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2016

December 15, 2016.

New Silica Dust Rules. Silica dust was identified as a deadly hazard over 80 years ago. Now finally, the law is catching up with the realities of science. The new rule is updating 45-year-old standards; the previous exposure limits were wildly outdated. Read about it here. 

December 8, 2016.

Winterizing for Safety. The most important part of winterizing is not in relation to our equipment or even the maintenance of our work sites. It’s the safety of our workers. Read about it here

December 1, 2016.

Trump and the Construction Industry. The economy and the construction industry are intrinsically linked, so while President-elect Trump hasn’t directly addressed every facet of the construction industry, we can look to the implications embedded in his economic agenda. Read about it here

2015

December 14, 2015

The 17-member group, which includes politicians and business reps, will work on the mayor’s pledge to award more than $16 billion to minority and women businesses over the next 10 years.

Mayor de Blasio push for MWBE involvement with City Contracts

December 10, 2015

Two of the new bills would double the penalties assessed to contractors for working without a permit and for violating a stop-work order. Another bill would establish a task force of mayoral agencies, to be led by the Department of Buildings, that would convene regularly to assess the safety risks posed to workers, pedestrians and motorists near construction sites.

Council Bills Seek to Make Construction Less Perilous in New York City

December 1, 2015

Spending in the U.S construction industry has been steadily increasing over the past 11 months and is now at its highest rate since 2007. The growth streak has added to the overall sense of optimism for the construction sector's recovery from the recession.

US Construction Spending Rises to Highest Level in 8 Years