News From Webcor

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Cal Poly Dominates VDC Competition as Webcor Identifies Top Talent

This year's Virtual Design and Construction competition in Reno, Nevada, saw the biggest turnout yet, with 14 teams of six students each.

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Webcor Delivers World's 1st TRUE-Certified Construction Project at GENESIS Marina

Webcor has completed the world's inaugural Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE)-certified construction endeavor at GENESIS Marina.

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Climbing, Pushing and Pulling, Reaching, Crawling, Stooping: What Job Has It Toughest?

Nobody would argue that construction work is hard work. But where does it fall among the most physically demanding jobs in America?

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Paramount Insurance, Webcor's Captive Insurance Company, Achieves Excellence

Webcor’s AM-rated captive insurance company, Paramount Insurance, Inc., recently received the Award of Excellence from the Hawaii Captive Insurance Council (HCIC).

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SF Building Trades Council, SFPUC, & More Honor BDFP's Impact on District 10 Community

BDFP’s transformative Neighborhood Hiring Program has enjoyed a slew of well-deserved industry recognitions for their outstanding dedication to empowering District 10 residents.

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Genesis Marina TCO: A Milestone in Innovation and Collaboration

Every builder knows that achieving a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) is more than just a milestone. It's a testament to a project's resilience, innovation, and collaborative spirit.

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Webcor Designer Drawn to Artists Who Break New Ground

Black History Month Profile: Artist Mark Bradford Inspires Sr. Design Manager Ope Tani

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Sr. Superintendent Lili Fang Shares Challenges & Rewards of Transitioning to the Field

Today, Lili Fang is the senior superintendent leading the Buildings 913 and 921 scopes and expansive site utilities scope of work at the Biosolids Digester Facilities Project.

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Shift to Public Projects Puts Webcor's Focus on Infrastructure Projects

Webcor's Profitable Growth initiative aims for the company to independently bid on water and wastewater projects by 2027 and secure two transit projects within three years.

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Granite Blocks Make the Journey from 1902 Jail to New County Plaza

The Contra Costa County Admin Building and Jail Demo & Redevelopment team is not just building a new structure. It’s breathing new life into history.

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Another Milestone for Webcor Concrete: The Flattest of the Flat

The Webcor Concrete team at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) has set a new company record for floor flatness.

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Demonstrating the Value of Self-Perform and One Webcor at Mission Rock, Shattuck Projects

Two project teams recently demonstrated the value of self-perform as a point of differentiation between Webcor and most of our competitors.

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Cityview Oakland Waterfront Parcel J Earns TCO

A temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO) was issued to the Cityview Oakland Waterfront Parcel J project on Dec. 20.

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Outreach & Partnerships Manager Sharla Sullivan Accepts WRMSDC’s Skyrocket Award

WRMSDC honored Outreach & Partnerships Manager Sharla Sullivan's dedication to supplier diversity with the 2023 Skyrocket Award.

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Sr. Project Engineer James Bicamumpaka Joins Autodesk’s 40 Under 40: Champions of Construction List

Sr. Project Engineer James Bicamumpaka has been named on Autodesk's 2023 40 Under 40 Champions of Construction List.

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Webcor’s Growing Infrastructure Capabilities Fuel Delivery of San Francisco’s Largest Wastewater Facility

BDFP’s impressive scale and scope have gained significant attention from not only our industry peers but community leaders and stakeholders.

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Webcor White Paper Outlines How General Contractors Can Add Value to Wayfinding in Large Public Facilities

Webcor's wayfinding expertise can help ensure hassle-free journeys for passengers, patients, and other public facility users.

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Webcorians Show up to Support AFSP’s Suicide Prevention & Awareness Efforts

San Diego-based Webcorians joined AFSP's Community Walk at Liberty Station in support of the organization's suicide prevention efforts.

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Webcor Welcomes 10 Cristo Rey Work-Study Students to NorCal Job Sites & Offices

In August, Webcor welcomed 10 Cristo Rey high school students to several of our Bay Area job sites and corporate offices as our 2023-24 interns.

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Isle House Embraces a Workplace Culture Centered on Trust, Community, & Respect for All

The Isle House team boasts a culture that embodies trust, community, and mutual respect between all team members.

