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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...

How to Gain the Most Valuable General Contractor Partner

How to Gain the Most Valuable General Contractor Partner

There is a huge value in aligning philosophy and culture in two partnering businesses. The case of a small business owner and a commercial general contractor is no exception. Without a fit in vision and project expectations, there is potential for conflict that would...

A Simple Guide to Daycare Site Selection

A Simple Guide to Daycare Site Selection

An architectural firm gave our team an informative webinar on daycare spaces, a project category that’s become unbelievably frequent in the New Jersey region. With decreasing inventory of real estate for ground-up construction, childcare brands must become creative...

How to Make “Work from Home” Work for You

How to Make “Work from Home” Work for You

While many companies transition to a “work from home” plan in support of social distancing during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, here’s a few pointers from those who work this way each day (myself included). As things remain uncertain around the timeline of...

Women in Construction Week Feature

Women in Construction Week Feature

National Women in Construction Week (March 1-7) is a time to highlight female construction game-changers and their influential role in the industry. In the spirit of this, I spoke with some powerful figures I’ve come across during my time in the business. We’re proud...

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