Constructing a building in San Francisco (or any other big city) is not easy: with the planning department and neighborhood specifics, there are always unforeseen issues that arise once the City gives its green light. Issues faced by general contractors, unforeseen and otherwise, are a core part of the LISA game, to be launched in
There is probably no building more iconic in San Francisco than the 48-story Transamerica Pyramid. It was completed in 1972, and until Salesforce Tower’s completion in 2018, stood as the city’s tallest building. The general contractor was the Dinwiddie Construction Company, now known as Hathaway Dinwiddie, and the architect was William L. Pereira. While the
I initially viewed the new Apple Campus from behind a chain link fence in early 2017 while it was under construction. Then two things happened. First, I read an article in the New York Times about “base isolators” (more on that later). Then, I experienced the 7.1 earthquake on the evening of July 5th while visiting my
I am fascinated with all things construction, and, in this instance, with the ubiquitous concrete trucks that we see at construction sites. So, I invited myself to visit Mira--Tishman’s 40-story condo development (aka “The Twisty Building”) on Folsom at Spear. I was taken on a tour by two gents with Pacific-Structures, the development’s concrete structure
There is a big, new 40-story building going up at the corner of Mission and South Van Ness. It is currently referred to as 1500 Mission (Related California is the developer) and, while it hasn’t been named yet, I’m thinking that it might be called the Coke Building, to the chagrin of everyone except those
Pass any construction site, and I bet you see a big sign that says something about SAFETY. While 181 Fremont might be the safest building in the U.S. (more about that later), what has always fascinated me about the building is not what it is but how it got to be what it is. I’m
Your parents did everything they could to help you get into college. Bet you can’t wait to tell them the news that –wait for it –you’re going into construction. Construction? Seriously? Is that why you spent four (or more) years in college? Yup. It sounds crazy, but today, more and more of the best and the
Sharon Smith is a construction worker, but she seldom wears a hard hat or steps onto a construction site. Instead, Sharon, 24, consults to engineering, construction, and architectural firms in the area of sustainability. It’s one thing to put up buildings. It’s another thing altogether to make sure the buildings are built in the most
Opportunities in the construction industry are here and ready for you! With the LISA Movement, you get a chance to connect with an innovative industry.
Alongside collaboration, lean construction can provide maximum value and minimum waste. LISA’s advisor, Daniel Hall tells us exactly how.