A Silicon Valley Orginal…MAI Construction

About MAI Construction

Established in 1973 in California’s Bay Area, MAI Construction has established itself at the forefront of high-end projects in the life science, technology, education and office sectors for a diverse client base including government, university and private-sector applications. MAI specializes in fast-track and phased-tenant planning, engineering and construction, working within tight deadlines to deliver exceptional results which align with both the clients’ vision for the space and designated project budgets.

Client Profile

MAI Construction has worked with world-renowned names such as Facebook, Google, UCSF, FedEx and Bristol Meyers-Squibb to establish spaces which meet their unique and often complex requirements, requisites and needs. With over 85% repeat business from satisfied clients, MAI Construction has developed a dynamic, thriving client base in the Silicon Valley as the premiere Construction Management company serving the greater Bay Area.

Highlighted Projects

Google’s renovation of its café and cafeteria spaces in buildings 40 and 43 included a four-week renovation of the café during the December slowdown, plus a total of six months of replacing and retrofitting new kitchen equipment, painting and interior design details. The total cost for this project was around $1 million.

Synaptics’ corporate campus remodel required bringing 161,000 square feet of space across three buildings developed in the 1980s up to LEED Silver standards and state-of-the-art technological and environmental capabilities. The project included a new fitness center, café, development laboratories and eleven charging stations for electric vehicles, at a cost of $21 million over a seven-month period.

USF’s Harney building needed additional office and laboratory space, which necessitated demolishing existing offices, classrooms and a cold room in order to create eight new offices in 1000 square feet of space. The project also added a new 1,200 square-foot laboratory and was accomplished over the university’s summer shutdown under a tight deadline within the project budget.

Fujitsu’s 10,000 square foot data center brought unique project specifications and challenges, including seismic anchoring and dynamic cooling systems for the server cabinets and backup and standard power supplies run under the floor. In addition, the project required overhead cable organization, card-managed access control and modifications to the clean agent gas system.

These projects highlight the diversity and broad capabilities of MAI Construction to engineer, plan and implement solutions for even the most challenging projects, deadlines and requirements.


MAI Construction maintains a comprehensive safety program, including the latest information and practices in safety for the benefit of clients, personnel and the general public. All site superintendents are required to complete OSHA-10 safety training, which is a 10-hour course specific to construction. Employees receive specialized training, including forklift and scissor lift operation and safety. MAI maintains an “A” rating for Workers’ Compensation insurance because of its emphasis on safety training and management.

Community Outreach

In addition to its prime function of delivering high-end construction projects within schedule and budget constraints, MAI Construction places a high premium on civic involvement and community responsibility by partnering with charitable initiatives such as the American Cancer Society, the March of Dimes and the American Diabetes Association, just to name a few. MAI’s commitment to giving back to the community and helping fight for social health and robust communities is integral to the company’s vision and beliefs, and reflects the emphasis of MAI Construction’s leadership on remembering where they came from.

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