Why Join the UTCA?
Since its formation, UTCA/N.J. has successfully challenged unfair bidding practices, legislation detrimental to construction and encroachments on work traditionally carried out by employees of association members. The association has fostered a number of legislative measures that have improved conditions for contractors in such areas as retainage, bidding procedures, changed conditions management of projects and statute of limitations.
UTCA/N.J. sponsors meetings and forums with professional engineers, governmental representatives and others regarding construction industry needs. In an effort to expand its message, the association publishes and circulates its own magazine throughout the metropolitan area and produces an annual Industry Directory and monthly newsletter for member use.
The association is represented on the Construction Industry Advancement Program (CIAP) and members share in the benefits accrued by that industry program. Cooperation is also extended to a number of industry groups throughout the area. Recent activities have focused on improving contract documents and expanding advantageous retainage provisions, while supporting efforts to increase construction funding. UTCA/N.J. monitors legislative and regulatory matters in Trenton as well as Washington, DC. UTCA of NJ is affiliated with one national association, based in Washington, DC., the American Road and Transportation Builders Association(ARTBA) and is a member of the Clean Water Construction Coalition. This relationship provides our association with representation at the federal level and assists in the communication of national information to our members. Our association representatives often participate in programs at the national level.