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DBS Group hires superintendent, promotes two team members

DBS Group has hired a new project superintendent and promoted two team members to director positions. Based in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Rochester, Minnesota, DBS Group has experienced steady growth since it formed seven years ago. The new positions reflect a natural evolution as the design-build construction company continues expanding. Mark Hammes is DBS Group’s…

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DBS Group hires superintendent and promotes two team members

DBS Group has hired a new project superintendent and promoted two team members to director positions. Based in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Rochester, Minnesota, DBS Group has experienced steady growth since it formed seven years ago. The new positions reflect a natural evolution as the design-build construction company continues expanding. Mark Hammes is DBS Group’s…

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The 3 most common obstacles in senior living and multifamily development

(And how to overcome them.) Every experienced developer knows and anticipates obstacles on the way toward building senior living facilities and multifamily developments. The wisest also develop a plan of attack for overcoming those challenges. Whether you are new to commercial construction or a seasoned expert, we all encounter trials on our way to building…

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From Babylon to Barre Mills, Wisconsin, biophilia is more important than ever

The trend toward biophilia continues to grow When Queen Amytis of Babylon longed for the verdant hills of her childhood, she turned to biophilic design to fulfill the deep need to connect to nature, and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were born. Fast forward to modern times, and many of us are feeling a similar…

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Multifamily housing demand continues to smash records

Here’s why multifamily housing has unprecedented demand Demand for multifamily housing continues to break records, and industry analysts say there is no end in sight. Yardi Matrix recently reported that 2021 transactions totaled $215.3 billion, up from $13.3 billion in 2009. For investors, there’s still opportunity to build multifamily housing units and take advantage of…

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Six building design considerations to help ensure customer safety

We’ve all heard the stories about hordes of Black Friday shoppers descending upon a store with horrific consequences. And while every retailer wants a robust shopping season, no business owner wants their customers to be injured.

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Do solar panels work better on a flat or pitched roof?

Here are some key points to keep in mind Deciding whether to opt for solar panels with your next commercial construction project is complex and should be based on financial, strategic and practical factors. After weighing the pros and cons, if you decide to install solar panels on your next project, you’ll also want to…

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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.

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DBS Group to design-build renovations at Resilience Center

DBS Group has been retained as the design-builder for a 7,500-square-foot office renovation project for Resilience Center in Rochester, MN, which provides mental health services for children, adolescents and adults. The project includes repurposing existing space for new private offices, expanding waiting area space, upgrading the breakroom area, and updating finishes throughout. Construction is scheduled…

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DBS Group to convert market into event center

St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin has contracted with DBS Group to convert its former Fourwinds Market in Siren, WI, into an event center. The former market on State Road 25/70 closed in 2017 when DBS Group built a new Fourwinds Market for the tribe on Airport Road. DBS Group will provide design and construction…

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