Rochester D&C: Outdated Scaffold Law desperately needs reform

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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New York Post: Corey Johnson targets Scaffold Law in plan to fix MTA

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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Amsterdam News: Helping MWBEs insure their success

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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Rochester construction leaders call for end to Scaffold Law

Contractors in Rochester say New York’s Scaffold Law is killing the construction industry. A coalition of construction leaders in Rochester said the law wastes hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars a year, killing jobs in the Rochester area. They also say the law increases construction costs on all projects because it holds building companies 100...
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