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  • Keynote at Investment Forum

    8/12/18 – SD Business Journal: Keynote Speakers at SD Global Investment Forum Yehudi Gaffen and Mary Walshok are among the keynote speakers at the 2018 San Diego Global Investment Forum on Sept. 19-20 at the Omni San Diego Hotel. They will be among the four keynotes and answering the question:…

  • Gafcon recognized by ENR

    7/1/18 – SD Business Journal: Gafcon recognized as one of the nation’s premier construction services firm Gafcon Inc., a construction and program management firm based in San Diego, was recognized as one of the nation’s premier construction services firms, according to a new ranking by Engineering News-Record. Gafcon ranked 41st…

  • Gaf podcast

    5/4/18 – Voice of San Diego Sponsored Content: Game-changer for San Diego’s downtown waterfront Kinsee Morelan interviews Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen regarding Protea Waterfront Development’s vision for the 70-acre Seaport San Diego project. “That’s a big project. A game changer for downtown San Diego’s waterfront,” states Kinsee, Engagement Editor with the…

  • Grossmont Schools Upgraded

    7/19/18 – The Daily Transcript: Grossmont schools to receive $12M in upgrades this summer A rendering of the Santana High School event center, which is expected to be finished by 2019. Daily Transcript Staff Report The Grossmont Union High School District is in the midst of $12 million in upgrades…

  • Seaport Village Overhaul

    6/25/18 - California Planning & Development Report: San Diego's Seaport Village To Get Major Overhaul: In the 1980s, two San Diego retail developments helped draw shoppers downtown and cement the city's reputation for innovative planning. Those popular developments were Horton Plaza, an outdoor downtown shopping mall, and Seaport Village, a touristy restaurant and shopping destination built on…

  • Gafcon Acquires Scheduling Firm

    6/26/18 – The Daily Transcript - Gafcon acquires scheduling firm By Mark Armao San Diego-based construction and program management firm Gafcon, Inc. recently announced the acquisition of McDowell Scheduling, an Orange County-based construction scheduling company. McDowell uses advanced software to identify challenges and potential delays, enabling clients to complete projects…

  • McDowell Scheduling Joins Gafcon

    6/25/18 – KLTV - Gafcon Strengthens Construction Management Practice with McDowell Scheduling Acquisition Long recognized as an industry leader, McDowell Scheduling brings a wealth of construction scheduling expertise as well as the insights and leadership of founder Philip McDowell LOS ANGELES --(BUSINESS WIRE) Gafcon, Inc., an award-winning construction and program…

  • McDowell Acquired

    6/25/18 – CBS8.com - Gafcon Strengthens Construction Management Practice with McDowell Scheduling Acquisition Long recognized as an industry leader, McDowell Scheduling brings a wealth of construction scheduling expertise as well as the insights and leadership of founder Philip McDowell LOS ANGELES --(BUSINESS WIRE) Gafcon, Inc., an award-winning construction and program…

  • McDowell Scheduling Acquired

    6/25/18 – The San Diego Union-Tribune: Market Update - Gafcon Strengthens Construction Management Practice with McDowell Scheduling Acquisition Gafcon, Inc., an award-winning construction and program management firm based in Southern California, is expanding its construction expertise with its recent acquisition of Orange County-based McDowell Scheduling, experts in efficient planning for…

  • Gafcon acquires McDowell

    6/26/18 – SDMETRO: DAILY BUSINESS REPORT - Gafcon acquires McDowell Scheduling Gafcon Inc., an award-winning construction and program management firm based in San Diego, is expanding its construction expertise with its recent acquisition of Orange County-based McDowell Scheduling, experts in efficient planning for complex construction projects. McDowell utilizes sophisticated software…

  • ENR Top 100 Firms

    6/13/18 – ENR: ENR 2018 Top 100 Professional Service Firms By Gary J. Tulacz Professional services firms in the construction industry were once thought of as entities hired by owners to keep an eye on contractors during the construction process. However, as construction has become more complex, funding sources have…

  • Performing Arts Center

    6/7/2018 – The Coast News Group: Sage Creek christens performing arts center By Steve Puterski CARLSBAD — It is the crown jewel of Sage Creek High School. On June 4, more than 100 students and VIPs were treated to the grand opening of the newly opened performing arts center, which…

