Over the past month there has been a great deal of press attention to the fate of the Skypicker, the innovative crane I designed to make aspects of construction safer and less expensive.
Business magazine Crain's New York Business investigates why an innovative, compact crane called the "Skypicker" is not allowed to operate in the city after multiple successful runs on a Manhattan Construction site
Key program to produce affordable housing is losing out to myopic and selfish pleading by organized labor
IBO rechecks its data and says the added burden is a whopping 23%
Using union labor to build affordable housing under the mayor’s ambitious program will be almost twice as costly as previously estimated.
The bottom line: 23% more, or $4.2 billion, which works out to $80,000 per unit.
In January, the […]
While white workers in unionized construction make $29.44 per hour on average, black workers make $23.70. That’s almost 20% less than their white colleagues.