The Hidden Cost of Value Engineering in Designing Commercial Spaces

February 23, 2021 | Flexible Design, Workplace

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, […]

February 18, 2021 | Workplace

According to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics American Time Use Survey,1 “In 2019, 24 percent of employed persons did some or all of their work at home on days they worked, and 82 percent of employed persons did some or all of their work at their workplace.” Less than one year later, things have […]

February 5, 2021 | Access Flooring, Workplace

Savvy business owners recognize that their workspaces are a reflection of their team. Successful modern-day office spaces are intuitive and adaptive since things inevitably change over time. Rather than trying to force conformity onto people, your building and workspace have to be transformative, to keep up with your business’ needs. Today’s architects and designers understand […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

April 21, 2020 | Workplace

We at FreeAxez think and write a lot about organizational culture. We’ve wholeheartedly embraced the concept of social responsibility and pride ourselves on our business ethics. You might be wondering how the raised access flooring industry correlates with topics such as workplace trends in 2020. Nothing is ever built but from the ground up—all things […]

January 3, 2020 | Workplace

If you’re thinking about moving into a new office space or want to redesign your current workspace, then it’s important for you to know about office fit out. Office fit out is a term to describe the process of making interior spaces suitable for occupancy. The process of office fit out is enacted after base […]

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