PEOPLE: Purposeful Client Communication
February 15, 2022 | 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Gregg Schoppman, Partner, FMI
Employment Discrimination 101
February 16, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Alison Caton, Acting Director of Training, MCAD
Building Winning Teams
February 23, 2022 | 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Nic Bittle, Founder, Work Force Pro
A major development 
featuring office, labs, residential, retail and more is being planned for a 5.8-acre piece of Simmons University's campus in the Longwood Medical Area

Nearly 940,000 square feet has been approved by the BPDA in the Fenway neighborhood, including hotel, residential, lab space and more. Here are photos and details on 12 major projects.

The real estate developer 
Related Beal has updated its plans for a 6.5-acre 
site on Fort Point Channel. The changes include the addition of more affordable housing to the project mixes of residential, office and laboratory space.
BTEA Northeast appoints Thomas S. Gunning as the organization’s new Executive Director

BTEA Northeast announced the appointment of Thomas S. Gunning as the organization’s new Executive Director, signaling a new generation of leadership for the century-old construction association that serves as the leading voice for union building contractors in the region.

New York to invest USD 500m in offshore wind infrastructure

The state of New York will invest up to USD 500 million in offshore wind infrastructure to establish itself as the hub for offshore wind projects up and down the Eastern seaboard, Governor Kathy Hochul announced as part of the 2022 State of the State.

$1.12 Billion Heading to Mass. to Replace, Rebuild Bridges

Massachusetts is receiving $1.12 billion to replace and rebuild troubled bridges as part of a federal infrastructure program. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's recently launched historic Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection, and Construction Program, which is part of President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

State will allow Boston to withdraw its downtown waterfront plan, Wu says

The state is poised to recognize Boston’s intent to withdraw the city’s downtown waterfront municipal harbor plan and replace it with a plan that more specifically incorporates equity and resiliency, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said.

An Interview with OSHA’s Timothy S. Irving

Before Timothy “Tim” Irving assumed the position of Deputy Director for OSHA’s Directorate of Construction (DOC), he was co-owner of a small electrical contracting business. As a small business owner, he fondly described his employees as more like “friends and family.” Following an electrical explosion that put two of his employees in the hospital, Irving decided to go into safety full-time with the goal of helping small businesses.
Having been actively involved with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) for many years, Irving found suicide and substance use disorders draw similar parallels in the mental health space. This inevitably led him down the path of mental health awareness, launching new initiatives like workplace-supported recovery and recovery-friendly workplace programs.

7 takeaways from the Supreme Court vaccine mandate ruling

The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for employers, which required businesses with 100 or more employees to implement a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for their workers and offer a weekly testing alternative for those who refuse or are unable to receive a vaccine. (The Court did, however, allow for the Medicare and Medicaid Services rule, which requires vaccination of all healthcare workers at CMS-covered facilities throughout the United States.)

Injury and illness reporting deadline approaching, OSHA reminds employers

OSHA is reminding employers to submit their 2021 Form 300A by March 2. Electronic submission of Form 300A, a yearly summary of injury and illnesses data, is required for establishments with 250 or more employees and those with 20 to 249 employees in certain high-hazard industries. A list of those industries is available in Appendix A of 1904.41.

5 CRE trends will drive the market in 2022

With COVID-19 still dominating headlines in 2022, real estate experts forecast which sectors are best positioned to overcome upcoming challenges and ultimately take advantage of opportunities in the next year. Here are the five commercial real estate trends shaping market activity in the new year, according to a new report.

Overcome Top Construction Risk Challenges in 2022
There’s a lot at stake in managing the challenges ahead for a booming North American construction market, especially given the added boost of the trillion-dollar U.S. infrastructure bill. Here are the prevailing trends shaping up for 2022.

Ten Legal Questions Small Business Owners Should Ask Themselves At The Start Of A New Year
With the start of a new year, it's important to consider if your business is ready. Lawyer and business coach prepares 10 questions business owners should be asking to protect and invest in growing their firms.

How to mitigate the effects of inflation

Inflation hit a 40-year high last month, leaping seven percent from the year prior. As households grapple with greater price hikes for groceries and other essentials, companies are contending with booming consumer demand and persistent supply-chain backlogs, keeping prices elevated. But how can companies determine that short-term price increases are fair? And how should they prepare to deal with the long-term consequences of inflationary markets?

The Building Trades Employers’ Association Northeast is the leading voice for the union building trades contractor throughout the New England region. The BTEA encompasses seven different area trade associations that employ tradespeople from several different local building trades unions. 

For the past century, the BTEA has made a positive impact on the construction industry. Our members have enjoyed positive working relationships with the various trade unions and national associations that we work with on a daily basis. Our goal is to maintain a positive environment in which contractors and tradespeople can enjoy health and prosperity within the construction industry.
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