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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 team can be tough. We talk about the challenges, what they are, where they’re happening, and. . .


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 led the way in healthcare construction for half a decade. Noteworthy healthcare projects include ambulatory. . .


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, and talent available make it possible to do amazing work, but only if we understand. . .


5 Types of Buildings NYC Needs

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. . .


A Presidential Guide to Architecture

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. . .


Five Things We Learned About Urban Climate Adaptation

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. . .


Soft Costs: A Hard Hit to Your Bottom Line

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. . .