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How COVID-19 Is Affecting Construction Projects and Actions You Should Consider

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Construction Projects and Actions You Should Consider

The global spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is generating unprecedented delays, disruptions and uncertainty on construction projects. Travel restrictions, social distancing and quarantines are increasingly disrupting supply chains, contractor workforces and the availability of governmental personnel for project inspections, with resulting delays and increased costs. This article offers guidance to developers and owners dealing […]

Affordable housing construction is ‘essential,’ but NYC developers have concerns

Affordable housing construction is ‘essential,’ but NYC developers have concerns

Affordable housing is exempt from a state mandate to pause all non-essential construction in New York. But developers across the five boroughs, where city officials have cleared 354 projects with below-market-rate units to move forward, are facing a moral dilemma: Just because they can push on with construction, should they? Initially, Gov. Andrew Cuomo deemed all construction essential as the novel coronavirus inundated […]

Coronavirus: Why is NYC reporting surge in virus deaths?

Coronavirus: Why is NYC reporting surge in virus deaths?

New York City’s death count has spiked to more than 10,000 after it reported 3,778 people who likely had Covid-19, but died without being tested. Firefighters and paramedics had been recording drastic increases in deaths at home around the city, assumed to be caused by the virus. The new figures, from the city’s Health Department, […]

Worldwide Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Top 2 Million

Worldwide Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Top 2 Million

As bleak a milestone in the pandemic as the new figures are, unconfirmed cases are believed to be far higher. More than 130,000 people have died from Covid-19. As cases top 2 million worldwide, some countries ease lockdowns and others brace for worse. The coronavirus pandemic passed 2 million confirmed infections and 130,000 deaths worldwide on Wednesday […]

DOB Service Updates & Covid-19 News

DOB Service Updates & Covid-19 News

DOB UPDATES COVID-19 Response: Post Approval Amendments and Immediately Hazardous Violation Civil Penalty Payments Department of Buildings (DOB) customers are being urged to limit the amount of walk-in traffic to DOB offices. Effective Thursday, April 16, 2020, Post Approval Amendments for BIS jobs and Immediately Hazardous Violation Civil Penalty payments must be submitted in eFiling. [...]
Which NYC construction projects are ‘essential’ right now?

Which NYC construction projects are ‘essential’ right now?

In the past week, construction in New York City has largely ground to a halt after Gov. Andrew Cuomo deemed most work on buildings and other sites nonessential in an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. “We’re closing down nonessential construction sites,” Cuomo said at the time. “Some construction is essential to keep the […]

N.Y. Virus Deaths Hit New High, but Hospitalizations Slow

N.Y. Virus Deaths Hit New High, but Hospitalizations Slow

New Jersey and Connecticut also had one-day highs in coronavirus-related deaths. Officials in the three states still saw reason for hope. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut see one-day death spikes. Five weeks into the coronavirus outbreak, officials in New York and New Jersey, the two states hit hardest by the pandemic, hoped that the […]