GLENDALE, CA-C.W. Driver has completedconstruction of the $20 million Bloomingdale'sdepartment store development at the GlendaleGalleria in a former Mervyns. Therenovation was completed on a high-tech andpaperless job site—C.W. Driver's first.

Using iPad applications on the job site, the constructioncompany was able to reduce work time by 40 hours per month. Theapplication also increased communication and the ability to sharedocuments and revisions to the project plans. “The emergence of newtechnology is constantly reshaping our work site environment,” saysC.W. Driver VP Brett Curry. “Staying at theforefront of these new developments is improving our productivityto keep us on a rigorous timetable.”

This is C.W. Driver's third Bloomingdale's renovation. Theconstruction company also developed the Bloomingdale's atSouth Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA, and one atthe Santa Monica Place Mall. Modeled after theSanta Monica and SoHo, New York locations, the 127,000-square-foot,two-story project required renovations to both the interior andexterior.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.