In 2018, the construction industry in New York generated $84 billion, contributing 10% of the city’s total economic output. Though the construction sector in most states is yet to recover since the 2008 depression, it is thriving in New York, despite the COVID-19 Pandemic.
There are many state and private long-term construction projects going on, during the COVID-19 pandemic and more are set to come. Many construction companies such as Mckissack & McKissack, Skanska, Aecom-Tishman, Aecom Hunt, Navillus Contracting, CCA Civil, Halmar International LLC, Dragados USA, John P Picone Incorporated, EJ Electric Installation Co., have committed to support the growth of the Certified Empire State Development (ESD) NYS and/or Port Authority New York and New Jersey Minorities and Women in Business Enterprise (MWBE) Program, in an effort to promote diversity in construction. With these two ingredients in place, there are numerous opportunities for women and minority-owned businesses.
The JFK Redevelopment Program
Traffic at JFK airport is projected to increase over the coming years. The $13 billion JFK redevelopment program was launched to transform it into a leading global airport. Preliminary plans and pre-construction has commenced in 2020 and scheduled to finish in 2025.
Once completed, the four million square miles added to the North and South Sides of the airport will increase the airport’s annual capacity by 15 million. Other notable features will include:
- Expansion of the taxiway and gate capacity
- Streamlined roadway access and centralized ground transportation
- State of the art security
The JFK Redevelopment Community Information Center provides virtual partner outreach days. The projects consist of Queens Air Services Development Office (ASDO), The New Terminal One, JFK Millennium Partners, American Airlines, Delta/JFKIAT. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, along with its partners, is keen to support diversity in construction.
Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project
The Long Island railroad third track aims to ease road congestion and offer an improved and safer train service. Though the project commenced in 2018, it is expected to be completed in 2022.
In addition to the track being laid, the project will involve other transformative work such as:
- Construction of parking garages
- Renovation of rail bridges
- Construction of retaining walls
- Removal of eight street-level grade crossings
There are numerous opportunities for MWBEs as well as Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOBs) to come in as sub-contractors.
Local Law 11 Contracts
The Façade Inspection Safety Program (FISP), popularly known as Local Law 11, was put in place to make buildings safe for residents and passers-by. Under the law, the facades of all buildings that are six stories or more above the basement must be inspected periodically.
If any damage or deficiency is identified, façade restoration must be done, and another inspection conducted. Violations to the Local 11 Law result in stiff fines and penalties as well as a court hearing at the Environmental Control Board (ECB).
To avoid such ramifications, building owners have inspections and improvements done regularly. This then creates many opportunities for minority-owned construction companies.
Jamaica Capacity Improvements Project
Improvement of the Jamaica Station is one of the projects designed to improve the rail network and decongest roads. The $380 million upgrade will involve laying of additional tracks, adding a platform for riders, a 14-story mid-rise, and a 30-story high-rise.
The high-rise will have both commercial and residential space, whereas the mid-rise will have 120 affordable housing units. Due to the scale of the project, there will be many opportunities for local workers and special interest groups.
Precision HealthCare Contributes to Safety in Construction and MWBE Diversity
Every year, approximately 1,000 people die and thousands more injured at construction sites. However, many of these accidents can be avoided. By ensuring your team undergoes safety training, you can avoid unnecessary fines and liabilities and prevent any injuries. Also, improving worksite safety helps reduce overall costs.
Precision’s team of professionals have certification with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) authorized outreach trainers, Board of Certified Safety Professionals, American Board of Industrial Hygiene, NYC Buildings Site Safety Manager. Along with our clinicians and support staff we provide:
- OSHA Training – Live
- OSHA Training – Remote/Online
- CPR Training
- On-Site Medics
- On-Ste Drug Alcohol Test
- On-Site DOT Drug Alcohol Test
- Critical PPE – Masks, n95, kn95, 3Ply, Gloves, Sanitizer
We are proud to support the MTA with the LIRR Expansion Project and other projects in construction. Precision is certified with the following diversity classifications:
To learn more visit https://www.precisionhcc.com/construction-osha-saftey-training-and-onsite-medics/ or contact Vanessa Best firstname.lastname@example.org (516) 771-7554