Renderings revealed for Pacific Park additions | A map of supertall skyscrapers in NYC | Video, RFID provide entrance security at construction sites
November 21, 2019
Construction industry news for the New York City metropolitan area
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Renderings revealed for Pacific Park additions
Progress on the Pacific Park megaproject, formerly known as Atlantic Yards, has accelerated with the recent completion of four buildings and two others under construction. TF Cornerstone has shared renderings of two additional buildings at 615 and 595 Dean Street along with a 72,000-square-foot park designed by MNLA.
Curbed (11/19) 
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Project Focus
A map of supertall skyscrapers in NYC
Amy Plitt offers an updated overview of the city's supertall skyscraper boom that will transform the skyline. The map includes an interactive look at the progress on One Vanderbilt, One World Trade Center, 350 Park Avenue, 111 W 57th Street and more.
Curbed/New York (11/20) 
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Innovation & Technology
Video, RFID provide entrance security at construction sites
Triax Technologies and EarthCam have developed a platform that combines video-capture technology and radio-frequency identification to give builders a fuller picture of activity at construction site entrances. Lettire Construction uses the platform at a construction site in New York City to manage gate activity based on RFID data.
RFID Journal (11/19) 
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Survey: AEC sector lacks plans for technology
Seventy percent of architecture, engineering and construction companies surveyed for the 2020 FMI Industry Report say they have no road map for implementing technology. Contractors see the value of data but generally think they have no ability to glean insight from it, the report states.
Construction Dive (11/13) 
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Policy Watch
OSHA emphasizes need for hands-on safety training
OSHA has warned employers against an over-reliance on computer-based training, which by itself isn't enough to meet federal requirements. Online and computer training must be supplemented with interaction between trainees and trainers and "sufficient hands-on training," OSHA said.
EHS Today (11/18) 
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CCA Metro News
Javits Convention Center Expansion Project
Check out this video of the Javits Expansion Project. Union carpenters and contractors are proud to be building the 1.2 million square foot addition of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. This $1.7 billion expansion project will allow the facility, already the busiest convention center in the country, to continue competing for convention and exhibition business that creates $2 billion in annual economic activity and thousands of jobs in New York City.
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Searchable contractor directory
Visit our searchable directory of union carpentry contractors in the New York City metropolitan area. It includes listings of 14 contractor associations and their members, contractors that have union agreements independently or with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, and contractors certified as MWBEs. General building, concrete, wall and ceiling, millwrights, heavy construction, dockbuilders and timbermen, floor coverers, woodwork and cabinetry and more - it's all in one place.
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Editor's Note
CCA Metro SmartBrief will not publish next week
In observance of Thanksgiving, CCA Metro SmartBrief will not publish next week. Publication will resume December 5.
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