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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 […]

8 construction trends to watch in 2018

8 construction trends to watch in 2018

After a robust 2017, commercial construction companies are anticipating an even stronger 2018, with the majority reporting they plan to expand their staffs, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. As professionals seek to map out 2018 and beyond, there are a number of trends shaping the construction industry. Some are evolutions of past years, such as offsite […]