Board Awards Blach Cañada College Kinesiology and Wellness Center

The Blach + ELS team leaders with the College
ELS Concept

(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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Alert From Blach's Human Resources Team

Please be aware that an overseas company is fraudulently advertising fake jobs at Blach Construction. This company is taking money from unsuspecting candidates for job applications, work permits, and travel arrangements for jobs that do not exist. We take great care in the process of hiring Blach Construction’s outstanding employees, and our hiring is only ever conducted face-to-face in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Blach Leads ‘Stand-Down for Safety’ Event

Safety & Health Director Mike Holland addresses attendees at Blach's Stand-Down
OSHA demonstrates fall protection at Blach's Stand-Down

Hollister, Calif. (May 6, 2016) - San Jose-based general contractor Blach Construction led a Stand-Down event on Wednesday, as part of its commitment to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s National Fall Prevention ‘Stand-Down’ Initiative.

The purpose of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Stand-Down Initiative is to raise awareness about fall hazards in the construction industry - Falls were the leading cause of death for construction workers in 2014, according to OSHA.

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Mike Blach Named Silicon Valley ‘Power Executive’

San Jose, Calif.  (April 8, 2016) The Silicon Valley Business Journal recently named Mike Blach, president and CEO of Blach Construction, one of its first ‘Power Executives.’ The Business Journal cited Blach’s successful leadership of the company, as well as his commitment to many community non-profits, as reasons for his inclusion on its inaugural list of Silicon Valley’s most influential business leaders.

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