February 8, 2013

BTEA ANNUAL MEETING FEATURES PRESENTATION ON MIDTOWN ZONING

The BTEA’s Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors on January 17 featured an address by Edith Hsu-Chen of the Manhattan Office for the New York City Department of Planning on the city’s proposed plans for the rezoning of the East Midtown office area centered around Grand Central Terminal.  According to Ms. Hsu-Chen, the city’s proposal focuses on new office development with the greatest as-of-right densities on large sites with full block frontage on the streets around Grand Central Terminal and with lower densities along the Park Avenue Corridor.  The rezoning proposal, if eventually approved by the City, would likely result in considerable redevelopment in mid-town Manhattan and ensuing construction activity in the coming years.

The BTEA will continue to monitor this Bloomberg Administration proposal and will keep the BTEA membership updated on future developments regarding this matter.

 

BTEA IN THE NEWS
CRAIN’S NEW YORK BUSINESS ARTICLE COVERS INDUSTRY MWBE HIRING MANDATES

BTEA President and CEO Louis Coletti was recently featured in a Crain’s New York Business article on law enforcement agencies’ activities for minority and MWBE mandates in the New York City construction industry. Click here to view the full article.

 

BTEA OFFICERS NAMED FOR 2013

 

Jay Badame
Building Contractors Association
Tishman Construction Corporation

 

David Pinter
National Electrical Contractors Association, New York Chapter
Zwicker Electric Co.

 

The BTEA Board of Governors elected a new slate of officers for 2013 at its recent Annual Meeting.  The slate of officers for this year includes:

Co-Chairmen

Jay Badame 
NYC Chapter, NECA 
Tishman Construction Corp 

David Pinter
Building Contractors Association
Zwicker Electric Co., Inc.

Vice Chairmen

Steven Alessio 
Building Contractors Association 
Sweet Construction Corp.

Peter Cafiero
Association of Master Painters
Island Painting, Inc.

Pat Di Filippo
Contractors Association of Greater NY  
Turner Construction Company
 

Michael Gabbay
Contractors Association of Greater NY
Plaza Construction

Arthur Rubinstein
Allied Building Metal Industries  
Skyline Steel Corp.   

Mike Russo
Mechanical Contractors Association
Fresh Meadows Mechanical Corp.

Treasurer

Don DeNardo
Contractors Association of Greater New York
Lend Lease LMB, Inc.

 

BTEA SEEKS COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS

BTEA President and CEO Louis Coletti has issued a call to the general membership of the BTEA for volunteers for the organization’s various committees.  Members are needed for the following committees:

  • Safety
  • Government Affairs
  • Minority and Women Owned Business Council

The goals and objectives for these committees in 2013 can be found here.

In order to qualify for one of these committees, you must be a member of one of the twenty six BTEA member associations.  Please forward your request to become a member of one of these committees to BTEA Senior Vice President Hank Kita at hkita@bteany.com

 

BTEA ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER SET FOR 2013

The BTEA will be holding its 2013 Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 25, at 583 Park Avenue located in Manhattan.

Currently, the honorees for the Dinner include Joseph Ienuso of Columbia University, Steven Plate of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Sabrina Kanner of Brookfield Properties.

Additional details regarding the 2013 Dinner will be announced in the next few weeks.