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Workplace design is yet to nail the productivity issue

Whilst UK workers are happier with their office environment than ever before, the findings of Savills latest What Workers Want report has revealed that office design is still hindering worker productivity. What Workers Want shows significant increases in workers reporting ...

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Behind closed doors

Sara Kassam, Head of Sustainability Development at CIBSE, explores the contribution of maintenance and engineering to creating healthy internal environments Too hot, too cold, too stuffy, too bright, too dim…we’ve all experienced spaces that just don’t feel right. The amount ...

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New Altro Orchestra earns gold star at primary school

Brand new Altro Orchestra soft vinyl flooring is proving a big hit with pupils at The Lanner Primary School, in Cornwall, who have reported a significant improvement in acoustics and comfort. The Acting Head Teacher, said: “We are always looking ...

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Meet and greet

Receptions are evolving to meet the changing needs of today’s office buildings. But there’s still a long way to go Just as changing workspaces reflect the changing nature of organisations, receptions are becoming more than a waiting area where a ...

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Shhh! Jacksons Fencing’s guide to managing noise pollution is out 

Jacksons Fencing has issued its latest guide, Managing Noise Pollution, for landscape architects, urban planners, exterior designers and others involved in the specification of external physical perimeters. A recent study found that those who live in noisy cities are more ...

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New study reveals workplace design is failing knowledge workers

A new study commissioned by Sodexo in partnership with Quora Consulting has revealed the crucial factors affecting productivity, engagement and retention in the knowledge worker sector, one of the UK’s biggest and fastest growing employment sectors. According to the in-depth study ...

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The importance of being committed to the health of employees

With health and wellbeing critically affecting today’s society, economy and quality of life, it is important that employers understand the importance of being committed to the health of employees. Here, Mark Bauer, environment specialist at Forbo Flooring Systems, discusses how ...

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Knauf’s artful expertise speeds Merseyside college build

Technical support and acoustic expertise from Knauf has enabled architects BDP and contractor Vinci to deliver a school that provides an exciting mix of learning environments and social spaces despite being built to a tight budget. Built on a budget ...

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Getting inside wellbeing

If you run a business and employ people, staff wellbeing should be your top priority. If you fail to give it the attention it deserves, morale, productivity and your profitability is likely to suffer. But what defines wellbeing and why ...

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It’s all about acoustics

The importance of good acoustics is often underestimated and it can be difficult to establish a direct, data-based relation between acoustics and labour productivity. This is the topic for a new white paper published by Hunter Douglas, manufacturers of window ...

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