates: I-10, I-80, and I-90. I-10, which originates just off the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, California, and continues to Jacksonville, Florida, is the southernmost cross-country highway in the country. It runs just over 2,460 miles and is the fourth longest interstate in the …

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Golden Empire Transit Welcomes Expanded Transit Center to CSUB Campus

BAKERSFIELD, CA — Golden Empire Transit (GET) recently celebrated the opening of its expanded transit center at California State University - Bakersfield (CSUB), marked by a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony. The public transportation provider has been working with global architecture and engineering firm Stantec, who provided architecture, lighting design, and …

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Hensel Phelps, CO Architects Awarded New UC Riverside School of Medicine Education Building

RIVERSIDE, CA — The Regents of the University of California confirmed the selection of Hensel Phelps + CO Architects for the construction of the School of Medicine’s new $84-million Education Building II (SOM ED II) at UC Riverside. The team was selected by the SOM ED II working group and …

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McCarthy Building Companies Constructs CSULB’s First Living Building Challenge Certified Buildings

The last time California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) had new student housing, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch were at the top of the charts.

That was 30 years ago.

Today, work is wrapping up on Parkside North Housing, CSULB’s first new dormitory in three decades. The $100 million …

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60 Swarm Projects Bring Vital Improvements to Heavily Used SR 60

A swarm of construction activity is bringing extensive upgrades to a heavily traveled corridor in Southern California. The “60 Swarm” is an impressive Caltrans undertaking of two projects along State Route 60 (SR 60) passing through the Caltrans District 8 counties of San Bernardino and Riverside – the Pavement Rehabilitation …

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C.W. Driver Companies Breaks Ground on New $70M Classroom Building at University of California, Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, CA — C.W. Driver Companies recently broke ground on the construction of a new four-story classroom building at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). The $78-million, 95,000-square-foot project includes approximately 2,000 seats of classroom space, which will house a variety of lecture halls, project-based learning spaces, and …

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Kiewit-Stantec Design-Build Team Breaks Ground on Groundwater Remediation Projects in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Kiewit-Stantec design-build team recently broke ground on two multi-year projects that together total $400 million and will help remediate water from the San Fernando Valley Groundwater Basin (SFB) for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). The SFB covers 226 square …

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Los Angeles World Airports Selects HOK+Arup for Three-Year Design and Planning On-Call Agreement

LOS ANGELES, CA — Joint venture led by HOK and Arup will provide architecture and engineering services for potential new building projects at Los Angeles International Airport and Van Nuys Airport.

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McCarthy Celebrates Topping Out at University of California San Diego Franklin Antonio Hall Engineering Facility

SAN DIEGO, CA — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. recently celebrated the topping out for the new Franklin Antonio Hall at University of California San Diego. Franklin Antonio Hall will serve as a new facility for undergraduate and graduate-student leaning, both inside and outside the classroom. The 200,000-square-foot building has been …

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C.W. Driver Breaks Ground on 95,000-Square-Foot Athletic Center for Pomona College

CLAREMONT, CA — C.W. Driver Companies recently broke ground on the expansion of Pomona College’s Athletic and Recreation Center. The construction cost of the project is $43 million. The new 95,000-square-foot facility will provide additional space for the Pomona-Pitzer athletics program, while boosting health and wellness for all members of …

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Kleinfelder/Stantec Team Supporting Critical California Levee Projects for the US Army Corps of Engineers

SACRAMENTO, CA — The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Sacramento District selected Kleinfelder and Stantec to provide engineering services for levee improvements on the Sacramento River in Northern California. The design project consists of seepage/stability improvements along the Sacramento River East Levee (SREL) downstream of the American River confluence …

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MBH Architects Completes Mixed-Use Development, 300 Grant Ave

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — California-based MBH Architects announces the completion of 300 Grant Ave, a ground-up, 70,000-square-foot retail and office mixed-use development located in the heart of San Francisco’s downtown shopping district. The Lincoln Property Company development will breathe new life and opportunity to the corner of Grant Avenue and …

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Stantec-Designed San Ysidro Land Port of Entry Named ACEC California’s Top Engineering Project

