News – Press

  • Seaport to Transform City’s Port

    1/11/18 – Blooloop: $1.5bn Seaport San Diego to transform city’s port The Port of San Diego is to undergo a $1.5 billion transformation including the construction of a 178,000-square-foot aquarium designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). Seaport San Diego is a planned 70-acre waterside development currently in its conceptual design…

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  • San Diego port transformed

    1/8/18: The Architects Newspaper: San Diego port transformed by $1.5 billion development The Port of San Diego is being redesigned with entertainment—and resiliency—in mind. The $1.5 billion, 70-acre waterside development, officially dubbed Seaport San Diego, will transform a hodgepodge of tourist spots, parking lots, and a fish processing plant into…

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  • Resiliency at center of Seaport

    1/8/17 – Construction Dive: Resiliency at center of $1.5B Seaport San Diego design Dive Brief: Although the $1.5 billion Seaport San Diego project is still in the conceptual design phase, developers are ensuring that the new waterfront attraction will be able to adapt to future sea-level rise and the possibility…

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  • Lessons Learned from Seaport

    1/4/2018 – The Daily Transcript: Lessons learned from Liberty Station & Seaport Village By Andrea Papagianis-Camacho As San Diego's iconic landmarks continue to evolve, many lessons can be learned from large-scale development projects on government-owned lands that are shaping the city's diverse communities. The developers of two local legacy projects,…

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  • San Diego Seaport

    12/22/17 – ENR California - San Diego Seaport Project To Transform Waterfront Conceptual design work continues on the Port of San Diego’s planned $1.5-billion waterfront development, as the project team ensures resiliency to future sea-level rise and inspects a newly discovered earthquake fault. The “Seaport San Diego” project will revamp…

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  • AltaSea Adds New Board Members

    12/11/17 – San Pedro, CA - AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles has named five new members to its Board of Trustees, including some of the region’s leading banking, construction and development executives and the head of the Los Angeles city tourism agency. “I’m delighted to welcome this group…

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  • Top Influentials

    12/2017 - San Diego Business Journal - Top Influentials PAM GAFFEN PRESIDENT, Gafcon Inc. Pam Gaffen is president and co-founder of two firms: Gafcon, Inc., a nationally ranked construction consulting firm, and SharePoint 360, a consulting and business intelligence service provider. She started her career over 35 years ago with…

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  • Gafcon in the news

    11/1/17 – The Californian: Grossmont College break ground for Performing and Visual Arts Center On Oct. 27 Grossmont College held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of several Prop V construction projects. The first phase will be a 38,680 ft., 390-seat Performing and Visual Arts Center that will include…

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  • Future-Proofing Public Spaces

    10/30/17 – OC Business Journal: Future-Proofing Our Public Spaces Yehudi Gaffen, CEO, Gafcon Inc. When I moved to Southern California from South Africa in the 1970s, what could have been a culture shock instead felt like a homecoming. I fell in love with the California coastline that reminded me so…

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  • Reimagining Redevelopment

    10/23/17 – SD Business Journal - Reimagining the Urban Redevelopment Process Commentary by Sean Olcott Henry Ford called his first vehicle the “Quadracycle.” He completed it in 1896, when people gave the first iterations of cars names like horseless carriages, automotor horses, motor wagons, oleo locomotives and mechanical wagons. It…

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  • Downtown Dynamos

    October 2017 - Ranch & Coast Magazine - Downtown Dynamos Yehudi Gaffen CEO, Gafcon Always a man with a vision. Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen recalls “standing in front of the Star of India in 1978 and dreaming about what the downtown could become.” And much has come to pass since. A…

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  • 50 Influential Leaders

    9/6/17 - the Daily Transcript - 50 Influential Leaders Yehudi Gaffen, President Thirty years ago, Gaffen decided to quit his job and form Gafcon, a construction consulting and management firm. "My late father never worked for anyone in his whole life," said Gaffen. "I said, 'I've got to try it,…

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  • Our LA office is moving

    10/1/2017 - Our LA office is moving! Our address has changed, but our phone numbers remain the same. Please call Dale Noriyuki and his team for your program management, project management and construction needs.

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  • People on the Move

    7/31 - 8/6/17 - Los Angeles Business Journal - People on the Move Gafcon, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Dale Noriyuki as the Los Angeles Regional Manager for operations and business development. Since 2013, Dale has been in a senior project management position successfully completing projects, including…

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  • People on the Move

    5/29/17 - San Diego Business Journal - People on the Move Marty Glaske, Gafcon’s VP of Labor Relations, received the 2017 Public Works Advocate award from the American Public Works Association SD Chapter. The award recognizes outstanding service achievements by Public Works professionals who have demonstrated excellence and dedication in…

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  • Center for Business & Technology

    6/27/17 - SD Metro Magazine in Daily Business Report - Mesa College to Break Ground on Center for Business & Technology Building San Diego Mesa College will host a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Center for Business & Technology — one of Mesa’s final classroom building projects under Propositions S…

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  • Cooling Towers at Valhalla High

    7/3/17 - the Daily Transcript - Grossmont Union installs cooling towers at Valhalla High A 90-ton hydraulic crane hoists a cooling tower into place Friday at Valhalla High School. As part of an ongoing effort to make energy-efficiency upgrades throughout the Grossmont Union High School District this summer, a 90-ton…

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  • Mesa College Business & Tech Building

    6/29/17 - San Diego Union Tribune - Construction begins on Mesa College Business, Tech Building Mesa College's new Business and Technology Building is scheduled to open in January 2019. (Courtesy San Diego Community College District and Gensler) The latest building coming to Mesa College may feel more like a business…

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