Facades+ Conference – Boston, June 6th

Facades+ Conference – Boston, June 6th

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Facades+ returns for a second time to Boston, this time expanding the morning forum with an afternoon of workshops. Facades+ brings together top professionals from the worlds of design, fabrication, and construction to consider how high performance envelopes contribute to and are shaped by Boston’s unique architectural priorities.


The morning forum features industry leaders in regionally-focused presentations and panels. The afternoon workshops continue the dialogue in a more intimate setting where you can hone your craft.


Your choice: Morning Symposium, Afternoon Workshops, or All Day Combo.





239 Tenth Avenue Gets Glassy In Chelsea

We’re appreciative of the coverage New York YIMBY & Tectonic recently provided on our project on 239 Tenth Ave. in Chelsea:


(Read Original Article Here)

239 Tenth Avenue Gets Glassy In Chelsea

By Rebecca Baird-Remba


239 Tenth Avenue, photo by <a href="http://tectonicphoto.com/">Tectonic</a>
239 Tenth Avenue, photo by Tectonic


The development, named the Getty after the former gas station, was designed by architect Peter Marino. The 11-story building will hold just six condos when it’s finished. They’ll be divided across 28,044 square feet of residential space, and typical apartments will measure nearly 4,700 square feet. A 13,400-square-foot art gallery will fill the ground floor.


Construction has progressed quickly over the last six months. In June, the structure was only a few stories tall, and by July, it had topped out.


The High Line runs between 10th and 11th Avenues, and most of the blocks next to it are bursting with new, high-end condo projects. The late Zaha Hadid designed a building on Eleventh Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets before she died. There’s also a 35-story tower under construction on Tenth Avenue between 28th and 29th Streets, and the Fitzroy is underway on the same block as 239 Tenth Avenue.


239 Tenth Avenue, photo by <a href="http://tectonicphoto.com/">Tectonic</a>
239 Tenth Avenue, photo by Tectonic

W&W Glass #6 on ENR 2016 New York Top Specialty Firms List

As reported by the Engineering News-Record, we are proud to have risen from #10 to #6 on this year’s New York Top Specialty Firms list and appreciative of their coverage of our Hudson Yards project in the below article:

(Read original article here)

Specialty Firms Continue to Flourish in Region

Construction is thriving in the New York area, and specialty contractors are taking advantage of the opportunity

Revenue for the Top Specialty Contractors in New York and New Jersey reached $2.6 billion in 2015, with the top 10 firms on ENR New York’s 2016 ranking accounting for nearly $2 billion of that. EMCOR Group Inc., No. 1 for the second year in a row, reported that revenue rose 5.4%, to $696 million, with work booming in both mechanical and electrical construction in both states.


O’Connell Electric Co. rose one notch to fourth place on the list this year and CEO Victor Salerno expects another lucrative year moving forward. 

View ENR’s 2016 New York Top Specialty Contracting Firms

“Construction in our primary New York state markets has been reasonably robust over the past year, leading to our largest sales volume ever,” says Salerno. He notes several very large utility projects, including a large transmission line and substation. “We anticipate that these opportunities will continue into the next year,” he says.


Electrical construction is a busy specialty for firms on the list: E-J Electric Installation Co., which rose to second place this year from No. 3 in 2015, is engaged in work on the $71.5-million Queens Midtown Tunnel project. Chairman J. Robert Mann says the future is bright. “There is a terrific amount of P3 (public-private partnership) work in New York that should materialize in the next year,” he says. “This will be a big spike in construction for the next five to 10 years. We don’t expect this to happen again so everyone is trying to take opportunities as they come along.”


Among mechanical contractors, Comfort Systems USA rose four places on the list to No. 7 with 2015 regional revenue increasing to $110 million from $105 million.


Screen Shot 2016-12-05 at 7.52.57 AMContractors in other specialities also made appearances among the top 10 firms. P.A.L. Environmental Safety Corp., No. 9 on this year’s list, is doing asbestos and lead abatement work at 370 Jay Street, a $6.66-million project in Brooklyn for New York University. The firm reported revenue of $104 million in 2015, up from the $100 million it reported in 2014.


W&W Glass LLC, No. 6 on this year’s list, is doing glazing and curtain wall work as part of a $68-million project at 1271 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. The company climbed from No. 10 in last year’s ranking, with a revenue increase of 18%.


According to the New York Building Congress, regional construction is on pace for continued growth. President Richard T. Anderson says new office construction will continue to push the market through 2019. “If all goes right, we could see upward of 13 million square feet of additional office space under construction when 2020 rolls around,” he says.