Joseph R. La Rocca Union Project of the Year Awards
For Outstanding Work Under a Project Labor Agreement
2022 Application Open
The Awards recognize outstanding work performed under labor-management cooperation and are judged under the following four criteria: collaboration/teamwork; construction quality and craftsmanship; project execution/scale; and safety. The award is presented at the Gala Dinner of TAUC’s annual Leadership Conference.
In addition, there are three award categories, for projects of less than $5 million; $5 million to $50 million; and above $50 million.
All current TAUC Governing Members in good standing are invited to apply for the Union Project of the Year Awards.
About Joseph R. La Rocca
Joe La Rocca (1925-2021) was a true pioneer in the union construction industry. He served as Executive Vice President of TAUC’s predecessor organization, The National Erectors Association, from its inception in 1969 until his retirement in 1986. In addition, he also served as the first Impartial Secretary of the National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee Inc. (NMAPC), and was instrumental in spearheading its creation and shepherding its unprecedented growth throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The impact Joe made on TAUC, and the industry as a whole, is still felt today. His passion for the business and the people who are served by it are a vital part of his legacy. His philosophy was simple: you don’t just serve the contractors, the participating unions and/or the owner; your service is an even higher calling to the union construction industry as a whole. That is a true testament to his – and TAUC’s – approach to leadership, and the reason why this award is named in his honor.