It’s hard to believe that 2022 is almost in the rearview mirror – but here we are. As we look back, it was another banner year for Talisen Construction, marked by landmark projects, advancements in new construction technologies, and the addition of several talented team members. Read on for a snapshot of some of Talisen’s most notable highlights of 2022!
For Talisen, 2022 was a year of expansion into several markets, including the healthcare, life sciences, and education sectors. We completed several high-profile projects for both new and repeat clients, including, but not limited to:
Pratt Institute: Brooklyn Campus Gaming Studio
2022 has been a year of innovative construction. As an avid supporter of educational institutions that push for new technological innovations, Talisen’s renovation project at Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Campus reflects that fact. Incorporating televisions, built-in millwork, and sleek, modern lines, our team collaborated with Think! Architecture & Design PLLC and 2L Engineering to create a futuristic atmosphere for Pratt students pursuing a BFA in Game Arts. As a result, students participating in this program now have access to cutting-edge tools in a setting that can only be described as inspiring and forward-thinking.
Community Healthcare Network
This year and every year, it’s Talisen’s mission to make New York a better place to live for our local community. That’s why we teamed up with Dattner Architects to bring Community Healthcare Network‘s Lower East Side health center location to life. This build called for an updated façade, entryway, reception area, administrative areas, eight patient exam rooms, and a conference room. Working from a full-gut demolition, we created the reception area to offer separation of space from the care rooms, with a new slatted ceiling, multi-person desk, and frosted glass partitions to bring everything together. We also installed lockers for personal safekeeping, as well as a lounge and restroom for staff members.
Northwell Health: Bay Shore Cardiology, STARS & DAEHRS
One of the highlights of Talisen’s year was helping repeat client Northwell Health build the future of cardiovascular care on Long Island. Working with TPG Architecture and Bladykas Engineering P.C., this build for Northwell Health Physician Partners Cardiology at Bay Shore and Northwell Health STARS Rehabilitation – Bay Shore called for both Article 28 and Non-Article 28 spaces and featured:
- An interior fit-out of an unoccupied core/shell
- A cardiology suite
- A location for Northwell’s Sports Therapy & Rehab Services (STAR)
This year, we also did a complete rework of Northwell Health’s Zucker Hillside Hospital’s Drug Abuse Evaluation Health Referral Service (DAEHRS) facility. The build complied with the New York State Department of Health’s Article 28 and called for:
- Multiple outpatient consultation rooms, exam rooms, administrative offices
- Restroom facilities and other support spaces
- An entirely new air distribution system
- Several ADA-compliant toilets
- An ADA-compliant lift
NYU Langone: Hematological Oncology & Roof Chiller
Talisen partnered with key vendors to complete an 8,000 sq. ft. mixed lab and office build-out at NYU Langone’s east campus. The project required creating a new research laboratory space, various standard laboratory renovations, and administrative office and storage room renovations.
We also collaborated with architect Richard Gonzalez to add a new roof chiller to one of NYU Langone’s residential buildings. The project called for the demolition of existing infrastructure and all new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing work to lodge a new water heater and pump sets on the cellar level. We are happy to report that the new roof chiller installation went off without a hitch, and Talisen completed the job to the client’s satisfaction!
EmblemHealth: Elmhurst Medical Center
Working with TPG Architecture, Talisen completed this build for EmblemHealth at its Elmhurst Medical Center in just six months. The healthcare project called for a new medical office and neighborhood care space for the Elmhurst community, complete with the following
- Updated MEPs
- New medical offices, reception areas, and exam rooms
- A new Building Management System (BMS)
- New finishes throughout
Hudson Research Center: c16 Biosciences
Collaborating with Perkins + Will, Talisen successfully transformed a 90-year-old film editing building into a 300,000 sq. ft. life sciences lab and office space for c16 Biosciences at the Hudson Research Center this year. Our pre-construction process was vital to ensuring the project‘s success amidst some serious retrofitting challenges and ultimately saved the client substantial funds in building costs.
