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Design-build office trends in 2022

Office trends in 2022 reflect pandemic influence As more businesses developed return-to-work strategies, office space use trended up in 2021. And economists expect occupancy to continue improving in 2022, mainly in the latter half of the year and particularly in medical offices and suburban areas. In its 2022 U.S. Real Estate Market Outlook, CBRE says…

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Creating inclusive workspaces

Designing for inclusivity requires looking at the build from varying perspectives In today’s hiring environment and rapidly-changing world, as organizations realize the benefits of diverse workforces and as company needs shift, many organizations are looking for ways to create more inclusive workspaces. This approach allows companies to design and build in a way that attracts…

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Well-being is driving office design

Design and build allows developers to pivot to emerging needs The working world has faced numerous unforeseen challenges over the past two years, and commercial office design is shifting to meet the changing needs of today’s business world: notably, the well-being of those who use the space. Compared with the traditional commercial general contractor approach,…

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Torrance taps DBS Group for expansion project

Torrance Casting has contracted with DBS Group to design and expand its north building facility in La Crosse, WI. The project includes building a 3,400-square-foot loading dock and receiving area, a 4,500-square-foot office, an interior quality assurance space and site improvements to accommodate the expansion areas. The additional space will support new equipment Torrance is…

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The future of vacant office space

Here’s what to expect with the shift toward remote work The impact of COVID-19 on the American workforce has created seismic shifts toward working from home for people in many industries. For investors, owners and developers, the future of office space, some of which sits vacant as the pandemic lingers, remains in question. Will workers…

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Using lighting to improve productivity

Early in the design phase, it’s essential to think about office lighting With so many decisions to make when undertaking a new facility or renovation of an existing business space, it’s easy to put lighting on the back burner. After all, it’s just a lightbulb and switch, right? Not so fast. It turns out lighting…

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DBS Group completes new Bluff View Bank

DBS Group recently finished building a new Bluff View Bank in Holmen, Wisconsin. Located at 1749 Spakenburg Road within the McGilvray Park subdivision, the 3,000-square-foot bank incorporated office space, meeting space, interior teller service and an exterior drive-through canopy. Construction began in mid-August 2020 and was completed in mid-February 2021. Here’s the finished product:

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What COVID means for the future of office space

Understanding shifts in the office may bolster success post-pandemic When COVID-19 cases took hold around the world, the pandemic catalyzed seismic shifts in the office environment. And it turns out some of those changes will impact the future of office space longer-term. A recent study by JLL reveals some intriguing new trends emerging during the…

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DBS Group to build new Bluff View Bank location

DBS Group has been selected to build a new Bluff View Bank in Holmen, Wisconsin; located at 1749 Spakenburg Road within the McGilvray Park subdivision.

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Rethinking tenant needs in a post-pandemic world

Though we’re still amid COVID-19, it’s already clear that the pandemic will have a lasting impact on tenant needs both short- and long-term.

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