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DOB Releases Annual Construction Safety Report

On April 3, DOB Acting Commissioner Kazimir Vilenchik, P.E. released the agency’s annual New York City Construction Safety Report, a comprehensive analysis of building construction safety trends over the 2022 calendar year. The report shows increased building construction activity which correlated with a modest increase in worker injuries and fatalities. “Keeping New Yorkers aware of the state of the construction industry in our city is a critical component of our mission,” said Vilenchik“While these incidents are occurring much less frequently than in years past, we are ringing the alarm that this year’s report highlights a new trend that must be reversed.” 

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BTEA Goes to Albany to Support Mayor Adams’ Procurement Reforms

BTEA leadership traveled to the state capital to support Mayor Adams in his push to advance nine proposals for reforming the procurement process in New York City. Drafted by the Mayor’s Capital Reform Task Force, the proposals are intended to “modernize the procurement process” by adopting alternative delivery methods, allowing the city to use wraparound insurance programs, and increasing the small business purchase threshold, among other proposals.

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Mayor Adams Issues Executive Order to Ensure COVID Safety on Work Sites

On March 27, Mayor Eric Adams issued Executive Order No. 30 requiring all city contractor and subcontractor employees returning to a work site after COVID infection to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth “where the employee can be expected to physically interact with city employees or members of the public in the course of performing work under contract.”

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Louis Coletti Included in City & State Construction Power 100

For another year, Louis J. Coletti, BTEA’s President, will be featured in City & State’s 2023 List of its Power 100 in Construction. 

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Building Trades Employers Association of New York (BTEA New York) is the construction contractor's unified advocate for construction safety standards, professional development, government affairs, public relations and fostering communication between public officials, public and private owners, labor and the general public. Realizing that a construction industry is essential to the vibrant future of New York City, its activities are dedicated to a building environment meeting the highest of environmental standards, integrity, cost efficiency, productivity and value that contributes to improving the quality of life in New York City. BTEA New York represents 26 Construction Manager, General Contractor, Subcontractor and Specialty Trade contractor associations with over 1,200 individual contractor members.


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