MARCH 8, 2012

2012 ANNUAL LEADERSHIP DINNER HONOREES INCLUDE MAYOR BLOOMBERG, KENNETH DURR, ROBERT SELSAM, KYU-JUNG WHANG AND TOMMY CRAIG

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg headlines the list of awardees at the BTEA’s 2012 Alfred G. Gerosa Leadership Dinner.  The Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 5 at the Grand Hyatt New York located at 109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.  The theme of this year’s Gerosa Leadership Dinner is “New York City: Growth Through Capital Investment”. The event will kick off with a Cocktail Reception followed by a Dinner and Awards Program and Dessert Reception.  The Co-Chairs of this year’s Dinner are Jay Badame of Tishman Construction Corp., Pat DiFillippo of Turner Construction Co. and Michael Gabbay of Plaza Construction Corp.

In addition to Mayor Bloomberg, other awardees include Kyu-Jung Whang, Vice President for Facilities Services at Cornell University; Robert Selsam, Senior Vice President at Boston Properties; Tommy Craig, Senior Vice President at Hines Interests; and Kenneth Durr, Immediate Past Chairman of the BTEA from Durr Mechanical Construction.

For ticket, sponsorship and journal information for this event, please contact Carol Karlin at the BTEA at 212-704-9745 or by e mail at ckarlin@bteany.com.

 

FASB MODIFIES FINAL RULES SUPPORTED BY BTEA FOR MULTIEMPLOYER PLAN DISCLOSURES

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has released a final set of rules for the disclosure of an employer’s participation in a multiemployer pension plan.  These rules do not require participating employer’s to disclose their withdrawal liability, a point on which the BTEA worked on with Senator Charles Schumer and Representative Carolyn Maloney.  In its final rules, FASB also declined to require that employers provide a “point in time” estimate of obligations with respect to the underfunded status of individual plans.

BTEA members should make note of two important dates related to these final rules.  Tor public entities, the new disclosures will be required in fiscal years ending after December 15, 2011.  For non-public entities, the enhanced disclosures will be required in fiscal years ending after December 15, 2012.

 

BTEA AND NEW YORK FIRE SAFETY ACADEMY TO SPONSOR FIRE SAFETY MANAGER TRAINING

The BTEA and the New York Fire Safety Academy will be sponsoring two Fire Safety Manager training classes this spring through a grant from the Consortium for Worker Education. 

The Construction Fire Safety Manager Training is designed to fulfill the training requirements for Fire Safety Manager under the regulation, section 1401.1 of the New York City Fire Safety Department.  This class instructs attendees on the fire safety requirements and responsibilities of a Construction Site Fire Safety Manager.  Participants who attend and successfully pass the course completion examination will be eligible to apply for the FDNY Certificate of Fitness (S-56) certification.

The classes will be held on April 19 and June 12, 2012 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Total Safety Training Academy located at 36-06 43rd Avenue in Long Island City.  For more information and to register for these classes, please contact Carol Karlin of the New York Fire Safety Academy at 212-704-9745 or by e mail at ckarlin@bteany.com.