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Wayfinding through a facility can be enhanced with intentional choices of varied hues.


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Wayfinding through a facility can be enhanced with intentional choices of varied hues.

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Wayfinding: Guide The Way With Color

Wayfinding through a facility can be enhanced with intentional choices of varied hues.

Why Flexible, Open Office Furniture Is Vital For Quickly Growing Companies

When done right, an open office can help the financial health of a business, and also enhance productivity and engagement for its hardworking employees.

Facility Executive | December 2019 Issue

The December 2019 Issue looks at HVAC, smart building technology, and the building envelope. Plus green restrooms and wayfinding with color.

XLERATOR Hand Dryers Offer Longer Life, 7-year Warranty

Excel Dryer products now offer 50% longer life and an industry-leading 7-year warranty, without an increase in the list price.

Staying Safe On A Mezzanine

There are various precautions you can take to maintain a safe and secure mezzanine environment, from installing the right equipment to providing comprehensive training.

Best Practices For Winter Carpet Care Challenges

A look at some typical winter carpet woes, along with recommendations to keep carpet looking its best during the year’s coldest months, courtesy of Whittaker. 

An Historic Arena Renovation

In Kansas City, MO, HyVee Arena’s modern, multi-level sports complex repurposes an historic, single-story building.

Did You Miss Our “Optimized Connectivity For Changing Office Spaces” Webinar?

View this free video webinar to examine the challenges for power and data placement in open plan offices and see examples of high-powered workstations that pair raceways with simple furnishings.​

How Biophilic Design Impacts Wellness

Healthcare facilities that use biophilic design principles like installing a circadian lighting system can improve patient outcomes and reduce staff stress.

Commercial Robot Vacuum Sweeper, Whiz, Launched In North America

Whiz has already put its innovation to work in commercial spaces across the country this year in pilots at airports, hotels, offices, campuses, and more. 

Office Power Goes Undercover

An office remodel at Crowley Maritime Corporation in Florida brought in the next generation of cable management.

Friday Funny: Public Goes Wild Over Nashville Zoo Restroom

Cintas Corporation has named Nashville Zoo in Nashville, TN the winner of its 2019 America’s Best Restroom® contest.

VARIDESK® Debuts Privacy Booth To Provide Personal Focus Space

The VARIDESK Privacy Booth offers a retreat for focus work, personal phone calls and other matters requiring greater quiet and confidentiality in collaborative environments.

Friday Funny: Welcome To The Dollhouse

Should your office be a home away from home? A new collection of office furniture inspired by the board game Monopoly takes the goal of a comfy, fun workplace to a new level.

Moerings USA To Represent GSky Living Green Wall Systems

Moerings USA will represent GSky® living green wall systems with architects, landscape architects, and developers in the upper Midwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic U.S.

Fixing The Fish Bowl

In keeping with the architecture and engineering firm’s practice of using the latest products, CSHQA solved a small meeting room’s acoustic and lighting issues with Focal Point’s Seem 1 Acoustic system.

Don’t Stall: Voting For America’s Best Restroom Ends Friday!

You can still cast your vote in Cintas' annual contest that recognizes businesses that invest in clean, creative, and memorable public restrooms.

Children’s Hospital Opens New Bone Marrow Transplant And Cellular Therapies Unit

The eight-room unit at Atrium Health's Levine Children's Hospital features a specialized air filtration system that allows vulnerable patients to leave their rooms.

Woman’s Hospital Invests In Electrostatic Disinfection System

The Clorox® Total 360® System allows Baton Rouge's leading women's specialty hospital to protect patients from illness-causing pathogens and keep infection rates low.

The Top 6 Benefits Of An Office Relocation

Although office relocation can be an unwelcome distraction for some employees, moving your office can result in a more comfortable, productive, and appealing space for all.

Dallas Architecture Organizations Merge Into New Space

The American Institute of Architects' and Architecture and Design Foundation's Texas-size project inspires local Dallas architecture and design community.

The Time Has Come To Pick Your Favorite Potty!

Whether located in a restaurant, airport, or zoo, this year's 10 finalists in Cintas' America’s Best Restroom Contest go above and beyond to provide unique and clean facilities for guests. 

Watts Introduces Pronto! Adjustable Floor Drains

The new Pronto!™ line of adjustable floor drains from Watts provides ease of installation and simple leveling for all floor finishes.

Friday Funny: Feeling Groovy?

HGTV has restored the beloved Brady Bunch house to its groovy 1970s glory and is giving fans a chance to “live like a Brady.”

Chicago’s Willis Tower Unveils Lobby Sculpture

The sculpture by Jacob Hashimoto features a nearly 16-foot tall and 42-foot wide cloud built from nearly 7,000, nine-inch individual kite-like disks.

New Acoustical Tile For Curved Walls By Turf

Vertical channels carved into the surface of Tubular allow it to flex to fit a cylindrical or curved wall down to 12 inches in diameter.

Employees Prefer Variety When It Comes To Office Space

Workers prefer personal, private office space, but varied office types — including both collaborative and quiet spaces — help them be as productive as possible.

Duality Of Workplace Design Strategy

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

Adaptive Reuse Creates New Healthcare Facility

In Moorestown, NJ, designing a cancer care center included both existing and new elements.

Physical Activity, Sustainable Materials Create Healthy Residence Halls

Residence halls can be designed to promote physical activity and healthy habits, while using healthy materials and building systems to provide a healthy environment.

Getting A Grip On Floor Maintenance Costs And Safety Risks

Keeping dirt and grime out of your facility starts with installing the right entrance mat. Here's why having the proper walk-off is critical to safety and savings.

A Fresh Look At Green Cleaning

With sustainability in mind, here are two facility cleaning materials to look at anew.

Historic Bell Tower Restored At Little Rock, AR Church 

Restoration experts with Western Specialty Contractors used a stippling method to match the bell tower's original terra cotta appearance.

New Restroom Occupancy Indicator Viewable From Multiple Locations

The new Parent/Child restroom light from Heads Up Lock Co. offers the same features as existing models, but is geared specifically for viewing in two or more locations.

Co-workers Are Biggest Distraction In Open Offices

A new survey finds Gen Z employees are most productive when working around noise, while Baby Boomers need quiet to get work done.

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.

Employees Would Choose Job Happiness Over A Bigger Paycheck

Most employees in France, Germany, and the U.K. work in open office layouts; the U.S. is slightly behind with 30% working in private offices and 25% in open floor plans.

Friday Funny: Music Classroom Gets A Tune Up

Victoria Sundberg, a music teacher at Lake Marion Elementary in Lakeville, MN, is the first-ever winner of Atmosphere Commercial Interiors' FLIP Your Classroom contest.

Live Moss Wellness Walls From Verdure

Using biomimicry, the Moss Walls system uses flowing water, misters, fans, and specialized lighting to create an idyllic environment for live moss... and a healthy workplace.

Flexible Furniture Revives Office

An office redesign at Victory Renewables, LLC in Southlake, TX has improved employee comfort and collaboration.

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