Workplaces

wellness

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Launch of WELL v2 follows arrival of Fitwel

As more and more organizations look to whip their corporate interiors into shape, they have at least two certifications paths to choose from.
IoT

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Building better experiences as IoT advances

IoT connectivity can be used by organizations to shape how occupants move about a facility and assign precise monetary values to specific spaces.
employee wellness

REMI Network

Study of employee wellness programs shows positive effects

Employee wellness programs in the workplace are lacking despite evidence showing their effectiveness.
C-suite

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Trading screwdrivers for strategic partnerships

Facilities management needs to have a voice in the C-suite. As business evolves, company leaders will require strategic facilities managers.
gender diversity insight for investors

Canadian Property Management

Gender diversity insight for investors unveiled

Since only publicly traded entities are part of the analysis, many of Canada's largest real estate players are excluded. However, other criteria to qualify would eliminate several of them anyway.
BMO

REMI Network

BMO opening high-tech campus in CF Toronto Eaton Centre

BMO is transforming a four-storey space at CF Toronto Eaton Centre into an urban campus that will also repurpose part of the old Sears Canada store.
floor

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Cleaning schedules revisited in open offices

How can cleaning workers complete their tasks as office workers clock less defined work hours in open offices, challenging traditional cleaning schedules?
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.
stress

REMI Network

Online tool helps workplaces address stress and mental injury

A new online survey tool assists workplaces in identifying and addressing psychosocial hazards.
service design sprints

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Service design sprints deliver speedy solutions

Service design sprints are a way for workplace teams to create better workplaces by improving or creating new services for them.
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.
electric vehicle

REMI Network

Program plugs electric vehicle use in workplaces

A new program is offering employers, commercial building owners and managers incentives to install electric vehicle charging stations at workplaces in Ontario.
knowledge transfer

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Knowledge transfer key to generational transition

On-the-job lessons can help prevent the loss of corporate experience as seasoned FMs get ready to retire and millennials enter the workforce.
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.
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.
ergonomic

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ergonomic workstations help Montreal campus earn LEED Silver

Ergonomic and height adjustable workstations are among the features that helped ABB Campus Montreal recently earn LEED Silver certification.
harassment

CondoBusiness

Workplace harassment not limited to Hollywood

Cultural attitudes are shifting such that workplace harassment is becoming impossible to ignore, including in condo communities.