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An Oral History of Structure Tone: Rebuilding After 9/11

An Oral History of Structure Tone: Rebuilding After 9/11

September 9, 2022

It’s been 21 years since the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. We lost a number of friends, clients, family members, and partners, as well as three of our own—Brendan Lang, Anthony Peluso, and Kieran Gorman. In their memory, Episode 6 of Structure Tone’s 50th Anniversary Oral History series features a number of our long-time New York employees remembering their experiences that day, the people we lost, and our company’s role in recovery and rebuilding.

An Oral History of Structure Tone: Building Relationships in the ’90s & ’00s

An Oral History of Structure Tone: Building Relationships in the ’90s & ’00s

July 12, 2022

In the 1990s and 2000s, Structure Tone was growing so quickly that the company’s office space could hardly keep up! From welcoming a handful of new faces to winning the iconic MetLife project, tune in to Episode 5 of Structure Tone’s 50th Anniversary Oral History series to learn more about this transformational period for the business.

Speed to Market: STO Mission Critical in Texas

Speed to Market: STO Mission Critical in Texas

June 30, 2022

In the fast-paced world of mission critical construction, speed matters—and builders everywhere are looking for game-changing solutions that will help them deliver on cost, quality, and schedule. Join Grant O’Neal, Operations Manager for STO Mission Critical in Dallas, Brett Skyllingstad, VP of Business Development for Structure Tone Southwest, Chris Shackelford, Project Executive for Structure Tone Southwest, and Al Jaurez, a Helix Steel expert, as they explore the mission critical market in Texas and an innovative approach to concrete reinforcement.

Mastering Uncertainty: The Construction Supply Chain

Mastering Uncertainty: The Construction Supply Chain

June 23, 2022

What happens when even the best-laid plans are consistently challenged by supply chain disruptions? Join David Hamilton, VP of Purchasing at Structure Tone, Joe Rossi, Executive Director of Workplace Delivery & National Real Estate at Verizon, Charlie Pavelec, SVP of Shambaugh’s Electrical Division, and Tom Ike, EVP of Lutron Electronics, as they dive into the day-to-day challenges and long-term opportunities today’s unpredictable supply chain represents.

Building Repositioning: Creating a Greener World

Building Repositioning: Creating a Greener World

April 18, 2022

When it comes to building repositioning, what motivates developers to build green? Tune in as Curtis Brown, STOBG’s VP of Business Development explores that topic from all angles—from environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors to new emissions regulations—with Brian Geller, Senior Sustainability Manager at The Durst Organization, Brooks McDaniel, SVP of Building Repositioning at STO Building Group, and Jennifer Taranto, VP of Sustainability at STO Building Group.

An Oral History of Structure Tone: Era of Expansion

An Oral History of Structure Tone: Era of Expansion

March 23, 2022

By the 1980s, Structure Tone leaders began considering opportunities outside of New York City—but growth for the sake of growth wasn’t exactly the plan. Tune in to Episode 4 of Structure Tone’s 50th Anniversary Oral History series to hear our regional leaders reflect on what drove this exciting era of expansion.

Preserving History at St. Patrick’s Cathedral (RE-RELEASE)

Preserving History at St. Patrick’s Cathedral (RE-RELEASE)

March 17, 2022

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we're re-releasing one of our earliest podcasts. Join Rich Schneider and Mike Neary of Structure Tone New York as they discuss preserving and updating New York City’s venerated St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Layton’s Approach to VDC

Layton’s Approach to VDC

March 14, 2022

The demand for BIM and VDC solutions is growing stronger every day—and builders need to continue to innovate and evolve to keep up. Join Public Relations Manager, Bryan Packer, as he discusses Layton Construction’s unique approach to BIM and VDC with the company’s virtual design and construction team: Jeff Metcalf, Vice President of Information Systems, Jon Ferguson, Director of Visualization, and Tim McLachlan, Director of BIM.

The Power of Partnership: MWDBEs

The Power of Partnership: MWDBEs

March 9, 2022

In honor of Women in Construction Week, Danielle Simone, STO Building Group Vice President & Regulatory Compliance Counsel, had a candid conversation about the MWDBE process with one of Structure Tone New York’s longtime partners, and President of Egg Electric, Ellen Aschendorf, as well as Structure Tone’s Regional MWDBE Manager for the Northeast, Mafe Alizo.

Evolving Expectations in the Industrial Sector

Evolving Expectations in the Industrial Sector

February 8, 2022

In the fast-paced world of industrial construction, every second counts—but delivering the highest quality product on time, on schedule, and on budget, has never been more challenging. Join industrial construction experts Jeff McKinnon, Senior Director of Corporate Development at Govan Brown, Eric Nay, Executive Vice President of Layton Construction’s National Building Group, Scott Frank, Project Executive at LF Driscoll, and Jason Quinn, Senior Vice President of Estimating at Pavarini McGovern as they discuss the evolving obstacles of building in the high-speed, high-tech industrial sector.

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