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The Sprinklerfitters 483 have kept busy during the past couple of years at 706 Mission Street. The major project involves a historic renovation of two connected buildings that will be the home of The Mexican Museum and The Four Seasons Residences, featuring homes with five-star hotel-like amenities.

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Since June 2018 Local 34 Pile Drivers employed by Shimmick Construction have been working for stretches of weeks at a time to provide foundational support for the Oceanwide Center project at First and Mission streets. It’s a mixed-use project by developer Oceanwide Holdings with construction led by general contractors Swinerton and Webcor in a joint venture.

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A small IBEW 6 crew, employed by San Francisco Power, has been working on a 100 percent affordable housing project at 1950 Mission Street. Developers BRIDGE HOUSING and Mission Housing, along with General Contractor Swinerton Builders, are delivering 157 apartment units consisting of studio, one, two, and three-bedrooms.

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Since January, members of Carpet, Linoleum & Soft Tile Workers Local 12 have been giving it their best at a renovation project for Dropbox at 1800 Owens Street in Mission Bay. Crews of between seven and 26 floor coverers, employed by Hoem & Associates, are utilizing state-of-the-art materials on all 32 floors of the four connected buildings.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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