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Cost Estimation: The Cornerstone of Every Construction Project

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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

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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 …

The California Labor Shortage Explained

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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

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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

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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

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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, …

Project Spotlight: 550 Allerton Street

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Redwood City is a place of vibrant contradiction. It’s situated amidst the stunning scenery of Northern California, but it’s also an outpost of Silicon Valley: easy access to nature exists side-by-side with cutting-edge technology. South Bay Construction teamed up with Form4 and Premia to build a striking building that played on this contrast. The result …