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What’s trending: garden style apartments

La Crosse general contractors predict uptick in this design-build movement Increased interest in garden-style apartments is keeping builders in La Crosse, WI, Rochester, MN and the Upper Midwest beyond busy these days. And what’s old is new again as far as this trend is concerned. Garden apartments gained popularity in the U.S. in the wake…

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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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Construction technology: shaping the future of building

The future of construction may be built by these innovations Innovation has always played an essential role in construction. These days, innovative construction technology is shaping the future of the building industry, improving everything from efficiencies and productivity to safety and more. Even amid the pandemic when much of the world came to a pause,…

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Industrial and manufacturing construction trends for 2022

Industrial and manufacturing construction predicted to grow Economists and industry experts predict manufacturing construction will grow 6% in 2022. The reason? As e-commerce continues to grow, so will the need for production facilities and, even more so, warehouses — not just to manage order fulfillment but also to accommodate more inventory as suppliers brace against…

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Senior housing solutions for smaller communities

Pro tip: design-build offers myriad options Senior housing for smaller communities can present unique challenges and opportunities for owners, and the design-build model of construction can help harness a profit. If you’re an owner/builder of a senior living facility for a smaller community in our region, the experts at DBS Group can help. Read on…

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DBS Group 2022 trend report now available

Download your complimentary copy of DBS Group’s 2022 Trend Report today. 2022 Trend Report relies on what’s knowable To call the last two years unpredictable is to grossly understate the tsunami of uncertainty generated by the combined forces of the global pandemic, resulting supply chain issues and long-anticipated labor shortage. Even now, an end to…

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2022 color trends: colors of the year for commercial building interior designs

The new year ushers in a new palette With the new year comes a new color palette for design-build projects and commercial building interiors. And while the past several years have called for various takes on gray, 2022 color trends are pulling inspiration from Mother Nature herself. So if you’re wondering which colors to choose…

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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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Rising inflation affects commercial real estate

How rising prices could benefit the commercial real estate sector Rising inflation continues to be a topic of conversation as indicators show prices are climbing faster than they have in years. Inflation increased to 5% between May 2020 and May 2021, and the U.S. Labor Department reports that was the most significant jump since 2008.…

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Market trends show design-build is growing

DBIA study offers insights into trends nationally and in the Midwest Recent research by the Design-Build Institute of America in partnership with FMI offers essential insights into today’s design-build market at the national level as well as in the Midwest, showing design-build is growing. The 2021 study examines industry growth, trends and drivers, and included…

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