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Ralph J. Esposito has been named the new chair of the New York Building Congress

Building Congress Pushes for Focus on NYC Infrastructure 

The New York Building Congress’ 2022 Policy Agenda, released Thursday, calls on all levels of government to increase funding to rebuild New York’s aging infrastructure, as well as streamline processes that make building safer and more efficient. The association plans to champion both projects and agencies in line for state and federal funding, including the Gateway Program and the Metropolitain Transportation Authority. 

Turning to sustainability initiatives, the Building Congress will focus on Lower Manhattan and East Side Coastal Resiliency projects and the $4-billion Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act in 2022. 

At its Annual Membership Meeting and Construction Industry Luncheon Thursday, the group also announced Ralph J. Esposito as its new chair, succeeding Elizabeth Velez, president of the Velez Organization. Esposito is currently president of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region at Suffolk and previously worked at Lendlease for nearly 25 years. 

Pictured: Ralph J. Esposito. Photo credit: New York Building Congress.


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