As employees eventually return to the office, most will bring with them a heightened sensitivity to their surroundings—specifically to what they touch and their proximity to coworkers.
Organizations are now encouraged to develop a change management process based on a new understanding of the post-COVID needs of their people.
Newly released guidelines offer a standard for approaching the planning and designing of healthcare facilities from a resiliency perspective.
With fire equipment, the biggest culprit for non-compliance issues usually involves obstructions blocking fire extinguishers and hoses from view.
The pandemic is pushing people to reconsider their post-work-life ambitions.
Just as bricks-and-mortar stores embraced experiential retail to entice consumers who might otherwise shop online, organizations are now hoping to woo their remote-savvy workers back to the office.
Recognizing the dangers of combustible dust accumulations will help to ensure the prevention of explosions.
At last, our buildings are ready to catch up with the conveniences and expectations that future users have come to expect in the 21st century—and COVID has been the much-needed accelerant for this transformation in the building industry.
Universities need to consider what a gentler return to campuses might look for students this time around compared to 2020.
The idea of creating inclusive community hubs—where people of all ages and abilities can gather together—is gaining significant momentum.
Contributing factors include an increase in the occurrence of chronic diseases, rising global healthcare expenses, and increasing medical tourism.
The 2021 versions of REALPAC's normalization methodologies for calculating energy- and water-use intensity address issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and lower occupant densities in office buildings.
Yorkdale is the latest Canadian facility to achieve the certification, which indicates that best infection prevention practices are in place.
Dingy is a word that conjures thoughts of old institutional spaces. Academic buildings with dimly-lit hallways and windowless classrooms punctured with fluorescent glare. Rarely are
For employees transitioning daily between different workstations, management may want to standardize equipment so employees can easily learn how to adjust equipment and not have to relearn each workstation type.
Construction is officially underway on what will be Ontario's first mixed-use, purpose-built Indigenous hub in the West Don Lands of Toronto.
Indigenous communities across Canada continue to be sidelined or completely excluded from initial planning phases of new developments and renovations.