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News Release | Daily Pacific Builder

BCCI Construction announced that it recently completed architectural design and renovation services at 1045 Bryant Street, a hundred-year-old brick and timber building in the SOMA District of San Francisco. The building was recently purchased by developer Presidio Bay Ventures.

The repositioning of the project was completed by BCCI’s Structures Division, which specializes in core and shell construction for commercial buildings, with particular expertise in major building renovations and historic restorations.

Renovations of the 32,950 sq-ft, three-story building included removal of the existing exterior façade to expose the masonry brick underneath, construction of a new building entry point and lobby space, and installation of new storefront windows, elevators, interior stairs, roof, and mechanical shafts. A new heating and ventilation system was installed along with electrical system upgrades.

BCCI’s team utilized a reverse engineering approach to design to the developer’s budget, taking into consideration zoning and building code requirements to best position the property for asset return. The result is an upgraded building with modern amenities in the heart of the city’s technology center that offers abundant natural light, expansive city views and on-site parking.

The first floor space is home to the new Cambria USA showroom, while the second and third floors are leased to a startup drone software company. All tenants have access to vertical bike racks and an outdoor patio.

The structure, originally constructed in 1916, is located in the heart of the city’s technology center, and within walking and biking distance to San Francisco’s best restaurants and shops. In addition, Cambria Gallery – San Francisco, the only family-owned, American-made natural quartz producer in North America, has a stunning showroom on the ground level.

The repositioning project at 1045 Bryant Street is one of the latest completed by BCCI’s Structures Division. Other projects include 85 Bluxome, The Battery, Canon METC West, and Clearview Business Center.

About Presidio Ventures
Founded in 1998, Presidio Ventures is the wholly owned early stage investment vehicle of Sumitomo Corporation. Since its inception, Presidio Ventures has invested in over 100 U.S. startups for a total investment amount of $200 million. Presidio Ventures is comprised of ten investment professionals across offices in Silicon Valley, Boston, and New York, who split their time between new investment and business development for our companies.

News Brief | Daily Pacific Builder

San Francisco-based BCCI Construction Company (BCCI) announced this week the expansion of its South Bay leadership team. As part of a deep commitment to the South Bay region, and in anticipation of continued market growth, BCCI has selected experienced individuals from within the organization and with distinct areas of expertise to complement the company’s key functional teams.

The leadership team has welcomed Shane Heller, LEED AP, Armond Balaian, LEED AP, Sean Hansen, Andrew Nelson, and Kharlo Barcenas, whose combined expertise reflects deep knowledge in preconstruction, project management and operations.

Given the steady growth of our office since it was launched 10 years ago, it was essential to grow our leadership team to meet the ever-changing needs of our South Bay clientele.

Debbie Fleser, Vice President, BCCI Construction

As director of preconstruction, Shane Heller, LEEP AP, produces accurate cost estimates and directs preconstruction management for the South Bay office. With over 29 years of construction experience, Heller evaluates material and systems costs, leads procurement strategy, reviews design documentation, and advises on constructability and value analysis.

As Director of Project Management, Armond Balaian, LEED AP, leads and mentors BCCI South Bay’s project management team. With his in-depth knowledge of construction techniques in all facets of commercial construction, Balaian has the expertise to guide teams with the planning and management of complex projects so that all stakeholders have the tools they need to make informed decisions throughout every phase of a project.

As field operations manager, Sean Hansen coordinates onsite operations and supports BCCI’s superintendent staff with scheduling, site logistics, subcontractor relationships, risk mitigation, quality control, and safety planning for all projects located in the South Bay.

In his role as service manager, Andrew Nelson evaluates and manages service contracts and directs support services for BCCI’s South Bay project portfolio. To ensure seamless coordination, he oversees all aspects of small and fast-track special projects and capital improvements from preconstruction through post-project completion.

As business development manager, Kharlo Barcenas identifies new project opportunities and forges lasting relationships with clients and industry partners to drive sustainable business growth and increase market share. He
is focused on cultivating new business and developing partnership opportunities while also delivering unmatched client service.

Daily Pacific Builder

BCCI Construction Company (BCCI) announced this week that the recent build-out of its headquarters is the first-ever WELL v1Certified project in San Francisco. Awarded by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), WELL Certification has been bestowed on 31 projects worldwide.

BCCI’s headquarters represents the 18th certified project in the United States, the 6th certified project in California and the first in San Francisco.

Designed to create an inviting and healthy work environment, BCCI’s innovative space supports project collaboration and organic interaction while also creating quiet spaces for focused work. By following the WELL Building Standard, which emphasizes the importance of air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind within the workplace, BCCI’s integrated design and construction team came up with a multitude of creative ways to reflect its company culture and passion for building while addressing WELL’s vital concepts.

