incentives and programmes according to the WELL Building Standard V2
As a Principal Contractor it is our responsibility to work with the Client & Professional Team to gain an understanding of the design scope and how we can accommodate all requirements as we do construct wellbeing into the fabric of our environments.
With a significant rise and emphasis on wellbeing, there has been a major shift within the construction industry, not only does the workplace focus on the physical component of health, but also the emotional and social elements, as it is a place for employees to grow both professionally and personally promoting a positive attitude towards their work life and company culture.
Often key areas in the workplace get over looked, and may not be the prime features which stand out, but are usually in the background. Over recent weeks we have looked at 5 key areas which tie in with our wellness video together with relevant case studies:
1. Fresh Air
BREEAM accredited, we have experience in installing high quality ventilation systems which benefits the productivity of employees in the workplace. See our case study for Aberdeen Asset Management: artemisinteriors.com/project/aberdeen-asset-management-2/
2. Life Safety Systems
We fundamentally ensure all our projects adhere to the safety system regulations in order to have a safe and secure workplace for all employees and guests. As is the case with all live occupied environments, a stringent plan has to be adhered to throughout the project, alongside a compliant installation of Life Safety Systems. See our case study: www.artemisinteriors.com/project/business-growth-fund/. There was a prerequisite that included sprinklers, alarms, smoke detection and fire rated compartments.
As Principal Contractors we ensure our projects are designed to align with the recommended lighting products by the M&E consultants as well as the Architect. NTT Europe is a great example https://lnkd.in/de9F6bR , demonstrating various lighting options three floors, with lighting control, daylight sensors which are environmentally friendly, and the lights can be dimmed whether the meeting rooms are being utilised or not. The alternative lighting manufacturers: Fagerhult, Thorn Voyager and Whitecroft help towards the positive impact of lighting for employees and visitors improving performance in different environments.
4. Active Furnishings
With new ways of flexible working, employees have the choice of where and how to work effectively. If the office has different ways of demonstrating active workstations whether that be, stand up desks, cool break out areas, booths and gyms, it will encourage movement, whilst supporting health and boosting physical well-being. By having a distinctive balance between sitting and standing, employees have the option to take breaks from their desks with a change of scenery as well as a facility for collaborative team sessions in the booths.
Click below to view the full case studies:
NTT Data: https://lnkd.in/dkuJs-W#
5. Easy Access
Did you know 7 million people of working age in the UK are disabled or have a health condition (Gov.uk, 2018). Is your workplace suitable for all? The workplace design can have a profound effect on people, not only does it mean having easy access throughout the office, but the building itself is prominently a key factor. All employees should feel comfortable and be able to engage within the workplace at ease without any restrictions. Our recently completed 35,000 sq ft CAT B Design & Build for AmTrust demonstrates all these aspects, with:
View the full case study: artemisinteriors.com/project/amtrust-2/
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