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BIM Technology at South Bay Construction

Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies refers to the range of tools and tech that designers and architects use to create digital representations of the physical spaces that we build. BIM helps us manage projects through the entire cycle. What’s especially useful is that BIM allows for real-time collaboration across all the teams involved in the ...

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Sustainability in Construction at SBC

Efficient windows, smart lighting, and beautiful “green walls.” These are some of the sustainable approaches we’ve worked with and brought to fruition. When approaching any project in collaboration with the architect and other stakeholders, we always look for ways to help fulfill their vision. In this article, we take a look at an overview of ...

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Technology in Construction

Commercial construction is a constantly evolving field, and at South Bay Construction we always look to take advantage of cutting edge technologies. In a field where communication is of the utmost importance, many of these software products help us keep our projects moving along smoothly, ensuring your builds are on budget and on-time. Let’s take ...

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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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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 …

2018 Year in Review: Celebrating South Bay Construction’s 40th Anniversary

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 …

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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.