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Long Island Schools Set to Start on $50-Million Upgrades This Summer
Dubbed “Building Futures Together,” the construction program funded by the $49.8-million bond will encompass seven schools and two other buildings owned by the district.

Image Courtesy of BBS Architects, Landscape Architects and Engineers

Manhattan's New Luxury Tower Reaches Construction Milestone
The 1,174-unit rental building, the largest residential rental project under construction in Manhattan, is designed by Goldstein Hill & West Architects LLC.

Rendering Courtesy of The Moinian Group

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01/12/15 Cooper Union Alumni Offer Pro Bono Consulting For Donations to School

The Cooper Union Alumni Advisory Service, or CU2AS, is offering pro-bono services to businesses that may lack sufficient staff or managerial capabilities to navigate regulation or take business plans to the next level.
12/23/14 Corps of Engineers Awards Contract to Deepen Arthur Kill Channel

The project will deepen the existing 35-ft channel to 40 ft mean low water (MLW) from the New York Container Terminal in Staten Island south to the Conoco Phillips Refinery and Oil Terminal in New Jersey.
11/21/14 News Wrap: Higher Ed Growth Trend Set To Continue; Luxury Condos Help Push Construction Boom

News stories from around the tristate region
10/28/14 NYC's Luxury Condos Help Push Construction Spending Back to Boom Times

The city’s 2014 residential-sector spending alone is expected to reach $10.9 billion—nearly a third of the $32.9 billion total forecast for the year, according to the latest New York Building Congress (NYBC) forecast.
10/21/14 Charles F. Vachris, Engineer and Former Moles President, Dies at 75

Vachris, who was a member of The Moles group since 1968, also was its president in 1996-97.
10/14/14 NYC to Spend $201M in Parks Upgrades, School Solar Initiatives

In two separate programs, the city will invest in green infrastructure at parks and in solar energy at public schools.
09/22/14 News Wrap: Most of TZB Loan Nixed; & NJT's $1.3B; Conn. Brownfields; More M&A; MTA Safety Needs

News stories from around the tristate region
09/04/14 Industry M&A Continues as Tata & Howard Buys RHI

Two Connecticut consulting engineering services firms merge, adding to the already heated up industry merger and acquisition marketplace.
08/22/14 News Wrap: $1.3B in N.J. Water Work Ok'd; MWBEs Transport Work Up; Data Center Planned (& More)

News stories from around the tristate region
08/01/14 NYC Mayor Selects Rick Chandler to Head DOB

A professional engineer, Chandler has a long history of city service.
07/07/14 News Wrap: Fracking Bans Upheld; Big Solar Eyes NYS; JFK Gets Energy Plan Funds; USTA NYC Update

News stories from around the tristate region
06/23/14 Project Update: Queens' Billie Jean King Tennis Center to Name CM Soon

Work began on the $550-million-plus, three-phase project in April and is set for completion in August 2018, in time for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships that year.
06/02/14 FTA Awards $234M in Sandy Funding to NY, NJ Transit Agencies

Under the Federal Transit Administration’s Emergency Relief Program, PANYNJ was awarded about $167 million for the PATH rail system and NJT $67 million.
05/29/14 Manhattan's 'Flying Saw' Incident is Highly Unusual

While the investigation into the incident is ongoing, one industry expert speculates on what might have caused such an accident.
05/20/14 NYC Seeks Proposals for Sandy-Damaged Coney Island Creek Towns

The feasibility study, which NYCEDC will manage on behalf of the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, is scheduled to commence this fall.
05/20/14 Update: Metro-North Works on Safety Reforms; NTSB Adds Recommendations

NTSB has been investigating both the Spuyten Duyvil derailment as well as the May 17, 2013 derailment and subsequent collision of two Metro-North passenger trains in Bridgeport, Conn.
05/19/14 News Wrap: Goethals Work Begins; NYC's Housing Plan; New Crane Bills; PANYNJ Panel; & More Updates

News stories from around the tristate region.
05/16/14 Metro-North Provides Update on Mandated Safety Reforms

Steps taken since last December include train speed reductions, automated track inspections and positive train control and cab cameras.
04/24/14 Cuomo Unveils Proposals for Storm-Battered Communities

Under the state’s Rising Community Reconstruction Program, eligible communities affected by hurricanes Sandy and Irene as well as Tropical Storm Lee may receive up to $25 million for rebuilding and revitalization efforts.
04/24/14 NYC Issues PlaNYC Progress Report; Offers ‘Most Sweeping’ Air Pollution Control Code Update

Among the 257 initiatives highlighted in the report, the first protection plan for the city’s 520 miles of coastline shows substantial progress, the city says.
04/10/14 Government Sector Fuels Construction Spending

Government spending accounted for $13.7 billion, or 47% of construction spending last year, according to a New York Building Congress study.
04/09/14 Former Columbia U. Engineering Dean to Head NYC Dept. of Design and Construction

Mayor Bill DeBlasio chose Feniosky Pena-Mora to run city agency it says has 1,200 employees and $10 billion in capital projects in its portfolio.
04/02/14 Loose Barge Issues May Cost TZB Team Up to $1M in Progress Payments

The most recent incident occurred on March 30 when a barge broke loose from its mooring south of the existing Tappan Zee Bridge.
03/26/14 N.J. Bill Would Replace 3 PANYNJ Officials With 'Public Interest' Members

The action comes amid questions over the closure last September of two entrance lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge.
03/24/14 Fatal NYC Blast Underscores Commonplace Gas Leak Explosions in U.S., Expert Says

Significant incidents in U.S. gas distribution pipelines occur on average every four to six days.
03/20/14 Construction Begins on Hudson Yards' $700M Eastern Platform

The structural steel platform will feature a reinforced concrete deck and will bridge active Long Island Rail Road line in the Eastern Rails Yards section of the site.
03/14/14 News Wrap: Fatalities Down, Injuries Up; Infrastructure's $47B Fix; Residential Permits Up

News stories from around the tristate region
02/28/14 Ambulatory Care Centers on the Rise in Hospital Construction

The trend calls for projects teams to remain as flexible with demand, schedules and costs as their clients, speakers said.
02/24/14 News Wrap: PANYNJ's Big Capital Plan; NTSB on Metro-North Crash; NYC Starts Improve; STV Buys GWD

News stories from around the tristate region
02/18/14 Public Works Sector Boosts NYC’s Starts 11% Last Year

The bridge projects, especially, bode well in the short term for the construction industry, NYBC says.
01/17/14 News Wrap: NTSB Preliminary Report; USACE Study; NYC Crane Age Limit; NYBC Study; Cooper Union

News stories from around the tristate region
01/07/14 Expiration of Wind Market's Tax Credit Energizes Critics

The subsidy is an effective tool for growth for the wind and other alternative energy markets, say supporters.
12/20/13 USACE Study: Protective Measures Taken Pre-Sandy Helped Some Coastal Areas

Risk-reduction measures completed before the storm at several of the Corps' coastal projects helped to mitigate damage at some locations, the study finds.
12/19/13 Further Work Details Revealed on Three Major NYC Projects

The biggest in contract value of these comes from Tutor Perini Corp., whose Civil Group was awarded the $510-million contract to build the platform structure at the Hudson Yards development site on Manhattan's west side.
12/12/13 Sandy-Ravaged Staten Island Areas To Get $100M in Infrastructure Upgrades

The funding will cover two major capital projects in the New Dorp Beach and South Beach sections of the island and aim to make both communities more resilient to future storms.
12/11/13 Cuomo Adds $30M to NY-Sun Program

The funding is part of the NY-Sun Competitive Photovoltaic (PV) Program that was launched in 2012 and aims to significantly boost the state's installed capacity.
12/09/13 News Wrap: Second Hudson Yards Tower; Stalled Sites; Tall Tower Work; Amtrak Upgrades; B2 Tower Suit

News stories from around the tristate region
11/25/13 DOB's Stalled Sites List Shrinks 12%

Demand for luxury residential towers is fueling some of the restarts, NYBC says.
11/18/13 Amtrak's East River Tunnels to Get Upgrade With Help from $86M in Sandy Funds

The aging single-track tunnels have been the source of numerous LIRR delays due to track issues, Sen. Charles Schumer says.
11/07/13 Oral Arguments in B2 Modular Tower Suit Set for December

Mechanical contractors and plumbers groups charge that DOB violated NYC's construction code.
11/04/13 News Wrap: New TZB Work Starts; Manhattan Water Flows in Tunnel No. 3; Colleges Boost STEM Building

News stories from around the tristate region.
10/24/13 New Tappan Zee Bridge Work Begins

When completed, the bridge will include eight traffic lanes, four breakdown/emergency lanes, and state-of-the-art traffic monitoring systems, as well as a dedicated commuter bus lane.
10/21/13 I-84 Bridge Demolished and Replaced in 20 Hours Using ABC Methods

The $10.2-million I-84 project is only the second using the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) Strategic Highway Research Program's ABC toolkit.
10/17/13 NYC Activates Manhattan Leg of Water Tunnel No. 3

Activation of this stage allows the city to shut and make repairs to the older Tunnel No. 1.
10/17/13 Push to Increase STEM Student Body Helps Boost College Building Programs

Both private and public schools are investing in new facilities, especially STEM buildings and residential facilities.
10/15/13 Getting on the Same Page: N.Y. Author Animates Architecture for Kids

Children's book author aims to cultivate an appreciation for the built environment early on.
10/07/13 Update: Hydraulics Issue Cited for Midtown Crane Mishap

