Welcome to the
Construction Roundtable of New Jersey

The CRT of NJ has been in existence for more than 40 years and is the only professional organization that focuses on the needs of New Jersey Construction project owners. Our Mission is to make NJ construction more competitive in the national and global marketplace, provide Members with a variety of robust presentations, workshops and forums to both educate and stay current on developing technologies, regulations, legislation, and industry best practices.

CRT of NJ brings together corporations, design firms, contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, professional service firms, trade associations and labor representatives to regularly discuss and better understand how we can collaboratively work together, in a win-win environment, to address and resolve those issues that impede growth and profitability of the construction industry as well as provide a competitive environment for companies to grow and prosper.

CRTNJ Scholarship Competition

CRTNJ Scholarship Competition

CRTNJ announces the first student competition in the built environment focusing on the owner's perspective. What is the relationship between the existing physical plant and the dynamic needs of the owner? How can interdisciplinary teams of students determine a solution that makes the best use of available space while balancing the conflicting needs of users while answering to a multi-tiered stakeholder structure? This two-phase competition intends to explore these questions and many more as CRTNJ member volunteers engage with Phase II teams on the way to awarding $10,000 dollars in scholarship monies. Register via the link below to receive the packet of instructions and competition rules via email so that you can get started on Phase I.

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Construction Industry Career Day (CICD)

Construction Industry Career Day (CICD)

The Construction Roundtable of New Jersey is happy to support bringing back Construction Industry Career Day (CICD)!  We are excited to be part of this incredible program as a sign of a recovering industry ready to once again showcase the opportunities available through a career in construction!

 We have been part of this event since the first event in 2001.  In fact, the CRTNJ worked in conjunction with the BCANJ (now ACCNJ) to organize the first event.  Since then the BCANJ, continued to organize the event and the CRTNJ fully supported it.  The last CICD was held in 2007.  We are excited and look forward to being part of CICD 2017 to the benefit of New Jersey’s high school students, their parents and educators, as well as career seekers and returning veterans.

 CICD will take place on Tuesday Night, May 30, 2017, 4-8 PM.  We encourage students to attend this portion of the program with their parents. Community groups and state-funded program participants will also be invited as well as the general public.

 Continuing the program on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM, will be offered to JUST JUNIORS.  In previous events, this crowd presented engaging questions and expressed sincere interest in the career paths presented by our industry.

 This program addresses many industry concerns including workforce development, career awareness, and perception.  The students will also learn about the many professions that make up the construction industry. 

 Since there is no cost for any student, parent or prospective worker to visit the event and learn about our industry, we are asking for financial support from our members to help in any way possible. 

 As always, your dedication to CICD is paramount to its success. 

Single Sponsorships Click Here:

Single Sponsorships

 REGISTER ONLINE OR CONTACT:   JILL SCHIFF jschiff@accnj.org

www.cicdnj.org

 

 

 

Member Profile

Scirocco Financial Group - January 2017

Scirocco Financial Group, Inc. was founded in 1950, by John M. Scirocco, Sr., the father of our current President/CEO.  For 60 plus years, the organization has been providing risk management services, insurance and employee benefits to public entities and to businesses throughout the United States. With 120 employees and nine offices, Scirocco has grown to become one of the premier regional agencies in the Tri-State area.  Headquartered in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, Scirocco Group has eight additional locations throughout New Jersey and South Florida.

Scirocco Group and all of its member companies are dedicated to providing world-class service and solutions to every client by leveraging our market relationships and through long term, continuous development of our professional team. The key to our success is the selection and retention of our people.

Tapping the knowledge and expertise of our licensed professionals, Scirocco Group is able to provide a wide spectrum of broker and consulting services to individuals, businesses, as well as municipal and governmental entities. Scirocco Group provides expertise in all forms of Property and Casualty related products, Group Benefits, Workers’ Compensation, and Surety Bonds.

