Facility Management

sit/stand strategy

Developing an effective sit/stand strategy

Developing the right sit/stand strategy to include movement in the workspace is critical to supporting alert, engaged and healthy workers.
hurricane preparedness

Backup power critical to hurricane preparedness

The start of hurricane season is around the corner and it’s important that facilities are prepared.
facilities manager

Moving up from supervisor to facilities manager

So a facilities management supervisor wants to make the move to facilities manager. There are a few reality checks to consider first.
lighting systems

How to prolong the lifespan of lighting systems

Along with the direct energy savings that LEDs offer, facilities are also realizing cost savings by prolonging their lighting system through best practices.
high-pressure laminate

Trends in high-pressure laminate surfacing

High-pressure laminate is a practical yet stylish surfacing material, and new breakthroughs in resin technology add functional features.
digital factory

Scotiabank shifts gears with new Digital Factory

The half-pixelated gear that hangs above the entryway symbolizes the output of Scotiabank’s new Digital Factory in Toronto.
envisioning tools

Envisioning tools get an upgrade

3D and photo-realistic envisioning tools are nothing new, but they now allow changes to be made on the fly.
sit-stand workstation

Re-examining the sit-stand workstation

Recent research suggests that sit-stand workstations may not be the cure for 'sitting disease,' but they can help reduce musculoskeletal discomfort.
iceland arena

City of Mississauga slashes electricity use at rink

The City of Mississauga has slashed the electricity use of the ice-making equipment at its Iceland Arena during winter and shoulder season operations.
co-working

Why co-working spaces are on the rise

The market demand for co-working space in Toronto is relatively new, but has been growing steadily over the past 10 years, spurring an increase in supply.
blueprints, computer and builder's work tool on wooden table

Post-occupancy audits in P3 construction projects

When carefully and transparently planned, P3s offer some significant advantages to owners and communities.
FMs

How FMs can get recognized for their work

Amid persisting misconceptions about the role of FMs, experts shared tips on showing the value of facilities management in a PM Expo seminar last fall.
ergonomic

Ergonomic considerations for the design stage

When designing a workplace, it’s important to consider all aspects of ergonomics, productivity and accessibility.
meeting room

Better employee experiences in meeting rooms

Meeting rooms play a key part in rounding out a better employee experience for those that struggle with reduced privacy at workstations in an open layout.
facilities management

Three fundamentals of facilities management

Facility managers do a lot, and sometimes that gets in the way of other things they should be doing but aren’t.
building information modelling

Bergeron Centre a model for fully integrated BIM

The use of building information modelling to develop the Bergeron Centre at York University earned the project a Canada BIM Council award.
commercial real estate

Top 14 stories to watch in 2017

Last year, the commercial real estate industry faced a number of diverse challenges and successes that are expected to develop throughout 2017. Here, REMI’s award-winning