Interior Design

inclusivity

CondoBusiness

Creating more inclusive condo communities

A condo refurbishment project is the perfect time to come up with a cost-effective plan to provide a more inclusive and accessible environment.
design

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Employee experience drives design

Businesses must transition their approach to workplace design by considering the experiences their workforce looks for when it comes into the office.
Bank of Canada

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Bank of Canada HQ gets energy-saving revamp

An invisible second skin was a core component of the energy-saving, heritage-sensitive intervention at the Bank of Canada complex.
scent

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Creating a lasting first impression for your facility

A good or bad experience on a person’s first visit to a building can be the difference between a returning client or a lost opportunity. An opinion is formed within seconds of an individual walking through your doors and the scent that greets their nostrils will go a long way to deciding whether that opinion is positive or negative.
amenities

CondoBusiness

Rich amenities make up for shrinking suites

The economic realities of development today have meant that suite sizes have had to shrink, and developers are creating amenity-laden buildings to compensate.
Travel Centre

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Travel Centre charts unmapped territory

Travel Centre is taking its guests into uncharted territory with a new destination that brings together a rare mix of event, retail and work space.
tile trends

Design Quarterly

Tile trends – bigger is better

The designer trend towards large format tiles and stone continues in 2018. Preparation of the substrates is key to a beautiful and successful installation.
ergonomics

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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.
commercial real estate

REMI Network

Top 12 stories to watch in 2018

The REMI Network's editorial team takes a look at last year's top stories and how they will continue to impact the commercial real estate industry in 2018.
Norquest Singhmar

Design Quarterly

Singhmar Centre supports diversity

Opened in September 2017, NorQuest College's new Singhmar Centre for Learning in Edmonton just may be Canada's most diverse and supportive college.
Accessibility certification

Canadian Property Management

Accessibility certification fills industry void

Much of the existing building stock falls short of the universal design ideal, but RHFAC can help owners/managers identify impediments to access and set priorities to address them.
workplace

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Workplaces send subconscious signals: research

Recent research from fields including psychology can be applied to interiors to improve workplace design.
accessibility

CondoBusiness

Simple design choices support accessibility

Condominium boards and managers have been increasingly seeking advice on how to make accessibility improvements in older buildings.
environmentally friendly paint

CondoBusiness

Tips for selecting a new paint colour in condos

Could a paint colour change on a property land a condominium corporation in court? What about result in physical threats? The answer to both is yes.
co-working

Canadian Facility Management & Design

An upscale co-working space in Old Montreal

A sensitive design intervention transformed a space once occupied by a bank into headquarters for a tech start-up, complete with co-working space.
design

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Design casts Stereo D’s new facility in low light

At a time when organizations are pushing meeting rooms and private offices into the middles of floor plates, Stereo D Canada has done just the
Teck Acute Care Centre

Construction Business

Enhancing patient experience

The new Teck Acute Care Centre in B.C. will enhance patient experience with a healing environment that focuses on family-centred care.