Tag: nyc

Construction Techniques

Drones, other contech poised for takeoff in NYC

March 22, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Contech adoption continues to surge in the construction industry, with a specific focus on drones and automation, according to panelists at the 2023 New York Build Conference. For example, proposed legislation could soon permit drones to assist the Department of […]


‘Impossible to build’: Vornado postpones NYC development

February 24, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

A full year of higher interest rates will cause 2023 to be a slower year for construction activity, said Vornado CEO Steven Roth during the call. “Steel, concrete and curtain walls are important, but in our business, capital is the […]


NYC construction worker falls 15 floors to his death

November 30, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The worker was employed by local scaffolding company Rennon Construction, and the general contractor on the site is Brooklyn-based exterior restoration company J&S Waterproofing, DOB spokesperson Ryan Degan told Construction Dive. Any additional action beyond the stop work order will […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Construction spending falls in NYC, but outlook is positive

November 5, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

As COVID-19 continues to impact the construction industry, New York City faces an uncertain near-term economic future, according to the report. Delays in the federal infrastructure bill are also not sparking much optimism, it said. But Carlo Scissura, president and […]


NYC to build $6B in new jails using guaranteed maximum price contracts

September 7, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The city is hoping to use the new jails as a way to transition into what it calls “safer and fairer” facilities, according to the release. With the construction of these jails, the city will also close its Rikers Island […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

In ‘zero tolerance’ safety push, NYC inspectors stop work on 322 jobsites

June 29, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The zero-tolerance sweeps followed three worker deaths in recent weeks, two of which were the result of falls. Increasing focus on safety issues like fall protection is a positive in the areas that require it, said Mike Elmendorf, president and […]


Report: COVID-19 cost NYC construction industry $9.8 billion

June 2, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The report also points out the importance of construction unions in New York City, calling them a major driver of the city’s economy. According to the report: Each $1 spent on construction yields $1.31 spent in the city. Each $1 […]

Construction Processes, Financial

NYC construction spending to hit $190B by 2022

October 30, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The Building Congress also called on federal and state government officials to step up their investments in the city’s infrastructure and transportation systems. Of particular importance to the group is adequate funding of the Gateway Program by President Donald Trump’s […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Related files 2nd lawsuit against NYC labor union

May 10, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

This is the latest round in a legal battle between Related and the BCTC, which was kicked off by a March lawsuit that claimed the developer lost $100 million to questionable work practices by some unions party to the project […]

Construction Processes, Design

New York State extends design-build authority

May 4, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

New York State legislators recently passed a budget that includes a provision to allow state agencies to continue to use design-build on projects. The legislation expands the use of design-build for four years in existing agencies and authorizes eight new […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

NYC ramps up stop-work orders amid safety concerns, building boom

July 27, 2016

Via: Construction Dive

The city has seen an uptick in serious and deadly accidents in the last few years, and, in a statement to Politico, buildings commissioner Rick Chandler said the DOB has also taken on 100 additional employees, raised some penalties four-fold, […]