BBI Construction to Host Free OSHA 10 Certification Training

Working in conjunction with the Friendship Senior Housing developers, CHDC & Friendship Christian Center, B.U.I.L.D. Bringing Underemployed Individuals to Local Developers and BBI Construction will host classes at DeFremery Park (Adeline & 19th) in West Oakland. This interactive training is intended  for  entry-level  workers  as  an orientation to  the construction industry. It covers  safety and health  hazards that workers  may face on any construction work site.  Our  course  puts  emphasis on hazard  identification, avoidance, controland prevention.

2 Day Classes 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday/Sunday

March 2nd and 3rd
April 6th and 7th
May 4th and 5th

Alameda Point Collaborative and BBI Construction Celebrate Groundbreak for Alameda Respite & Wellness Center

Our team celebrated the ground-break ceremony at the Alameda Point Collaborative Respite and Wellness Center. The event was attended by local, county and state elected officials, and partners involved in this project. The center will offer services and respite care to unhoused citizens in Alameda County. The BBI team looks forward to working with our partners in this project and to continue building solutions to assist the most vulnerable members of our communities. This project is owned by Alameda Point Collaborative and designed by Ankrom Moisan.

1904 Adeline –  BBI to construct Affordable Senior Living in West Oakland

BBI Construction is pleased to announce the upcoming Friendship Senior Housing Development in partnership with Community Housing Development Corporation (CHDC) and designed by Kodama Diseno Architects. This ground-up project will be constructed in conjunction with Friendship Christian Center in West Oakland. This organization is a community pillar that has worked tirelessly to make this project a reality and to bring hope into the lives of families and individuals in the community. The 4 story building will provide 50 units of affordable housing to senior citizens. Residents will have access to open spaces for gathering as well as access to public transit options.

Moe Wright of BBI Construction Named as an Affordable Housing Month Honoree

Moe Wright has been named as an Affordable Housing Month Honoree by East Bay Housing Organizations. The well-being of other people is important to him. Moe was one of the founders and a long-time supporter of the Berkeley Ecumenical Chaplaincy for the Homeless. He has spent countless hours working with various programs and in various capacities with the First Congregational Church of Berkeley, Pacific School of Religion, Rebuilding Together, Goodwill Industries of the Greater Bay Area and Everyone Home in Alameda County (just to mention a few).

Moe has also contributed to the affordable housing community by dedicating his efforts to pass Measure A1- Alameda County Affordable Housing Bonds and Measure W – Sales Tax To Help Fight Homelessness in Alameda County.

During his 47-year career at BBI Construction, Moe provided thoughtful leadership to the teams rehabilitating and constructing innumerable affordable housing projects.
Nowadays, Moe is actively involved with several organizations to keep building communities.

BBI Announces the Grand Opening of Loro Landing: 62 Units of Affordable Housing

The BBI Team attended the Ribbon Cutting and is excited to announce the Grand Opening of Loro Landing (previously Parrott St. Apartments). We are so proud and thankful to the whole team who came together to overcome every challenge, advance the project and make it to the finish line. This new Transit Oriented Development Project located in San Leandro across the street from BART, will provide 62 units of affordable housing to veterans and low income families.

BBI Construction is proud to support outstanding organizations that make our communities better.

Bay Area BBI Construction sponsors events honoring change-makers in our communities

Oakland, CA — BBI Construction, a leading Bay Area construction firm, is supporting our communities with sponsorship of multiple nonprofit events this Fall.

BBI Construction sponsorships include:
East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) 46th Anniversary Gala – September 9th
Honoring individuals and organizations that are change-makers in our Asian communities, with KCBS’ Holly Quan as Master of Ceremonies.
To learn more and register:

Non-Profit Housing (NPH) Affordable Housing Conference – September 24th
The 42nd annual gathering of affordable housing leaders to advance affordable housing and build a future where every community is one of opportunity and everyone has a safe and affordable place to live.
To learn more and register:

Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC) 44th Gala Anniversary – September 24th
“Chinatown is in the Heart” is the theme of an event honoring individuals who have made special contributions during these trying times.
For more information and to register:

Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) “Pool Toss” – October 14th
TNDC event is an interactive online party in which our new CEO and honored guests compete to make the biggest pool splash! Complete with great music and a photo booth.
For more information and to register:

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to support organizations that are key to positive change in the Bay Area,” said William Rogan, BBI Construction president. “For more than 40 years, our focus as a company has been to add value to our communities by providing top quality construction for housing, schools, community centers, historic renovations, and commercial buildings. We celebrate diversity in our communities and in our workforce. We know that working together, we can improve this place we call home.”

BBI Construction Celebrates Safety Week

This year, the construction industry will be celebrating Safety Week on May 3 – 7. The risks of injury are real and ever present during each step of our work. Safety is of paramount importance to our company and we are committed to achieving and sustaining an incident and injury free work environment. We believe that all incidents and injuries are preventable through management leadership, open communications and continual improvement of our safety programs and procedures. Safety starts with all of us and continues with our commitment to foster a safe environment for everyone on our projects.

BBI Construction Proudly Salutes Our Sisters in the Trades! 

During the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)’s Women in Construction Week and throughout the year, BBI Construction celebrates the women who are carpenters, electricians, project managers, marketing directors, architects and other skilled workers who make our construction sites and companies more inclusive and productive.

Women are essential to BBI Construction.
33% of our team are women, including in ownership roles. Three of our BBI team are active members of the NAWIC’s San Francisco chapter. Many of the architects and our other skilled construction partners are women. Many Bay Area GC’s coordinate with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, California State University Chico, and other colleges with construction management programs to recruit and train new staff, including women.

Construction faces skilled worker shortages.
Our female workers and staff are more important than ever. The COVID pandemic created a severe downturn and the loss of 975,00 jobs in the Spring of 2020. While the industry recovered approximately 61% of those positions by the end of 2020 and demand for residential and commercial construction is expected to increase as the nation recovers from the pandemic – experts forecast that construction will experience 12 percent employment growth over the next four years – the industry faces a very real problem of labor shortages:
80% of construction companies report difficulties in staffing hourly positions
73% of companies expect the search for hourly crafts workers will get harder
43% of companies report that staffing issues have resulted in higher bids, longer project timelines and higher than anticipated costs

Who will fill those positions?
The industry’s reality is that Baby Boomer workers are retiring in record numbers, high schools across the nation have eliminated shop class and other training courses, and Millennials and younger people have neither the training nor the inclination to enter a business based on manual labor.

Construction needs more women!
The construction industry needs to attract more women. According to NAWIC, women currently make up 9.1% of the U.S. construction workforce. Current average skilled worker pay is attractive: The industry’s average wage just topped $30 per hour last month, and can continue to increase as workers gain skills.

The Association of General Contractors (AGC) recognizes the need to attract more young people to our business. AGC has lobbied for increased funding for technical education and is launching a digital advertising campaign targeting women and minority demographic groups.

Construction companies are stepping up, too.
46% of US construction companies have expanded in-house training programs and 50% have career-building programs. Currently, these programs are mostly in larger companies of 500 employees or more, but the need is felt at every level of our industry.

Take it from BBI: Women in Construction rock!
Statistics aside, BBI Construction supports Women in Construction for the very real way in which they contribute their skills, viewpoints and experiences to our company and our industry!