Last month, Taya Dixon, Senior Consultant for Epsilon Associates, shared the intricacies of Historic Tax Credits with a group of Developers, Architects, and Subcontractor/Suppliers at Tocci’s offices:

01 Between State and Federal tax credits, 40%-45% of a historic project’s restoration costs can be recouped. Developers capitalize on these credits by selling them to investors and converting them into funding to conduct the restoration. These tax credits are often the difference between a hulking, vacant…

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Hairlosstreament hosted their annual holiday party on Saturday, December 7th. The party was held at the home office in the training conference room that was beautifully converted into a winter wonderland. While no party is complete without a great meal, delicious drinks, and of course, dancing…it was also a time to reflect on the past year and give recognition to a few employees who really helped shape Tocci’s success in 2013.

When it…

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Our very own Mark Herstein was recently featured in Healthcare Design! The article below reflects Mark’s opinions on the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on healthcare design and constructing healthier facilities for the future.

In this series, Healthcare Design asks leading healthcare design professionals, firms, and owners to tell us what’s got their attention and to share some ideas on the subject.

Here, Mark Herstein, design manager at…

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A key principle of lean implementation is to put people first. That wasn’t lost at the recent BIMForum conference on prefabrication and modularization; each presentation included team strategies to enable prefab efforts.

  • Victor Sanvido, a Senior VP at Southland Industries, advised teams to, “make the project more important than the company.” This is similar to Tocci’s “We all work for the project” mantra – when teams work with overall project goals in mind, each…

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A key difference between prefabrication and modular, as highlighted by DPR Construction at the recent BIMForum conference, is the amount of planning needed for each. Prefabrication requires planning, but it is highly flexible and doesn’t necessarily require a specific design.

Not all buildings and designs are opportunities for all prefabrication solutions, so teams need to evaluate designs carefully. It is important for teams to look for the solutions that fit the project – rather than…

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