Space Use

  • Shared Office Space for Physicians and Clinicians

    1-14-2015

    The renovated OB-GYN academic offices at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) eliminate private offices in favor of shared desks and open concept space, to accommodate a planned 20 percent staff increase while decreasing total departmental square footage.

  • Optimizing Facility Operations Without Building New Spaces

    1-7-2015

    Facility managers can achieve optimal performance by “sweating their assets”—making existing assets work harder—through a careful analysis of what factors contribute to the highest throughput and then undertaking initiatives that will help them reach those goals.

  • Time-based Migration Plan Achieves Cost Avoidance for Wells Fargo

    11-12-2014

    Aiming to exit two leased facilities, backfill an owned building, and reunite departmental groups, Wells Fargo Bank successfully completed a two-year restack, consisting of approximately 40 projects that moved about 5,000 employees and touched roughly 1.1 million sf in seven Charlotte, N.C., faci

  • Wexford Science & Technology, LLCWexford's @4240 Building

    10-29-2014

    The three-story, 183,000-sf “@4240” building—originally constructed in 1948 as a telephone handset factory—provides flexible tenant solutions, including customized labs for both large- and small-molecule research; dry labs for electronic, medical device, or software research; and modern office space.

  • Facility Space Planning with the Help of Big Data

    10-29-2014

    With an overwhelming amount of space data—collected from and managed by RFID chips, space utilization models, visual schedule maps, BIM—the best outcomes increasingly rely on the ability to analyze, distill, and communicate that information, according to Jeff Funovits and Alex Wing, principals wi

  • KPIs and Metrics that Achieve Space Management Cost Savings

    10-8-2014

    GlaxoSmithKline recently engaged Computerized Facility Integration (CFI) to develop an executive reporting dashboard that will give leaders the ability to track key performance indicators (KPIs) that help identify organizational opportunities and missteps.

  • Interprofessional Resource Sharing at Academic Medical Facilities

    10-1-2014

    As health science education becomes increasingly interprofessional, the design of academic medical facilities is changing to reflect this new type of learning. Collaboration is the cornerstone of interprofessional medicine, as health care providers strive to offer the best patient care.

  • Flexible Lab Design Based on Researcher "Phenotype"

    9-17-2014

    Though it sounds counter-intuitive, trying to customize flexibility in research spaces may actually inhibit the intended outcome in the long term, according to Niraj Dangoria, associate dean of facilities planning and management at Stanford School of Medicine, and David Bendet, associate principa

  • An Adaptable Core Platform Offers Scientific and Financial Advantages

    9-10-2014

    High-performance core facilities, spurred by proliferating cross-disciplinary investigations and technological advances, can benefit from the long-standing focus on flexibility that has generated so many design efficiencies in the traditional research lab, says Randy Kray, senior vice president a

  • Unassigned Seating and No Offices at GSK’s Corporate Office

    9-3-2014

    With no private offices or assigned seats, not even for top executives, employees at GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) corporate office at the Philadelphia Navy Yard work in a variety of work settings.