In mid-July Local 510 members had their yearly run at the Semicon trade show held at the Moscone Center. The three-day event showcased “smart” technologies emerging in the microelectronics manufacturing and design supply chain arena, featuring industry players from around the globe.
With the final efforts to complete the Chase Center in time for the 2019-20 NBA season underway, a multitude of Bricklayers, Tilelayers & Allied Craftworkers with Local 3 have been scattered all over the arena engaged in every phase of the stone-setting and tile-setting processes for staircases, entryways, open floor areas, bathrooms, locker rooms and more.
Local 8 elevator constructors employed by Otis Elevator Company have been busy working on a modernization job for 101 California Street, a 48-story office tower located in the Financial District. The building was constructed in 1982 with the existing elevator system just as old, put in during a building boom of an earlier era.
About 42 cement masons with the Local 300 have been working since early January on a major SFTMA project with a tight deadline. The transit agency is undertaking a MUNI track realignment project on Third Street between 16th and Mariposa streets that involves placing a platform in between the tracks to accommodate a larger volume of riders anticipated once the Golden State Warriors season starts at the new Chase Center.
A common misconception about the roofing trade is that crews spend their days perched precariously on the tops of buildings. While this is an essential feature of the job description, roofers can also be found up to 50 feet below street level making sure that structures are protected against water damage.
Being a member of the Laborers 261 is like being a jack of all trades, and this reality has been on full display as workers put their skills to the test at San Francisco International Airport and Warriors Arena. For most of 2018, a crew has been out at SFO, charged with ensuring the future of air travel safety by updating runway visual safety systems. Hunt is the general contractor of the project that involves work being done day and night, outdoors and inside the terminals.
The iconic Salesforce Tower at 415 Mission Street was officially opened for business as of May 22. However, the Glaziers have still been busy working on some crucial finishing touches for several of the lower and upper floors. Two small teams from the Local 718 employed by subcontractor Mission Glass and general contractor Hathaway Dinwiddie have been putting in long days over the past few months installing high quality glass for conference rooms, offices and staircases.
As part of an expansion project at the San Francisco International Airport, general contractor, Walsh Construction, is in the process of adding waste water treatment tanks to an existing facility. Subcontractor, Stroer & Graff Inc. has been at the SFO job site for several weeks with a crew of Local 34 pile drivers who have been busily pounding piles into the ground in the midst of challenging wind conditions.
The Sprinkler Fitters of Local 483 have been striving to save lives and property by installing commercial and residential fire suppressing sprinkler systems in the Bay Area for over 75 years. One of their newest endeavors is to get the Golden State Warriors Arena ready for the 2019-2020 NBA season.
Crew members with the Local 12 Carpet, Linoleum and Soft Tile Workers have been laying many floors at both Salesforce Tower and the Sutter Health CPMC Van Ness and Geary Campus Hospital project. With 30 floors yet to install at Salesforce and 12 at CPMC, workers employed by Hoem & Associates and Anderson Commercial Flooring remain focused on the finer details while working steadily to advance to the next floor on schedule.