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HBC's recently completed, Hoag Health Center (Sand Canyon) opens in Irvine!
This large scale tenant improvement project for a repeat client spanned 50,000 square feet across two buildings consisting primarily of physician offices and shared common areas. Each office was designed uniquely to accommodate the requirements of different divisions composed of cardiology, neurology, urology, OB/GYN, and internal medicine. The 24-week build-out also included an exterior tank farm for a three chamber Wound Healing Center as well as a Blood Draw Lab, both of which were built to OSHPD3 standards.
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HBC recently completed luxury handbag designer, Anya Hindmarch's flagship store
Take a look inside this project HBC just completed for luxury handbag designer, Anya Hindmarch’s new Los Angeles flagship store at 8461 Melrose Place. The space features inflatable artwork by Filthy Luker and bespoke furniture by Martino Gamper. Special thanks to the architects at LDA Design Group, landscape architect, Lynn Capouya and construction management firm, Jones Lang LaSalle.
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Building as If Every Day is Earth Day
Unfortunately, the construction industry has historically been the biggest culprit of energy depletion and CO2 emissions, to the tune of globally accounting for about 36% and 39%, respectively.1 These numbers may be disheartening, but global dialogue has increased awareness and industry leaders have responded with action. By implementing green building policies, sharing data-driven information, and promoting environmentally-sustainable practices, we can all do our part to be conscious, responsible contributors within the construction industry. As the preeminent tenant improvement general contractor in Southern California, Howard Building Corporation (HBC) builds workspaces – or “second homes” – while recognizing the potential impact on our larger collective home. At HBC, we do everything in our power to positively impact the environment, and it is crucial, more than ever, that we continue to be a leader in the green building movement.
Trends in Healthcare Design
As our aging population grows, new technology arises, and overall health improves, healthcare priorities have adapted. HBC’s healthcare division has seen this firsthand. The shift has resulted in a changing healthcare real estate market which, in turn, impacts how these projects are constructed. The healthcare industry is one of the largest in the U.S., and the demand for new facilities continues to grow exponentially. Approximately 40% of demand is for the construction of outpatient facilities and medical office buildings.1 This article will explore how healthcare design has shifted within the past five years and how these changes reflect the values of our healthcare-seeking population. We will then turn to our own recently completed healthcare projects as case studies for the current healthcare model and for what is to come.
Celebrating Women in Construction
As we quickly approach the end of March, we’d like to commemorate all the women in construction and, in particular, shine a spotlight on a few women at HBC. Last year, we interviewed one of our Project Managers, Sarah Webb, to glean insight about how to have a successful career in construction. If you missed it, you can find the articlehere.
Leadership in the Midst of a Crisis
Nobody could have predicted the sequence of events that occurred as a result of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak. Aside from major, irrevocable consequences caused by a virus that nobody had heard of just a few months prior, businesses across the world have been forced to adapt quickly. As a result, businesses and communities are rising to the occasion and demonstrating resiliency, courage, and fortitude in a situation where a straightforward solution is muddled underneath layers of “what-if” scenarios. There are truly inspiring stories of leaders who are facing the unknown head-on while providing stability to others in the midst of a global crisis. Here is how HBC’s employee-owners are navigating the coronavirus outbreak.
HBC's Laboratory Experience
When people think of Howard Building Corporation (HBC), they’re likely to think of large corporate buildouts or tech-intensive tenant improvements. What some may not realize, however, is that HBC has completed numerous complex laboratory facilities. In fact, our expertise in building intricate, large scale labs has garnered attention from some of the largest companies in healthcare, aerospace, manufacturing, food science, and more. Some of our earliest projects have included laboratory components, and we have been perfecting our laboratory expertise ever since.
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