Building Dimensions

Factors Driving 2024 Design-Build Trends

Eight factors shaping 2024 design-build trends The blueprint of our world is undergoing a dynamic transformation. And the factors shaping 2024 design-build trends are as diverse as they are influential, touching every corner of our lives — from the way we work to the air we breathe. This evolution in building design is not just…

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2024 Trend Report Shares Best Development Opportunities

DBS Group’s 2024 Trend Report is a crucial tool for business owners, real estate developers, and commercial property owners looking to maximize their commercial construction investments. It shares current market trends, highlights the most promising opportunities, and offers actionable insights to optimize design and construction on your next commercial build. Be sure to download this…

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Interest rates and the commercial construction need gap

While some developers are pressing pause on projects, the need presses on When interest rates push upwards, it’s natural for developers to consider pressing pause on the projects in their pipeline, hoping to wait it out until rates ease up. As a design and build firm, we’ve watched this trend as interest rates have climbed…

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Election year influence on commercial construction

Here’s what business owners and developers can expect Commercial real estate developers, as well as business leaders, are no doubt anticipating the upcoming election year with mixed feelings. As U.S. history continues a periodically volatile trend, it stands to reason that those on the front lines of business and industry are watching for indicators of…

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Top 5 Blogs of 2023 Reflect the Times

As we bid farewell to 2023, it’s time to reflect on the topics and trends that captivated the minds of our readers. At DBS Group, we’ve always strived to bring you content that’s not only informative but also resonates with your interests and concerns. This year was no exception. Let’s stroll down memory lane and…

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Universal design in senior housing

Inclusive design ensures accessibility in your senior living community To remain competitive in the marketplace, the design of the senior living community you plan to build must consider universal design. It’s an issue that can get lost in the many aspects of senior housing that an owner/developer and commercial construction general contractor must think about…

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Senior Living Construction: Building for needs versus lifestyle

Consider the pros and cons of different senior living construction approaches Senior living construction for the future of senior living can be challenging. Current economic uncertainty, workforce labor availability and lending environment aside, there’s the core issue of what, exactly, to build. We know the silver tsunami is imminent, but which is the developers’ true…

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Senior housing as an extension of your care team

Smart design makes it happen; design-build can help When designing your next senior living community or senior housing facility in Rochester, MN; La Crosse, WI; or the Upper Midwest, thinking of your commercial build as an extension of your care team can make all the difference. Pivoting to this point of view enables you to…

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Construction Lead Times: Thinking of building in 2024 and 2025? Now’s the time to start planning.

Construction lead times are lengthier than you might think. If you’re a developer thinking of breaking ground in the next 18 months, the time to get started is today. Though it may not be convenient for those considering a commercial build a year and a half from now, the market realities are making it necessary…

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Aging in place: Now a consideration for all demographics

This multifamily housing strategy is now more inclusive The term “aging in place” is frequently used to describe the ability of seniors to stay in their homes as they grow older. But these days, multifamily housing developers are looking at the phrase in broader terms and changing their approach to construction. How aging in place…

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