Case Studies Region: Northeast

David Neely – Maine Medical Center

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Among a hospital’s many components—HVAC systems, lighting, plumbing, etc.—one asset stands above the rest for David Neely, and that’s people. “Investing time and effort into my staff is absolutely one of my highest priorities,” says the director of engineering for Maine Medical Center. “I want to give the team the skills and room to grow […]

Dann Boyer – Sturdy Memorial Hospital

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When two chillers broke at Sturdy Memorial Hospital last winter, Dann Boyer knew that repairing them would be a waste of money. Given their age, he knew they’d need to be replaced within three years anyway. So, he recommended to hospital leaders that the 500-ton chillers be replaced with two 750-ton chillers. “It was a […]

Kevin O’Rourke – St. Francis College

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Kevin O’Rourke says everything he does at St. Francis College comes back to the students. As vice president of capital projects and facilities management for the Brooklyn-based college, he says this approach is central to the college’s 2023 strategic vision. He says it’s also evident in a new academic building he and his team finished […]

Liz Whittingham – Professional Physical Therapy

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Liz Whittingham was working in medical billing at Professional Physical Therapy when she began overseeing contractors doing renovations. She let them into the clinic, directed them around the building and even gave her input on floor and wall finishes. It wasn’t long before her boss took notice. “I have a knack for development and facilities, […]

Jeff Toren – Kitchen Tune-Up

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As the adage goes, the kitchen is the heart of the home; the stronger and more steadily it beats, the healthier and happier the home. “This is where you cook, entertain, do your homework,” says Jeff Toren. “The kitchen has evolved way beyond its original use.” Since 2015, Toren has been among those behind that […]

Roy Manno – Kendal-Crosslands Communities

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Quite the productive year it’s been at Kendal-Crosslands Communities, a senior living community in southeast Pennsylvania. Eight new cottages began welcoming residents this past spring. By mid-autumn, the doors should open for another apartment building. Preliminary work has begun for what will be an expanded healthcare center come 2023. Everything has been or will be […]

Edgar Choi – Resorts World New York City

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Over the past 27 years, Edgar Choi has helped guide construction of some of the most ambitious projects in the industry, including the $2 billion Palazzo at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas that was completed in 2008. But after living in Las Vegas for 15 years, Choi returned to the East Coast in 2015 […]

Hector Flores – Mount Sinai South Nassau

Est. reading time: 4 mins

To say there’s a growing need for critical healthcare on Long Island seems an understatement. The COVID-19 pandemic has made that abundantly clear. Ten years ago, so did Superstorm Sandy. Mount Sinai South Nassau treats on average 65,000 emergency patients annually although the Oceanside, New York, hospital is only designed to accommodate 35,000. ER personnel […]

Joseph Eisenstein – The Galman Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Arnie Galman founded the company that bears his name in 1980, and in the last four decades, he’s traveled the world looking for the best ideas and amenities to use in multifamily homes. Now other people help him carry out that mission, including Joseph Eisenstein, the company’s executive vice president of construction. “We have a […]

David Norfolk – Corporate Office Properties Trust

Est. reading time: 4 mins

He can’t disclose much about his employer’s projects, many of which involve the U.S. Department of Defense and its contractors. Suffice to say, Corporate Office Properties Trust and its director of government construction, David Norfolk, are expected to meet high standards—and keep details under wraps. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, COPT is a NYSE-traded real estate […]

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