Workplace-Corporate Design


Interior Designers Make the Case for Sustainable Facility Management

Christopher HodgesChristopher Hodges, P.E., CFM, IFMA Fellow
Available CEUs: 0.2 Basic
Designation: Health/Safety/Welfare (HSW)
Subject Index: Design Specialties: Corporate (4.1)

Many business leaders would agree that "incrementalism" just doesn't work in today's competitive environment. As a result, employees are forced to deal with more rapid and dramatic changes than in the past. The workplace environment has evolved over time in response to the changes we've experienced to date. Yet some would say—due to the accelerated rate of change, emerging trends, and perplexing human capital challenges—that incremental improvements in workplace design will be gravely insufficient to keep pace with organizational complexity in the future.
 


Critical Influence Design™: Creating a Sustainable Platform for Change

Diane StegmeierDiane Stegmeier
Available CEUs: 0.2 Basic
Designation: Health/Safety (HS)
Subject Index: Design Specialties: Corporate (4.1)

Many business leaders would agree that "incrementalism" just doesn't work in today's competitive environment. As a result, employees are forced to deal with more rapid and dramatic changes than in the past. The workplace environment has evolved over time in response to the changes we've experienced to date. Yet some would say—due to the accelerated rate of change, emerging trends, and perplexing human capital challenges—that incremental improvements in workplace design will be gravely insufficient to keep pace with organizational complexity in the future.
 


The New ADA Guidelines: What you need to know!

Donna KirbyDonna Kirby, FASID
Available CEUs: 0.2 Basic
Designation: Health/Safety/Welfare (HSW)
Subject Index: Codes & Standards: Barrier Free/ADA (6.1)

The focus for this class is on ADA Guidelines and ANSI A117.1 for building interiors. This class covers the changes that were made with the Revision of the Americans With Disabilities Act, July 2004, and compares it to the ANSI documents that are part of the 2006 International Building Code. It covers a brief history of accessible building codes and the general building blocks needed for updated reach ranges, restroom clearances, and signage. The new ADA format is also reviewed and discussed along with the inclusion of the Architectural Barriers Act. The class explains which jurisdictions have already adopted the new ADA guidelines, which rules can be used immediately without adoption and which will have to wait for the adoption of the building codes. If you do government design work or use the International Building Code 2003 or 2006, this class is a must.