October 12 - Project Tour: Salesforce Tower

Please join us for this fantastic opportunity to take a jobwalk of the Salesforce Tower, which will be provided by Consolidated Engineering Laboratories, the special inspection agency. Salesforce Tower is a 1.4 million sq-ft, 61-story tower, which will be one of the tallest buildings west of the Mississippi when it is completed in 2017.

Standard Safety Requirements will be enforced - Boots required.  All other PPE items will be available at the site for those who need them. 

Time:  4:30 pm start - please arrive on time.

Location: We will meet at the Clark Hathaway Dinwiddie office - 450 Mission St., Suite 403, SF.  [Near Embarcadero Bart, Parking garages at 455 Market St. under Walgreens, 1 Bush St., 500 Howard St.]

Cost:  $10 Members, $20 Non-Members

Please also join us after the jobwalk for non-hosted food, drinks & networking at Schroeder's @ 240 Front St.

Update: Remaining Space for this tour is limited - please contact Debbie Wilson at to make arrangements to join the tour if there are available spots.


September 14 - Networking & Board Installation 

Please join us as we prepare to start the 2016/2017 NAWIC year with dinner, networking and the installation of our newly elected officers and board members. To all our new members who have joined over the past several months, this is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with your chapter colleagues and share fresh ideas for our chapter events in the upcoming year.  

Time:  6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location:  We will meet at Darn Good Food, Inc. (DGF)  322 Kearny St, SF  (btwn Bush and Pine, parking at 433 Kearny is $1/hr. after 6:00) 

Cost:  $30 for Members  $35 - Non-Members Includes food and one drink ticket.


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We will be taking a walking tour of Dogpatch, a SF historic district which has undergone a transformation.  Experience the incredible revival of Dogpatch, from its beginnings as a working class industrial neighborhood, to the center of San Francisco’s maker movement where many artisanal products are handcrafted locally.

We will have a progressive meal while going to the renovated spaces in Dogpatch, stopping in several food and beverage establishments for bites and drink.  There will be food-related tasting of vegetarian pizza, chocolate, cheese, BBQ with vegetarian sides, beer and wine.

Time:  5:00-8:00 p.m.

Location:  We will meet at Triple Voodoo Brewery, 2245 3rd St., SF (b/w 19th & 20th St.)

Cost:  $55 per person

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JUNE 8th - Sit-Down Dinner, 2016/2017 Planning Meeting, Elections

The goal of our June meeting is to plan out our events for the next year and we need your participation to help us determine the best place to focus our efforts to provide the education topics and activities of interest to you.  If you have an interest in becoming more active in the organization, there are many opportunities, both small and large, whether you have only a samll portion of time to give outside of the meetings, or more, including becoming a member of the Board. 

June's meeting will be held at Darn Good Food, with networking, a sit-down dinner, and a focus on making plans for the Chapter's 2016/2017 year.  Members will also vote for the 2016/2017 Board and Delegates for AMEC.

Time:  Networking will begin at 6:00PM; Appetizers will be served at 6:30PM, Dinner at 7:00PM. 

Location:  Darn Good Food:  322 Kearny St, SF (A block from typical Meeting locale at Sedgwick's offices). BART and MUNI close, and a couple of options for parking garages.

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MAY 11, 2016 / 5:00 at Monarch Bay Join us for GOLF & Networking 

Get outside and come golf with us at Monarch Bay Golf Course in San Leandro.  Beginning promptly at 5:00, Coach Rick Laforet will go over the basics for an hour then we'll head out to the 9 hole Executive course.  

WEDNESDAY, 5/11 at 5:00 pm Monarch Bay Golf Course

13800 Monarch Bay Drive, San Leandro

If you are tired of being invited to golf but not feeling comfortable enough to say yes, then this is the event for you.  We've setup a no pressure lesson with basic golf information.  This will allow you the freedom to accept the next networking invite and go golfing.

Please arrive by 4:45 if you need to rent clubs (note there is an additional fee for this).  Meet on the upper level of the driving range.

