The $1.01-billion project at Sacramento International Airport, the largest capital improvement program in Sacramento County history, was completed in October 2011—four months earlier than planned and $60 million under budget.
Completed in July 2011, this $7.1-million library remodel and expansion included adding a community space, technology and teen services, a kitchen, a café and a bookstore as well as giving an overall face-lift to the aging 1970 building.
It takes time and skill to weave authentic Native American baskets. But when those baskets are made of a few hundred tons of concrete and steel, and are being constructed next to a busy freeway, the task can be tricky. “Working around traffic has been a big challenge on this project because of site constraints and safety,” says Gary Baker, director of construction for the Foothill Extension Construction Authority, the entity in charge of the project.Located along the 210 Freeway in Arcadia, about 10 miles northeast of Los Angeles, the “baskets” are actually columns supporting the $18.6-million “Gateway to the
A new government center facility in Vacaville was dedicated last month and named in honor of former county supervisor and Vacaville mayor William J. Carroll, the first Solano County building named in honor of an individual. Photo courtesy of Turner Construction The new William J. Carroll government center. Carroll contributed 36 years of public service and was an active supporter of health care. The 38,864-sq-ft facility features a public health clinic; a dental clinic; employment and eligibility services; mental health services; women, infants and children services; special inspection bureau; substance abuse services; public health nurse; child welfare services; and older
When the Exploratorium science museum in San Francisco relocates next spring to a new $220-million waterside home, visitors no doubt will marvel first at the spectacular views of San Francisco Bay from the building's perch on Piers 15 and 17. Related Links: Engineering News Record Architectural Record But even at second glance, museumgoers probably won't spot another important aspect of the new facility: a network of heating, cooling, water-use and other systems that the building team hopes will achieve its goal of net-zero energy use—a lofty target for a major museum.Visitors surely won't see a third key component of the
Tilden-Coil Constructors broke ground recently in Santa Ana on a luxury apartment complex called The Marke @ South Coast Metro. Image courtesy of Lyon Communities The Marke The developer on the project, which is scheduled for completion next year, is Lyon Communities, Newport Beach. The architect is COE Architecture International, Culver City.The mixed-use complex will feature 300 apartments, ranging in size from 720 to 1,470 sq ft and includes 2,551 sq ft of retail space.The nearly full acre of rooftop amenities include a resort-style pool and spa with multiple entertainment areas and private cabanas, an outdoor sports bar, and 7,600-sq-ft
The 38 winners, along with an Overall Best Project winner, reviewed by a panel of judges, will be featured in the Dec. 3, 2012 issue of ENR California. The winners will also be honored at the annual Best Projects breakfast, scheduled for Dec. 6, 2012, at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel.
The Port of Los Angeles has issued a Request for Qualifications for the redevelopment of Ports O’Call Village, located along the port’s main channel and adjacent to downtown San Pedro and the Harbor Freeway (I-110). Photo courtesy of Port of Los Angeles Ports O'Call Village The RFQs are due Sept. 21. A developer will be chosen in late 2012, according to Phillip Sanfield, a spokesman for the Port of Los Angeles, with transactional approval by the Harbor Commission in 2013. Construction should start next year as well. Sanfield said the leases for the businesses at Ports O’Call are scheduled to
Florida Dept. of Transportation investigators are assessing damage to the Pensacola Bay Bridge, which sustained multiple impacts from two construction barges unmoored by Hurricane Sally’s storm-driven waves on Sept. 15.