Three former New York City project officials indicted in connection with a fatal 2007 fire at a vacant Ground Zero high-rise being cleaned of asbestos and demolished will stand trial on manslaughter and other charges on Jan. 18. A New York state supreme court judge rejected on Oct. 22 motions to dismiss charges. The fire killed two firefighters. Click here to read ruling by Judge Rena K. Uviller. Photo: AP August 2007 fire at former World Trade Center site killed two firefighters. Related Links: Ground Zero Blaze Raises New Questions on Demolition Job Now facing trial related to the Deutsche
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.