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October 2, 2017

Manufacturing construction looks promising for 2018

Growth in manufacturing construction has been stagnant in 2017, but that’s expected to change in 2018. Watch for robotics, 3D printing, nearsharing and sustainability to trend. For currents trends in other market sectors, download our2017 Commercial Construction Trend Report.


October 2, 2017

Sustainable building design: top trends

Sustainable building design trends continue to emerge, and it’s no wonder. According to interestingengineering.com, experts project that between 2015 and 2018, the number of builders worldwide who have more than half their projects certified green will increase 100 percent. The main reason builders are turning to green initiatives? To reduce carbon emissions, say experts. But […]


October 2, 2017

Building security: head it off when designing, building your new commercial construction project

When you’re imagining the next chapter in the legacy of your business, chances are you aren’t giving much thought to the dangers that could emerge over time. Yet now, more than ever, security is a concern for businesses and one that should be considered during the early stages of the commercial construction process. And it […]


October 2, 2017

Consider new Wisconsin commercial building code when determining when to build

Wisconsin property owners who have commercial building projects in mind, may want to get to them sooner than later. The state has adapted the 2015 ICC (International Code Council) building codes, requiring all municipalities to adopt it as a minimum standard with an anticipated effective date of January 1, 2018. Any plans submitted prior to […]


September 26, 2017

Three Things You Need to Know About Offsite Construction

As the construction industry rises to meet changing trends and ever-present challenges, a movement toward offsite construction is gaining steam. With offsite construction methods, components of a project are prefabricated elsewhere and shipped to the building site, then assembled. The innovation is a win for building contractors trying to overcome common commercial construction challenges such […]


September 26, 2017

Why More Clients are Choosing Design-Build

In recent years, the design-build trend has really taken off, which may have you wondering, why are more clients choosing design-build? In fact, there are multiple reasons why design-build is gaining ground, from its effect on a project’s bottom line to project collaboration and project management. Let’s take a closer look. The Advantages of Design-Build […]


September 11, 2017

Most Common Obstacles in Commercial Construction Projects

As with any large-scale commercial construction project, you may encounter obstacles along the way toward achieving your final vision. Luckily, you and your builder or design-build team can take steps to prevent or eliminate these issues. Before you can bypass these hurdles, the first step, of course, is identifying what those trouble spots are. To […]


August 30, 2017

How to Design Your Workspace Construction for Maximum Productivity (Hint: Design-Build can help!)

When designing your workspace construction, one of the most important considerations—if not THE most important consideration—is making sure it allows your staff to maximize their productivity. Of course you want your customer-facing spaces to be inviting and professional, and you want your employee spaces to be functional as well as comfortable for those long days,[…]


August 5, 2017

What’s trending in warehousing?

Online shopping is booming, which means more retailers need a lot more space to house their goods. That just about says it all when looking at warehouse design-build contractor trends. Here are the details.[…]


July 3, 2017

Life After Dark: Tips for Commercial Property Owners to Repurpose Dark Retail

For commercial property developers, dark retail can be a source of frustration, blight and erosion of property value. And it can drive down sales for other tenants, when, for example, an anchor store calls it quits—which, as consumers embrace e-commerce, is becoming commonplace. If you’re facing this dilemma as a commercial property owner, take some […]