Even though surprise OSHA inspections are rare, contractors should always be prepared if and when a government compliance officer knocks at the door. From assigning team responsibilities to performing internal audits, these five tips can help you ace an unexpected inspection. Read more
New York City home improvement contractors must be licensed in order to operate within the five boroughs. If you are opening a new company or interested in renewing a license, this basic guide will tell you all you need to know. Read more
Every year, more than 4.1 million American workers suffer a serious job-related injury or illness. These incidents hurt not only the employees involved, but their employers as well. In 2013, employers lost nearly $62 billion as a result of workplace accidents that caused employees to miss six or more days. These sobering statistics highlight the necessity of developing an accident prevention program for your construction site. Read more
Sixty-two years after the Tappan Zee Bridge first opened, New York State is near completion on its $3.9 billion replacement. The current bridge had displayed significant signs of aging after carrying more than 138,000 cars and trucks daily. The new structure, which is being built alongside the old, connects Westchester and Rockland counties across the Hudson River.
The construction industry’s steady growth shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. According to several studies, the industry’s economic outlook will remain rock solid into the next decade. Read more