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Dramatic drop in NYC union membership

Dramatic drop in NYC union membership

Union membership in New York City declined in the last year, erasing gains the union movement had made during the strong economic expansion of recent years. The annual report on union density in the city and the state from the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, released Monday, reported that 21.8% of all wage and salary workers in […]

Pair of NYC construction honchos to lose licenses over worker death

Pair of NYC construction honchos to lose licenses over worker death

The city is suspending the licenses of two construction bosses who it maintains contributed to the death of a worker on a Hamilton Heights job site in June. The Department of Buildings will suspend the special rigger licenses of Bellet Construction head Wayne Bellet and Zain Contracting’s Mohammad Bhutta, the agency announced on Wednesday. It is also […]

Skanska scans its way through goliath NYC projects

Skanska scans its way through goliath NYC projects

If you could pick the perfect proving ground for testing the merits of a new construction-site technology, there are perhaps no better projects than the Terminal B facility at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport and the Moynihan Train Hall at the James A. Farley Post Office building. Skanska USA is handling the design and construction […]

Construction jobs reach record levels in city

Construction jobs reach record levels in city

Jobs in the city’s construction industry continue to climb to record levels, says state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. New York City’s total construction employment was just under 158,000 last year, topping a record of around 150,000 reached just a year earlier, according to a report from the comptroller’s office Thursday. The city’s construction industry added 45,300 […]

NYC lawmaker stresses safety training after month’s 3rd death

NYC lawmaker stresses safety training after month’s 3rd death

Dive Brief: There have been three construction-related deaths in New York City already this month, and city council member Robert Cornegy Jr. has taken the opportunity to remind building officials how important it is that they implement the construction safety training laws passed in 2017, Crain’s New York Business reported. One worker fell to his death while performing brickwork […]

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 […]