GCA’s 11th Annual DMWBE and SDVOB Networking Event

If you are a heavy civil contractor interested in working on building and rehabilitating New York’s infrastructure, then this is the event for you.  The GCA’s event is focused on networking, plain and simple.  Meet the contractors, estimators and compliance professionals who are building and bidding on projects in the New York City region and meet the region’s infrastructure agencies and authorities in one forum.

Click here to register to attend.  There is no charge to attend.

GCA Member Exhibitors:

C.A.C. Industries

CCA Civil

Citnalta Construction

DeFoe Corporation

E.E. Cruz & Co.

ECCO III Enterprises

El Sol Contracting & Construction

Five Star Electric

Frontier Kemper Construction

Grammercy Group

Granite Construction Northeast


John P. Picone Inc.

Judlau Contracting

Kiewit Infrastructure

Lane Construction

Northeast Remsco Construction

Petracca & Sons

Schiavone Construction


Third Track Constructors

Trevcon Construction

Tully Construction

Tutor Perini Corporation

WDF Inc.

Weeks Marine

Welsbach Electric Corporation

Yonkers Contracting


Tunneling Under the Hudson…The Gateway to the Region’s Future

Join the GCA in a conversation with Gateway Program Development Corp Chairman Steve Cohen about the current status of the Gateway project, from technical progress being made as well as the financial, partnering, and political challenges to build the nation’s most needed infrastructure project.  The event will be held on Monday October 15 from 8:00am-9:30am at the Cornell Club.

Mr. Cohen, was appointed Chairman of the Board of the Gateway Program Development Corp. in January 2018. He is currently General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer of MacAndrews & Forbes, Inc. and former Secretary to Governor Andrew Cuomo. His optimism about advancing the project has been contagious and he has been diplomatically working behind the scenes in Washington and Albany to line up the resources necessary to carry it out.

Register Here to Attend, Tickets are $100.

Meet New York’s Energy Leaders

From a burgeoning population and shifting sources of power, to increased demand from electric buses, cars and household technologies, how will New York’s energy infrastructure cope with current and future demand?  Join the GCA on October 18 at the Cornell Club for a thoughtful conversation about energy issues in New York State with Richard Kauffman, Governor Cuomo’s energy czar, and Kenneth Daly, President of National Grid New York.

GCA Speaker Series on Energy Issues in New York

Join the GCA on October 18 for a thoughtful conversation on Energy Issues in New York.

From a burgeoning population and shifting sources of power, to increased demand from electric buses, cars and household technologies, how will New York’s energy infrastructure cope with current and future demand?

Keynote Speaker: Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy & Finance for New York (Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

Panelists: Kenneth Daly, President, National Grid New York

Moderator: Denise Richardson, Executive Director of the General Contractors Association of New York

Where: Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street

When:  Breakfast and Registration 8:00-8:30am

Program 8:30-9:30am

Purchase Tickets Here

Meet the Commissioners

June 13, 2017

Join the GCA and the Rudin Center on June 13 for an informative conversation with the Commissioners to NYC DOT, DDC and DEP. Denise Richardson, Executive Director of the GCA and Mitchell Moss, Director of Rudin Center for Transportation Policy will moderate a panel discussion on infrastructure investment, economic development and sustainability in New York City.  For more information and to Register Click Here.

GCA Speaker Series with John Porcari

September 27, 2016, 8:00am-9:30am, Club 101

John Porcari, Interim Director of the Gateway Development Corporation and former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation, joined the GCA and over 150 participants in an informative and lively conversation about the status of the anticipated $24 billion Gateway Program.

One of the most exciting and critical infrastructure projects to be undertaken in the metropolitan region, Gateway will not only construct two new passenger rail tunnels under the Hudson, but will upgrade and ultimately expand virtually all the rail infrastructure between Newark and New York’s Penn Station. The $1.5 billion phase of the initial element, replacement of New Jersey’s Portal Bridge North, is slated for bidding in 2017. While the ultimate sources of funding for the overall project remains uncertain, Porcari noted that there are a host of options, including Railroad Rehabilitation Improvement Financing (RRIF) loans, passenger fees, and Federal Transit Administration New Start grants, as well as state participation from New Jersey and New York. Porcari noted his most immediate focus is on getting funding included in the upcoming federal budget—the last of President Obama’s administration.

Come back for information on the next Speaker Series event.

DMWBE Training

Learn How to Be Successful working for a General Contractor on a public works project.

Three day class: January 24, January 31, February 7

Heavy civil construction is a demanding business. Night work, lane closures, subway track shutdowns and tight deadlines are challenging in and of themselves. Add on safety protocols, procuring supplies and keeping up with paperwork requirements, and one can understand why construction – especially public works construction – can be such a daunting undertaking.

The course is designed for DMWBE firms that work on heavy civil projects who are signed to a union agreement or are willing to work under a project labor agreement, or are interested in learning more about how to work union. It covers items such as negotiating with suppliers, understanding site safety plans, conducting a job hazard analysis, properly developing project submittals and understanding union agreements and PLAs. For more information and to register click here.

GCA Events

Through a multi-faceted program of educational and networking events and the popular Speakers Series, the GCA engages the heavy civil construction industry, key stakeholders and the public on a wide range of significant and timely issues.

DMWBE Networking Events
The General Contractors Association is committed to providing opportunities to work on heavy civil construction projects to certified DBE and MWBEs. The GCA’s targeted networking events provide unparalleled opportunities for these firms to meet with GCA members and discuss subcontracting opportunities. Click here to learn more.