  • Grossmont Schools Save $70M

    5/30/2018 – SD Transcript: Grossmont schools to save $70M with green projects By Mark Armao Capitalizing on school construction bonds, the Grossmont Union High School District has undertaken several construction, modernization and energy-management projects in the past four years that are projected to save the district more than $70 million…

  • Vision for Seaport San Diego

    5/23/18 – KFM/BFM: As one of San Diego's regional thought leaders, AVRP Skyport Principal Frank Wolden recently presented the vision behind Seaport San Diego at the San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA) Annual Meeting. Joining San Diego Councilmember Chris Ward and San Diego Convention Center Board Chair Gil Cabrera, Wolden was…

  • Partnering on $12B development

    5/15/18 – SD Transcript: Gafcon partnering on $12B development in Shanghai By Mark Armao Gafcon, Inc. has worked on some big projects. The San Diego-based firm is part of the team planning the $1.2 billion redevelopment of Seaport Village. But an ongoing "megaproject" in Shanghai is the firm's largest undertaking…

  • Sean Olcott of Gafcon

    5/04/18 – The ConTechCrew 114: Tech from an Owner's Perspective with Sean Olcott from Gafcon. Sean Olcott appeared on The ConTechCrew’s April 13 podcast, “Tech from an Owner’s Perspective.” He was joined by Buck Davis, co-founder of The Foundation AEC and the team at JobKnowledge. Sean is Gafcon’s Building Information…

  • KUSI Interviews Gaf

    4/18/18 – The Development of Seaport Village A lot of change is coming to the Seaport Village. KUSI was joined by Port Developer Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen with more.

  • Holocaust Memorial Wins Award

    4/8/18 – SD Business Journal: Holocaust Memorial in Bauska Wins Award Yehudi Gaffen, CEO of San Diego-based Gafcon Inc., announced that after more than 15 years in the making, the Memorial Synagogue Garden in Bauska, Latvia, was opened and dedicated last fall. This month, the memorial garden has now been…

  • Gaffen for Holocaust Memorial

    4/2/18 – SD Transcript: Gaffen Recognized for Holocaust Memorial Garden Gafcon CEO Yehudi Gaffen won the Latvian Construction of the Year award for his conception and development of a holocaust memorial garden in Bauska, Latvia -- a garden with a special meaning for Gaffen, who lost his grandparents during the…

  • Design Challenge for Seaport

    3/28/18 – SD Business Journal: Earthquake Fault Is Another Design Challenge for Seaport Village Team A newly discovered earthquake fault line combined with new market studies have led to big changes in the $1.2 billion redevelopment plans for Seaport Village along the downtown San Diego waterfront. “We’ve squeezed more of…

  • BIMobject and Gafcon Partner

    3/29/18 – NASDAQ: BIMobject and US-based BIM experts Gafcon form partnership BIMobject and Gafcon, a well-established and fast-growing construction management firm, have signed a partnership agreement to improve property owner control and transparency. The partnership is formed around BIMobject's Hercules platform, an important tool to realise the full benefits of…

  • Seaport San Diego to Improve Bayfront

    3/25/2018 – Times of San Diego: Developers Revise Plans for Seaport San Diego to Improve Bayfront Access POSTED BY CHRIS JENNEWEIN The developers of the $1.2 billion Seaport San Diego project have presented revised plans to the Port of San Diego that take into account a recently discovered earthquake fault…

  • Changes Made to Seaport

    3/22/18 – The Daily Transcript: Changes made to Seaport Village redevelopment plan By Thor Kamban Biberman As a result of a fault line, market factors and other conditions, the revised Seaport San Diego plan looks very different than the one proposed last year. The Seaport San Diego team presented revised…

  • New Seaport Village Plans

    3/13/18 – San Diego UT: Port of San Diego officials mostly approve of new Seaport Village plans By Phillip Molnar, Contract Reporter The government agency that oversees the redevelopment of Seaport Village in downtown San Diego mostly voiced approval Tuesday of changes made after an earthquake fault line was discovered…