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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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MAKING HISTORY: Penn Medicine’s newest hospital sets Philadelphia record

Record Setting Numbers 14 straight hours of pouring 6,540 cubic yards of concrete 650 concrete trucks 4 pump stations 120+ personnel 950 tons of reinforcing steel It isn’t even completed yet and the Penn Medicine Pavilion is already breaking records. From Friday, July 7 to Saturday, July 8, 2017, construction crews poured the building’s concrete foundation, making it the largest single concrete pour in city history. Over the course of 14 straight hours, crews continuously poured approximately 6,540 cubic yards of concrete onto the site, requiring more than 650 concrete trucks, 4...

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GIVING BACK: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society

There’s nothing like a shared cause to bring people together in ways they might not have expected. That’s certainly Structure Tone’s experience when it comes to supporting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This year's race honored Chris Gallo of KPMG (third from right) For decades the Society’s New York City-Southern New York Chapter has worked to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in the five boroughs of New York City and surrounding counties. Through a number of fundraising events and drives, the organization works with the community to...

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