The incident occurred at the same site where a tower crane was left dangling last October during Superstorm Sandy.
09/27/13 News Wrap: NJ Sandy Funds; Amtrak Tunnel Plans; DEC Grants; MTA Safety Panel; Industry Starts

News stories from around the tristate region
09/18/13 Sandy Found to Be Behind Jersey Shore Boardwalk Fire

A team of 27 investigators is "confident and in complete consensus" that Sandy flood waters compromised the electrical wiring under the boardwalk.
09/16/13 N.J. Taps Sandy Recovery Funding to Help Boardwalk Fire Victims

The funding, which is expected to be approved at a special Sept. 18 New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) board meeting, would be used for two CDBG-funded programs.
09/13/13 NYS Awards $564,000 in Grants for Water Resiliency Projects

The grants will help to further the Hudson River Estuary’s 2010-2014 agenda to conserve, protect and revitalize the waterway, DEC says.
09/12/13 Newly Merged N.J. AGC Chapter Sets Its Sights on Legislative Issues

The merger unites two groups with a common purpose, says Jack Kocsis Jr., CEO of ACCNJ.
09/11/13 Update: Rockaway Pipeline Project Awaits FERC Decision

The project involves building a 26-in lateral pipeline about 2.9 miles off the coast and 0.3 miles onshore under Jacob Riis Park to Floyd Bennett Field in Queens.
09/10/13 U.S. Court Nixes Suit Challenging 500-kV Transmission Line Through National Parks

The 145-mile line will run from Berwick, Pa., near the PPL Electric Utilities’ Susquehanna nuclear plant, to Roseland, N.J.
08/30/13 News Wrap: MEP Systems Talk; Microgrid Growth; LaGuardia Shortlist; Derailment Probe; Sandy Plan

News stories from around the tristate region
08/07/13 Study: 'Meds & Eds' Helped Boost NYC Industry During Recession

Public and private institutions started up $14.8 billion in construction work over the last five years.
08/02/13 New Jersey's AGC and BCA to Merge

The new group will be called the Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey.
08/02/13 Update: 4 Teams Shortlisted for $2.4B LaGuardia Terminal Building Replacement

The four teams were selected out of 16 that responded to the authority's RFP last October.
07/26/13 Conn. to be Nation's 1st to Launch Microgrid Pilot Program

The program is pending Conn.'s State Bond Commission authorization, which is expected this fall.
07/25/13 Update: Probe Into July 18 Derailment in Bronx Continues

Reconstruction work is expected to be completed soon while the investigation is likely to take months, authorities say.
07/19/13 Federal Judge Rejects MWA Request to Block Carpenters Strike

The July 18 decision allows 350 carpenters to continue their ongoing strike.
07/17/13 Update: DOB Sued for Approval of Offsite Work on Atlantic Yards' Modular Tower

Two licensed trade groups charge that prefabricated parts were made without the proper supervision.
07/08/13 News Wrap: NJ Utility Gets Funds; 2014 Activity to Rise; HUD & DEP Competitions; Pulaski Job Award

News stories from around the tristate region
07/03/13 Union Carpenters Strike Over Wage Freeze Demands

The New York City District Council of Carpenters charges that wage cuts would be detrimental to members.
07/03/13 Police Charge Queens Man in Shooting at Manhattan Jobsite

The suspect is charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and criminal possession of a weapon.
07/02/13 Update: 2 Suspects Questioned in Manhattan Water Tunnel Site Shooting

Neither suspect had been charged at press time in connection with the July 1 shooting at a jobsite.
07/01/13 NYPD Investigates Shooting at DDC Construction Site

The victim, an employee at Judlau Contracting, was in a work van when the shooter approached, fired and fled, Judlau says.
06/17/13 NYC DEP Seeks Engineers for $2.4B Green R&D Program

The agency's long-term program includes the installation of bioswales, rain gardens and green roofs.
06/11/13 NYC Mayor Unveils $19.5B Long-Range Plan for Post-Sandy Rebuilding

The report offers 250 proposals aimed at strengthening the city's resilience from extreme weather events and improving its defenses against climate change concerns.
06/10/13 UPDATE: Will Sandy Work Trigger More DOL Site Visits?

U.S. DOL plans to hold prevailing wage conferences in the region. Some industry professionals say that contractors in the tristate may face more inspections over prevailing wage for post-Sandy work.
06/07/13 NYC Transit to Let Bids Soon for Post-Sandy Reconstruction Work on 2 Tunnels

While temporary repairs have already been made, long-term reconstruction work is set to begin this summer on the tunnels hardest hit by the storm.
06/04/13 CCA Civil Is Low Bidder on Pulaski Skyway Deck Replacement

CCA Civil is one of eight bidders for the northbound deck replacement of the 80-year-old Pulaski Skyway.
06/03/13 NYC Launches Post-Sandy Rebuilding Program for Housing Sector

The city unveils its latest effort to help homeowners, businesses and tenants hard hit by the storm to recover.
05/31/13 News Wrap: DOL Wage Enforcement Question; Industry Forum Sought; PANYNJ Okays Rebuilding Funds

Will Sandy work trigger more wage enforcement?
05/15/13 Lend Lease Explains How Crews Replaced a Crane at 1,100 Feet

Attaching a luffing boom at Manhattan's One57 high-rise required careful planning and execution.
05/10/13 Conference: MTA Welcomes MWDBEs; NYC Transit to Let Bids Soon

The agency says it has work for MWDBEs and will start to advertise bids the week of May 13.
05/03/13 Cooper Union Won't Be Free For 2014 Freshman Class

To keep the college from closing one or more of its three schools, incoming students will cover 50% of tuition
04/30/13 Study: NYC Construction Jobs Rise But Wages Remain Flat

The relative stagnation in 2012 wages is largely indicative of the overall U.S. job market, NYBC says.
04/26/13 News Wrap: Big Awards Ok'd; 15 Projects Start; Potential TZB Fines; Grand Central Blasts; MTA Tracks

News stories from around the tristate region
04/25/13 Port Authority Awards $2.2B in Contracts for 3 NY-NJ Bridges

Three big awards, including one for the region's first major P3, will boost New York-New Jersey crossings.
04/16/13 Update: TZB Team Faces $1,500 Fine Per Minute If Traffic Disrupted

The thruway authority says the high penalties are “probably higher than normal” due to the project's massive size.
04/12/13 Birdsall Furloughs 300; Eyes Possible Sale

With a federal court order to freeze the firm's assets, Birdsall is forced to furloughs employees to allow them to collect unemployment, the chief executive says.
04/10/13 Sandhogs Finish Major Blasting Under Grand Central Terminal

Crews have worked round the clock five days a week since March 2007 to complete more than 2,400 controlled blasts.
04/04/13 MTA Builds Steel Wall to Protect Broad Channel Tracks

Work to fortify the track right-of-way in Broad Channel is set for completion in May.
03/29/13 News Briefs: Industry Jobs, Spending; TZB Loan; MTA Rule; DiNapoli Report; Fracking Bans; Berger Buy

News Stories from Around the Tristate Region
03/21/13 MTA Sets New Safety Rules, Resumes SAS Work After Contractor Rescue

The SAS construction worker is recovering in the hospital, and the investigation into the accident is ongoing.
03/20/13 Second Avenue Subway Worker Rescued After 4 Hours Trapped in Mud

Second Avenue Subway worker was removed from the scene in stable condition and taken to Weill Cornell Medical Center.
03/19/13 NYS Construction Employment Rises

Nationwide, most states—including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut—added industry jobs from last December to January.
03/11/13 Cuomo: NYS Takes Next Step to Tap $1.5B Tappan Zee Loan

NYS is seeking a low-interest loan to help finance the $3.9-billion Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project.
03/07/13 MTA a Decade Late, $4.4B Over Budget on ESA Project

Taxpayers are left to bear the brunt of the unanticipated costs of the project, which is only half finished, the state comptroller says.
03/07/13 NYS Assembly Passes 2-Year Fracking Moratorium

The state Senate is considering a similar measure and further review.
03/01/13 After Sandy Injuries, Hospital Sector Pushes to Avoid a Relapse

For hospitals, restoring power and other operations after the storm was just their first problem. Now they must come up with a plan to avoid such devastation if another such crisis strikes again.
03/01/13 News Wrap: Liberty Island Makes Progress; N.J. Sets Aside Sandy Funds; DOB Permits Up; Bloomberg’s New Projects

News stories from around the tristate region.
02/22/13 Liberty Island Work Progresses

One of two docks has been removed on Liberty Island but major infrastructure repairs lie ahead, the National Park Service says.
02/14/13 Bloomberg Lays Out Roster of New Project Plans

The NYC mayor names a number of projects begun under his administration that are nearing completion and sets new goals for the year ahead.
02/05/13 New Legislation Aims to Boost MWBE Opportunities

The new Local Law-2013, which is scheduled to go into effect this July, eliminates a $1-million cap on program-eligible contracts.
02/04/13 News Wrap: New FEMA Flood Maps; Rapid Repairs Update; Tristate M&A Flat; NYC Gets New MWBE Law

News stories from around the tristate region
01/22/13 Rochester Revs Up $50M Bus Terminal Project

New enclosed transit center to create 400 Rochester construction jobs.
01/14/13 Lhota Announces Bid for Mayor; Praises MTA's Post-Sandy Efforts

Ex-transit chief tells luncheon crowd about his future plans. He adds that "first-rate planning" helped MTA's Sandy recovery efforts.
01/11/13 U.S. Deal Growth Climbs But N.Y. Market Flattens

