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The Value of Pre-Construction Services

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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

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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

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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

NEWS, Technology /

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 …

Value Engineering in Construction: Our Approach to Project Design

Architects, Brokers, CM/PM's, Estimation, Financial, NEWS /

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 …

Cost Estimation: The Cornerstone of Every Construction Project

Conceptual Budgeting, Estimation, Financial, NEWS /

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 …

Predicting Soft and Hard Costs: Conceptual Budgeting and Risk Assessment

Brokers, CM/PM's, Conceptual Budgeting, Estimation, NEWS /

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

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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 …

Project Spotlight: Mission Park Marketplace

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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

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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 …