Association of Wall Ceiling and Carpentry Industries


38th annual golf outing

 Monday, June 19, 2017 

Two Courses!

North Hempstead Country Club

& Sands Point Golf Club

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Making construction safer in the city requires investment, not organized labor

To the Editor: A May 15 letter from a union leader misrepresented the construction industry's opposition to a proposed apprenticeship mandate in New York City by spouting union platitudes. In... To view the full story, click the title link.
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Forging Ahead

It’s been five years since the inception of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Association of Wall Ceiling & Carpentry Industries of New York and the New York City District Council of Carpenters.  That agreement took more than a year to negotiate and provided changes which had previously seemed impossible to achieve.  It was the beginning of full mobility and the two man job without the assignment of a Shop Steward.  It also introduced electronic time reporting and daily access to that information by employers and Journeymen Carpenters while providing a $14.13 per hour increase in wage and benefits over five years ($6.13 in the first ninety days), the first increase in more than two years.  This all took place while under the consent decree, the oversight of the Review Officer, supervision by the U.B.C., and what seemed like an ever changing District Council leadership.  This agreement expires on June 30, 2017.  It is time to negotiate a new agreement for the foreseeable future.

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Technology is quickly advancing in the construction industry. From using your smartphone at work to aerial drones mapping and surveying the job site, the construction industry is exploding into new realms with the technology of today. Technology advancements are like water rising at the shore. There rarely is a sudden shift you can point to, but every time you look, the tide keeps changing as should you. Adapt or die as I like to say.

Take BIM (Building Information Management) for example. Since gaining traction in our market over the last few years, BIM modeling was primarily used by mechanical and structural trades. In the design build concept of construction management, BIM plays a larger role with carpentry contractors than it has in the past by providing integrated engineered shop drawings for exterior and interior wall and ceiling design concepts.

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