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  • Digital Twin OneModel

    4/24/19 – BD+C Magazine: Can Digital Twin make project management more efficient? One leading owner’s rep is pushing that idea with its “OneModel” BIM-sharing approach. By John Caulfield, Senior Editor Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of construction management as CEO of Gafcon, the…

  • STEAM Academy Parent Center

    4/29/19 - A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Monday, April 29, 2019 to celebrate the grand opening of the 112th Street STEAM Academy Parent and Family Center. 112th Street STEAM Academy is located in Watts and is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The LAUSD Board approved…

  • Transparency Builds Trust

    04/22/19 - Gafcon's Transparency Builds Trust for Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (GCCCD) serves nearly 30,000 students each year and found itself in need of upgrades in order to provide the best quality education. GCCCD hired Gafcon, Inc. as Bond Program Manager under the Propositions R (2002)…

  • ENR FutureTech – June 3-5

    03/30/19 - Construction Technology Development for the Megaproject Owner's Point of View Join Gafcon’s technology leaders, Sean Olcott, Technical Director, and Tiffany LaBruno, Director of Professional Services, as they present an exciting Keynote at ENR FutureTech about managing Megaprojects. Using the $2B waterfront development Seaport San Diego as an example,…

  • Paul Najar, ACC-SD President

    03/27/19 – Association of Corporate Counsel Recognizes Lifetime Achievement San Diego Business Journal by Stephanie Glidden The San Diego Association of Corporate Counsel hosted its 18th annual gala, the Black & White Ball, at the Marriott Marquis hotel. Five-hundred in-house counsel and business leaders attended the spectacular "Old Hollywood" themed…

  • SD Mesa College

    02/25/19 – San Diego Mesa College to Dedicate Center for Business & Technology San Diego Metro Dedication of San Diego Mesa College’s new $32.4 million Center for Business & Technology will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. at the college, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego. The new…

  • Gafcon Promotion

    Gafcon, Inc's robin Duveen was recently promoted from chief operating officer to president and COO, the construction management firm announced Jan. 15. He will assume increased responsibility for day-to-day operations, with all departments reporting to him. A construction industry veteran with nearly 30 years of experience in program, project and…

  • People on the Move

    Gafcon Inc's, Robin Duveen, was recently promoted from chief operating officer to president & COO, where he will assume increased responsibility for day-to-day operations, with all departments reporting to him. A construction industry veteran with nearly 30 years of experience in program project and construction management, Duveen has been a…

  • Digital Age Change

    The oldest industry in the world can be slow to embrace change. Even in an unprecedented era of innovation we have been reluctant to significantly alter how we deliver and operate our built environment. We did, after all, build the Great Pyramids, the Acropolis and the Taj Mahal before the…

  • Sea Change Being Planned

    Plans for the $1.2 billion redevelopment of Seaport Village on the downtown San Diego waterfront will be firmed up in 2019.

  • Partnership with Kahua

    The construction services firm Gafcon recently formed a new strategic partnership with Kahua, a creative of a global collaborative network for real estate and construction project management.

  • Announcing Partnership

    12/3/18 – KRGV.com: Kahua and Gafcon Announce a Strategic Partnership Bringing Configurabilty to Capital Programs Kahua, the creator of the world's premier collaborative network for real estate and construction project management, and Gafcon, one of the nation's premier construction services firm, today announced a new strategic partnership. The partnership will…

  • New AB3018 Legislation

    Understanding the ever-changing Skilled and Trained legislation can be overwhelming for all parties involved, and ensuring compliance can be extremely difficult. Let Gafcon help! Contractors at all tiers are required to have a certain percentage of their journeymen be graduates of state-approved apprenticeship programs. Therefore, it is imperative to closely…

  • Top 500 Influentials

    12/18 – SD Business Journal: 2019 San Diego Top 500 Influentials Yehudi Gaffen CEO, Gafcon, Inc. Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen is leading the $1.2 billion Seaport Village redevelopment, a 70-acre site on the Embarcadero. He is the project manager and co-developer along with Protea Waterfront Properties partners Jeffrey Essakow and Jeff…

  • Architecture Merit Award

    11/09/18 - Del Mar Civic Center and Town Hall Given the Architecture Merit Award The Daily Transcript Designed by Miller Hull, the project envelopes a large courtyard known as the Hub. The 12,000-square-foot, publicly accessible space features advanced audiovisual technology and plays host to movie screenings and musical performances. "Being…

  • BIMobject Live 2018

    11/09/18 - Construction and Digitalization October, 2018 – BIMobject Live 2018 Conference Panel John Turner, VP of Innovative Solutions, speaks about construction and digitalization at the BIMobject 2018 Conference in Sweden. “My focus is examining how we can use technology to change the way we do construction. We want to…

  • Armory Lives On

    11/09/18 – Building Design & Construction Magazine: Armory Lives On. It took a community effort to get this museum built. By David Barista The story of the Wende Museum is one of grit and determination on the part of the project team, city leaders, and the community. An adaptive reuse…

  • Fine-Tuning ‘Seaport San Diego’

    11/06/18 – ABC 10 News San Diego: Developers fine-tuning 'Seaport San Diego' project SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - While still a few years away from breaking ground, San Diego's Central Embarcadero will be getting a major facelift. On Tuesday Protea Waterfront Development updated the Port of San Diego on their most…

  • Seaport on NBC 7 San Diego

    11/06/18 – NBC 7 San Diego: Billion Dollar Facelift Would Change San Diego's Bayfront SEAPORT VILLAGE WOULD BE RAZED, REBUILT AND EXPANDED, IF PORT COMMISSIONERS APPROVE By Paul Krueger A stunning makeover is in the works for San Diego's downtown waterfront.The proposed $1.6 billion project would replace Seaport Village, a…

  • Big Changes to Seaport

    11/4/18 – SD Union: Big changes to Seaport Village plan By Jennifer Van Grove San Diegans would be forgiven, perhaps even applauded, for avoiding Seaport Village. Aside from the view, the 38 year-old waterfront property’s best pitch to consumers involves chain restaurants and trinket shops, seemingly only securing the approbation…

  • Seaport/Fisherman Reach Deal

    10/23/18 – Inewsource: Seaport developer, fishermen reach deal to help save San Diego’s storied fishing industry by Brad Racino After years of negotiations, San Diego’s fishermen and a local developer have signed an agreement to recapture a lost piece of the city’s history – a thriving commercial fishing trade that…

  • Rising to the Challenges

    10/21/18 – SD Business Journal: Rising To The Challenges BUILDING: FROM SHANGHAI TO SEAPORT VILLAGE, DEVELOPER TAKES ON THE BIG JOBS By Ray Huard Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen likes to fish and hunt. When he hunts, he uses a bow and arrow instead of a gun. When he fishes, he does…

  • MCASD Breaks Ground

    10/18/2018 - Times of San Diego: MCASD Breaks Ground on $95 Million Expansion of Cultural ‘Beacon’ in La Jolla The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego began the long-awaited $95 million expansion of its flagship building in La Jolla Thursday with a ceremonial groundbreaking. Museum CEO Kathryn Kanjo said the…

  • Danish Architect Joins Seaport

    10/11/2018 - The Daily Transcript - Danish architect lends touch to Seaport Village makeover By Thor Kamban Biberman A renowned Danish designer, who leads a 500-member global architectural practice, visited San Diego this week to discuss his work and how he will help transform the Seaport Village property. Bjarke Ingels,…