Advisory Board

The Bronx Design and Construction Academy’s mission is to prepare graduates for direct entry into the design, and construction industry or any postsecondary path of their choosing. We differentiate ourselves from other Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs by integrating a rich liberal arts education with our CTE strands and whenever possible, teaching within the context of sustainable energy and transportation infrastructure. We believe in order to reach every student, we must provide a wealth of real world experiences and opportunities for authentic learning along with an engaging academic curriculum. 

The BDCA Advisory Board plays a key role in making sure all of our students are well prepared to make valuable contributions to their field directly after high school. The expertise and leadership this community provides is a necessary component to a successful school community. 

            HVAC: Cottam HVAC 

      For over 25 years, Cottam HVAC has been serving Westchester County, New York City and Lower Connecticut with heating/cooling service maintenance & repair, installations, retrofits & replacements, indoor air quality & air purification systems and direct sales of top-rated HVAC equipment.


                                                                                                                                                    Carpentry: Skanska Civil

       Skanska USA Civil Northeast is one of the area’s largest constructors of heavy civil construction projects. With a top-notch staff of some of the most experienced professionals in the industry, we have the know-how to successfully construct nearly any type of heavy-civil project.



Electrical: Smalls Electrical


      Smalls Electrical Construction, Inc. provides electrical contracting services for private builders and the various municipalities within the New York City area.  Since its inception, Smalls Electrical has been one of the fastest growing electrical firms in New York.  Smalls Electrical Construction is known today for our competitively priced, professionally executed electrical contracting services. We are a bonded, licensed and experienced firm capable of completing single contracts in excess of 20 million dollars. Our Transit Division is dedicated to executing our mass transportation wiring projects.The ability to perform the specialized work required on our contracts with speed and efficiency will always distinguish Smalls Electrical from most other contractors.  Our firm’s expertise enables us to continue to develop our customer and contract base without sacrificing the quality of our services.


Engineering/Architecture: STV Inc

      STV is a leading, award-winning professional firm offering engineering, architectural, planning, environmental and construction management services. We consistently rank among the country's top 25 firms in education, corrections, highways, bridges, rail and mass transit. Throughout the United States and in Canada, STV’s professional, technical and support personnel offer services to a broad and ever-expanding client base. We provide planning, environmental, design, program and construction management, and specialty services for the transportation, design-build, institutional and commercial building, advanced technology, industrial and defense markets.


                 Plumbing: Robert Parchment Plumbing & Heating Inc 

        Robert Parchment Plumbing & Heating Inc. offers plumbing contracting services that achieve a high standard of excellence. We're committed to fine craftsmanship and completing projects ahead of schedule.  We're proud of our workers' integrity and the company supports in-house training and education to keep abreast of the latest technology in the plumbing field.  We value opportunities to develop new business relationships and strengthen existing ones, says Robert W. Parchment

        Transportation: TDC

        The Transportation Diversity Council “is a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit corporation” and is led by seasoned executives from the worlds of transportation, education and construction who are dedicated to ensuring that every individual and company has the opportunity to fully contribute to America’s future. TDC was formed in 2010 to meet the growing need  for leaders, technical professionals, educators and construction workers in the transportation and construction  industries.  Those needs can only be met by engaging and developing a large and diverse workforce.  TDC reaches out to  students of all ages to provide exposure to engineering and construction trades, provides development programs to individuals, companies and agencies to ensure that all talents are recognized and nurtured, and helps bridge the gaps  between needs and opportunities for the entire industry.