Increasing safety requirements for rising construction heights

While the Height of Building Act of 1910 remains in place for the District, the past 10 years have seen rising building heights of construction in both nearby Maryland and Virginia. But with this increase in density and development opportunity comes an increase in safety hazards on and around active construction sites. And frankly, the jurisdictional safety requirements haven’t kept up to neighboring metropolitan areas.

Regional general contractor DAVIS is putting voluntary measures into place…

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