SACRAMENTO, CA — The Stantec-designed San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (LPOE) Phase 2 modernization and expansion project was recently named the 2021 Golden State Award winner by American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), California. The Golden State Award is the highest honor ACEC California bestows as part of …

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C.W. Driver Completes $32M Crown Valley Park Community Building in Laguna Niguel

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA — C.W. Driver Companies, a builder serving California since 1919, announces the completion of the Crown Valley Park Community Building in Laguna Niguel. The $32-million, 30,000-square-foot community center and pool offers common spaces, classrooms, and fitness areas for residents to participate in a range of community …

HOK to Design New Computer Science Building for USC

LOS ANGELES, CA — HOK is designing a computer science building for the University of Southern California on its University Park Campus near downtown Los Angeles. As the result of a gift from Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg, the university is able to build a 102,000-square-foot home for the USC …

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Orange County Transportation Authority Selects Stantec to Design New Transit Security and Operations Center

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Global design firm Stantec has been selected by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) to design a new $38-million Transit Security and Operations Center (TSOC). The TSOC will address the needs and requirements of OCTA’s operations with the goal of supporting job duties, efficiency, functionality, communication, …

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Rosamond-Mojave Rehab Underway in Kern County

A $73 million improvement project in Kern County, California, the two-year Rosamond-Mojave Rehabilitation Project will add 40 years of life to State Route 14.

“This project will completely rehabilitate the northbound and southbound lanes for this 8-mile stretch of State Route 14, covering 32 lane miles in total,” says Michael …

AECOM to Upgrade One of the Largest Wastewater Treatment Plants in the US

LOS ANGELES, CA — AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, announces that it has been selected to perform work through an Energy Savings Performance Contract for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts’ Joint Water Pollution Control Plant (JWPCP) in Carson, California. The contract includes upgrades to the pure oxygen production …

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Construction Begins on Anderson Brulé Architects-Designed Behavioral & Social Sciences Building at El Camino College

TORRANCE, CA — Anderson Brulé Architects (ABA) was selected to complete the architectural planning and design for El Camino College’s (ECC) Behavioral & Social Sciences (BSS) Building. As part of the ongoing campus facilities program at ECC, made possible by bond Measure E, the project recently broke ground and the …

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Orange County I-5 Project Adds New Carpool Lanes to Busy Corridor

With the completion of the I-5 Central County Improvements Project, an essential transportation link in the central part of Orange County now generates less traffic congestion, fewer bottlenecks, and improved traffic operations along the section of I-5 between SR 55 and SR 57.

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), in …

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Three HOK-Designed Projects Win AIA San Mateo Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — AIA San Mateo’s annual design awards honor outstanding achievements in architecture and design across San Mateo County in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Citation Award: BioMed Life Sciences Campus – Foster City, California
This new life sciences campus for BioMed supports the collaboration and innovation …
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California Transportation Commission Staff Recommends $2B in New Projects that Will Create More Than 100,000 Jobs

SACRAMENTO, CA — California Transportation Commission staff released their recommendations for $2 billion in new projects to reduce traffic, improve goods movement, increase transit service, and invest in bicycle and pedestrian improvements. The projects would create more than 100,000 jobs throughout the state over the next several years.

The $2 …

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C.W. Driver Companies Completes $12M Flintridge Preparatory School Bachmann Collaboration Building

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, CA — C.W. Driver Companies announces the completion of the new Bachmann Collaboration Building at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Cañada Flintridge, California. Serving grades seven through 12, the new 18,000-square-foot, three-story building includes laboratories, art studios, classrooms, meeting rooms, and offices where students and faculty will …

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C.W. Driver Companies Completes $36M Orange Coast College Kinesiology and Aquatics Pavilion

COSTA MESA, CA — C.W. Driver Companies announces the completion of the new Kinesiology and Aquatics Pavilion at Orange Coast College (OCC) in Costa Mesa. The new 88,000-square-foot athletics center features expanded and modernized space for a variety of OCC programs, including physical education, athletics, sports medicine, and kinesiology studies. …

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Delta Sky Way at LAX Project Tops Out Ahead of Schedule

LOS ANGELES, CA — Hensel Phelps joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Delta, and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) representatives, architect of record ARUP, and hundreds of teaming partners to celebrate the topping out on the Delta Air Lines Terminal 2 and 3 Modernization project at Los Angeles International …

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Eye-Catching Aesthetics Boost Curb Appeal of New Student Dorm at Cal State LA

This year holds exciting prospects for one of America’s thriving epicenters of higher education. California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is currently on track to complete its Student Housing East project in time to welcome students for the fall semester.

