Tensions rise between New York City's unions and developers

Construction Dive

One of the primary union targets is the Related Companies, developer of the $25 billion Hudson Yards and increasingly vocal critic of union work policies

Corruption in New York City construction industry is common

BD+C

Corruption is common in the New York City construction market , according to a report in The Real Deal. The real estate industry publication says the city’s $45.3 billion construction market suffers from a lack of oversight.

City Scoop: New York City

ENR Construction

“All sectors in the construction arena in New York City continue to be robust with 2016 being at the all-time peak of almost $43 billion,” Mitch Simpler

JPMorgan Chase to build 70-story New York City HQ

Construction Dive

The building, which could cost billions of dollars, will be the first major project built under a new rezoning law meant to rejuvenate midtown Manhattan

7 Bryant Park in New York City

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New York City's construction workforce needs more women, minorities, NYBC says

Construction Dive

The construction industry has long struggled to recruit and maintain underrepresented demographics, particularly women and people of color

New York City Adopts New Construction Safety Training Law

ENR Construction

A city commission will decide what training is appropriate

Video: Murder - Suicide at New York City Construction Site

Construction Equipment

Sorbara Construction foreman, Christopher Sayers , 37, was shot multiple times, at least once in the head, with a 9-millimeter semiautomatic handgun at 645 West 59th Street Wednesday morning, apparently by a recetntly fired employee. Police say the gun was found next to the body.

New York City will require construction superintendents on building higher than three stories

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New York City recently enacted legislation that will require contractors to hire construction superintendents for all major projects at buildings higher than three stories

New York City Scoop: Construction Starts in Buffalo

ENR Construction

Construction spend will grow more than 25%. Historical preservation and reconstruction is hot, says CaHill's Carley Hill

New York City Scoop: Construction Starts in Camden, N.J.

ENR Construction

Overall construction expected to drop sharply after 2017's dramatic rise

Murder - Suicide at New York City Construction Site

Construction Equipment

Sorbara Construction foreman, Christopher Sayers , 37, was shot multiple times, at least once in the head, with a 9-millimeter semiautomatic handgun at 645 West 59th Street Wednesday morning, apparently by a recently fired employee. Police say the gun was found next to the body.

Queens Museum exhibit shows New York City as it could have been

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Like some sort of Island of Misfit Toys, an entirely different New York City could be created purely out of the structures that were designed for the city but never built.

What's Missing in New York City's Safety Law

ENR Construction

Training is only one part of preventing accidents

Resilient floating mixed-use complex proposed for New York City's Pier 40

Construction Dive

DFA is designing the project to accommodate the anticipated sea level rise surrounding the city. Developers of waterfront buildings in other areas are planning for rising tides, too

Many New York City landlords have not addressed new flood codes

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After Superstorm Sandy, New York City revised its building codes in 2013 to make buildings more resilient to flooding.

New York City Scoop: Construction Starts in New Jersey

ENR Construction

Total Construction Spending Expected to Rise This Year But Then Decline in 2018

Awesome Shipping Container Homes in New York City

Jetson Green

One area where this comes in very helpful is in cities where available space is scarce. Given the housing crisis in cities across the globe, shipping container homes are a great way to offer affordable housing.

New York City Loft Constructed From a Petroleum Trailer Tank

Jetson Green

One of the more unique recycled home ideas is certainly the Morton Loft in New York City, which was constructed from a disused petroleum trailer tank.

'Energetic Felling' Completes Removal of 78-Year-Old New York City Bridge

ENR Construction

In what a Skanska USA-led team says is the first-ever “energetic felling” of a New York City bridge and the city’s largest such demolition of any kind, 25,290 tons of steel remaining on the 78-year-old Kosciuszco Bridge, over Newtown Creek, were brought down on Oct.

Black market sales of OSHA training certifications plague New York City construction industry

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Amid a building boom, New York City has experienced a rash of black market sales of fake OSHA safety certifications. Workers on big projects must have 10 hours of training approved by the OSHA and carry a card certifying that they have completed the training.

New York City will require construction superintendents on buildings higher than three stories

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New York City recently enacted legislation that will require contractors to hire construction superintendents for all major projects at buildings higher than three stories

Affordable housing initiative drives surge in residential unit permits in New York City

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New York officials credit a first-quarter surge in residential unit permits in the first quarter to a property tax-break program for developers.

SANY SCC8300 Gains New York City Approval

Construction Equipment

The SANY SCC8300 crawler crane has been certified for operation by the New York City Department of Buildings. This achievement opens the New York City market to the SANY SCC8300,” said Kyle Nape, senior vice president of the Lifting Group.

New York City Scoop: Construction Starts in Albany

ENR Construction

Data and insights about the Albany metropolitan area construction market

New York City Reaches 7 Construction Deaths for 2015

Construction Equipment

Seven people have died in construction accidents in New York City in 2015, compared to eight deaths overall in 2014. Source: Crain’s New York Business

State legislature fails to pass law to extend design-build for New York City projects

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Despite proponents’ high expectations, the New York Legislature failed to pass the New York City Public Works Investment Act, which would have extended the authority to use design-build contracts to five New York City agencies

New York City Scoop: Construction Starts in Rochester

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Data and insights about the Rochester metropolitan area construction market

New York City is positioning itself as a life sciences hub

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The New York Post reports that the Stem Cell Foundation has leased 42,100 sf in this building since 2015.

1/3 of New York City’s 2015 Construction Deaths Weren’t Counted

Construction Equipment

In today’s Crain’s New York Business is an article detailing how the city failed to recognize six construction site fatalities in its official 2015 Construction Related Injuries and Fatalities count.

New York City files criminal charges on owner for deadly building façade accident

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New York City’s Law Department filed criminal charges against a building owner who it alleges paid no heed to warnings about a crumbling facade that killed a two-year-old child last year

New York City Scoop: Construction Starts in Northern N.J.

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Total Construction Spending Expected to Increase by Nearly 7% This Year

The largest modular construction hotel project in New York City is starting to get pieced together

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A new hotel being constructed at the intersection of Bowery and Delancey in New York City will stand as the largest modular hotel in the city once it is completed in March. The 20-story, 300-room hotel being constructed at 189 Bowery comprises 210 prefabricated pods that were built in Poland by Polcom Modular and shipped to New York to be stacked

Yodle Expands In New York City; Expects To Create 250 New Jobs

Business Facilities Blog

Local online marketing company doubles its office space after moving to new Hudson Yards location. Yodle Expands In New York City; Expects To Create 250 New Jobs appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Stop-work orders in New York City up sharply this year

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The New York City Department of Buildings issued 23% more stop-work orders between January and June this year (4,580) than it did during the same period last year (3,738).

Airbnb alleged to worsen housing crunch in New York City

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A study by two housing advocacy groups alleges that Airbnb is worsening New York City’s tight housing supply, and is likely causing thousands of units to be pulled from the market

The Whitby Hotel in New York City emphasizes natural daylight in crowded Midtown Manhattan

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The new Whitby Hotel provides 97,000 sf of hotel space in Midtown Manhattan wrapped up in a limestone façade reflective of the surrounding architecture of the neighborhood.