Our team started the pre-construction process with extensive surveys, which involved weeks of walk-throughs and detailed notes with the steel vendor and key mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) trades. We also employed 3D scanning to develop BIM modeling for the HVAC and Plumbing portions of the project. The elaborate survey process and BIM models enabled collaboration across the design team and ensured all building systems were placed appropriately and effectively throughout the building. And the value engineering process that these early collaboration exercises allowed supported the asset owner, Talisen, and the design team in making informed decisions about the project’s direction before getting started.
By the project’s end, the space for c16 Biosciences featured:
- Completely overhauled MEPs and venting
- A new roof deck and supports to integrate the necessary systems for a life sciences building
- Laboratories, meeting spaces, glass-fronted offices, and a reception area
- New finishes throughout
Talisen Construction was pleased to welcome several new team members throughout the course of 2022. With a wealth of experience in commercial construction, our new team members are poised to help take Talisen to the next level. From design and planning to on-site construction and project management, these employees bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Talisen, and we are confident that they will play a key role in delivering the highest quality projects to our clients. We’re excited to have them on board and look forward to a successful future together!
- Ashli Benner, Back-Office Administrator
- Christopher Teja, Assistant Field Superintendent
- Claude Pierre-Louis, Field Superintendent
- Daniel Carione, Assistant Project Manager
- Hussein Ismail, Senior Project Manager
- Jesse Barragan, Assistant Project Manager
- Joseph Brucato, Field Superintendent
- Matthew Hauck, Senior Project Manager
- Marko Mostarac, I.T. & Back-office Support
- Nichole Figueroa, Assistant Project Manager
- Olivia Nasser, Assistant Project Manager
- Patrick Cortolano, Senior Project Manager
- Steven Gonzalez, Field Superintendent
- William Payne, Project Manager
Talisen’s focus on people expanded beyond our internal team to our involvement in the community, as this year marked Talisen’s participation in our seventh annual Bike to the Beach ride. In September, Talisen team members biked 100 miles from Manhattan to Westhampton to raise funds and awareness for the autism community. Our team showed up and showed out both at the finish line and online by banning together to raise $40,000+ in funds– 100% of which benefit local nonprofit organizations like Nassau Suffolk ASA (NSASA), Celebrate the Children, and Nassau Suffolk Services for Autism (NSSA). We also had the opportunity to interview Bike to the Beach’s Director of Operations, Ben Dalley, on our podcast series Talisen Talk, during which we detailed the importance of supporting the 1 in 68 children living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and shared why the yearly event is so near and dear to our hearts. It was a fantastic experience that we were proud to add to our repertoire of industry-focused interviews. Talisen looks forward to building upon community-based initiatives like this one for years to come.
The pursuit of perfection is a pillar on which Talisen was founded in 2009. Thirteen years later, this pillar remains evident in our vast portfolio of work and our dedicated effort to perfect Talisen-developed applications and tools that allow our team to manage and complete projects quickly, efficiently, and accurately. These tools and apps leverage tracking and logging capabilities that enable our project managers and team to access real-time updates and status reports throughout each project. We’re proud of these innovations here at Talisen and look forward to refining and building upon them well into the future.
At Talisen, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of New York’s construction sector. We are always looking for new and exciting ideas to share with our clients, and our monthly blog posts reflect this commitment. Our top content from 2022 showcases some of the innovative ideas we explored this year, from developing construction technologies and processes to tips on how construction professionals can help propel the industry forward:
- Design-Build in NYC: An Attractive Model for Converting Existing Buildings to Healthcare and Life Sciences Facilities
- Talisen is Building for the Future with Vendor Data
- Talisen People Spotlight: Assistant Project Manager Christopher Yanaranop
- Vendor Appreciation: Celebrating Talisen’s Vast Vendor Network
- Google Staircase J: How Talisen’s Top-Down Build Took NYC Construction to New Heights
We believe that sharing these new and exciting ideas is essential for bettering our company and industry, and we gladly welcome any and all suggestions for subject matter our readers would like to see from us in the future– so don’t hesitate to reach out!
Overall, 2022 was a successful year for Talisen Construction. We’re grateful to all those who helped make that possible, and look forward to even more progress in 2023. Cheers!