The new traditional-style student housing will be the …

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Construction Begins on UC Irvine's New College of Health Sciences Complex

IRVINE, CA — Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company, architecture and engineering firm HED, and architecture firm The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) announce that construction is under way on a nine-acre health sciences complex at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).

The site will include a five-story, 135,111-square-foot building for the …

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Hawaii DOT Harbors Division Announces Award for Critical Improvements Project

HONOLULU, HI — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announces that the Kapalama Container Terminal Phase 2 project has been awarded to Kiewit Infrastructure West, which will complete the cornerstone project for the Harbors Modernization Plan. The project is the largest capital improvement project in Hawaii harbors' history. It …

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McCarthy Builds MarinHealth Medical Center Expansion Into Challenging Terrain

The new, $535 million Oak Pavilion at MarinHealth Medical Center in Greenbrae, California, nestles in a hill composed of bedrock, with mud-like bay soil on the opposite side of the site. During construction, design-builder McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., of San Francisco dealt with record rainstorms and an unprecedented pandemic. …

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McCarthy Celebrates Steel Topping Out at Aperture Del Mar Life Sciences & Technology Campus

SAN DIEGO, CA — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. recently celebrated the concrete topping out at the new Aperture Del Mar life sciences campus in San Diego. Aperture is a reconsideration of what a creative tech and life science innovation campus should be, featuring a fully integrated campus designed to elevate …

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Modular Design and Construction

Once considered an outlier, modular design and construction has gained tremendous popularity in the hospitality industry in the past few years. Modular offers a number of inherent advantages that render it attractive to owners and developers, including speed to market, construction efficiencies, reduced risk, and higher quality control. As a …

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Stantec to Lead Multibillion-Dollar Initiative to Supply Local Sustainable Water to San Diego’s 1.4M Residents

SAN DIEGO, CA — The Pure Water San Diego program recently reached a critical milestone, paving the way for Phase 1 of the $3-billion program to supply local, sustainable water to San Diego’s more than 1.4 million residents. The project secured a first-of-its-kind National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit to …

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Burns & McDonnell Breaks Ground on Design-Build Emergency Operations Center Project at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

LIVERMORE, CA — Focused on strengthening the nation’s critical infrastructure, Burns & McDonnell recently joined the National Nuclear Security Administration, Lawrence Livermore National Security, RMW Architects and Interiors, Forell/Elsesser Structural Engineers, and RHAA Landscape Architects to break ground on two new facilities, an emergency operations center (EOC), and …

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C.W. Driver Companies Completes Construction on $71.5M CSU Dominguez Hills Science and Innovation Building

CARSON, CA — C.W. Driver Companies announces that it has completed construction on California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) new $71.5-million Science & Innovation Building. The 87,000-square-foot facility features laboratories, faculty offices, and classrooms that will help prepare the university’s students for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). …

FTA Announces $1.2B Grant Agreement for San Francisco Transbay Corridor Core Capacity Project

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $1.2-billion grant agreement with the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) for the Transbay Corridor Core Capacity project in San Francisco, California.

"This investment in California will improve public transportation and support …

HDR Selected to Lead Program Management of Far-Reaching Rail Expansion in Southern California

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) has selected HDR to provide program management services for Phase 1 of the transformative Southern California Optimized Rail Expansion program. The $10-billion capital improvement program, developed to take a proactive approach to growing populations and service demands, will make …

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Nevada DOT Combats North Valleys Population Boom with US 395 Project

The North Valleys region is in northwest Nevada, near the California border. The area, which includes Reno at its southern end, has seen tremendous population growth over the last 30 years and more is projected. In lieu of this, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is in the midst of …

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UC Davis Completes Phase I of Nation’s Largest Student Housing Project

