Creating office comfort with building design and construction
By Scott Hamele, DBIA President and founder of Construction DesignWorks, LLC and Nationwide Commercial Inspections, LLC
Often architects and employers look past the key factors in office comfort during building design and construction. The designer and business remodeling contractor concentrate on the finishes such as paint colors, types of wall covering, and placement of carpet and tile. Albeit these are perhaps the most important aspects of the overall office workplace, however, there are three key factors that will greatly enhance the employee and user experience.
Factors to keep in mind during building design and construction Acoustics
High-performance partitions (http://www.hufcor.com/
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system design of conditioned air ventilation and movement, outdoor air intake, temperature, collection of contaminants and particles, levels of humidity as well as volatile organic compound (VOC) control are not only required by the International Building Code (IBC), (https://codes.iccsafe.org/
Lighting quality (https://www.iald.org/
Human health, well-being and efficiency are vital and are obtained by proper acoustics, good air quality and visual relief. By paying close attention to these three factors, high-quality office comfort in building design and construction can be attained.
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