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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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02/25/15 Ironworker Crushed by Steel at Brooklyn's Barclays Center

The DOB has issued a full stop-work order at the site as well as an environmental control board violation for failure to safeguard a worksite.
02/13/15 Two Long Island School Construction Bonds Approved

Construction is set to start this summer on nearly $64 million of school upgrades in the West Babylon Free and Shoreham-Wading River Central school districts in Long Island, N.Y.
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
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