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At BDFP, Every Cultural Community Deserves To Be Celebrated

"Construction Inclusion Week is a year-long initiative at BDFP," says Webcor Safety Manager Kendall Cantave.

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Webcor's Commitment to Diversity Leads to HBCU Recruiting Effort

Members of The Collective traveled to the Atlanta University Center Consortium's career fair to connect with engineering students from three HBCUs.

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Unusually Small Team Clears Hurdles to Achieve TCO at 300 Kansas Project

The innovative Production, Distribution, and Repair (PDR) facility at 300 Kansas has received its Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO).

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Webcorians Raise $30,000 for Best Buddies Through 3rd Annual 'DIY' Bike Ride Fundraiser

The Best Buddies 'DIY' ride is an annual Webcor bike ride benefiting Best Buddies, the world's largest organization supporting those with IDD.

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Webcor Craft Delivers 1510 Webster, Webcor Timber’s 1st Project, A Month Ahead of Schedule

Last month, Webcor Timber celebrated erecting 1510 Webster’s final floor of mass timber with a topping out BBQ in downtown Oakland.

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Webcor Hosts 1st Trade Partner Open House at New Downtown LA Office

Dept. Manager Rosa Arevalo organized Webcor’s first supplier diversity outreach open house at our recently built, beautifully designed downtown LA office.

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Webcor's SAC Team Delivers State-of-the-Art Facilities for SJSU’s Student-Athletes

Webcor's Spartan Athletics Center (SAC) team handed over the keys to the just-finished 54,000-square-foot athletics facility, the new home of SJSU's football and soccer teams.

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Webcor PC Nicole Rangel Launches BuildHERs

Project Coordinator Nicole Rangel recently launched BuildHERs, an initiative dedicated to empowering women in construction while recruiting more women into the industry.

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Webcor Ponies Take Home SFAEC Championship Title

Another year in the San Francisco AEC league has concluded with tremendous success for The Ponies, Webcor’s 2023 softball team.

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Speed is a Key Advantage to Augmented Reality System Webcor Concrete is Testing

Augmented Reality immerses users in computer-generated environments in which the physical and virtual environments are combined.

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Intern Spotlight: Brendan Trinh

Brendan Trinh is a returning Webcor intern taking on two of our highest-profile Southern California projects—Cosm at Hollywood Park and Hollywood Park Phase 1.

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Webcor Dedicates Intern Service Day 2023 to Supporting Local Students & Fighting Food Insecurity

Webcor's 2023 summer interns reunited in San Francisco and LA for Intern Service Day, a beloved Webcor tradition focused on engaging interns with their surrounding communities.

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Isle House Tops Out 23rd Level of Residential High-Rise on Treasure Island

Webcor Concrete recently celebrated topping out the 23rd level of Isle House, Treasure Island's new waterfront residential high-rise.

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Intern Spotlight: Jacqueline Yeung

Since joining the UCSF NHPH team in June, PE Intern Jacqueline Yeung's taken on myriad opportunities to support her teammates in both the office and the field.

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Webcor Sr. Director, BD Brooke Walbuck Leads SCI-Arc Workshop

Webcor Sr. Director, BD Brooke Walbuck led a lively two-day workshop at SCI-Arc that introduced graduate students to the business side of design.

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Intern Spotlight: Bella Stone

In June, PE Intern Bella Stone began her first day at Webcor as one of nine PE interns on the Biosolids Digester Facilities Project (BDFP) in San Francisco.

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Webcor Q&A & BDFP Team Partner With Gay For Good to Restore Local Park

To celebrate Pride Month, Webcor Queers & Allies and the SFPUC BDFP team organized a group volunteer day in partnership with G4G: Gay For Good San Francisco.

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Webcor Has Mastered the Art of Building in Occupied Spaces

Understanding the importance of collaboration, communication, and planning is the reason Webcor successfully completes so many projects in occupied environments.

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Intern Spotlight: Minchan Jeong

As an aerospace engineering major, Project Engineer (PE) Intern Minchan Jeong didn’t always see himself planning a career in the construction industry.

