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BTEA New York Announces 2022 Transformative Project Ceremony Awardees

We proudly announced the transformative construction projects and leaders reimagining and reinvigorating New York City for our Transformative Projects Awards Ceremony, to be celebrated on November 22, 2022.


The initial slate of projects awardees is One Vanderbilt, the Jacob K Javits Center Expansion, LaGuardia Airport Terminal B, the MTA 42nd Street Integrated Expansion Project and Moynihan Train Hall, along with a Special MWBE Leadership Award for Christine Boccia, Co-Chair of BTEA New York’s MWBE Committee and Executive Manager of J.D. Traditional Industries. Stay tuned as more awardees are announced. 

Read more about the Transformative Awardees
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New York Real Estate Journal Discusses BTEA New York’s Roadmap for Job Creation and Construction Reform

In an illuminating interview with New York Real Estate Journal, BTEA New York’s CEO & President Louis J. Coletti offered a roadmap for job creation by utilizing the unionized construction workforce to rebuild New York City’s infrastructure.


“With major building and infrastructure projects looming, and timely reforms within our reach, New York City is poised to enact a bold action plan that will lead to a better future for all of us,” Coletti said.


Coletti said he expects New York City and State to initiate over $100 billion in building projects over the next 5-10 years that will lead to strong, stable career opportunities for thousands of New Yorkers, while discussing reforms that BTEA New York is advocating for to lower construction costs while promoting inclusive and equitable economic growth. 

Read the interview here
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BTEA New York Helps Overhaul the Capital Process, Reduce Red Tape and Ensure Faster, Cheaper Project Delivery in NYC

Representing the BTEA, Louis J. Coletti, President and CEO, provided input to Mayor Adams’ Capital Process Reform Task Force. He recently attended Task Force Meetings with key New York City mayoral agency and authority decision-makers and select industry and MWBE representatives.


"These recommendations will be the foundation for reducing costs for city projects, expediting the construction of city projects and the jobs and tax revenue these projects will create for New Yorkers," said Coletti. 

Read the Mayor’s Office Press Release
See our highlights from the Task Force Meeting
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BTEA New York Executive Vice President Testifies for Legislation Reforms at NYC DOB and City Council Hearings

BTEA New York’s Executive Vice President Donald Ranshte recently testified at governmental hearings, advocating for BTEA membership on two introduced Council bills and proposed amendments to a Building Code Rule.


At the City Council, Ranshte testified that Intro 267 (to amend the City Building Code for the distribution of employer ID cards at jobsites) would be “confusing” and “chaotic” while offering reforms and proposing an amendment. Ranshte also said that Intro 268, in relation to stop work order inspections of worksites with major renovations, was “too complicated and too inexact to support.”


Ranshte additionally testified to the DOB that proposed amendments to the Building Code Rule concerning Construction Superintendents (Chapter 3300 of Title 1) would “impose restrictions that far exceed what is necessary” while also offering solutions to benefit BTEA members. 

Read the DOB testimony
Read the New York City Council testimony

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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