p09 Sycamore CreekSycamore Creek Senior Living, Pickerington, Ohio.By RITA DUCKWORTH
    Holland Construction Services has been gaining momentum in the senior living market. The Swansea-based company has several projects underway in this growing sector in Illinois, Missouri and Ohio.
p09 Oak Hill Evergreen PointeOak Hill-Evergreen Pointe, Waterloo.    “We’ve done a lot of work in the multi-family market over the years,” says Vice President Jeremy Maddox. “That experience translates effectively into the senior living market.” Mid- to high-end senior housing is becoming more integrated into the community, evolving into a more traditional multi-family model.
    Not only is the baby boomer population aging, says Maddox, but people are thinking about retirement at a younger age. Both factors are creating a demand for nicer developments with more amenities.
    Holland’s projects are a mixture of independent living spaces, assisted living, and memory care facilities, often on one site. The trend is to provide higher-end independent living with provisions to transition in place as the need for care increases. This allows residents to stay in their homes longer.
    Holland’s developments range from 30- to 40-units to those with a few hundred units. Regardless of size, they all share a focus on a population that is demanding more features for an active senior lifestyle.
    Amenities like coffee shops or shopping are common at many of these facilities. They may offer structured parking or be near shopping centers and other community features. The goal is convenience as well as community.
    “The clients we work for tend to be the companies that are going to own and operate these facilities, says Maddox. “What we do brings value and helps them come to market sooner. We incorporate those extra features that will make them stand out among their competitors.”
    “We know this may be the last home these residents will occupy. Making sure it’s everything it needs to be gives these jobs additional meaning for Holland Construction,” he said.

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Construction institute registration opens

    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is now accepting registrations for its Construction Leadership Institute, an accelerated, nine-week program that has built leadership, management and communication skills among some 300 graduates over the last 15 years.
    The 2018 CLI will convene on nine consecutive Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Jan. 12 through March 9 on the SIUE campus. CLI is a joint program of the SIUE School of Business and the School of Engineering’s Department of Construction.
    Segments focus on crucial professional skills such as strategic thinking, networking, negotiation, finance, construction contracts, insurance and bonding, risk management and conflict management. The instructional team includes building industry professionals and subject matter experts.
    Early registration is available through Nov. 1, at a cost of $2,950. After Nov. 1, registration is $3,150 per person.
    To register, call Kristine Jarden at (618) 650-2668 or visit: siue.edu/business/executive-education/construction-leadership-institute/index.shtml.