DAVIS, CA — The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) opened the first phase of The Green at West Village student housing project, adding more than 1,000 beds to the university’s West Village neighborhood. Once the entire project is complete, the housing complex will add nearly 3,300 beds to the …

California Transportation Commission Announces More Than $1.6B for Transportation Projects

SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) recently allocated more than $1.6 billion for transportation projects throughout the state, including about $1.3 billion for State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) projects, the California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) “fix-it-first” program aimed at preserving the condition of the State …

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Announces CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards Recipients

SCHAUMBURG, IL — The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) announces the results of their biennial CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards program. Of the entries received, eight projects were selected to receive recognition.

Project entries were evaluated on the basis of: satisfaction of owners objectives, development of innovative solutions, maximizing …

Hawthorne Cat Opens New Kauai Branch Location in Hawaii

KAUAI, HI — Hawthorne Cat, the exclusive Cat equipment dealer in San Diego, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Pacific Region, announces the opening of its newest location on Kauai, Hawaii. Construction on the Hawthorne Kauai branch was recently completed and is now open for business.

"With our new facility, …

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McCarthy Completes Construction of 250MW Gateway Energy Storage Project, the Largest Battery Storage Project in the World

SAN DIEGO, CA — McCarthy Building Companies’ Renewable Energy & Storage group recently completed construction of LS Power’s 250 megawatt (MW) Gateway Energy Storage Project in San Diego County, California. LS Power’s Gateway system became the largest operational battery storage facility in the world when it was fully energized …

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Sequoia Equipment Supports Team Rubicon Fire Recovery in California

NILAND, CA — CASE Construction Equipment dealer Sequoia Equipment supported Team Rubicon with equipment in a recent heavy equipment operation clearing sites and debris from a wildfire that swept through Niland, California on June 28, 2020. Team Rubicon volunteers braved scorching temperatures that averaged 112 degrees to remove more than …

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SR 60 Truck Lanes to Improve Safety in the Badlands

A $138 million project adding truck lanes to State Route 60 in the Badlands of Western Riverside County, California, aims to improve safety, reduce congestion and bring the road through mountainous terrain and steep grades up to current highway design standards.

“This is a safety project,” says Bryce Johnston, …

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C.W. Driver Breaks Ground on First California Funded Design-Build Project at Long Beach City College

LONG BEACH, CA — C.W. Driver Companies, a builder serving California since 1919, commences the ground-up construction of a 96,000-square-foot, multi-disciplinary facility for Long Beach City College. The $48.2-million, three-story facility is the first design-build project funded by the state of California and will house a variety of academic …

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Island Community Restores Original Charm While Mitigating Flooding with Belgard Cambridge Cobble Pavers

FOSTER CITY, CA — Built along the edges of several canals in Foster City, California, the Island J complex has been compared to Santorini, Greece, for its flat roofs and linear patterns, as well as its cobblestone streets. When the city was developed 60 years ago, the architect insisted on …

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Nevada DOT Expands US 50

The 1860’s were a violent and bloody era in American History as the Civil War raged for the first half of the decade. The Pony Express, which is synonymous with the Old West, existed during the early part of the 1860’s as well. The 1,800-mile route that ran from St. …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Over $273M in Grants to 184 Airports in 41 States, Six Territories

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will award more than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall …

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Caltrans Opens the Tioga Pass

An annual tradition, dating back decades, Caltrans cleared and reopened State Route 120 west, the Tioga Pass, on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County, California, in May.

“It’s a major project every spring to open this seasonal pass,” says Terry Erlwein, Deputy District …

CII and MIMOSA Join Forces to Move Interoperability Forward for Capital Projects

AUSTIN, TX — CII and MIMOSA announce their collaboration to adopt and progress the standards for an open, vendor neutral digital ecosystem supporting data and systems interoperability in capital projects, operations, and maintenance enabling digital transformation of the full asset lifecycle.

The MOU establishes the basis for a CII/MIMOSA Joint …

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Hensel Phelps Awarded P-463 SOF Undersea Operational Training Facility

OAHU, HI — NAVFAC Hawaii awarded Hensel Phelps the $54.2-million design-build P-463 SOF Undersea Operational Training Facility located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Oahu, Hawaii.

