It costs exponentially more to build in New York than it does in any other state. Not only does that hurt the business environment, it hurts the entire community.
New York City, New York (PRWEB) September 12, 2013
“It costs exponentially more to build in New York than it does in any other state,” says Joseph Rigazio, CEO of Talisen Construction. “Not only does that hurt the business environment, it hurts the entire community as tax revenues are lost when developers take their projects to less costly building environments. We have to talk about why this is happening.”
On Thursday, October 3rd, Talisen Construction will be hosting a free informational webinar for New York building owners, owner’s reps, property managers, general contractors, and subcontractors. Entitled “Falling Down: NY’s Scaffold Law Makes It Cost More To Build In NYC Than Anywhere Else In the Country”, this educational session will feature legal expert Tom Stebbins and insurance professional James Fenniman discussing how the Scaffold Law impacts the construction trade and what needs to be done to level the playing field for NYC builders.
“It’s vital that we see change in this area,” Rigazio says. “New York is the only state in the nation that continues to have an absolute liability standard which cripples development and economic growth and could be changed to a more moderate and balanced position. We’re seeing states that have changed this law and have economies that bounce back faster and more robustly than New York. A simple legislative change could alter the whole situation.”
Interested professionals can register for the Falling Down webinar by visiting Talisen’s website. There will be an extensive Q&A session after the presentation to help NYC construction professionals learn what they can do to help change NY’s business-busting Scaffold Law.