Risk Management

post-construction cleaning

Post-construction cleaning offers fresh start

Post-construction cleaning is a critical project step that helps remove harmful dust and residue left behind by new builds and renovations alike.
ergonomics

Focus on workplace wellness elevates ergonomics

There is a natural role for ergonomics to play in workplace interventions as organizations increasingly look to improve employee well-being, says Lucy Hart.
construction

Construction side effects carry deadly risks

Living through construction may be a fact of life for city dwellers, but living through construction can be a fact of life and death for hospital patients.
active design

Region of Peel pilots active design strategies

The Region of Peel plans to incorporate active design strategies at other facilities within its portfolio after a successful pilot.
security

High-tech security depends on best practices

Though technology is rapidly advancing, the simplest, yet most effective preventative measures stem from rudimentary security fundamentals.
eyestrain

Eyestrain on the rise in modern workplaces

Complaints about visual discomfort including eyestrain have increased as workplaces have prioritized efficient lighting and outdoor views.
hotel housekeepers

Precarious work takes toll on hotel housekeepers

A hotel housekeeper in Canada is estimated to assume 8,000 different body postures every shift. Repetitive motion injuries are common.
WiredScore certification

WiredScore certification to launch in Canada

Proponents and early adopters suggest the program can provide simplified credibility for landlords and simplified assurance for tenants via a formal third-party building assessment and an easily decipherable rating system that is tied to rigorous criteria.
workstations

Don’t forget the outliers in office ergonomics

In many workplaces, multiple workers share the same desk or standing work counter. However, not all people are of equal size.
lease

How to navigate lease extensions and renewals

Five tips for tenants as they review, negotiate and exercise lease extensions and renewals.
clean desk

The case for clean desk policies in the workplace

Despite a shift towards online storage and the growing popularity of the “paperless office,” paper documents continue to be prevalent in Canadian workplaces. More than
natural disaster

Backup power critical to hurricane preparedness

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

Improving hand hygiene in healthcare facilities

Studies have shown that the strategic placement of soap and sanitizer dispensers has been shown to influence hand hygiene.
emergency power

Protecting emergency power supply system docs

The new emergency power supply system (EPSS) has been commissioned. The design, factory witness testing, installation and site benchmarking are complete. This state-of-the-art power plant
Chinook Regional Hospital

A facility addition with surgical precision

Adding a new wing to the fully developed site would require surgical precision. The original Chinook Regional Hospital, which was constructed close to 30 years