Quality is the hallmark of union carpenters and contractors. Our excellent work has been acknowledged for many years on projects large and small in commercial, residential, institutional and heavy construction. Here are some recent and current projects where this quality is on display.

School Construction Authority
For more than a decade, school construction in existing buildings has been performed by all-union labor and contractors. Taxpayers have saved hundreds of millions of dollars. And NYC’s classrooms are no longer falling apart. Our partnership with the School Construction Authority through two mayors and three multi-billion dollar capital plans is a testament to the confidence that owners of major projects have in our ability to deliver quality, safety and on-time, cost-effective work. Pictured here is PS 211 in Corona, Queens. Subcontractors on this job include R&J Installations, Wellington Sales & Installations, Personal Touch Installations, International Blind Contractor, OGEE Construction, Modernfold/Styles, Farley Sales-Installations, Elite Floors, Nu-Tech Furnishings, J & A Concrete, Lif Industries, Hailey Insulation, Island Acoustics, Darcon Construction, Soil Solutions of NY, York Scaffold Equipment.
The House by Handel Architects project at the Cornell Tech site
The House at Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island is a Passive House with an ultra-low energy certification and 352 apartments for students and faculty. Union carpenters worked with contractors including Anchormen Construction for the foundation, SBF Contracting for the concrete superstructure, Exterior Erecting Services and Duggan & Marcon for exterior wall panels, Woodworks Construction for interior finishes, and Re:Source New Jersey for flooring.
Brooklyn Navy Yard
Trevcon Construction Company and Local Union 1556 working on a new pier at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This $80,000,000 reconstruction of Pier C will serve as the new city-wide ferry service home port in New York City.
One Manhattan Square
Extell Development’s 80-story tower at One Manhattan Square includes 1.2 million square feet of space, 815 residences and stunning views of the Brooklyn Bridge and city skyline. Lendlease Construction is the general contractor with union carpenters employed by R&J Construction, All Craft Fabricators, Civetta Cousins, Pyramid Flooring, Art Woodwork, Safeway Atlantic, Component Assembly, Hayward Baker, Pinnacle Industries, Elite Floors, and Nets That Work. Completion is scheduled for 2018.
Brookfield Properties is developing this 7 million square feet mixed use project that includes offices, housing, a hotel, retail and a public plaza built over rail lines. Union carpenters and contractors are now working on this $4.5 billion project in the Hudson Yards neighborhood.
SAFETY Investments in safety training by union carpenters and contractors are how we protect workers and the public from harm. Here is some of the safety training we provide.
  • 12 Hour Asbestos Allied Trade Restricted Handler

    (Meets city & state requirements). Student receives a State license that is valid for one year after birth date or expires at the end of the month that the student’s birthdate is in (which can turn out to be less than one year). The City license is valid for two years after course date.

  • 4 Hour Asbestos Allied Trades Restricted Handler Refresher

    (Meets city & state requirements). Student receives a State license that is valid for one year after birth date or expires at the end of the month that the student’s birthdate is in (which can turn out to be less than one year). The City license is valid for two years after course date.

  • 4 Hour Hazard Communication Course (GHS)

    (Meets all OSHA requirements for 20 CFR 1926.59). Student receives a NYCDC Carpenters Training Center card. No expiration.

  • 40 Hour Hazardous Waste

    General Site worker (meets all EPA and OSHA requirements for certification under 29 CFR 1910.120 or CFR 1926.65). Student receives a NYCDC Carpenters Training Center card. License is valid for one year.

  • 8 Hour Hazardous Waste Refresher

    (Meets all EPA and OSHA requirements). Student receives a NYCDC Carpenters Training Center card. License is valid for one year.

  • 10 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Course

    Student receives a certification card from OSHA. New York City Department of Buildings Regulation - Must refresh every five years.

  • 30 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Course

    Student receives a certification card from OSHA. Expiration is job site specific.

  • 16 Hour Confined Space Entry/ Lockout Tag Out

    (Meets all OSHA requirements 1910.146 & 147). NYCDC Carpenters Training Center issued card. No expiration.

  • CPR 4 Hour

    American College of Orthopedic Surgeons. Students receive an ACOS certificate; valid for 2 years.

  • Construction Fall Protection 8 Hour

    This 8 Hour workshop requires no refresher and introduces equipment and concepts and concepts central to fall protection. An overview describes the danger of falls and the various types of safety legislation in place to help combat falls.

  • First Aid 4 Hour

    American College of Orthopedic Surgeons issued certificate; valid 2 years.

  • LIRR Track Safety Training 3 Hour

    This class will familiarize roadway workers with the rules and regulations of federal administration (49 CFR Part 214 Subpart C). Topics covered include safety rules, operating rules and procedures for providing protection from trains, clearing tracks and working in various settings. Certificate valid for one year.



The Carpenters Training Center is jointly sponsored by union carpenters and contractors to provide members with the training needed to bring the highest level of skill and safety to projects throughout the New York City metropolitan area.

New members are trained as apprentices in six state-approved programs for general building carpenters, concrete carpenters, millwrights, dockbuilders and timbermen, floor coverers and cabinetmakers.

Our apprentices receive nearly 600 hours of classroom instruction and more than 5,000 hours of on-the-job training over four years under the supervision of highly qualified industry professionals.

Experienced union carpenters have access to a lifetime of continuing education to stay up-to-date in the latest technologies and safety standards. Nowhere else in the industry does a similar commitment exist to a trained, skilled and safe carpentry workforce.

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Union carpenters and contractors have adapted to market conditions with an agreement that makes our superior product for cast-in-place reinforced concrete superstructures available at competitive pricing.

With nearly 50 million square feet of concrete superstructures completed in the last five years, join the growing list of residential, commercial and mixed use projects utilizing the best and most experienced team in concrete formwork systems.

We’ve also brought competitive pricing to the residential and hospitality interiors market. The result is that the highest quality in wall and ceiling work is available to projects for residential rentals, luxury condominiums and budget to five-star hotels.


INSTALL (International Standards and Training Alliance) is a North American alliance of flooring mills, manufacturers, consultants, associations and contractors. Through comprehensive training and certification, we continuously improve the skill, productivity and attitude of our floor layers to ensure superior flooring installation.

INSTALL’s four-year curriculum is created by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters’ International Training Fund, and is delivered through classroom instruction and hands-on training. Content stays current with emerging trends, including best practices in occupied healthcare facilities, green building awareness and sustainability.

Core skills are emphasized in carpet, resilients, hardwood, artificial turf and more.

INSTALL constantly teams with leading mills and manufacturers to ensure that the curriculum meets current labor needs in the floor covering industry. INSTALL-certified installers leave the program with confidence and pride in their training, professionalism and work. Ultimately, they are trained to maximize productivity so that contractors remain profitable and competitive in the industry.

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    INSTALL aims to ensure the continued health and prosperity of the North American floor covering industry, to demonstrate commitment to quality installations and to enhance the industry’s reputation.

    INSTALL’s focus is simple – to teach the fundamentals of our trade to enhance the level of technical floor covering skills, and to meet the different needs of contractors and specifiers as each group functions within the industry.


    Thousands of UBC floor covering professionals are working in the United States and Canada—and that number will grow as INSTALL apprentices complete their training. INSTALL floor covering professionals can efficiently install any kind of floor in any configurations and setting, all while getting the job right the first time and saving contractors time and money.


    When you specify an INSTALL Warranty Contractor, the work is backed by the industry’s only additional, free, third-party, extended warranty on labor. We believe so much in the performance of our trained flooring installers that our warranty is in place to guarantee satisfaction.