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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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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…

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New report says technology amenities drive senior community occupancy

Value of technology becomes clearer during pandemic Senior housing occupancy is increasingly tied to technology amenities. That’s according to a new Insights Report from more than 40 senior living communities across the U.S. The report found that 83% of respondents report technology amenities actually improve occupancy. More, the study showed that senior living communities are…

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Air filtration: lessons learned from COVID-19

Clearing the air on filtration systems for commercial buildings We have learned many lessons throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic. Among those, we have a better understanding of air filtration systems for commercial buildings, particularly their ability to filter out viruses. Perhaps even more than ever before, commercial real estate developers, owners and tenants are carefully…

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Are we entering a new phase of offsite construction?

Modular and prefabricated construction gains ground Offsite construction, such as modular and prefabricated construction, is anything but new. Yet in the age of COVID-19 and the myriad other issues facing the construction industry, many wonder if we’re entering a new phase of offsite construction. Among certain industries, and among those struggling to overcome the many…

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Recreation market exploding due to COVID

Outdoor recreation businesses experiencing increased demand The global pandemic may have wreaked havoc on the international and domestic travel industry, but the outdoor recreation market is experiencing demand that has gone through the roof. That includes businesses that sell both big and smaller ticket items, including many segments of the recreational vehicle market, as well…

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