Welcome to the BTEA

Established in 1903, Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) is New York’s largest Contractor Association. BTEA serves as the construction contractor’s unified advocate for construction safety standards, professional development, government advocacy and communications.

In working with real estate owners, City and State government agencies, building trade unions and the public, BTEA continues to advance the next generation of solutions in the evolution of a construction industry that is increasingly productive, safe, sustainable, diverse, and provides the middle-class jobs that New Yorkers deserve.

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Thursday, June 27th, 2024

SafeBUILD 2024

SafeBUILD 2024 is an annual forum hosted by the BTEA in conjunction with its Construction Safety Committee. SafeBUILD 2024 will bring together the industry’s leading experts to discuss best practices and new innovations that enable BTEA contractors to operate the safest job sites in the country.

Become a sponsor of SafeBUILD 2024 and provide your firm with an exclusive opportunity to directly connect with the BTEA membership which encompasses twenty-four of the leading union contractor trade associations with over 1,200 contractor members.


Elizabeth Crowley

President and CEO

Patrick A. Wehle

Executive Vice President

Ted Civetta Jr.


Scott Wolkowitz


Robert Palumbo


Senior Associate Member


Membership in the Building Trades Employers’ Association begins with joining one of our 24 construction contractor associations, representing the major builders in New York City.