ENR California’s April issue will feature a ranking of the biggest projects to break ground during 2015. The list will include 25 (or more) of California's largest starts.
These top construction starts total tens of billions of dollars in construction activity for California and Hawaii. All of these projects are valued at more than $150 million.
The project starts are listed alphabetically below. 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 section will also feature interviews with key members from some 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 $150 million that began construction in 2014? Please let us know in the comments field below. 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.
Ballpark Village, San Diego
Barren Ridge Renewable Transmission Line, Lancaster
Beacon Solar Energy Photovoltaic Power Plant, Mojave
Blythe Solar Power Project, Blythe
Broadcom Research and Development Campus, Irvine
Cal Poly SLO Student Housing South, San Luis Obispo
Central + Wolfe, Sunnyvale
Circa Residential Condominiums, Los Angeles
East County Detention Center, Indio
Fig Central, Los Angeles
Graton Rancheria Resort Hotel, Rohnert Park
Henrietta 102 MW Solar Power Plant, Kings County
California High Speed Rail Construction Pkg. #1, Madera - Fresno
McCoy 250-MW Solar Power Plant, Blythe
Metropolis Phase 2, Los Angeles
Moscone Center Expansion, San Francisco
Pio Pico Energy Center Power Plant, San Diego
Purple Line Extension (Westside Subway) Phase 1, Los Angeles
Rinconada Water Treatment Plant Reliability Improvement, Los Gatos
Silvery Towers Luxury Apartments, San Jose
State Route 91 Corridor Improvement, Corona
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Los Angeles
UCSD Graduate and Professional Student Housing, La Jolla
Westfield Century City Expansion, Los Angeles
WHHS Morris Hyman Critical Care Pavilion, Fremont