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Development Groups Renew Self-Certification Push To Speed Building Permits

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This content was created by David Winzelberg and was published to the Long Island Business News on 2.19.2021.

A coalition of Long Island economic development groups is urging the state to pass legislation establishing a self-certification program for building permit applications and construction documents filed with local governments.

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January US Home Construction Falls 6%; Signs Of Rebound Ahead

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This content was created by The Associated Press of Long Island Business News and was published on 2/29/2021.

U.S. home construction fell 6% in January but applications for building permits, which typically signal activity ahead, rose sharply. The decline pushed home and apartment construction down to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.58 million units last month, compared with 1.68 million in December, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.

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Long Island’s Southampton Casino Construction

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This content was created by Timothy Bolger and was published to the Long Island Press on 2/17/2021.

The Shinnecock Indian Nation is rolling the dice on renewed plans to build a casino, announcing Tuesday that it plans to start building a gaming facility this summer on its Southampton reservation. The Shinnecock, which previously cleared five acres of land to build a casino on tribal land in 2003 and then tried reviving that stalled effort a decade ago after winning federal recognition, is betting it will have better luck now.

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New York City Construction Activity Hits 8-Year Low

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This content was created by Commercial Property Executive (Holly Dutton) and was published on Jan 26, 2021.

New building filings in New York City last year represented a proposed 42.6 million square feet—about a 28 percent decrease in construction activity year-over-year and the lowest figure since 2012, according to the Real Estate Board of New York’s Q4 2020 New Building Construction Pipeline Report.

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3D-printed home on Long Island’s North Shore hits the market for $300,000

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This content was created by The Architects Newspaper and was published on 2/2/2021. Efficient, relatively affordable, and quick-to-build, this 3D-printed hom blends into the housing landscape of Long Island’s East End while also standing apart. (Courtesy SQ4D)

Just an hour east of the first mass-produced suburb in the United States, a new model of affordable, quick-to-build housing has been realized—and is now for sale—in the town of Riverhead on Long Island’s North Shore.

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Construction Defects in New York; Part 6 of 6 – Time Limits

This is a continuing article series on Construction Defects in New York, These include an introduction (part 1), design defects (part 2), defective construction (part 3), improper materials (part 4), improper installations (part 5) and finally important time limitations which apply to seeking legal action for defective construction in New York (part 6).

Although construction litigation can be complex and often requires expert testimony, one of the most complicated areas is simply determining the timeframe a party has to bring forth an action in New York.

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Construction Defects in New York; Part 5 of 6 – Improper Installation

This is a continuing article series on Construction Defects in New York, These include an introduction (part 1), design defects (part 2), defective construction (part 3), improper materials (part 4), improper installations (part 5) and finally important time limitations which apply to seeking legal action for defective construction in New York (part 6).

Construction defects relating to materials can also be based on their installation. If products are installed incorrectly this can result in an unacceptable condition to the project owner.

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Construction Defects in New York; Part 4 of 6 – Improper Materials

This is a continuing article series on Construction Defects in New York, These include an introduction (part 1), design defects (part 2), defective construction (part 3), improper materials (part 4), improper installations (part 5) and finally important time limitations which apply to seeking legal action for defective construction in New York (part 6).

Even where designs are to the correct level of competency and the construction has been performed with due diligence and care, problems may still arise on a project.

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Construction Defects in New York; Part 3 of 6 – Defective Construction

This is a continuing article series on Construction Defects in New York, These include an introduction (part 1), design defects (part 2), defective construction (part 3), improper materials (part 4), improper installations (part 5) and finally important time limitations which apply to seeking legal action for defective construction in New York (part 6).

For a defect to be construction based, it can range in scope from a contractors failure to perform to completion of the project, to gross deviations from the approved construction plans and specifications.

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Construction Defects in New York, Part 2 of 6 – Design Defects

This is a continuing article series on Construction Defects in New York, These include an introduction (part 1), design defects (part 2), defective construction (part 3), improper materials (part 4), improper installations (part 5) and finally important time limitations which apply to seeking legal action for defective construction in New York (part 6).

Defects in construction design demonstrate themselves in various and wide-ranging ways, and sometimes by the actions the defects cause others to do.

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