New Technology Available When Designing an Office
The largest expense when businesses expand is having to set up the actual working space for them. A lot of people built in drywalled walls and mini offices for employees, but as needs change and the company grows, this is not cost effective in the long run. I am very pro modular furniture for that reason.
I got the chance to view the Green Learning Center (NOT showroom) at Dirtt (which stands for Do It Right This Time), a Calgary based commercial design and and manufacturing company. What an amazing company for thinking outside of the box. Literally. Basically? They can provide everything for inside your space. Raised floors to hide electrical wiring, power, walls, doors, cabinets, work spaces, you name it, they can make it. If you have something you have dreamed about, I am pretty sure they would make it happen, just to see it happen.
What I like about Dirtt? The company oozes culture and personality from top to bottom. Employees have no titles, and instead call themselves dirttbags.
More importantly, Dirtt has a major focus on the environment and sustainability. They incorporate recycled materials such as denim insulation. The DIRTT walls are adaptable, able to be configured and technology smart, saving the waste from the landfill. The lead time is the shortest I have ever heard of in the industry. About 2 weeks, from ordering to installation. Amazing.
Innovation, sustainability, efficient, and best of all, beautiful.