The COVID-19 pandemic has had little effect in generating new design thinking relative to workplace environments or products. Instead, the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of planning, design, cultural, operational, equipment, material, technological, custodial, and administrative norms for companies and their workplace.
Keeping up with the daily operations and maintenance costs of aging buildings and infrastructure is an ongoing challenge for many districts. In this paper we address common issues found in older academic buildings and identify ways to plan for and solve these issues in a way that improves building infrastructure, lowers operating costs, and mitigates financial loss.
As technology increasingly develops in the future, the known space of design possibilities is expanded allowing for more creative designs. One avenue of future technological development leverages the rich custom coding capabilities in today’s building design software. At Elevar, we encourage our staff to explore and develop a variety of time-saving Dynamo scripts and macros. Read how science based technology helped open up design freedom in building design in some of our projects.
With the COVID19 pandemic affecting how schools operate in 2020, we take a deep look into how Districts and their administrators can proactively plan so that students and staff can safely return to the classroom.
As the nation plans for the re-opening of the economy and transition of employees back into the workplace, Facility Managers should understand their role in keeping employees healthy. Our report examines how the workplace may be adapted to better protect employees from infectious disease.