The New York Times reports three employees of Testwell Laboratories, the city’s leading concrete-testing firm, are being tried in the State Supreme Court in Manhattan, accused of bypassing proper steel and concrete tests at many major construction projects throughout the city. The company itself has also been charged. An assistant district attorney was quoted saying the “defendants just signed off on dummied-up reports.”

One of the Testwell employees is accused of knowingly allowing uncertified inspectors to do concrete tests at construction sites.

The trial is focusing on a number of construction projects, including the new Yankee Stadium, the Freedom Tower, new buildings at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Jet Blue terminal at Kennedy Airport.  Article posted in LandscapeOnline.com.