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Insider Secrets to Controlling Costs on the Design and Construction of Medical Office Buildings

Now more than ever, architects and builders are being asked to develop cost-effective medical office buildings (MOBs) without compromising durability, efficiency and quality. While there are countless solutions for saving time and money, the key to the most cost-effective MOB is an early team approach where the client, architect, builder and engineers work in concert Read more…

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How to Identify the Most Accurate Interior Construction Budget

Five Insider Tips to Avoid Surprises and Improve Comparisons When planning an interior build-out or renovation, landlords, brokers and tenants all want the same thing from their contractors: an accurate construction budget. And they deserve it. Establishing realistic client expectations requires coordination across disciplines, careful calculation and, most of all, attention to detail. Meeting tenant Read more…

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How the Affordable Care Act Affects Healthcare Construction

The pace of healthcare development is on the rise again after two years of declining construction starts. The long-term trend–hospitals and healthcare networks expanding to meet the needs of an aging U.S. population—was disrupted in recent years in part by uncertainty over the fate of the Affordable Care Act. Now that there is more clarity Read more…

Diagnosing the Risks of Hospital Construction

Hospital construction comes with great risk as most work is done in areas of heavy traffic or only a few feet away from patients who may already suffer from compromised immune systems. That said, it’s vital that risks of construction be assessed and controlled for all hospital projects. Planning for new construction or major renovation Read more…

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Owners Gain Great Value By Repositioning Buildings

In Chicago, the line “if you build it they will come” always seems to hold true. With 3.5 to 4 million square feet of new office product coming on market in the next 18 months and large corporate users vacating space to move into the new buildings, how will older buildings compete? The answer is Read more…

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Successful Rollout: Retailers Gain Competitive Edge by Looking Beyond Bricks and Mortar with General Contractors

Retail rollouts are more prevalent than ever and there are countless reasons for the uptick. Certainly steady retail growth fueled by surges in consumer confidence and spending play a critical role; however, the biggest factor in the rampant rollouts is the de-malling of America. Open air, regional power and lifestyle centers are cropping up in Read more…