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5 Reasons Why We Joined Instagram (And You Should Follow Us)

Here at Talisen, we do more than simply strive to meet our client’s expectations— we perform to exceed them. Our team’s insatiable hunger for perfection is to thank, along with an emphasis on innovation and project agility. But it’s our focus on cultivating an enriching and connective company culture that pulls everything together, allowing us. . .


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 podcast, Talisen Talk—a space for architects, engineers, property managers and other industry professionals to discuss. . .


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 is a prime example, with operational and branding concerns putting significant pressure on the timeline. . .


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, and what’s exciting is seeing those cultural values – the approach to getting things done. . .


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. . .


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 Girls Code lab is a space that demystifies technology. The hope is to excite girls. . .


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. . .


Designing One Another: Three Eras of Fashion and Architecture

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. . .


The Social Workspace: How Outdoor Offices Benefit New York City

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. . .


Talisen Construction is Hiring

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 News Piece Spotlights Talisen Projects for Municipal Credit Union

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. . .


Talisen LinkedIn Webinar Takeaways

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. . .


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. . .


Talisen Construction Corporation Receives Grand Award

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. . .


NYC Construction Management Spotlight: Going Green on a Budget

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. . .


Building Better Retail Banks: Can Value Engineering Deliver For Building & Property Managers

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. . .


A Healthy Work Environment

A Healthy Work Environment is Key to Success Corporate Office Interior Construction for a Productive Professional Environment Utilizing corporate interior space wisely creates an environment that fosters concentration, creativity, learning, communication and collaboration – the building blocks of productivity. Architects take this into careful consideration when designing the space initially, but as businesses grow and. . .