There were 40 deals last year in the tristate region, which continues to attract M&A dollars.
01/08/13 Industry: Congress Took Only 1st Step With Sandy Funding Package

The $9.7-billion aid package for flood insurance claims will help Sandy victims but the larger, pending bill is critical to the tristate region's recovery, industry groups say.
01/04/13 Thornton Tomasetti Buys Sustainability Consulting Firm

In a move that will expand its green practice footprint, Thornton Tomasetti has acquired San Francisco-based Simon & Associates Inc.
01/03/13 Tri-State Lawmakers, Industry Blast 112th Congress Over Inaction on Sandy Relief

The hardest-hit Sandy regions have waited for aid from Washington for more than two months, much longer than other regions hit by natural disasters, officials say.
12/21/12 Year in Review: ENR New York's Top Stories of 2012

A look back at the past year's most read stories on ENR New York's website.
12/21/12 NYC Rapid Repairs Attracts 2,000-Plus Contractors

In recent weeks, the city began sending contractors to homes severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
12/21/12 NYC Industry Workforce Growth Flat

The number of men and women working in New York City's construction industry in 2011 has remained virtually unchanged from 2010.
12/21/12 Louis Berger Group Completes Compliance Overhaul

A two-year period of monitoring by federal prosecutors ends while, separately, former chairman Derish Wolff’s trial is set for May.
12/07/12 Bloomberg Unveils Post-Sandy Strategy; Names NYCEDC to Oversee

The mayor unveils a strategy for post-Sandy rebuilding that includes naming the president of the New York City Economic Development Corp. to develop the plans.
12/05/12 Tutor Perini Wins $235M Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Contract

MTA Bridges and Tunnels has awarded Tutor Perini Civil a $235.7-million contract for upper level deck replacement on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
12/05/12 2 NYC Groups Granted FEMA's 1st Round of Post-Sandy Recovery Funds

NYPD and NYU's Langone Medical Center are set to receive recovery funds from FEMA for Superstorm Sandy costs.
12/04/12 Hudson Yards Starts Work on First Building

The 47-story, mixed-use tower is part of a planned $15-billion complex.
11/30/12 News Wrap: Sandy's N.Y.-N.J. Damage Totals About $62.8B; NYC Stalled Projects on the Rise; and More!

News stories from around the tristate region.
11/28/12 NYC's Stalled Projects on the Rise

The number of stalled projects in New York City has risen 17% in the last nine months.
11/27/12 Sandy's Combined N.Y.-N.J. Damage Estimate Stands at About $62.8B

Governors of both states warn that costs could rise.
11/16/12 Cuomo Forms 3 Groups to Improve NYS's Natural Disaster Preparedness

Major storms have revealed major weaknesses in the state's transportation, energy, communications and health care infrastructures, the governor says.
11/13/12 New York City Rapid Repair Program Seeks Contractors

Contractors can now register online for New York City’s rapid repairs program that will help homeowners rebuild after Superstorm Sandy.
11/09/12 Carpenters Nail Down Volunteer Work in Sandy-Stricken Areas

Carpenters set out to rebuild and restore areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
11/08/12 Cuomo: Sandy Cost NYS about $33 Billion

The governor says the region needs to rethink where, when and how it will rebuild.
11/05/12 News Wrap: Recovering from Sandy; TZB Contract Nabbed?; NYS Energy Task Force Plan; and More!

News stories from around the tristate region.
11/02/12 Construction Crews Converge for Hurricane Repairs, Restoration

Logistical finesse and sheer determination bring in thousands of workers needed for Hurricane Sandy's aftermath.
10/29/12 Update: Cuomo Closes Bridges, Tunnels as Area Battens Down the Hatches for Sandy

Local industry firms prepare for Hurricane Sandy.
10/28/12 Statue of Liberty Work Complete In Time for its 126th Birthday

On its 126th birthday, the Statue of Liberty reopens following one year of renovation work.
10/26/12 Fluor Team Is Apparent Choice for $5.2B NY Bridge

State officials say selection is not final, but two teams were told they would not continue in competition, industry sources say.
10/24/12 Industry: Cuomo's Energy Task Force Plan Needs More Details

The governor says the plan will position the state as a national leader in clean energy production and investment.
10/18/12 Study: NYC Construction Spending to Rise 9% This Year

Non-residential sector expected to take the biggest hit over the next two years but other sectors predicted to rise.
10/17/12 NYC to Speed Up $1B in Infrastructure Work, to Create 8,000 Industry Jobs

The program moves up capital commitments to FY 2013 and 2014 for projects that had been scheduled to be undertaken later.
10/17/12 Higher-Ed Pipeline Sprouting Leaks?

The slow economy will likely continue to cause some public and private funding sources to be more cautious.
10/15/12 Cornell Tech Begins Public Review Process

Cornell University unveils new renderings of its planned Roosevelt Island tech center.
10/09/12 OSHA, Contractor Dispute Wire Rope Inspections Prior to Mishap

Contradicting federal safety officials, Yonkers Contracting Co. claims it properly inspected wire rope involved in fatal crane boom collapse in New York City.
10/03/12 Boosters Rev Up Support for $750-Million N.J. Higher-Ed Bond Issue

Boosters are planning a big rollout next week to promote passage of the $750-million bond measure to fund construction of higher-education facilities.
10/02/12 Update: Groups Sue City for Approving NYU Expansion Plan

Opponents of New York University’s $6-billion expansion plan filed a lawsuit against city and state officials, claiming they approved it illegally.
09/28/12 News Wrap: 9/11 Museum Work Starts; TZB Plan Okayed; NYC Starts Fall; DDC's BIM Rules; and More!

News stories from around the tristate region
09/26/12 FHWA Green Lights Environmental Review of TZB Plan

Plans to build a new Tappan Zee Bridge have moved a step forward with the federal government’s approval of the final environmental impact statement for the project.
09/18/12 Residential Activity Rises But Not Enough to Stop Non-Residential Dive

Despite the lag in the non-residential sector, the two biggest construction starts in the first half occurred in this sector.
09/11/12 DDC Set to Issue New BIM Guidelines

The NYC agency joins a few others in the region that are launching BIM standards.
09/11/12 One Killed, One Injured in Brooklyn Roof Collapse

One construction worker was killed and a second was severely injured after the roof of a four-story residential building gave way on a construction site yesterday, Sept. 10, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
09/10/12 CT Club Gets $1M for New Center; Bids to Launch in November

ESPN says it has donated $1 million to help fund construction of a new 38,000-sq-ft family center for the Boys and Girls Club in Bristol, Conn.
08/31/12 3 WTC Ironworker Fall Followed OSHA’s Launch of New Fall-Safety Campaign

The worker fell about 15 feet from a beam while erecting structural steel at the base of the building.
08/31/12 Lee Petrella, New York Vice President of Thornton Tomasetti, Dies at 54

Lee Petrella, vice president of Thornton Tomasetti’s New York office and known to his colleagues as “Big Lee,” died on Monday, Aug. 20, in Astoria, Queens. He was 54.
08/30/12 News Wrap: TZB Gets Boost; $750M Energy Plan Pushed; Skyline Steel Sold; Mixed Wind Power Outlook

News from around the tristate region
08/20/12 NYMTC Approves Tappan Zee Bridge Project

The vote allows the project to be eligible to seek funding under TIFIA, but some say the public process was rushed.
08/20/12 Riverkeeper Cries Foul Over Call for Vote on Tappan Zee Bridge

The group charges that state officials have broken their promise to provide the public with a transparent and inclusive process.
08/16/12 Update: JetBlue to Reschedule JFK Groundbreaking Ceremony

The project includes a new federal inspection site for U.S. customs and immigration checks.
08/15/12 Update: Wind Power Climate Mixed as Capacity Climbs But Support Dwindles

The U.S. is one of the largest markets for wind power worldwide, and yet the market is consolidating with many firms announcing layoffs this year.
07/26/12 City Council Approves NYU Expansion Plan

The full New York City Council voted 44-1 in favor of New York University’s 30-year plan to expand in Greenwich Village.
07/25/12 Queens Library Turns Page on Foundation Work

New library will be triple the size of the one it replaces.
07/18/12 City Council Committees Approve NYU's Expansion Plan; Many Remain Opposed

Three months after Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer approved New York University’s reduced plan to expand by over 2 million sq ft in Greenwich Village, two key City Council committees voted overwhelmingly in favor of the plan on July 17.
07/16/12 Repowering Likely for Queens Energy Plant

An old Queens-based power plant may get recharged with new and more efficient generating equipment if the state creates a request for proposals process, a move that could come as early as next year, according to developer NRG Energy, Princeton, N.J.
07/12/12 Study: Office Construction Growth Still Sluggish in Manhattan

New office construction in Manhattan’s central business district will reach 2.1million sq ft in six buildings by year-end, according to a recent New York Building Congress report.
07/10/12 People Updates: DOB, NYBC, ACEC Name Officers

Industry groups in the New York region set off summer with new appointments.
07/05/12 MTA Awards $21.1M Contract Expansion to No. 7 Line JV Team

The MTA has awarded a New York-based joint venture team a $21.1 million expansion on its construction management contract on the No. 7 subway line extension project.
07/02/12 OSHA Fines 4 N.J. Contractors for Fall Hazards Exposure

The Dept. of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined four New Jersey contractors a total of $463,350 for exposing workers to fall hazards.
06/27/12 Beam Accident Shatters Windows at 4 WTC

The construction manager has suspended steel lifts pending the incident's investigation.
06/27/12 M&A Roundup: CHA Merges With RW Armstrong; BBS Buys Ward

