Corporate

hybrid office

Considering ergonomics of the hybrid office

Working from home can create a struggle to disconnect from work when the day is done and to find balance.
Royal Bank Plaza

Innovative workspaces reinvent Royal Bank Plaza

The Royal Bank Plaza is now looking to entice a new generation of tenants—small- to medium-sized tech companies.
hybrid office

The rise of the hybrid office

Ultimately, the hybrid office will have at its heart a planning principle based on people rotating in and out of the office, with flexible schedules they have more control over than ever.
facility

Rethinking the demands of facility operations

Facility owners and managers must rethink the demands of existing operations and systems to deal with rapidly fluctuating capacity.
Grocery-anchored retail stands out positively among other retail investment properties

Grocery-anchored retail deemed a best buy

Beyond stores selling essential goods, bricks-and-mortar retail is reeling from COVID-19-triggered public health controls and watching its already gaining competition grow even faster than projected.
sanitation

Examining ergonomic impacts to sanitation staff

Increased cleaning frequencies and heavy waste removal due to the use of more disposable commodities means the bodies of essential workers are taking a beating.
empathy

Three types of empathy for workplace leaders

In their 2019 Workplace Empathy survey, technology firm Businessolver discovered that 82 per cent of employees would consider leaving their job for a more empathetic organization,
retrofit

Making data-driven decisions to cut energy losses

Retrofits to remedy energy losses through the building envelope are sometimes based on assumptions and uncertainty.
FM skills

Closing the FM skills gap during COVID-19

It is critical that FMs be part of a back-to-work strategy to voice their ideas, suggestions and areas for improvement that can all be applied going forward.
embodied carbon

An embodied carbon primer for facility managers

Facility management affects a significant component of total lifetime embodied carbon.
workplace

A case study in workplace reinvention

After many conversations and much planning, the agency has recently started allowing employees to come back into the workplace.
zero carbon

Blazing a trail for zero carbon in Nova Scotia

The zero carbon project marks an evolution in warehouses and, more broadly, the potential for a lower-emitting industrial sector.
black leaders

Canada’s black leaders rarely board members

Black leaders are mostly absent from Canadian boards of directors, according to a new report from Ryerson University's Diversity Institute.
touch-free

Going touch-free in a collaborative workplace

Touch-free technology to help limit the spread of infection is now seen in almost every area of a workplace, not just washrooms.
Facility management

Handling daily challenges in facility management

Staying on top of daily tasks in facility management becomes even more complicated when FMs have to plan for external circumstances beyond their control.
Sunnybrook Hospital

Sunnybrook Hospital abuzz with beekeeping first

Sunnybrook Hospital has become the first healthcare facility in Toronto to welcome honeybees to its 100-acre property.
social spaces

Curating social spaces in 2020

Humans are naturally social creatures. So why shouldn’t our built environment be designed to accommodate and encourage this natural state of being?