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Field Leaders’ Spring Job Walk Series Fuels Webcor Talent Pipeline

For the last five-plus years, Webcorians have been actively involved with City College of San Francisco’s (CCSF) Construction Management (CM) program

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Intern Spotlight: Warren Cook

PE Intern Warren Cook is a rising sophomore at Purdue University majoring in Construction Management, a rewarding pathway to a fulfilling, long-lasting career in construction.

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Employee Resource Group for LGBTQ+ Community Fosters Transparency & Understanding on Webcor/MWH Job Site

LGBT+ construction employees at the SFPUC Biosolids Digester Facilities Project have created a group that promotes community and welcomes allies: Webcor Q&A.

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Armadillo Eggs Earn First Place for Webcor BBQ Team

With Webcor's BBQ rig in tow, Patrick Haley and Greg Scott grilled their way to first place finish at the King of the County BBQ & Music Festival.

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Mission Rock Parcel F Celebrates Another Major Milestone: Topping Out 24th Floor

Fourteen months after breaking ground in April 2022, the Mission Rock Parcel F team celebrated topping out the residential high-rise’s 24th floor.

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Webcor Recognizes Juneteenth with Booth at San Francisco Celebration

Juneteenth attendees stopped by Webcor's booth in San Francisco's Fillmore District to learn about the company's diversity efforts and Women in Construction Week.

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1951 Shattuck Tops Out 12th Floor of Mixed-Use Development in Downtown Berkeley

On June 2, 1951 Shattuck team kicked off the month with a classic Webcor BBQ to celebrate topping out the 12-story mixed-use high-rise in downtown Berkeley.

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Webcor Intern Spotlight: Brenda Aguilar

For Webcor Project Engineer (PE) Intern Brenda Aguilar, it was never a question of “if” she would become an engineer—it was a question of when.

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Webcor Hires Graduate From Local Workforce Development Partner

Webcor's partnership with Fortitude has culminated in hiring Luichi Pool as a drywall stocker scraper, making him Webcor's first hire from the program.

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Webcor Intern Spotlight: Phoebe Follette

After impressing Webcor recruiters with their confident attitude at ASC Reno, Phoebe Follette was offered an interview that quickly led to a PE internship with Webcor this summer.

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Contra Costa County ADR Celebrates Topping Out Admin Building’s 3rd Floor

The Contra Costa County Administration Building & Jail Demolition and Redevelopment (CCC ADR) team recently topped out the third floor of the county’s new admin building.

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Webcorians Gather at Candlestick Point for 2023 Rebuilding Together Event

Dozens of Webcorians gathered at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area to tackle 10 projects as part of this year's National Rebuilding Day.

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Beaudry Team Celebrates Achieving TCO

The Beaudry (aka 960 W. 7th Street) team officially received its temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO) on April 12.

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Competition Introduces High Schoolers to Construction Trades

Two Webcor safety managers spent six weeks teaching students construction basics and helping them prepare for two-days of building.

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Webcor Unveils Interactive Executive Safety Walk Guide

Webcor has unveiled an interactive guide to its groundbreaking Executive Safety Walks, making it available to organizations seeking to enhance safety.

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Safety Week Spotlight: Dora Orozco

When Safety Manager Dora Orozco joined Webcor’s W Hotel project, she had no idea she’d found the company where she would eventually launch her long-term career.

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Safety Week Spotlight: Vincent DeBenedictis

For as long as he can remember, Safety Manager Vincent DeBenedictis has always loved helping people.

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Earth Month 2023: Spotlight on Webcor’s Community Engagement Initiatives

Webcor's committed to effecting positive change through local job creation, impactful community service work, and practice of sustainable habits.

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Webcor’s 5-Year Partnership With Cristo Rey Continues to Deliver Value & Transform Lives

Webcor was presented with Cristo Rey's Corporate Partner of the Year award in recognition of our commitment to Cristo Rey students' work experience.

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Formwork Design Skills Helped Deliver Architectural Concrete Wall at Contra Costa County Project

One Webcor Concrete expert on the CCC ADR team was key to implementing the design vision of architectural concrete walls at a reasonable budget.

