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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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Project Spotlight: Arm

Inviting office design can make all the difference for employees and teams as they go about their workday. Wanting a modern, open workspace, semiconductor and software design company Arm partnered with South Bay Construction and Arc Tec to renovate their North American headquarters in San Jose. Completed in 2020, this sophisticated commercial office remodel spans …

Project Spotlight: 650 Live Oak

As the demand for Silicon Valley real estate continues to climb, more construction projects are focusing on increasing urban density by building mixed-use residential and commercial spaces. Working with developer Kenson Ventures, the architecture firm brick, and construction manager Minkoff Group, South Bay Construction completed a standout example of green buildings done right with the …

2020 Year in Review: How South Bay Construction Navigated an Unconventional Year

It’s fair to say that 2020 challenged us in ways we never imagined. In an unprecedented time, South Bay Construction rolled up our sleeves and got to work. We turned to our strengths — our decades of experience, our team, and our dedication to sustainable, smart, and safe construction — while learning, alongside everyone else, …

A New Los Altos Community Hub at 170 State Street

Recently, SBC worked on a beautiful, community-focused food hall and office space at 170 State Street. 170 State Street is a gorgeous two-story Spanish style building that features a welcoming courtyard and outdoor area with seating. The space is planned to host a wide range of businesses to serve and complement downtown Los Altos. It …

Project Spotlight: 221 Mathilda Shell / 23andMe Interior Build-out

Well-known biotech company 23andMe offers DNA genetic testing in order to connect people to their family trees. Their new headquarters, Grove 221 in Sunnyvale, California, just so happens to also reference trees: the name pays homage to the area’s rich history of fruit growing, and the site formerly housed a nursery and orchard. A bygone …

The Value of Pre-Construction Services - South Bay Construction

The Value of Pre-Construction Services

Planning is an integral part of any project. For the construction industry in particular — where many moving parts come together over the course of a build — a well-conducted planning phase can guarantee that every detail is accounted for over the lifespan of a project. At South Bay Construction, our pre-construction phase provides a …

How We Prioritize Building Green - SBC Blog

How We Prioritize Building Green

At South Bay Construction, we know that an environmentally conscious approach to our projects not only benefits the planet but also improves the economy and enhances the quality of life for everyone involved in our builds. Since the 2007 instatement of CalGreen, a mandatory green buildings standard code that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions …

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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