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3D-printed precast concrete molds for redeveloped NYC landmark a first

3D-printed precast concrete molds for redeveloped NYC landmark a first

It would be a shame to redevelop the Domino Sugar refinery property in Brooklyn without giving a nod to the historic building’s past. Installing concrete panels on the exterior of the 42-story tower achieved that, but manufacturing those panels from 3D-printed molds also provided a glimpse of the future. The under-development high-rise known as One South […]

NYC sewer system construction costs rocket 1500% to $1.2B

NYC sewer system construction costs rocket 1500% to $1.2B

Dive Brief: Costs for the Gowanus Canal sewage retention tank project in Brooklyn, New York, have shot up to $1.2 billion, more than 1500% higher than its original price tag of $78 million, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported. The new cost projection is also more than twice what the Environmental Protection Agency expected the cost of the […]

Avoiding the Most Common OSHA Citations

Avoiding the Most Common OSHA Citations

Just one mistake could put sanitation industry employers in hot water with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). But OSHA’s standards aren’t always on par with what’s happening in waste and recycling operations. According to Kirk Sander, National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) vice president of safety and standards, the top five cited […]

DOB SST Card Issuance Guidelines 04/08/2019

DOB SST Card Issuance Guidelines 04/08/2019

TOP STORIES Card Issuance Guidelines The Department is recommending that Course Providers follow the card guidelines in RCNY105-03 located at//www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/become-course-provider.page , as it pertains to the Site Safety Card(s) Issuance process. For your reference, please refer to image above. All NYC Safety has just been approved by the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) to [...]
Related, NYC union coalition strike deal

Related, NYC union coalition strike deal

It could be a new day for labor relations in New York City with the announcement that developer Related Cos. and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (BCTC) have struck a deal, in essence, to play nice. Related and the BCTC announced Wednesday that they had entered into an “historic accord” […]

New York Construction Workers Remain at Risk Without Legislative Action

New York Construction Workers Remain at Risk Without Legislative Action

With this year’s legislative session in full-swing in Albany, special interest groups have resumed their attacks on laws designed to keep workers safe on construction sites. Construction and insurance trade groups, seeking to shed accountability and pad their pockets, have argued that labor protections like the Scaffold Safety Law are somehow undermining worker safety. However, a […]

SST Course Equivalency Announced 03/18/2019

SST Course Equivalency Announced 03/18/2019

TOP STORIES SST Course Equivalency The DOB has announce Site Safety Training course equivalency. Click here  to find the SST Table of DOB-Approved Course Equivalents. On this table are listed which existing worker and license courses can give credit for SST courses. OSHA Issues Instruction on Enforcement of Crane Operator Certification Requirement OSHA is now enforcing the [...]
End of an era? Construction permits declined in 2018

End of an era? Construction permits declined in 2018

Construction activity declined in 2018 for the first time in nearly a decade, officials announced Tuesday. The drop could signal the end of a historic run that transformed the skyline and altered entire neighborhoods—even as the city struggled with an increasingly acute housing shortage. Contractors and developers filed for nearly 166,000 permits last year, according to […]

Details emerge of prevailing wage deal between union, NYC on housing projects

Details emerge of prevailing wage deal between union, NYC on housing projects

Dive Brief: A prevailing wage deal between New York City officials and Service Employees International Union, Local 32BJ (32BJ SEIU) guarantees member workers’ employment at affordable housing projects in 15 rezoned neighborhoods, Crain’s New York Business reported. Within each rezoned area, most projects with more than 30 units and that receive some sort of public subsidy must […]