Workplaces

office

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Transforming the office into a destination

In the knowledge economy, where communication technology allows the workforce to be completely mobile, are corporate offices going extinct?
office

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Execs find open-concept offices inspire: survey

A recent Creative Group survey finds that advertising managers and employees disagree on the best office layouts to encourage creativity and innovation.
change managment

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A change manager becomes the change managed

Normally, Teknion works with clients who are undergoing change management. Recently, the contract furniture company underwent change management itself.
hygiene

REMI Network

Employees demand hygienic, smart workspaces

Employees are demanding more intelligent and hygienic workplaces, and are more open to connecting devices related to hygiene, states a new report from Tork.
chemical labelling

REMI Network

Saskatchewan upgrades chemical labelling

Saskatchewan’s chemical labelling system will soon align with a new world-wide standard.
hygienic

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Five office hot spots for hidden germs

What are some overlooked sources of cross-contamination in the workplace? An expert identifies common culprits along with sanitation tips.
performance management

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Building a performance management system

Performance management systems in facility management can take many forms, from simple operations and maintenance plans and spreadsheets to complex integrated technology systems. These systems
heat-related illness

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

How to protect workers from heat-related illness

With summer in full swing, employers must be wary of protecting workers from heat-related illnesses.
sound masking

Canadian Facility Management & Design

The evolution of sound masking technology

An expert explains the how the architecture of sound masking systems, which largely determines their performance, has evolved.
workplace transformation

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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.
Young woman graphic designer working using pen tablet in workplace

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Three exemplars of modern workplace design

A recent AgilQuest webinar profiling exemplary projects showcased workplace design features inspired by Hollywood, millennials and technology.
closed office

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Did clutter crowd out the closed office?

The transition from closed offices to open concepts may solve the problem of paper clutter, but has the problem merely been converted to digital form?
wellness programs

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Wellness programs down, overtime work up

Employers appear to be scaling back wellness programs at a time when employees are facing rising job demands, according to the Workplace Index.
safety

REMI Network

Safety inspectors target fall hazards at work

Ministry of Labour inspectors are on a blitz, targeting fall hazards at workplaces, from May 16 to July 15, 2016,
office space

Canadian Property Management

Toronto tech company rethinks its office space

In an effort to attract and retain talent, a growing company carves a unique space in a 35-year-old building to compete with Toronto's downtown core.
emergency plan

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How to create an emergency plan for facilities

This is why building managers should have an emergency plan in place. Besides potentially helping to save lives, it can reduce damage and minimize downtime.
sustainable workplaces

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Inside the Sustainable Workplaces program pilot

Five tenants piloted a new green certification program, BOMA Canada's Sustainable Workplaces, ahead of its recent roll out.