Student ServiceHub

Student ServiceHub earns ARIDO award

Ryerson University's new Student ServiceHub has just earned an Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) award of excellence.
workplace transformation

Inside CBRE’s latest workplace transformation

CBRE's Toronto West team was the first of three GTA offices to move into new digs as the firm completes a cross-country workplace transformation program.
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“Tech” company workplace design trends

The rise of the disruptive upstart has ushered in a second wave dotcom era, and it has implications for workplace design trends beyond the tech sector.

BIM’s value throughout the building life cycle

Experts share how facility managers can fully capture the benefits made available in BIM throughout the building life cycle.
MacOdrum Library

MacOdrum Library’s novel redesign wins award

Diamond Schmitt Architects' dramatic $27-million redesign of Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library earned a 2015 Library Building Award on July 7.
Work from home

How to find the right mix of workplace choice

The recent popularity of flexible spaces doesn’t mean traditional spaces should be abandoned altogether. Indeed, that there isn’t one perfect model for the workplace was
Small Office

Factors influencing the evolving workplace

The 1970s and 1980s cubicle layout was something of an anomaly in the evolving workplace, says Doug Lucy, director of marketing, AgilQuest. Speaking in an
Open-Concept Office

Cable management for flexible meeting rooms

Meeting spaces in today’s offices and institutional facilities are vastly different from the stodgy conference rooms of old. This trend is driven both by advancing
business processing

Mobilizing building information modeling

Properly implemented building information modeling can put critical facility information at the touch of the fingertips via smartphone or tablet.

Inside Postmedia’s new head office

On a February site tour, 365 Bloor St. E.’s glossy white entrance was still a work in progress, but it already bore the markings of its

Keeping technology in check in the workplace

For all the good technology has brought to the workplace, there have been some negative side effects.

Transforming ordinary walls into works of art

Digital wall finishes can transform an ordinary space into one that inspires and stimulates.

Electronically tintable glass

Electronically tintable glass provides dynamic control over the amount of heat and light that is admitted to the building.

Rise up

Studies examining the effectiveness of implementing ceiling lifts have found decreases in injury rates, decreases in workers’ compensation claims, perceived decreases in the risk of injury and improved morale with a decrease in absenteeism.

The ergo impact of IT on health care

Are today’s health care professionals at greater risk for repetitive strain injuries and other musculoskeletal problems than their predecessors? Yes, says Adam Labelle, an associate ergonomist with workplace furniture and accessories ...

Learning to share

The Canada BIM Council (CanBIM) recently held a regional session in Vancouver. The presentations consistently emphasized one fundamental aspect of building information modeling (BIM): collaboration.

Specifying an effective sound masking system

To ensure a sound masking system works as expected, a clear set of performance standards should be established prior to procurement. If not, the system may not provide the desired level of speech privacy or noise control.