Industry News

Transformative Tower

Thursday, November 8, 2018

"The tallest structure in San Francisco, Salesforce Tower, has transformed the city's skyline. And by being the first skyscraper to extend deep  foundations into the city's bedrock, the first to extend performance-based seismic design to account for increased capacity, and the first to employ a structure-soil-structure interaction analysis in a real-world project, it may transform structural engineering in the Bay Area as well."

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Facebook Expands Presence in Fremont

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

"Facebook has signed a  lease for 14 buildings spanning 750K SF owned by Peery Arrillaga in Fremont. The properties are across the street from where the social media company leased 190K SF from the Sobrato Organization in 2017, the San Francisco Business Times reports. The tech giant is quickly growing its Bay Area footprint and its move into Fremont is to accommodate may of its East Bay commuters and complement its Menlo Park headquarters which is an 8-minute drive across the Dumbarton Bridge."


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“Floating village” eyed in San Jose’s Alviso area could ward off floods, quakes, rising seas

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

"SAN JOSE — A “floating village” project is being eyed in north San Jose’s Alviso hamlet by tech company Arx Pax, using a technology that would deploy a group of pontoons beneath the buildings to protect the development from floods and earthquakes.

Los Gatos-based Arx Pax invented the technology, which uses principles similar to the 1.5-mile-long Hood Canal Bridge that traverses Washington state’s Puget Sound.

“We sincerely believe that in our mission, we can protect people, property and communities from natural disasters,” said Greg Henderson, chief executive officer and co-founder of Arx Pax. “This is so important, but not just for our company.”"

Read the rest of the article at East Bay Times.

Facebook's West Campus Exceeds $1B in Construction Costs

Thursday, May 17, 2018

"Facebook now has over $1B in construction permits for various structures within its West Campus expansion in Menlo Park, according to a BuildZoom report.

When the tech giant originally filed its $177M permit to build 433K SF "MPK 20" that was completed in 2015, it was the largest permit ever filed in Menlo Park. It has since filed two separate permits for $300M for a two-story, 523K SF MPK in 2017 and a $303M permit for a four-story office MPK 22 in February. Frank Gehry designed these structures and Level 10 Construction is the general contractor."

Read more at BisNow.


Inside Overton Moore's $300 Million Industrial Bet in Fremont

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

"Next  month, Overton Moore will break ground on its $300 million Pacific Commons south development that's unlike any industrial project that's come before it.

The southern California developer - with partner, Invesco - envisions an industrial megacampus with amenities that match tech headquarters. The property sits next to shopping and has access to transit. It was designed with extensive indoor-outdoor meeting space for tenants and bike and walking trails throughout."

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Bishop Ranch Leases 80K SF, Adds 7 Tenants

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

"Sunset Development Co.'s Bishop Ranch has added seven more tenants to the office campus leasing over 80K SF. In the last few months, the developer has added a total of 14 leases occupying the 186K SF. The seven most recent leases were signed by professional services, financing and technology companies."

Read more at BisNow.

Google's Expanding Silicon Valley Footprint to Rival Apple, Facebook

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Google continues its rapid expansion in the Bay Area with three new projects. 

Read the full article and check out their newest projects here

San Jose Will Become Bay Area's First U.S. LEED-Certified City

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

San Jose moves to continue the success of its progressive environmental policies like the Climate Smart Plan unveiled in February, by becoming the Bay Area's first U.S. LEED-Certified city. 

Read the full article from BisNow here

Google to Buy Massive Mixed-Use Diridon Station Project in Downtown San Jose

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Google has confirmed its newest development - an 8 million square foot urban campus in Downtown San Jose. The mixed-use project will be developed by Google's long-time partner, Trammell Crow, and is one of almost 100 major development projects in the works for San Jose. 

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After 20 Years of Setbacks, $1 Billion East bay Waterfront Project to Start Construction

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

"After two decades of setbacks – and final delays in the past three years – the $1 billion Alameda Point Site A waterfront project will break ground this month.

Developers closed last week on a land transfer on the 30-acre first phase from Alameda. The entire 68-acre project will transform part of the former Alameda naval base, which closed in 1997, into 800 housing units, including 200 affordable homes, 600,000 square feet of commercial space, 15 acres of parks and a new ferry terminal to San Francisco that will open in 2020."

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