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, […]

Beyond the bricks. How technology will lead tenant experience.

Our experience economy has prompted a shift in Real Estate from the buildings to the people that occupy them. Tenant experience is and will continue to be at the center of what will make – or break – the success of a building. For much of the past 25 years, tenant experience has been focused […]

Q&A with Brad Couse, Attain’s Audio-Visual Technology Expert with a Heart.

Brad Couse, Attain’s Vice-President of Audio-Visual Systems, shares his insights on how audio-visual systems have the power to transport people and foster collaboration. Q: You seem like you live and breathe technology. What drives you when you’re not in the office? A: I do love technology, but beyond that, I am passionate about learning how […]

Pre-Design

This is when the table is being set. The preliminary budget is being developed, the scope of the project is discussed and honed, and the major shareholders and end users are identified. This is where the big ideas can begin to percolate and excitement builds.

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Determining Budget

Scope Assessment

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