About the UTCA

UTCA of New Jersey is a national award winning, non-profit trade association headquartered in Wall, New Jersey. UTCA currently includes approximately 1,025 member firms active in all phases of heavy, highway, site, utility and environmental remediation construction, in the public and private sectors, throughout the State.

On behalf of its member firms, UTCA strives to improve working conditions for the construction industry through its work in legislative and regulatory matters, safety training, labor relations, specifications development, group cost savings programs and individual problem solving. UTCA conducts an annual convention and trade show and produces a number of publications such as a monthly newsletter, contractor advisories and a magazine.

UTCA is the State Chapter of a national construction organization based in the Washington, D.C. area, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). UTCA is also affiliated with the Clean Water Construction Coalition and is one of the founding associations of the Construction Industry Advancement Program of New Jersey (CIAP).

UTCA has received 12 National Awards over the previous 10 years for its work on behalf of the construction industry.

Background

Founded originally as the Utility Contractors Association, the Utility and Transportation Contractors Association of New Jersey was formed in 1965 by a group of concerned contractors interested in the welfare and continued development of the construction industry. Since then, the association has grown to include contractors involved in all areas of heavy, highway, utility, marine and hazardous waste remediation construction. UTCA of New Jersey focuses its energies toward strengthening liaison with awarding agencies, owners, engineering groups, government officials and legislative bodies, while maintaining a healthy construction industry.

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.

Objectives

  • To preserve the common interests of the construction industry of this state;
  • To assist in efforts to expedite the continuous flow of construction;
  • To promote improved relations among contractors, governmental agencies, municipalities, labor and engineering groups;
  • To protect association members, through available legal and other remedies, against unwarranted attacks which are designed to prevent them from performing work as efficiently and economically as possible;
  • To coordinate the dissemination of information relative to the business needs of the construction industry;
  • To represent the common interests of contractors at hearings, meetings and conferences held by legislative and other administrative bodies;
  • To promote ethical practices in construction and with the general public.

 

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