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Material lead times and cost increases impact commercial construction

Owner/builders should plan projects earlier than ever Equipment and material lead times and cost increases continue to impact the commercial construction industry. The good news is you can mitigate some of these increases by thoughtful planning in the very early project stages. How early? Earlier than ever, say our design-build experts. That means if you’re…

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Understanding grants and incentives for sustainable construction

Sustainable construction gaining traction with commercial projects Increasingly, Earth Day is every day as developers seek opportunities to design and build commercial construction projects in a more earth-friendly manner. Eco-friendly practices used to be a consideration only for those on the fringes of commercial construction even a couple of decades ago, and these days it’s…

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DBS Group to design-build Med Cities Business Condos

DBS Group has been selected to design and build Med City Business Condos. The new 12,000-square-foot, eight-tenant business condo facility will be located at 2973 43rd Street NW in Rochester, MN. Each 1,500-square-foot tenant space will be set up for a small business to occupy. And each unit includes a 14-by-14 overhead door, single unisex…

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Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe contracts with DBS Group for new project

Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe has contracted with DBS Group to design and build an LCO Emergency Operation Center in Hayward, WI. The new 12,600-square-foot center will include emergency operations administration space, a squad room, evidence processing and areas for equipment and other storage, training, intake and processing, a dog pound, a garage for large equipment…

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2021 Video Retrospective: A Sampling of DBS Group Projects This Year

Looking back at some of the projects we completed in 2021, we clearly had a great year. That, of course, wouldn’t be possible without fantastic clients. To all of you who entrusted your projects to us, thank you. And to all, Happy New Year!

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Combining mixed-use and multifamily housing can yield benefits

Developers can support regional needs for affordable housing with healthy ROI Mixed-use and affordable multifamily housing developments aren’t always pictured together, and developers may wonder about the financial viability of a project that combines mixed-use and multifamily housing. But increasingly, developers are realizing the benefits of such projects, including easing the affordable housing crisis in…

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Goddard School hires DBS Group for Minnetonka project

Goddard School of Minnetonka has selected DBS Group to serve as construction manager for a new center in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The project includes converting an existing 10,000-square-foot facility at 14900 Highway 7 into a typical Goddard School early childhood education center. When complete, it will look similar to the Goddard School DBS Group built for…

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This versus that: vertical construction versus a larger building footprint

Here are the pros and cons of building up vs building out When your next commercial construction project is in the planning stages, you could be in the position of considering whether to build up vertically or building out horizontally with a larger footprint. What costs might be associated with each that might not be…

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La Courte Oreilles Tribe partners with DBS Group for school-related projects

DBS Group will begin work this summer on two new projects for the La Courte Oreilles Tribe in Hayward, WI. In late July, the design-build company will begin improvements to LCO’s K-12 school and bus garage. As part of the project, DBS Group will expand a weight room and common corridor and reconstruct the existing…

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This vs. that: fire sprinklers and commercial properties

Here’s what you should know about fire sprinklers and your commercial property Whether you’re considering retrofitting an existing commercial property with a fire sprinkler system or evaluating a new ground-up project, a commercial property’s sprinkler status can have wide-ranging impacts — from life safety requirements to insurance considerations to protection in the event of a…

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