Commuters’ willingness to jump on the bus, light-rail car or subway is expected to be a driving factor in repopulating office space in some major North American markets, including Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
The office remains a preferable environment for the majority of workers who find working from home every day an unfavourable option.
Collaborative spaces will take on new importance as flexibility remains a key factor moving forward when reinventing and reopening the workplace.
COVID-19 is expected to push cobotics to the forefront of cleaning as facilities prioritize health and safety more than ever.
Workplace technology like occupancy analytics will take on greater relevance as facilities strive to become more productive and healthy.
Commercial real estate operators are seeking advice across a wide spectrum of expertise as they deploy their crisis management, business continuity and recovery plans.
The facility brings together a multi-purpose satellite fire station, a live-fire training building, and a municipal emergency operations centre.
Schools have the duty to prevent and control infectious diseases. The COVID-19 pandemic makes the process of cleaning schools even more imperative.
While museum relics are meant to be cherished and preserved long-term, the building systems that protect them are not.
Along with measures to discourage spurious lawsuits, the legislation has implications for commercial real estate operators and any organization with potential scofflaws among its employees or membership.
Noise complaints are a prevalent and challenging problem for facility managers. While the most common are related to a loud residential or commercial neighbour, the
It's still unclear how the process of securing environmental approvals for combined heat and power systems will be streamlined, but the Ontario government's recent pledge has been greeted enthusiastically in the buildings sector.
When planning retrofits or renovations for older schools, administrators have the chance to implement green, sustainable and high-performance design solutions.
A widening scope of resources can be tapped to build increasingly sophisticated risk profiles, but sustainability practitioners note that data is often fragmented and difficult to obtain.
The mounting consequences of being stuck fast in the wrong place for an extended wrong time begin with soaring insurance premiums and end with stranded assets.
ESG provides a framework to set priorities, steer action and monitor progress toward more resilient assets, with 93 per cent of respondents reporting that criteria linked to sustainability, supporting local communities and shunning corruption influence their investment decisions.
It’s more challenging for people to achieve an active lifestyle if they spend 40 hours per week at a sedentary job, finds ergonomist Linda Miller.