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New York City Agencies Gain Design-Build Authority
The New York State legislature approved a new law that grants design-build authority to "all sorts" of New York City agencies: the Departments of Design and Construction, Environmental Protection, Transportation and Parks and Recreation, as well as the School Construction Authority, New York City Health and Hospitals and the New York City Housing Authority.
Will Bredderman reports on the new state law, describing the effect as a long-time goal of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. "The power allows the city to issue a single request for proposal and contract for the engineering and construction of certain capital projects—which advocates argue enhances coordination, reduces bureaucratic hang-ups and slashes costs," explains Bredderman.
- New York
- Government / Politics
- Urban Development
- New York City
- Departments of Design and Construction
- Environmental Protection
- Transportation and Parks and Recreation
- as well as the School Construction Authority
- New York City Health and Hospitals
- New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)