Safety is a Four Letter Word webinar w/ Mark Breslin


This program examines the critical roles of culture, buy-in, and accountability that have taken safety from a resented afterthought to a primary value system for top organizations. The four-letter word is not a rule. It is not fear. It is CARE. The evolution of culture is significantly being impacted as well by demographic changes, workplace expectations, and giving people a lot more than a paycheck to bring their best.


  • Strategies to reinforce a culture over compliance
  • Engage and collaborate across lines and out of silos
  • Encourage constructive and transparent accountability

WHO CAN VIEW:     Project managers, Project Engineers, Foreman, Superintendents, and up and coming Leaders.

Mark Breslin is an author, speaker, CEO and influencer at the highest levels of business in North America. He has spent decades advising CEOs and senior leaders in business, government, labor and nonprofit arenas.  Influencing groups from 50 to 5,000 at a time, Mark drives home the lessons needed for positive change that create profound results in the workplace.

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Prompt Pay Act Webinar: Your Reinforced Legal Rights Under Prompt Pay

Join the BTEA, Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts (ASM), and Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA) for a virtual panel on the MA Prompt Pay Act.

The Massachusetts Superior Court recently issued a ruling strictly enforcing the Prompt Pay Act, which has significant ramifications on the enforcement of payment provisions from the Owner down to the General Contractors and Subcontractors on private projects.

Join us for a legal review of the facts by three prominent industry attorneys on what reasons to be a significant reinforcement of GC and Subcontractor Rights.


  • Tony Starr, Esq., Member, Co-Chair, Construction Law Practice Group, Mintz – Moderator
  • David Wilson, Esq., Partner, Corwin & Corwin
  • Bradley Croft, Esq. Chair, Litigation Department, Ruberto, Israel & Weiner

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Tony Starr, Esq., Member, Co-Chair, Construction Law Practice Group, Mintz
Tony is a litigator and prominent construction lawyer who works with clients throughout the construction industry: contractors, owners, developers, and public authorities. His practice includes representing clients in significant construction litigation, arbitrations, and mediations, and counseling them on contract drafting, bidding matters, and project-related disputes. He is frequently invited to speak about construction law developments and alternative dispute resolution. In addition to his multifaceted construction practice, he also advises a major gaming company on litigation and regulatory matters related to the development and construction of a major casino resort.

David Wilson, Esq., Partner, Corwin & Corwin
David E. Wilson practices exclusively in the field of Construction Law, representing subcontractors and suppliers, general contractors and construction managers, owners, design professionals, insurers and sureties on a wide range of public and private construction projects, including schools; fire and police stations; courthouses; tunnels, roads and bridges; hospitals and medical buildings; office buildings and tenant fit-out; retail centers and stores, restaurants and nightclubs; and university classroom and laboratory buildings, dormitories and physical education facilities. He assists clients with preparation, review and negotiation of all forms of construction documents, including prime contracts, design contracts, subcontracts, supplier agreements, joint venture agreements, bonds, releases and lien waivers; and with preparation, prosecution and defense of claims related to bidding and procurement, payment and performance bonds, mechanic’s liens, construction and design defects, change orders and extra work, delay and lost productivity, differing site conditions, contract administration, termination, and insurance coverage in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, arbitrations and mediations.

Bradley Croft, Esq. Chair, Litigation Department, Ruberto, Israel & Weiner
BRADLEY L. CROFT is a shareholder at the Boston law firm of Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, PC. where he serves as chair of the Litigation Department and Construction Law Practice Group. He concentrates his practice on construction, real estate, and general commercial disputes. He represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in all aspects of construction law claims. In his 25 years as a trial attorney, Mr. Croft has tried cases before judges, juries and arbitration panels in Massachusetts and Connecticut. He was named 2015 Massachusetts Construction Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America, and has served as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association Litigation Section and Construction Law Committee. Mr. Croft received his B.A. from Tufts University and his J.D. from University of Connecticut School of Law.  A Massachusetts native, Mr. Croft grew up in Andover and now lives in Swampscott with his wife and two teenage sons.

A Foreman’s Field Guide To Developing Your Workforce

BTEA and MCAP are pleased to announce that Nic Bittle will be conducting an extended seminar for supervisors and foremen of our contributing contractors.

In A Foreman’s Field Guide to Developing Your Workforce, Nic will walk your foremen and supervisors through how to develop their team for long-term success.  As natural mentors on the jobsite it is up to the Foremen and Supervisors to develop their crew to be the next leaders of the industry.

In this program your Supervisor/Foreman will learn:

  • The 4 Core Competencies lacking in most of the workforce entering the industry today.
  • How to develop those competencies within your team while on the job.
  • How to develop each team member so that everyone communicates on a higher level.
  • The tips, tricks, tactics, and techniques a foreman and/or supervisor must master to effectively lead in today’s market.


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150 Second Stand Down for Recovery at 11:30 AM

Join hundreds of employers and thousands of union members for an industry-wide stand down to raise awareness about substance abuse and recovery.

In Massachusetts, 150 out of every 100,000 construction workers die an opioid-related death.  Construction workers are 6x more likely to suffer an opioid-related death than all other workers.

Join our members, sponsors, and supporters as we conduct a 150 second (2.5 minute) stand down at 11:30 AM on Friday May 3rd, 2019.  We ask that everyone pause work and observe a moment of silence as we reflect about the ongoing opioid epidemic and raise awareness for those struggling with addiction or in recovery.


Recovery on a Local and National Level

Join BTEA for a reception to help close out Building Trades Recovery Week. Featuring a distinguished group of speakers as they discuss various initiatives both locally and nationally that they are using to address substance abuse issues.

Speaker Panel

  • Congressman Stephen F. Lynch – U.S. House of Representatives
  • John McGahan – The Gavin Foundation
  • Jim Wahlberg – Mark Wahlberg’s Youth Foundation and Wahl St. Productions
  • Timothy Irving – OSHA/USDOL