On the Jobsite

The San Francisco Unified School District Construction Crafts Coalition is a small but determined crew of skilled and trained construction workers who keep the city school district’s infrastructure humming.

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Local 22 Carpenters have been working on multiple projects in the Mission District, including a full remodel of KQED’s headquarters at 2601 Mariposa Street and a new home for the Mission Kids Co-op at 969 Treat Avenue. Local 22 members have been involved in the entire span of the KQED remodel, which began in September of 2019 and is expected to wrap-up in May of next year.

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A crew of six Local 8 Elevator Constructors has been busy working on a modernization project at 1000 Broadway in Oakland. The multi-tenant building that has been mostly empty due to the COVID-19 pandemic presented prime conditions for upgrading ten elevators to modern standards.

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When walking San Francisco’s many neighborhoods, one may only take notice of the sidewalks when they’ve ruptured from years of pressure from tree roots or geologic forces and become hazardous.

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Members of the Glaziers Local 718 recently began work on an affordable housing project at 691 China Basin Street. The project, built by general contractor Cahill, will deliver 152 units for low-income families including 38 apartments that are reserved for residents relocating from HOPE SF public housing sites, which are up for redevelopment.

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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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