BTEA’s 120th Anniversary Gala – About

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Founded in 1903 to resolve disputes amongst different building trades unions, the Building Trades Employers’ Association is the voice of New York’s construction industry. The BTEA is the construction contractor’s unified advocate and is dedicated to creating a building environment that meets the highest standards, integrity, cost efficiency, productivity and value that contributes to improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers. Come celebrate 120 years strong with the BTEA!

A Unified Advocate

The BTEA is the construction contractor’s unified advocate for construction safety standards, professional development, government affairs and public relations. We are committed to fostering communication between public officials, public and private owners, labor and the general public.

Advancing the Highest Quality
Construction Standards

The BTEA is committed to leadership, action and excellence. Our contractors operate the safest job sites in the country, while delivering the highest quality projects at the best value for private, public and institutional owners.

BTEA is dedicated to a built environment that meets
the highest standards in safety, environmental impact, integrity, cost efficiency, productivity, and value that, collectively, improve the quality of life in New York City.

Fueling New York’s Middle Class

The BTEA’s membership and contractor associations create substantial, quality and sustainable jobs throughout New York. Amid an economy full of student debt and unstable employment, we provide New York City’s middle class with dependable and rewarding opportunities – with proven potential for growth.