Across the country last week, we celebrated the women who make up our construction industry. It’s important to celebrate each and every one, as we only make up about 9% of the construction workforce (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics). While a small percentage, this is a huge jump from 2013 when women made up just 1.2% of the workforce. We interviewed a few women at Tocci to see their perspective on the industry…

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A short history: In 2000, with the new century, our industry saw the development of a new standard: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). This environmentally friendly procedure for constructing buildings has since taken the market by storm. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, “LEED has grown to become the world’s most widely used green building rating system, with nearly 80,000 projects participating in LEED across 162 countries, including more than 32,500 certified…

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Tocci first learned about The All Stars Project through our client, Hartz Mountain Industries whose President and COO, Gus Milano, sought our participation. In a few years Tocci’s involvement with the All Stars grew from making donations to sponsoring an intern on the jobsite. Recently, Lila Tocci, spoke about sponsorship at their fall fundraising dinner in Newark, and more recently, participated on a panel at an All Stars breakfast to increase awareness among companies conducting…

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Trade partner selection is a vital process that plays a key vital role in the success of Tocci projects. There are many factors that must be taken into consideration when selecting trade partners, and safety is a vital key element in choosing the right trade partner for the project. By utilizing unsafe trade partners, Tocci is exposed as a GC/CM to violations and citations from state or federal regulatory agencies, and place us in a…

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Today, 11 Tocci employees received their Lean “White Belt”. As a part of our workforce training program, Nick Masci and Kelly Meade of Haley & Aldrich led series of discussions on Lean. Select individuals were tasked to implement Lean across a variety of processes. This helped us learn new tools for analyzing the efficiency of processes, who the stakeholders are and what they do, and to understand the complexity of processes. Through the process of…

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