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March 2019
By Rick Herman, CEO Rochester Homebuilders’ Association Imagine a roof worker sawed a hole around himself on the job, fell through and broke his leg. Let’s say the construction company he works for trained him beyond all requirements, provided safety equipment and had an expert patrolling the worksite to warn of danger. Is it fair...
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Council Speaker Corey Johnson has targeted a sacred cow in his plan to reform the MTA: New York’s much-maligned Scaffold Law, which critics say boosts insurance costs for transit projects and on other construction in New York State by hundreds of millions of dollars. The Scaffold Law assigns 100 percent liability on owners and contractors...
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By Rohan Defreitas, CEO of Crescent Consulting I have been a consultant for minority- and woman-owned businesses in the construction industry for 33 years. The better part of my career has been spent working with small construction business leaders, listening to their concerns, helping them manage their struggles and maximizing their successes. So it’s encouraging...
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