Archive for June, 2021

  • June 11, 2021

    XL Construction, Aedis Architects and Daedalus Structural Engineering have partnered to launch TimberQuest™, a sustainable and highly efficient solution for building cost-effective, high quality prefabricated mass timber classrooms. This innovative solution will help Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton to quickly expand their space over summer break to address new capacity and social distancing requirements due to the pandemic — just in time for the fall semester.

    Read these recent news stories about the project:

    Building Design + Construction

    The Registry

    To learn more about TimberQuest™, visit

  • June 11, 2021

    Trace Pesavento, a senior construction industry leader with more than 25 years’ of experience, has been named to the new position of vice president of field operations for XL Construction, a purpose-driven Northern California-based organization focused on building to improve lives.

    Pesavento is tasked with managing and supporting the company’s superintendents in its advanced technology, civic, corporate office, education, healthcare and life sciences business groups. As part of his responsibility, he focuses on planning and execution, including assessing and validating contingency and risk factors of new and in-progress projects and oversees XL’s quality assurance programs.

    “Having built my career in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’ve watched XL Construction establish its leadership in the region in the industry’s highest growth sectors,” said Pesavento. “In addition to contributing to XL overall, I look forward to helping educate and train the young professionals here to become future leaders in the industry.”

    “Adding Trace to our team further strengthens our capabilities and will allow us to maintain our strength in preconstruction and successful project execution as our business expands,” said Marcus Staniford, chief operating officer, XL Construction. “We are confident that his rich experience, successful track record and industry relationships will be valuable assets for years to come.”

    Pesavento graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a bachelor’s degree in construction management. He is married to Carrie Pesavento, his spouse for 25 years, who is a third-grade elementary school teacher. They have two grown sons who are both attending college. In his spare time, Pesavento enjoys spending time with his family and fly fishing.