Former NYC DOB Senior Executive Director Robert D'Alessio joins Cahill Strategies LLC as Construction Code and Safety Consultant.
On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee is scheduled to mark up Republican John Faso’s H.R. 3088, the Infrastructure Expansion Act. The legislation targets New York’s so-called “Scaffold Law,” which imposes absolute liability for property owners and contractors for injuries sustained by workers.
New York City Small Business Services Begins New York City Construction Mentorship and Bond Readiness.
A new online service will comb government records for New York City 1.1 million rental properties, assigning ratings and reporting everything from safety violations to legal disputes.
There has been much anticipation for Penn Station’s “Summer of Hell” schedule, and today it has finally started its eight-week journey.
Census Bureau numbers show that, in 2015, Hispanics edged out their white, non-Hispanic counterparts in New York City's construction workforce and represented 37.75% of all workers, according to a recent New York City Building Congress report. The margin, only 0.01%, was very small, but it represents a departure from a time when white workers dominated the industry. In 2008, for example, white workers represented 43% of the city’s construction industry, while Hispanics were only 31%.
New legislation from Gov. Andrew Cuomo would expand the use of design-build—a streamlined bidding process for large infrastructure projects—to all state agencies, according a budget proposal released earlier this week, a move that could prove essential for New York should it have to compete with other states for federal infrastructure dollars.
As the real estate industry and construction unions prepare for a legislative fight in the City Council over worker safety, new data is being released that suggests non-union workers are more diverse, and more likely to live in New York City, than their counterparts in the city's trades unions.
The battle between union and nonunion contractors is again flaring up over a new set of construction safety bills being proposed before the City Council.
The Rinaldi Group is building the biggest modular-construction hotel project ever built in NYC, using an innovative construction method known as modular construction.