Mergers and acquisitions have heated up recently in the engineering sector.
06/22/12 News Wrap: NYC Transport Plan; TZB Gets PLA; Perth Amboy's Sewer Work; CHA Merger

Industry news wrap of from around the tristate region
06/19/12 NYS, Unions Agree to PLA for Tappan Zee Bridge Work

The New York State Thruway Authority and 14 labor groups have given the nod to a project labor agreement (PLA) for the Tappan Zee bridge replacement project, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced on June 18.
06/07/12 Perth Amboy, N.J. Agrees to Upgrade Sewer System

The city has signed an agreement with EPA to spend $5.4 million to improve the system and to reduce sewage that flows out of 16 combined sewer points into area rivers.
06/06/12 City Planning Okays Modified NYU Expansion Plan

The university's modified 2031 Core Campus Plan includes reductions in the heights of Mercer and Bleecker buildings.
06/01/12 Gridlock Sam Calls for a New Transportation Formula

Samuel Schwartz has a plan to make the city's toll-collection system "more equitable."
05/25/12 Industry News: Power Upgrades Sought; Conn.'s DB Law; TZB Team Watch; Union Rally; GC Cited

News stories from around the tristate region
05/18/12 GC Cited for Violations After SoHo Worker Fatality

The DOB issues stop work orders at site of construction worker’s fatal fall from scaffolding.
05/18/12 SoHo Construction Worker Falls From Scaffolding to His Death

The DOB and OSHA are investigating why a worker apparently lost his footing and fell to his death at a Manhattan apartment building yesterday.
05/16/12 Conn. Design-Build, PLA Bill Awaits Governor's Signature

The legislation would provide a DB option on state transportation work and a PLA option on all public projects.
05/15/12 Conn. Union Rallies Against Harbor Point Developer

The Connecticut Laborers’ District Council says it has begun a campaign against the owner-developer of a $3.5-billion, mixed-use project in Stamford, Conn., for hiring an out-of-state subcontractor.
05/11/12 NYSDOT Commissioner: $23.9M Available for Infrastructure Improvements

National Bike to School Week runs from May 7 to may 11 and New York State Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald announced that applications are available for $23.9 million in federal Safe Routes to School funding for infrastructure improvements.
05/11/12 Conference: 'Game is Changing' as Women Push Against the Glass Ceiling

At a recent panel discussion geared toward women, most of the attendees under 35 years old raised their hands when they specifically were asked if they feel they have the same opportunities in industry as men.
05/10/12 Morphosis Tapped to Design CornellNYC Tech Building

Cornell University has chosen architect Thom Mayne and New York-based Morphosis Architects to design the first academic building of its planned Roosevelt Island applied sciences campus.
05/09/12 Power Firms Outline Need for NYS System Upgrades

About 41% of New York State’s 11,600 miles of high-voltage transmission lines are so old that they will need to be replaced during the next 30 years at a cost of more than $25 billion, according to a new study by an electric utility group.
05/04/12 Cuomo Names NY Task Force Members

Gary LaBarbera, president, Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, is one of fifteen members that Gov. Andrew Cuomo named on May 3 to his recently created New York Works Task Force.
05/03/12 Tappan Zee Bridge Team Expected to Be Chosen This Summer

Transportation officials hope that construction on the bridge will start as early as the end of this year.
05/02/12 NYC Construction Spending Tumbles As Public Sector Budgets Tighten

Overall construction spending in New York City reached $27.4 billion in 2011, down 3.5% from 2010, according to a New York Building Congress analysis.
05/01/12 1 WTC Steel Hits 1,271 FT

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s One World Trade Center reached 1,271 ft on April 30th after ironworkers from DCM Erectors installed two, 26-ft steel interior columns on the top.
04/27/12 Industry News: Ongoing Probe Shows Defects in Crane System; Judge Clears Lomma on All Charges
News stories from around the tristate region.
04/26/12 Judge Clears Lomma on All Charges

James Lomma, who faced multiple counts of negligent homicide and other charges in connection with the deadly 2008 tower crane collapse, was cleared of all charges on April 26.
04/25/12 New Dorm for Pace University Takes Shape

Owner and developer SL Green Realty and its construction manager Tishman Construction have announced the topping out of 180 Broadway, which will be the new home for some 600 Pace University students
04/13/12 NYS Comptroller's Audit Finds Fraudulent Construction Bids Made to SUNY Downstate Medical Center

An audit that was triggered by three anonymous letters revealed that fake bids were made for construction contracts at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center.
04/11/12 NYU Reduces Expansion Plan; Manhattan Borough President Approves

New York University has reduced its plan to expand in Greenwich Village by 19%, or 337,000 sq ft, of the proposed 2 million sq ft under the university’s 30-year plan.
04/06/12 Engineers Find Defects in Hoist System of Collapsed Crane

Dept. of Buildings’ engineers have found defects in the hoisting system of the crane that collapsed at the No. 7 subway line expansion site in Manhattan April 3, said Robert LiMandri, DOB commissioner, in a statement.
04/05/12 N.Y. Assembly Bill Proposes $4.5B Transportation Bond Issue

On the heels of passage of New York State’s $132.6-billion budget that includes $1.2 billion in funding for bridge and road improvements, a state assembly member has proposed a bond bill aimed at helping to finance the state’s future infrastructure needs.
04/05/12 Cuomo's Task Force Starts to Specify Infrastructure Investments

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office has begun to specify a slew of major infrastructure projects statewide that will receive funding under the newly created NY Works Task Force economic development program.
04/04/12 $4.6B Micro Chip Plant Nearly Ready to Boot Up

After three years of construction, computer chipmaker GlobalFoundries’ new $4.6-billion plant in Malta, N.Y. is nearing completion. Construction of the interior is currently under way, with full plant start up set for year-end.
04/04/12 Crane Inspections at All MTA Sites Ordered; Construction on No. 7 Line Halted

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it has suspended construction at the No. 7 subway line extension project and ordered inspection of all cranes at every MTA Capital Construction work site, following the April 3 crane collapse at the No. 7 project.
03/30/12 Industry News: DCO Wins Contract; Cornell Eyes Contenders; New Kids Book Coming; NYSDOT Job Nixed
News stories from around the tristate region
03/19/12 CornellNYC Tech Plans to Rent a Temporary Manhattan Location

Cornell University is seeking a temporary Manhattan space to rent this fall as a temporary off-site applied sciences campus and not build an off-site location as originally announced.
03/15/12 N.J.'s DCO Energy Uses New Seawater Technology to Cool Caribbean Resort

DCO Energy, LLC, Mays Landing, N.J., has begun installing a $100-million cooling technology at the new Bara Mar Resort under construction in Nassau, Bahamas.
03/15/12 NYC Issues RFP for Waste-to-Energy Plant

New York City has issued a request for proposals (RFPs) for construction of a waste-to-energy conversion facility.
03/09/12 Columbia University Lab Upgrade to Start Soon

Columbia University is set to begin construction March 12 on an $8.9-million upgrade to its two-story, 22,500-sq-ft Core Lab facility on the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory campus in Palisades, N.Y.
03/07/12 Court Orders New York State DOT to Stop Highway Project and Rebid Job

A court rules that the agency's inclusion of a project labor agreement in this case violated competitive bidding laws.
03/05/12 Probe Into 4 WTC Cable Break to Take Months

It will take months to determine the cause of the Feb. 16 accident at the 4 World Trade Center construction site in which a crane cable snapped, dropping its load of steel beams 40 stories, says the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.
03/05/12 Cornell Shortlists Six Architects for Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island

Cornell University has chosen six out of 43 architectural firms to design the core academic building, part of the planned applied sciences campus that the university is developing with Technion-Israel Institute of Technology on Roosevelt Island, New York.
03/02/12 Industry News: Crane Probe Continues; Solar Taps Conn.; PA Wins Part 1 of Suit; Audit Critical of PA

News stories from around the tri-state region
02/16/12 Crane Cable Snaps at 4 WTC Spilling Load; No Injuries Reported

The incident occurred in an enclosed section of the construction site, which has been partially shut down.
02/15/12 SolarCity Taps Conn. Solar Platform; ECD Puts Solar Unit on the Block

Connecticut's new emphasis on alternative energy initiatives is attracting new players to the region. Meanwhile, the industry continues to consolidate.
02/10/12 AAA Loses First Round in Legal Battle Over PA Toll Hikes; Audit Criticizes Agency on Spending

AAA loses first round in its lawsuit against the Port Authority's toll hikes last September.
02/07/12 Mayor Says Green Building Codes Will Help City Meet PlaNYC Goals

New York City’s adoption of new green building codes are expected to result in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 5% and saving $400 million by 2030, says a recently released report from the Urban Green Council, the U.S. Green Building Council’s New York chapter.
02/06/12 Industry News: City, State Infrastructure Plans; Cornell Campus Details; Berger Group Buys Ranger

News stories from around the tristate region.
01/25/12 NYC Construction-Related Accidents and Injuries Down, Permits Up

Construction accidents and injuries fell last year, despite an uptick in the number of permits, according to the latest Dept. of Buildings data.
01/24/12 Foye Says WTC 'Peace Dividend' Will Allow PANYNJ to Shift Focus

As components of the World Trade Center project near completion beginning in 2013, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will realize a 'peace dividend' that will allow the agency to return to its core mission of transportation infrastructure and economic development.
01/18/12 Tech and Media Firms Expected to Grow NYC Presence

