Blach Construction Named #9 in 2017 “Best Places to Work”

San Jose, California – April 20, 2017 – Blach Construction Company is pleased to announce it was named in the top 10 of the 2017 “Best Places to Work” in the Bay Area, placing 9th in the mid-sized employer category. “Best Places to Work” is an annual award presented jointly by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Blach is the only general contractor to have ranked consistently among the Top 10 for the last nine years.

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Tiny House. Big News.

Blach Construction is proud to be a part of building The Tiny House with the children of John Sinnott Elementary School in Milpitas, recently featured on the NBC Bay Area segment "Bay Area Proud" with Garvin Thomas.

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Blach Construction Promotes Chad Tyson to VP, Construction

San Jose, California – February 28, 2017 – Blach Construction Company is pleased to announce that Chad Tyson has been promoted to Vice President, Construction. In his newly elevated role, Chad will continue to oversee all construction operations in the greater Bay Area – a position he assumed four years ago, when he stepped in as General Superintendent.

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Mike Blach Elected to KQED Board

San Francisco, California – December 21, 2016 – KQED’s board of directors this week elected Mike Blach, president and CEO of Blach Construction, to its board, starting January 1, 2017. Three other board nominees also were elected:  Anne Avis, a former KQED board chairwoman and the current chair of the Campaign 21 cabinet; Mallun Yen, executive vice president of RPX Corporation and former vice president and general counsel of Cisco Systems; and Ja

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Board Awards Blach Cañada College Kinesiology and Wellness Center

The Blach + ELS team leaders with the College
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(9/20/2016)  San Mateo, Calif. – The Board of Trustees of San Mateo Community College District awarded Blach Construction Company a $60 million design-build contract to design and build a new, 86,000-square-foot kinesiology and wellness center, as well as an aquatic complex, last week.

Blach partnered with Berkeley-based ELS Architecture and Urban Planning as its architect. The District’s Measure H bond, which local voters approved in November 2014, is providing the funding for the project.

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Blach & Quattrocchi Kwok Architects' Folia Classroom Building Featured in Building Design + Construction

Folia is a pre-engineered, two-story classroom building designed to nurture enthusiasm for learning. With DSA pre-check approval and flexible features, Folia is ideal for K-12 settings. Folia is the brainchild of AEC industry leaders Blach Construction, Quattrocchi Kwok Architects, and Gregory P. Luth and Associates, Inc. (GPLA).

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State Architect Grants Pre-Check Approval to Folia

Folia, A New Classroom Solution, Offers Shorter Schedule Through DSA Pre-Check Approval

San Jose, Calif. (July 8, 2016) – The California Division of State Architect (DSA) has granted pre-check (“PC”) approval to the Folia education building. This pre-check approval allows schools and community colleges to choose a building with dramatically reduced design, permitting and construction time so that attractive, sustainable and modern facilities can be opened in less than a year, at least 16 months faster than traditionally designed and built facilities.

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