Art

April 03 2016
Topics:   Project Management
Art

Great inspiration in the West Palm Beach area.  Construction combined with art can be an extremely rewarding endeavor when building new communities.  This particular development has some ambitious plans that truly create a sense of place and active community.  You can see the ongoing construction of rail which is proximate to office, retail and residential making for a convenient and walkable lifestyle.  When managing our projects, we look for opportunities to inject energy and artistic expression into a new elevation of a building or structure. 

 

Proximity

March 15 2016
Topics:   Project Management
Proximity

We are extremely aware of the challenges of proximity.  Zero lot lines and new increased density within existing low-rise neighborhoods are often not accepted with open arms.  At Stonefield we attempt to manage projects with an understanding and appreciation for differing opinions but that these types of projects can lead to more vibrant communities.  We continue to work closely with Boraie development as they reinforce the already strong community and living within the City of New Brunswick.  Boraie continues to be dedicated to providing increased living opportunities within the City in and around public transportation hubs and workplace nodes to achieve many of the goals of new urbanism. 

 

View and Perspective

September 14 2015
Topics:   Project Management
View and Perspective

Stonefield's project management services extend well beyond 2D plan view.  We understand particularly with our larger scale projects that sometimes what looks very simple on a Site Plan or traffic control exhibit, can be challenging to attain in the field.  We look for opportunities to alert our clients to challenges well before the construction process begins so that the entire Project Team can properly plan for the activities to come.  Engineering and Construction are married through the Project Management services provided by the Stonefield team. 

 

City of New Brunswick

August 25 2015
Topics:   Project Management
City of New Brunswick

Stonefield continues to provide services throughout the City of New Brunswick to assist developers with the process of approval and construction.  The early stages of our involvement include canvasing local neighborhoods to understand areas of potential impact and mitigation.  During the entitlement process we engage the public at Planning and Zoning Board meetings to understand questions and concerns related to potential new development and density within neighborhoods.  Finally our services extend into construction management and observation.  Even when our services are technically complete, we always return to sites to understand how our projections and calculations translate to the actual built process.  Project management continues well beyond our completion of services for that particular project. 

 

The Backdrop

August 19 2015
Topics:   Project Management
The Backdrop

As part of our projects here at Stonefield, managing and consulting with our clients also includes consideration of how a project fits in with the backdrop of the site, municipality and region in general.  In the Borough of Fort Lee, our project management services include not only the multi-jurisdictional approvals that serve as the backdrop of the overall project permitting but also the services required to efficiently construct our project while consulting with adjacent developers and ensuring that the conditions of approval are jointly coordinated for ultimate project sign-off.  The steps that go into a successful, permanent CO must be deliberately carried out to assure that once approved, the doors stay opened. 




 

Shovel In the Ground

July 11 2015
Topics:   Project Management
Shovel In the Ground

It is one thing to think in terms of approvals for projects, it's another to constantly think and plan for getting a shovel in the ground.  At Stonefield we manage and navigate the entire process necessary to advise and consult regarding the time and services needed to allow our clients to physically build their sites.  Project Management in this manner is much more than engineering; it's engineering with a greater purpose in mind.  We manage the process and expectations to efficiently deliver results. 




 

Coordination

June 20 2015
Topics:   Project Management
Coordination

Stonefield's Project Management services are deeply rooted in providing coordinated services that include all aspects of provide design and consulting.  This begins with an understanding of all permitting required from local and outside agencies for both on-site construction and off-site impacts and extends into construction staging and logistic planning.  We believe very strongly that our services do not end until the project is open and operating. 






 

Borough of Fort Lee

May 30 2015
Topics:   Project Management
Borough of Fort Lee

Stonefield is currently working with the Borough of Fort Lee, Bergen County, and the NJDOT to implement upgrades throughout this particular area of Fort Lee to optimize the user experience for both Hudson Lights and the Modern as well as the existing downtown of Fort Lee.  An extensive adaptive signal upgrade is being managed by our staff which includes contract negotiation, construction inspection, ongoing project management and coordination, as well as ongoing design to ensure proper implementation.  Traveling motorists, pedestrians, public transportation, and virtually all members of the community in this area will be positively impacted by the efforts ongoing here. 




 

More than Engineering

May 22 2015
Topics:   Project Management
More than Engineering

It takes a conscious effort to recognize that this is about much more than engineering and design.  Project management includes constant contact and communication, real-time information and metrics, and the services needed to connect all elements of construction.  In Fort Lee, we are one of many consultants on the Project Team but we attempt to add more value than what our title may be for this particular project.  New roads are being created, old roads are being re-energized, and the site is being constructed at a vigorous pace.  Behind all of our services is a strong system of organization and accountability to ensure that our services assist in keeping a project moving.