4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

One of the most coveted awards in the industry, BTEA New York’s Safety Awards ceremony recognizes the outstanding safety and performance of BTEA New York members in construction. Join the Association in New York City and celebrate the 2022 Safety Leaders.

Keynote Speaker

Constadino ‘Gus’ Sirakis, P.E.
Acting Commissioner
New York City Department of Buildings


8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Opening Session: Welcome to 2022 SAFEBUILD

2022 SAFEBUILD Opening Session launches the Forum with welcome remarks from BTEA New York’s President and CEO. The Association remains at the forefront leading the industry in safety and environmental standards, integrity, cost efficiency, productivity and value for improving the quality of life in New York City.



Louis J. Coletti
President & CEO
BTEA New York

Constadino ‘Gus’ Sirakis, P.E.
Acting Commissioner
New York City Department of Buildings

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Reflections and Forecast: DOB & OSHA Report Card

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and New York City Department of Buildings will deliver the industry’s Construction Incident Report for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. In addition to last year’s incident report, receive a 2022 forecast on new standards in project safety, regulation and enforcement.



Marcel Rhoden
Corporate Safety Director
AECOM Tishman

Kay Gee
Manhattan Area Office Director

Timothy Hogan
Deputy Commissioner Enforcement
New York City Department of Buildings

9:35 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Managing Pandemic Dynamics

How can you better manage your firm while navigating current pandemic conditions? Going beyond the City and State health regulations, key thought leaders discuss strategic resiliency planning and risk management, from mitigating supply chain issues and labor shortages to utilizing new technologies, to maximize efficiency and productivity.



Sylvie Straus-Figueroa
Rothberg, Straus & Contrubis LLP

Darrell Fullerton
Director of Safety & Risk
Henegan Construction

Salvatore LaMantia
Safety Director
Cord Contracting

Charles Murphy
Senior Vice President
Turner Construction

Jarrett Milligan
Vice President of Environment Health Safety
Northeast Region, Skanska

10:25 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Your Safety Culture: Strategies to Increase Workforce Engagement

An engaged worker is a safe worker. This session will provide hands-on techniques and tools to boost workforce morale, promote safe work habits and encourage meaningful workforce engagement on your jobsites.



Peter Vrankovic
KSW Mechanical

Dwayne Carter
Director of Environmental Health & Safety
JRM Construction Management

William Dayton
Corporate Safety Director
E-J Electrical Installation

Shane Skennonto
Vice President
Safety, Hunter Roberts Construction Group

Robert Labbe
Vice President
Risk Engineering Management, American Global

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. &
1:35 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Visit the Exhibit Hall to connect with a range of exhibitors from across the construction industry. Collaborate on new technologies and safety innovations to implement on your jobsites or simply make connections for the future. Exhibitors will be on hand for the duration of the conference to facilitate conversations and share information about their firms.

12:05 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Best Practices to Handle Worker Impairment

In partnership with BTEA Northeast

BTEA New York and Northeast have teamed up to raise awareness of the growing substance use disorder crisis impacting the industry. This session builds on our collaboration for BTEA Northeast’s Second Annual Building Trades National Recovery Week.

This session will shed light on how to approach worker impairment on the job to keep your jobsites safe and drug-free.

The building trades industry faces unique challenges with the legalization of marijuana as well as the accessibility of other substances that affect worker impairment, causing major safety concerns and increased risk of accidents and injuries. Learn the best approaches for contractors to effectively approach impaired workers on the job.



Aislinn McGuire
Executive Director
Contractors Association of Greater New York

David Argus
Director of Operations, Contract Division
Karas & Karas Glass Company Inc.

Thomas S. Gunning
Executive Director
BTEA Northeast

Lauren Rayner Davis
Associate, Labor and Employment Practice
Peckar & Abramson P.C.

Chris Scheiblein
Substance Abuse & Behavioral Health Counselor
IBEW Local 98

12:55 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Public Perspectives: Law, Safety and Procurements

The City and State construction regulatory landscape is changing and, impacts the way your business procures public projects. During this session, representatives from New York’s agencies and authorities will identify the local laws and regulations that are impacting their respective procurement processes.



Donald Ranshte
Executive Vice President
BTEA New York

David Varoli
Deputy Commissioner,
General Counsel
DDC Law, New York City
Department of Design and Construction

Tom Fariello
Vice President
Environmental Regulatory Compliance
New York City School Construction Authority

Ydanis Rodriguez
New York City Department of Transportation

Patrick Wehle
Assistant Commissioner
for Strategic Planning and Industry Relations
New York City Department of Buildings