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s, so i'm curious kind of who the class and programs attract and i'm curious about the budget because you had mentioned that you might have three instructors in a class, so geometry teacher, a trades teacher, i'm just wondering how all of that gets funded. >> so, for the trades specifically, that's funded through ct career technical education, those teachers are part of that so that includes our culinary, we have a chef who's on-site and school teaching, that includes our business trades and our environmental tech who teaches our electronics program and the teachers thermoses, the class sizes are expanded to accommodate the needs but when you have three teachers, that becomes, you know, a feasible and workable scenario in order to make that work. in regards to your comments about sort of tracking and gender breakdown, right now, we would say this is the first year that we've set up complete
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integrated labs meaning these three hour blocks. the labs themselves reflect in many ways the breakdown of the industry, especially when we're looking at who's actually going into working with us after school and looking to go straight into the trades or looking to go into these programs, so it does reflect that. the next step is working how do you even that out, when you walk into the classrooms, you will see that there is a decent breakdown right now between the two, and that's for again, some of them are credit needs, if a student identifies they need to go to -- they need a geometry credit, they'll be put in that building and construction trades lab. >> and are they a-g eligible, all the classes? >> yes. >> can i ask the students why you decided to join or what intrigued you about joining the program, and that's my last question. >> i decided to join the program because honestly, i
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love seeing how things start off small and then like grow and expand and i thought what better than joining the construction program, like, i think it's just beautiful to see all these people come together and they have different interests and then they all make this little tiny house. >> well, i started last year and then we had two classes together combined which were geometry and construction, and construction helped me understand geometry a lot easier because i can work with the tools and i could see angles and see how geometry helps like in real life situations and how we see it every day, and then that's why i continued second year which is currently now. and they have more -- i have more experiences this year and then more opportunities to see real life situations like the internship we're currently having. >> thank you.
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>> this is my second year also and i've joined it again because i really liked it and because it's given me a lot of opportunities as well and i've learned a lot working with new people and like touching a lot of machines that i never really thought i would touch and stuff. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> it's really exciting to hear about and i wish i learned how to build a house when i was in school, but it's really great that this program is under way and i look forward to the outcomes and the date that move forward as the program grows. thank you so much. >> yes, thank you very much, i'm really proud of the girls and they were very articulate and they're intelligent and i look on having them on many more projects in san francisco. speaking of construction, we have steve rules who will give us our update.
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>> good morning, director, steve rule with turner construction. another good month progress for the project, just right off the top, we had no recordable incident, no lost time incidents, no major incidents at all this month, this period. again, the overview shot, the schedule milestones websinger have a slight change here that you'll notice in the structural steel, we're running a couple of weeks behind which pushes us into second quarter 2016 from first quarter, the issue is based on supply fabrication. the initial columns and the initial transfer girders are taking longer to fabricate than previously envisioned. just this week, we're moving some of that material, webcor is taking a proactive approach to it and we're going to ask to move some of that material in stockton, so we're nr the process of doing that so it
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will hopefully speed that delivery up and they're going to work with the follow-up trades to pick that time back up, so just a warning right now in terms of that slipping, otherwise, everything's on track and that's one of the milestones we've talked about, we're now into april, 2016 and we're in march, 2016, so we're working hard to catch that up and i think there's lots of opportunities. >> that's just -- >> pardon? >> that's the fabrication, not the nodes? >> no it's not the nodes, the nodes were all but four have shipped, so we got through what we thought was going to be a critical issue, there was a critical issue obviously and with great project management by the team, the nodes have been delivered on time. i wanted to put this slide in, i know it's difficult to see, but it's no major
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contingency, it looks odd, there's a 0.0 spend, [inaudible] for a small change order, that's why it even shows up on the form, but no major spends in the last period. the safety numbers i mentioned before were up to 77 thousand hours this period alone with no incidents this last period. again, no recordable, 1.4 million hours almost on craft hours since it started at the transit center, most of this information is similar to past
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reports of recent months with the steel progressing in the central area, the western zone, we're focusing on, we've gotten all the bracing out, we're established at the final locations, the big news there is continuing that pedestrian and vehicle ramp and going from there also into the fourth lift walls in the west, that's part of the recovery from the steel situation is originally the fourth lift, the final lift of walls for the train box who's going to follow the steel, we're getting it out in front of the steel because it doesn't interrupt the steel structure, so that can be done ahead of time, they're move ining the opposite direction of that to help pick up that activity. and again in the east end, it's all about finishing up the lower portion under the lower concourse with columns and walls, and then moving on to the final lower concourse
