As part of our ongoing discussion of building for the tenant of the future, it’s important to pay attention to a commercial construction model that’s used throughout the world, with the hopes that it will become more widely adopted here in New York City. The design-build approach uses a single entity to provide both design. . .
WATCH TEAM TALISEN RIDE LIVE Watch Team Talisen cycle from NYC to Westhampton in the 2018 Bike To The Beach for Autism. Just click on the “Live” button below! The live stream will start at 5am on June 8th and operate intermittently based on wireless connectivity/battery life. Track Joseph Rigazio’s progress in real time: CLICK HERE. . .
Building for the Tenant of The Future “Workplaces are the operational level in which strategy succeeds or fails,” writes Cushman & Wakefield in their major report, “The Future of the TMT Workplace: How to Future Proof Your Workplace and Real Estate Strategy for the Age of Digital Disruption”. As we continue our conversation about building for. . .
Bike to the Beach Raises Money for Autism Over the course of the past month, we’ve been sharing how generational changes impact the way we design and build workplaces with The Tenant of the Future and When the Old Word Meets The New. There’s another really important change that’s happened in our society over the. . .
Building for the Tenant of the Future: When the Old World Meets the New When we talk about building for the tenant of the future, the phrase “old meets new” comes up a lot. There’s a reason for this. We’re living in a time of construction technology evolution. These advances impact the commercial construction industry. . .
Jerry Belfiore on What’s Changing Interior Construction “A great building must begin with the unmeasurable,” the great architect Louis Kahn said. It’s a sentiment that certainly impacts the way we design and create functional spaces today. The workplace environment today bears very little resemblance to corporate headquarters and offices that were built a decade or. . .
April 2nd is Autism Awareness Day! ‘Light It Up Blue’ is a Great Way to Raise Awareness for Autism 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with Autism every year. Autism is a spectrum disorder that typically causes difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors to varying degrees. Despite incredible breakthroughs recently, we. . .
Join Talisen CEO, Joseph Rigazio, at Bisnow’s National Healthcare East Conference We are thrilled to announce that Bisnow will be hosting their National Healthcare East series on Tuesday, October 31st at the Convene space (117 W. 46th Street, New York, NY). Talisen’s CEO, Joseph Rigazio, has been selected as an expert panelist for the Healthcare. . .
Major Progress Spawns New Problems: Solutions for NYC’s Built Environment New York City, a thriving metropolis where social, political and technological breakthroughs happen daily. As the city’s focus shifts constantly for the sake of progress, there will be topics that are neglected, even ignored, and the consequences catastrophic. Issues not unlike the energy crisis, poverty, global. . .
These 3 Trends Will Revolutionize Your Office Design Let’s say that the average American spends 40 hours at work and about 7 hours a night sleeping; that means that 34% of waking hours are spent at work. With that in mind, office design and work space becomes very important. These 3 trends have been shown. . .
The very first project management job I ever had was likely the same one you had: the childhood chore of keeping the bedroom clean. When I was younger, I’d often rearrange my bedroom, trying to find the most aesthetically pleasing and efficient method for keeping myself orderly. The habit of taking things apart and putting. . .
BIKE TO THE BEACH NY 2017: 100 MILES FROM NYC TO WESTHAMPTON Bike to the Beach number two is in the books for Team Talisen! This year we grew our team by 10 riders to 35 people and are happy to inform you that all Team Talisen riders crossed the finish line. Even better, our team. . .
Refer a potential employee to us. If we end up hiring them, you will be rewarded! Know someone who would like to join the Talisen team? That’s great news, we’re hiring (a lot)! Here at Talisen we pride ourselves on operating differently. Focused on client advocacy, safety, and collaboration, we are building New York’s best. . .
WATCH THE VIDEO: John Rigazio & Team Talisen Honored by The NYS Senate State Senator Todd Kaminsky presented a proclamation on the Senate floor to John Rigazio of Team Talisen recognizing him for his unique contribution to Autism awareness. As part of Team Talisen’s fundraising efforts, John participated in the 2016 Bike to the Beach,. . .
Giving Back to the community is part of building the best possible tomorrow. At the end of 2016 the Talisen team had the chance to volunteer their time with The Bowery Mission and Guardians of Shelter. Dedicated to building New York’s Best Possible Tomorrow, Today we were thrilled to be able to give back to. . .
