Products & Trends

workplace trends

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Workplace trends impacting office design

Major workplace trends are creating the impetus for more sustainable, adaptable and productive places of employment.
noise

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Not all noise nuisances require a remedy

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
Westinghouse HQ

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Westinghouse HQ gets new lease on life

The Westinghouse HQ building has been re-envisioned for a new age to become a hub for commercial and cultural activities.
resilient

Design Quarterly

Resilient design in the workplace

A panel of speakers explored the significant steps businesses, governments and learning institutions are actively taking towards resilient design
OCAD

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Inside OCAD University’s first off-campus outpost

OCAD University asked Toronto-based architecture and interior design firm, Quadrangle, to create an interior with flexible features.
wellness

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Wellness needs to begin at the building level

Technology continues to make everyone’s life much easier, but it’s also making everyone more sedentary.
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.
innovation

Canadian Property Management

Building the Toronto of tomorrow

Toronto has long been a city open to innovation and change, whether it be culturally or technologically. It’s no surprise then that the city was chosen to take part in the Urban Pilot Program, or UPPlift, which aims to bridge the gap between emergent smart technologies and property managers to enhance a city’s liveability.
lighting trends

Design Quarterly

Top lighting trends 2018

Interior lighting can transform a space. With continuous redesigns and developments in lighting technology, trends continue to flourish.
sanctuary

Design Quarterly

How to create a sanctuary in homes

Creating a sanctuary in the home is about combining elements of shape and texture, establish a focal point and use of soft colours.
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.
co-working space

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.
playground

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Canadian children lack accessible play spaces

Playgrounds across the country continue to leave children on the sidelines with design and maintenance practices that are not fully inclusive.
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.
active design

Canadian Facility Management & 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.
passive house

Design Quarterly

Is Passive House a panacea for the environment?

Interest in the Passive House standard has increased significantly in the last two to three years throughout North America and especially in Western Canada.
new apartment buildings

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Canada’s brand new apartment buildings

Today’s generation of new apartment buildings looks nothing like its dated predecessors. Built to emulate high-end condominiums but with the services and amenities of upscale