Technology Advances a Traditionally Slow-Moving Industry

Technology Advances a Traditionally Slow-Moving Industry

Many believe the construction industry has been slow to adapt to technology. While traditional building methods have gotten us to where we are today, modern advancements will take us into the future. Technological advances in equipment and software will contribute …

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Talisen Spotlight: Daniel Giurgiuman

Our Director of Communications, Andrew Knox, recently had a quick conversation with Talisen Construction’s Director of Vendor Management and IT Operations, Daniel Giurgiuman, about his start with Talisen, what his current role has evolved into, as well as some insights …

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The Future of the Growing NYC Life Sciences Construction is 3D Laser Scanning

3D Laser Scanning has grown dramatically in recent years, allowing construction professionals to capture complex environments at high resolution quickly. It is particularly useful for Life Science Projects as New York has a rapidly growing life science ecosystem. The life …

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What Contractors Can Do to Aid in NYC Diversity & Inclusion

It is time. It is time for the construction industry to embrace inclusion and create diverse teams to help businesses grow and support individuals from all facets of life. While in some ways construction is more diverse than it has …

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Talisen People Spotlight: Assistant Project Manager Christopher Yanaranop

Our level of quality starts and ends with our team. Since 2009, Talisen Construction has employed some of the industry’s brightest, most talented, and most hard-working people. And over the years, we’ve shared stories about Talisen’s company culture and how …

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Team Talisen Rides Back to the Beach in 2022

Ride a Bike, Make a Difference New York City – With nearly 600,000 miles biked across seven of the country’s biggest cities, Bike to the Beach returns to New York City for their yearly 100-mile bike ride. Bike to the …

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Talisen is Building for the Future with Vendor Data

The construction sector is changing, and with so many processes and management of various vendors, there is no space for guesswork anymore. In fact, managing the vendor relationship is an integral part of operations for construction companies. But what happens …

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Filling the Gap: How Coworking Spaces Have Helped the Return to Office Trend

The pandemic has shown that companies can work from home in entirely new ways – from zoom meetings to slack messages, it is almost like in-person interactions have been replaced overnight. However, many teams quickly discovered that web-conferencing software is …

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Designing with Intent: Reimagining School Building Design

With the holidays in our rearview mirror, nearly all schools returned from winter break with in-person learning despite record-breaking COVID-19 case counts. Unfortunately, the Omicron variant has been a logistical nightmare and has taken an emotional toll on schools and …

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Change for Good: Overcoming the Challenges Facing NYC Universities

COVID-19 has upended business as usual for NYC Colleges and Universities. It goes beyond public health considerations; these institutions now face myriad challenges that could permanently alter the higher education landscape. Student Enrollment and State Funding is Declining Moving traditional …

Ida Relief Is Available for Building Owners in NYC

For many property and building owners in New York City, Hurricane Ida caused extensive damage due to the sheer amount of rainfall that fell in a relatively short period of time. This has left countless businesses and office buildings in …

Coworking Spaces Are Here to Stay

The impact from the pandemic has created a huge shift in the business industry that is here to stay. Those that commuted to work daily have finally grown accustomed to working remotely, and even companies have found that it may …

Office Renovation Trends: Air Filtration

As we inch closer to the pandemic’s end, much has been discussed regarding how to return to normal. For office buildings and office renovations this could mean the inclusion of technologies that have become mainstream over the last 15 months. …

NYC’s Proptech Revolution: Benefits & Precautions

The dawn of new and intuitive technologies has led some of NYC’s most vital industries into a digital transformation in recent years (i.e., technological advancements in construction and finance— coined “Contech” and “Fintech,” respectively). Now, as a new industry assumes …

Increasing Opportunities for Women in Construction

When you think of the word “construction,” what comes to mind? For most, it’s men in hard hats, tool belts, and steel-toe work boots. The false narrative that construction is “men’s work” has plagued the industry for far too long. Keep …

