Category Archives: Construction Industry

Project Recap: Spec Suite 135 — Sorrento Valley

Project Team: Glenn Fricke (PM), Shelby Ballow (PC) and Chad Reed (Superintendent) Project Size: 2,440 est sf Project Cost: ~$116,500.00 Project Duration: 7 weeks It is becoming more common for building owners to invest in building out speculative suites, so the space is “move-in ready” for prospective tenants.  The suite was completely gutted and returned […]
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It’s Just Paint: How Hard Can It Be?

If you’ve ever wondered that then read on.  In our continuing series we answer some often-asked questions in construction and offer tips and answers.  We contacted San Diego painter Paul Schubert of Paul Schubert Painting for his thoughts on the following questions. Why flat versus egg shell versus semi-gloss and what applications decide which should […]
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FAQ During An RFP

When our project managers receive an RFP (request for proposal), they receive a few standard questions. Property managers, construction managers, and facility engineers save yourself some time by knowing these answers ahead of time!

Ready for the Red Carpet

#ThrowBackThursday to last year’s BOMA/IFMA Joint Expo at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The theme was Superheros, so the TI Titan and Dowling Girl made a special appearance.

Throw Back Thursday: Our First Blog Post

Throw Back Thursday to Dowling’s First Blog Post

San Diego Strides Toward Smart City Status

The Smart City market is expected to reach 1 trillion dollars in 2019 because of government initiated rapid urbanization and private-public partnerships (3Ps). Find out what San Diego is doing to be part of the Smart City Movement.

A “TI” on the Outside

As a GC who specializes in tenant improvements, more times than not we are contracted to perform an office build out or remodel. However, our skills can be utilized for scopes outside of the “typical TI” realm. For example, we are currently working on an exterior drainage project in Kearny Mesa. The existing sump pump […]
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Peak Time for Construction Crews

Summer is here! You know what that means? Spend the rest of that budget money on construction projects you’ve been putting off! But can they be completed in your tight time frame?

Dowling Construction Opens Doors in New Santee Location!

It’s official! Dowling Construction has moved it’s shop to Santee, next to the drive inn and BNS Brewery. Our new office is a great example of the kind of work we perform.

Project Recap: Occupied Extension

It’s the little things our superintendent’s do to minimize tenant stress during construction. Find out how Jimmy Johns went above and beyond during this expansion project.