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“Live Work and Play” Office Space Popular with Prospective Tenants

By Commercial Space

Office properties in central business districts (CBD) are outperforming those in typical single-use suburban office areas, according to recent trends examined by the NAIOP Research Foundation.  Well-designed mixed use infill projects near central business districts are attracting companies and young educated workers. Bakery Square near downtown Pittsburgh is an example of a successful mixed use redevelopment on six acres of a former Nabisco factory. Tenants of Bakery Square include Google, university medical staff, upscale retailers, and a hotel with a…

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New Construction Booming Along 526 Corridor

By Charleston SC, commercial construction

Office building construction is booming along the Interstate 526 corridor, which connects Mount Pleasant to West Ashley. There are a total of 18 buildings that are immediately accessible to the interstate located on Daniel Island and North Charleston. These two areas have seen the most development, the lowest vacancies, and the shortest leasing period when a new building is completed, according to the 2016 third quarter “Colliers International Research & Forecast Report” on office buildings in the Charleston region. New…

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Tips for Installing a Drop Ceiling

By Construction, Installation

  Installing a drop ceiling can be a big task but there are many advantages to having a drop ceiling. There are major advantages to having a drop ceiling and can have a big impact on your property and work space. Pipes, cables, ducts and any other materials in the ceiling can be covered up easily with a drop ceiling and still be accessible. Also, by installing a drop ceiling, it can make it better for sound reduction. If you…

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What is Civil Engineering?

By Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is the professional discipline of designing, building and maintaining the built environment.  Civil engineering is the discipline responsible for just about any structure you see today that man has created.  Once the days of mud huts and wood homes passed, civil engineers have been needed to help ensure that the structures being built are safe and comfortable for the people that occupy them.  Buildings and bridges are some of the first structures that come to mind when thinking…

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Benefits of Acoustic Ceiling Tiles

By Acoustic Ceilings

If you are considering installing acoustic ceiling tiles in your office or work space it is worth understanding the pros and cons before you make the investment.  Like everything in your business you want your capital to work hard for you and you shouldn’t spend money in an area where you are not going to get the return you hoped for. Acoustic Ceiling tiles have a very specific purpose and should be installed to accomplish very specific goals.  Acoustic ceiling…

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4 Things To Know on How to Remove Wallpaper

By Design, Prepping, Space Planning

Looking around your house you realize that you need a change. You might not be able to put your finger on exactly what needs to change you just realize that something does. Then it hits you like a ton of bricks one day, it’s the walls. During sometime in your decorating life you decided that wallpaper would be a fantastic idea for your home. For some, this decision is something that we love and sticks with us for the lifetime…

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What Are Landscape Professionals?

By Commercial Space, Installation, Landscaping

Now that summer is in full swing, one of the best ways to celebrate the warmer weather is to have friends and family over. Since the sun is setting later, it is safe to assume that once the temperature starts to drop, we all tend to move outdoors. A gathering can easily be enhanced by a neat and trimmed yard. Guests will ask your secrets on how to keep your blooms healthy and coming back every year. For some of…

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Office Space Planning Guidelines for a Growing Business

By Commercial Space, Space Planning

A while ago you started your own business and now it has grown. This is awesome but it comes with a new set of needs. It can be a very exciting transition and also is a time for planning. For most businesses, you will have clients coming in and out as well as having more than one person per department. Making sure that everyone can be productive and happy in an office setting is a top priority. We at Carolina…

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What Does Handicap Accessible Mean?

By ADA Compliance, Commercial Space, Construction, Space Planning

When building a business or a home for those that are handicapped, there are a lot of angles that need to be covered. First, lets start with some definitions. Accessible means the degree to which a product, service or environment is available to as many people as possible. Also, the ADA states that “the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations,…

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10 Types of Countertop Materials and When to Use Them

By Commercial Space, Design, Installation

Switching out your countertops is a simple way to jazz up your home aesthetically and functionally. Fortunately, there are a ton of options to choose from! There are lots of types of countertop materials and they all have their pros and cons; some are cheap and some are expensive. Luckily we at Carolina Services have taken all of the confusion out of figuring out which is best and have put together a list of our top ten types of countertops….

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