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First Responders: Healthcare Construction in a Pandemic

September 22nd, 2020

COVID-19 upended the way we all live and work. But nothing compares to the impact it has had on the healthcare sector. Not only were healthcare workers on the front lines sacrificing their health to battle the virus, but healthcare facilities and processes had to be entirely reconfigured to care for patients and protect against further infection. 

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Managing the New, Virtual Jobsite

September 16th, 2020

While BIM and other tools have gradually helped bring virtual collaboration into construction, much of the process has continued to be done in person. But COVID-19 changed everything. With limitations on who can be on-site, virtual collaboration has become critical to keeping projects moving forward.

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SHARING AND CARING: Govan Brown’s Return-to-Work Strategy

September 14th, 2020

As COVID-19 shifted what a “workplace” should look like, organizations across the globe have mobilized to pull together new protocols and practices for their workspaces as they consider when and how to bring back staff. In April, the Govan Brown team began discussing this very challenge with clients, many of whom really weren’t sure how to approach their return.

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TEAMWORK AT ITS BEST: Communication and Collaboration on the Job

September 4th, 2020

As cities across the globe implemented stay-at-home orders and limited public activities, the construction industry (among many others) was contending with a slew of unknowns. Do we need to shut down our jobsites? Where do we find PPE? How do we practice social distancing in the confines of our sites?

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UPDATING AN ICON: 1735 Market Street

July 14th, 2020

With 54 stories conveniently located in Philly’s central business district, Silverstein Properties’ 1735 Market Street is the perfect home for any high-end corporate office—and in the last eight years, Structure Tone Philadelphia has fit out quite a few. From 12,000sf showrooms to 100,000sf office spaces, Structure Tone’s Philly team has transformed 19 floors within this popular high-rise.

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TECH TOWN: Govan Brown Opens New Kitchener, Ontario Office

July 10th, 2020

You might not know it, but a small city in Ontario, Canada is rapidly becoming a mini Silicon Valley. About an hour and a half west of Toronto, Kitchener is seeing an influx of investment by technology firms. In fact, in the 2019 Deloitte “Technology Fast 50” list, the three fastest-growing Canadian tech companies are all from the Waterloo/Kitchener Region.

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CONTINUOUS LOGISTICS: Hildene Capital Management

July 2nd, 2020

Building trusting relationships and long-standing partnerships with their clients is a focus for Connecticut-based Hildene Capital Management. After relocating to a new, beautiful Stamford office, they have added another partner—Pavarini North East—to their impressive list. Hildene is a fairly young firm who wanted to look “different” from a traditional investment company.

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GLOBAL PARTNERS

July 2nd, 2020

While STOBG has worked with clients across the globe nearly since the beginning, the company formally established a team to connect those managing national accounts so they could leverage each other’s knowledge, expertise, and experience in different locations. Robert Leon, Global Services executive vice president, and David McCormack, vice president, are two such leaders in the Global Services team. Here they explain how this approach benefits our clients and strengthens relationships.

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Strengthening Families in Massachusetts

July 2nd, 2020

Nearly 150 miles west of Boston is Berkshire County, Massachusetts, a picturesque mountain community and frequent tourist destination. But without an urban center nearby, jobs can be hard to come by, as can resources for struggling families.

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UPGRADES, REPLACEMENTS, RENOVATIONS, RELOCATIONS Atlantic Health Systems

July 2nd, 2020

Sometimes what seems like a small courtesy can lead to big things down the road. A few years ago, for example, Structure Tone’s New Jersey team assisted Atlantic Health System (AHS) with some budgeting for proposed projects..

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BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS: Oxford Properties, London

July 2nd, 2020

As the real estate investment arm of OMERS, one of Canada’s largest pension plans, Oxford Properties has become a leader in real estate investment, development, and management in Canada, the US, and Europe.

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A STATELY RELATIONSHIP: Ajax and the Florida Department of Management Services

July 2nd, 2020

Ajax Building Company has been working with the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) for over 30 years. In that many years of working together, they have seen it all—from simple waterproofing repairs to massive campus redevelopments.

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BUILDING TOGETHER: Joining Forces at GreenStreet

July 1st, 2020

From retail and entertainment areas to top-tier dining and office space, GreenStreet—a mixed-use destination located in the heart of Downtown Houston—truly has it all. But with a variety of tenants and patrons to consider, construction within this four-city-block development is bound to run a little smoother when it’s familiar territory.

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THE VALUE OF PARTNERSHIP: Q&A with Iron Mountain

April 8th, 2020

Iron Mountain Incorporated is a global business dedicated to storing, protecting, and managing physical and digital information. Read how the company manages a large portfolio of corporate real estate.

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RELATIONSHIP CULTURE: Adobe and BCCI Construction Company

April 3rd, 2020

Founded in 1982 in the technology hub of Silicon Valley, Adobe is one of the founding fathers of today’s thriving tech industry. Since those early days, the tech industry has revolutionized the way we work, particularly when it comes to the workplace itself. 

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SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF: STO Special Projects Team

April 1st, 2020

As any property owner knows, improvement construction projects come in all shapes and sizes. A company may need a 250,000sf headquarters relocation—or simply to replace the carpet in their current space. That’s why STO’s New York office developed its Special Projects team, a group of seasoned construction professionals who tackle the often smaller, sometimes unique real estate needs of clients.

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Indeed’s Dublin HQ

March 31st, 2020

US-based Indeed, an employment search-engine firm, put down roots in Dublin, Ireland in 2012 and hasn’t looked back. After originally opening a small office at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay along the River Liffey, the firm has continued to expand at an incredible rate, establishing Dublin as its HQ for operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

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FLYING HIGH: American Airlines’ Expansive HQ

March 26th, 2020

Averaging 6,700 flights a day that reach hundreds of destinations across the US, American Airlines is one of the nation’s top choices when it comes to air travel—yet their headquarters hadn’t been revamped in nearly three decades. Armed with a clear goal and 300 acres of land in Fort Worth, Texas, the company set out to build a cutting-edge campus for their global operations.

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Tribeca Transformation

March 24th, 2020

Since it was built over 100 years ago, 15 Laight Street in NYC’s Tribeca neighborhood has housed just about everything, from warehouse space and fashion studios to the Tribeca Film Festival’s original headquarters. Now the building is being reimagined yet again as a Class A commercial building to bring high-end, tailored office space to the resurging area.

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A Lifetime of Quality Care

March 17th, 2020

One of LF Driscoll’s long-term clients is Penn Medicine, which oversees a system of six acute hospitals and hundreds of outpatient centers across the greater Philadelphia region. Decades of experience working on their facilities has allowed LFD and Penn Medicine to forge a trusting partnership that helps them achieve their goals.

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