James Delayo, a former inspector for the New York City Dept. of Buildings, has pleaded guilty to taking cash payments in exchange for falsifying paperwork relating to crane inspections and certifying crane-operator exams. He is recommended to receive a two- to six-year prison sentence after being charged with bribe-receiving in the second degree, considered to be a Class C felony. “This is another case where responsibility and safety were trumped by greed,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. “These crimes threaten the industry that built our great city, and this fraud hurts the honest business owners and employees who
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.