“We are thrilled that BCCI has achieved WELL Certification for its San Francisco headquarters in an effort to improve the health and well-being of its employees. With each new WELL Certified building, we further our goal of showing the world how we can push building projects to new heights of sustainability.”

Rick Fedrizzi, Chairman and CEO, International WELL Building Institute

Inside the San Francisco headquarters, materials and furnishings with low-emitting volatile organic compounds were chosen to ensure healthy air for employees to breathe. Office walls and ceilings were removed to create an open environment with greater ceiling heights that introduce more light and connect workers to the natural environment. Sit-stand desks, ergonomic chairs and carpeting on the floor help create a comfortable work environment. The office also features private focus rooms, phone rooms, a wellness room, a lounge area and a patio to promote mental and emotional well-being.

“Innovative workplace design coupled with ‘tailored fun’ was the guiding focus behind the renovation. We approached the design with an eye toward creating a beautiful showcase for clients and a workspace for our team that they could be proud of walking into every day.”

Michael Scribner, President and CEO, BCCI Construction

Furthermore, to ensure that employee well-being was of utmost importance, BCCI integrated on demand filtered water stations in the kitchen to encourage employees to drink more water. Local organic fruits and vegetables are provided twice weekly to ensure nutritious foods are regularly available. In addition, the company’s wellness program further promotes a healthy lifestyle with employees incentivized to use public transit through BCCI’s commuter benefits program, or to bicycle to work and use the bicycle rack at the building entrance.

BCCI Construction Company served as general contractor and architect on the project. Other members of the project team included Partner Engineering and Science, Inc – structural engineer; Amit Wadhwa & Associates – MEP engineer; Glumac – commissioning; Charles M. Salter Associates, Inc – audio/visual; Illuminate Lighting Design – lighting; and Two Furnish, Vanguard Concept Offices – furniture.

BCCI Construction Company Promotes Mallory Wall to Vice President, Director Project Management

People on the Move | The Registry

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (AUGUST 17, 2017) – BCCI Construction Company (BCCI) is pleased to announce the promotion of Mallory Wall to Vice President, Director Project Management. Mallory is a third generation construction professional following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather. Her focus since first joining her father’s general contracting company Cramer Associates, over 30 years ago has been to elevate women in the field of construction and eventually take on the roles of highly specialized, industry experts.

Since joining BCCI in August 1997, Mallory has been an outward champion for BCCI’s clients, passionately embracing challenges and ensuring that both real estate and project specific goals are met through collaborative solutions. Specializing in managing large, complex tenant improvement projects throughout the Bay Area, her reputation for exceptional client service and seamless project delivery is unparalleled. A few of the highlights from her career include project leadership for such clients as Blue Shield of California, Credit Suisse, Expedia, Google, McKinsey & Company, Square, and Wharton San Francisco.

“Her unwavering support for advancing the careers of others at BCCI is truly commendable.”

Dominic Sarica, COO, BCCI Construction

Beyond her commitments to her clients is her passion for her colleagues, mentoring the project management team and working cross-functionally to develop the next generation of leaders at BCCI. “Her unwavering support for advancing the careers of others at BCCI is truly commendable,” says BCCI COO Dominic Sarica. Furthermore, Mallory believes women bring a unique skill set to the construction industry, including a collaborative management style, empathy, focus and intuition, which is essential in building relationships with subcontractors, brokers and clients.

“I am extremely proud of the work we do here at BCCI and the future we are building for the next generation of employees. Every day we are committed to producing quality construction, supporting diversity in the workplace and building top notch relationships with our clients. But, most importantly, we have fun doing what we do, which is the true marker of success.”

Mallory Wall, Vice President, BCCI Construction

News Release | The Registry

San Francisco, CA (June 24, 2016) – BCCI Construction Company (BCCI), the Bay Area’s premier commercial contractor, is pleased to announce its involvement in building the new 826 Valencia Tenderloin Center. The nonprofit, 826 Valencia, is dedicated to helping children ages 6 to 18 develop their writing skills and is one of San Francisco’s most notable educational organizations working towards closing the academic achievement gap.

Founded in 2002 by author Dave Eggers and award-winning educator Nínive Calegari on the premise that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success, 826 Valencia offers writing, publishing, and tutoring opportunities to inspire under-resourced students and ignite a love of learning. With the support of over 5,000 volunteers in now eight centers across the country, 826 National helps over 30,000 children a year.

