Past Program: $25 Million of Contract Opportunities Open to Non-Union MWL Firms for Columbia Business School Project

Renderings of David Geffen Hall and Henry R. Kravis Hall, the new buildings for the Columbia Business School in Manhattanville.

Turner Construction Company, the construction manager for the Columbia Business School project at the Manhattanville Campus, entered into a Project Labor Agreement with the Building and Construction Trades Council and local unions to offer contract opportunities to non-union, minority-, women- and locally-owned firms in the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone area. The agreement created coordinated work rules that allow construction to proceed with minimal disruption and keep all trades on schedule.

The agreement allowed up to $25 million in contracts to be completed by MWL, non-union firms. Some of the trades designated for the non-union work include: early site work, millwork, temporary protection, flooring, paint, furniture, rough carpentry, electrical fit out, ceilings, ceiling carpentry, low voltage electric, a west side fit out and air side fit out of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, and tile/terrazzo and masonry. Non-union firms are able to use their own employees and are not required to assent to any union labor agreement to participate under this agreement. Interested firms were required to become prequalified with Turner Construction.