QUALITYSAFETYTRAININGCOMPETITIVE INITIATIVES 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. Kosciuszko Bridge Led by the Skanska-Kiewit-Ecco III joint venture on Phase 1 and Granite Construction Northeast on Phase 2, this $873 million project to replace the aging Kosciuszko Bridge that connects Brooklyn and Queens was completed on-budget and four years ahead of schedule with union carpenters and contractors. Other contractors... LEARN MORE The TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport The historic TWA terminal at JFK Airport is once again open for business after a complete redesign and renovation as a hotel. The new design is inspired by the 1960s space-age futurism, paying homage to the building’s golden era. This development features union-made luxury interiors and a... LEARN MORE The New York Proton Center New York's very first proton treatment center opened in 2019 in East Harlem. Millwrights from Local Union 740 of the New York City District Council of Carpenters, working with Bay Crane, did the critical alignments with an unparalleled level of precision for this cutting-edge cancer treatment facility. Union... LEARN MORE Neiman Marcus New York City's first Neiman Marcus is one of the most high-profile retail projects of the year. Union contractors and the New York City District Council of Carpenters put a lot of work into this "immersive" department store, featuring luxury shops from CHANEL, Louis Vuitton, and Versace among... LEARN MORE The MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art The museum's new internal structure will feature a new 30,000 square foot gallery and a re-imagined layout meant to create a more accessible, inclusive experience for visitors. This $450 million project also extended the museum’s historic Bauhaus stairs and added a first-floor lounge. The museum’s makeover has been... LEARN MORE Fisher Houses Union carpenters are proud to have worked on the Fisher Houses project in the Bronx. Since 2019, these homes have provided free lodging for military families of patients at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. Guests can form a community at Fisher Houses, helping each other through... LEARN MORE VIEW QUALITY ARCHIVES 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 CITYDISTRICT 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. Visit Website 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. Visit Website 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. Visit Website 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. 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.