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Overcoming Shortages in Materials and Expectations

Overcoming Shortages in Materials and Expectations

Commercial contractors continue to battle various shortages brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Many claim the difficulty in procurement of some construction materials and the cost associated with shortages won’t go away anytime soon. From Old Forge’s experience,...

Post-Pandemic Child Care Design in New Jersey

Post-Pandemic Child Care Design in New Jersey

I tuned into an episode of the AIA’s NJ Post Pandemic Webinar Series that highlighted day care spaces and the facility design changes anticipated in a post-pandemic world. When the COVID-19 outbreak began, architects were forced to research and quickly establish best...

New Productivity in the Warehouse Asset Class

New Productivity in the Warehouse Asset Class

Yesterday I sat in on a panel discussion covering the evolution of warehouse and distribution real estate that revealed some compelling findings of a recent NAIOP Research Foundation report. There were three immediate themes noticed by industry researchers: Fully...

The Healthcare Construction Standard of 2020

The Healthcare Construction Standard of 2020

In the midst of some new healthcare projects in our bid pipeline, the Old Forge team has been immersed in considerations necessary while COVID-19 safety grows ongoing concern. Hospitals and medical office buildings have always instilled design features to mitigate...

Restaurant Adaptability At Its Finest

Restaurant Adaptability At Its Finest

As we look to the future of restaurant operations and its implications on construction and design, QSRs have learned a few fundamental truths. As consumer habits work in favor of an economic rebound, independent restaurants and corporations alike need to instill...

How to Achieve the Most Scalable IT Environment

How to Achieve the Most Scalable IT Environment

A strong IT infrastructure is a component of facility efficiency that can often slip under the radar. With this in mind, I tapped the shoulder of an IT industry pro, Ben Hecht of Kokua Technologies for some insight. In this piece, he expands on the concept of SaaS...

The Beauty of Going Tilt

The Beauty of Going Tilt

A tilt-up construction company Old Forge works with gave us the opportunity to witness the “lift” process in person (video below). I was surprised with the countless value-adds of opting into a tilt-up building, but before I delve into that – here’s some basics for...

A Paradigm Shift: Industrial Lessons Learned

A Paradigm Shift: Industrial Lessons Learned

Lessons learned in industrial worker health brings a valuable historical perspective as AEC firms improve functional design. Tragedies bringing widespread attention to dangerous conditions for factory workers in 1911 have a reinvigorated focus to industrial workers of...

The Future of Restaurant Construction

The Future of Restaurant Construction

COVID aside, one of the most challenging yet fulfilling project categories for the Old Forge team to take on in a construction engagement are restaurant builds. Now that establishments are reopening with changed protocols, I looked at some of my restaurant facility...

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