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Shingobee Attends the Annual Upper Midwest Convenience Store and Energy Convention

Shingobee Builders will be attending the Upper Midwest Convenience Store and Energy Convention, April 9th through April 11th, at the St. Paul RiverCentre. This convention and trade show focuses on growth, development, and trends for industry professionals. At Shingobee, we are committed to providing innovative construction and management services for our clients throughout the Midwest. For that reason, we feel it’s necessary to stay abreast of industry trends and new developments. In the ever-changing landscape of consumer needs, we understand the challenges of the competitive retail environment. As project management professionals, we are committed to providing creative solutions to help your business succeed.

Shingobee Attends the Annual Credit Union Network Annual Conference

Shingobee Builders is pleased to announce we will be attending the Minnesota Credit Union Network Annual Conference again this year. The event will be held April 4th through April 6th, 2018, at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Attendees include hundreds of exhibitors, credit union professionals, and CEOs as the event offers opportunity for growth and development in the financial market.

The Benefits of Hiring a General Contractor/Construction Manager During the Design Phase

There are various contractual arrangements that can be utilized to hire a general contractor (GC) or construction manager (CM) for your commercial construction project. Regardless of the type of contract, it is wise to bring the GC or CM on board your team during the pre-construction phase to collaborate with your architecture and engineering professionals as they complete the design.

Understanding Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is now possible through the use of highly advanced software technology. BIM is utilized to provide a digital representation of what your building will look like and how it will function inside and out. Through BIM we can work with subcontractors and other entities (including the client) to develop a building from the ground up. You can see both the physical and functional characteristics of the structure as the project moves from one stage to the next during the preconstruction phase. For project management professionals such as Shingobee, it gives an open hands-on tool to properly execute building construction and help mitigate sub-trade clash issues before they become a problem in the field.

Alamo Drafthouse Construction Progress | Time Lapse

Shingobee Builders, Inc. is pleased to announce that we are working with Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust for construction of the first Minnesota location of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, at the Woodbury Lakes retail center in Woodbury, MN.

Leech Lake Band Celebrates Grand Opening of Onigum Community Center

Tribal members of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe held a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for the new Onigum Community Center on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Shingobee provided construction of the new community center, located in the Onigum community near Walker, MN, in the southern section of the Leech Lake Reservation.

Senior Housing Development Trends

Senior communities have begun to respond to consumers’ higher expectations with more services, greater amenities, healthier lifestyle programs, and “resident-centered” care. One area that has lagged in this process is the modernization of facility environments to support the emerging hospitality model and the application of new concepts that can actually enhance the residents’ experience, support health and healing, and increase a community’s appeal and competitiveness.

Creating Community-Based Senior Living Facilities

Municipalities and private developers in many locations are considering creation of community-based senior living facilities, comprised of independent living, assisted living, memory care, and/or skilled nursing care. With more than 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, the demographics are smiling on the senior housing market segment.

You CAN Keep Building in Minnesota’s Winter Conditions

Minnesota’s harsh winters cause slow-downs in its construction industry – for everything from roads to commercial buildings. Many owners choose to delay a construction start until spring to save costs of dealing with temporary heat and other challenges related to winter construction.

Growing Your Business? Build, Remodel, or Expand?

If your business is successful, it will grow. Growth leads to corporate expansion, and expansion could mean future construction of your business property. The question is what action you should take in each phase of your growth. Should you build new and relocate, should you remodel the current property you have, or should you expand your current property? Below we explore the benefits of each option and when the appropriate time is to consider each.

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