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February 27, 2017

2017 Commercial Construction Trend Report

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February 27, 2017

To renovate or to build—and where to begin

All signals point toward a healthy economy and increased GDP in 2017 and following years, and the 7 Rivers Region is poised to follow suit. As local business owners and entrepreneurs look ahead to...


February 13, 2017

2017 Could Be a Break-Out Year for Design-Builders

The design-build project delivery method has been on the rise for the past several years, now surpassing design-bid-build delivery system use by 10 percent. (Fifty percent of all projects use...


January 28, 2017

Going Green on Your Next Project While Staying in the Black

If being eco-friendly is important to you when planning your next construction project, there’s good news: being green doesn’t have to put you in the red. Although it has been a long-held assumption...


January 28, 2017

What’s Trending: Smart Building Tech

Smart building tech is having a moment, and if analyst projections are on target, these technologies aren’t going anywhere soon. In fact, a report on constructiondive.com says the market is on pace...


January 22, 2017

When it Comes to Commercial Construction, To Everything There is a Season

When you’re planning to launch a commercial construction project, you may wonder when it’s the best time of year to begin. Is it better to break ground in the spring, when the weather improves? Or...


January 17, 2017
Posted in Trends

2017 Commercial Construction Trends Report

Looking ahead to 2017, this is one year where there’s cause for celebration in all commercial market sectors. According to Forbes, wage deceleration has bottomed out and is expected to begin growing...


January 12, 2017

3 Signs You’re Hiring the Right Construction Firm for the Job

Hiring a construction firm can be an intimidating experience. After all, we’ve all heard how construction projects can go wrong. That’s why it’s essential to select the right construction firm before...


January 4, 2017

New study reveals 9 in 10 millennial renters will pay more for a smart apartment

Coldwell Banker and CNET last year released a joint study wherein 81 percent of those surveyed said they would be more likely to buy a smart home if smart technology was installed. The same holds...


December 12, 2016

Don't Forget Buildings When Discussing Infrastructure

Our aging infrastructure, both here in the Upper Midwest and throughout the U.S., is a topic that’s finally getting attention in political circles. While that conversation is widely addressing roads,...