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Is it time to renovate your commercial building?

Here are the signs to watch for and why they’re important If you’re waiting for a sign on whether it’s time to renovate your commercial building, chances are your building will tell you. Dilapidated buildings can come at a high cost — far higher than if an owner stays on top of maintenance, repair, replacement…

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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.

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Hotel-to-apartment conversions gaining popularity

Adaptive reuse of hotels is gaining steam: here’s why Hotels that were once the perfect getaway are now places to stay and stay. That’s because the trend of converting what were once hotels into apartments is gaining popularity. As demand for affordable housing remains strong and outpaces supply, developers and real estate groups are turning…

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Colors trending in multifamily construction and interior design

Hint: comfort and safety are paramount in uncertain times When it comes to multifamily construction and interior design in 2022, health, harmony and well-being are taking center stage. That stands to reason. After all, the past several years have been challenging from many perspectives, and home has played an important role in our rest and…

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Why design-build contractors are growing in popularity

And how to identify an authentic design-build contractor The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) recently released a study providing an overview of the design-build industry, including trends, growth and the market forecast. The study includes modeling and research based on industry expertise, data mining and interviews with 46 design-build contractors and industry stakeholders and electronic…

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This vs. that: leasing vs. owning commercial space

Here are the pros and cons of leasing vs. owning When considering commercial space for your business, you may wonder which is better: leasing vs. owning. Whether you are considering office space, a retail storefront, distribution facility, a factory or other commercial endeavors, it’s often not an easy decision. There are pros and cons to…

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LCO hires DBS Group for Country Store renovation

Lac Courte Oreilles has contracted with DBS Group to renovate its County Store in Hayward, Wisconsin. Under the contract, DBS Group will design and completely renovate several areas in the facility, including the gaming area, a new fast-casual restaurant and grocery store. The project also includes renovating the exterior façade as well as site improvement…

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Senior housing adaptive reuse options

Repurposing buildings provides another option for senior living facilities For many seniors, their golden years are a chapter of personal reinvention, and it turns out the same is true of buildings entering their golden years. Adaptive reuse gives buildings second chances, offering a new lease on life as a senior living facility. As owners and…

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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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DBS to design-build new drive-thru coffee concept

Niemann Foods has contracted with DBS Group to design and build Perk Coffee Co. in Jacksonville, IL. Perk Coffee is a new double drive-thru coffee concept recently developed by NFI. Located on W. Morton Ave., the new facility will include coffee serving areas and site improvements to accommodate the double drive-thru. Construction is scheduled to…

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