Month: October 2015

Best for NYC: Best Practices

Part of working with old buildings is having a library that includes not only current engineering and preservation information but that also covers the era in which we work. In oath words, the 1916 New York City Building is often as useful to us as the 2014 code. When I started my own firm in …

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Best for NYC: Other Companies 

For the Best for NYC Challenge, I’d like to recognize BBMG. Another Brooklyn-based company and one that, like Old Structures, is a consulting firm. Branding is usually seen as a subset of marketing and therefore not necessarily a topic that implies people-based goals, but BBMG thinks otherwise. Good for them and good for their clients.

Best for NYC: Best Practices

Sometimes good practice and economic necessity overlap. Our office is in a Class B office building for several reasons, with rent rates and the fact that we only need a couple of thousand square feet at the top of the list. In general, Class B spaces in Manhattan are in older buildings. Our office is in …

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