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The Rise of Biotech and Life Science Buildings in the Bay Area

Over the past few years, we have seen a rise in biotech and life science building construction in the Bay Area. These developments have been quite common in San Francisco for a long time, but their development has recently accelerated. In some cases, due to a lack of square footage in more popular cities, we’ve ...

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Project Spotlight: BioSquare, a place to construct the future

We are proud to have worked with Blue Rise Ventures and DES on this market-ready life sciences space. The purpose of this project was to build an incredible home for the next generation of great biotech and life science companies in the South Bay.

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Building A Career At South Bay Construction (SBC)

South Bay Construction is a small company that builds really big things, and we’ve got the track record to show for it. Our projects are one of the many aspects that attracts people to come work for us since we’re one of the few companies of our size taking on projects of the scale and ...

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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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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 …

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 …

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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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.