How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected supply chain and material pricing?

By Brittany Taormina | Apr 15, 2021 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

“We can’t just do what we did in 2019. Product is not coming online as quickly as projects are.” – Chris Bailey, Sr. VP of Integrated Solutions XL Construction’s Chris Bailey contributed to an article published in Construction Dive on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the construction industry. Chris, along with other industry […]

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Mass Timber Construction in the Bay Area on the Rise

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Google is accelerating sustainable innovations with Sunnyvale’s first mass timber facility, a 182,000 s.f. office building for the tech trailblazer. The five-story facility planned to house nearly 1,000 employees not only has a LEED Platinum certification goal but is also designed to be all-electric and use a PV system that will power the building and […]

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XL Wins two Silicon Valley Business Journal Structures Awards

By Brittany Taormina | Sep 29, 2020 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

XL was honored to take be a part of two Silicon Valley Business Journal Structures Award-winningprojects: El Camino Health’s Taube Pavilion and Scrivner Center for Mental Health and Addiction Services and the  County of Santa Clara’s South County Animal Services Center! El Camino Health’s Taube Pavilion and Scrivner Center for Mental Health and Addiction Services […]

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XL Responds to Western U.S. Wildfires

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XL Construction’s heart goes out to all of those who have been affected by the wildfires in California and throughout the Northwest. Mike Popp, XL’s VP of Corporate Safety & Insurance, shared with Engineering News-Record details about the impact of the recent wildfires on our jobs and the precautions we are taking to ensure everyone […]

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The Scrivner Center for Mental Health & Addiction Services Awarded ENR CA Health Care Award of Merit

By Brittany Taormina | Jul 30, 2020 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

The Scrivner Center for Mental Health & Addiction Services at El Camino Health has been awarded the Engineering News-Record CA’s 2020 Health Care Award of Merit! The new 36-bed in-patient LEED Gold behavioral health hospital provides a healing environment for patients and their families. Read the list of winners here.

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The Scrivner Center for Mental Health & Addiction Services featured in Architectural Record

By Brittany Taormina | Jul 06, 2020 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

Congratulations to XL’s partners at WRNS for a great feature in Architectural Record on The Scrivner Center for Mental Health & Addiction Services at El Camino Health! This health center provides much needed services to our local community and is among the most gratifying projects the XL team has ever participated in. Read the full […]

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XL Construction named ENR California’s 2020 Contractor of the Year!

By Brittany Taormina | Jun 25, 2020 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

XL is deeply honored to have been named the 2020 Contractor of the Year by ENR California! Winners of this prestigious award are selected based on the company’s achievements in the prior year, including business growth, major projects, and unique innovations. This honor recognizes what an extraordinary year 2019 was for XL. We made some […]

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XL Construction is THE #1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area!

By April Willoughby | Apr 29, 2020 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

Over the course of just two weeks, XL Construction employees donated more than $335,000 to an internal COVID-19 Support Fund, which provides support to craftspeople who are out of work due to the pandemic. This is just one of many examples of how individuals in the company voluntarily go above and beyond to help one […]

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XL Construction Wins Engineering News-Record California Best Project Award

By Brittany Taormina | Oct 31, 2019 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

On October 9th, XL Construction received the Engineering News-Record best project award for their Agri-Industrial Tech Campus Renovation in the Interiors/Tenant Improvement category. The XL Construction team would like to thank all partners involved who made this project possible: SERA Architects, BKF Engineers, KPFF Consulting Engineers, Therma, Elecor Electric, Inc., and O-Lighting.  

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Coupling Lean and Agile Principles to Achieve Target Value Delivery

By April Willoughby | Oct 10, 2019 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

On October 10th, Healthcare Project Executive Jason Fox and Lean Guru Andreas Phelps presented with Todd Henderson of Boulder Associates at the Kaiser Permanente 2019 Preferred Provider Symposium. Our presentation tackled the “Encouraging a Lean Culture” theme from both a design and construction perspectives. The presenters introduced Agile and Lean approaches, provided tools and how […]

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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

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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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