The design-build project team for the airport administration building at San Diego International Airport (SDIA) celebrated the structural steel topping off on Nov. 9. Sundt Construction is leading the team building the 130,000-sq-ft structure. With the structural topping off, the project is about one year away from completion. The milestone was marked with a ceremony that included the signing of the final steel beam and a barbecue.

Wear Pink Day

Photo courtesy McCarthy Building Cos.

Project teams throughout McCarthy Building Cos.’ southern Pacific region celebrated Wear Pink Day on Oct. 26 in recognition and support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Employees in offices and on jobsites sported bright pink T-shirts with the breast cancer awareness ribbons.

Chumash Museum Highway Beautification project

Rendering courtesy The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

Caltrans broke ground on the $1.3-million Chumash Museum Highway Beautification project along a stretch of State Route 246 near Santa Ynez in October. The project will improve the connection between the roadway and the Santa Ynez Chumash Museum and Cultural Center currently under construction (rendering at left). The half-mile section will include artistic fencing, native plant landscaping, upgraded irrigation using recycled water, decorative crosswalks for pedestrians and bicyclists and better directional signage. The project is among 126 Clean California beautification projects worth $312 million that were designed to transform communities and create connectivity along the state highway system.