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The Contractor Has Left The Building: Do We Need a Facilities Manager?

Do We Need a Facilities Manager

Your office renovation is completed – it’s time for your contractor to move on. But when it comes to facilities management, what happens next? Who’s responsible for what? What needs to be maintained when? A newly renovated commercial office or building is an investment in creating a comfortable and professional place for customers and employees. Maintaining […]

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How Helpful is Alexa for Business?

Alexa, Google’s new virtual personal assistant, is a neat piece of technology. However, how helpful is Alexa for business? Is this robotic assistant going to be useful in an office setting? And if not, would a competing robotic voice offer more assistance? What does Alexa do? To begin, Alexa is largely for convenience. Alexa responds quickly […]

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Why Your Office Needs LED Lights

Why Your Office Needs LED Lights

Looking for ways to cut costs in the office? LED lighting not only reduces energy usage, they reduce the risk of fire and can mirror natural light. Here’s why your office needs LED lights. When making plans for an office build or office renovation, it is important to think not only about design, but also […]

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3 Micro Trends in Office Design to Consider for 2018

3 Micro Trends in Office Design to Consider for 2018

Are you thinking about redesigning your office space in the next year? Here are three micro trends in office design you should consider. When it comes to commercial design, there are major trends to scrutinize, such as active design, dynamic design and biophiliac design. But when considering ‘micro trends’ – elements of design that are […]

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Office design trends for 2018 – Incorporating Technology

Office design trends for 2018 - Incorporating Technology

Office design trends are becoming ever more sophisticated. Incorporating the right technology into your commercial build can be as important as deciding where the walls go. The influx of wireless technology into the workspace doesn’t stop with issuing every employee a laptop. Instead, office design itself is becoming more technological, as various sensor technologies, touch […]

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Office Design Trends for 2018 to Feature Dynamic Spaces

Office Design Trends for 2018 to Feature Dynamic Spaces

What’s in store for office design trends in 2018? One concept we’ll be watching closely is ‘dynamic’ design. No more cubicle farms! Step aside, cloth-covered partitions and cubicle desks: the latest trend in office design is incorporating the idea of ‘dynamic’ design into your office space. In short, this design concept means that your office […]

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How Much Office Space Per Employee Do You Need?

If you’re planning a new office, in a new space, one of the questions you may have is, how much office space per employee do you need? Here’s how to budget your space allotment, allowing for common areas and future growth. An enormous concern when designing an office is the calculation of how much space […]

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2018 Office Design Trends: Bringing the Feeling of Home to the Office

One of the 2018 office design trends to watch; businesses are increasingly referencing elements of residential design to turn offices into a ‘home away from home’ for their employees. More than 1.7 million Canadians work from home at least once per week. While remote working isn’t an option for many employers, taking a few cues […]

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Practical Design Tips for Office Furniture Trends in 2018

Are you planning an office reno or even just a design refresh in the new year? Here’s what we’re predicting for office furniture trends in 2018. It can be tempting to look at what’s in vogue for furniture design to plan how you want your office will look, but are these new trends actually helpful […]

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