Welcome to Building Conversations, an STO Building Group podcast dedicated to exploring the trends driving the real estate, architecture, engineering, and construction industry forward.
An Oral History of Structure Tone: Rebuilding After 9/11 (RE-RELEASE)
On September 11th, 2001, our Structure Tone team lost a number of friends, clients, family members, and partners, as well as three of their own—Brendan Lang, Anthony Peluso, and Kieran Gorman. In their memory, we're re-releasing Episode 6 of Structure Tone’s Oral History series, featuring a number of long-time New York employees remembering their experiences that day.
Paving the Way: How Construction Drives Economic Vitality
How can builders leverage the full strength of our communities? Join Jay Smith, President of Ajax Building Company, as he interviews Ajax’s Director of Outreach and Vendor Diversity, Ted Parker, and two members of the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality, Keith Bowers and Darryl Jones. Together, they discuss the power of partnership when it comes to engaging MWDBE businesses and how these DEI efforts help drive Tallahassee-Leon County’s economic well-being.
Building a Mindful Connection: The Built Environment & Mental Health
What role does the built environment play in influencing our well-being? Join STOBG’s VP of Human Resources, Keith Lodge, as he interviews Lauren Moss SVP and Chief Sustainability Officer at Vornado Realty Trust, Dr. Whitney Austin Gray, SVP at the International Well Building Institute, IWBI, and Jennifer Taranto, VP of Sustainability at STOBG about the connection between the built environment and mental health.
NYC’s Commercial Reinvention: Office to Residential
With more than 25% of the country’s office stock projected to become obsolete by 2030, how is an international commercial hub like New York City adapting? Join STOBG’s SVP of Building Repositioning, Brooks McDaniel as he discusses the city’s trend towards residential conversion with commercial design leader and managing partner at MdeAS, Dan Shannon.
An Oral History of Structure Tone: A New Chapter
The 2010s sparked an age of reformation—for the construction industry and for New York City. Inspired by the momentum, Structure Tone invested in a new HQ that would not only reflect the company’s roots but serve as a beacon for progress. Tune in to Episode 7 of Structure Tone’s 50th Anniversary Oral History series to learn more about building this space and the impact it had on the company’s culture.
Breaking Barriers: Women in the Field
What does it mean to be a woman in the field in New York City? Join Structure Tone New York's Superintendent, Kiera Brady, VP of Operations, Stacey Dackson, and Project Manager, Eileen McCarthy, as they share their experiences, their insights, and the challenges they faced building some of NYC’s most iconic projects.
A builder’s best reporter
After listening to the episode concerning the construction industry’s involvement in 9/11, I have to say that this podcast does an upstanding job at providing detailed and informative interviews from a variety of construction workers. It is undoubtedly a quality source that can fill you in on construction’s secrets, mysteries, and truths. Can’t get this type of reporting and storytelling anywhere else!
The topics that are chosen are so interesting go in-depth in the industry. It’s interesting to learn about things within the construction industry that aren’t usually talked about!
A great listen!
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