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Complying with the Rules and Regulations on the Practice of Architecture; Part 1 of 2 – Requirements & Duties of Maintaining your Architectural License.

This is a continuing article series regarding Compliance with the Rules and Regulations on the Practice of Architecture. These include two topics, Requirements & Duties of Maintaining your Architectural License (Part 1), and Disciplinary Actions and Revocation of your Architectural License (Part 2).

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Construction Starts Continued To Lag In October

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This content was created by and was published to the Long Island Business News on November 24th, 2020.

The number of New York-area construction starts decreased in October, as the number of starts still pale in comparison with a year ago. There were more than $2.827 billion in construction starts in the New York area in Oct. 2020, 14 percent less than the $3.28 billion in construction starts recorded in Oct. 2019, according to the latest report from Dodge Data & Analytics.

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The Risks of Hiring Non-Local Subcontractors or Suppliers

Hiring a non-local subcontractor can lead to unanticipated issues for a contractor that otherwise could have been avoided if a local sub or supplier were hired instead.  Additionally, events that would ordinarily not seem to be an issue when using a local subcontractor, such as arranging an in-person meeting, have the potential to become much more complicated when trying to coordinate with an non-local subcontractor or supplier.  Keep reading for some important risks that homeowners and contractors should be aware of if contemplating hiring a non-local subcontractor or supplier.

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Wind Developers Present Plan For Fire Island Power Cable

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This content was written by and was published by the WSHU on November 18th, 2020.

Developers of an offshore wind farm near eastern Long Island presented a plan to bring power to Long Island through a cable that would make landfall at Smith Point County Park on Fire Island.

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What About the Neighbors? How Contractor Liability Can Extend to Neighbors

 

Are contractors responsible for the impacts of their work on neighboring residents? Oftentimes, they are. This is especially true in densely populated urban areas where literally hundreds of people could be affected by a project only fifty feet away. Some of the principles in these cases are outlined below.

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Models Completed At New Townhouse Community

Long Island Construction Law did not create this content. This was created by David Winzelberg and was published to the Long Island Business News on November 11th, 2020. Rendering by Kensington Estates.

Developers have unveiled two new models at a new 55-and-over residential community that straddles the border between Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Currently under construction, the gated community called Kensington Estates will have 80 townhouses on the 18.6-acre site at the intersection of Jericho Turnpike and Plainview Road, which touches both Huntington and Woodbury. However, the official address of the property is 496 Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury.

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5 Reasons to Consider Arbitration for Your Construction Dispute

 

In a recent client conference, I was asked, “So what is arbitration, anyhow?” In the context of a construction claim or in seeking to prevent such a claim, there are several significant advantages that arbitration can provide in lieu of litigation. In today’s challenging business environment, this signifies awareness of the various options available that could make an important impact on your business’ circumstance.

Briefly stated, arbitration is a private, informal process by which all parties agree, in writing, to submit their dispute to one or more impartial persons authorized to resolve the controversy by rendering a final and binding award.[i] What makes this process unique is the ability, with some advance consideration, to customize and tailor the dispute resolution process to suit the needs of the company.

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All NYC Construction Projects Searchable with Interactive Online Map

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This content was created by AMNY and was published August 22. To view all of Abigail Weinberg’s articles, please click here.

“NYC Department of Building’s Active Major Construction tool is an interactive map and dashboard that provides real-time insight into all currently active major construction sites. Buildings on the map are categorized by square footage, estimated cost, and proposed dwelling units with larger points denoting higher values. Click on any of the points to get more details as well as a direct link to the permit info on DOB’s Building Information System (BIS). The sidebar also contains various interactive filters.” – NYC Department of Buildings.

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The Specific Jobs & Duties of an Architect

Whether you are planning on renovating your commercial property, residential property, or even investment property, hiring an architect is a step in the right direction.  Many clients think architects have one responsibility – to draw up plans and blueprints.  However, this could not be farther than the truth.  Architects take on many different tasks and procedures beyond the scope of creating plans and blueprints.  Keep reading to find out alternative duties that an architect may be tasked with.

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New York City Construction Forecast Remains Strong

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This was written by Ingrid Tunberg and was published to Globe Street on October 14, 2020.

NEW YORK – According to New York Building Congress’ Construction Outlook 2020-2022 report, 2020 construction spending is forecasted to exceed actual spending from eight of the past 10 years, despite the impacts of COVID-19.

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