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Electircal Workers, IBEW Local 6

Wiring the Academy of Science Building in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is one of those once in a lifetime projects, as journeyman electrician Eugene Garcia describes it. Garcia is just out of the IBEW Local 6 apprentice program. His sense of excitement and wonder is shared by electrical foremen Diane Almirol and John Consiglieri, both veterans nearing retirement, with over 20 years in the trade. The 400,000 plus five-story building project includes a planetarium, a glass-dome enclosed rainforest, a split-level aquarium, restaurants, classrooms, research centers, and an auditorium. Above it all will be a massive roof garden. And it is a green building as well, with state of the art power conservation management. After the job is done, the workers we spoke with, San Francisco Bay residents, plan to return for generations, bringing family and friends. “I helped build that,” they’ll say.

Diane Almiro

Christine McKenna

Thomas Lommori

Eugene Garcia
Eugene Garcia

Ryan Day, Lighting

John Consiglieri

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