California City Scoop: Construction Starts in San Francisco

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Construction Starts Forecast to Exceed $10 Billion This Year in San Francisco

San Francisco, New York Earn Top Spots In Global Cities 2017

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San Francisco, New York Earn Top Spots In Global Cities 2017. Kearney Economic Development Employment Expansion Global Cities 2017 London New York City San Francisco start-up companies Workforce DevelopmentA key theme in this year's Global Cities Index and Outlook was investment in developing start-up ecosystems, according to A.T. Kearney. Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

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Cultural/Worship: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Expansion

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To connect a 10-story addition to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s existing five-story building, designers had to overcome significant geotechnical challenges

Innovative Solution to Fight Homelessness in San Francisco

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San Francisco might soon get an innovative solution to the problem though, in the form of modular housing units designed and built by the local company Panoramic Interests. Panoramic Interests is currently looking for investors to build the first units in San Francisco.

San Francisco's 181 Fremont To Use Elevators for Fire Evacuation

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San Francisco Tower To Use Elevators for Fire Evacuations. Buildings

Factory-Built Micro-Homes in San Francisco

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This is a rendering of a new form of sustainable development that will manifest itself in San Francisco in an infill project called SmartSpace SoMa. Affordable LEED Homes Open in San Jose.

Peterson Mechanical to install fuel oil piping system for Sutter Health's San Francisco Cathedral Hill Hospital

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collaborated with Livermore-based Fuel Oil Systems to provide the fuel oil piping system installation for the new Sutter Health Cathedral Hill Hospital in San Francisco. Peterson Mechanical Inc.

Apple reveals new retail store design in San Francisco


Speaking at a media event in San Francisco on Thursday, Apple executives offered a sneak peak of a new store that features design elements that will later roll out to more locations worldwide, including new spaces for socialization and collaboration Apple unveiled a new vision for its hugely successful retail stores on Thursday, aiming to give shoppers the experience of setting foot in the headquarters of the company credited with inventing the smartphone.

Old San Francisco Bay Bridge Span Near End

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CEC Silverado late last month removed the final 850-ton steel truss of the old East Span Bay Bridge, which crosses San Francisco Bay

Sustainable San Francisco Home is Turning Green

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Not long ago the San Francisco firm Fougeron Architecture designed and built a high-end home along the Northern California coastline. Related Articles on San Francisco Resident to Build a Home From Bay Bridge Scraps.

New San Francisco mixed-use tower billed as most earthquake-resistant building on the West Coast


The developer of 181 Fremont, a 70-story residential and office tower being built in San Francisco, claims this will be the most earthquake-resistant building on the West Coast when it is completed in the summer of 2017. Jay Paul Company acquired this development from SKS Investments in 2013, and estimates its cost at $665 million. The Class A building will include 432,000 sf of office space, 67 luxury condos on its top 17 floors, and 3,000 sf of retail space

Piazza in San Francisco will feature a 92-foot stainless steel statue


Venus , a 92-foot stainless steel statue, will highlight a large public piazza in the middle of San Francisco’s Trinity Place. When it comes to physical size and aesthetics, the Statue of Liberty will soon have a West Coast counterpart.

Low and Slow Tour Ends With a Bang in Boomtown San Francisco

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After visiting airports, water treatment plants and dams, ENR’s Low & Slow tour teeters across the Donner Pass to the finish line in San Francisco.

Foster + Partners-designed towers approved as part of massive neighborhood redevelopment in San Francisco


A November groundbreaking is scheduled for the 2.3-million-sf Oceanwide Center in San Francisco that, when completed, will be part of this city’s ambitious creation of a new Transbay neighborhood that includes more than 6 million sf of new downtown office space in a high-density commercial core surrounding the new five-story Transbay Transit Center

Time-Lapse of The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Construction

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Super Bowl 50 To Generate Over $220M For San Francisco Bay Area

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Super Bowl 50 To Generate Over $220M For San Francisco Bay Area originally appeared on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. The Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, and the big game is expected to have a big impact on host city San Francisco.

San Francisco’s 181 Fremont will become the most earthquake-resilient building on the West Coast


181 Fremont, a 56-story mixed-use tower, will be San Francisco’s third tallest structure when completed, and will also become the most earthquake-resilient building in the city, or any city on the West Coast, after officially achieving a Resilience-based Earthquake Design Initiative (REDi) Gold Rating

Strong Man Safety Products Keeping San Francisco Safe

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- The New Jersey-based Strong Man Safety Products was called upon by developers of the “Grand Central Station of the West,” to deliver protective netting for San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center Project—one of the largest redevelopment projects in the country.

