Tag: New York City

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

1,499 stop work orders issued in NYC construction sweep

September 23, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Falls on worksites are a national problem. Out of 1,102 construction fatalities in 2019, 401 resulted from falls, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The problem is even more pronounced in New York City, where since 2015, construction falls […]


New York City MTA inspector general wants reform of agency’s contractor evaluation system

October 16, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The MTA’s current ACE system looks at five criteria for contractors with contracts of $250,000 or more: Quality. Management. Safety. Scheduling. Minority, women and disadvantaged business compliance. Every six months evaluators rate each category as “satisfactory,” “marginal” or “unsatisfactory;” notify […]

Construction Processes, Legal

NYC announces new PLAs, community hiring initiative

August 18, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

As part of the new PLA: Unions will prioritize referrals from ZIP codes where 15% or more of the population lives below the federal poverty level or are New York City Housing Authority residents, with the goal of using workers […]

Construction Processes, Legal, Sustainability

New York City reopens nonessential construction work

June 8, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Starting today, workers will begin returning to New York City’s construction sites after a months-long coronavirus moratorium. Between 200,000 and 400,000 people are expected to return to work as New York City enters Phase I of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s reopening […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Report: Construction starts slow in 7 of top 20 US markets

August 26, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

A new report from Dodge Data & Analytics has identified a softening in seven of the country’s top 20 markets for commercial construction including multifamily, with some of it tied to declines in the multifamily sector. The study analyzed construction […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

Construction fatalities up in New York state, down in NYC

February 5, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In New York City, construction safety has a champion in Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., as well as in the Construction Fraud Task Force his office created. The task force goes after contractors that commit safety, wage and other […]

Construction Processes, Design

K-12 Education Best Project: The East Harlem Center for Living and Learning

October 10, 2016

Via: ENR

Built on the site of a former underused parking lot and trash compactor, the East Harlem Center for Living and Learning is part of an initiative begun by the city of New York and the New York City Housing Authority […]