Tom Hallissey No Comments

New York City Non Residential Construction Spending on the Rise

For the fifth year in a row, the construction industry is booming in the Big Apple. Non residential construction spending, which includes office space, institutional development, government buildings, sports/entertainment venues and hotels, could reach as high as $39 billion in 2018 alone. Read more

Tom Hallissey No Comments

NYC Construction Fence Project Plans to Decorate Job Site Walls

The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs is looking for a few good artists to create large-scale, temporary murals on some of the city’s protective construction structures. The agency recently issued a call for applications for its City Canvas pilot program, which will transform some construction fences and sidewalk sheds into canvases for local artists. Read more

Tom Hallissey No Comments

New York City Construction Costs are the Highest in the World

For the second straight year, New York City received the dubious distinction of being the most expensive place in the world to build. After construction costs jumped 3.5 percent in 2017, the average price per square foot reached a new high of $362 in the five boroughs, according to a recent survey by Turner & Townsend. Read more

Tom Hallissey No Comments

NY Construction Accidents cause Record Number of Fatalities

The New York construction industry is facing questions about safety after a spike in work-related deaths. In 2016, construction accidents accounted for the highest number of industry fatalities in 14 years, according to a report by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH). Read more

Tom Hallissey No Comments

NYC DOT Rules for Permits Confuse and Anger Contractors

The New York City Department of Transportation has recently begun rejecting contractors’ permit applications due to those documents lacking proof of an insurance policy that covered work above five stories. The new DOT rules appear to apply even to applicants who have no plans to work at that height. Read more