Our team had the opportunity to attend this year NeoCon – one of the most recognized trade shows in the commercial design industry. We had the opportunity to meet with our partners to get the scoop on the newest products. Take a look!
Focal Point: Transform the workplace into a destination of choice.
Focal Point: Residential Inspired Spaces
Focal Point: Hospitality at Work–presents a new way of thinking about the office and a more welcoming way to work.
Focal Point: Build the perfect interior space for what you need now –– and whatever the future brings.
DIRTT interior solutions help you create an environment that elevates academic performance and outcomes. The relationship between the built environment and the way we interact within is complex, especially in learning environments. Now more than ever, educators and students want to shape the look of their environment and how it functions. To enable that, user requirements are considered right from the start and are integrated at all stages of the design process. The result is a space that seamlessly supports the needs of diverse groups with acoustics management, integrated technology, ample natural light, writable surfaces and anything else you need.
Clean, Fast Construction
Meet your tightest build schedules during holidays and breaks. Our solutions arrive ready for quick-connect, tilt-up construction so you can welcome students back to a fresh space.
Cost Competitive and Cost Certainty
We are competitive with the first cost of a conventionally built interior space. Conventional builders spend approximately 70 percent of your budget on labor, contingencies, fees, and conditions, with the remaining 30 percent on materials.
Get the pricing and schedule predictability you require. We use ICE® 3D design and specification software to determine the exact cost of your project as you design your space. When your plan is finalized, so is your quote. With this approach, we eliminate the costly uncertainties, including scheduling delays and material slippage, that drives up costs on traditional builds.
All components can be disassembled, moved and reconfigured quickly without dust, delay or design constraints. Current project needs are met from the beginning and you can be confident the space will adapt to any situation with ease, at any time, without compromising performance.
Purchasing the right furnishings can make a difference in creating positive and efficient learning environments. Manufacturers such as National and KI, offer a complete range of products covering the full needs of teaching institutions, from the reception area to interactive learning stations and computer labs. All components are designed to meet your requirements in terms of ergonomics, flexibility and the integration of new technologies.
When it comes to creating a fluid, tech-savvy, and collaborative learning space consider the following solutions:
The wide range of options provides flexibility and functionality making it easier to adapt to different teaching approaches.
Tables & Seating Solutions
Fold Tables by National
Move tables together to collaborate or apart for focus time, or move them out-of-the-way entirely.
Solution highlight: durable casters and flip/nest capabilities allow users to reconfigure with ease.
Essay Seating by National
From classrooms to informal settings, Essay is prepared and ready to perform in any situation. Easily hang a bag or backpack on the chevron-shaped back and feel comfortable that it won’t end up on the floor.
Solution highlights: The optional double pivoting tablet arm offers a non-handed dual work zone allowing users to swivel the worksurface into the perfect location. Add an optional upholstered seat cushion to any Essay model for extra comfort.
Ruckus by KI
Ruckus innovative seating promotes student movement and lets users choose how they relate to their learning spaces. The Ruckus collection fosters student engagement, enables a wide range of teaching styles and adapts to a variety of users and uses.
Solution Highlights: With Ruckus chairs, users can quickly and easily change from focused to collaborative work on the fly without the disruption of rearranging furniture. Seating is non-directional to improve sight lines, and the chair back is perch-able to facilitate tiered classrooms without the need for stools.
Interactive technologies are at the heart of the modern school. A collaborative classroom setting that enables easy integration of today’s and tomorrow’s technologies is essential in every campus.
The Right Tools
The Power Tower by National
This Power Tower is power hub that can be used in a variety of ways. Simply position it among a cluster of chairs or tables in a lounge, student center, or meeting area to provide 360 ̊ of power to a group of users.
Solution highlight: The power tower provides access to 9 power receptacles and 6 USB charging ports.
Connection Zone by KI
Connection Zone Screens move where you move. Spark creativity and facilitate collaboration with writable surfaces that create and define classroom zones. Screens can be used individually or ganged together for division of space, or to provide a larger canvas.
Solution highlights: A variety of insert materials are offered, from acrylic to steel, to tackable fabrics. Easel hooks support writing pads, while accessory trays give quick access to Collaborative tools and dry erase items.
In the ever-changing world of healthcare, we recognize the need for cost-effective, efficient facilities that serve the patient needs, satisfy government regulations, and offer productive spaces for today’s healthcare professionals.
Manufacturers of healthcare furnishings are focused on creating products that are durable, sustainable, and affordable and yet full of style and comfort. Today we are highlighting three different spaces
WELCOME AREAS | Feel at home
Delgado by National
This seating collection offers components that are stunning so that together they embody spectacular design. Delgado’s plush comfort and unconventional beauty accentuate its design, while the bent plywood back offers angular appeal.
Solution highlight: Its clean lines and crisp details are enveloped by rich wood or tailored upholstery to create a versatile seating collection.
QUIET SPACES| Function and Sophistication
Zola Privacy provides a unique level of comfort for higher-back modular seating: a supportive contour that’s been specifically designed to make extended sitting a pleasurable and healthy experience.