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WCS Superintendent Bobby Brown Educates & Inspires CTE Students at OUSD Skilled Trades Fair

Webcor returned to the spring 2023 Skilled Trades Fair for another memorable day of meeting and educating OUSD’s CTE students.

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Webcorians Package Hundreds of Hygiene Kits for LA Neighbors Living on Skid Row

As part of our mission to Build Solutions and Better Lives, LA Webcorians came together to assemble and donate hygiene packs to the Weingart Center.

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Contra Costa County ADR Adopts a Zero-Waste Approach to Perimeter Fence

In this 2.5-minute video, Sr. Project Engineer Colton Pasnik describes the unique approach CCC ADR has taken to its perimeter fence.

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Webcor VP Cecilia Kucharski Shares Her Journey on Construction Podcast

The Construction Hall of Fame podcast recently featured Cecilia Kucharski, VP and Operations leader for Webcor's San Diego market.

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Webcorians Continue to Build Talent Pipeline at ASC Regions 6 & 7 2023 Student Competition

Webcor sponsored the VDC problem statement at this year's ASC Regions 6 & 7 Student Competition.

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Bay Meadows Station 5 Achieves TCO 45 Days Ahead of Schedule

The Bay Meadows Station 5 team celebrated achieving TCO on Feb. 23 — a commendable 45 days ahead of schedule.

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Catherine Joslin Becomes Webcor Concrete’s 1st Female Superintendent

Catherine Joslin is one of Webcor Concrete’s (WCG) fastest-growing field leaders and the first female superintendent in WCG’s history.

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NEWB Participants Learn Webcor Craft’s Tricks of the Trade

NEWB has pulled Webcor PEs and APMs from the office and thrown them into a five-day crash course in all things Webcor Craft since its 2017 launch.

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Women in Construction Spotlight: Jan Yi

Jan Yi is responsible for supporting the company as a whole and understanding how company processes and procedures impact project teams and day-to-day operations.

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SF Business Times Honors Allison McCue on Annual 40 Under 40 List

Sr. Vice President, Project Planning Allison McCue has been selected as one of San Francisco Business Times’ (SFBT) 40 Under 40 Class of 2023!

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Women in Construction Spotlight: Clara de Lara

Clara De Lara has grown from a construction novice in a project support role to a highly knowledgeable safety leader managing safety initiatives and processes.

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Women in Construction Spotlight: Monica Ashley

After nearly 20 years of career advancement within the AEC industry, Monica Ashley is thrilled to say her perspective on being a female leader in construction has shifted.

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Women in Construction Spotlight: April Chang

April Chang played a major role in SFO Harvey Milk Terminal 1 BAB becoming the world's 1st LEED Gold and WELL Core Platinum-certified airport terminal.

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Women in Construction Spotlight: Catherine Joslin

Few people at Webcor exemplify our “Bold” core value the way Catherine Joslin has consistently done since the day she joined Webcor.

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Builders' Message: Contra Costa County Admin Building and Jail Demo & Redevelopment (ADR) - March 2023

Since our last Builders' Message update, we’ve been busy completing the entire building demo scope, constructing the new building pad, etc.

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Webcor Joins Genentech, Meta, & NASA at SJSU Science Extravaganza 2023

Alan Luna, James Bicamumpaka, Kathleen Lassle, and Toby Bender represented Webcor at SJSU's 2023 Science Extravaganza.

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Mission Rock Parcel F Tops Out Mesa Podium (Level 6)

The Mission Rock Parcel F team celebrated topping out the level 6 “Mesa” podium with a classic Webcor BBQ.

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Webcor Builders & Craft Safety Teams Honored by CEA for Exceptional Safety Programs

Congratulations to the entire Webcor Safety team on their recent Construction Employers’ Association (CEA) Safety Award wins!

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Behavioral Health Services Center Groundbreaking Ushers In New Era for South Bay Youth

A long-awaited groundbreaking took place at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose with several Webcor representatives in attendance.

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UCSF NHPH Project Team Uses Jack & Bore Operation to Relocate Main Sewer Line

A look into the jack & bore operation at UCSF NHPH's deep sewer relocation project

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Matt Rossie Assumes CEO Responsibilities at Webcor

Matt Rossie assumed the responsibilities of Webcor Chief Executive Officer effective January 1.

