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Four Approaches to Building a Data Center

One size rarely fits all—and that’s certainly the case when it comes to building data centers. A uniform design and construction approach will not always apply, as the geographic, functional, financial and other circumstances of a specific project typically influence its direction. There are, however, four key construction approaches that tend to dominate data center development, each with its advantages and challenges. Structure Tone’s Mission Critical leader, Terence Deneny, describes each of those approaches and their pros and cons in a new article in DatacenterDynamics. Read more on the DatacenterDynamics website. Visit the...

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Christopher Shaw Joins Structure Tone as LF Driscoll Healthcare Leader

Healthcare construction specialist Christopher Shaw has joined LF Driscoll Healthcare and the Structure Tone organization as Vice President, Healthcare Leader to oversee the company’s expanding work in the healthcare market. “Healthcare is evolving rapidly and faces many challenges. A mature and accomplished organization with the enthusiasm and drive of keen management will enable us to help more healthcare institutions better serve their communities by adapting their facilities to improve health outcomes and optimize value,” says Bob Mullen, CEO of the Structure Tone organization, which includes LF Driscoll Healthcare. “With his history...

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LEAN MACHINE : Q&A with Sam Spata

An architect by trade, Sam Spata has spent the last 20 years of his career focused on helping the design and construction industry learn how to be “Lean”—officially. As a proponent of the Lean project delivery approach, he helps guide project teams in how to actually apply Lean theories to reduce waste, improve workflow and enhance value. Here Sam explains how Lean has evolved and what it means for modern design and construction.                                 How is the Lean approach different from other building design approaches? Culturally, Lean respects the distinct contributions of each...

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Big Data Making a Big Difference to Sustainability

Businesses are doing more and more to make their work environment as healthy, productive and sustainable as possible. Yet meeting an increasingly higher bar can be a challenge, especially for organizations with expansive buildings and campuses. One company in New Jersey is helping to show how combinations of sustainable approaches and modern data management technologies can make a big difference. Power company NRG is using its new Princeton headquarters to showcase and test how integrated power systems, comprised of the traditional and alternative forms of energy that it recommends to its...

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