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pores, we have one, the final one should be in june, we have the next one here friday or monday coming up here in april. the percentages you've seen before, almost all the work remaining is in the eastern section as well as columns, walls and final concourse, we'll keep tracking the fourth lift walls here shortly. some of the activities in this first slide, that first picture up on the left is that fourth lift wall getting started in the western section of the project, you can see if you look carefully, this is where all the utilities penetrations will start coming through nr the street, when it's sewer, water, power, telephone and connectivity. there's the bus ramp -- not the bus ramp, the pedestrian ramp still under correction in the southwestern sx*ex the final area in the northwest corner was cleared of all bracing allowing for steel and fourth
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walls to begin, this shows the progress of the structural steel from a couple of views, you don't normally get to see this at the street level, that intersection is completely getting filled in by steel, they did this last wednesday night start, tuesday niekts, i'm sorry, start taking apart the trestle on the east side of first street below the grade structural steel that comes up from the lower concourse, come up the steel and they can start crossing the street with steel, those columns and girders are supposed to be delivered tonight as i understand, in the central zone, there are a couple of pictures of the steel connections. that lower hand photo, we talked about the level of welding that goes on and that's starting to ramp up and they're picking up time on that, it was a slow start-up, that's an orbital welder that they can strap to the pipe columns and goes around in the weld joint and completes it automatically
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instead of a welder sitting there for hours trying to fill that joint. i believe they have 12 of these orbital welders on the job and starting to pick up the pace on the weltering the raising gang or connectors is the other picture. on the eastern zone columns, final second lift walls below the lower concourse and it continues. this is just some shot from the structural steel fab shots, in southern california, up in the upper left, you can see -- up in oregon, you can see the pipe columns and cast nodes and some of the other beams being worked on. this will be the last time we'll talk about cast node fabrication, the final four should ship the month of april, those are the four corners or the two corners of the b street of the project, the heaviest cast nodes, they'll be moving on the the steel fabricators
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shortly, on the bus ramp, you can see in this shot and a couple of otheress, the work is starting to progress above ground, this month will complete the cdih piles which the support of the piles, they did pour the pile cap for the pile lon number 9 this month, so they're reinforcing and the pylon will start appearing above grade. you can see on the left there, you can see some of the columns sticking up on the bus ramp route from the bay bridge and that's just more reinforcing steel for a column in the lower right and the right side of that. so, pretty much the same progress for the next 90 days, as you heard before, we're going the continue the structural steel erection in the central heading east, they're starting to head west with the second crane in the next 30, 40 days, you'll see us
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crossing 4th street which needs to be done at night, that will be continual night closures to get that work completed. coming online in the next 90 days is stairs and ladders as well as transitioning from just doing mep coordination to start doing lay out in the field and with luck and everything goes according to mrab, we'll start pouring train box lid decks and then upper level decks as we go forward on and in there the summer. labor breakdown continues to be consistent, percentages we've seen for the project and same with the percentage of apprentices, and again just the ongoing continual count of number of people that have come on to the project as crafts people, 2500 alone just in the transit center. i was asked recently about the number of women that might have touched the project and that is about 3%, that's a pretty good
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number considering the overall number of women in the construction trades is 2.5 to 3 percent now, i guess that question came up for a presentation you're doing later on today. are there any questions? >> i have one, steve. that was a great adjustment with your schedule on the construction of doing the west wall. how are those decisions between webcor and turner, how does that go in terms of okay, this is an issue, so what can we do to help things? >> well, there's a lot of good team work there, we let webcor take the lead and they do and that was part of their decision-making process with their subcontractors, we thought it was a great idea and tried to support it every way we can. i think we'll probably also see some of that ahead of the steel in the eastern zones, maybe zone 4 if they can start getting -- it's just a piece of work that needs to get out of the way, the logical thing would be after steel, what they found with the quantity of
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welding on the steel, there's a lot of time spent on those upper pipe come lum to bus deck and park level connections which would then rain sparks down on carpenters trying to build the forms for the wall, so it was a pretty easy once you see it visually, it was pretty easy adjustment for them to make and made a lot of sense because we did have delays on the fabrication of steel. >> they had to clear that with you? >> yeah, we all discussed it, we tried hard to stay out of their means and methods and let them work their way through their own schedule, i think that's what our true role is to help them with that, it's really their means and methods. anything else? >> great. and now i would like to ask dennis to provide the pla update. >> thank you, maria. good morning, board members,
