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Construction project hack: plan spring projects now

Start now for best results and a project that stays within budget Even before the autumn colors start taking hold in our region, the smartest among us are thinking of spring. That’s because these days when it comes to commercial construction, preplanning is more important than ever due to the trickle-down effects of the pandemic…

Construction Site Visits: Do’s and Don’ts

A walk through a construction work-in-progress can be inspiring and motivating, or it can be disastrous.

The pros and cons of TIFs

Developers who are exploring the option of tax increment financing would be wise to weigh all the pros and cons.

Composite building materials and construction materials shortages

What they’re made of, how they’re being used and what to consider Materials shortages in the construction industry come and go, but when it’s time to build, owners need answers. Paying inflated pricing for hard-to-get items, putting construction on hold or altering architectural design midway through a project can cause major headaches and drive up…

Small but important design considerations for senior living

Senior housing design: Here’s how to transform senior housing into senior homes When it’s time to think about transitioning into a senior living community, new residents typically want their new space to feel like home. The concept of senior housing for some can conjure up images of a stale, stark environment that may be utilitarian…

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…

6 fundamentals of senior living that show no signs of changing

COVID-19 has shifted many things, but these remain the same Most industries, including senior housing, have experienced disruption and change during the COVID-19 global pandemic. From hospitality and leisure travel to production and distribution to health care, we’ve seen massive shifts in the global landscape. Consequently, for some industries, things may never be what they…

Communication: the key to commercial construction success

Here’s how design-build project delivery improves communication The design-build project delivery method is forging inroads to improved communication throughout the commercial construction process, from concept through ribbon cutting. And the effects are a breath of fresh air over the antiquated design-bid-build model of project delivery. That’s because at the heart of the design-build model of…

Building healthier senior living communities with pandemic lessons learned

Here’s how the COVID-19 crisis is steering the future of senior living Senior housing has undergone many changes since the advent of the COVID-19 global pandemic, and industry insiders recognize that changes will be far-reaching into the future as well. The reason: lessons learned from the pandemic offer valuable insights into building healthier senior communities…

Post-COVID construction: the role of global supply chains

As the pandemic begins to fade, a quest for deeper understanding emerges COVID-19 has taught us so much, not the least of which is how a shock to our global supply chains can snarl sectors of our domestic economy. It’s also highlighted how changing consumer habits can affect our ability to get supplies at the…