Our quarterly meeting for 2019 was another successful gathering. The membership and safety committees were combined for a full day program at the Wells Fargo Conference Center in midtown Manhattan on Sept. 18.
The committees discussed a variety of issues relating to the industry, including insurance, subcontractor agreements, markets and safety. Presentations from the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), NYC Department of Environmental Protection and the NYC Department of Parks were very informative. All representatives discussed construction issues facing their respective agency, including permitting, codes and other regulations. A lively discussion followed each topic. Most important, AGC NYS has developed a relationship and rapport with those agencies such that a regular dialogue on issues and concerns will be possible.
Naturally, the NYC Department of Buildings was the major focus of the meeting. Local Law 196 was discussed in detail. The meeting closed with a great presentation titled “The Criminalization of Site Safety” from Tom Curran from the law firm of Peckar and Abramson.
AGC NYS would like to thank all the participants from the various agencies for joining in the discussion; Tom Curran for his very valuable presentation; and Wells Fargo for the use of their conference room. The committees had many suggestions for us and we have work to do on new programs and products. The next committee meeting will be in January 2020, location and date/time TBD.