Workplaces

neurodiverse

Creating a neurodiverse workplace

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.
healthcare facilities 

Guidelines inform resilient healthcare facilities 

Newly released guidelines offer a standard for approaching the planning and designing of healthcare facilities from a resiliency perspective.
pandemic

Pandemic expands an aging workforce

The pandemic is pushing people to reconsider their post-work-life ambitions.
retailers

What can the new workplace learn from retailers?

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.
inclusive

A path to fully inclusive community hubs

The idea of creating inclusive community hubs—where people of all ages and abilities can gather together—is gaining significant momentum.
campus

Campus high-rise brings health to new heights

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
Indigenous

Indigenous voices hushed in planning processes

Indigenous communities across Canada continue to be sidelined or completely excluded from initial planning phases of new developments and renovations.
FM

Pandemic intensifies evolving role of FM

Facility managers are no longer viewed as a back-office function, but rather “a strategic instrument to attract and retain talent and create a great experience,”
low-carbon

Can purchases help reverse global warming?

When considering products with recycled content, pay attention to the types of recycled materials that are in them.
toxic chemicals

What toxic chemicals are lurking in our buildings?

In the age of COVID, it's also important to consider how chemical exposures influence our ability to fight disease.
office

Rethinking office density and cost

COVID-19 could also introduce a new workplace trend: “the liquid workplace.” Tech giant Dropbox already embraces this new model.
data

How FMs can leverage data in 2021

IoT platforms that use overhead sensors, booking data, and smartphone space-reservations to pull analytics, are increasingly playing a key role in supporting the growing data-driven workplace.
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.
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.