The financial industry in the not-so-distant past drove much of the real estate development in New York City but the information technology and media industries are becoming more active players.
01/17/12 Cuomo's Budget Calls for $1.3B to Improve N.Y.'s Infrastructure

The governor's proposal lays the groundwork for a $25-billion economic development agenda, funded largely by leveraging billions in private sector investment.
01/13/12 Port Authority Hits $1B Milestone in WTC Contracts to MWBE Firms

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it hit a $1-billion milestone today for direct contracts to minority- and women-owned firms for work on the World Trade Center during the last five years.
01/13/12 N.J. Utility Buys $75M Arizona Solar Project

PSEG Solar Source, a subsidiary of Newark, N.J.-based Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G), is expanding its solar farm business with the purchase of a planned 25.2 MW solar project in Arizona for $75 million.
01/12/12 NYU Plans to Add 3.1 Acres of Public Space in Greenwich Village

The university takes the initial steps in its plans to expand city-wide during the next 20 years.
01/12/12 NYC Mayor Highlights Education, Job and Development Goals

Mayor Bloomberg sets an ambitious course for 2012 that includes streamlining the building inspection process.
01/11/12 Cornell Must Pay NYC $10M to Jumpstart New Tech Campus

Under a financial arrangement released by the city on Monday, Cornell University must submit a $5 million pre-development deposit and a $5 million security deposit in order to jumpstart its $2-billion-plus applied sciences campus on Roosevelt Island.
01/10/12 Work Begins on $350M Mental Health Redevelopment Project in the Bronx

Construction has commenced on a new $350-million Bronx campus for the New York State Office of Mental Health, the Bronx Psychiatric Center, and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.
01/10/12 Thornton Tomasetti Acquires Green Consulting Firm

Thornton Tomasetti has acquired Portland, Maine-based Fore Solutions, a seven-employee, green building consulting firm, for an undisclosed sum.
12/30/11 Work Halts at 9/11 Museum Project Due to Financial Disputes

"There's no chance of it being opened on time; work has basically stopped," the mayor says.
12/28/11 Repair Work on George Washington Bridge Suspender Ropes to Start in 2013

The Port Authority has approved a $15.5-million investment for part of the work to be done on the GWB.
12/23/11 Cornell Wins NYC's Applied Sciences Competition

Cornell University and its partner, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have won New York City's competition to build a 150,000-sq-ft applied sciences campus on Roosevelt Island.
12/23/11 Architects Tap Into the Wild Side With Homes for City's Strays

Area architects may not have had to claw their way in but they recently put their design and engineering skills to the test on an animal-rescue mission to design shelters for New York City’s stray cats.
12/21/11 Study: Number of NYC Construction Industry Workers Falls in 2011

The U.S. Census Bureau’s survey includes labor and management and is self-reported by individuals, not firms, so it includes off-the-books workers.
12/20/11 Cornell Reveals Mystery Donator in Billion-Dollar NYC Tech Campus

The Atlantic Philanthropies has been revealed as the mystery donor of $350 million for Cornell University’s newly won engineering and applied sciences project on New York City’s Roosevelt Island.
12/19/11 Some Foreign Investments in Projects Under Scrutiny

A federal program that allows foreign investment in U.S. construction projects, including some in New York City, in exchange for an eventual green card has begun to raise concern for the Obama Administration.
12/16/11 Union Groups Hold Another Protest Over ESPN Project in Conn.

Connecticut labor groups charge that ESPN is using non-union workers.
12/16/11 NYS Passes Design-Build Law

New York State has passed legislation to allow design-build project delivery for certain infrastructure projects. Industry groups, including the Design-Build Institute of America, praised the measure.
12/14/11 Work Begins on $50M Willets Point Infrastructure Improvement Project

Cruz Contractors, Holmdel, N.J., has officially broken ground on the first phase of a $150-million, 62-acre New York City Economic Development Corp. redevelopment project at Willets Point in Queens.
12/14/11 JV Wins $19M Contract for Part of Moynihan Station Project

Plans for constructing a new train station in Midtown Manhattan's Farley Post Office building progressed further this week as the Moynihan Station Development Corp. awarded a $19-million contract as part of the project's first phase
12/13/11 Connecticut District to Vote Soon on WTP Contractor

The Mattabassett, Conn. District is scheduled to vote on December 19 on whether to approve C.H. Nickerson of Torrington, Conn., to upgrade and expand the regional sewer district’s 35-million-gallon/day wastewater treatment plant in Cromwell.
12/12/11 Port Authority Announces 2012 Preliminary Budget

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved a $7-billion preliminary budget last week that covers operating and capital expenses for 2012. The budget is subject to ongoing review and an internal audit, the agency says.
12/08/11 AAA and Port Authority Present Arguments in Hearing Over Toll Hikes

The American Automobile Association and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey met in a Manhattan federal court hearing Dec. 8 to present arguments in the trade group’s September lawsuit against the agency’s use of toll and transit fare hike revenue to fund development projects, such as the World Trade Center rebuild.
12/07/11 AIA Offers Software Discount to ABC Members

The American Institute of Architects and Associated Builders and Contractors, including their New York, New Jersey and Connecticut branches, have partnered up to offer discounts to ABC members on software.
12/05/11 Construction Employment Rises Slightly

Year-over-year construction employment in the tristate region rose slightly, following a broader national trend, according to the Associated General Contractors of America's latest analysis of Dept. of Labor data.
12/02/11 Can You Hear Me Now? Industry Might Learn Lesson from Zuccotti Park

When it comes to infrastructure repair and maintenance issues, industry needs to get louder, speakers said at a recent ENR New York conference.
12/02/11 Inventory of Stalled Projects Falls 8%

The number of stalled construction projects citywide fell by 8% from October 2010 to October 2011, according to a New York Building Congress study of Dept. of Buildings (DOB) inspection records and Dept. of Finance (DOF) records
12/02/11 Industry News

News stories from around the tri-state region.
12/01/11 Brooklyn’s St. Joseph’s College to Get a $12.5M Athletic Facility

St. Joseph’s College has awarded Racanelli Construction, Melville, N.Y., a $12.5-million contract for construction of a 30,000-sq-ft athletic facility at its Brooklyn campus.
11/29/11 City Council Gives Green Light to Redevelopment of Admirals Row at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

The six-acre site is on course to be transferred from the federal government to the city, making way for it to become part of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
11/16/11 Deadline Looms for Renewable Energy Incentive Program

The Treasury Dept.'s cash grant program is about to expire, and many firms are scrambling to get projects started before year-end.
11/16/11 DOT Denies AAA Request to Block Port Authority Toll Hikes

The Dept. of Transportation has denied the American Automobile Association’s request to oppose the recently enacted Hudson River toll hikes.
11/11/11 Gotham’s $520M Mixed-Use Complex Breaks Ground in Manhattan

Gotham Organization Inc.’s $520-million Gotham West, a four-building, mixed-use residential building that spans from West 44th to West 45th Streets between 10th and 11th Avenues in Manhattan, broke ground on Nov. 7.
11/11/11 DEP: Construction Managers Working on Capital Program Must be Certified

The New York City Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced on Nov. 8 that all construction managers working on its $14-billion capital construction program are required to be certified.
11/11/11 NYC Receives Seven Responses for Applied Sciences Campus

Seven educational institutions have responded to Applied Sciences NYC’s Oct. 28 deadline in a request for proposals to build or expand a state-of-the-art engineering and applied sciences campus in New York City.
11/09/11 EPA, NREL Aim to Site Renewable Power Projects on Contaminated Land

EPA and the Dept. of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced plans last week (Nov. 4) to jointly evaluate the feasibility of developing biomass, geothermal, solar or wind energy production on 26 Superfund brownfield and former landfill or mining sites.
11/09/11 Construction Worker Dies After Brooklyn Building Collapse

A construction worker died Nov. 8 after rescuers pulled him from wreckage at a Brooklyn, N.Y., condominium project under construction.
11/03/11 Industry News

News stories from around the tristate region
11/03/11 Queens to Get New $17.3M YMCA

Racanelli Construction wins another YMCA project, a $17.3-million two-story building in Queens.
11/02/11 Failure of ‘Small Pieces of Hardware” May Have Caused Harlem WTP Blaze

A new report offers possible causes for the Harlem WTP plant fire that caused millions of gallons of raw sewage to spill into the Hudson River last July.
11/01/11 Macy’s Manhattan Store to Undergo $400M Renovation

Macy’s announced today that it will invest $400 million in a four-year renovation of its Herald Square flagship store in Midtown Manhattan.
11/01/11 Ratner’s Brooklyn Mill Basin Project Scrapped

Forest City Ratner Companies, Brooklyn, N.Y., has canceled its plan to build the Four Sparrows Retail Center at Mill Basin on Flatbush Ave., in Brooklyn, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal.
11/01/11 Coach to Become First Tenant at Planned Hudson Yards Tower

Luxury retailer Coach, Inc. will become the first tenant in a tower that developers Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group, both of New York, plan to build on Midtown Manhattan’s West Side.
10/24/11 Local Union Not Cheering for New ESPN Project in Bristol, Conn.

