Wednesday, April 27, 2011

For Construction Safety Week, Department of Buildings leads visit to Atlantic Yards arena site; videos show perspective on construction

Yesterday, as part of Construction Safety Week and the "Experience is Not Enough" campaign, the city Department of Buildings (DOB) offered a tour to the press of the Barclays Center site, aiming to remind workers and others about safe construction practices throughout the city.

The arena site was chosen not because it's been the site of major problems but rather an a site where there's been good communication between workers/managers and the DOB.

Here a reports from NY1, CBS radio, the Architect's Newspaper, and the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, which is by far the most detailed, pointing, for example, to three phases: excavation, foundation work and erection of steel.

I shot a few videos. Below, Deputy Commissioner Eugene Corcoran of the Department of Buildings speaks to the press. (Yes, the audio is obscured because of the significant noise of the site and my imperfect equipment.)



Below, a series of segments showing views of the site and an interview with the DOB's Eyal Amos, who describes the department's work at the site, and said there was good communication and no major violations.

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