The project involves the design and construction of a two-story, 54,380-square-foot operations training center that will support a variety of functions, including operator and …

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Largest P3 Social Infrastructure Project in US History Completed at UC Merced

MERCED, CA — After four years, a coalition of organizations has completed the largest public-private partnership (P3) social infrastructure project in U.S. history. The 1.2-million-gross-square-foot campus expansion, known as University of California (UC) Merced 2020, was officially delivered to the university.

"This project will enable UC's newest and fastest-growing campus …

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Rosendin Project at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recognized for Excellence

SAN JOSE, CA — Rosendin, an electrical contracting employee-owned firm, was recently honored for its work using innovative technology solutions to enhance fan experiences at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Rosendin was recently awarded the 2020 Integration Award Best Large Venue Project by CE Pro/Commercial Integrator for its work …

AECOM-Canyon Partners, The Martin Group Secure Construction Loan for a Sacramento State Student Housing Development Project

SACRAMENTO, CA — AECOM-Canyon Partners (ACP), in a joint venture with The Martin Group, announces the closing of a $73.3-million senior construction loan from Pacific Western Bank to begin the transit-oriented development of Wexler on 65th, a mid-rise student housing project near California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State).

The …

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BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Begins Revenue Service

SAN JOSE, CA — The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) recently opened the Berryessa Extension for revenue service. The milestone marks the culmination of the first phase of the BART Silicon Valley Extension Program that is expanding BART service into Santa Clara …

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C.W. Driver Breaks Ground on $38M Reconstruction of Menifee Valley Middle School

MENIFEE, CA — C.W. Driver Companies recently broke ground on a reconstruction project for Menifee Valley Middle School. The $38-million, 71,277-square-foot project, which will help transition the campus to a magnet school focused on visual and performing arts, includes the addition of two new classroom buildings, restorations to the Visual …

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Herman Construction Group Completes Build-Outs of Two COVID-19 Emergency Response Field Hospitals in California

SAN DIEGO, CA — Herman Construction Group announces that it has completed several fast-track build-outs of COVID-19 emergency response field hospitals and surge hospitals in California, one in San Diego County and a second in Tulare County. The company began the projects early in April and completed both within two …

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Multiple Road Projects Transform SR 20 in Yuba County

Three road projects currently under construction along the State Route 20 corridor in Yuba County will provide major improvements to the highway – widening shoulders, straightening curves, flattening several hills to increase motorists’ sight distance, and other substantial changes.

SR 20 in the Yuba County area, a section of an …

Orange County Water District Awarded $3.6M Grant to Increase Region's Drinking Water Supply

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA — The Orange County Water District (OCWD) was awarded a $3.6-million grant from the California Department of Water Resources Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) grant program for use toward the construction of its Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) Final Expansion project.

Operational since 2008, the GWRS is undergoing …

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A $600M Multi-Agency Infrastructure Initiative Enhances Trade and Mobility at San Diego/Mexico Border

Trade between the U.S. and Mexico increased 45 percent over the past decade – but insufficient capacity at existing border crossings in the San Diego/Baja California region costs the two countries billions of dollars in economic output each year.

In 2018, 73 percent of all border truck trade between California …

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C.W. Driver Companies and Miller Hull Complete Nation’s First Zero Net Energy Archive Facility

SAN DIEGO, CA — C.W. Driver Companies, a builder serving California since 1919, in partnership with The Miller Hull Partnership, an architecture, planning, urban, and interior architecture firm, announces the completion of the County of San Diego’s new East County Office and Archives office in Santee. The single-story, …

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Construction Begins on Lynda and Stewart Resnick Student Union at Fresno State

FRESNO, CA — National architecture and engineering firm HED, with McCarthy Building Companies, recently joined Fresno State, a California State University, at a groundbreaking for construction of their new Lynda and Stewart Resnick Student Union.

