San Diego Business Journal

Roel Construction topped out (or put the uppermost steel beam in place) on Qualcomm Inc.'s "WT" Building at 5745 Pacific Heights Blvd. When complete, the 12-story building will consist of offices, laboratory space, a cafeteria and a fitness area. Completion is scheduled for October 2006.

Cost: Unavailable.

Architect: Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker.

Design consultants: Walsh Engineers and ILA + Zammit Engineering Group.

Project executive: Wayne Hickey.

Project managers: Doug Briggs (group manager), Ron Weisbecker and Dave Bates.

Project superintendents: Paul Williamson and Tom McDonald.

Subcontractors: American Stair Corp., Anning-Johnson Co., Cabrillo Hoist, Centaur General Engineering, Condon-Johnson & Associates, Dynalectric, Enclose Corp., Fireproof Coating, Hanson SJH Construction, McBride Door & Hardware, Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Naton Engineering, Pacific Rim Mechanical, Quality Reinforcing, RBF Consulting, Saddleback Waterproofing, Schmidt Fire Protection, Schuff Steel, Superior Gunite and Tractel.

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Barnhart, Inc., a San Diego-based contractor, began construction of Bernardo Elementary School for the Escondido Union School District. The seven-building elementary school campus at 1122 Mountain Heights Drive will be 55,000 square feet. The project includes administrative areas, classrooms, a food service area, and a multipurpose room.
Cost: $11.5 million.
Architect: LPA Architects.
Project team: Gina Manusov, Michael Kant, Martha Maes, Michael Kaesler, Jim Fisher, Dale Byrum, Mike Weber and Danny Smith.

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Good & Roberts, Inc., a general contracting company based in Vista, recently began construction of a Sampling Lab for Guidant Corp. at 26531 Ynez Road in Temecula. The project includes a new HVAC system and an exterior chemical storage enclosure.
Cost: $1.9 million.
Architect: Dowler-Gruman Architects.
Engineer: TKG Consulting Engineers.
Subcontractors: Bergelectric, Pac Rim Mechanical, California Comfort Systems, Schmidt Safety Storage, Simmons Sheetmetal, Minshew Bros. Steel, Thunder Jones Concrete, American Fence, and Cement Cutting.

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Good & Roberts, Inc. won a contract from Rexford Industrial Realty & Management, Inc. for construction of a 6,200-square-foot office tenant improvement project for Chandler Signs in Vista.
Cost: $207,913.
Architect: CW Design Group.
Project manager: Julie Mitchell.
Project superintendent: Jeff Gregg.
Subcontractors: CGE, Inc., National Air, DSD Mechanical, West Coast Fire Protection, Howard's Rug Co. and AcousticWorks.

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Johnson & Jennings General Contracting completed construction of 996-square-foot offices for VideoTrack, a video services company. The offices are within the First National Bank Center at 401 W. A St. in Downtown San Diego. The scope of the work for Johnson & Jennings included demolition of the existing suite, and construction of private offices and a conference room.
Cost: $45,936.
Project manager: Jim Lohnes.
On-site supervisor: Vic Moss.
Subcontractors: Bergelectric, Caldwell Glass, Resource Floors, and B & B; Acoustics.

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TSA Contracting began construction of Trophy's Sports Grill in the Gaslamp Quarter of Downtown San Diego, just one block west of Petco Park. The 6,300-square-foot restaurant is on the corner of Sixth Avenue and K Street on the ground floor of the new Trellis condominium project.
Cost: Unavailable.
Architect: James Schmidt Architecture.
Project superintendent: David Cervantes.
Project manager: John Very.
Subcontractors: Structural Steel, Inc., Precision Interiors, McKinley Elevator, Green Mechanical, Pascall Mechanical, Alpha Mechanical, Bergelectric and Citywide Electronic.

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