*BTEA Training Schedule*
The BTEA Training Program has moved ONLINE! We utilize GoToWebinar or Zoom for all the trainings listed below.
The BTEA had made every effort to update our members on various resources available to them. Please look below for information on some of these items.
The BTEA is also proud to be partnering with Modern Assistance Programs to offer Free Training and materials to all our contributing contractors.
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The BTEA is identified throughout New England and the northeast as the major voice for the union building trades contractor. The BTEA encompasses seven different area trade associations that employ tradespeople from several different local building trades unions.
To best serve our membership we maintain a strong affiliation with various national contractors associations. Along with several national affiliations, we maintain close working relationship with several of the area building trades unions. The BTEA forms labor committees from each of its seven trade groups in order to negotiate with 13 different trades covering over 85 different local unions in the northeast region.
The BTEA also tracks legislation and government affairs that affect the construction industry. Through the years the BTEA has developed and maintained a healthy relationship with the leadership on Beacon Hill. This relationship affords us the opportunity to influence policymaking that would affect the construction industry. Members and staff travel regularly to our nation’s capitol to sit down with our Congressional Delegation and voice our opinion on issues at the national level.
The BTEA strives to maintain healthy and prosperous relations between labor and management. We get involved in organizing and sponsoring joint safety programs, informational seminars, and training programs to promote the construction industry. We also serve as trustees on several joint apprenticeship and training committees. By doing this we can help our members recruit qualified men and women needed to carry our industry well into the 21st Century.
For over 70 years the BTEA has made a positive impact on the construction industry. Our members have enjoyed positive working relationships with the various trade unions and national associations that we work with on a daily basis. Our goal is to maintain a positive environment in which contractors and tradespeople can enjoy health and prosperity within the construction industry.
Dust Extraction and OSHA Regulation
January 27 @ 1:00 pm
Stress Less, Communicate More
February 3 @ 12:30 pm
Leadership Succession: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders
February 10 @ 12:30 pm
Silica Competent Person Webinar
February 17 @ 3:00 pm
Silica Competent Person Webinar
February 18 @ 3:00 pm
Safety is a Four Letter Word webinar w/ Mark Breslin
March 4 @ 1:00 pm
Commercial Roofing Contractors: Rhode Island License Requirements
January 22, 2020
As of January 1, 2020, the RI Contractors’ Registration and Licensing Board is now issuing new professional licenses for commercial roofing contractors, building inspectors, and other trades. Contractors have until April 1, 2020 to become licensed. The Application Process for Commercial Roofing Contractors requires: $400 licensing fee Proof of $1,500,000 in liability insurance Proof
BTEA Building Trades Recovery Week Highlight Video
June 25, 2019
This video highlights the major events of the Building Trades Employers' Association (BTEA) sponsored Building Trades Recovery Week, held the last week of April 2019. It shined a light on substance use disorder in construction and tried to educate individuals with hands on training to move towards treatment and recovery options. (more…)