Attain Selected as Cadillac Fairview’s National Office Telecom Riser Management Provider

After a rigorous RFP process, Attain was chosen to provide Telecom Riser Management services for Cadillac Fairview’s (CF) commercial office portfolio in Canada.   The national multi-year contract allows Attain to leverage its proprietary AIM process – a unique approach ensuring customized needs with continuous evaluation and improvement.  AIM – Attain’s Intelligent Management program is […]

The Common Ground Between Architects, Interior Designers, and Technology

“If two or three agree on a common purpose, nothing is impossible.” — Jim Rohn      We could not agree more.     Great spaces start with great goals. As technology consultants, we share a common purpose with our architect and interior design partners to create spaces that meet the goals of our clients. While each […]

Real Estate 2.0 – Starting with the needs of the buildings AND the teams that manage them

  As part of our ongoing consultations with the real estate sector, we have been meeting with national portfolios and individual buildings to understand what challenges and opportunities they face, and how technology can support the short and long-term visions for their properties. For many, requirements are evolving, and quickly.        While many requirements […]

Three Legged Stools

The case for the 3-legged stool in building design    What does a three-legged stool have to do with successful buildings project?   The three-legged stool is an old business model worth revisiting. It is the idea that a project is supported by three main “legs.”  Each leg needs to be equally strong otherwise the […]

Carrots vs. Sticks

Managing the return to work  The office is no longer the only place to do work. For many, the early days of working remotely were bumpy to say the least as we collectively figured out makeshift workstations in our homes, sharing bandwidth with family, and navigating the myriad of video conferencing tools. For many if […]

Destination: Workplace

Absence can make the heart grow fonder. It can also provide the distance required to see things from the proper perspective.  Since early 2020 many of us have been on a roller coaster of mixed feelings about our work locations. Many of us have simultaneously loved and hated the hybrid and work from home scenarios […]

Consult Smart. Build Smart. (5 Reasons to Add a Specialized Consultant to the Team)

We’ve all had that client.   The one who has pages of dreams and requests but doesn’t really understand what it takes to make them happen. To bring them to life. They want a building that’s smart, that’s collaborative and tech-savvy, yet don’t believe they need to invest in the expertise and behind-the-scenes work to […]

Starting With The Needs of The Building AND The Teams That Manage Them

As part of our ongoing consultations with the real estate sector, we have been meeting with national portfolios and individual building owners to understand what challenges and opportunities they face, and how technology can support the short- and long-term visions for their properties. For many, requirements are evolving, and quickly.        While many requirements […]

Meet The Fourth Utility – Structured Cabling

  The initiative to make buildings more comfortable, environmentally responsible, and cost-efficient is cementing structured cabling as the 4th utility. The following paragraphs will demonstrate how well-designed structured cabling systems have a positive impact on building operating expenses, building life cycle costs, and the productivity of the organizations occupying those buildings.    Increasing Productivity with Easy […]

Takeaways from BOMEX 2021 

Two people walking inside of a smart building

“Expect to Win”  On October 20 and 21 the BOMEX 2021 Virtual conference was held.  One of the keynote sessions was titled “Mental Health and Its Impact on Your Elite Team” hosted by Nick Nurse, Head Coach of the Toronto Raptors and hosted by Kerris Hougardy, Vice President, People at Ada.  Most readers would know about Nurse’s recent success, […]