We are an established regional leader in construction risk, insurance and bonds.  Our clients include facility owners, developers, general contractors and specialty trade contractors that have complex risks inherent in their business operation. We provide contractors and owners with individual support, tools and technology they need to successfully reduce and manage their unique business risks.  We offer Online OSHA Tracking Modules, Surety Bonds, Safety and Training Coordination, Contract Review Owner, General, Sub Contractor, Claims Oversight, Risk Transfer Review, Owner Controlled Insurance Program Administration, Compensation and Modification Review  

Scirocco Group has been selected as a "Best Practices" Agency by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA), and as a Top 100 Independent Property/Casualty Agency for the tenth consecutive year.  We credit our success to the company’s commitment to establishing and nurturing long-standing relationship with our clients and carriers.

The hiring and retaining of tried-and-true professionals, our strong carrier relationships – plus our diversity and expertise in handling the needs of our clients have been the hallmarks of our success over the years. The work environment at Scirocco Group is a motivated one where every member of the team knows they are a contributing force behind our success. One of the main objectives of our team is assuring that our clients are given the best possible service.

LAW OFFICES OF STEPHEN BIALKOWSKI, LLC - December, 2016

Law Offices of Stephen Bialkowski, LLC is a boutique construction law firm that is committed to serving the legal needs of the construction community.  With our law offices located on Wall Street in New York and Ramsey, New Jersey, we are able to represent a wide range of clients in a large geographical area. We are well-versed with New York and New Jersey construction law and have assisted Owners, Construction Managers, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Suppliers, Architects and Engineers with a wide range of problems.  Our insightful approach to cases strives to ensure a prompt and cost effective resolution to the many issues our clients face.  In addition to representing clients throughout New Jersey and New York, we also represent many companies in different states with legal needs in New York and New Jersey.  Our group of highly skilled attorneys are dedicated to the construction industry and no matter is too big or too small for us to handle.

The founding member of the firm, Stephen Bialkowski, has his roots in the construction industry.  He was actively involved with a family-owned general contracting company before pursuing a career in the law.  He is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law where he was a member of the Law Review.  Following graduation, Mr. Bialkowski gained valuable experience at prominent New York and New Jersey law firms where he represented clients in leading cases across the country.  Using his unique construction background and skills garnered at preeminent law firms, Mr. Bialkowski has been able to grow a client base of large commercial contractors, developers, trade contractors, suppliers, architects and engineers.  In 2011, Mr. Bialkowski was the recipient of Top Lawyer honors in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Business Litigation, Transactional Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. 

Apart from his duties as legal counsel, Mr. Bialkowski has also served the construction industry in many ways.  He is the General Counsel to the Construction Roundtable of New Jersey; a past arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association; and Co-Secretary to the Construction and Public Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association.  The most rewarding work he does is teaching.  As a member of the faculty at NYU for more than 23 years, Mr. Bialkowski has taught many construction related courses, including, Construction Law, Legal Principles and Practices for Construction Management Master’s students and Construction Essentials for Real Estate Developers.  He is also a frequent guest lecturer on construction related issues for colleges, associations and bar related organizations. 

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bialkowski, LLC are licensed to appear in both New York and New Jersey courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Districts of New Jersey, Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd and 3rd Circuits and the United States Supreme Court.

We put the needs of our clients first and are relentless in our pursuit to see that those needs are satisfied.

AMEC FOSTER WHEELER - November, 2016

Amec Foster Wheeler is a full service engineering and construction company that has been in business for over 160 years supplying quality engineering and construction services around the world.  In 2014, AMEC acquired Foster Wheeler, expanding the professional services and geographical footprint of the global organization.  Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Amec Foster Wheeler has more than 36,000 employees and offices in 55 countries throughout the world.  In the United States, Amec Foster Wheeler has 125 offices including five in New Jersey (Hamilton, Hampton, Perryville, Somerset, Swedesboro) and an Office in downtown Philadelphia which has been serving clients in New Jersey for more than 20 years.

