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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.

Quality Construction: A Celebration of Workmanship

Quality Construction: A Celebration of Workmanship

January 19, 2022

Why is a zero-punch project so elusive? Join STO Building Group Executive Chairman, Jim Donaghy, as he discusses the ins and outs of delivering a top-quality project with a project team that recently completed a zero-punch move-in on an 110,000sf headquarters: BCCI Construction’s Studio Director & Quality Manager, Lisa Dunmeyer,  BCCI Field Operations Manager, Matt Ludwig, and Principal with AP+I Design, Meera Agrawal.

Supporting Mental Health in Construction

Supporting Mental Health in Construction

December 22, 2021

Pain isn’t always obvious, especially on a construction site. Join Abbie Klein, Vice President of Benefits, Compensation, & Special Projects at STO Building Group and co-chair of the STOBG mental health committee, as she discusses the history of mental health issues in the construction industry with trained psychotherapist and lecturer, Beth Glanville and sustainability manager at Structure Tone London, Roseanna Hart.

An Oral History of Structure Tone: Building in the ‘80s & ‘90s

An Oral History of Structure Tone: Building in the ‘80s & ‘90s

December 20, 2021

From pagers and payphones to physical change orders, building in the 1980s was certainly different! Tune in to Episode 3 of Structure Tone’s 50th Anniversary Oral History series to hear current and former tenured employees recall the energetic atmosphere of building in the ‘80s and ‘90s, some groundbreaking project wins for Structure Tone, and the fun memories made along the way. 

An Oral History of Structure Tone: Creating a Family Culture

An Oral History of Structure Tone: Creating a Family Culture

November 29, 2021

The celebration continues! In episode two of Structure Tone’s 50th Anniversary Oral History podcast series, we’re honored to share a special appearance from the legendary leader of operations, John White Sr., as well as stories about growing up in the business from several members of the company’s executive leadership team: STO Building Group’s Executive Chairman, Jim Donaghy, Structure Tone’s Regional COO, John White Jr., and STO Building Group’s Executive Vice President of Client Relations, Eugene White.

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