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i'm here for the first squatter 2015pla installment. i'm going to go through administration and lay boxer go through the progress to date as i usually do, apprentice reporting trends and wrap with the trade package that will be pretend to be awarded over the next few months. . under m*intion ration, we did hold our 13th gac, it was well attended, i go through the construction progress with them, show the steve rule presentation to them as well, went through the upcoming trade packages and apprentice programs and veterans discussion and that's the normal trend for every one of those gac's, under the labor, there's been no issues. labor needs have been met, there's been no labor items that even need to be reported at all at this point relate today the pla, there was only during the period of january through end of march, there was one reportable for the first
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quarter so that's in the right direction. now, going on to the summer interns, looking forward to this time of the year again, we're going through the process, applications have been coming in and the interviews will be at the latter part of april and i'm looking forward to a summer intern showing up on june 8th, that's on track at this point, it went well last year, i'm looking forward to it this year. in regards to the veterans, all of the trades are referencing how they wear helmets versus hard hats, the electricians and carpenters are doing, they have a direct entry kind of element now that they put into their process, they don't have to put in an application or they don't have to go through an interview process anymore, they're immediately into the apprentice program which is one way of helping with the veterans, to add to that, the outreach is continuing, webcor, ted hung who has come here and reported
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before are going down to port, down to the base to do outreach as veterans come back to expose them to what the available resources are up here in the bay area, so it continues a tremendous effort out to veterans. in regards to what was reported from the individual unions, the electricians reported one of their best interview processes where over 600 new candidates came on board, they see no issues in keeping track of our labor needs that will be on our 10.4, the electrical package with fisc as that starts ramping up in the field in the next few months, the pipe trades also are thinking ahead and have been working with desert mechanical who is our mechanical and plumbing contracts, to work with them to see that they can meet our needs, and the carpenters, even to address all the concerns,
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not only at our facility but also all the way from san francisco to san jose, there are many projects, carpenters are moving people throughout the state and areas that are don't have as much of a workload and moving them to bay area, so they have a lot of their carpenters now on the list that are available, so they see no issues as well. then the laborers are working with webcor, in a few slides, you'll show the fruit of that effort in the diagram. showing back to a slide with steve, bringing us back to the hours of apprentices, we have over 231 thousand with the majority from san francisco and of that showing our meeting our goals of taking out the
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operator s and laborers. this is a grap we've shown here, you can see the last corridor how we talked, there was a dip in the labor apprentices, you can see the red, orange aish area has shown some fruit to that effort and it will continue going forward. and with the operators, the operators continue to have very good numbers on their apprentice front and then this is a graph of all the -- as you roll them all for all crafts, so to wrap up my presentation, i just show a quick slide of what's coming for award over the next few months, two of these are on the agenda today and the rest will be for may and june, so with that, that concludes my presentation, if
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there are any questions. >> the helmet to hard hat where they go and just darkly -- is there any kind of training before they step foot on the job site? >> there is an apprentice program, absolutely, each one of the unions have their off-site training, they have a facility, then they go through an atrent -- apprentice program before they ever get to a job site, absolutely. thank you very much. >> and speaking of our unions, they were promise featured on this edition of the operators engineers magazine as well as the carpenter's magazine, and i want to in reference to the transbay project read one of the quote tings from louis battiste, he says it's the greatest project i'll ever work in my lifetime and it's a great work site, that makes it all worth it and with that, i end my report. thank you. >> thank you. >> you have one member of the public that wants to address
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you under this item, jim patrick wants to comment on the pla. >> good morning, directors, i appeared before this board in 2011 and i argued against this pla agreement. one of the reasons i argued against this is because i'm quoting for this, will pay not less than the highest prevailing rate of wages for the labor so performed, so we can even pay higher than the wages before us, so we made a commitment to pay the absolutely top dollar for this whole thing by signing that agreement. this is the way i see this report should be analyzed or glow out, we go out for bidders we don't find enough bidders for the job, lots of people don't want to pay the high wages but we forced ourselves to pay the highest wages so we're short on bidders, we have an elaborate estimating system we went through, yet every time
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a bid package comes through, it's higher than what we thought it would be, are we surprised. number 3, we developed a signature park idea which was a great idea, absolutely support, no money for it. number 4, we've done a lot of value engineering, we should be doing some of that, we've given up some of the quality in our project, why, save some money, we're paying the merges price, i understand that. the end of the process seems to me is we're going to get a high cost building, an overbudget structure, an incomplete structure, an inferior product. i subjecting that as we go through to look at the ctx, we abandon this labor agreement and be smarter in the way we handle our business, thank you. >> moving on to your next item is item 6, the citizens
