Category Archives: Business News

City’s Construction Giants Face Criminal Probe for Billing Fraud

Excerpt of an article from WNYC: Months after one of the city’s biggest construction giants agreed to pay nearly $60 million for inflating costs on … Continue Reading

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NLRB’s “Quickie Election” Rule Deemed Invalid for Lack of Quorum

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB or Board) new rule revising election procedures in union representation cases is invalid, the U.S. District Court for the … Continue Reading

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D.C. Circuit: Limit for OSHA Violations Is Six Months, Not Five Years

Excerpt of an article from the Legal Times: In a case closely watched by the business community, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. … Continue Reading

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Is LEED Construction Less Safe Than Traditional Construction?

Excerpt of an article from The Builders Council Blog: A new study says that some LEED credits might carry an additional risk of worker injury … Continue Reading

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Construction Starts Plunged 31% Last Year

Excerpt of an article from Crain’s New York Business: The value of construction starts in New York City fell 31% last year, largely as a … Continue Reading

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Skidmore Design’s 30-Story Window Helps Skyscraper ‘Breathe’

Excerpt of an article from the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicago architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP has designed a building with a lung. You might … Continue Reading

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Builders: Keep Settlements Secret in NY Crane Fall

Excerpt of an article from the Wall Street Journal: NEW YORK — A developer and a builder are fighting to keep the public from seeing … Continue Reading

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NLRB Issues Final Rule on “Quickie” Elections

The National Labor Relations Board on December 22 issued a final rule revising procedures in cases where a union files a petition for an election to … Continue Reading

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2012 Games Employ 40,000 Construction Workers

Excerpt of an article from CNBC: Ten percent of the 40,000 construction workers employed for the 2012 Olympic Games in London were previously out of … Continue Reading

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Fifth Avenue’s New Anchor

Excerpt of an article from the Wall Street Journal: Thor Equities is planning to build a new retail, hotel and residential complex in midtown, giving … Continue Reading

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