Loopy skyscraper plan for New York

In response to the swathe of supertall luxury residential towers rising in New York, local studio Oiio has proposed a conceptual skyscraper that loops over to boast length rather than height. The Big Bend would be formed from a very thin structure that curves at the top and returns to the ground, creating what the […]

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Shielding Buildings Against Vibrations and Noise

Growing rates of urbanization are resulting in more new buildings springing up on plots of land that are susceptible to vibration. Unless appropriate action is taken, these buildings are defenseless against the structure-borne noise generated in their immediate environments — unwanted and occasionally even unacceptably severe vibrations are the result. Secondary airborne noise levels also […]

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Safety and the Broken Window Theory

The broken window theory was introduced in 1982 by social scientists James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling. Since the theory was published, it has influenced law enforcement and how we view crime. The broken window theory: Picture a vacant building with a few broken windows; if not repaired, more will most likely be broken […]

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Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health

Tell us about the work the Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health does with the construction industry Mount Sinai has a long history working on issues that affect the construction industry.  Dr. Irving Selikoff, for whom the Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health are named, began that work in the 1950s. His landmark contributions on […]

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The Safety Group Ensures Virtual Reality, Becomes A Reality for Safe Construction Sites & Workers

Leading New York City site safety and training Company, The Safety Group LTD, offers virtual reality safety training to construction workers. The Safety Group site safety management and training company has touted the tech as being “more realistic than video games, coupled with certified DOB training and continuing education credits.” The Safety Group says “High […]

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CADSHOPS.COM expands its staff of highly skilled professionals

Your one stop shop for architectural renderings and shopdrawings CADSHOPS.COM made a great addition to its team of professional artists and architects. We now able to deliver to you even faster high quality virtual reality still images and high resolution architectural 3d animation. Architectural animation is the latest trend in the architectural visualization industry. Recent […]

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Avrams Inc. has partnered up with ALUTECH

We are pleased to announce that Avrams Windows & Doors Industries has become Factory Direct Representative of AluminTechno in the United States of America. Now in addition to our high-performance wood aluminum clad windows and doors for the residential market, we are offering the following proven systems for both commercial and residential construction needs: F50 Thermally Broken […]

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Mayor De Blasio Unveils New Design and Programs Coming to Union Square Tech Hub

Hub will support over 600 jobs in tech ecosystem; provide a gateway to tech jobs for thousands of New Yorkers Space Will Be New Home for Civic Hall, Including Digital Training Hub for 21st Century Jobs and Flexible Workspace for Growing Startups NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio met with tech workers at AppNexus today to unveil […]

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Port Authority Board Approves Largest Ever $32.2 Billion 10-Year Capital Plan

Plan reflects agency’s return to its core transportation mission; Leverages private sector dollars to help rebuild region’s aging infrastructure; Creates 235,400 job years and $56 billion in overall economic activity The Port Authority Board of Commissioners today approved the agency’s largest ever $32.2 billion 2017-2026 Capital Plan, which reflects the agency’s continuing return to its […]

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Sunset Park will become home to a sprawling hub for NYC’s fashion industry

This new hub will also have space for the city’s burgeoning film and television industry As New York City’s garment industry continues to lose its stronghold in the Garment District in Midtown Manhattan, due to rising rents, the city has now proposed a solution: a massive new location in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Mayor Bill de […]

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De Blasio’s affordable housing agenda to get even more ambitious in 2017

UPDATE: As expected, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City speech last night was focused largely on the affordability crisis in the city and on creating new jobs. He outlined expansions on existing programs, and pointed to new initiatives like the plan to create a fashion hub in Sunset Park that would create 1,500 […]

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