Posts Tagged ‘Education’

  • January 2, 2020

    XL Construction is proud to be a Community Member of the Las Positas College Foundation (LPCF) and provide a scholarship to it’s students. The LPCF was created in 2003 and has a mission to promote Las Positas College to the Tri-Valley community; to encourage residents to invest in the future of their great asset, Las Positas College; and to provide funds for scholarships and student programs for which there is no other funding source.

    Click here to find out more about the LPCF and its offerings.

  • March 29, 2019

    On May 21st, Project Manager Erin Allred and Superintendent Mitch McDonald accepted the national ENR Best of the Best Project Award for the Design Tech High School project at the annual ENR Awards of Excellence Gala in New York.

    ENR’s annual Best Projects awards program annually recognizes the best construction projects in the U.S. and the companies that designed and built them. The Design Tech High School was recognized as the most innovative K-12 education project of 2018, honored for being a novel example of a successful public-private partnership and for its unique collaboration with the school’s students, teachers and parents to develop the design.

    XL proudly accepted the award alongside project partners from Oracle Corp, DES Architects + Engineers, BKF, and Integral Group. Learn more about the Design Tech High School project here.

  • April 27, 2018

    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 of the Hard Hats Chairs for next year! We are looking forward to it! 

  • March 22, 2018

    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 least 20% women in the construction industry by 2020.


  • March 21, 2018

    XL’s La Entrada Middle School New Classroom  project team hosted a site tour for a group of curious students and their parents. The two-hour tour included team and role introductions, personal protective equipment (PPE) explanation and distribution, seeing mock ups of finishes, safety demo, and a walk through where the students saw construction in action.

    What a great way to use a construction project as a living classroom to show students how their new classroom is constructed.

  • January 9, 2018

    The Design Tech High School located on Oracle’s headquarters campus is now open! Click here to find out about the design thinking model and why it’s a pioneering high school.

  • September 5, 2017

    Today we celebrated the ribbon-cutting for the South San Francisco High School Science Garage, funded by Genentech.

    We are incredibly inspired by the vision, commitment, and plan of the City of South San Francisco, the School District, the School Board, and Genentech to be a leader in science education and to inspire the next generation of science innovators and leaders.

    It is great to team with a group that is so clearly dedicated to improving lives!

    On ABC News

    In the SF Chronicle

    In the San Mateo Daily Journal

  • August 22, 2017

    We are excited to see 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.


  • May 5, 2017

    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




  • September 28, 2016

    A landmark in sustainable building for the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma. Sonoma Academy is adding a rare facility to its campus to give students the experience they really need.

    September 9th marked the day that the Grange and Studios project at Sonoma Academy was officially underway. As “The most exciting building at Sonoma Academy,” Kitty Angell proclaimed, everyone is thrilled to see this vision coming out of the ground.

    The Grange building will have two kitchens – one food-service and one for teaching – and will provide a much needed space for students and faculty to gather, eat, hold meetings and study. Extending from the building, an organic garden will be used to teach farm-to-table and put it into action by producing meals for the community.

    The new Maker Studios will provide industrial design, engineering, electronics, animation/film and fabrication labs for hands-on learning and real-world experience for students.

    In addition to providing incredible, unique learning environments for students, the Grange and Studios project is seeking Living Building Challenge, LEED Platinum and Net Zero Energy Certifications. It is the first in Sonoma County and of its kind to do so. “We wanted to make it as sustainable as possible and focused on incorporating fresh air, natural lighting and absence of toxins” Rick Theis explained.

    A geoexchange system that uses the earth as heat source for the building’s heating and cooling; photovoltaic panels; a living green roof; rainwater harvesting; grey water collection and treatment systems; and radiant heating and cooling systems are some of the major sustainable features of the new building.

    Stay tuned to see the progression of the building that will make you want to go back to high school.