New York City Adopts New Construction Safety Training Law

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A city commission will decide what training is appropriate

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 New Jersey

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

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

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.

A Buoyant New York City Pier Is Set for a Major Makeover

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Crews are upgrading and building onto a 1950s-era pier without disturbing three buoyant caissons supported by timber piles

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

New York City construction costs continue to climb

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A study released by the New York Building Congress shows that construction costs in Manhattan have risen 5% in each of the last two years, GlobeSt.com reports.

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).

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

Nine out of 10 New York City building plans fail energy code test

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Earlier this year, New York City''s Department of Buildings began auditing thousands of architectural plans for new and renovated office and residential buildings.

Lissoni Architettura’s NYC Aquatrium takes first place in New York City Waterfront Design competition

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Typically, if you find yourself being submerged in New York’s East River, you probably aren’t having the best of days. But Italian architecture firm Lissoni Archite ttura, as part of a speculative design competition hosted by Arch Out Loud that sought innovative designs meant to transform New York City’s waterfronts, wanted to remove some of the stigma associated with the East River

New York City creates $10 million fund to help women- and minority-owned firms win construction contracts

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New York City recently created a $10 million fund to assist women- and minority-owned businesses win construction contracts. City contractors are required to post the bonds to guarantee they will satisfactorily perform work and pay their bills

Removable flood prevention system installed in one of New York City's largest office buildings

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Directly following Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, Plaza Construction was asked to start working on the development of a flood prevention solution for 55 Water Street, one of New York City’s largest office structures with 54 stories and 3.8

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.

New York City Rapid Repair Program Seeks Contractors

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Contractors can now register online for New York City’s rapid repairs program that will help homeowners rebuild after Superstorm Sandy. Buildings

Big U in the Big Apple: New design to protect New York City's coastline

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Once upon a time, New York City only had to worry about "100-year" storm surges. But as sea levels rise, new research shows that the city may need to worry about these high-intensity weather events as often as every three years.

Construction groups sue New York City over crane safety regulation

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A group of construction trade organizers and unions filed suit in Manhattan Supreme Court recently over the city’s Dept. of Buildings newly enforced rule banning cranes from operating when winds exceed 30 miles per hour

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World’s Top 10 Innovation Hubs

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and China remain leaders among the world’s innovation hubs, according to a new report from KPMG. Asia-Pacific Business Clusters/Corridors Development Indicators District Of Columbia Europe Featured Illinois International Massachusetts Middle East New York Research & Development Surveys & Research United Kingdom (UK) Beijing Berlin Boston Chicago Corporate Real Estate (CRE) KPMG London New York City Shanghai Site Selection Technology Tel Aviv Washington DC

‘Staggering delays, exorbitant costs’ in New York City library, cultural building construction

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A new report released by the Center for an Urban Future found significant flaws in how New York City manages capital projects for libraries and cultural institutions.

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.

New York City Reaches 7 Construction Deaths for 2015

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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

Non-union labor gaining ground in New York City

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Non-union labor is a growing force in New York City’s construction industry , according to an industry trade group official.

Gehry-designed New York City tower receives Emporis Skyscraper Award

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The results of the 2011 Emporis Skyscraper Award are now in: 8 Spruce Street in New York City is the winner of the renowned architecture prize for new skyscrapers. Every year, Emporis' international jury ( www.emporis.com ) rewards ten skyscrapers completed in the previous calendar year. The award is being given for the 12th time. read more. Architects

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

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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 Scoop: Construction Starts in Albany

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Data and insights about the Albany metropolitan area construction market

New York City Scoop: Construction Starts in Rochester

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Data and insights about the Rochester metropolitan area construction market

UrbanTech NYC Will Support Building Smart And Sustainable Cities

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UrbanTech NYC Will Support Building Smart And Sustainable Cities originally appeared on Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. In partnership with New Lab and Grand Central Tech, NYCEDC has committed up to $7.2

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San Francisco, New York Earn Top Spots In Global Cities 2017

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A key theme in this year's Global Cities Index and Outlook was investment in developing start-up ecosystems, according to A.T. San Francisco, New York Earn Top Spots In Global Cities 2017. Business Clusters/Corridors California Capital Investment Daily News Development Indicators Featured Foreign Direct Investment International New York Site Selection Surveys & Research Transportation & Infrastructure A.T.

New York State Adds NYU Incubators As START-UP NY Development Zones

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The economic assistance is also expected to attract larger companies from around the globe to move to New York to tap into groundbreaking NYU research as well as the City''s infrastructure, amenities, and other assets. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

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.

HUD, New York City collaborate on research center to boost storm resilience

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Housing and Urban Development Department and New York City will collaborate on a project to create a new research institute and a city-federal park at Jamaica Bay, Queens. The U.S.

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Final touches make 432 Park Avenue Tower second tallest in New York City

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Concrete has been poured for the final floors of the residential high-rise on 432 Park Avenue in New York City, making it the city’s second tallest building and the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere, NBC New York reports.

Signature Systems Group Relocating Headquarters To Dallas, TX

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The new facility will provide room for future organizational growth and will feature a state-of-the-art distribution center and product showroom. Southwest Blog-Nov-2014 Dallas New York City Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

JLABS @ NYC Will House Life Science Startups

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The 30,000-square foot facility — a collaborative effort by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, New York State and New York Genome Center — will have capacity for up to 30 life science startups focused on biotech, pharmaceutical, medical devices and consumer health.

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Lawsuit challenges modular apartment project in New York City

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A plan to build pre-fab apartment buildings at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been challenged by a lawsuit filed by the Plumbing Foundation in Manhattan Supreme Court.

Workers, local officials rally for new construction safety law in New York City

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More than 200 construction workers, union officials, labor leaders and supporters rallied in support of a package of bills intended to strengthen construction site safety in New York City. Citing a rise in construction-related deaths, supporters called on the City Council to pass the Construction Safety Act.