LeFrak, Roth to head up Trump’s new infrastructure council

President-elect Donald Trump tapped longtime friends and fellow developers Steven Roth and Richard LeFrak to head up a council that will monitor national infrastructure spending. “They’re pros,” Trump told the Wall Street Journal Friday. “That’s what they do. All their lives, they build. They build under-budget, ahead of schedule.” Both Roth,who leads Vornado Realty Trust, […]

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Ryan offers picture of public-private spending in Trump’s infrastructure plan

President-elect Donald Trump’s massive infrastructure package should have $40 of private-sector spending for every $1 of public spending, according to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) “A great agency … has public-private partnerships. For every one dollar of federal dollars, there’s $40 of private sector spending,” Ryan said on the Charlie Rose Show. “We want to […]

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Hoping the inauguration offers hints on the Trump infrastructure plan? So are we

“America’s Infrastructure First!” Then-candidate Donald Trump didn’t sound those words quite so often as “Make America Great Again!” but the former line was high among his tools for national overhaul, and people took notice, including—maybe especially—those who build and repair bridges, roads, schools, power grids and the other systems that keep our nation humming. Which, […]

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New Era, New Opportunities for Infrastructure Investment

Predicting the future is never easy and that’s especially true when there’s a new administration in Washington. For those in the design-build industry, there are more economic questions than answers. Will President Trump deliver on his promise to rebuild America’s infrastructure? Will Congress fund an infrastructure package?  What role will public-private-partnerships play in Trump’s proposal?  […]

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New York Build Launches Affordable Housing Competition with Bee Breeders

New York Build is working in collaboration with Bee Breeders to run the New York Affordable Housing Challenge. This open architecture ideas competition looks to create a solution to New York’s ever-increasing housing shortage. Working with limited resources, in terms of both finance and space, participants are challenged to create diverse homes and communities open […]

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7 crucial ways New York City’s landscape will change in 2017

The new year has come, meaning that after a period of reflecting on the year past’s preservation battles, best architecture, and more, it’s time to look towards the future. A ton is poised to happen in New York City this year: Lots of sales launches at developments, from Essex Crossing to 111 West 57th Street; […]

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Need a place to tell your story, New York builders? It’s right here in US Builders Review

US Builders Review partners with New York Build Got infrastructure? America needs it—water mains, highways, bridges and more—and the Trump administration has listed it as one of its priorities, proposing to spend a trillion dollars on lucrative public private partnerships to make it happen. This is among the many topics and trends on the minds […]

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New Website Helps Contractors and Safety Workers Stay Connected

As construction in New York City continues to flourish, site safety is a growing concern. With this in mind, Regan Branch and Paul Charlton have launched SafetyCoverage.com, an online subscription service created to connect contractors and developers with construction site safety professionals throughout the city. The goal is to be “the Uber of construction,” says Charlton. […]

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Lang Architecture Builds Modern Holiday Homes in New York Countryside

American firm Lang Architecture has designed and developed a collection of light-filled vacation cabins in upstate New York, which take cues from Scandinavian and mid-century modern design. Called Hudson Woods, the residential development consists of plots for 26 family dwellings spread across 131 acres (53 hectares hectares) in the Hudson Valley. The scenic area – […]

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Free architecture, digital construction and engineering text books

Do you work in construction, architecture or engineering? Are you interested in getting free copies of all the latest: text books, training resources, computer software and educational materials in the construction industry? At the New York Build Expo is a Library Zone that provides all the latest books and training resources for FREE to all attendees. Come along […]

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City Seeks Developer to Build 200 Affordable Units on East New York Lot

The city announced it is seeking bids from developers to build up to 200 affordable apartments on a vacant East New York parcel. The site, bounded by Atlantic Avenue, Chestnut Street and Dinsmore Place, sits across the street from the public City Line Park and neighbors a soon-to-be-built school, according to Crain’s. It was excluded […]

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