“I’ve always wanted to get involved with a project that would really give back to the city that has been so good to BCCI. I really believe in what 826 Valencia stands for, the children it serves, and the changes they’ve seen in the neighborhoods where they are located,” says BCCI President and CEO, Michael Scribner.

BCCI donated its labor and fees to support the new 826 Valencia Tenderloin Center and spearheaded an outreach program with the local subcontractor community that proved tremendously successful. The renovation is the largest charitable project BCCI has been involved with to date.

The Tenderloin was an ideal location for 826 Valencia’s expansion in San Francisco because of the great need for safe spaces for youth and a lack of educational programs in the neighborhood specifically for writing. Located at the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street, the space was in poor condition after the close of a corner market once notorious for criminal activity. Among other things, the building had once been used as a carriage repair warehouse, a former film archive, and a Filipino restaurant.

The retrofit of the 5,000 square foot ground floor space included extensive demolition, abatement, structural upgrades, and tenant improvements to create a safe and comfortable environment for children to learn and thrive. With a series of modifications to the building over its hundred-year history, structural deficiencies and many unexpected conditions were uncovered. New footings were poured and structural posts and beams were installed to support the unreinforced masonry structure. Modern materials, such as redirecting light film, were used in the build-out. The team also took advantage of the extraordinary salvage opportunities available in the Bay Area, incorporating reclaimed doors, wood, mirrors, windows, sheet metal, and a fireplace. One of the gems found during demolition was vintage, hand-painted wallpaper that included the image of a map. It was protected during construction and used as a final finish in the space.

As with all 826 locations, the new space includes a themed retail storefront, King Carl’s Emporium, which students traverse before entering the writing lab. With eclectic design elements such as a fog bank, rope shelving, a trapdoor, portholes, and a wall of doors, the store reinforces a theme of exploration. The interactive wall of doors is the gateway to the student writing lab, providing various options as points of entry: through a standard door, a bunny door, and even a hidden passageway in the fireplace. Once inside the writing lab, a treehouse play structure is perched high above the room with treasures tucked in cubbyholes below. Two different floor levels in the writing lab, an existing condition revealed during demolition, turned out to be a benefit, supporting multifunctional use for tutoring and for presentations. Beyond the writing lab is a meeting room and 826 Valencia’s new administrative office to support the nonprofit’s operations.

The design of the project is the result of an incredible collaboration between multiple firms, including MKThink, Jonas Kellner, INTERSTICE Architects, Gensler, and Office. MKThink and Jonas Kellner took the lead on the interior architecture for the writing center while INTERSTICE Architects created the vision for the exterior. Gensler drove the retail concepts, designing the interiors for the emporium, while Office worked on the store branding, signage, and product design.

The generous contributions from subcontractors and suppliers, all provided at cost or in-kind, amounted to nearly $2 million. These contributions included a complete design-build mechanical system by Anderson Rowe and Buckley. McMillan Electric, Paganini Electric, and Sprig Electric partnered to provide a complete electrical build-out based on Glumac Engineering’s electrical design. Ayoob & Peery completed all of the plumbing work for four restrooms and a staff kitchen. Richard Hancock signed on to do all of the wood structural framing with DW Nicholson and B Metals did the steel portion of the structural framing. Golden Gate Fire Sprinklers installed a new sprinkler system. Flooring was a team effort completed by California Wood Floors, Nor Cal Wood Flooring, Majestic Floors, Tandus Centiva, Deanza Tile, Bay Area Concrete, Emser Tile and Shaw floors. California Drywall Co., Stockholm Construction, and Surber Drywall Construction divided framing, drywall and taping,as well as finishing to provide a complete drywall scope. Painting was performed by Giampolini and Monticelli Painting and Decorating. Progress Glass Company and Mission Glass Company partnered to perform all of the glazing scope. Design Workshops completed the wall of doors feature, and Commercial Casework provided kitchen millwork.

Typically on a commercial build-out, there is one subcontractor hired per trade to complete all of the scope for their particular specialty. However, on the project for 826 Valencia, there were many instances where multiple subcontractor firms, that are usually competitors, worked side-by-side to shoulder the work in a trade and minimize the final cost to the project. A complete list of the build team partners is detailed below.

The highly anticipated 826 Valencia Tenderloin Center, which is located at 180 Golden Gate Avenue, celebrated its Grand Opening on May 19, 2016. Working together with community partners, its programs will be in full swing for the new school year this August so that more students can “set forth and explore” and discover their untapped writing potential.

