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Designing for senior housing staff retention

To solve senior housing’s biggest challenge, go back to the drawing board The headlines in senior housing news say it all: recruiting and retaining staff in senior housing is a huge challenge these days. Competition for the limited pool of applicants can be fierce. Competitive salaries can tilt the scales, but sometimes there simply isn’t…

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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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DBS Group expands team again

DBS Group has expanded its team again, bringing in Bryan Lee as a project supervisor and Jonathan Herman as a Revit modeler. Lee has worked in the construction industry for more than 25 years. He has grown into an experienced project superintendent, overseeing developments ranging from capital expense projects to $40-million-plus projects in various markets…

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Material lead times and cost increases impact commercial construction

Owner/builders should plan projects earlier than ever Equipment and material lead times and cost increases continue to impact the commercial construction industry. The good news is you can mitigate some of these increases by thoughtful planning in the very early project stages. How early? Earlier than ever, say our design-build experts. That means if you’re…

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DBS Group to design and build Camping World in Onalaska

Camping World has selected DBS Group to help convert the former Gander Mountain store in Onalaska, WI, into a Camping World Sales & Service location. DBS Group will design and construct the project. For sales areas, improvements will include interior RV display areas, sales and finance support areas, a retail area for RV and camping…

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Understanding grants and incentives for sustainable construction

Sustainable construction gaining traction with commercial projects Increasingly, Earth Day is every day as developers seek opportunities to design and build commercial construction projects in a more earth-friendly manner. Eco-friendly practices used to be a consideration only for those on the fringes of commercial construction even a couple of decades ago, and these days it’s…

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DBS Group to design-build Med Cities Business Condos

DBS Group has been selected to design and build Med City Business Condos. The new 12,000-square-foot, eight-tenant business condo facility will be located at 2973 43rd Street NW in Rochester, MN. Each 1,500-square-foot tenant space will be set up for a small business to occupy. And each unit includes a 14-by-14 overhead door, single unisex…

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DBS Group to design-build Nautical Bowls

DBS Group has been selected as the design-builder for the new Nautical Bowls coming to Rochester, MN. Nautical Bowls combines healthy, fresh superfood bowls with an uplifting atmosphere. The restaurant will be in Suite 105 of the West on Second Marketplace (230 20th Avenue SW).  Construction is scheduled for completion in late June.

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Design-build trends for hospitality and restaurants in 2022

Design-build outlook for hotels looks promising After taking big pandemic hits alongside the rest of the travel industry in 2020, the hotel sector improved in 2021. At this writing, CBRE is forecasting 2021 will close with a national occupancy rate of 54%, followed by 62% in 2022. But the commercial real estate services and investment…

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Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe contracts with DBS Group for new project

Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe has contracted with DBS Group to design and build an LCO Emergency Operation Center in Hayward, WI. The new 12,600-square-foot center will include emergency operations administration space, a squad room, evidence processing and areas for equipment and other storage, training, intake and processing, a dog pound, a garage for large equipment…

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