California's First Educational Dome Building

California’s First Educational Dome Building

California’s first educational dome building

California’s first educational dome building began in 2014 when CDI began construction on a Lease Lease-Back project for a new gymnasium at Wasuma Elementary School in Ahwahanee California. For cost reasons the school district went the route of a Monolithic dome.

Monolithic domes are natural insulators, faster to build than traditional construction, stronger than most buildings and about 2/3 the cost. The domes, made of concrete insulated with polyurethane foam, act as containers that naturally regulate the temperature — resulting in up to 75% less in energy costs compared to traditional buildings

While most of the domes have been recognized for their stability in tornadoes and fires, there’s potential for protection in the case of earthquakes, too.  FEMA often provides funding for domed school buildings if the district allows it to also serve as a disaster shelter.

Johnny Herrin, pictured above, acted as Construction Developers project engineer for California’s first educational dome building.

Read Fresno Bee article here:

At Construction Developers, we are constantly looking for the best building solution for our clients, weather its steel, block, concrete, wood or a dome…

Email Chad Story if you think dome construction could be a solution for your next project.  Remember, domes are clearspan (no posts), faster to construct than traditional framing, amazing insulators, incredibly strong, and 1/3 less expensive than popular methods.

For site tours of this dome project, contact Eric Tienken at Construction Developers, Inc.

New Family Dollar opens in Rio Vista California

New Family Dollar Opens in Rio Vista California

New Family Dollar Opens in Rio Vista California

New Family Dollar opens in Rio Vista California on Hwy 12, between the cemetery and the Taco Bell KFC fast food restaurant. Chamber members, city officials and local business leaders came out to celebrate the groundbreaking and again when the ribbon cutting took place.  Many officials spoke to the crowd that gathered and welcomed Family Dollar to town.

Thanks were expressed by many for BOOS Development, CDI and superintendent Vincent Valenzuela for a job well done.

Superintendent Vincent Valenzuela completed his second Family Dollar build with the opening of Rio Vista California. Vince says the most interesting part of this Family Dollar is the site being set on a hillside and the neo-angle design of the building.

CBC Steel Buildings were used in the design of the building and Nichiha panels for the outside facade.

The whole project can be seen on our project profile page.

Ford Dealership Revs its Engine

Ford Dealership Revs Its Engine

Ford Dealership Revs its Engine

Ford dealership revs its engine with the latest project by Construction Developers, Inc (CDI).  Future Automotive Group owner, Steve Pleau, worked with (CDI) owner Frank Cornell on a construction partnership that worked for everyone and continued through 3 expansion phases as the dealership grew.

The scope of the project grew over time, but started as a shop rebuild, due to a fire back in December 2011.  The fire blazed through the 100,000sf service garage.  The project grew into a complete tear down of the showroom, offices and eventually the quick service and carwash buildings as well.

You can check out their website here:  Future Ford of Clovis

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Gottschalks Fresno California

Gottschalks Fresno California

Gottschalks Fresno California

People often ask how we came to build in 7 states.  I am one of the more recent additions to the CDI family, so I had to ask what we did in Oregon, Arizona, Nevada, Washington etc.  In todays economy we truly focus on construction in the great state of California, but there was a time we seemed to be everywhere.

What I found was great little piece of CDI history. Back in the day (as they say),  we started remodeling for a local department store called Gottschalks.  As they opened new retail stores, we were called on to build them.  As they expanded and took over existing retailers, we were again called on to remodel them to corporate specifications.Screen Shot 2015-07-30 at 12.25.46 PM

As Gottschalks became publicly traded and began to invest in new markets by building brand new stores, CDI was their choice of contractor.  Now, when your client says they want to build a new 100,000 sf store in a neighboring state, can you turn them down? Of course not.

Back in Fresno we were able to build and record for time-lapse, the construction of the River Park Gottschalks (currently today its been remodeled into a Macy’s).  Take a look at this fun video.