Build Team Partners

General Contractor:
BCCI Construction Company

Construction Manager:
Valerie Veronin

Engineers:
Tipping Structural Engineers
Glumac Engineering

Design Team:
Gensler
INTERSTICE Architects
Jonas Kellner, Architect
MKThink

Graphics/Branding:
Office
BBDO San Francisco

Furniture:
two

Artists:
Bill Plumb
Dylan Gold
Qris Frye
Raven Mahon

Subcontractors:

AMP Printing and Graphics
ALR | Associated Lighting Reps
Anderson Rowe and Buckley
Arrigoni Woods
Ayoob & Peery
Bay Area Concrete
B Metals
Bluewater Environmental Services
California Drywall Co.
California Wood Floors
Commercial Casework
Creative Ceilings and Drywall
Cutting Edge Drapery
DeAnza Tile
DW Nicholson Corporation
Design Workshops
Emser Tile

Finelite
Fire Detection Unlimited
Giampolini
Golden Gate Fire Protection
HD Supply Construction & Industrial – White Cap
Independent Electric Supply
The Lawson Roofing Company
Majestic Floors
Minton Door Company
Mission Glass Company
McMillan Electric
Microbiz Security Company
Monticelli Painting and Decorating
National Air Balance Co.
Nor Cal Floor Design
Omni Sheet Metal

Overhead Door Company
Paganini Electric Corp
Philips Lighting
PPG Paints
Pribuss Engineering
Progress Glass Company
Richard Hancock
Patrick J. Ruane
Rubio Monocoat
Service Metal Products
SF Interiors
Shaw Floors
Sprig Electric
Surber Drywall Construction
Stockham Construction
Tandus Centiva
Young Electric Co.
Wattstopper

The WELL Building Standard emphasizes the importance of air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind within the workplace.

News Release | The Registry

San Francisco, United States – BCCI Construction Company (BCCI), the Bay Area’s premier commercial contractor, is pleased to announce that the recent build-out of its headquarters is the first-ever WELL v1Certified project in San Francisco. Awarded by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI™), WELL Certification has been bestowed on 31 projects worldwide. BCCI’s headquarters represents the 18th certified project in the United States, the 6th certified project in California and the first in San Francisco.

Designed to create an inviting and healthy work environment, BCCI’s innovative space supports project collaboration and organic interaction while also creating quiet spaces for focused work. By following the WELL Building Standard, which emphasizes the importance of air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind within the workplace, BCCI’s integrated design and construction team came up with a multitude of creative ways to reflect its company culture and passion for building while addressing WELL’s vital concepts.

“We are thrilled that BCCI has achieved WELL Certification for its San Francisco headquarters in an effort to improve the health and well-being of its employees,” said Rick Fedrizzi, chairman and CEO of IWBI™. “With each new WELL Certified building, we further our goal of showing the world how we can push building projects to new heights of sustainability.”

Inside the San Francisco headquarters, materials and furnishings with low-emitting volatile organic compounds were chosen to ensure healthy air for employees to breathe. Office walls and ceilings were removed to create an open environment with greater ceiling heights that introduce more light and connect workers to the natural environment. Sit-stand desks, ergonomic chairs and carpeting on the floor help create a comfortable work environment. The office also features private focus rooms, phone rooms, a wellness room, a lounge area and a patio to promote mental and emotional well-being.

“Innovative workplace design coupled with ‘tailored fun’ was the guiding focus behind the renovation,” says BCCI President and CEO Michael Scribner. “We approached the design with an eye toward creating a beautiful showcase for clients and a workspace for our team that they could be proud of walking into every day.”

Furthermore, to ensure that employee well-being was of utmost importance, BCCI integrated on demand filtered water stations in the kitchen to encourage employees to drink more water. Local organic fruits and vegetables are provided twice weekly to ensure nutritious foods are regularly available. In addition, the company’s wellness program further promotes a healthy lifestyle with employees incentivized to use public transit through BCCI’s commuter benefits program, or to bicycle to work and use the bicycle rack at the building entrance.

General Contractor: BCCI Construction Company
Architect: BCCI Construction Company
Structural Engineer: Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.
MEP Engineer: Amit Wadhwa & Associates
Commissioning: Glumac
Audio/Visual: Charles M. Salter Associates, Inc.
Lighting: Illuminate Lighting Design
Furniture: Two Furnish, Vanguard Concept Offices

News Release | The Registry

Mountain View, CA (May 3, 2018) – BCCI Construction Company (BCCI), the Bay Area’s premier commercial contractor, continues its commitment to community service and social impact across the Bay Area with its recent partnership with nonprofit Rebuilding Together. On Saturday, April 28, members of BCCI’s Community Builders team revitalized the facilities of Research and Respite for Alzheimer’s Disease (RRAD) and Rosa Elena Childcare Center in San Jose as part of Rebuilding Together’s annual Rebuilding Day.

