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DBS Group to build new WI headquarters

COMING SOON – FALL 2023! We have outgrown our existing Onalaska office, and after searching for the past two years, we’ve found a perfect home for our new company headquarters at 200 French Road in Onalaska, WI. The new 6,300-square-foot office will be a mix of private offices, design studio space, and collaboration spaces, including…

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2023 trend report reveals most promising building opportunities

2023 trend report shows where and how to stay ahead of competitors While economic forecasters predict little overall growth in commercial construction in the year ahead, opportunities are still there for the investors, developers and property owners who want to continue building the future and position themselves to maximize ROI as remaining COVID clouds dissipate.…

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The future of work points to the hybrid office

Survey of business decision-makers indicates permanent changes to the office world. Hallway conferences in passing. Water cooler chat. Busy work, hour after hour, at the desk. Office mates who bring in goodies to share in the breakroom. These are snapshots of office life circa 2019. When the global pandemic ground office life to a halt…

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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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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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