Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Design articles below.
Finding ways to make a direct difference in the world can be a challenge, but the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) puts it within reach of every facility manager.
Guiding facility occupants helps to provide both comfort and safety.
Architectural design in a post-COVID-19 world requires fostering human connectivity while maintaining safety. Find out how flooring plays a role in designing for distance.
It's the 20th anniversary of the Duck Brand Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest, and creative teens are sticking with it to compete for nearly $25,000 in scholarships and prizes.
When it comes to workplace design strategy, consider the evolution in emerging big data design versus the traditional approach.
Visitors to China’s The Other Place guesthouse can experience the mysterious world of M.C. Escher in two optical illusion-inspired rooms designed by Studio 10.
The company’s materials science breakthrough led to an all-new chair design that intuitively responds to human movement without the use of mechanisms.
A far cry from the cardboard boxes most cats settle for—and into—here's a look at the inspired arCATecture designers came up with for this year’s Architects for Animals® “Giving Shelter” exhibit.
Find out which creative high schoolers took home the grand prize for their inventive prom fashions in the 17th Annual Duck® Brand Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest.
Three ways for facility project managers to control construction costs — and obtain quality results.
Breaking up is hard to do. This floating house makes it a little bit easier.
We recently introduced you to the creative high school students who spent countless hours creating one-of-a-kind prom apparel in hopes of earning scholarship prizes. Meet the winners!
Starnet® Worldwide’s flooring design competition celebrates 18 years of commercial flooring design excellence and craftsmanship.
A facility's lobby is one of the most critical areas to design properly from a security standpoint.
Grassroots organization was founded by top design companies to protect consumers against counterfeits.
Combine your love for the building arts with a putter, ball, and one-of-a-kind mini-golf course designed by some of the region’s most creative architects, construction firms, urban planners, and designers.
Approach this chair too quickly, and you won't have a very comfortable seat.
Three primary issues are linked in the minds of facilities professionals, and a change in behavior and more education are needed in order to change these perceptions.
After three straight months of improving conditions, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) fell nearly three points.
PTD (or safety through design) is defined as the integration of hazard analysis and risk assessment methods early in the design and engineering stages and taking the actions necessary so risks of injury or damage are prevented.
Rochus Jacob was awarded the first prize for his Murakami Chair which incorporates technology into the skids of the chair to run an OLED light—thereby powering an attached reading lamp with energy generated from its own rocking motion.