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January 20, 2021 | Workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted our reality, including people’s faith in the places where they work. Today, many organizations are evaluating space planning and reassessing the need for traditional office space, as employees working from home during the coronavirus pandemic was a resounding success. It has been a challenging time for designers, developers, office tenants, […]

The terms value engineering, value management, and value analysis basically describe one thing— a standard providing the necessary systems, materials, and equipment to projects at the lowest possible cost. The idea is to substitute a product, means or method with a less expensive alternative without sacrificing quality and functionality. It might sound easy on paper, […]

December 30, 2020 | Technology

Resilience is defined as the ability to adapt to changing circumstances and to sustain or recover functionality and vibrancy in the face of strain or disruption. It is the ability to bounce back after an interruption or inconvenience. Resilience in design—better known by architects and designers as resilient design—is intentionally designing homes, buildings, topography, neighborhoods, […]

December 9, 2020 | Workplace

Before COVID-19 disrupted the world, “seamless” was one of the most commonly used buzzwords in business. Seamless things connect so well you cannot see what’s holding them together–flowing, consistent and beautifully put together. For leaders in many industries, the “seamless” customer experience is one to which they aspire. Every step of the journey appears effortless, […]

Case Study: Stan Walt and his shift managers take advantage of the COVID shutdown to update the bingo room in his Kelowna BC facility. Set in the south of the Province of British Columbia, Canada, along the beautiful Lake Okanagan, sits the city of Kelowna, where Stan Walt, the proud owner of the Chances Kelowna […]

November 5, 2020 | Technology, Workplace

Access to data is helping organizations to bring relevant change to how they work. Sensors and other powered devices provide data points for insights into improved energy efficiency, enhanced occupant comfort, and the impact of light on different building zones over the course of a workday. Smart building technology can allow in more passive light […]

October 22, 2020 | Workplace

Workers are returning to the workplace. While dealing with COVID has put many things on hold, organizations that were previously charging ahead in a robust economic environment are having to pause and redefine workplace safety. Public and private office buildings, academic institutions, healthcare facilities, retail outlets, and even professional sports venues are finding themselves in […]

October 15, 2020 | Technology

Before COVID, Gartner predicted that more than 80 percent of enterprise IoT projects would include AI by 2022. Embedded AI in IoT devices was also on track to reach $4.6B globally by 2024. This is likely to accelerate given the new demands on facilities in response to COVID. Vendors at CES are actively embedding AI […]

According to Intel, the global value of IoT technology is climbing toward a possible $6.2 trillion by 2025. While smart building advancement is occurring in manufacturing and healthcare, the trend is booming across all verticals. There’s a lot of money flowing down the pipeline and supporting new development and innovation in building design. One reason […]

July 23, 2020 | Workplace

Every organization wants its employees to be as productive as possible. When searching for ways to improve productivity, people usually think of productivity tools: time tracking software, collaboration tools, desktop sharing software, and others. However, plenty of studies have shown that workplace design has a prodigious effect on how much people get done—more so than […]

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