Amec Foster Wheeler offers full Engineering-Procurement-Construction Management-Validation (EPCMV) services in Pharmaceuticals/Biotech, Chemicals, Power, Renewable Energy, Upstream Oil and Gas, and Environmental industries.  We are #6 on the ENR list of Top 500 Design Firms with over $10 billion in revenue.

Our offices maintain staff in virtually every engineering discipline including process engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, instrumentation /control, civil/structural engineering, piping design, CQV (commissioning, qualification, validation), and architecture (and particularly process architecture) plus some specialty engineering disciplines that only a unique company of our size can provide.  In addition, we have significant presence in the environmental and infrastructure arena providing consulting and engineering services to all our market sectors for water resource management, waste collection/treatment, geotechnical services, site remediation and environmental compliance. We also maintain full service capability in construction management, as well as, full project support services such as cost estimating/control, planning and scheduling, and procurement. Our projects range from preliminary consulting assignments to multi-million dollar design-build projects. Amec Foster Wheeler has the strength, depth of resources, and flexibility to meet and deliver whatever the needs of our clients may be.

Amec Foster Wheeler also takes pride in supporting many social and philanthropic organizations. Recently promoting   Women in the Sciences and leadership roles, we have taken on an initiative to promote more workplace diversity. Employees participate in Habitat for Humanity and SOS Children’s Villages, along with other organizations that promote awareness.

The company has a sustainability initiative as well, encouraging employees to take ownership and operate in a responsible manner. Amec Foster Wheeler remains committed to its Foundation of Excellence by putting safety first, acting ethically and ensuring excellent project delivery for our customers to achieve sustainable growth.  We are committed to the value of  safety and “putting safety first” by maintaining a strong and sustainable HSSE culture across all our operations. We promote a “Beyond Zero” program. Beyond Zero means zero harm every minute of every day, whatever we do at work or at home.

Amec Foster Wheeler’s vision encompasses our ambitions for the future and our values expressing who we are and what we stand for: “To be the most trusted partner for our customers by consistently delivering excellence – bringing together the knowledge, expertise, and skills of our people from across our global network.”

WHITMAN - October, 2016

Overview
Whitman is proudly a New Jersey-based environmental, engineering, waste management, and energy consulting firm, specializing in designing and implementing solutions tailored to regulatory requirements and client priorities.
Founded in 1985, by current Principal Ira L. Whitman, Ph.D., P.E. and his wife Audrey, WHITMAN recently celebrated its 30-year anniversary.   From a single environmental service line in 1985, to a full turnkey consulting firm with over 70 employees today, Whitman has evolved into an industry leader that has successfully completed thousands of projects in New Jersey and in more than a dozen states across the country. Since our founding, we have remained committed to providing exceptional service by clearly defining our project goals and delivering completed work on time and at a fair cost to our clients. 
Our staff is comprised of environmental specialists, engineers, scientists and geologists with broad experience and diverse backgrounds.  Whitman’s multi-disciplinary team has the experience and dedication to provide practical solutions to many complex problems – whether that be remediating a former industrial site contaminated by years of chemical discharges, performing structural assessments and preparing site plans, or designing an energy efficient lighting, HVAC and electrical system for a local high school.
 
Whitman’s headquarters is located in Cranbury, New Jersey, and our Southern Regional Office is located in Egg Harbor, New Jersey.  This year, Whitman announced the opening of a third office in Allentown, Pennsylvania, allowing us to introduce our diverse array of engineering and environmental services to an even wider client base. 
 
At Whitman, we invest in, train and develop our staff to achieve their greatest personal and professional potentials, while maintaining a culture of respect, passion and professionalism and applying our core values - teamwork, knowledge, innovation, integrity and positive attitude - to everything we do.
Our services include, but are not limited to, preliminary assessments; site and remedial investigations; full scale remediation; asbestos survey, design and monitoring; turnkey soil and groundwater remediation; storage tank management; site/civil engineering; structural engineering; mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineering; fire protection; and energy consulting services.
 