The Connecticut Laborers’ District Council is not a fan of ESPN’s non-union choice of general and site contractors to build a new $100-million, 193,000-sq-ft digital center in Bristol, Conn., and it is encouraging union players in the major sports leagues to boycott ESPN.
10/24/11 N.Y. Construction Starts Likely Flat in 2012 Amid Slow Economic Growth

The N.Y. construction market next year is likely to mirror that of the national market, which is expected to be essentially flat with 2011.
10/21/11 Cuomo Nominates Lhota as MTA Chief

The governor's new pick currently serves as the executive vice president/administration for MSG.
10/21/11 Turner & Townsend Expands in U.S. with Acquisition of Ferzan Robbins

Consultancy Turner & Townsend, London, continues its geographic expansion with the acquisition of Ferzan Robbins & Associates, a N.Y.-based project management and services firm that will be merged with Turner & Townsend’s New York office.
10/21/11 N.J.’s Sheraton Parsippany Hotel To Undergo $15M Renovation

New Jersey’s Sheraton Parsippany Hotel is set to begin a $15-million renovation of its seven floors on Nov. 1.
10/20/11 NYBC Study: NYC’s Electricity Supply at Risk

With the possibility of Indian Point Energy Center closing and the potential for a strong economic recovery, New York City needs to be prepared to add enough electric generating capacity to prevent blackouts and price spikes, according to a recently released New York Building Congress report.
10/20/11 Cuomo Recommends Foye as PANYNJ Exec. Director; Calls for Consolidation of Development Groups

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has recommended Patrick J. Foye to become executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and has called for consolidation of the Moynihan Station Development Corp. and the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. operations into PANYNJ.
10/19/11 L&T Construction Wins Bid for Binghamton, N.Y. Highway Project

L&T Construction, Richmondville, N.Y. has won the bidfor a three-mile-long highway construction project in Binghamton, N.Y., known as the Prospect Mountain Phase I.
10/13/11 Study: PLAs with Community Workforce Provisions on the Rise

A new study shows that project labor agreements are becoming more comprehensive than they were prior to 2004.
10/04/11 Skanska Wins $373M CUNY Contract

The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York has awarded Skanska USA a $373-million contract for the final phase of the City University of New York Advanced Science Research Campus at City College in Manhattan.
10/04/11 Where Design and Construction Meet Match.Com

The AIA is compiling a list of stalled projects nationwide that “make sense” to move forward but for lack of financing, and a list of the types of projects that financial entities specialize in.
10/03/11 Industry News

News stories from around the tristate region.
09/30/11 Construction Costs in NYC On the Rise

Construction costs in New York City, which started to increase in 2010, are continuing to rise, according to a review of multiple surveys made by the New York Building Congress. This comes after a decline in 2009.
09/28/11 AAA Sues Port Authority Over Toll Hikes

The American Automobile Association of New York and the AAA of New Jersey filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s approved toll and fare hikes.
09/22/11 Carpenters Still in Talks with NYBCA and CAGNY

The District Council of Carpenters is continuing contract talks with the New York Building Contractors Association and, separately, the Contractors’ Association of Greater New York, says Louis J. Coletti, president of the Building Trades Employers’ Association of New York.
09/21/11 2 NYC Unions File Racketeering Lawsuits Against Developers and CM

The developers allegedly conspired with HRH Construction from 2007 through 2011, the unions say.
09/20/11 City Probes Cause of West 125th Street Building Collapse

NYC officials are investigating why part of a building undergoing demolition collapsed this morning causing scaffolding to fall onto an MTA bus, resulting in minor injuries to 18 people.
09/19/11 Skanska and JV Partners Win Transit Contracts

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded Skanska USA and its joint venture partners awards on two of New York City’s major transit extensions.
09/19/11 Associated Builders and CNA Collaborate to Advance Construction Safety

Associated Builders and Contractors, Washington, D.C. and the construction unit of insurer CNA, Chicago, plan to launch a three-year partnership in January 2012 to advance best practices in the construction safety sector.
09/15/11 AAA Condemns PANYNJ Fare Hikes; Eyes Legal Action

The American Automobile Association urges DOT to oppose the recently approved Hudson River Crossing toll and fare hikes.
09/15/11 Two Affordable Housing Projects Break Ground in Queens

Two adjacent housing complexes totaling 182 units and located on a vacant, New York Stat-designated Brownfield Cleanup site, broke ground in Richmond Hill, Queens, on September 7.
09/13/11 Contractors Fighting NYC PLAs File Notice of Appeal

Two contractor groups have asked a New York district court to look into a recent ruling in favor of project labor agreements between NYC and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (BCTC).
09/12/11 Carpenters, NYBCA Likely to Extend Talks Past Midnight Deadline

The New York Building Contractors Association is the last of several groups still in talks with the union, which has a contract set to expire at midnight.
09/09/11 Carpenters Reach Deal with 2 More Associations

The NYC carpenters union reaches deal with some contractors.
09/09/11 Industry News

News stories from around the tri-state region.
09/08/11 VHB Acquires Local Traffic Engineering Firm

Boston-based Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. has acquired Eng-Wong, Taub & Associates, a New York City and Newark, N.J.-based transportation planning, traffic engineering, and research firm, for an undisclosed sum.
08/25/11 Several Sources Plan to Launch Projects in Connecticut

A pharmaceutical giant, a hospital, and a university plan projects in the state.
08/19/11 N.J. Firm Clearing Clouds Over Offshore Wind Power?

Fishermen’s Energy is only two steps away from becoming the first developer in the nation to build an offshore wind farm.
08/19/11 Port Authority Approves Revised Toll and Fare Hikes

Hudson River crossing fares will rise in line with governors Cuomo and Christie’s proposal.
08/18/11 Carpenters Union, Management Extend Contract Talks

Carpenters and management keep talking, while the Cement League signs a tentative pact with union.
08/18/11 Hill Wins $9.9-Million Construction Management Deal in Kosovo

New Jersey firm wins contract to supervise expansion of motorway.
08/18/11 Brooklyn Muni Building to Get a Facelift

A planned project to develop a portion of Brooklyn's municipal building will create 64 construction jobs.
08/17/11 Port Authority Set to Vote on Toll/Fare Hikes on Aug. 19

The Port Authority is set to vote on its proposed Hudson River toll and fare hikes on Aug. 19.
08/16/11 ABC: 2Q Construction Backlog Rises But Building Recovery May Chill

The U.S. construction industry backlog grew during the second quarter, but ABC warns that economic momentum may begin to weaken.
08/15/11 Port Authority to Hold Hearings Aug. 16 on Planned Toll Hikes

The NYNJ Port Authority has scheduled nine public hearings in response to its controversial plan to raise Hudson River tolls and fares.
08/10/11 Judge Deems NYC Project Labor Agreements Legal

U.S. District Judge Robert Patterson, Jr. ruled last week that project labor agreements between New York City and the Building and Construction Trades Council, do not violate the federal National Labor Relations Act.
08/05/11 AGCA: Overall Job Creation Remains Sluggish

The construction industry unemployment rate fell to 13.6% in July, from 17.3% in the same year-ago period, according to recently released analysis of federal employment data by the AGCA.
08/04/11 Concrete Workers Return to Work After 3-Day Strike

Concrete workers from locals 6A, 18A and 20, including workers on the World Trade Center site and Weill Cornell Medical College research center, returned to work Aug. 4 following a three day strike that began Monday.
08/03/11 Labor and Management Talk as Concrete Strike Enters 3rd Day

Talks continued Aug. 3 between the Cement League and Concrete Workers locals 6A, 18A and 20, following a worker strike that began Monday.
08/02/11 Managers Meet with Striking Concrete Unions

The Cement League and Concrete Workers locals 6A, 18A and 20 met August 2 for discussions following a worker strike that began Monday, three days after their contract expired.
07/26/11 Construction Starts Expected to Fall 3% from 2010

McGraw-Hill Construction expects a slow recovery for the industry as first-half construction starts have "bounced along the bottom."
07/26/11 When Does It Pay To Use Innovative Concrete Products?

Using an more expensive, innovative material may seem to offer productivity advantages, but how do you know you aren’t sending your overall project into the red?
07/26/11 Local Glaziers Union, Window Dealers Reach Agreement

Overshadowed by the highly publicized collective bargaining talks between the Operating Engineers Locals 14 and 15, an agreement reached between the Glaziers Local 1281 and the Window and Plate Glass Dealers goes unannounced.
07/25/11 Industry News
News stories from around the tri-state region.
07/22/11 Pumps Restart After Sewage Treatment Plant Spill

The North River Wastewater Treatment Plant restarted its pumps in the engine room where a blaze broke out on July 20, causing millions of gallons of raw sewage to flow into the Hudson.
07/21/11 NYC DOT To Drive $4M Downtown Garage Renovation

The NYC DOT recently announced a renovation project for the facade of a 40-year-old downtown parking garage. The project will likely go to bid in September.
07/20/11 RSC Acquires N.J.’s Independent Aerial Equipment

Equipment rental supplier RSC Holdings has purchased Independent Aerial Equipment, a supplier to the industrial, maintenance and non-residential construction market in the Northeast. Elizabeth, N.J.-based IAE will broaden RSC's footprint in the tri-state region.
07/01/11 Details Emerge on NY Operating Engineer, Contractor Deal

Just two hours before a major labor contract deadline was due to expire June 30, the Operating Engineers Locals 14 and 15 reached an agreement with CAGNY.
06/30/11 Mason Tenders, CAGNY Reach Tentative Agreement

The Mason Tenders District Council and the Contractors Association of Greater New York reached a tentative agreement June 29, says Louis Coletti, president and CEO of the BTEA, which could help avert a potential strike or slowdown in New York City construction.
06/29/11 Rutgers University Breaks Ground on New Academic Center

Rutgers University plans to build a 22,000-sq-ft facility in Mays Landing, N.J.
06/29/11 Study: NYC Won’t Add Big Office Towers Till Mid-Decade

