The city ramped up enforcement against construction violations following a large number of accidents and deaths on worksites in the past two years.
In February, the Department of Buildings pledged to increase oversight on construction job sites, and a new study shows the agency has acted on that pledge. The month after the announcement, construction violations soared 46.8 percent year-over-year, jumping to 4,004 in March 2016 from 2,727 in March 2015, according to a report by real estate compliance company SiteCompli. Violations continued to grow through June, which saw 3,762 violations that month — a 21-percent increase from June 2015. [more]