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Join us as Chris Chambers Goodman, law professesor and speaker, guides a discussion of communication techniques and strategies for interrupting and reducing bias.  Chris will show us how to identify manifestations of implicit bias, provide us with concrete strategies for reducing bias, and demonstrate communication tips for interrupting bias.  You are encouraged to take an anonymous online self-test on implicit bias before attending the presentation, select from tests on the topics of gender and career, skin tone, race, and disability, among others.

Time: 6PM - 6:30PM Networking (Drinks and Heavy Hors D'oeuvres); 6:30PM - 8PM Program
Location: 333 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA - Sedgwick (close to MUNI and BART, as well as a number of parking garage options)
$25 for members; $35 for non-members; $30 if 3+ people from same company attend with a member

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November 12, 2014: Labor/Unions: Unions on Your Job? PLAs, Strikes, and Answers to Your Other Project Related Union Questions

Michael J. Vlaming, a lawyer, and President of Vlaming & Associates, with more than twenty years in the industry dealing specifically with labor law, and working with Owners, unions and contractors alike, will be joining us to discuss unions.  We will touch on PLAs, legal and illegal strikes, what to do if your Project experiences a strike, and what to do when Business Managers want to visit the site to talk to workers.  Further, as always, this is an open forum, in which you can ask your questions to the expert throughout the program.   Mike Valming provides in-house training to contractors such as Swinerton, so this a great program to bring those in your company that deal with unions, particularly project managers and superintendents, and take advantage of the discount for 3+ people attending from the same company. 

Time: 6PM - 6:30PM Networking (Drinks and Heavy Appetizers); 6:30PM - 8PM Program
Location: 333 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA - Sedgwick 


Members - $25 | 3+ Same Company - $30  |  Non-Members - $35


Wed, Sept. 10th - Panel Discussion and Q&A Session with Sr. Management from Top ENR Companies on Leadership

Come take advantage of this rare opportunity for intimate access in an open Q&A session with senior management from top ENR contracting companies.  Hear from them about what they look for in leaders, how to stand out as a leader, and hear about their own lessons learned from their careers.  This night will primarily be an open session answering your questions on the subject.

Panelists currently include Gary Rafferty, President of Swinerton Builders, Pat Callahan, Sr. Vice President Hathaway-Dinwiddie, and Soyoung Lee, Sr. Vice President from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.


March 12, 2014: Annual WIC Week Event: Dr. Kellie McElhaney, Author of "Just Good Business: The Strategic Guide To Aligning Corporate Responsibility and Brand"

This is your opportunity to gain insight from a leading professional in her field, Dr. Kellie McElhaney, and network with other great women in the local industry.  Dr. McElhaney speaks about how corporate responsibility affects women’s lives in the workplace and a company’s bottom line.   After helping more than 150 companies develop corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies, including many Fortune 500 companies, Kellie A. McElhaney, business woman, professor, author, and founder of the Haas Center for Responsible Business, encapsulated her advice in a new book, Just Good Business: The Strategic Guide To Aligning Corporate Responsibility and Brand.   Do not miss this great opportunity to hear her speak as we celebrate NAWIC's 2014 Women in Construction Week.  


October 9, 2013: Project Tour: Levi Stadium - New Home to the SF 49ers


DRIVE YOURSELF OR JUMP ON THE CHARTERED BUS LEAVING FROM SAN FRANCISCO (Price is same).  Limited Space on Bus, so if Registering and intending to take bus, please let us know.  Early Start, but time needed to be there will depend on if driving yourself or if taking the bus from SF.

Join us for this great opportunity to tour the Levi Stadium, which will be hosted by Turner.  With an early start of a presentation/safety talk starting at 4:15.  We'll finish the presentation and tour around 6PM, at which time we will load back up on the bus, and supply a light dinner that can be consumed on the bus around 6PM.  For those not jumping on the bus, we will be able to coordinate having a dinner delivered to you as a "to-go" that is the same for on the bus, so long as it is coordinated withing 24-hours prior to the bus.