More than 50 years ago, Fresno State's existing Student Union was built to …

Fullerton College Design and Development Team Breaks Ground on New Instructional Building

SAN DIEGO, CA — BNBuilders, Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects (RNT Architects), and Fullerton College recently marked the groundbreaking of the campus' upcoming $54-million Instructional Building and Central Utility Plant (CUP) Upgrade. The Instructional Building and CUP Upgrade is the community college's first new construction in 10 years, and its …

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Hensel Phelps Design-Build Team Selected for New State of California Campus in Sacramento’s River District

SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Department of General Services (DGS) recently awarded the Richards Boulevard Office Complex (RBOC) to the Hensel Phelps/ZGF with Dreyfuss + Blackford team.

The RBOC is a campus environment with buildings that will include people-focused podiums, office towers with a variety of amenities, and …

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Kleinfelder Receives ACEC California Engineering Excellence Merit Award for Willow Street Bridge Replacement Project

SAN DIEGO, CA — The American Council of Engineering Companies of California (ACEC California) recognized the City of Chula Vista (City) and primary design consultant Kleinfelder with an Engineering Excellence Merit Award for the Willow Street Bridge Replacement Project. The project was praised for providing the local community with a …

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R.D. Olson Construction Breaks Ground on Six-Acre Mixed-Use Community in Westminster

IRVINE, CA — R.D. Olson Construction, a general contracting firm in California, announces the ground-up construction of Bolsa Row, a mixed-use development in the heart of Westminster’s Little Saigon District. Situated on a six-acre lot, the project will include a 225,000-square-foot apartment complex, retail space, a five-story, full-service hotel, …

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Jacobs Selected to Design Commercial Waste Building for Sacramento County

SACRAMENTO, CA — Jacobs was selected by the Sacramento County Department of Waste Management and Recycling (DWMR) to deliver consulting and design services for a new commercial waste building at the county's North Area Recovery Station (NARS) in North Highlands.

Opened in 1972, NARS operates as the sole, full service …

Rudolph and Sletten Awarded Two Projects Collectively Valued at $157M

SAN CARLOS, CA — Tutor Perini Corporation, a civil, building and specialty construction company, announces that its subsidiary, Rudolph and Sletten, has been awarded the following projects collectively valued at approximately $157 million:

Project Name and Location: APEX, San Diego, California
Owner: BioMed Realty
Contract Value: $78.9 million …

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Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center Opens New Hospital Tower

CHULA VISTA, CA — Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center recently opened its new $244-million hospital tower. The 197,000-square-foot tower will add 106 private patient rooms; six large operating rooms, including the South Bay’s only hybrid room, which allows for advanced surgical and imaging procedures in the same room; a panoramic …

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Skyscraper Inches Towards Approval in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The Planning Commission in San Francisco has approved a new 61-story, 806-foot mixed-use tower at Transbay Center. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects for a group led by developer Hines, if approved and built as currently planned, it would be the city’s fifth-tallest building.

The …

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C.W. Driver Companies Completes Construction on El Capitan High School Events Center

LAKESIDE, CA — C.W. Driver Companies, a builder celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year, has completed construction on the new $10.7-million, 15,000-square-foot event center for Grossmont Union High School District’s (UHSD) El Capitan High School. Consisting of two buildings on the campus’ south side, the facility adds band, drama …

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LA Metro Turns to Gannett Fleming to Lead Major Rail Line as Part of Twenty-Eight by ’28 Project

LOS ANGELES, CA — Providing access to jobs, retail centers and tourism destinations. Connecting San Fernando Valley riders with two regional commuter rail lines and bus rapid transit. Launching a major light rail component of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Twenty-Eight by ‘28 campaign. Enabling easy access …

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San Ysidro Land Port of Entry Celebrates Completion of $741M Expansion

SAN YSIDRO, CA — The General Services Administration’s (GSA) San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (LPOE) — the busiest land border crossing in the Western Hemisphere — celebrated the official completion of a $741-million, three-phase expansion project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The LPOE currently processes an average of 70,000 northbound …

C.W. Driver Breaks Ground on Orange County College Language Arts and Social Science Building

COSTA MESA, CA — C.W. Driver Companies, a builder celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, recently broke ground on Orange Coast College’s (OCC) new $50-million Language Arts and Social Science Building. The three-story, 107,760-square-foot building is part of a larger initiative to modernize the campus and accommodate its expanding …

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Revised Design for San Francisco Tower Submitted

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The proposed tower on Transbay Parcel F, in downtown San Francisco, has gone through a redesign that shaved off space and planned housing.

