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2021 Year In Review

Good work with good people. It’s that simple. Things change, and we adapt, adjust, and re-evaluate. Over the years, we’ve built more than buildings. We’ve built trust and deep, long-lasting relationships with clients who have become friends. You’re part of the team. So, we know that whatever happens in 2022, we’ve got your back. Happy ...

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Cost Estimation in the Time of COVID and Beyond

The global pandemic has led to changes that have impacted our entire industry. Supply chain issues, in particular, have rippled through the world of construction. In the past, a lot of supply chain issues could be cleared up simply by paying to expedite things. However, that’s not really an option these days. It’s not a ...

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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 ...

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Safety in the Construction Industry: SBC’s Approach to Limiting Accidents

Safety in the Construction Industry: SBC’s Approach to Limiting Accidents

At South Bay Construction, safety is our top priority. We make it a point to stay informed on the most recent regulations and procedures, and regularly communicate with team members about how to implement them. By following these construction-safety fundamentals, you too can create a safe and productive environment for everyone on your job sites. …

5 Construction Technology Trends to Watch for in 2020

5 Construction Technology Trends to Watch for in 2020

From cars that can anticipate and ward off accidents to the small cameras that bring new visibility to delicate surgeries, the latest technological innovations are benefiting people across industries. And the good news is that the construction industry is no exception. With the promise of sites that are safer, greener, and more efficient, here are …

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Value Engineering in Construction: Our Approach to Project Design

Value Engineering in Construction When applied to the construction process, value engineering has enormous benefits for developers. The multi-step process is an integral part of the design stage of new development and aimed at increasing value. In value engineering, value is defined as a function divided by cost. Concentrating on the maximizing the project’s function …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.