ENR California’a April issue will feature a ranking of the biggest projects to break ground during 2013. The list will include 25 (or more) of California's largest starts, and new this year, Hawaii's top 5 project starts. 

These top construction starts total over $11 billion in construction activity for the construction industry in California and Hawaii. All of these projects are valued at well over $100 million. 

The project starts are listed alphabetically below, along with the cities where they are being built. Be sure to read the April edition of ENR California to learn where each of these projects rank, and to find out additional information such as construction costs and project teams. The Top Starts 2013 section will also feature interviews with key members of the project teams.

The following list is preliminary, and is subject to change as additional information becomes available prior to publication of the ranking. Think we've missed a project over $100 million that began construction in 2013? Please let us know in the comments field below or via email at ENR.california@mhfi.com. Note a project start is defined as the beginning of construction activity on the job site, as opposed to just the start of pre-construction or a formal ground-breaking ceremony. 


15th Street & Island Avenue, San Diego

222 Second Street, San Francisco

Altman Clinical & Translational Research Institute, La Jolla

Antelope Valley Solar Power Plant, Kern County

Bradley West Core Renovation/East Ramp and Concourse Demo Project, Los Angeles

Campo Verde Solar Facility, El Centro

Delta LAX Terminal 5 Renovation, Los Angeles

East County ECO Substation Project, Jacumba

Facebook West Campus - Menlo Park Phase 2, Menlo Park

Folsom Dam Modifications Phase IV, Folsom

Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement, Long Beach

Michelson Water Recycling Plant Biosolids Energy & Recovery Facilities Project, Irvine

Perris Valley Line Commuter Rail Extension, Riverside

Samsung American Headquarters, San Jose

San Diego Airport Consolidated Rental Car Facility, San Diego

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Renovation/Expansion, San Francisco

Santa Clara Family Justice Center, San Jose

Scattergood Unit 3 Repowering Project, Los Angeles

Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Storage Replacement, Los Angeles

Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto

The Runway Mixed Use, Playa Del Rey

Third Street Light Rail Phase 2 - Central Subway, San Francisco

Transbay Tower, San Francisco

UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Guest Center, Los Angeles

Wilshire Grand Tower, Los Angeles



801 South Street Condos Phase 1, Honolulu

Ewa Wing Expansion - Ala Moana Center, Honolulu

One Ala Moana (Residential Tower), Honolulu

Ritz Waikiki Tower Residences, Honolulu

Symphony Honolulu Condominium Tower, Honolulu