The developers pushing to build it asked the San Francisco Planning Commission to approve a series of changes to relevant zoning plans.

The …

R.D. Olson Construction Completes $24M Mixed-Use Development in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA — R.D. Olson Construction, a general contracting firm in California, has completed construction on The Curve at West Angeles, a 70-unit, 80,000-square-foot affordable mixed-use community in the Park Mesa Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. The art deco-style project is a joint venture between Related California and …

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C.W. Driver Begins Construction on $43.3M Temecula Valley Campus for Mt. San Jacinto College

TEMECULA, CA — C.W. Driver Companies, a builder celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year, recently commenced construction on Mt. San Jacinto College’s (MSJC) new $43.3-million, 350,000-square-foot Temecula Valley Campus. Consisting of a seismic retrofit and tenant improvement of an existing five-story office building, the new campus will allow MSJC …

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H. Hendy Associates Completes Innovation Center, Workspace for Business Software Firm

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — H. Hendy Associates (Hendy), an interior architecture and planning firm, announces the re-design completion of 3366 Via Lido. Business software company SAP now occupies the space that is home to its new Southern California-based Innovation Center and HanaHaus. Designed to be a beacon for innovation and …

USDOT Announces $157M in Infrastructure Grants to 34 Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) will award $157 million in airport infrastructure grants to 34 airports in 19 states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is the sixth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation …

R.D. Olson Construction Completes Chapman University Student Housing Project

ORANGE, CA — R.D. Olson Construction, a general contracting firm in California, has completed The K, a 401-bed, 123,562-square-foot student housing project for Chapman University. Designed to reflect the historic charm of Old Towne Orange, the four-story structure will help accommodate Chapman University’s growth and will be occupied for …

FRA Announces More Than $326M in Grants to Support Railroad Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announces the recipients of more than $326 million in grant funds under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program and the Special Transportation Circumstances Program, for a variety of state and local railroad infrastructure projects. …

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C.W. Driver Breaks Ground on Kinesiology and Athletics Complex at Orange Coast College

COSTA MESA, CA — C.W. Driver Companies recently broke ground on the new $36-million Orange Coast College (OCC) Kinesiology and Athletics Complex. The 88,000-square-foot, multi-building complex is one part of a broader project to revitalize and modernize OCC’s campus, and one of three projects for OCC currently being constructed by …

CEMEX Provides Concrete, Aggregates to Largest Bridge Project Ever in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA — CEMEX USA announces that it is providing concrete, including a specialized self-consolidating mix, along with thousands of tons of aggregates for the largest bridge project in the history of Los Angeles, California — the replacement of the iconic Sixth Street Viaduct Bridge.

The original 3,500-foot bridge, …

C.W. Driver Companies Completes $15.9M San Diego Mesa College Fine Arts Center

SAN DIEGO, CA — C.W. Driver Companies announces the completion of the new $15.9-million San Diego Mesa College Fine Arts Building — a four-story, 26,500-square-foot facility that unites the program’s departments into a single modernized building. The new space facilitates experiential teaching and collaboration, enhancing the department’s ability to provide …

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C.W. Driver Companies Completes New $5.4M Building for Braille Institute Anaheim Center

ANAHEIM, CA — C.W. Driver Companies announces the completion of the Braille Institute Anaheim Center, a 14,700-square-foot building on the institute’s existing campus. The new building replaces the institute’s former multi-structure facility and provides a larger unified space optimized to serve more visually impaired children, adults and seniors from Orange, …

R.D. Olson Construction Breaks Ground on AC Hotel Wailea

WAILEA, HI — R.D. Olson Construction, a general contracting firm in California, announces the ground-up construction of AC Hotel Wailea, a 70,000-square-foot, four-story estate hotel located on the south side of Maui County in Wailea, Hawaii. Situated on a three-acre lot, the 110-room hotel will include one-bedroom suites and …

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USDOT Announces $705.7M in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces more than $705.7 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 34 states, as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and …