Whitman's Environmental services have recently expanded to include Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste Management, Environmental, Health & Safety Compliance, and Wetlands Delineation and Permitting.  Our Engineering Services have also expanded to include Process Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Plant Engineering.
 
Whitman's experience in providing Renewable Energy Services has also increased exponentially over the past 10 years: this year, Whitman announced that the firm reached the milestone of 200 MW of photovoltaic projects up and down the East Coast.  
Whitman continues to identify new and emerging business markets and services, while constantly growing and fine-tuning our current array of services.  From municipal buildings to hotels, new development to remodeling, we strive to be a valued member of your business, legal and development team.  We believe that our excellence doesn't go unnoticed – much of our new business comes from the referrals of other satisfied clients.  We are Whitman - - - "Creating Solutions. Exceeding Expectations."

 

HOLT CONSTRUCTION CORP. - September, 2016

Overview

Holt Construction Corp. is a full service Construction Management and General Contracting firm offering an extensive range of services in the NY, NJ and PA metro areas and beyond.

Founded in 1919 by Fred L. Holt, Holt Construction is celebrating over 97 years in business with
our 3rd and 4th generations of Holt family leadership. Holt thrives on its reputation as a quality construction company that maintains its core values and “family” atmosphere while providing the best services to our clients. Integrity, harmony and communication are the true keys to our successful leadership and project management approach.

We are headquartered in Pearl River and have offices in New York, Philadelphia, Manhattan, Newark, Boston, and Houston. Diversity is our specialty and we take pride in managing the complete process! Our extensive project portfolio and repeat clients are testament to our ability to be the best in each market we endeavor to serve. Holt has instilled comprehensive and sustainable methods that simply identify the critical needs of our clients that puts them forever first! We combine our expert Construction Management and General Contracting services to provide you with less risk and improved control over cost and schedule. We deliver projects on-time and on-budget. We serve and partner with a full range of client who depend on our reliable track record.

The family we call Holt Construction Corp. is held tightly together by the glue that is our people. The bright stars of our business all embrace the same enduring qualities that our core values emit. These trusted employees are knowledge seekers and exude professionalism on every level. Our project teams are formed for your specific project and our team’s experience, training and backgrounds have allowed us to work within the most sensitive markets, including data centers, Class A secure buildings, airports as well as the pharmaceutical industry for over 80 years. Many of Holt’s employees have been with the company for over 25 years. A true indication of our particular core values and business approach.

Safety Is A Culture… Not A Clause

Our track record and immensely rigorous safety procedures will ensure every soul within the project arena including the general public will arrive home safely each day to their families and loved ones.

Holt Construction Corp. complies with OSHA Safety Guidelines. As such, our Corporate Safety Officer modifies each project safety program, taking into account site specific job conditions that need to be recognized and migrated to protect both our workers  and the general project. 

Even before Safety was in fashion, Holt Construction Corp. had a time proven track record of Safety Compliance. Our long-term relationship with repeat clientele proves our on-going commitment to this aspect of the construction environment. The markets we serve require a particularly stringent level of safety awareness and adherence to policies, as enforced by their own safety officers, and in some cases government agencies. Our success in completing projects repeatedly confirms the superior level of monitoring we provide for a client throughout a project’s timeline.

 

Serving the Owners of Construction Since 1970

Upcoming CRTNJ Events

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Latest CRTNJ News

CRTNJ Welcomes New Members:

  • Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey (ACCNJ)
  • Amec Foster Wheeler
  • Belfor USA Group, Inc.
  • Ferreira Construction
  • IMC Insulation Materials Corp.
  • Reivax Contracting Corp.
  • Scirocco Group
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Zack Painting

For a full list of our member companies, go to our Member Companies Page.

If you are considering joining the Construction Roundtable of New Jersey, visit our Prospective Members Page.

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