health

McMaster

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Diamond Schmitt redesigns McMaster facility

Diamond Schmitt plans to renovate and equip 20,000 square feet within the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre to accommodate engineering facilities.
WELL

Canadian Property Management

How TD Bank HQ achieved WELL certification

An interiors project for TD Bank headquarters recently became the world’s first project certified under v1 of the WELL Building certification.
WELL

REMI Network

TD Bank HQ Canada’s 1st WELL certified project

TD Bank Group’s (TD) office in Toronto is now Canada’s first project to receive WELL certification under the non-pilot phase of the program.
RFQ

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Alberta increases hospital funding by 16 per cent

As part of Alberta’s 2016 budget, the province is allocating an extra 16 per cent to maintaining and renewing healthcare facilities. The province’s 2016 capital
WELL Building Standard

Building Strategies & Sustainability

WELL Building Standard poised to accelerate

Further refinement of the WELL Building Standard is expected as a plethora of studies point to the growing concern for health and wellness.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Study finds ideal sit-to-stand ratio for employees

A new laboratory-controlled study, funded by office furniture designer and manufacturer Teknion Corporation (Teknion), has found that employees who change positions throughout the workday are less likely to develop lower-back pain, cardiovascular disease and cancer than their co-workers. Teknion came to these conclusions based on research of sit-stand workstations and their health benefits.
Doctors

Canadian Facility Management & Design

U of Ottawa expands and updates Heart Institute

The University of Ottawa’s Heart Institute is undergoing an expansion to better meet the needs of community members and enhance technological services. The expansion will establish an additional 147,000 square feet of space, including a four-storey state-of-the-art clinical addition. The existing facility is also being redeveloped.
Doctors

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Phase one complete for Winnipeg health centre

Winnipeg’s Misericordia Health Centre is currently undergoing extensive renovations, upgrades and additions and phase one is now complete. The $43-million project, set to open in stages, includes the Buhler Eye Care Centre, PRIME program, and Ambulatory Diagnostic Centre. During phase one of construction, an existing facility, known as the Maryland South building, was demolished to make way for a two-storey complex housing the aforementioned programs and centres.