1904, 2017

5 Signs that it’s Time to Update your Commercial Property

When it comes to maintaining your commercial property, there are a number of reasons – outside of personal pride – you should be aiming to keep it in tip top shape. The reason being, physical brick and mortar commercial locations are having to navigate complex new territory, competing with fluid and popular online sales, increased […]

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1204, 2017

Retail Design Trends for 2017

Time is always changing, and 2017 has been no different. The times suggest the elemental need for refreshing ideas, vibrancy, creative thinking, and having an affinity for exploration and experimentation.

The retail design landscape is changing, and as innovative design-builders, we’re noticing a few powerful trends that reflect this need for overlapping creativity and critical thought. […]

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504, 2017

How to Find Leaks

Water damage and leaks can be hugely costly to you and your budget. Water can both create mold and other slower, ongoing issues associated with health, and bigger, faster problems with structural integrity, rot, and deterioration of property value.

Finding a leak in your ceiling, foundation, or discovering the after-effects of a leak by way of […]

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2903, 2017

The Benefits of Design & Build

 

At Fuhrmann Construction, the design-build mantra has always been the superior system when it comes to implementing a development process. Design-build is defined as a project delivery method in which both design and construction services are provided by the same firm, known as the design-builder.

This process is vastly different from the traditional architect/contractor hire plan […]

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2303, 2017

How Technology Has Changed Retail Design

The ever-expanding digital realm is always finding new ways to plant itself in the marketplaces of the world.

When we look at the financial industry, technology has always been a staple for increasing efficiency, transparency, and ease of use for customers. In more laborious industries like fabrication and manufacturing, advancing technology is responsible for reducing labour […]

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2302, 2017

Open-Concept vs. Cubicles – Which Office Layout is Best?

There’s been much debate lately on the pros and cons of open concept office space versus the traditional cubicle-based layout of yesteryear. Both bring interesting advantages and disadvantages to the table, related to productivity, privacy, feeling of community, and workplace stress levels.

As modern office design continues to evolve, business owners, staff and construction companies are […]

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2701, 2017

Innovation Theory: A Guide to Commercial Design

 

Designing the interior of a commercial property can be a delicate process; risky in that you have to create an engaging experience for your potential guests and customers, but it’s got to remain as cost-effective and as efficient as possible at the same time.

Further to this complex mosaic of possibilities and processes, there’s the additional […]

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2001, 2017

How You Can Save Space in Your Office

For many people, working in a cramped, cluttered, and unorganized space can bring about a feeling or being overwhelmed, unprepared, and even anxious.
Get Rid of Paper
As offices and modern businesses continue on the path of investing in technological prowess and streamlining business practices, the elimination of paper – both as a capital cost and storage […]

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501, 2017

The Dangers of Design Purgatory & How to Avoid It

Defining design as a constantly forward-moving process is plain foolish. Design is no different than any other critical thinking process, building plan or strategy for that matter. It’s subject to changing trends, ideologies, thoughts and personalities – of both the designers themselves, and the market to which they’re building for.

It’s for this reason we as […]

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1512, 2016

Top 5 Quick Tenant Improvements to Increase the Value of Your Property

Increasing the value of your property doesn’t mean you have to gut and flip the entire space – quite the opposite. Often times, subtle upgrades and small details, as well as improvements to curb appeal can go a long way to increase the value of your investment.

When working with your tenants, it’s both beneficial and […]

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