Safety group urges NYC construction industry to replace older cranes

Dive Brief: A crane safety working group advised that New York City should “phase out” the use of older cranes without modern “safety and data recording devices,” the Engineering News-Record reported. The group — which New York officials appointed after a February Manhattan crane incident — said that implementing an age limit on cranes would […]

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Governor Cuomo Announces $16.3 Million in Rail Infrastructure Improvements Statewide

Grants Will Rehabilitate 3 Railroad Bridges and More Than 52 Miles of Rail Track and Facilities Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $16.3 million to fund rail and port improvement projects across New York State. These grants, from the Governor’s Passenger and Freight Rail Assistance Program, will support projects that strengthen infrastructure vital to the […]

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Apple Campus 2 Looking Good in New Drone Flyover

Apple plans to move in next year. If you just can’t get enough of Apple’s progress on its new campus, documentarian Matthew Roberts has you covered. On Tuesday, Roberts published his latest drone flyover, tracking the progress Apple has made to its “spaceship” campus that it plans to move into next year. Roberts, who posts […]

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ENR New York Announces Preliminary Top Contractors List

Regional revenue was down 4.6% for this year’s Top Contractors list, reaching $18.6 billion in New York and New Jersey compared to last year’s $19.5 billion. The top three contractors’ revenue has also decreased slightly, reaching $6.7 billion, down 2.9% from last year’s $6.9 billion. Residential and education construction was strong in 2015, with large […]

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2015 Construction Activity Yielded an Estimated $61 Billion in Total Economic Impact to New York City

The benefits of New York City’s current building boom are reverberating throughout the local economy, generating an estimated $61 billion in total economic output in 2015 alone, according to a New York Building Congress analysis of multiple data sources. This is a 7 percent increase from 2014, when the overall economic impact totaled $57 billion. […]

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Governor Cuomo Announces $5.5 Million Effort to Construct New Gateway Visitor Centers on Both Ends of the Walkway Over the Hudson

Energy Efficient Gateways to feature Concessions, Picnic and Patio Spaces, and Amphitheater View Renderings of East End Gateway and West End Gateway Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $5.5 million in projects to construct new energy efficient gateway visitor centers to adorn both the east and west entrances of the Walkway Over the Hudson State […]

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Skanska reaches financial close on LaGuardia project in New York, USA, worth USD 2.8 billion, about SEK 23 billion

Press Release 06/01/2016 Skanska has, as a member of LaGuardia Gateway Partners, reached financial close and executed a lease agreement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). The Public Private Partnership (PPP) includes finance, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal B in New York City, USA, […]

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Hudson Yards Welcomes Its First Employees and Officially Opens Its Doors

Press Release 5/31/2016 | Related/Oxford Initial Wave of Employees of Coach, Inc., 10 Hudson Yards’ First Corporate Tenant, Welcomed to Their New Global Headquarters with Morning Celebration; Move-ins at 10 Hudson Yards to Continue Through the End of the Year 10 Hudson Yards is the First Building to Open in Manhattan’s Newest Neighborhood NEW YORK, […]

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AECOM’s Tishman Construction operation providing preconstruction and construction services for One Manhattan West’s new office building

Construction of the new 2.1-million-square-foot office building is well underway at the mixed-use Manhattan West development NEW YORK–AECOM (NYSE:ACM), a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, announced today that its Tishman Construction unit is managing construction of Brookfield’s One Manhattan West in New York City. Tishman has been selected to serve as the preconstruction and […]

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Skyscraper at Trade Center Rises From the Inside Out If you think Santiago Calatrava’s transportation hub and shopping mall looks like a bird (or a stegosaurus), you might find 3 World Trade Center next door reminding you of an upside-down Popsicle, with the stick at the top. Its surprising profile — which is only temporary — […]

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This Skills Gap Is Hurting America’s Housing Market

Views Of A KB Home Development As Earnings Beat Estimates The construction industry deserves a closer look. While America’s housing market is recovering, the construction industry has struggled to catch up. Nationwide, the median price for existing and new single-family homes for sale shot up more than 8% during the past year. The rise, in […]

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