Design

Resource pages for "Design"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


ADA compliance

ADA Design Feature: Accessibility And Facilities

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.
wayfinding

Designing For Wayfinding

Guiding facility occupants helps to provide both comfort and safety.
Interface flooring

Designing For Distance

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.
Duck Tape Prom Contest

Friday Funny: Duct Tape Prom Fashion Still Sticking Around

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.
workplace design strategy

Duality Of Workplace Design Strategy

When it comes to workplace design strategy, consider the evolution in emerging big data design versus the traditional approach.
Escher

Friday Funny: Escherian Stairway To Nowhere

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.
SILQ office chair

Steelcase Introduces SILQ Office Chair

The company’s materials science breakthrough led to an all-new chair design that intuitively responds to human movement without the use of mechanisms.

Friday Funny: Gimme Cat Shelter

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.
prom fashions

Friday Funny: Drum Roll Please…

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.
construction

Improving Building Projects

Three ways for facility project managers to control construction costs — and obtain quality results.
housing

Friday Funny: Prenuptial Housing

Breaking up is hard to do. This floating house makes it a little bit easier.
duct tape prom

Friday Funny: Meet The Duct Tape Prom Champs

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!
flooring design

2016 Flooring Design Award Winners Named

Starnet® Worldwide’s flooring design competition celebrates 18 years of commercial flooring design excellence and craftsmanship.

Designing Lobbies For Good Security

A facility's lobby is one of the most critical areas to design properly from a security standpoint.
Be Original Americas

Be Original Americas Launched March 14, 2014

Grassroots organization was founded by top design companies to protect consumers against counterfeits.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Mulligans On The Mall!

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.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Watch Out For The Wild Chair

Approach this chair too quickly, and you won't have a very comfortable seat.

Survey Points To Efficiency Hurdles In Healthcare Facilities

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.

Lack Of Credit Plaguing Design Industry

After three straight months of improving conditions, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) fell nearly three points.

ASSE's Prevention Through Design Standard Initiative

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.

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