Pacific Structures in Construction Today January/February 2015 Issue

Pacific Structures – Article by Chris Peterson

A solid foundation is essential, no matter whether you’re talking about a high-rise residential development or the company building it. San Francisco-based Pacific Structures knows a lot about the value of a good foundation in both circumstances, because the experience of its principals in the concrete industry has led to it become one of the premier concrete contractors on the West Coast. Principal Dave Williams says the expertise he and his team bring to the table on every project gives Pacific Structures the strongest foundation possible, and it has allowed the company to become well-known for providing value-added construction services that save clients time and money.

Williams founded Pacific Structures in 2010 with Ross Edwards Jr., who led the concrete division of West Coast construction giant Webcor. With the experience they had pioneering West Coast concrete high-rise construction at Webcor and years partnering with a veteran podium builder, Williams and Edwards were able to land a major concrete podium project in the company’s earliest days and complete the 1-million-square-foot project in record time. Williams says knowing how to approach the planning and gather the detailed information needed to fast-track such a project was crucial for Pacific Structures to land this early work and succeed.

Today, Pacific Structures has only broadened the experience of its principals by taking on a wide variety of projects in the public and private sectors. In the private sector, Pacific Structures works for many of the largest general contractors and owner-builders in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the last year, however, the company has added to its portfolio with public work that includes formwork for wastewater plants, train stations, and other projects. Williams says the company’s range of expertise continues to prove critical on high-profile projects such as the Indigo project in Redwood City, Calif.


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