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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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Senior housing: Phasing from focused offering to continuum of care

Remodeling and expanding can help you attract and retain senior housing residents Senior living developers, owners and operators are adept at watching market shifts and adjusting offerings not only to attract senior living community residents but also to retain them as they age and their needs change. While remaining focused on a particular market demographic…

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Designing for a regenerative workforce

Building workplaces for the future requires innovation The modern workforce is changing in terms of what they want, need and look for in an employer. As the COVID-19 global pandemic created a sea change in working remotely, many workers found the lines blurred between work and personal time. Add to that the economic stress, health…

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