Kumar Renovation Overlooks San Francisco Bay Through Energy-Efficient Windows

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A panoramic, true color view of the San Francisco Bay is facilitated by energy-efficient windows with high visual transmittance glazing (80%). Related Articles on San Francisco Exploratorium Shoots for LEED Gold and the World’s Largest Net-Zero Museum.

First look: Jeanne Gang reinterprets San Francisco Bay windows in new skyscraper scheme


Yesterday, San Francisco’s newest tower proposal was unveiled, the S an Francisco Chronicle reports , and it will be a 400-foot-tall tower designed by Gang. Famed Chicago architect Jeanne Gang is headed westward.

Plangrid pushes simplicity

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San-Francisco-based Plangrid is targeting the simple mobile plan-sharing needs of site-based staff, but expanding functionality. Another player in the mobile construction collaboration market in the US is San Francisco, California-based Plangrid.

California Approves $91M In Tax Credits For Companies Adding Over 8,000 Jobs

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California Daily News Featured Taxes & Incentives Business Incentives California Competes Tax Credit Capital Investment Cruise Automation Economic Development Employment Expansion GM Go-Biz San Francisco Site SelectionGO-Biz Committee will award tax credits to 114 companies expanding in California, generating over $828 million in total investment.

San Francisco's New $5 Billion Neighborhood

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Treasure Island was man-made for the 1939 World's Fairn and later used by the Navy, in part for training and supporting blimps and dirigibles. Now, the island will become home to up to 20,000 residents and possibly the George Lucas museum.

Crews Install Record-Deep Foundation Piles for San Francisco Tower

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Deep piers support a megabrace structural system for the 800-ft-tall 181 Fremont tower. Buildings

New hotel and residential tower coming to San Francisco’s Transbay neighborhood


555 Howard, a ground-up mixed-use tower, is looking to bring an additional 69 rental units and a 255-room hotel to San Francisco’s Transbay neighborhood.

Greenland USA Acquires South San Francisco Oyster Point; Plans Major Development

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London, New York Top Global Cities 2016

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For the second year in a row, San Francisco leads the Global Cities Outlook, driven largely by its strength in innovation. While San Francisco remains atop the rankings, a few cities have closed the score gap, particularly New York, Boston, and London.

Seven Finalist Cities Chosen For Smart City Challenge

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The finalists are: Austin, TX; Columbus, OH; Denver, CO; Kansas City, MO; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; and San Francisco, CA. Seven finalist cities have been chosen for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Smart City Challenge.

More Defects Discovered In San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

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Inspection reveals stripped threads, loss of protective coatings and microindicators in the east suspension span, prompting further investigation. Infrastructure

Solar panels could be required on most new construction in San Francisco


A San Francisco city councilor will propose a new regulation that could soon mandate solar panels on most new construction in the city and on many existing apartment buildings.

Shoring Braces Mining Exchange Walls Safely Above Crews

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San Francisco project team preserves the 1920s Mining Exchange while digging a new foundation underneath

SFO's Leaning Tower Tips Two More Inches Since January

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San Francisco's Millennium Tower on Mission Street is still sinking and tilting, despite efforts to stop the building's settling.

San Francisco Resident to Build a Home From Bay Bridge Scraps

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David Grieshaber, co-founder of the community-supported organization Bay Bridge House, has recently received permission to use the remains of the old San Francisco Bay Bridge, which has been replaced by a new, earthquake resistant structure, to build a house from.

Bay Area Cities Collaborate To Boost Regional Manufacturing

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The cities of San Francisco, San Jose, Fremont and Oakland in collaboration with nonprofit SFMade release results of the first-ever Bay Area State of Urban Manufacturing Report. Read Bay Area Cities Collaborate To Boost Regional Manufacturing on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

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1,070-Foot Salesforce Tower Elevates Seismic Design

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Earthquake-prone San Francisco’s 1,070-ft-tall standout, a decade in the making, outlives the Great Recession, a height reduction, foundation woes and construction delays

Cities Aim Penalties at Border Wall Bidders

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San Francisco is latest political entity seeking to bar contracts to bidding firms

Koolhaas, OMA selected to design San Francisco high-rise residential tower


Rem Koolhaas and his architecture firm, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), have been named lead architect for a 550-foot residential tower on Folsom Street in San Francisco.