Products & Trends

retailers

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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.
EV

CondoBusiness

Scanning the road ahead for EV-ready condos

As the country moves to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, questions are brewing among people living in multi-unit dwellings.
cybersafe

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A cybersafe return to the workplace

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.
campus

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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
the internet Wiredscore

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Health, wellness and the internet

The need for strong internet connection that facilitates all aspects of a tenant’s life—working, learning, exercising, socializing—is here to stay.
Indigenous

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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,”
toxic chemicals

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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.
SAIT partnership

CondoBusiness

Digging into the coming geothermal boom

While the relevance of geothermal has been percolating for years, the buzz is that more developers are starting to pay attention.
residential

CondoBusiness

Six women shaping Canada’s residential spaces

Women developers, architects and interior designers are helping to manifest just a few of the country’s most dynamic condos and communities.
The Waverley Toronto rental community

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Embracing the rich history of the Waverley Hotel

Leasing has begun at Toronto’s newest boutique rental community, The Waverley, which pays homage to the iconic Silver Dollar Room and Waverley Hotel.
Royal Bank Plaza

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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.
Post-secondary

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How will campuses change because of COVID-19?

Colleges and universities are questioning how much space will be needed in the future campus, how it will be operated, and how to make our built environment more healthy, sustainable and resilient.
circadian lighting

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Circadian lighting improves seniors’ daily routines

Circadian lighting plays a special role in facilities management as long-term care homes and schools increasingly look to enhance wellbeing among seniors and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
zero carbon

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Blazing a trail for zero carbon in Nova Scotia

The zero carbon project marks an evolution in warehouses and, more broadly, the potential for a lower-emitting industrial sector.
Hospital

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Virus hastens new tower at St. Michael’s Hospital

A much anticipated, and unfinished, addition to St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto was fast-tracked to keep pace with a fast-moving pandemic.