New York City is not expected to add any new significantly sized office towers this year, but one study suggests that this market will pick up by mid-decade.
06/24/11 Solar Market Consolidation Heats Up With Merger of Real Goods Solar and Alteris

Residential and commercial solar energy firm Real Goods Solar has signed a deal to merge with Wilton, CT-based Alteris Renewables Inc., a solar energy and wind power installer.
06/22/11 Safety Report on Upstate New York Treatment Plant Due in June

Dept. of Labor probe could shut down problematic Binghamton-Johnson City plant where cell wall collapsed in May.
06/17/11 NYC Construction Starts Expected to Pull Back in 2011

Total construction starts in the New York City region grew 14% last year to reach $29.1 billion but are expected to pull back in 2011, partly due to the sluggish economy but also because 2010 received a boost from several large projects.
06/16/11 NYC Unions Agree to 20% Wage Cut On Manhattan Residential Project

Key unions in New York City, including laborers and structural trades, have agreed to a 20% wage cut for work on Gotham West, a residential development on Manhattan’s West Side.
06/14/11 Yonkers IDA Votes to Move Forward with $40M Expansion of Casino

The Yonkers Industrial Development Agency approved a hearing to negotiate an economic development incentive package for a $40 million expansion of the Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway that is expected to create 179 construction jobs and 100 permanent jobs.
06/13/11 Public Firms See Impacts From Slow Contract Awards

There have been few large contract awards signed so far in 2011, dampening financial results for publicly owned engineering and construction firms. At a June 2 Credit Suisse-sponsored briefing in Manhattan, E&C executives told an audience of Wall Street analysts and investors that, despite disappointing first-half results, they are optimistic the tide will turn later this year.
06/10/11 DEP Awards $3.8M for Projects Managing Stormwater Runoff

The Dept. of Environmental Protection announced the 15 winning projects of its 2011 Green Infrastructure Grant Program and awarded $3.8 million to fund the building of green infrastructure projects designed to reduce sewer overflows and improve water quality in New York Harbor.
06/01/11 NYCEDC Issues RFPs for Phase One of Willets Point Project
Phase One of the long-delayed 62-acre Willets Point redevelopment project in Queens, N.Y., took a step forward with the New York City Economic Development Corp.’s May 9 call for proposal requests.
05/31/11 ArtBridge Invites Artists to Decorate Atlantic Yards Scaffolding

ArtBridge, an organization that helps transform scaffolding or sidewalk bridges into temporary outdoor art exhibits, announced a call for entries for its Brooklyn installation, Works in Progress.
05/31/11 NYCEDC Announces Developer for Federal Building in Sunset Park

Salmar Properties, New York was selected to develop Federal Building #2, a vacant, 1.1 million-sq-ft warehouse building in Sunset Park, into a state-of-the-art industrial center.
05/17/11 N.Y. Foundling Hospital To Convert to Public School