Over the course of the day, a group of 20 committed team members contributed 168 hours patching and painting four large community spaces at the Center. As a busy, dual-purpose facility that serves both seniors dealing with dementia and Alzheimer’s, as well as preschool-aged children, the Center had not been upgraded since first opening its doors in 1991 and there was noticeable wear and tear. Contractors Creative Ceilings and Service Painting generously donated supplies to support the improvements. The Center selected their preferred colors—calmer hues for the areas dedicated to the elderly community, with brighter, more playful shades chosen for the preschool children to enjoy.

According to Armond Balaian, BCCI Director of Project Management and team leader for the project, “When we learned about RRAD’s needs and the importance of what they do, their work hit home for some of us, and it felt like the right organization to support at this time.”

BCCI’s South Bay office recently celebrated its tenth anniversary and the opening of a new, larger office in Mountain View. According to BCCI Vice President Debbie Fleser, “We have a strong commitment to the South Bay community, which has been good to us, and we felt it was important to give back.”

Merger expands BCCI Construction Company’s reach beyond the Bay Area

San Francisco, CA/New York, NY (May 16, 2019) – Today BCCI Construction Company and Global Infrastructure Solutions (GIS) announced that the California-based commercial construction firm will join GIS and the Structure Tone Organization (STO) family of companies. The merger formalizes an existing and successful relationship between STO and BCCI, increasing the geographic reach for both companies and providing BCCI with access to the organization’s global network and resources.

“The Structure Tone Organization has been a trusted partner of ours for over 25 years, and we share the same dedicated focus to client service and seamless project delivery,” says Michael Scribner, BCCI Construction Company CEO. “Formalizing our existing partnership expands our reach geographically, provides more opportunities for our employees, and aligns with our future growth plans for the business.”

Founded in 1986, BCCI Construction Company is a full-service construction company with offices in San Francisco and Mountain View, California. The firm’s building expertise, integrated service offerings, and portfolio of ground up, major renovation, historic restoration, tenant improvements, and sustainable projects have made BCCI one of the leading general construction firms in California. Notable BCCI clients include Google, Adobe, Accenture, Bosch and Veritas Technologies.

“We have been looking to expand to the West Coast for some time,” says STO CEO Robert Mullen. “BCCI provides the market reputation, service offering and premier client list STO was looking for and shares our same core values and client-first way of doing business.”

Some of the recent projects BCCI has partnered on with STO include the San Jose and San Francisco offices for Deloitte, the San Francisco office for Marsh & McLennan Companies, multiple Bay Area offices for Fidelity Investments, and the regional headquarters for Stryker Communications in a newly constructed ground-up building in Texas.

“BCCI is well known not only for their expertise on highly complex ground-up and interiors projects but also as a leader in sustainable construction,” says James Donaghy, STO executive chairman. “With both of our firms pioneering green building strategies and wellness in the built environment, we’re excited to have BCCI join the STO family of companies to further strengthen the innovative approaches we can offer our clients.”

GIS’s business model focuses on empowering diverse businesses, their people, and unique culture while creating opportunities for employee ownership to ensure long-term sustainable, profitable growth across its platform of companies. As a result of the merger, all BCCI employees will now have an opportunity to participate in an employee stock purchase program through GIS and become even more invested in BCCI’s future and the success of all GIS partner firms.

BCCI will retain its name, logo and cultural identity, and its current leaders will maintain their roles as the senior leadership team as well as an ownership interest in the business. It is anticipated that new job opportunities will be created as a result of the merger to support the company’s projected growth for 2019 and beyond.

About the Structure Tone Organization
We have been building amazing spaces for our clients for over 45 years. The STO family of companies—Structure Tone, LF Driscoll, Structure Tone Southwest, Pavarini Construction Co., Pavarini McGovern, Govan Brown and Ajax Building Corp—includes over 2,000 employees located in offices throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland providing a complete range of services, from site selection analysis, design constructability review and aesthetic enhancements to interior fit-outs, new building construction and building infrastructure upgrades and modernization. Learn more about how we partner with our clients to imagine, execute and realize their vision at www.structuretone.com.

About Global Infrastructure Solutions
Global Infrastructure Solutions (GIS) was created in 2017 to bring competitive advantage to its partner firms through strategic capital, global relationships, industry expertise, and employee ownership. Led by industry experts with a wealth of AEC industry knowledge and experience, GIS merges with partners seeking long-term investment for ownership transition, growth and diversification. GIS’s Construction Management/Project Management platform, the STO Building Group, serves clients worldwide though nine partner companies located in North America and Europe. Learn how GIS delivers growth and performance excellence by rewarding ownership and accountability at www.gisi.global.

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