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Venerable mansion in Milwaukee reborn as hotel

A 122-year-old mansion in Milwaukee that’s been preserved for decades as an historic site is defying the pandemic in its new life as a boutique hotel. Developers and designers scrupulously maintained the distinct character of the 17-room Dubbel Dutch Hotel, …

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Conversation with Carolyn Shames, Shames Construction

It takes vision, commitment and heart to build a successful firm in a traditionally male-dominated industry. And if you ask Carolyn Shames, who has successfully managed this task a few times over, it also takes intelligence and confidence.

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Casting a new light on prefab + modular

The demand for prefab and modular construction is growing exponentially. Once stigmatized as a low-end and mass-produced mode of construction, the quality and subsequent benefits of this method have improved substantially and are making inroads to changing this perception. In …

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Technology drives innovation in the construction industry

Construction technology is undoubtedly one of the most exciting pockets of innovation in today’s economy. Funding in US-based construction technology startups surged by 324 percent to nearly $3.1 billion in 2018, compared with $731 million in 2017, according to Crunchbase …

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7 questions to squeeze your competitors’ research

Launching a business is always a challenging and time-consuming process, particularly if you are trying to make a breakthrough in a highly competitive niche. Studies reveal that 90% of new companies fail, most of which fall apart within a year. …

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Road resurfacing simplified: Collecting critical data

Traditionally, highway resurfacing projects have been a challenge, not only for the contractor, but the inconvenienced community through which the road passes. To collect the project data needed to perform the resurface, typically required lane closures and a team of …

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Designing for inclusive, equitable thermal comfort

In the last several years, it has been well reported that there is an inequity in the way buildings are conditioned. Most recently, it became national news when a New York political candidate requested a warmer room during a debate, …

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Energy reduction helps retail complex save big

Anchored by notable retailers Loblaws, Home Depot and LCBO, College Square is a retail complex spanning 389,244 square feet. The shopping destination has been serving a busy area near Algonquin College, in Ottawa, Ontario since 2003.

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Finding the right financing

In a world where the options of working with a capital funding firm are many, it is important to make sure that your company is vetting appropriate partners for your business needs. In order to do this, it’s imperative that …

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Understanding health coverage instability

Construction companies that either don’t provide healthcare to their employees, or do and their employees don’t participate on the employer sponsored plan, can pay nearly double in workers’ compensation costs.

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