Solution highlight: Made to withstand the rigors of heavy use, including bariatric applications, with features such as removable and replaceable upholstery covers, so covers can be cleaned, repaired or replaced as required; modular construction allows damaged components to be easily replaced, and allows for complete cleaning and disinfecting of each unit.
PATIENT CARE| Distinctive and Diverse
Meadow by Kimball Health
Meadow is a holistic family of recliners designed for human needs within the healing environment.
Solution highlight: Fit for all patient body types and sizes, Meadow offers comfort, smooth motion, and features that support spatial efficiency in a variety of applications
“Modularity, Flexibility and Adaptability are the future of all environments but especially healthcare.”
– Aneetha McLellan, Director of Kimball Health Sales, Design, and Innovation.
At this year Healthcare Design Conference in Orlando, Florida, Kimball Healthcare unveiled their new healthcare design vision with new products as well as “new mindsets to support and challenge today’s healthcare spaces.”
Let’s take a look at the innovative new introductions:
Alterna – Supporting the Full Facility
Modular | Flexible | Adaptable |
Ideal for lounge and waiting spaces, registration, nurse stations, infusion bays, in-room solutions, cafes, administrative areas and more.
Wilder – Design, Simplistic Scale, Comfort and Durability
Wilder is a lounge and guest seating family that is small in scale with aesthetic detailing, while still having a very generous and comfortable seat.
Pairings Health – Changing the Way We Wait
Adaptable | Comfortable |Tailored Solutions
Ideal for privacy room, family alcoves, open café, as well as small group huddle space.
Few products on the market today can give you the results that DIRTT delivers. By using the latest technology, the ICE® software, the design team can assist you in exploring and modifying your design in real-time 3D.
The ICE® software is “a video game for design – with brains for business. “
ICE® software provides graphical, interactive exploration of your design. The process is very simple:
As your visions are rendered, you are able to view in 3D how your space is going to look. The advantages of this approach are very simple: everyone is on the same page and understands the big picture.
Once all the details have been finalized, your design is instantly calculated into the parts, pieces, connections, and pricing.
When everything is ready, the information goes to the DIRTT factory where your vision is precisely manufactured without human interpretation.
Here are some examples of completed projects:
Another way DIRTT is using technology to bring your project to reality is with the recent introduction of ICE Reality ™ which is built on DIRTT’s ICE® software. A BIM tool that captures material, pricing, engineering, manufacturing, and installation information for every aspect of an interior construction project. The ICEreality app takes that functionality and blends it into a social, mobile and immersive virtual reality world that mirrors the ICE design file.
ICEreality is available in the App Store and is compatible with iPhone 6s or newer, running iOS11. Users without a connection to DIRTT’s ICE software can explore the app’s preloaded DIRTT timber frame demo file. For the full experience with ICE software, contact us to try it in person.
Kore® by Kimball Office was designed for working and living no matter how workers are situated, eliminating barriers to help people stay better connected to their work and each other. In the workplace, people need flexibility. KORE offers a single source for many destinations. Though simple in form, KORE is substantial in function, providing configurability that supports human needs.
KORE’s design is simple yet timeless and blends seamlessly into endless scenarios.
± Kore Offers All You Need To Be Inspired and Productive.
KORE gives people a proper place to gather, chat, and engage—effectively and without taking up too much space
Divide space as needed while keeping your space feeling minimal, light, and airy.
KORE focuses on simplicity and does not distract, keeping users focused on the task at hand. With technology proficiency, it provides a scalable solution to support today’s work environment.
± In the workplace, people need flexibility. KORE offers a single source for many destinations.
Made for what workers need— a shared space for work and comfortable retreats for moments alone.
KORE blends well with lounge seating for a setting that’s casual, comfortable, and cohesive
Want to learn more about how we can help you with your next project?
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With an eye on reducing costs, organizations often evaluate the purchase of used furnishings for their new workplaces. While used furniture savings may appear considerable, buyers must take into account a series of underlying factors in their decision making process.
This great infographic will give you some insightful ideas when considering buying furniture.
A visual summary of the Knoll Research paper “New versus Used: What to Consider When Evaluating Furniture Options.”
It can be challenging for companies to transition from a private office workplace into an open space work environment. A significant number of workers do not know what to expect. Moreover, they may not how to handle the difficult situations that often arise in open office environments. That is why it is extremely important for companies to develop a clear path for a smooth transition and to provide each employee with the necessary tools to alleviate possible anxieties. This new research prepared by one of our favorite manufacturers outlines in very simple terms how we can easily implement a program that will benefit the whole organization.
“By improving collaboration and communication, flattening hierarchies and eliminating siloes, open environments can catalyze the innovation businesses seek.”
“Workstyles have changed and so has the workforce. No longer is the workplace population comprised of just resident employees who are on-site full-time. Today, a network of mobile employees, remote workers, part-time employees, contract workers and consultants work collaboratively across disciplines in teams and tasks that shift as frequently as their projects.”