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Partners Flipping Tradition on its Head

January 30, 2020
Real Estate Weekly


Margulies Hoelzli Architecture announced a partnership with TGE Construction which will expand the firm’s work into Top DownSM construction projects.


MHA has partnered with TGE Construction to provide architectural design services for development projects nationwide that implement TGE’s method of delivering mid and high rise buildings.


MHA will work with TGE on developing solutions for residential, hospitality and mixed-use projects that utilize the TGE approach while maximizing efficiency and return-on-investment.


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Aon’s Technology Corner Profile

August 1, 2019


Aon has created the Technology Corner to profile different construction technology and asset management companies. Each profile gives an overview of the technology, addresses its risk treatment potential, and identifies what insurance policies its implementation could impact.


TGE Top DownSM Technology specializes in systems integration focused on a revolutionary building process for the construction industry. Pioneering innovation in tall building construction; TGE is first to market, providing vertically integrated structural construction and technology-based solutions to mid/high-rise buildings.


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For Immediate Release

Easton, Maryland
June 21, 2019


Aon and TGE have developed a strategic alliance in the Architectural Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector for the promotion of Top DownSM technology, a proprietary building system of TGE Technology. TGE’s Top DownSM technology is a partner in Aon’s Infrastructure Solution Technology Corner, a multi-faceted approach to raise awareness about leading construction and asset management technologies that assist their clients to reduce on-site risks through education and insurance programs.


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Colin Powell, Youth Advocate, Praises ACE Program Promise

May 22, 2019
Janice Tuchman, ENR, Editor-in-Chief


The surprise guest speaker at the ACE Mentor Program’s 25th Anniversary Celebration May 14 was retired Gen. Colin L. Powell. The former four-star general and secretary of state finds a lot in common between ACE and his initiative, the America’s Promise Alliance, of which he is founding chairman.


From its launch in 1994, ACE has grown to 74 affiliates in 36 states. This year, 10,000 students were mentored by 4,100 professionals, and ACE awarded $2.4 million in student scholarships.


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Top Down Construction Makes Comeback in India

October 10, 2018
Tom Sawyer, ENR, deputy editor in charge of ENR’s technology


In Bangalore, India, an EPC contractor is wrapping up a 13-month-long project to build a $112-million, 10-story, 621,000-sq-ft office building for an undisclosed client. It was constructed with a top-down building system that has been used only a few times since it was patented as “suspended building construction” 46 years ago—including once recently on an adjacent site for the same owner. 


A patent for the method is now held by Charles H. Thornton, retired founder and former chairman of Thornton Tomasetti. He has formed TGE LLC, with partners Jeff Grillo, an owner’s executive, and Dan Esparza, a veteran industry entrepreneur, to market it. Thornton witnessed delivery of one of the first buildings to use the method in 1973 and spent several years working with its inventor, the late David Termohlen, a 1971 ENR Newsmaker, in an unsuccessful attempt to develop a global market for what TGE now calls “Top-Down Construction.”


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Realized Value Creation; New Construction in Constrained Urban In-Fill Sites

International Journal of High-Rise Buildings; March 2018
Nathaniel C. Hadley and Charles H. Thornton


This case study, prepared by Nathaniel Hadley of Pelli Clark Pelli Architects and Charles H Thornton of TGE Top Down Technology (formerly of LIFT Group LLC) identifies a growing development problem in urban areas; high value project sites that are restrictive in size or “tight” are underutilized and underdeveloped. The article demonstrates that constraints inherent to conventional construction techniques prohibit economically viable development of these project sites, while Core Cantilever construction methods, as utilized by the TGE Top DownSM Process, increase the project’s value by reducing construction timelines and increasing usable floor area. 


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