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Wednesday, Oct 4, 2023

Collins Begins Work on New Branch Library

Crews from Collins General Contractors of San Diego are under way building the Mission Valley branch of the San Diego Public Library.

The 19,000-square-foot library on Friars Road near Qualcomm Way is going up next door to Fenton Marketplace, an $80 million home and garden center now under construction, said Tom Sudberry, one of the developers of the marketplace. Fehlman LaBarre Architecture & Planning of San Diego produced the design guidelines for Fenton Marketplace.

Meanwhile, San Diego-based Ninteman Construction Co. is building a 1.1 million-gallon water storage tank under a softball field at the Balboa Naval Hospital next to Balboa Park.

The $2 million design-build project includes excavating ground beneath an existing playing field to a depth of about 30 feet so that a pre-stressed concrete tank can be built to provide emergency water for the hospital, said Peter Vander Werff, project manager.

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San Diego-area subcontractors on the job include DYK for tank construction; Naton Engineering for earth moving work; and Redondo Electric for utility line installation, he said.

Ninteman crews just finished up $800,000 in renovation and new construction for St. Vincent de Paul Village in the East Village area of San Diego.

The builder removed three buildings to make way for a park and playground at 17th and Commercial streets, said Luke Ninteman, project manager.

Barnhart Project

Douglas E. Barnhart Inc. has started work on a two-story, steel frame, 58,000-square-foot medical office building for Sharp Rees-Stealy at 16950 Via Tazon near West Bernardo Court in Rancho Bernardo.

Tucker Sadler & Associates Architecture and Planning Inc. designed the building. Subcontractors include A.O. Reed of San Diego, Bergelectric of Escondido and Grinnell Fire Protection of San Diego.

Kvaas Construction Co. of San Diego has started work at the Bachman Building at the UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest, said Mike Franco, project manager. The project consists of remodeling the existing 28,000-square-foot, four-story building. Roesling Nakamura Architects Inc. of San Diego designed the renovation, Franco said.

Subcontractors on the job include Commercial Enterprises of Lakeside, A.O. Reed, North County-based Tri H Electrical and Thyssen-Dover Elevator Co. of El Cajon. A June completion date is anticipated.

Kvaas crews are also finishing up the 50,000-square-foot Indian Health Council Medical Clinic at the Rincon Reservation in North County.

Davis & Adams Construction Inc. of San Diego has finished up one tenant improvement project, while starting another and winning a bid for a third.

The San Diego Cardiac Center at 3131 Berger Ave. received a complete remodeling of its 15,000-square-foot facility, which was also seismically retrofitted and made fully accessible to the handicapped. Steve Borquist of Interspec of Del Mar was the architect. Gary Electric Inc. of Coronado, Sherman Paint & Drywall of Lakeside, Mark Harris Plumbing Inc. of El Cajon, and County Mechanical Inc. and Howard’s Rug Co. Inc., both of San Diego, were the major subcontractors.

The company also has started tenant improvements for the Corona del Mar offices of Prudential California Realty, 3301 E. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. Pappas Design Group of San Diego designed the 2,746-square-foot project.

Davis & Adams Construction Co. Inc. has just been selected to be the general contractor on the Morgan Run Clubhouse expansion at 5690 Cancha De Golf in Rancho Santa Fe, said Barbara Boyle, a company spokeswoman.

Bycor General Contractors Inc. of San Diego has finished two tenant improvement projects in the past weeks. The first was a 17,657-square-foot job for Science Applications International Corp. at 10670 Treena St. that included reconfiguring existing multi-tenant space to accommodate one tenant. Amsec, a subsidiary of the diversified high-tech research and engineering firm, will occupy the facility.

Augustine Miller Design Studio of San Diego drafted the project drawings.

Bycor crews also finished a 4,6529-square-foot tenant improvement project for Discount Tire Co. The office at 10680 Treena St. will serve as the tire company’s regional headquarters, said Katie Dineen, a Bycor spokeswoman.

Johnson & Jennings General Contracting Inc. has finished tenant improvements at the new 2,900-square-foot offices of Field Research in the West Ash Plaza at 350 W. Ash St. Subcontractors on the project included Dynaelectric, Howard’s Rug Co. and General Coatings Inc., all of San Diego.


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