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NYC tower design gets a BIG twist

NYC tower design gets a BIG twist

Construction is currently underway on a pair of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)-designed towers in New York City named the XI (aka the Eleventh). The twin buildings will feature an unusual twisted form that’s intended to maximize the view for residents. The XI towers are located in Chelsea, Manhattan, next to the High Line. The taller of […]

The 10 biggest contractor fines under Trump’s OSHA

The 10 biggest contractor fines under Trump’s OSHA

During the Obama administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration press releases that accompanied safety violation citations and notices of proposed fines were often of the “shaming” variety, according to Edwin G. Foulke Jr., former assistant secretary of labor for OSHA under President George W. Bush. He said the approach seemed to be a strategy to […]

Ignorance of OSHA standards no defense for worker’s death

Ignorance of OSHA standards no defense for worker’s death

Dive Brief: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit Court upheld OSHA’s decision to issue a willful citation in the case of a worker’s deadly fall, even though the employer claims the foreman in charge was ignorant of safety requirements that could have prevented the incident, according to a summary written by the […]

ALL NYC SAFETY NEWSLETTER – Full SST Curriculum Announced by DOB 05/10/2018

ALL NYC SAFETY NEWSLETTER – Full SST Curriculum Announced by DOB 05/10/2018

TOP STORIES Full SST Curriculum Announced by DOB The DOB just announced the full SST course curriculum for both Workers and Supervisors. Supervisors must complete ALL 62 hours of construction safety training by December 1, 2018. Workers must complete at minimum 30 hours of construction safety training –a 10-Hour OSHA , and 20 additional hours: 8 Hours of Fall Protection Training, [...]
OSHA announces regional construction safety campaigns

OSHA announces regional construction safety campaigns

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, has launched regional campaigns to raise awareness about the four leading safety hazards in the construction industry. The Focus Four Hazards campaign will serve employers and employees in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. From March through June, the campaign […]

How Developers Can Help Fix NYC’s Biggest Infrastructure Problems

How Developers Can Help Fix NYC’s Biggest Infrastructure Problems

New York City’s antiquated transit system and ailing infrastructure has been the subject of much hand-wringing. Add in the city’s vulnerability to climate change and a population projected to exceed 9 million by 2040, developers like Tishman Speyer and SL Green say they have no choice but to urgently find solutions. “The real question for everybody is, ‘How do we build […]

NYC construction likely to avoid worst effects of steel tariff

NYC construction likely to avoid worst effects of steel tariff

The New York City construction industry would likely escape the worst effects of a tariff on foreign steel that was proposed by President Donald Trump last week, according to experts interviewed by Crain’s. Trump floated the idea of slapping a 25% tax on steel and 10% on aluminum produced abroad during a meeting with industry executives. […]

ALL NYC SAFETY NEWSLETTER – All NYC Safety News Update 04/05/2018

ALL NYC SAFETY NEWSLETTER – All NYC Safety News Update 04/05/2018

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15 Hudson Yards tops out as megaproject preps for spring 2019 debut

15 Hudson Yards tops out as megaproject preps for spring 2019 debut

More than five years after Hudson Yards got its groundbreaking, the megaproject has reached another milestone: According to developers Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group, 15 Hudson Yards, the complex’s first residential building, has topped out. The building, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group, stands 917 feet tall—not quite hitting supertall status, […]