New years is in the rear view, and your “resolution” may be too–but it’s never to late to reinvent! As a construction company we help to empower organizations focused on creativity, wellness, and community improvement by building beautifully functional spaces along with our colleagues in the architecture, engineering and real estate professions. With that in. . .
At Talisen, our people are our core. Day in, and day out, every member of the Talisen team gives their all to make sure that we’re building the safest and highest quality projects in New York. Our field superintendent’s do this hands-on every day at the job site. Assisting with drawings, coordinating subcontractors, and planning the next. . .
Just a few weeks back Talisen was thrilled to host our first-ever Shadow Day! Part of Professional Women in Construction’s Mentor program. Kristy Tougas, an intern and current Architecture Major at Columbia University joined us for the day to gain some first-hand knowledge of what it’s like to work in the Construction Management/General Contracting Industry.. . .
Know The Facts, Be Prepared NYC Buildings found that there was a 48% increase in the number of accidents between 2014 and 2015. One simple, scientific, and proven way to fix this? A Safety Committee focused on clear communication, teamwork, and collaborative thinking towards improving the safety standard. But what can those involved with the. . .
BIKE TO THE BEACH NY: 100 MILES FROM NYC TO WESTHAMPTON Bike to the Beach NY: We did it! We are happy to inform you that all 25 Team Talisen riders crossed the finish line. Even better, our team raised over $40,000 in the process! What a great experience, from all the riders helping each other out. . .
Proven Methods for Succeeding in the Construction Industry Succeeding in the construction industry can be quite a challenge. Often times it requires extensive hours, extreme dedication, and a high level of knowledge. As such, Hays has put together a report to help those hungry for success along their journey. We are excited to announce Joseph Rigazio’s. . .
SCAFFOLDING: COMPLETING TASKS IN SMALL STEPS TO ACCOMPLISH A BIG GOAL. The design for the Bike to the Beach 2016 jersey is in and it looks great! We’d like to thank the folks at Bike to the Beach for including Talisen in the design. In today’s world where time is always a factor, schedules are looming, and deadlines are. . .
We need your help! This year, Talisen is participating in the 2016 Bike to the Beach for Autism event. Autism currently receives less than 5% of federal funding for any developmental disorder; but together we can change that. Riding in the event will join us all as one team focused on finding new research breakthroughs. We. . .
Architecture and Organization It’s 8 AM, you have a busy day ahead of you with a lot to accomplish. When you get to your work area you look down to notice that your hands are rapidly organizing everything around you into neat little piles. When you are finished, some of that nervous energy has faded. . .
Ah. 2016, we made it! As we move into another new year it’s a great practice to sit back and assess how last year went. What did/didn’t go our way, why/why not, and what can be done to improve in the new year. This year, Talisen accomplished many wonderful things with many wonderful people in. . .
Although all of us at Talisen have different holiday traditions, we share in the spirit of the season together! Whether it is a family trip to a tree farm or a night making our own decorations, everyone celebrates the holiday season in their own way. A large part of that celebration, whether individually or as. . .
While we continue to digest all of that food, Talisen would like to consider all of the wonderful projects we were able to participate in during the course of this year and say thank you. We’re reminded of all the amazing people we get to work with, and the opportunities that we have to. . .
November already! Thanksgiving…good food, family, friends…oh yeah, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade! Looking forward to these exciting events, we often forget about all of the preparation and management work that needs to be done for them become the extravaganzas they are. Another name for these prep items? Logistics. It’s the secret weapon behind every. . .
Last week, Talisen attended the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Urban Climate Adaptation event. With the growing public acknowledgement of rapid ice melt, rising sea levels, and the host of problems that face urban environments across the globe, the AIA’s event focused on fostering a conversation on what is being done currently and the future. . .
Despite being in the food and beverage category, brewpubs follow a much more relaxed design approach than their restaurant counterparts. In most restaurants, the space is designed to make sure that the patron and staff areas, especially the kitchen, do not intersect. In the brewery, that’s a plus! Many breweries want to highlight the production. . .
