BuildSF is an initiative that convenes partners in the building, construction, and real estate industries to support economy-boosting projects in San Francisco. Through various programs, BuildSF identifies and rallies behind projects that grow the economy, improve the City’s sustainability, and deliver housing and transportation infrastructure that meets the needs of the growing region. To learn more about BuildSF, email Kim Mercado at

BUILDSF Co-Chairs:

Kathryn Cahill, CEO, Cahill Contractors
Shelley Doran, Senior Vice President, WEBCOR Builders
Rob Tibbetts, Vice President of Business Development, HOK

Past Events:

The Moscone Expansion project is an extraordinary effort by the City, the San Francisco Tourism Improvement District Management Corporation, and the hotel industry to expand our existing convention space. The BuildSF group hosted a 45-minute tour led by SF Travel, San Francisco Public Works, and WEBCOR project directors.

The Fiscal Year 2018-2027 City and County of San Francisco Capital Plan is the City’s commitment to building a more resilient and vibrant future for the residents, workers, and visitors of San Francisco. Updated every odd-numbered year, the Plan is a fiscally constrained expenditure plan that lays out infrastructure investments over the next decade. This document is the product of input from Citywide stakeholders, who have put forth their best ideas and most realistic estimates of San Francisco’s future needs.

The SF Chamber and Hornblower Cruises hosted this networking reception and educational cruise along the San Francisco waterfront. Speakers from the San Francisco Giants, Golden State Warriors, Port of San Francisco, Boston Properties, and FivePoint will provide commentary on the evolution of waterfront projects. View Photos

How will San Francisco handle a disaster? The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and AIASF hosted this panel discussion on building a resilient San Francisco, retrofitting to prepare for a disastrous event, and how to respond to and recover from significant multi-hazard threats.

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s BUILDSF initiative hosted a networking and panel discussion at PlanGrid with experts about the impact of technology in the construction industry. Click Here to view photos.