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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. […]

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, […]

NYC Apartment Construction Highest In 30 Years

NYC Apartment Construction Highest In 30 Years

EW YORK CITY—New York has more than 60,000 units under construction and that’s the most out of any city that CoStar Group tracks. Even with the Big Apple growing at a rate of 50,000 people per year, due to construction, the vacancy rate of apartments has stayed approximately the same—never exceeding 4% or going much […]

Trump steel tariffs will make construction, infrastructure projects more expensive

Trump steel tariffs will make construction, infrastructure projects more expensive

The steel and aluminum tariffs President Trump plans to sign today will make domestic steel and aluminum mills very happy. But the potential shift in metal prices has many industries, including construction, expecting higher costs, and may also impact infrastructure spending across the nation. In a study released earlier this week, the D.C.-based Trade Partnership, an economic consulting group, projected that [...]
NYC Public Projects Boost Construction Starts to $38B in 2017

NYC Public Projects Boost Construction Starts to $38B in 2017

After a downturn in 2016, the dollar volume of construction starts in 2017 rebounded in New York City, helped by a surge in public works and institutional projects across the five boroughs. The Big Apple saw $37.78 billion worth of projects commence across all categories—residential, non-residential and non-building construction (which includes roads, bridges, tunnels and […]

NYC Construction Industry Becoming Even Whiter: Report

NYC Construction Industry Becoming Even Whiter: Report

New York City’s construction industry still has a lot of work to do to become more diversified. In fact, the composition of its workforce is moving in the wrong direction. The number of minority construction workers (those that identified as black, Hispanic or Asian) decreased by 5.4 percent to 147,917 employees in 2016 compared with […]

NY Mayor Signs Construction Noise Measure

NY Mayor Signs Construction Noise Measure

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Jan. 17 signed legislation into law, authored by Council Member Ben Kallos in collaboration with the city’s Department of Environmental Protection, that aims to reduce overnight and weekend construction noise. The measure, 1653-B, lets inspectors take noise readings from the roadway or sidewalk, rather than requiring that the reading be […]