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Charleston Office Market and Construction Activity Remains Strong in 2016

By commercial construction, Commercial Space

The first quarter of 2016 started off steady after a very active, historic year for the Charleston office market.  2016 continues to record high rental rates, declining vacancies, and the strongest commercial construction activity in recent years, according to the Collier’s International “South Carolina Research and Forecast Report Q1 2016.” Vacancy Rates Show Steady Decline Vacancy rates remain steady at 7.8 percent in the local office market, down from 10.5 percent a year ago.  Leasing activity has been slow due…

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space planning

Space Planning – Signs Your Office Needs a Redesign

By Commercial Space, Space Planning

The aesthetics of your office is likely not your top priority, and certainly, it should not carry the same weight as your business strategy or client needs. But considering the look and feel of your office space is important as the design of your office speaks volumes about your company’s brand. Proper space planning not only helps create an office that reflects your brand well, but it can also help to increase office productivity and morale. If you’re unsure whether…

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Charleston, SC Economic Growth

Port Increases Generate Charleston, SC Economic Growth

By Commercial Space, Economic Growth, Space Planning

After several years of repeated volume growth, Charleston, SC’s port increased its container volume by 14% during the 2015 fiscal year. This is a near-record level for the SC port and is reflected in economic growth. And, Charleston’s Post & Courier reports, more contracts with container ships have been made for the year ahead. Middle Eastern companies, such as the United Arab Shipping Company, as well as Asian companies have struck new partnerships with the Charleston port, allowing even more…

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Charleston, SC Economic Growth

Charleston, SC Economic Growth Brings Need for Increased Commercial Construction

By Commercial Space, Construction, Economic Growth, Space Planning

Charleston, SC has long been a city that has attracted new residents, but recently it has been growing at a much faster rate, and experts predict that this growth is only going to increase. The New York Times referred to Charleston in this season as “enjoying a robust economy and one of the most transformative regional population booms since the Civil War.” And the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce is also predicting a very positive economic turn for the area,…

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landscaping professionals

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

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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handicap accessible

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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types of countertop materials

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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office air quality

Is Your Office Air Quality Safe?

By Commercial Space, Design, Space Planning

When working in an office environment, there are usually a lot of things to contend with throughout the day besides getting your work done. There can be an array of distractions, some welcome and some not. One thing that most people usually don’t think about is if their office air quality is safe. However, it is something to seriously consider and not something for only your manager or office owner to worry about. It is everyone’s job to help maintain a…

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How to Design Office Floor Plans

How to Design Office Floor Plans

By Commercial Space, Design, Space Planning

Designing an office floor plan involves more than simply arrange a few cubicles; it requires careful thought and consideration to create a space that is productive, visually appealing – and less expensive to create and maintain. That’s why we at Carolina Services Inchave created this brief guide, offering a few pointers on how to design office floor plans. Focus on Efficiency Well designed office floor plans should increase the productivity of an office by ensuring ease of organization and communication…

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