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.
The Construction Roundtable of New Jersey was happy to support bringing back Construction Industry Career Day (CICD)! CRTNJ was 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 were excited and looked 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 took place on Tuesday Night, May 30, 2017, 4-8 PM. We encouraged students to attend this portion of the program with their parents. Community groups and state-funded program participants also were invited as well as the general public.
The program continued on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM, and was 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 asked for financial support from our members to help in any way possible.
As always, your dedication to CICD is paramount to its success.
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From Small Company to Premier National Contractor
Under the leadership of Nelson Ferreira, Ferreira Construction transformed from a small construction company to one of today’s premier national contractors. Nelson is a bold entrepreneur who embarked on his first business endeavor almost 30 years ago with the inception of Ferreira Construction.
Ferreira now has more than $400 million in annual sales, over 1000 employees, national headquarters in New Jersey and regional offices in California, New York, Florida, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Nelson has built a core leadership team at Ferreira that has served Ferreira Construction in business development, market strategy, safety, diversification and growth efforts. In continuing with his vision of diversity and growth, Nelson has added Vanguard Energy Partners and most recently, American Pile to the Ferreira family of companies.
Ferreira is a nationally recognized leader in the construction industry, garnering numerous awards due to a proven track record of successful project execution, effective planning and emphasis on safety. A key component of Ferreira’s success is an unwavering commitment to employees’ workplace safety and education. Ferreira’s culture encourages and supports all members of the Ferreira team to pursue additional training and certifications to keep the company on the cutting edge of innovation, technology and safety.
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 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
HOLT CONSTRUCTION CORP. - September, 2016
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.
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