March 22, 2022 | 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Gregg Schoppman, Partner, FMI
PRODUCTIVITY: Leadership and Team Performance
April 13, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Alison Caton, Acting Director of Training, MCAD
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May 11, 2022 | 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Instructor: Alison Caton, Acting Director of Training, MCAD
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace 102: All Staff Training
A major Boston-area lab developer has purchased two Woburn buildings occupied by Raytheon as part of plans for a Route 128 "mega-campus". Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. paid $124.7 million for 225 and 235 Presidential Way.
Demolition work has started on the former Edison power plant in South Boston. The construction of a 1.68-million-square-foot mixed-use development will be no simple task, just as the project’s path to city approval last year was a complicated one.
The project is now going by the moniker of Fenway Corners, which replaces the more nondescript Fenway Development Project. The updated proposal includes 170,000 square feet of retail space, down about 20% from an earlier version. 
Biden mandates PLAs on federal projects

Biden signed the executive order at Ironworkers Local 5 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, on February 4th. The White House claimed that the order will help alleviate management issues and coordination on major construction projects.

After Huge Run-Up, Materials Costs Set to Moderate in Q1

One of the leading construction consultancy firm sees lower prices ahead for construction materials and also a surge in construction spending by 4.5 percent year-over-year overall thanks to efforts tied to the recent infrastructure bill passed by Congress.

BTEA Northeast Women First Roundtable

The Association's newest initiative, BTEA Northeast Women, recognizes the importance of women in the construction industry. Last month, the group held its first roundtable discussion on how to support the growth of women, at all levels, in the industry.

To learn more on how to get women from your companies involved, please email
BTEA Northeast Speaks at I.M.P.A.C.T  

On February 23, Thomas S. Gunning, Executive Director, BTEA Northeast spoke at the 2022 North American Iron Workers IMPACT Conference. The panel discussion entitled, “Business Managers & Contractors: Real-World Solutions to Real-World Problems,” included representatives from the Local 7 Ironworkers and Goldfinch Health.
Building an Inclusive Safety Culture
An interview with Turner Construction’s Senior Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Prior to joining Turner Construction as the Senior Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Jamie Evans served for five years in the U.S. Naval Construction Force, commonly known as the “Seabees.” Many of the projects he was involved with were located in third-world countries that lacked access to infrastructure and critical medical care. While deployed, he delved deep into the construction team culture and the Seabee motto, “Can Do.”

After completing his service, Evans joined Turner Construction in Boston where he has been developing a more inclusive approach to safety that addresses worker’s well-being and behavioral health. Evans considers this one of the most rewarding parts of his career as he and the Turner team implement positive behavioral health strategies throughout the construction industry. This started the company’s “Active Caring” culture in which he is a Regional Active Caring Leader.

International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Union, Local 6 Announce Apprenticeship Applications Are Being Accepted

The Union Local 6 joint apprenticeship program is accepting applications. Applications will be accepted from March 1 - March 31, 2022 and will be available via online at

Construction's union membership remains consistent, as numbers across other industries dip

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of American workers who belong to unions continued to decline in 2021, dropping by 241,000 to 10.3% of the total workforce. Although other industries have declined, construction has remained consistent in numbers since 2019.

DOL to add 100 wage and hour investigators

The U.S. Department of Labor will add 100 investigators to support its Wage and Hour Division. Investigators will conduct investigations to ensure workers are receiving their full wages, promote compliance through outreach and public education programs and aid in efforts to fight against worker retaliation and the misclassification of workers as independent contractors.

Dodge: Recovery Across Market Sectors Continues in Second Quarter

Amid the ongoing recovery, the pandemic continues to set the course for overall economic activity, said Richard Branch, chief economist at Dodge Construction Network, in a quarterly construction starts forecast on February 15.

Biden to launch 'Buy Clean' U.S. government task force
The White House announced on February 15th a new task force to promote use of construction materials with lower lifecycle emissions as it works to speed U.S. government purchases of greener products.

Americans Face Record Metals Prices as Shipping Costs Surge
Surging prices of the raw materials needed for your refrigerators, automobiles, window frames and plumbing show no signs of abating as America’s supply-chain crisis spills into another year.

Baker: Massachusetts to get $9.5B in infrastructure funds

Massachusetts can look forward to an influx of about $9.5 billion to help build and repair its transportation systems under the federal infrastructure law approved last year, Governor Charlie Baker said Thursday. Baker offered spending details during a visit to the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, noting that $170 million will go toward replacing the nearby Rourke Bridge.

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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