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13 Aug KCM Group Readies San Diego City Plans to Reclaim Balboa Park’s Plaza de Panama for Pedestrians.

Construction management firm advising Plaza de Panama project praises San Diego Superior Court decision, which jumpstarts construction with nearly $50 million in city funding "We’re grateful to be a part of this much-anticipated community effort to improve our city’s crown jewel" Gordon Kovtun Principal, KCM Group ------ After nearly a decade of legal battles, KCM Group, the Plaza de Panama’s construction program manager, today praised a court decision by the San Diego Superior Court, allowing the city of San Diego...

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09 Aug Swamp Coolers Utilize an Ancient Solution to the Modern Air Conditioning Problem for San Diego Warehouses

In East County San Diego where summer temperatures frequently cross the three-digit threshold, keeping electricity bills low is a major challenge for large warehouse stores. While many resign themselves to traditional air conditioning systems that raise the cost of doing business, an ancient technology presents an interesting and efficient solution. Evaporative cooling, a concept derived from ancient Egypt and Persia thousands of years ago, produces efficient cooling through water evaporation. These ancient communities utilized dampened mats...

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09 Aug KCM Adds Construction Industry Veteran Jason Berge

As KCM Group continues to rapidly expand its portfolio of clients in 2018, the company recently added a new industry veteran and project manager, Jason Berge. With over 14 years of experience in construction project management, Berge has worked with industry giants including Jack in the Box, the University of California and on Cabela’s expansion across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to working with an extensive list of high-profile clients, Berge is a jack-of-all-trades...

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09 Aug Construction Underway on Downtown Supportive Housing Community

Project delivers on San Diego Mayor’s Housing First policy goals. Last summer, City of San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Falcouner and the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) announced an ambitious plan to create supportive housing opportunities for over 3,000 homeless individuals and families over the next three fiscal years. Rooted in the national “housing first” model to address homelessness, Mayor Faulconer’s plan expedites housing for homeless individuals, coupled with supportive services as needed. A report by the...

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06 Aug Big News! Comic-Con Museum selects KCM Group as their Construction Management Group

Just a week after tens of thousands of comic, science fiction and movie fans have left Downtown San Diego, KCM Group, a firm of local construction experts, announced it will help keep the experience going year-round by overseeing the construction of the Comic-Con Museum.   Gordon Kovtun, KCM Group President said, “The cultural and economic significance of Comic-Con for our city cannot be understated. We are honored to help build a museum and experience center in San Diego that will capture the magic of Comic-Con 365-days-a-year.”   Adam Smith, Comic-Con Museum...

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30 Jul San Diego Union Tribune Spotlights KCM’s Role in Plaza de Panama

The San Diego Union Tribune publishes piece with input from Gordon Kovtun and various civic leaders here: https://bit.ly/2LOqV1G "The revitilization of the Plaza de Panama is going to be the biggest investment Balboa Park has seen in decades and transform the plaza to its original splendor with acres of new park space for the public to enjoy." Craig Gustafson Spokesman, Mayor's Office "Projects like the Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park bring great benefits for San Diego. We are proud of the...

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27 Jul KCM Group plays critical role in advancing key Balboa Park project

Read the latest news on the Plaza de Panama project from the Voice of San Diego with input from Gordon Kovtun and various civic leaders here: https://bit.ly/2AjzFIu "Projects like the Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park bring great benefits for San Diego. We are proud of the opportunity to work with the City of San Diego on the Plaza de Panama renovation and our continuing efforts to positively impact our community. We hope this, and more projects like it, move forward." Gordon Kovtun Principal, KCM Group...

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16 Feb KCM Group helps spearhead homeless initiative in San Diego

https://vimeo.com/255470599 KCM Group, One San Diego, Jerome's Furniture & Mayor Kevin Faulconer teamed up to provide household items & furniture to homeless families recently transitioning from bridge shelters at the Alpha Project to permanent housing. For more information watch the live KUSI coverage in the link below: http://www.kusi.com/one-san-diego-donation-drive-homeless-shelters/...

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14 Dec California Stormwater and Erosion Control Industry Changes

In July, the State Water Resources Control Board fined the City of San Diego $4.6 million for non-compliance on stormwater, erosion and sedimentation control measures. Next year, the State Water Board will issue an update to the California Construction General Permit that will completely change the rules for how construction sites and companies deal with stormwater- and erosion-related discharges into bodies of water. Currently, the permit rules attempt to curtail stormwater runoff and erosion that dislodge pieces of...

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14 Dec San Diego Staple Hope-Admundson Merges with Nationwide Coffman Engineers

Hope-Admundson, a local company that was built on over 80 years of family history in the San Diego area, has merged with Coffman Engineers. Since 1993, Hope-Admundson has served as an architectural and engineering staple in the San Diego region specializing in building commercial, education, government, healthcare, life science, mixed-use and parking structures. Before closing its doors on November 1, Hope-Amundson announced that their structural engineering services will not change. Their staff of 33, which includes...

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