SOURCE: Milrose Consultants
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 3, 2012) - As the summer season shifts into full gear, many cities across the United States are experiencing extreme, and in some cases even record-breaking, high temperatures. Now, more than ever, people are depending on utility companies and air conditioning units to keep the cool air turned on -- but residents of New York have suddenly found their own comfort levels in question, following a workforce strike at Consolidated Edison, one of the region's leading utility companies. The Con Ed strike has led to more than 8,000 unionized workers being sent home, following the breakdown of contract negotiations at the beginning of July. This workforce crisis has drawn the attention of residents all across New York, including the professional zoning and building code experts at Milrose Consultants.
According to the New York Times, roughly 5,000 managers -- including many retired Con Ed employees, called back into action to ward off this crisis -- will be stepping in to fill the role of the 8,000 unionized employees who have been locked out. According to the Times, however, these managers "might not have the numbers or the training to keep up if the hot weather and the increased demand for air-conditioning created major power failures."
The incident has drawn the attention of New York City municipal experts Milrose Consultants. "Already, we are seeing an increase in the number of requests for temporary mobile generators," the company reported with a statement to the press. "These types of emergency vehicles need approval from the Department of Transportation, as well as from the Bureau of Electrical Control. Fuel storage is also a concern."
The company expressed the possibility that, without a satisfying resolution, this strike could ultimately hinder future construction and development opportunities in the city. "Depending on the duration, the Con Ed strike may affect not only current projects, but also future construction," says the Milrose Consultants press release. "We are checking with our industry contacts to determine how the situation may impact current work and future projects."
Milrose Consultants is a company renowned for its expertise in the municipal zoning, permitting, and building process, not just in New York but also in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and other areas. The company's statement comes with advice for those affected by the strike -- particularly developers and contractors. "For those who have planned construction work, contact your Con Ed representative to determine the effect on your projects," says the Milrose Consultants press statement.
The firm concludes its press statement with a sincere wish for a prompt resolution -- for the sake of everyone involved. "We're hopeful that both parties will reach a mutually beneficial agreement for the benefit of all those in the Con Ed service area," concludes the Milrose Consultants statement. The firm plans to monitor the situation and keep its clients informed.
Milrose Consultants is a leader in municipal permit expediting and building code consulting in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. One of the largest municipal expediting firms in the country, the company provides turnkey solutions for all of its clients' needs. Milrose Consultants' degree of expertise, as well as their commitment to service, sets the firm apart. The company assists clients in every phase of the permitting and construction process.