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[16 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

Turner & Townsend has appointed Stephen Gibson as director of cost management for its New York office, Turner & Townsend Ferzan Robbins.
Gibson has worked in a number of prominent roles across three continents for Turner & Townsend during his 25-year career with the consultancy.
He joins the New York team from Shanghai, where he led a number of major retail and pharmaceutical projects.
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E-J Electric Installation Company announced Dave T. Ferguson as the company’s general manager of the Roadway Division.
Ferguson brings over 25 years of experience in construction, traffic signal, street lighting …

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[16 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Work starts on Fisher Bros. new apartment tower

Fisher Brothers announced Monday that construction has begun on its new 36-story luxury residential tower, 225 East 39th Street.

Designed by Handel Architects, the The LEED-designed building will feature 372 rental homes.

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[16 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Muss planning $43M hotel upgrade

Brooklyn’s largest hotel, the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, is to get a $43 million makeover.

Developed and co-owned by Muss Development, the hotel will be transformed it both physically and in the way it serves guests.

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[16 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the designation of 12 brownfield opportunity areas in economically-challenged communities across New York State.
The Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program helps local communities establish revitalization strategies that return dormant and blighted areas into productive areas to spur economic development.
The designation is based upon plans of varying focus that reflect local conditions, and projects receiving this designation are given priority status for grants and additional Brownfield Cleanup Program tax credit incentives.
“By designating these sites as brownfield opportunity areas, we are helping to reimagine their potential as vibrant parts …

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[16 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

The government’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been accused under-estimating the cost of new safety regulations by a staggering $4.5 billion a year.
According to the Construction Industry Safety Coalition, OSHA’s proposed new silica standards for U.S. construction industry will cost the industry $5 billion per year.
Crystalline silica is a basic component of soil, sand and granite. Inhalation of very small particles puts workers at risk for silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and kidney disease.  OSHA released a proposed rule to protect workers exposed to respirable …

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[16 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Spector Group, a leading New York-based architecture and interior design firm, announced several plans for 2015.
The firm is increasing its commitment to charitable giving, a hallmark of Spector’s business model since its inception in 1965, with a targeted year-round campaign.
It has also launched a new tagline — “designing forward” — and a commemorative logo to go with it.
Spector Group Founder Michael Harris Spector, FAIA, noted that watching the company grow has been both an exciting and humbling journey.
“When I launched Spector Group out of …

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[16 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

Racanelli Construction Company has been awarded a $12 million project to construct a new Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) Training Facility on Randall’s Island.
Racanelli Construction will be serving as a design/builder on the estimated 14,972 s/f, one-floor facility with attic.
The facility will be built from a pre-fabricated, industrious steel building system manufactured by Butler Manufacturing.
The scope of the project consists of all required professional design and construction services, along with related activities for the relocation of an existing training facility to the new pre-engineered building.
This will entail all site …

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[16 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

Westbeth Center for the Arts announced that it has reached the halfway mark in its current $6 million building repair and reconstruction project at the historic, 13-building artists’ live/work complex.
This is in addition to the millions more spent recovering from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.
Sandy flooded the complex’s basement and destroyed hundreds of pieces of artwork that were placed in storage by residents.
It also knocked out vital mechanical, electrical, heating and plumbing infrastructure, including a brand-new $2.3 million boiler system.
The complex’s ownership responded by investing more than …

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[16 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

Jaros, Baum & Bolles (JB&B) announced that the firm was awarded the prestigious Empire Award for their work on One World Trade Center at the 2015 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Gala held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on March 28, 2015.
Professionals and chief executives of the firm gathered with over 700 of their industry peers for the awards ceremony.
The Empire Award is granted to the best overall project designed and constructed in New York State.
A distinguished panel of judges representing a variety of professions selected JB&B’s work on One World …

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[16 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

Polly Trottenberg, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation, made a special presentation at The Avenue of the Americas Association March membership meeting at Gensler on March 25.
Building owners and Fortune 100 tenants of the major buildings along the Avenue of Americas gathered to hear the commissioner highlight the department’s goals and achievements for the year, such as keeping the system in a state of good repair, and mobility and connecting neighborhoods.
Some of the department’s recent notable accomplishments include having the lowest number of pedestrian deaths in NYC …

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