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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. . .


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 among some of the most complex types of projects. As a firm committed to building. . .


The Tenant of the Future: The Role of Design-Build in Commercial Construction

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. . .


Autism Awareness: Team Talisen Needs Your Help

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. . .


When the Old World Meets The New

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. . .


The Tenant of the Future

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. . .


Light It Up Blue: Talisen Raises Awareness for Autism

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. . .


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. . .


Office Design for Success

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. . .


How to Dig In: A Project Management Method That Works

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. . .


Get to Know Talisen: Field Superintendent

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. . .


The Beginner’s Guide to Succeeding in the Construction Industry

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. . .


Making The New Year Count: Streamlining Your Goals

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. . .


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. . .


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. . .