Author: KCM Group

Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation, a leader in the creation and operation of affordable housing in California, has selected KCM Group as construction manager for its newest affordable housing community in San Diego’s Grantville neighborhood. This is the fifth time the two companies have partnered on an affordable housing construction project.

Two new affordable apartment projects have opened — one in downtown San Diego and one in Otay Mesa.  The Beacon at 1425 C St. in East Village has 43 studio apartments. Pacifica at Playa del Sol, 5215 Calle Dorado has 42 apartments.  Built by the downtown-based Wakeland Housing and Development Corp. in partnership with the San Diego Housing Commission, the $20 million, five-story Beacon will remain affordable for the next 55 years for people with an annual income up to 50 percent of the San Diego area median income.

KCM Group recently completed this gorgeous project in Southern California. At nearly 10,000 square feet, this two-story custom home over a full basement incorporates a large rooftop solar system with battery storage to power the 5-bedroom, 5-bath home. The owner also installed on-site geothermal wells to expel heat generated by the air conditioning system, which eliminates the need for exterior condensing units to eliminate fan exhaust noise in the neighborhood. Its basement and underground parking were...

  Construction Management was recently rated by Glassdoor, an online job resource website, as one of the top jobs in America for 2019, but the profession is much more of a value to a client than overseeing a construction job. Professional construction managers are program or project managers who provide owners and developers with expert representation on their projects. Whether it is new construction or a renovation, and regardless of when the construction manager is brought...

  CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center (CAJC) is the San Diego region’s first diversity focused business accelerator program for diverse and financially disadvantaged founders of San Diego-based, early-stage startups poised for growth and job creation. As part of the new program, KCM Group is leading the renovation project of existing Jacobs Center facilities to serve as the onsite business resource center. CAJC’s main goal is to provide opportunity for diversity and LMI focused entrepreneurship to spur...

  As a result of continued growth, Procopio has expanded its operations in downtown San Diego and Del Mar Heights, California, occupying additional office space to better accommodate its attorneys and staff while ensuring more state-of-the-art client meeting and event space. All told, approximately 62,000 square feet of office space was either added or refurbished in the expansion. This is the latest sign of growth for the full-service business and litigation AmLaw 200 law firm, the...

From trendy brightly-colored shared offices to libraries equipped with digital technology, private and public spaces have evolved over time. Co-working companies like WeWork have prioritized communal spaces and the distribution of light to make offices bright and appealing. In the public sector, cities equip public libraries with spaces for electronics, laptops, Skype stations and 3D-printers to stay relevant. These modern changes influence today’s K-12 educators who seek to keep pace and address how the next...

Environmental compliance expert Erika Horn of KCM Group Construction Management and Consulting in San Diego comments on stormwater pollution prevention. As far as environmental compliance is concerned, it’s up to builders to meet federal, state and local regulations. This is why storm water management is crucial within construction projects through a stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPP). “Often there’s a disconnect due to many regulations builders and developers are required to comply with from building materials to environmental...

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, which allows the city of San...

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...