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Does your contractor do that?

At DBS Group, we start working long before the other guys Maybe you can’t judge a book by its cover, or a person by their looks (although anyone rocking a mullet these days may get a double-take). But it turns out you CAN judge a contractor by their preconstruction services. Simply put, DBS Group takes…

Construction project hack: plan spring projects now

Start now for best results and a project that stays within budget Even before the autumn colors start taking hold in our region, the smartest among us are thinking of spring. That’s because these days when it comes to commercial construction, preplanning is more important than ever due to the trickle-down effects of the pandemic…

Top 5 challenges facing commercial property owners

Commercial property owners face a variety of issues from economic changes, finding & retaining tenants, to monitoring demographic changes. Here are the top 5 issues.

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…

Construction Site Visits: Do’s and Don’ts

A walk through a construction work-in-progress can be inspiring and motivating, or it can be disastrous.

The pros and cons of TIFs

Developers who are exploring the option of tax increment financing would be wise to weigh all the pros and cons.

Composite building materials and construction materials shortages

What they’re made of, how they’re being used and what to consider Materials shortages in the construction industry come and go, but when it’s time to build, owners need answers. Paying inflated pricing for hard-to-get items, putting construction on hold or altering architectural design midway through a project can cause major headaches and drive up…

Apartment technology: once optional, now essential

To be competitive in multifamily housing, it’s high time for tech The multifamily housing market is going full speed ahead when it comes to apartment technology, and owners/builders who want to remain competitive or rise above the competition are finding it’s time to get on board. The digital revolution in multifamily housing hit 6G speeds…

Small but important design considerations for senior living

Senior housing design: Here’s how to transform senior housing into senior homes When it’s time to think about transitioning into a senior living community, new residents typically want their new space to feel like home. The concept of senior housing for some can conjure up images of a stale, stark environment that may be utilitarian…

Resale is the new retail opportunity

Design-build can boost your likelihood of success Retail has faced its share of challenges in recent years: online commerce, a pandemic, supply chain delays, the challenge of drawing shoppers to malls, to name a few. But there’s at least one sector of the shopping industry showing extreme promise and opportunity for those ready to leap.…