The New York School Construction Authority is planning the conversion of the lower six floors and cellar of the 95,000-sq-ft, 14-story New York Foundling Hospital’s Manhattan building, first built in 1988, into a new public school. Public School 340, located at the corner of the Avenue of Americas and 17th Street will serve 518 students in levels Pre-K through fifth grade upon its completion in September 2014.
05/09/11 Tensions Rise Among NYC Union Carpenters
New York City union carpenters' rank and file members rallied at union headquarters in Manhattan on April 12, protesting proposed changes to wages and mobility rules and calling for reform of council leadership. The “Rally for Solidarity” came as heated bargaining continues between local unions and contractor groups.
05/20/11 N.J. To Receive Over $160M for Water Projects
05/13/11 NYCEDC Issues RFPs for Phase One of Willets Point Project
05/12/11 NYC’s Gamma Acquired by Far East Global Group
05/12/11 N.Y. Langone Medical Center Undergoing $27M Modernization
05/09/11 N.J.'s Portal Bridge Receives $38.5M for Final Design
05/09/11 Skanska To Fabricate Oculus Building At Ground Zero Transit Hub
05/09/11 Rutgers OKs Solar Canopy Project
05/09/11 Robbinsville's Hindu Center Takes Shape
05/06/11 Six New York City Subs and CM Firm Indicted in Latest Interiors Renovation Fraud Probe
05/05/11 FDNY Plans New Greenpoint EMS Station
05/05/11 East Harlem Firehouse To Transform Into Media Center
04/26/11 Firefighter Testimony in Manhattan Building Fire Trial Raises Questions
04/26/11 N.J.’s Portal Bridge Receives $38.5M for Final Design
04/26/11 Former Construction Foreman Notes Standpipe Removal in NYC Building Fire Trial Testimony
04/18/11 NYC Union Carpenters Anti-Corruption Rally Draws Response From District Council Supervisor
04/11/11 NYU’s Updated Expansion Plan Revealed
04/14/11 Astoria Veterans and Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Breaks Ground
04/11/11 NYC Unveils New Waterfront Plan
04/11/11 Trumbull Sues Over Sewer Expansion Project
04/11/11 Stalco Proceeds With Pier A
04/06/11 Blasts Traded as Trial Opens In Ground-Zero Fatal Fire Case
04/06/11 Rutgers OKs Solar Canopy Project
04/05/11 N.J.’s Hindu American Religious Center Under Way
04/04/11 Skanska Agrees to $19.6M Payment To Avoid Possible DBE Fraud Chargest
03/23/11 Trumbull Sues Construction Company Over Sewer Expansion Project
03/23/11 Stalco Construction Proceeds With Pier A Renovation
03/21/11 Skanska To Construct Oculus Building at WTC Transportation Hub
03/17/11 NYU’s Latest Expansion Plan Revealed
03/14/11 NYC Unveils New Waterfront Plan
03/14/11 Redevelopment At NYC’s School of Visual Arts Will Bring New Data Center
03/07/11 New Brunswick Gateway Transit Village Designed
03/07/11 Skanska To Construct Two Buildings For CUNY
03/07/11 Three N.Y. Projects Snag USGBC 2010 LEED for Homes Awards
03/07/11 Sam Schwartz Engineering Acquires Metro Transportation Group
03/07/11 Contractors Selected for Revitalization Project
03/07/11 SCA Appoints New President
03/07/11 NYC To Get Its First Net-Zero-Energy School
02/25/11 Former Staff Seek RMJM Bonuses
02/22/11 A Bad Day for Ironworkers In Chicago and New York
02/09/11 Beam Moved Unexpectedly, Leading to Two Deaths
02/07/11 Hoboken’s 14th Street Viaduct to Be Replaced
02/07/11 N.Y. Aquarium Receives Approval for New Exhibit
02/07/11 AGC of NJ Hires New Executive Director
02/07/11 $102M Bronx Community College Project Under Way
02/07/11 Skanska Building Long Island City School
01/24/11 New York’s Ultraviolet Titan
01/13/11 Trial Postponed for Defendants In Fatal Ground Zero Fire
01/10/11 Bovis Agrees to Pay NYC $5 Million For Overcharges
01/05/11 AIANY’s Haiti Housing Collaborative Announces 12 Finalist Designs
01/01/11 Construction Outlook 2011
01/01/11 How To Win Work in 2011
01/01/11 Construction Underway on Binghamton University Center of Excellence
01/01/11 Ground Breaks on Renovation of Staten Island’s Schmul Park
01/01/11 Lower Manhattan’s Basketball City Receives Financing
01/01/11 ACS Awarded $447M Construction Contract for NY’s Second Avenue Subway
01/01/11 N.J.’s Langan Engineering Acquires Treadwell & Rollo
01/01/11 Spector Group Named Executive Architect for Volkswagen/Audi Project
01/01/11 CUNY and NYU Langone Medical Center To Open Training Facility
01/01/11 Perkins Eastman and EE&K Architects Merge Practices
01/01/11 Construction on Mount Sinai Center for Science and Medicine Underway
01/01/11 Port Authority of N.Y. and N.J. Plans Expansion of Stewart Airport
12/28/10 Construction Underway on Bronx Community College Instructional Building and Library
12/23/10 Grant Program Launched For Composting Projects in Manhattan
12/20/10 WCS’s New York Aquarium Receives Approval for New Exhibit
12/03/10 N.J.’s 14th Street Viaduct Set For Replacement
12/01/10 New York Construction Costs Increase in 2010
12/01/10 Sentencing Announced in Crane Inspection Bribery Case
12/01/10 EPA Designates New York City Creek as Superfund Site
12/01/10 Contract Awarded for Fulton Street Transit Station
12/01/10 41 Cooper Square is NYC’s First LEED Platinum Academic Building
11/30/10 Schiavone Agrees to $23-Million Settlement for MBE Fraud
11/29/10 Investigators Target Big Firms In Minority Hiring Probe
11/22/10 Former Carpenters Union Chief Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison
11/18/10 Lorraine Grillo Appointed President of School Construction Authority
11/18/10 Skanska To Build Long Island City School
11/15/10 AGC of NJ Hires New Executive Director
11/12/10 Construction on Mount Sinai Center for Science and Medicine Underway
11/12/10 Spector Group Named Executive Architect for Volkswagen/Audi Project
11/11/10 NY Filmmaker's Documentary on Alaska's Construction Challenges
11/09/10 CUNY and NYU Langone Medical Center To Open Training Facility
11/03/10 N.J.’s Langan Engineering Acquires Treadwell & Rollo
11/03/10 Guarded Optimism
11/01/10 Ground Breaks on WNYC Transmitter Park
11/01/10 AIANS Announces Results of 17th Annual Design Competition
11/01/10 Fifth Avenue’s Louis Vuitton Store Gets Renovated
11/01/10 NY’s Spector Group Expands Into India
11/01/10 NYCEDC and DOT Introduce Redesign of Fordham Plaza
11/01/10 Staten Island Expressway Recovery Project Breaks Ground
11/01/10 At World Trade Center Site, Tricky Work Underground
11/01/10 DOT Announces Study to Determine Feasibility of Streetcars in Brooklyn
11/01/10 NYC Announces Urbancanvas Design Competition Finalists
11/01/10 First Director of Planning for MTA Dies at 85
10/28/10 Jeffrey Zogg, Longtime AGC Executive, Dies at 61
10/28/10 Ground Breaks on Renovation of Staten Island’s Schmul Park
10/26/10 Defendants in Fatal Ground Zero Fire Face Manslaughter Trial in January
10/21/10 N.J. Issues $30M in Construction Bonds to Help Charter Schools
10/20/10 Port Authority of N.Y. and N.J. Plans Expansion of Stewart Airport
10/20/10 ACS Awarded $447M Construction Contract for N.Y.’s Second Avenue Subway
10/19/10 Construction Underway on Binghamton University Center of Excellence
10/15/10 Danbury Hospital to Expand with New North Clinical Tower Addition
10/15/10 Contract Awarded for Construction of Fulton Street Transit Center
10/15/10 Ground Breaks on PlaNYC’s Regional Park in Far Rockaway
10/14/10 Work Begins on Battery Park City Community Center
10/11/10 N.J. Tunnel Gets Reprieve, But Fate Still Uncertain
10/07/10 Trans-Hudson Rail Project Terminated
10/01/10 Yonkers Breaks Ground on Two Affordable Housing Developments
10/01/10 Probe Leads to Wolff’s Likely Exit From Berger
10/01/10 First Phase of Construction Begins on City Point Project
10/01/10 DOB and Habitat for Humanity Build Affordable Homes in Brooklyn
10/01/10 Flushing Commons and Macedonia Plaza Approved by NYC Council
10/01/10 Post-War Brooklyn Building Gets Renovated
10/01/10 Expansion of Terminal 4 at JFK Airport Underway
10/01/10 Reconstruction of Kew Gardens Interchange Breaks Ground
10/01/10 Saratoga’s GlobalFoundries Factory Reaches Key Stage
10/01/10 Work Underway on Grand Central Station Annex Renovation
10/01/10 Construction of PS/IS 51M in NY Scheduled to Begin
10/01/10 After Tishman Acquisition, AECOM Buys Two More Firms
10/01/10 St. Mary’s Hospital for Children Expansion Underway
09/30/10 New Design Released for Plaza at Barclays Center
09/28/10 New Library by Steven Holl Part of Grand Plan for Hunters Point
09/21/10 UN Headquarters Gets $1.8 Billion Facelift
09/15/10 Huge N.J.-N.Y. Commuter Link Halted 30 Days for Cost Review
09/13/10 At World Trade Center Site, Progress at Last
08/18/10 Probe Leads to Wolff’s Likely Exit From Berger
08/11/10 Rapetti Wants His Licenses Back
08/11/10 After Tishman Acquisition, AECOM Buys Two More Firms
08/06/10 Contractor Contests OSHA Fine In Fatal Powerplant Explosion
08/01/10 Court Approves Eminent Domain for $6.3 billion Columbia U. Expansion
08/01/10 Controversial Manhattan Mosque Clears Hurdles
08/01/10 Lower Manhattan’s Water Street Transformation Plan Revealed
08/01/10 Brooklyn Navy Yard is First Project for NYC Regional Center Program
08/01/10 Thornton Tomasetti Foundation Awards $9,000 for Healthcare Clinic in Nicaragua
08/01/10 Princeton, N.J. Luxury Residential Project Advances
08/01/10 New Affordable Housing Complex to Be Developed in the Bronx
08/01/10 ACEC Inducts New Officers and Directors for 2010-2011
07/29/10 NY Rigger Acquitted, Finger Pointing Continues
07/22/10 Why Daniel Tishman Sold to AECOM
07/07/10 Prosecutors Contest Own Witness in Crane Collapse Case
07/01/10 Doomed Crane Had History of Malfunctions
06/29/10 Faulty Sling Argument Takes a Hit in Rigger’s Manslaughter Trial
06/25/10 Supervisor May Have Been Off-Site At Time of Crane Collapse
06/24/10 NYC Launches Urbancanvas Design Competition
06/24/10 Polshek Partnership Changes Its Name to Ennead
06/24/10 Victim “Buried Alive” in 2008 Crane Collapse Testifies in Manslaughter Trial for Crane Rigger
06/23/10 Port Authority of NY and NJ Authorizes $199M GW Bridge Project
06/23/10 Trial Begins For Rigger in Deadly 2008 Crane Collapse
06/14/10 Renovation of Empire State Building Observatory Begins
06/14/10 Thornton Tomasetti Foundation Awards $9,000 for Healthcare Clinic in Nicaragua
06/14/10 One World Trade Center Rises to 260 Feet Above Street Level
06/01/10 NY Consulting Engineers Honored by ACEC for Outstanding Projects
05/27/10 ACE Mentor Program Raises Over $256,000 for 2010 Scholarships
05/26/10 EMCOR Chief to Retire
05/24/10 $60M Bioscience Center To Be Built at Brooklyn Army Terminal
05/19/10 Brooklyn Navy Yard Re-Development Receives $60 Million Boost
05/19/10 Guilty Pleas Announced in Crane Inspection Bribery Case
05/18/10 NJ Union Construction Workers Agree to Wage and Benefit Freeze
05/18/10 Turner Establishes Accredited Construction Management Academy at York College
05/18/10 NYC Launches Cool Roofs Program
05/18/10 PANYNJ Looks To Private Sector for New Goethals Bridge
05/11/10 New York’s E.E. Cruz Acquired by German Contracting Group
04/29/10 PA Developers and ShopRite Selected to Develop Admirals Row
04/29/10 Flushing Commons and Macedonia Plaza Approved by Queens Borough President
04/22/10 AIA Selects Conn.’s Kroon Hall and NY’s Omega Center as Part of Top Ten Green Projects
04/22/10 St. Charles Resurrection Cemetery Welcoming and Information Center Goes Green
04/21/10 Owner of the Year: NYC Department of Environmental Protection
04/21/10 Wind, Water Power For New York State
04/21/10 New Jersey Firm Seeking Power From Oregon’s Waves
04/20/10 Construction Groups Sue NY DOT Over Pay Freeze
04/13/10 NYC Unveils Sweeping Redevelopment Plan for Governors Island
04/05/10 Brookfield Landfill Remediation Project Breaks Ground
04/02/10 LeChase Acquires Northeast Construction Services
04/01/10 $41 Million Newtown High School Project Underway
03/26/10 Declines in NYC Construction Employment Continue
03/25/10 Stalco Serves as General Contractor for $30M School Expansion in LI
03/24/10 New York’s Tallest Residential Tower Is Frank Gehry ‘Demystified’
03/24/10 3D Images Help Sell Route
03/24/10 Former DOB Crane Inspector Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Safety and Exam Records
03/19/10 Plans Unveiled to Modernize and Restore NY City Center
03/19/10 Hill International to Manage Construction of Two Tri-State Performing Arts Centers
03/12/10 Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards Breaks Ground
03/10/10 Crane-Failure Case Heading To Court
03/08/10 Gotham Center Tops Out in Long Island City
02/25/10 Port Authority Awards Largest Contract Yet For WTC Transit Hub
02/23/10 Lawsuit Alleges Safety Protocols Ignored in Kleen Energy Blast
02/09/10 Tishman Exec Named Building Congress Chair
02/09/10 MTA and DOT Deny Stalling Stimulus Money Rollout
02/09/10 Investigators Eye Blowdown Mishap in Connecticut Blast
02/05/10 New Jersey AIA Promotes Holocaust Memorial Design Competition
02/02/10 Ravitch Establishes Engineering Scholarship at CCNY
01/29/10 Judlau and The iF Foundation Have Heavy Hearts for Haiti
01/29/10 New York City Transit Chief Cites Worsening Budget Problems
01/27/10 Plans for Two Yonkers Affordable Housing Developments Advance
01/27/10 New Legislation Pits NYC Buildings Against Those in Other U.S. Cities
01/27/10 Helping Hands: Connecticut AGC, Trades Associations Pitch In for Nonprofit
01/27/10 Hudson Tunnel’s Prequalified List Includes Some New Names
01/25/10 Construction Companies Donate to Haiti Relief Efforts
01/25/10 “Urban Umbrella” Could Soon Surround NYC Sites
01/15/10 NYCCRC Approves $2.2 Million for Harlem Arts and Cultural Center
01/12/10 NYC’s Fatal Construction Accidents Plummet in 2009
01/12/10 Twenty-Nine Respond to New York City’s RFQ for Willets Point Redevelopment
01/07/10 Williamsburg’s New Domino Project Up For Public Review, Could Break Ground Next Year
01/07/10 Finalists Chosen in Design Competition for Newark Visitors Center
01/01/10 PB Names New CEO
01/01/10 Phase One of Norwalk Wastewater Treatment Plant Breaks Ground
01/01/10 NY Building Congress: Industry May Be Stabilizing
01/01/10 Newest Lowe’s Home Improvement Store Underway
01/01/10 NYCEDC Issues RFQs for Potential Willets Point Developers
01/01/10 23 New School Buildings to Open
01/01/10 Skanksa to Rebuild Manhattan Bridge
01/01/10 SUNY Maritime College Gets New Research Facilities
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