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As urban development gains momentum across the country, one veteran developer plans to lead the charge in getting others interested in investing in downtown Muskegon.

In the construction industry, general contractors’ financial juggling in tough economic times could put individuals and entire companies on the line for big civil and criminal penalties.

When Keith Winn and Chris Muller set out to design a new office space for their respective businesses, their goal was to work within the LEED rating system to create an efficient, sustainable office building on the site of a former milling company.

Homebuilders backlogged as buyers return

Written by | Sunday, 11 November 2012 16:58 |

It wasn’t that long ago when homebuilders wondered when their next project would come along.

Researchers and designers at the Big Three office furniture companies are very deliberate in the words they use to describe the changing workspace. Some of their favorites include “open,” “casual” and “collaborative.”

Q&A: John O’Neill, Principal, Conduit Studio

Written by | Sunday, 28 October 2012 16:40 |

John O’Neill might run a small, full-service graphic design, branding and interactive studio in the heart of Grand Rapids, but that doesn’t preclude Conduit Studios from working on projects for high-profile clients including Wolverine World Wide and Amway.

After two consecutive years of expansions, the executive team at Founders Brewing Co. is ready to say: I’ll have another.

The hunt is on for a buyer for one of West Michigan’s signature buildings, but some developers caution the process could drag on for a long time.

A massive commercial construction industry expo hits Grand Rapids this week.

While a technology has promise to help speed construction projects and better control costs, it has yet to make it into widespread use at West Michigan firms.

The efforts of one nonprofit organization in transforming a key Grand Rapids neighborhood has attracted another like-minded group to plant roots and help be part of the area’s revitalization.

As the construction industry continues to sputter back to life, architecture firms have been taking to the drafting rooms to design their firms for the new market realities.

Most businesses need more than just a sign on the wall to let customers know what their company stands for and what they offer.

Michigan’s population continues to get older, and hospitals want to be prepared to handle them into their golden years.

A $26.9 million outpatient medical center will consolidate much of Borgess Health’s operations in Battle Creek into a single location. The new center will also expand capacity and help shore up Borgess’ market share in Battle Creek.

Senior Meals Program plans $2.5M expansion

Written by | Tuesday, 04 September 2012 09:29 |

Almost everyone has heard of the “meals on wheels” service, but few actually understand what it takes to provide nutritious and timely meals to those who can’t afford or don’t have the ability to buy and prepare meals themselves.

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