Beyond reasons of personal investment in making sure that you’re comfortable in retirement, pension money also plays a major role in the stimulating of the economy via funds that invest in construction projects throughout the country.
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series looking at modernization and safety improvements at San Francisco Unified School District facilities funded by a 2011 bond measure.
David Chiu, president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, is a longtime friend of the building trades. He has represented District 3 since 2008 and is now running for state Assembly.
Several more projects covered by the Project Labor Agreement between the San Francisco Building Trades and the San Francisco Unified School District are underway in the city this summer. The PLA was adopted last August for projects of $1 million or more funded by the 2011 Facility Bond Measure.
The Golden Gate Bridge stands as an iconic, picture-ready architectural structure that remains world renown for many reasons. One stat that is not so tourist-friendly is that it draws no small number of suicide attempts on a fairly regular basis.
The impact of Proposition B is starting to be felt.
Prop B, which passed last month, restricts development along San Francisco’s waterfront by mandating voter approval of every project that exceeds height limits.
The challenge of building a complex structure in a tight space is being met by the all-union construction crews working on the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) Expansion Project. The museum broke ground on the new building in June of 2013 and began construction on its new 235,000-square-foot expansion.