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With Two Bay Area Projects, Webcor Launches Webcor Timber

Webcor Timber is the newest division formed within Webcor Craft, the self-perform group of San Francisco-based commercial general contractor and builder Webcor.

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Austin-Webcor JV Team Delivers World’s 1st WELL Core Certified Airport Terminal at SFO

San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Boarding Area B (BAB) is officially the world’s first WELL Core Certified airport terminal.

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Custom-Made Webcor Grill & Trailer Now Dish Up BBQ at Toppings-Out (With Executives Serving the Food)

Webcor Construction Manager Dennis Heimer and Sr. Superintendent Patrick Haley can add a new skill to their already impressive resumes: grillmaster.

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Webcor's Quest for Low-Carbon Concrete is Underway, Led By Client Expectations

Webcor is at the forefront of the effort to reduce the levels of embodied carbon in concrete.

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Builders' Message: Carquinez Radio Tower’s July 2022 Recap

Located in Carquinez Regional Park in the hills of Martinez, CA, the Carquinez Radio Tower is a unique project for Webcor.

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Webcor's LA Trade Partner Outreach Event Educates & Fosters New Connections

One Webcorian recently strategized a new approach to trade partner outreach events to ensure mutual success.

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Webcor Elevates Allison McCue to Senior VP, Project Planning, Completing Succession Plan

Webcor has elevated Allison McCue to senior vice president (SVP) of Project Planning, completing the company's leadership succession plan.

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Women Occupy All Lead Positions on BlackLine Tenant Improvement Project

The Blackline TI project may be the first all-female construction project in the history of the AEC industry.

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Webcor Elevates Jit Pahilajani to Executive VP, Builders as Part of Long-Term Succession Planning

In his role as EVP, Builders – a new position established as part of a long-term succession plan – Jit Pahilajani is responsible for all general contracting activities.

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Webcor Project Leaders Take New Approach to Community Partnership With Success Centers

Webcor has partnered with Success Centers, a Bay Area-based nonprofit whose mission is to “empower marginalized community members through education, employment, and art."

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Superintendent TRADES Group Partners With YEP to Strengthen Webcor’s DEI Efforts in the Field

Webcor’s Trade Respect and Diversity Engagement (TRADES) group has partnered with Youth Employment Partnership in Oakland.

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New Short Film Recognizes Heroes of Webcor Concrete

Hamza Shallwani, who's working at the Bay Meadows Station 5 project with Webcor Concrete, is back with a new short film recognizing the heroes of our trade.

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Cecilia Kucharski Named on SD Business Journal’s List of Top 50 Most Influential Women in Construction

Congratulations to Vice President Cecilia Kucharski on being selected as one of San Diego Business Journal’s Top 50 Most Influential Women in Construction!

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Estimating Project Marked Webcor's 1st Work For Urban Vision Alliance, New Homeless Advocacy Organization

Sr. EVP/CFO Matt Reece was among those who spoke during a press conference that introduced the world to the Urban Vision Alliance (UVA).

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Ask a Woman of Webcor: Your Most Difficult Scope Item to Coordinate & Build

To wrap up Women in Construction Week, we are sharing the second article in Webcor's continuing series, "Ask a Woman of Webcor."

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Genesis Marina & Bay Meadows Teams Partner With Rebuilding Together

Webcor's Bay Meadows and Genesis Marina project teams partner with Rebuilding Together to support two Peninsula-area families in need.

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Ask a Woman of Webcor: Your Most Memorable Moments Working in Construction

Webcor will turn the spotlight on our amazing female employees with a new recurring series featuring Women of Webcor (WOW), our ERG for women.

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Construction Risks, Part 2: Climate Change

This is the second installment in a series on key risks facing the construction industry.

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Construction Risks, Part 1: People

Jes Pedersen laid out four key risk categories in his introductory article, each of which I will tackle on these pages. The first of these is THE PEOPLE PROBLEM.

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The Biggest Risks Faced by the Construction Industry

Webcor CEO Jes Pedersen introduces COO/President Matt Rossie's new series of articles exploring the key risks facing the construction industry.

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