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Technology in Construction at SBC

We’re sure you’ve felt the positive impacts of technology in your own lives (you might even be reading this on your phone), and we have as well. Here at South Bay Construction, we’re always on the lookout for new tools to help us build, both our company and buildings for you. We want to share ...

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Project Spotlight: Bringing People Together

This project was for a client in the semiconductor industry that South Bay Construction has had the pleasure of working with for the past two decades, starting off with a modest TI project in 1999, progressing to their latest headquarter building.

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Women are Changing the Face of Construction

March 7th – 12th is Women in Construction (WIC) Week and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share with you stories from some of the talented and successful women of South Bay Construction. In  2018 a study found that women make up 9.9% of the construction industry in the United States. A study by AutoDesk and the Associated General Contractors of America ...

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Cost Estimation: The Cornerstone of Every Construction Project

Laozi, an ancient Chinese philosopher, once said, “A journey of a 1000 miles starts with a single step.” Likewise, the most complex large-scale construction projects could not begin without an accurate estimation of costs. Accurate cost estimation by professional construction estimators is critical in creating and maintaining a feasible budget of project costs. Elements of a …

Conceptual budgeting and risk assessment

Predicting Soft and Hard Costs: Conceptual Budgeting and Risk Assessment

Any construction project comes with its own unique set of risks — but the better and more thorough the estimate, the more likely the project is to succeed. Conceptual estimating and budgeting help to assess the costs and risks of a project. This is important as it allows your team to understand how expensive a …

2019 Year in Review

Every year at South Bay Construction, we take time to reflect on the hard work our team put in over the past 12 months and the milestones achieved as a result. This year was a big one for us, as it saw the successful completion of multiple builds, joyous company celebrations, and a renewed vision …

How We Do Business

The Bay Area is one of the most expensive places to build in the country, so you’ve got to trust the people you’re working with. At SBC, business is personal. We do good work with good people. No matter who we’re working with, we want them to feel a part of the SBC team. We …

Outside view of Mission Marketplace commercial building

Project Spotlight: Mission Park Marketplace

When South Bay Construction was presented with a new construction project in Santa Clara that included the building of the five-story Element Hotel and accompanying retail spaces, we were confident we could bring our expertise to the task. We were brought in to assist Washington Holdings, which owns a 42-acre business park in the area, …

2020 Tenant Improvement Trend Predictions

The latest trends in tenant improvement projects influence what construction companies are building, where they’re working, and how jobs are getting done. From sustainability concerns to accessibility, priorities in tenant improvement projects are shifting, and the latest changes to the field are giving rise to new opportunities. California’s construction market continues to be dynamic, and …

The California Labor Shortage Explained

California is known as much for its rapid tech sector growth as the market demand created by swells of incoming residents. Even before Silicon Valley’s birth and expansion, the state’s sunny skies and quality of life drew flocks of newcomers. Now, the Bay Area and beyond is dealing with the unprecedented demands created by this …

Rising Construction Costs: What Your Company Should Do Next

The construction industry is built with a strategy in mind: assembling anything from the ground up takes time, foresight, and a reliance on tried-and-true methods. But recent increases in material costs have required construction companies to reconsider the building blocks of their business. In the Bay Area especially, where there is a high demand for …

2018 Year in Review: Celebrating South Bay Construction’s 40th Anniversary

Put the champagne on ice — South Bay Construction is celebrating its 40th year! When the company started in 1978, our vision was to build high-quality, cost-effective development projects. Since then we’ve grown in size, range of projects, and the technologies we use to meet our goals. Through every challenge and success, however, we’ve relied …

Project Spotlight: Creekside, 237 @ First, and 24Hundred Mission

With the tech boom showing no signs of stopping, the San Francisco Bay Area continues to be an exciting place for innovation and development. But this tech corridor isn’t just home to consumer-facing software companies — plenty of industries call the area home, and they are all deserving of top-of-the-line facilities. At South Bay Construction, …

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Cost reference guide

Cost Reference Guide

Our Bay Area Cost Reference Guide provides up-to-date construction pricing and market data; it's a critical budgeting tool that can deliver conceptual estimates and that can save you both time and money.