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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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What’s a typical payment schedule?

Knowing what to expect for your commercial construction project is essential.

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Current considerations in HVAC filtering for senior communities

A fresh look at air filtration for senior living communities Few industries have been as profoundly affected for the long term by the COVID-19 pandemic as has the senior housing sector. Among the major learnings for our changed society is the increased importance of HVAC filtering for senior housing beyond what we already knew to…

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Before and After: New Minnetonka MN Facility Is Unrecognizable

The Goddard School contracted with DBS Group to gut and remodel a building to create a new school in Minnetonka. The transformation is astounding.

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This vs. that: Natural gas or electric HVAC systems

For commercial construction, here’s what you need to know When planning your next design-build project or seeking remodeling contractors in La Crosse, WI or Rochester, MN, to upgrade your commercial building’s heating system, you may wonder whether you should choose natural gas-fired or an electric-fired HVAC system. Knowing and understanding the benefits and drawbacks of…

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