Design / Build

Understanding New York City Local Law 126 and its impact on Manhattan building owners - by Joe DiPompeo

In 2021, New York City put Local Law 126 in place. This is a mandatory ordinance pertaining to parking garages and their structural integrity. Parking structures located within the five boroughs of New York City will be required to undergo an inspection by a Professional Engineer who also holds the Qualified

BTEA’s SAFEBUILD forum shines
light on mental health in construction

Manhattan, NY The Building Trades Employers Association (BTEA), representing 1,200 union contractors in New York, held its annual SAFEBUILD national industry forum designed to promote worker safety and salute firms with best practices. Noting that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)...

Aufgang Architects receives NYS Empire Award

Suffern, NY Ariel Aufgang, AIA, principal of Aufgang Architects was presented with the NYS Empire Award by New York State senator Bill Weber.  The NYS Empire Award is given to companies and organizations that demonstrate unique vision, innovation and contribute to the prosperity and betterment of their communities.

JRM Construction Management completes 40,000 s/f renovation of The 92nd St. Y

Manhattan, NY JRM Construction Management has completed the renovation of The 92nd St. Y, located at 1395 Lexington Ave.  The 40,000 s/f renovation spanned four floors within two connected buildings and included a new theater with a stage, Jezet stadium seating, Robbins athletic wood floors, Barbizon theatrical lighting and controls,

Adejobi of Avant-Garde Network honored by Council of Urban Real Estate

New York, NY Adeola Adejobi, the founder and CEO of Avant-Garde Network, the leading social enterprise company focused on creating opportunities for Black executives and entrepreneurs, has received the Trailblazer Award from C.U.R.E., the Council of Urban Real Estate, at its 32nd annual fundraiser, The Transformation of Real Estate.

Elevate Research Properties completes
construction of West End Labs

Manhattan, NY Elevate Research Properties, the life science subsidiary of Taconic Partners, completed construction of West End Labs, New York’s newest class-A research facility. Located at 125 West End Ave., the $600 million, 400,000 s/f development features lab infrastructure, prebuilt lab suites,

Custom glass from Bendheim solves challenges for Lincoln Center’s new David Geffen Hall

Manhattan, NY Architects specified a wall of custom glass from Bendheim to meet complex challenges at David Geffen Hall, the newly renovated home of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

Skanska-led JV with Halmar awarded $1.24b
JFK central terminal reconstruction contract

Queens, NY Skanska and joint venture partner, Halmar International, LLC, have been awarded a contract by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to carry out the $1.24 billion design and reconstruction of John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Central Terminal area roadways, utilities and ground transportation center (GTC). Parsons Corp. will serve as lead designer to the Skanska Halmar JFK Joint Venture.

Thalle Industries launches Dakota Concrete

Montrose, NY In an expansion move, Thalle Industries has launched Dakota Concrete, expanding its services to concrete products for customers in the Lower Hudson Valley while strengthening Thalle’s competitive position in this key market. Thalle Industries is handling orders and deliveries at 2099 Albany Post Rd.

DXA Studio brings wellness living to 110 North 1st St.

Brooklyn, NY EDRE  Development has launched sales at 110 North 1st St. in Williamsburg. Offering one- to four-bedroom condominiums, the project is bringing high-end residential living to North 1st St. With a base building designed by EDRE Development and interiors by DXA Studio, the seven-story, 38-unit building offers residences with a suite of amenities focused on health and wellness.