Things to consider before landing your first construction job

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 22, 2017 1:56:04 PM / by Christy Le posted in construction, jobs, construction management, project management, career path, career advice, career, cre jobs, construction career

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So you want to be a construction superstar? By all means, earn your education, certifications and training. Take on internships and build your resume. But what is it really like to work in the construction industry? And what should you know before you jump in? We're here to offer advice the books won't teach you. Here are 4 things construction professionals today wished they knew before landing their first construction job.



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Made in America: 20 Brands w/ American-Made Products

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2016 2:45:05 PM / by Christy Le posted in Construction Trends, contractor, american, american-made, made in america, local

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In celebration of Skyline's 20 year anniversary, we’re sharing 20 of our favorite things -- from tools to travel destinations and everything in between. 

This month in honor of America's birthday we turn the spotlight to 20 American brands that are manufacturing construction material right here on U.S. soil. Read on for the full list of our favorite locally sourced material and finishes.

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Top 20 Interior Features - Celebrating 20 Years w/ 20 Favorites

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Christy Le posted in cool office, projects, interior, contractor, tenant improvement, construction, interior design, GC, unique, features

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In celebration of our 20 year anniversary, we’re sharing 20 of our favorite things -- from tools to travel destinations and everything in between. 

This month we highlight 20 of Skyline's most requested and unique finishes that guarantee the "wow-factor" in any office space.

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A Glimpse into Pandora's Oakland Headquarters

[fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Christy Le posted in Construction Trends, bars, tech firms, cool office, kitchen, perks, office perks

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Pandora Radio, like so many tech companies, started very humbly in a modest office space and has quickly grown into a thriving, reputable brand with a vibrant and characteristically unique Oakland space. It has been our privilege, as their general contractor for the past 7 years, to not only witness Pandora's growth but to be part of the evolution of their dynamic office. The following photos document the powerful visual transformation from their 1st generation space to their current space. 

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Top 20 Skyline Projects - Celebrating 20 Years w/ 20 Favorites

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2016 3:00:00 AM / by Christy Le posted in projects, interior, contractor, tenant improvement, construction, interior design, GC

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In celebration of our 20 year anniversary, each month we’re sharing 20 of our employees favorite things -- from tools to travel destinations and everything in between.

This month we highlight 20 of the most popular construction projects built since 1996.  Our team put their heads together to vote on spaces that display dramatically unique features, challenging and careful coordination and awesome partnerships with our clients. 

It was no easy feat to rank this list. If we missed any projects you enjoyed working, please share in the comments below.

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Skyline's 20 Favorite Bars - Celebrating 20 Years w/ 20 Favorites

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 17, 2016 5:30:00 AM / by Christy Le posted in bars, drink, office, culture, st patty, bay area

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Happy Birthday to us!  In celebration of our 20 year anniversary, each month we’re sharing 20 of our employees favorite things--from tools to travel destinations and everything in between. To kick off St. Patrick’s Day, here are our team’s favorite drinking establishments around the Bay Area in no particular order.  Beware, not all of these are the classiest joints, but apparently they get the job done!  If we missed any of your favs, add them to the comments at the bottom so we can indulge in our own “research” later tonight. Stay tuned for next month’s Top 20 list to be released on April Fool's Day.

  

 

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How firms are "showing the love" with their office space

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 4, 2016 6:00:00 AM / by Christy Le posted in Construction Trends, bars, tech firms, cool office, kitchen, perks, office perks

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The strategy of creating office envy is definitely catching on in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Taking care of employees in the workplace increases morale, supports recruiting efforts, and is generally fun.  Here are some of our favorite recent projects that showcase the love.

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Top 5 Tenant Improvement Trends in the Bay Area

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 31, 2015 8:18:56 AM / by Randy Scott posted in Open Office, Collaboration Areas, Construction Trends, Commercial Kitchens, Light Fixtures, Social Spaces, Living Art

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As competition for employee talent rises, companies throughout the Bay Area seek to move beyond the standard open-floor plan by creating full “employee experiences” within their space. Our project management teams have identified 5 popular trends happening across workplace design in the Bay Area:

  • Commercial Kitchens
  • Unassigned Workstations
  • Living Art
  • Social Spaces
  • Custom Light Fixtures

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