Union Leaders Meet With Trump, Construction on Their Minds

At a meeting with the leaders of several construction and building trade unions, President Trump reiterated on Monday his interest in directing hundreds of billions of dollars to infrastructure investments, some of it from the federal government, union officials said. “That was the impression I was taken away with,” said Sean McGarvey, the president of […]

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Trump’s Commerce pick backs public spending on transportation

Amid concerns from rural Republicans on Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Commerce Department voiced support for public investments in transportation. Wilbur Ross, who co-authored the private funding-focused infrastructure proposal that Trump floated on the campaign trail, assured senators during his confirmation hearing that the concept of using private financing was not the […]

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Trump’s tax plan isn’t even law and already it’s taken a toll on city’s affordable housing projects

The Trump administration’s plan to cut corporate taxes might be good for multinational businesses but it already is wreaking havoc on affordable housing developers who raise money for their projects through the sale of tax credits that companies use to reduce how much they owe Uncle Sam. The upshot is that New York City affordable […]

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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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