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September 2016
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Your Bi-Monthly Roundup of the Latest
Building Congress News and Events
2016 Golf Outing
policy spotlight

As part of its Capital Budget Campaign, the Building Congress has released a paper outlining proposals to improve the City’s change order process and will meet with Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Feniosky Peña Mora to discuss it later this month.  To read the Building Congress paper, please click here.

The Building Congress continues its efforts to secure passage of the New York State Emergency Responder Act (NYERA) in the New York State Assembly, meeting individually with several Assembly Members over the summer to discuss the bill and encourage their support. To read a recent Building Congress memorandum in support of NYERA, please click here.


The Building Congress Board of Directors met with New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on September 20. Speaker Heastie discussed Assembly priorities for the upcoming legislative session, which include reforming the criminal justice system and ensuring continued investments in infrastructure statewide.

communications and publicatons

2016 Membership Directory

The 2016 edition of the New York Building Congress Membership Directory was recently released. For questions regarding the Directory or membership, please contact Robert Chapman at

Construction Outlook Update
June 28 - NYC Construction Employment Reached Highest Level in More Than Four Decades in 2015; Additional Jobs Gains Anticipated for 2016 CONTINUE READING >>

July 28 - New York City Residential Permits Down from Peak but Remain Steady in Aftermath of 421-A Program CONTINUE READING >>

September 19 - Office Construction Remains Strong in Manhattan, While Spreading to Brooklyn and Queens CONTINUE READING >>

nybc in the news

NYBC: Manhattan Readies for 20M Square Feet of Office Space by 2021
Construction DIVE - September 20, 2016

Residents Fled Bronx in '70s; Now, Census Says, Its Population is Booming
New York Times - September 16, 2016

Residential Construction Permits Remain Far Lower than Last Year
Politico - August 24, 2016

Bullish Times Keep Rolling
Crain's New York Business - August 22, 2016

The Bronx is Booming: Borough Leads City in New Residential Permits
Curbed - July 29, 2016

Report Shows Residential Construction Permits Plummeted after 421-A Expiration
Politico - July 28, 2016

Construction Site Safety
Commercial Observer - July 20, 2016

New York City Building Boom Fuels Job Growth
Wall Street Journal - June 28, 2016

upcoming events
Friday • September 30 • 2016
Construction Industry Breakfast Forum
New York Hilton Midtown
8:00 AM
Wednesday • October 5 • 2016
Public Building and Procurement Committee Meeting
New York Building Congress
12:00 PM
Thursday • October 6 • 2016
Council of Industry Women Meeting
General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
12:00 PM
Tuesday • October 25 • 2016
Construction Industry Breakfast Forum
New York Hilton Midtown
8:00 AM
Tuesday • November 1 • 2016
Higher Education Committee Meeting
New York Building Congress
8:00 AM
Wednesday • November 16 • 2016
Industry Recognition Dinner
Grand Hyatt New York
6:00 PM
Upcoming Committee Meetings >>
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The New York Building Foundation recently renewed its funding commitment to Manhattan College's Women and Minority Engineering Summer Extension Program. The program provides high school students with lectures and laboratory experiences related to concepts in science and the various engineering disciplines such as civil, mechanical, chemical, electrical, environmental, and computer engineering.

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The Building Congress is pleased to welcome the following new members:
A I Engineers
Aon Risk Solutions
Buckland & Taylor - A COWI North America Company
H2M architects + engineers
Hatzel & Buehler, Inc.
Lizardos Engineering
Nelligan White Architects
Populous Group LLC
Toscano Clements Taylor, LLC
Urbahn Architects
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member news
   The New York Building Congress recently appointed three industry executives to its Board of Directors.  The appointees are James G. Bach, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Louis Berger; Henry Kuykendall, Vice President - New York, Delta Air Lines, Inc.; and Frances Resheske, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Consolidated Edison Company of New York.
   The March of Dimes 40th Anniversary Transportation & Construction Breakfast will take place on Wednesday, September 28 at the New York Athletic Club. The event begins with a reception at 8:00 AM, followed by the breakfast and program at 8:30 AM.  The Award Recipients are Daniel Tishman, Chairman Tishman, Vice Chairman, AECOM; Charles Murphy, Senior Vice President, Turner Construction Company; Edwin L. Christian, Business Manager, International Union of Operating Engineers - Local 14; and Veronique Hakim, President, MTA New York City Transit. For event details and registration information, please click here.
   On Thursday, October 6, the 14+ Foundation will hold its Annual Cocktail Party at Vandal. The Cocktail Party will take place from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, followed by an after party from 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM  The 14+ Foundation was Co-Founded by Building Congress Vice Chairman Joseph Mizzi to support children's education in Africa. For event details and registration information, please click here.

   The Global Construction Summit, presented by Engineering News-Record and Marcum LLP, brings together the construction industry's best world market experts to help attendees build their business and compete on the international playing field. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 11, at the New York Hilton Midtown. Event participants will gain market intelligence to grow and leverage their company's strengths among new and changing opportunities in Asia-Pacific, North and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Keynote speakers include Brendan Bechtel, President & Chief Operating Officer, Bechtel; Phyllis Kulkarni, Director of North America, Independent Project Analysis, Inc.; and Andrew Liu, Vice President of New Ventures, AECOM. Visit to view the complete agenda and to register.
>>> Click here to register and use code "NYBC15" to receive a 15 percent discount.
   Bradford Construction Corporation and NYC Small Business Services are about to embark on their 5th Year of the NYC SBS Construction Mentorship Program. The cohort-based, eight-month program provides firms with education, training, contracting opportunities, and technical assistance to help M/WBEs increase revenues and grow. For more information, please click here.


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