Dina Kimble (left), president of Royal Electric Co., was officially installed as AGC of California’s president for 2022 by Mike Blach of Blach Construction at the association’s annual Installation and Gala Awards in Sacramento on March 11. Blach served as the association’s president for consecutive years 2020 and 2021. Kimble is the first woman to serve as president of the California chapter.
At the same event, AGC of California announced the winners of the Constructor Awards, the Construction Education Friend Award and Achievement Awards.
AGC of California’s Constructor Awards program recognizes members’ achievements for their skill, undertakings and ability to address the challenges that contractors encounter.
Photo courtesy of the PENTA Building Group
The PENTA Building Group gathered more than a thousand industry construction workers across California, Nevada and Arizona for its 15th Annual Safety Kick-off. PENTA hosted assemblies and educational seminars, which aimed to ensure safety remains top-of-mind for contractors and their employees, subcontractors and partners.
Spanning several weeks and concluding in March, PENTA made stops at baseball stadiums in San Bernardino and Anaheim, Calif., as well as Las Vegas and Phoenix to gather industry professionals and deliver its message of jobsite safety prioritization. Pictured is the event that took place at Angels Stadium in Anaheim.
Photo courtesy of Skanska USA
Skanska USA recently hosted a workshop for approximately 50 Girl Scouts in celebration of Women in Construction Week. Architects, engineers and designers from the firm led girls, seniors and ambassadors from the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles through an exploration of sustainable architecture practices, career opportunities and a panel discussion.
After a presentation on Skanska’s upcoming development in the Arts District, the Girl Scouts had the chance to draw up plans for the retail space at the base of the building, breaking into small groups with mentors from Skanska’s commercial development and civil teams to draft ideas based on the knowledge they had learned throughout the day.
“Skanska Architecture Day” took place at the 6th Street Bridge in downtown Los Angeles, one of the firm’s ongoing projects, enabling Girl Scouts to safely explore a working jobsite.
Photo courtesy of Sundt Construction
In March, Sundt Construction celebrated the topping out at Southwestern College’s new Institutional Technology building in San Diego.
College staff and faculty as well as design and construction team members attended a ceremony commemorating the structure’s last steel beam placement.
The $18-million, single-story facility will house office space, a conference room and the community college’s data center. The 18,500-sq-ft project is being designed and built to achieve net-zero energy usage. Construction started in summer 2021. The design features glass curtain walls, metal-clad sunshades and concrete tilt-wall panels.