Did you ever gaze out of the window at your office wondering what was going on outside?…I mean…having an incredible moment of inspiration. Well, so has everyone else since before the United States was established. Starting largely with London’s famed East India Company; offices have gone hand in hand with daily work life. Many people. . .
Why do companies like Google, Twitter, and Facebook consistently get rated as some of the best places to work? Is it the highly competitive salaries or great benefits? Actually, most research indicates that these firm’s advanced social environments are responsible for their high employee satisfaction rankings. When you consider this, it does not come as. . .
Like it or not, charter schools are taking up more and more space in New York City, and it doesn’t look like they’ll be slowing down anytime soon. With almost two hundred charters populating the five boroughs since 1999, these schools that pride themselves on creativity have been forced to get inventive with their facilities.. . .
Long before the sun begins its travels across the sky I rise from my bed to begin the day. After I get dressed, making sure I have my work boots and Talisen t-shirt, it’s time to take inventory of my tools. It’s important to make sure I have everything I need. While my hammer, utility. . .
“Driving into the city, you can’t help but notice the rooftop gardens. They’re everywhere,” says Thomas Lewis, an urban garden designer and owner of Floral Studio. “They’re everywhere. “ Add to that a steadily increasing number of interior green spaces – Lewis cites the Bank of America lobby on 42nd Street as a great example. . .
The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government has done a fantastic study to look at the true impact of Labor Law 240 – more familiarly known as the Scaffold Law. You can read the study here, but just in case you don’t have time to go through all 89 pages right now, we’ve pulled out. . .
Talisen is Hiring Construction Project Manager / Estimator About the Job NYC based General Contracting & Construction Management firm seeking experienced Project Manager for corporate and retail interior renovations. Job Responsibilities include: Estimating – Quantitative Take-offs – Bid Proposals Project Management & Scheduling Procurement Project Close-Outs Job Qualifications include: Excellent communication skills – written &. . .
TPG Architecture, a NYC based firm focusing on Corporate Interiors and Retail design, recently highlighted news about two projects they carried out together with Talisen Construction for Municipal Credit Union. The piece details Municipal Credit Union´s Ribbon-Cutting Event in Harlem and announces the groundbreaking of the MCU branch in Queens. Talisen NYC Construction Principal Robert. . .
LinkedIn is continually in the news these days. Forbes recently revealed LinkedIn to be the most popular and trusted social networking site for executives and LinkedIn’s own Editor just stated in the New York Times that “My personal goal is that within the next six months, no one in the business world starts their day. . .
Talisen has had the opportunity to work so many talented architects over the years. John C. Sweeney is one such architect, with whom we renovated a major portion of the interior of Genpact International’s US Corporate Headquarters. Recently, Mr. Sweeney has written a detailed 12 page guide to understanding and analyzing soft costs titled “Soft. . .
Talisen is incredibly honored to have been presented with the 2012 Gold Nugget Award for the Best Interior Renovations. This award was granted to us for our work, alongside DES Architects + Engineers, on the Accel Partners renovations. Our efficient, innovative approach led to a space praised by the judges for its bright open feel with. . .
The PlaNYC Law & Value Engineering In September, NYC celebrated Climate Week. This is a time to celebrate the achievements the city has made in reducing greenhouse gases. The recently enacted PLaNYC law was designed to facilitate a significant reduction in greenhouse gases. The goal is to achieve a 30 percent reduction by 2017. If. . .
There are many challenges inherent in NYC construction management. The greatest city in the world has developed an unbelievable web of bureaucracy and regulation. Logistical obstacles abound, from sourcing specialty materials to ensuring materials loss prevention. There is continually increasing pressure to build green, sustainable buildings. It can be difficult to get builds completed on. . .
If you are a building or property manager, you know the value of having a retail bank on your ground floor. Not only are banks high-value, stable tenants, they can serve as an attractive anchor point for higher end retailers, restaurants, and other lucrative tenants. At the same time, we’re seeing unprecedented instability in the. . .
Fast Track build outs present real challenges for today’s builders. Transforming, remodeling or renovating space on a tight schedule requires skilled, comprehensive supervision. Coordinating resources, manpower and supplies can be a logistical challenge. There’s a common misconception that Fast Track build outs may necessarily require large budgets. However, short time frame projects can actually cost. . .