Committees & Councils Overview

One of the members-only benefits of joining the New York Building Congress is participation in the active committee program. The committees meet three to four times annually and feature timely and informative speakers covering a wide spectrum of relevant topics, including major development initiatives, public sector capital programs, market trends, and policy priorities. The meetings also offer a great opportunity to network with your industry peers.

To register for one of the Committees or Councils, please contact Yesenia Brito, Director of Board & Committee Relations at ybrito@buildingcongress.com.


ARCHITECTS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL (by invitation)
Composed of New York City’s largest architectural firms, the Architects Leadership Council discusses and advises the Building Congress on design issues facing the industry and the City. 

COUNCIL OF INDUSTRY WOMEN
The Council of Industry Women was formed to provide industry women’s organizations a forum to better communicate with one another and increase the impact of their collective voice. It includes women members on both the New York Building Congress Board of Directors and the New York Building Foundation Board of Governors.

COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS
The Council of Presidents includes leaders of industry organizations and associations who meet to discuss policy and broad issues affecting the industry.

COUNCIL ON INNOVATION AND BEST PRACTICES
The Council on Innovation and Best Practices serves as a technical resource, forum, and advocacy group dedicated to advancing innovation and best practices within the New York City building industry and among all Building Congress stakeholders.

ENERGY (by invitation)
The Energy Committee focuses on pressing energy issues for New York City, including the need for additional electric-generating capacity and ways to enhance energy conservation.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (by invitation)
Launching March 2017
The Government Affairs Committee seeks to solidify the Building Congress as a strong voice in government by steering its advocacy agenda in keeping with members and the industry as a whole; identifying legislative priorities and developing new bill ideas; strengthening relationships with elected and high-ranking government officials and staff on the City, State and federal levels; and by acting as a forum to discuss and formulate opinions on policy and legislation.

HEALTHCARE
The Healthcare Committee looks at the financing, design, and development of infrastructure for one of the largest sectors of New York City’s economy. Particular attention is given to the City’s public hospital system, new and proposed projects at major healthcare facilities, and innovative financing tools.

HIGHER EDUCATION
The Higher Education Committee examines design and construction activity and trends in the higher education sector. The committee also explores ways the Building Congress can strengthen its advocacy of this sector's contributions to the City's construction market, quality of life, and economy.

PLANNING, GROWTH & SUSTAINABILITY
The Planning, Growth & Sustainability Committee monitors City and State economic development initiatives and private sector development trends. The committee also considers the impact of regulatory procedures on economic development and opportunities for resource-conserving design and construction.

PUBLIC BUILDING & PROCUREMENT
The Public Building & Procurement Committee monitors the New York City School Construction Authority, New York City Department of Design and Construction, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, DASNY, and other builders of public facilities in New York City. The committee also focuses on efforts to make public procurement and construction practices more efficient and productive.

TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE
The Transportation & Infrastructure Committee looks at the capital programs of the City of New York, MTA, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New York State Department of Transportation, and other government agencies responsible for building the City’s core infrastructure. The Committee also monitors relevant legislation and policy issues impacting the City’s infrastructure.

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEE
Launching March 2017
The Young Professionals Committee expands on the Building Congress' efforts to attract, engage, retain, and develop the next generation of industry leaders through a range of activities including networking with peers and senior industry professionals; targeting young professional development programs, activities, and mentoring; and increasing awareness of, and fundraising for, the New York Building Foundation.

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