QUALITY

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.

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New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 476 Fifth Avenue, an NYC landmark, is in good hands with union contractors and the New York City District Council of Carpenters. This $317 million renovation will provide more public library space, as well as a new entrance...
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Ritz Carlton NoMad
The NoMad Ritz Carlton at 1185 Broadway is another example of the impressive hospitality work completed by the New York City District Council of Carpenters and union contractors. One of the few skyscrapers in the area, this 580-foot-tall hotel features 250 guest rooms, state-of-the-art amenities, and a panoramic...
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Moynihan Train Hall
The newly completed Moynihan Train Hall has nearly doubled the existing Penn Station rail complex. This has given city commuters a new spacious and world-class transit hub. The 255,000 square foot train hall provides a direct connection to the Eighth Avenue Subway entrance and access to the 9th...
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425 Park Ave.
425 Park Avenue will provide 667,000 square feet of office space with a new restaurant on the ground floor. This billion-dollar project, an 897-foot-tall, 47-story commercial skyscraper in Midtown East, will be the first full-block tower on Park Avenue in over 50 years. This impressive new addition to...
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Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. is known for providing the highest quality, so it’s no surprise that the New York City District Council of Carpenters and union contractors were chosen to expand their iconic flagship store. Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, the renovation includes new interiors as well...
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One Vanderbilt
This extraordinary project was completed ahead of schedule and significantly under budget with world-class quality, and uncompromising safety, all done by union labor and contractors. The New York City District Council of Carpenters and the contractors listed below knocked it out of the park with this monumental addition...
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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

  • 12 Hour Asbestos Allied Trade Restriction Handler Refresher

  • 4 Hour Hazard Communication Course (GHS)

  • Hazard Communication and Chemical Safety 8 Hour

  • 40 Hour Hazardous Waste

  • 8 Hour Hazardous Waste Refresher

  • 10 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Course

  • 30 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Course

  • 16 Hour Confined Space Entry/ Lockout Tag Out

  • CPR 4 Hour

  • Construction Fall Protection 8 Hour

  • First Aid 4 Hour

  • Blood Borne Pathogens

  • Ergonomics

  • ICRA: Best Practices in Healthcare Construction

  • Scaffold Erector Qualification - Accelerated 32 Hour

  • Scaffold Erector Qualification - Accelerated 32 Hour Refresher

  • Scaffold User Certification 4 Hours

  • Awareness: Hazardous Material, Lead, Asbestos, Silica, and Mold

  • Silica Awareness 4 hour

  • Sexual Harassment Prevention 4 Hour

  • LIRR Track Safety Training 3 Hour

TRAINING

NEW YORK CITY
DISTRICT COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS TRAINING CENTER

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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COMPETITIVE INITIATIVES
  • CONCRETE SUPERSTRUCTURES
  • INTERIOR SYSTEMS, WALL & CEILING

Union carpenters and contractors have adapted to market conditions with agreements that make our superior product 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.

Use the team also responsible for 10 million hours of work annually on new building interiors and alterations to bring the highest quality and performance to your interior systems and wall-ceiling needs on residential rentals, luxury condominiums, commercial offices, retail space, budget to five-star hotels, and more.

COMPETITIVE INITIATIVES
INSTALL

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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  • MISSION

    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.

  • CRAFTSMEN

    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.

  • INSTALL WARRANTY

    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.

BEST PRACTICES IN HEALTHCARE CONSTRUCTION
ICRA
INFECTION CONTROL RISK ASSESSMENT

When construction in hospitals is not performed by properly trained construction professionals, work on ceilings, walls and flooring can make infectious agents airborne through HVAC systems, drafts and foot traffic to other areas of the hospital occupied by patients susceptible to secondary infections.

Workers learn how to identify and classify project areas to best minimize risks, illness and injury.

For more information on ICRA training within the New York City metropolitan area, or to find out if you are eligible to have facilities managers, infection control professionals, and others at your healthcare institution receive free 8-hour ICRA training, please contact us here.

The Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF) has developed an innovative training program to reduce the risk of contamination by working cleanly and safely in occupied healthcare facilities. The Construction ICRA Best Practices course teaches awareness of hazards including asbestos, lead, mold, silica, and other materials as well as blood-borne pathogens and other hospital-specific concerns. The curriculum was developed by consulting with leading construction-related infection control experts and is reviewed regularly to keep materials relevant to industry needs. Workers learn how to identify and classify project areas to best minimize risks, illness, and injury. The Best Practices program is a 24-hour training curriculum that teaches everything from containing the work area, hazmat and controlling exposure to communicating with hospital personnel and how to work within site-specific considerations.

Training given to apprentices, journeypersons, forepersons and superintendents includes:

  • Containing the Work Area
  • The Structure of the ICRA Form
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness
  • Regulatory Agencies and Organization
  • Individual Responsibilities to Patients
  • Lead, Asbestos, Silica, and Mold
  • Work Area Classifications
  • Anteroom Construction
  • Erecting and Sealing a Soft Wall
  • Working Within a Portable Isolation Cube
  • How to Establish a Negative Pressure Environment
  • Personal Protective Equipment Familiarization
  • How Secondary Infections Are Acquired

We also offer an 8-hour training course for owners, construction managers, infection control construction coordinators, project managers, hospital epidemiologists, laboratory personnel, facility managers, construction administrators, architects, design engineers and contractors.