Case Studies Region: Northeast

Jim Tully – ICON International

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It could be that Zoom or Teams have made the company’s jet an expensive accessory by eliminating the need for so much travel. It could be that online shopping and banking have reduced the need for retail space, or that remote and hybrid work arrangements have lessened the need for office space. Whatever the reason, […]

John Barella – Einstein Healthcare Network

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Ear protection clamped securely, John Barella steps onto the nearly four-acre flight deck atop the USS Kitty Hawk. Around him, jets refuel and takeoff every 20 seconds. His head on swivel, he tracks a F/A-18 Super Hornet jet that slingshots off the deck to pierce the skies at a top speed of nearly 1,200 mph. […]

Jennifer Gonsalves – David Geffen School of Drama at Yale

Est. reading time: 4 mins

On a crisp October day in 2018, Jennifer Gonsalves walked through Yale campus, the civil engineer in her appreciating century-old Gothic and neo-Georgian architecture. When she reached 222 York Street, Yale’s main theater, her gaze—like that of so many drama students—swept up the stone façade. Gonsalves continued her walk past the other eight buildings on […]

John Crompton – The Winsor School

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When John Crompton led a lunch and learn session with students at The Winsor  School, he wasn’t sure if they’d be interested. He knew the science behind concrete would probably bore a group of students and expected to look into the audience and see yawns and glazed-over eyes. Instead, he saw a sea of raised […]

Jeff Dill – Party City Holdings Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It enables balloons to fly and cools superconducting magnets in MRI units. And though it’s not advisable to inhale it, it also makes your voice sound funny if you do. That may be what your average reader knows about helium, but it wasn’t enough for Jeff Dill, vice president of facilities and energy management for Party City Holdings Inc. Because while it may not be a party without balloons, helium is part of a serious business. “What I […]

John Lembo – RiverSpring Living

Est. reading time: 5 mins

John Lembo doesn’t live on the 32-acre campus of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in New York City, but as vice president for facilities management for its parent organization, RiverSpring Living, he says it feels like home. At RiverSpring Living, Lembo is stewarding two major capital projects designed to provide residents new levels of comfort […]

Jevan Sean Seepaul – Northwell Health

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, Jevan Sean Seepaul had no choice. As the engineer managing the facilities management department for one of New York City and Long Island’s largest healthcare providers, Seepaul kept the hospital system functioning. With more than 74,000 employees and 23 hospitals across Westchester County, Staten Island, Queens and Long Island, Northwell […]

Jack Rallo – South Orangetown Central School District

Est. reading time: 4 mins

No one, especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, wants to breathe other people’s air. This can be hard to prevent in schools, though, where getting fresh air is usually only possible during gym class or recess. Jack Rallo is changing this by bringing the outside air in. As the director of facilities for […]

Jim Sheeley – Pulaski Central School District

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Jim Sheeley was a student at Pulaski Central School District, he never thought about how the buildings were repaired and maintained. Now it’s all he thinks about. As the director of facilities at his alma mater, Sheeley knows the schools more intimately than some. After all, he spent 13 years walking their halls and […]

Jeremy Smith – Capital District Transportation Authority

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s not a Japanese bullet train, but employees at the Capital District Transit Authority are proud of upstate New York’s second Bus Rapid Transit line that hit the road last winter with a fleet of shiny blue and silver buses moving riders around Albany and surrounding communities. Known as the River Corridor Bus Rapid Transit […]

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