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OSHA 30 Hour – Only $400! 12/12/2018

OSHA 30 Hour – Only $400! 12/12/2018

TOP STORIES Local Law 196 Training Deadline Update! The Local Law 196 deadline for the Site Safety Training card has been changed from 12/1/18 to 6/1/19. Workers will now need a minimum of 30 hours of training to attain a Limited SST Card and supervisors will need 62 hours of training by June 1, 2019, [...]
Cutting Costs, Overcoming Construction Challenges in NYC

Cutting Costs, Overcoming Construction Challenges in NYC

Today’s real estate development landscape is undergoing unprecedented shifts. Labor shortage, technology, rising interest rates and the trade tariffs are some of the biggest catalysts for change. In recent years, construction costs have gone up and the rise is expected to continue due to the limited land supply. For some projects, other factors such as  unforeseen […]

New looks at JFK Airport’s forthcoming $13B overhaul

New looks at JFK Airport’s forthcoming $13B overhaul

Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled several new details about the upcoming transformation of John F. Kennedy International Airport, most notably the creation of two new terminals that will replace some of the existing terminals, and rise on the northern and southern end of the complex. The cost of this revamp has gone up from the $10 billion […]

NYC Moves to Stop Fake Renovation Filings Used to Evict Renters

NYC Moves to Stop Fake Renovation Filings Used to Evict Renters

New York’s city council is moving to enact a law to deter landlords from falsifying construction permit applications for building renovations in an effort to drive tenants out of rent-controlled apartments. The tactic has drawn increased scrutiny after the city fined Kushner Cos., the family business of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, for allegedly engaging […]

Crane drops steel beams at NYC construction site

Crane drops steel beams at NYC construction site

A crane in New York City dropped steel beams onto scaffolding on West 34th Street and 12th Street at the Javits’ Center just before 10 a.m. Tuesday. No injuries have been reported, said Cadet Taylor Cannon, of the New York City Police Department. Cannon said the crane does not appear to be in danger of […]

Trenching & Evacuation Safety 10/09/2018

Trenching & Evacuation Safety 10/09/2018

TOP STORIES U.S. Department of Labor Updates National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation Safety The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has updated the National Emphasis Program (NEP) on preventing trenching and excavation collapses in response to a recent spike in trenching fatalities. NEP will increase education and enforcement efforts while its [...]
The NYC hotel construction boom is back

The NYC hotel construction boom is back

One out of five dwelling units currently under construction in New York City is in a hotel. That’s the highest proportion since 2013, according to an analysis by The Real Deal. This milestone reflects a combination of several factors. As the volume of active apartment construction has slowly trended downwards over the past two years, hotel […]

Track every major NYC construction project with this new map

Track every major NYC construction project with this new map

If you’ve ever wondered exactly how many new buildings are going up in New York City at any given moment, we have good news—a new interactive map from the Department of Buildings is here to help. The Active Major Construction map, which the DOB launched on Tuesday, gives a broad overview of the newest and biggest construction […]