Public Projects Week: Seth Pinsky

Written by Michael Gareth Johnson on . Posted in Latest, News, Real Estate/Construction, Video

Seth Pinsky, former President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation and now a fund manager at RXR Realty Corp, discusses the impact climate change is having on the efforts to rebuild in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy  in the first installment of our special week-long  series looking at upcoming construction projects and federal, state and city policies surrounding public works.… [More]

Parents of Killed Construction Worker Defend State’s Scaffold Law

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Labor/Unions, News, Real Estate/Construction, Transportation, Trials/Hearings

As supporters and opponents of the state’s Scaffold Law gear up for a battle in Albany next year, the parents of a worker killed at a New York City construction site are calling on state legislators to keep the law on the books in order to prevent similar accidents. The law imposes an “absolute liability” standard on contractors and property owners for gravity-related injuries at a construction site. Critics argue that the law fails to account for worker behavior and… [More]