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Officials See Much Work Ahead for New York City’s Infrastructure

September 20, 2022

Via: ENR

New York City Commissioner of Transportation Ydanis Rodriguez sees his mission very clearly. “We believe in implementing infrastructure that meets people’s needs.” His goal, which aligns with that of Mayor Eric Adams, is to make the city the “safest in […]


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1 of 4 workplace deaths in New York are on a construction site

February 17, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The data analysis comes from the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), an independent labor group with membership of workers, unions, activists and health and safety professionals. “New York should be a national leader in worker safety, […]


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Contractors prepare for enforcement of New York City vaccine mandate

February 10, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

New York City’s ban on unvaccinated employees has left construction pros doing business there questioning how to comply with the rule and who will enforce it. Since December, workers have been required to show proof of at least one dose […]


Construction Processes, Legal

NY Gov. Sets Industry Advisory Council to Fix Public Contracts Process

January 21, 2022

Via: ENR

A New York construction industry advisory group, created under a law Gov. Kathy Hochul signed in December, will study and recommend adjustments to state public contracting to address damages incurred by contractors, subcontractors and others because of payment delays on […]


Construction Processes, Legal

New York Governor Signs Low-Embodied-Carbon Concrete Bill

January 4, 2022

Via: ENR

A new state law in New York promotes low-embodied-carbon concrete for public projects, and activists are hoping to get another bill passed this year that will push it further to meet carbon emissions goals. Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the bill, […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Bill would reform New York’s public contracting process

August 16, 2021

Via: BDCNetwork

A bill to reform New York State’s public contracting process is under review by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The bill, originated by the New York Electrical Contractors Association, would create a 21-member Construction Industry Advisory Council on Public Contracting Reform to […]


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$3.9B New Terminal at JFK Gets Green Light

August 10, 2021

Via: ENR

The pandemic-delayed plan to build a privately financed Terminal 6 at New York City’s JFK International Airport is back on track, following an Aug. 5 vote by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Board of Commissioners to […]


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Several U.S. cities among most expensive places to build in the world

August 2, 2021

Via: BDCNetwork

Several U.S. cities rank in the top 10 most expensive urban areas for building construction worldwide, according to a survey by global professional services company Turner & Townsend. After Tokyo, the costliest construction market at $4,002 per sqm, and Hong […]


Construction Site Safety, News, Regulations

New York City cracks down on construction site safety

June 10, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

This month, the New York City Department of Buildings deployed teams of enforcement inspectors to perform safety inspections at the city’s larger and more complex construction sites. The action followed the deaths of three construction workers over a two-week period. […]


Construction Processes, Legal

New York state legislature passes construction wage theft bill

June 8, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Under the legislation, the contractor — defined as the construction manager, general/prime contractor or joint venture which entered into contract with the owner — will be liable for unpaid wages owed to a worker by any subcontractor on any level […]


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New York City to restart $17B of capital construction projects

March 3, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Applauding the de Blasio administration’s decision was Carlo A. Scissura, president and CEO of the New York Building Congress. Resuming work on the $17 billion initiative, he said in a press release, is an acknowledgment of the key role that […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

New York creates statewide construction death registry

February 25, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The legislation requires all coroners and medical examiners to report construction industry workplace deaths within 72 hours to New York State’s Department of Labor, which is tasked with maintaining the registry. Once that information is cataloged, DOL is then charged […]


Construction Processes, Legal

New York City building department rolling out safety credential system

January 27, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Laws for noncompliance with safety standards have slowly been phased in since Mayor Bill De Blasio signed Local Law 196 in 2017, in an attempt to create safer jobsites. If a DOB site inspector identifies untrained workers on the job, […]


Sustainability

$2.3B office tower breaks ground in New York City despite COVID-19 challenges

November 18, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Despite the fact that Manhattan’s office towers remain 85% unoccupied, according to the New York Post, the One Madison Avenue development team is betting on a revival of the sector once COVID-19 has passed. The most likely tenants for the […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Sustainability

New York’s MTA needs billions in federal funding after COVID-19 crisis

July 7, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Just weeks after New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority announced it was beginning its largest capital program ever, COVID-19 hit the region, and the area quickly became the epicenter of the coronavirus infection in the U.S. As the state grappled with […]


Sustainability

New York, New Jersey Reopen Construction Projects

May 15, 2020

Via: ENR

Construction projects in New Jersey and major areas of New York state are set to reopen, with firms continuinge to practice distancing and other measures to prevent spread of COVID-19, executives tell ENR. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on May […]


Construction Processes, Financial

NY Boosts Infrastructure Spend to $275B in New Budget Plan, Says Governor

January 29, 2020

Via: ENR

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) unveiled a fiscal 2021 state budget Jan. 22, touting $25 billion in new infrastructure investment that will raise—to a “nation-leading” $275 billion—the state’s total of current and future spending, with an “aggressive” $33-billion program […]


Construction Processes, Legal

New York’s ‘Scaffold Law’ under fire for driving up project costs

December 20, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

New York State’s so-called “Scaffold Law,” which makes construction companies 100% liable for work-site injuries, is under heavy criticism for driving up the cost of construction projects. Critics say the law will inflate the cost of the Gateway project, a […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Google plans $1B New York City project

December 18, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Google joins Amazon in staking out their respective sections of New York City, where both tech giants have said there is a diverse, qualified pool of employee candidates, although Amazon’s arrival was much more high profile. After teasing more than […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Report: New York AG investigating defective bolts in Mario Cuomo Bridge

December 17, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

In September, The New York Times reported that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration allegedly offered incentives to Tappan Zee Constructors to open the eastern side of the bridge to traffic, even though there was an acknowledgment of potential safety […]