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advisory committee update, i learned ted olson is not able to make it and there will not be an update. moving to item 7, public comment which is an opportunity for members of the public to address you on matters that are not on today's calendar. (calling speaker names). >> mr. lebron. >> thank you very much, directors, actually, what i would like to do today is follow on the director lee's remarks, but i would like to approach it from a different angle, which is capacity. and as a background, if you go back to three years ago, cal train did something the capacity analysis and that analysis we're [inaudible] and i and others, we looked at the numbers and i come from europe, i know how blended systems work
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and sharing plat floppers and the number spanned out and i became a strong advocate for the blended system and for the [inaudible] mou, but unfortunately as soon as [inaudible] things started changing, the first thing that happened is high speed wanted 40% of the capacity, but [inaudible] single deck trains, we lost 20% of capacity right there, 20 thousand seats, the next thing to happen is they told us you have to raise the floor two feet, you can do that with a single train but you cannot with a double deck trains because you cannot raise the height of the roof because you can start hit k stuff like tunnels and god knows what else. when that happens, you have to drop two rows of seats upstairs so you can have enough room for people downstairs which we lost 20% capacity right there, but what finally broke the camels back was last month's meeting when we were told we are not
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going to be losing between 78 and 188 seats per train, okay. at this point now, we're going to be running 10 trains with less capacity than we currently have with the five trains so you can try to puz a positive spin on this and say look, we just spent 6 million dollars on the bay ridge, we're going the reduce cal train capacity by 2 billion dollars, you have to settle with a 4 billion dollar bargain, you could be looking at this at a different angle and say that's enough, we're going to defund the entire project and reroute these two billion dollars to the construction of a new transbay tunnel which is going to give high speed rail authority to [inaudible] and i suggest you start blending with bart, union pacific, capital corridor and see how that goes. anyway, i'm going to leave it at that for now, thank you very much. >> okay, kim maxwell.
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>> i'm going to be joining the last two gentlemen, i will say i'm very much in favor of this project, but i have some difficulties, i gave each of you a document or -- so i'm going to be short. i'm going to appeal to you to not use sponsorships and the retail program to fill in the budget gaps. i think both are too early to make decisions on in june. let me talk about the retail first. this is proposed in i think december, there were some questions from you aobt why this board didn't have any control over the inline when it went out, there was a question of how many percentage of local should be done, i think someone
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suggested 70%, the person making the proposal was 30%, i believe you made this observation, the model used for the retail was transit centers and they retail people here are going to be primarily resident and is employees which would require a totally different model than the one in the rfq, particularly for example of where is the anchor gross stror, a transit model would not produce a grocery store, a residential model would produce an anchor grocery store. there was a question raised about a master plan, you only have authority over the transit center, there are 6, 7 other buildings going up, tens of thousands of people and at least i don't think there is any general plan of what services that have to be provided that are absolutely required if the project is going to succeed and realizing
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the circumstance without cars. i don't know what's going to happen when you get these proposals in june, but it seems to me that there's a lot of thinking that still should be done about how the retail works out, even though it would be lovely to get retail in here and have them paying money so that the deficits that have been accumulating over the last few months can be resolved. on the sponsorship question, supervisor or famous
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people, they're not named after corporations. i think to name it the google transit center or the twitter terminal would be bad in many, many, many respects. i think the term limits if you expect to get money from philanthropy, you can't put terms on it which is not a particular good idea, and i don't know -- i talked to the gentleman who gave the proposal afterwards and he had no idea how much money was required and he acted like he hadn't talked to anybody yet and two months is not a very long period of time to go out, go in the neighborhood and find millions and millions of dollars for sponsorships. it seems to me unless something comes back, it's really great, you're much better off waiting until this project has the kind of visibility of what people actually see, particularly the park. you should be able to raise 30
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million dollars from philanthropy to fix the park problem, you really should but it's not something you can do in two weeks with an rfq. it's a lot of work and i would suggest you will get a very suboptimum report if you take what you get on the 23rd of this mother and sign it off in june and i know you need the money but i appeal to you that these two areas are in great need of a lot more thinking than has gone into it. thank you very much. >> are you by any chance on the citizens advisory committee? >> i am not. >> okay. >> i am not for a reason, one, it's hard for me to get o the meetings but secondly, the work i'm doing, you'll see the -- there's a group of us that are start tog do this for the transit center is to take the whole thing into account. we're interested in the 7 buildings, the transit center, the tota


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