Diversity & Inclusion in The Workplace

Did you know that one out of every three employees have a special need that requires some form of accommodation at work? That means more than 33% percent of employees aren’t reaching peak performance at work, perhaps in part because …

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Meet NYC’s New Design-Build Bill: The Public Works Investment Act

Last we spoke of the benefits of the design-build approach to construction (see: “The Tenant of the Future: The Role of Design-Build in Commercial Construction”), there was much collective hesitancy to get on board with the model—specifically in NYC.  For …

5 Ways Talisen is Perfecting Processes in Company Culture

5 Ways Talisen is Transforming Internal Processes 

  Here at Talisen, we know that in order to successfully transform our built environment, we must first transform ourselves. And so, we begin internally by pursuing perfection in our company processes. Our pursuit of perfection applies to our internal …

What we’ve Learned from COVID-19

Learning experiences aren’t always pleasant, and that’s certainly the case with this pandemic. However, the Talisen way is to always look for the positive. Our team sat down to review the situation and identify what stood out to us as …

People, Process & Talisen’s 4 Pillars in Company Culture

Here at Talisen Construction, we seek to achieve perfection in all aspects of our company. As an organization, it has always been our greatest goal to build a company culture that rests upon the same four pillars, or core values, …

We’re Seeking Guest-Stars for…

TALISEN TALK NYC’s Commercial Construction Podcast for Architects, Engineers, and Property Managers Talisen Construction is the New York Metropolitan area’s leader in premier construction services—and we need your help. We’re looking for guests to join us on our leading construction …

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Every Decision Has Timeline & Budget Implications: The Value of Strong Stakeholder Relationships

One of Talisen’s core values is the pursuit of perfection. And as we all know, perfection can take time, which is the one thing that’s in short supply in a speed-to-market-driven situation. The Lynbrook Medical Office complex for Northwell Health …

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Corporate Culture & The Power of What a Company Can Deliver

Our corporate culture is something we’ve valued from day one, and it’s something we’ve continued to put a lot of effort into. While that may have been initially driven by the owners and leadership, we’re now 10 years into it, …

Collaboration & Innovation: What’s the Connection?

Collaboration & Innovation: What’s the Connection?  A Conversation with Talisen’s Bob Knox Collaboration on a project isn’t always easy because construction’s not always easy. The projects we do are complex. The conversations we have with clients, vendors and even our own …

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Project Spotlight: Black Girls Code Tech Exploration Lab

An Interview with Talisen Construction Corps’ Project Manager Justin Weisman The Black Girls Code Tech Exploration Lab is nestled in Google’s New York corporate headquarters. Designed by Danish Kurani, the United States’ leading expert on physical learning environments, the Black …

Talisen Construction’s Christopher Norris on Optimizing for Profit in New York’s Healthcare Sector

“Overall, the mission for healthcare is clear: provide quality service to a mass population in an efficient and effective manner..” – BISNOW National Healthcare East As a commercial construction firm based in the New York Metropolitan area, Talisen Construction has …

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So, We’ve Got a Podcast Now

This is the Story of Talisen Talk If you’re going to build in a big city, you’ve got to be willing to ask big questions. The commercial construction industry is changing in real time. Everything’s evolving – the tools, technology, …

Creating Competitive Advantage: Understanding Integrated Project Delivery

New York City is a challenging construction environment. Costs are high, competition is fierce, and speed to market can directly determine whether a project succeeds or fails. This is especially true in healthcare – with hospitals and treatment facilities being …

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New York’s Bustling Biotech Industry

In 2016, Mayor Bill DeBlasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo each announced funding initiatives to position New York as an epicenter for life science research, competing with the likes of leading biotech destinations such as Boston and San Francisco. Aided by …

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We Decided to Share Some of Our Internal Data with Our Vendor Partners. Here’s What Happened Next.

Data is on everyone’s minds these days. When used correctly, data allows us to better understand our productivity, progress and financials. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg of what data can actually do. Talisen Construction uses data to do …