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Building Together: Q & A with Linda Foggie of Wells Fargo

February 12th, 2019

image   A seasoned architect, mentor and design and construction lead, Linda Foggie, is the vice president of project management for Wells Fargo’s Northeast markets. Structure Tone is working with Foggie and her team to build Wells Fargo’s 500,000sf New York headquarters at 30 Hudson Yards.

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Taking Coordination to the Next Level: Axalta’s Global Innovation Center

November 26th, 2018

Nine different types of laboratories. Seven demolished buildings. Over 175,000sf of new build. A patented “regenerative thermal oxidizer” unit. And, of course, offices. These are just some of the special features of Axalta’s new Global Innovation Center in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard.

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Structure Tone Philadelphia: Expanded and Enhanced

November 20th, 2018

Since the birth of the nation, Philadelphia has been an anchor of US culture and economy, particularly on the East Coast. That’s why, in 2006, Structure Tone officially opened an office in the City of Brotherly Love, establishing a local team for the firm’s expanding client base. And expand it did.

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Speed, Communication and Consistency: 3D Modeling in the Cloud

November 18th, 2018

By now, nearly everyone in the world of design and construction is using some form of building information modeling, from architects and engineers to general contractors and their subs. But because each of these players has different programs, different tools and different capabilities, working a project through the BIM process can sometimes get clunky.

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Scheduling in the Digital Age: Q&A with Paul Gabriel of Aegis

November 14th, 2018

Technology has long played a key role for project controls and scheduling consultants like Aegis. But when the company joined the team building Penn Medicine’s new pavilion project, the need to innovate and collaborate through technology became that much more important.

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VIRTUAL MASTER: THE EVOLVING ROLE OF VDC

November 7th, 2018

In the early days of virtual design and construction (VDC), it was seen as a differentiator, an edge for firms like Pavarini McGovern (PMG), who were pushing the limits of technology and innovation. But times have changed. Today’s clients have come to expect VDC in every stage of the project.

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ADVANCED METRICS: Unilever’s High-Tech Ultra-Sustainable HQ

November 5th, 2018

“Together we can change how the world does business.” That’s the big, bold message greeting visitors to Unilever’s website. In their newly renovated US headquarters, the global consumer goods company is quite visibly working toward that goal.

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3D PRINTING FOR PROBLEM SOLVING

October 24th, 2018

As 3D printing technology has evolved, the continued applications for design and construction have evolved along with it. What has been primarily used as a presentation tool—essentially an easier and faster version of the traditional architectural model—has become something more.

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Digital Transformation: How Technology Is Changing the Industry

October 21st, 2018

In the fast-paced world of construction technology, staying ahead of the curve is the only way to stay in the game. Structure Tone’s vice president of information technology, Terry Robbins, gathered four of the sharpest minds in construction tech to share their insights at Structure Tone’s annual board retreat: Zach Aarons, cofounder and partner at MetaProp, Allen Emerick, digital advisor and architect at Microsoft, Joseph Joseph, head of the design technology studio at Gensler and Robert Otani, chief technology officer at Thornton Tomasetti Inc. The discussion centered on the digitization of the AEC industry and how technology is reframing the way the industry serves its clients. Here are some highlights.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Business in London

October 19th, 2018

Oh What-a-Night! 🎵   Thanks to all who made it to Structure Tone London’s 30th Anniversary celebration! The event went off without a hitch, complete with plenty of good food, good friends and good cheer.

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Tech on Display: Red Hat Boston

October 11th, 2018

“It’s all about being open and collaborative.” So said Jan Mark Holzer, senior consulting engineer at technology firm Red Hat, while giving a tour of the company’s new Boston offices. While his comment referred to the office design, he may as well have been talking about Red Hat’s business itself.

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This is the Year of Engineering

August 13th, 2018

  This is the Year of Engineering by Mark Jones, MEP Executive, Structure Tone International   No doubt there are many engineers who recall the historic moment of a parent saying, “Don’t think you will be sitting at home all day when you finish school; you must get a trade.

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A Global Mission for Xylem, Inc.

July 19th, 2018

As a water technology provider, Xylem understands the importance of sustaining our planet’s natural resources. The company’s name, in fact, comes from the vascular tissue in plants that transports water from the roots to the leaves.

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The Key to Construction Process Success? Pre-Construction

June 6th, 2018

In my 22 years in construction on both the client and contractor side,  it is clear to me that the aim of any client and project team has remained simple: to be as efficient as possible.   What is one of the most effective ways to achieve that goal? The pre-construction processes.

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WELL Done: Delos’ New York Headquarters

May 5th, 2018

In just a few short years, Delos has established itself as a pioneer in creating indoor spaces that promote human health and wellness. Most notably, the company helped develop the WELL Building Standard, the first rating system to focus attention on the health of the people who live or work inside a building.

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FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

October 11th, 2017

Today’s open-plan, light and bright workplace trends can be a challenge for companies who deal in highly confidential projects. With its new San Antonio offices, however, a large management consulting and technology firm faced that challenge head on, embracing a modern, open office without sacrificing discretion.

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BOUNCING BACK IN BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK

October 11th, 2017

It’s not often that a company known for building high rises gets to work on a piece of public infrastructure. But that was exactly the case when Pavarini McGovern joined the team working to modify Brooklyn’s Squibb Park Bridge.

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Power to the People

August 4th, 2017

Southwest Airlines is clear about one thing: they put people first. In fact, the company’s stated purpose is to “connect people to what is important in their lives.” That purpose extends to their employees too.

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Born Again: Bringing the Boston Park Plaza Back to Life

May 15th, 2017

The Boston Park Plaza Hotel has seen a lot in its 90 years. Built in 1927, then as The Statler Hotel, the hotel made waves not only as the largest in New England, but also as the first to put radios and built-in closets in every room.

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Special Delivery in a Historic Building

May 10th, 2017

A historic transformation is underway in Holmdel, New Jersey—and it may just change the future of suburban office complexes. Somerset Development is leading the reinvention of the historic Bell Labs, where such technological wonders as long-distance television, the laser, and cell phones were invented.

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