Hard Hats with Heart

By April Willoughby | Apr 27, 2018 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

Heart disease is still the number one killer of Americans. XL is committed to supporting American Heart Association in their research, education, and community outreach programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Hard Hats with Hearts event on April 12, 2018 raised more than $1.4 million! And we plan to stay involved; Alan Laurlund is serving as one […]

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Women in Construction Week is Making an Impact

By April Willoughby | Mar 22, 2018 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

XL’s Kelley Cowan and SRBX‘s Women In Construction committee were recognized on the Assembly Floor for educating, inspiring, and advancing women in the construction industry and helping them build meaningful careers. This group played a role in gaining support and bringing awareness to ACR-182 Women in Construction Week, a resolution for the State to support policy efforts to achieve at […]

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#23 this year for the ENR California 2017 Top Contractors!

By April Willoughby | Sep 15, 2017 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

Making our way up the ENR California Top Contractors list to No. 23 this year! We are happy to be included among the top contractors in California and still building to improve lives. See the full list.  

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The Google / LinkedIn Land Swapped Named Deal of the Year

By April Willoughby | | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

One of XL’s largest projects, LinkedIn’s new Maude and Middlefield campus, has been named the Deal of the Year by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Originally this 587,644 s.f. campus was owned by Google, but after the $315 million land swap, LinkedIn now calls this campus it’s headquarters. In turn, Google can continue its planned expansion […]

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Design Technology High School at Oracle’s Redwood Shores Campus Opening in January

By April Willoughby | Aug 22, 2017 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

We are excited to see d.tech High School nearing completion! The one-of-a-kind charter high school will provide the Silicon Valley’s future designers and engineers an ideal environment to learn and grow. Here is a sneak peak from NBC Bay Area.  

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Constructech TV’s Tech Talk with Hitesh Dewan

By April Willoughby | May 05, 2017 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

Constructech’s “Someone You Should Know” highlight was XL Construction and the topic was technology in the construction industry. See what Hitesh Dewan has to say about technology in construction and where it’s headed in the future. Someone You Should Know      

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Future of Healthcare: Patient Experience (recap)

By April Willoughby | Dec 09, 2015 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

XL’s SVP Alan Laurlund, with a host of other experts in healthcare facilities, sat on a panel at the Biznow Future of Healthcare event in November to discuss how the focus on meeting patient needs is shaping the future of the industry. >> Read the full story from Biznow.  

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Antioch Students get Unique “Living Classroom” Experience at Topping Out

By April Willoughby | Mar 09, 2015 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

XL is currently constructing a new Lease-Leaseback 20,000 s.f. two-story administration and library building for Antioch High School. Despite numerous rain delays, the XL team is right on schedule to deliver the building in September 2015. Because the project is being built on an occupied, functioning school campus, Antioch High School Engineering Academy and XL […]

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BIM Takes Flight!

By April Willoughby | Jan 07, 2015 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

The Building Information Modeling (BIM) segment of construction has exploded with technological innovation. Over the last few years, hundreds of options to consume and distribute data such as digital tablets, GPS survey tools, portable laser scanners and automated robotics have added avenues to capture and analyze the environment around us. We’re entering a new era […]

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The California Energy Commission Continues its Push for Building Efficiency

By April Willoughby | Jul 14, 2014 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

July 1, 2014 marked another historic moment for California as a leader in building energy code reform and a promoter of building energy efficiency. The 2013 CALGreen, Part 6, Title 24 (also known as the California Energy Code) has gone into effect. As a result, certain nonresidential additions and alterations will trigger compliance with more […]

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El Camino Hospital Selects XL to Build its New Behavioral Health Services Facility

By plarson | Apr 21, 2014 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

El Camino Hospital has selected XL to build its new Behavioral Health Services Building, a two-story, 52,000+ s.f. facility at their Mountain View campus. With a goal of LEED Gold certification, the new Behavioral Health Services Building at El Camino Hospital promises to be a true space for comfort and healing. The facility will offer […]

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Playing it Safe

By April Willoughby | Aug 21, 2013 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

XL recently had our first Cal/OSHA Golden Gate inspection on a confidential client’s new ground-up corporate restaurant project, which includes an underground parking structure. I’m happy to report that the project passed the inspection with flying colors, putting XL in an elite group that has achieved “Golden Gate” status with Cal/OSHA. The OSHA Inspector was […]

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Purpose Driven

By April Willoughby | Jul 15, 2013 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

I once heard that every company has a culture – it’s just that some know what it is and some don’t. I learned firsthand that a company’s purpose isn’t what a leader or committee wants it to be, but what already exists among the people and culture of the organization. Many years ago, I wanted […]

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